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Complaint Review: Child Protective Services - Dallas,Tx.

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  • Submitted: Sun, September 02, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, December 21, 2011

  • Reported By:duncanville Texas
Child Protective Services - Dallas,Tx.
8700 N.Stemmons Dallas,Tx. 75247 Dallas, Texas U.S.A.

Child Protective Services - Dallas, Tx.Child Protective Services Child Protective Services - Falsified Drug Test To KidNapp My Children! Dallas Texas

*Consumer Comment: Comment

*General Comment: cps in brownwood texas should be investigated

*Consumer Suggestion: ???

*Consumer Comment: How dare you judge her?!

*Consumer Suggestion: I use to be in the Dallas "CPS SYSTEM"..... HORRIBLE experience! The ways they treated me!

*Consumer Comment: Sorry To Hear About This

*Consumer Comment: Lie to us some more about Adoption Bonuses

*Consumer Comment: Just Facts!!

*Consumer Comment: Gretchen, Nicole, Pull your heads out of the sand!

*Author of original report: Why do people judge so wrongfully and quickly?

*Consumer Comment: How

*Author of original report: Why so Quick to JUDGE?!

*Consumer Comment: Your still guilty in CPS's eyes when You ARE INNOCENT!

*Consumer Comment: Well

*UPDATE Employee: CPS stealing children.

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CPS is falsifing drug test to take children out of loving homes, and I know this cause it has happened to my family.

In June 2007, my oldest comes forward with information on her daddy had been touching her. I was in shock of finding out this news, and made a doctors appointment for her the following day. After the visit with our doctor, she wanted to talk to my daughter alone for a minute. Let me stop here for just a minute, ok, my oldest is mentally challanged and for her to discribe all what has happen and know that it is not her fault, amazes me truely to be proud of her. Ok, doctor comes out and tells me there is no physical eviedence, but my daughter told her what she had told me. Well I am informed that CPS will have to be called, and I said fine lets get something done about this.

Well one week later and still no CPS! As if all could not get any worse it does, my youngest was placed on the bed by me so as to be able to catch my son. My son had grabbed an object and made an attempt to get out of my bedroom with it. I had only stepped just a few feet from the bed and only a few seconds. To my horror ,when I turned around, my youngest daughter was on the floor crying. Oh how could I have let her fall, I checked her over and saw that she appeared to be fine. I gave her a bath to soothe her and prepare her for bed, and upon getting her dressed afterwards I notice light bruising of her right knee. I also notice that when touched she would start to cry again. My fiancee agreed to stay home with the other children and get them to bed so I could go to the ER.

After being looked over by a doctor, I was shocked to hear she had broken her leg just below the knee and above the knee. The next morning while my oldest talked with detectives on the sexual abuse allegations, I am questioned by a CPS investigator. Nothing is mentioned about the sexual abuse, and all he wants to know is about the baby breaking her leg. The investigator was still in the room when detectives came in and told me due to her not staying on one subject (mentally challanged) that she was lying.

That evening we are told we could not leave the office until we submitt a oral fluid drug test. Ok, no problem! My fiancee's test falls apart at the end, and all in all the test took about 25mins.

Now after reaserching the test online, I discover our test were done inncorectly. This is why my fiancee's came back with a false positive. Also weird how fiancee is on probation for meth and has been clean for over two years, and did all the classes ordered of him. Not even my ex- husband has had to do a drug test, and he is the drug addict. My ex is also the one helping to put case against me so he wont have to pay child support.

At the end of June 2007, CPS removes children due to false positive drug test, and my CPS history, which all cases have been ruled out due to no findings. After two weeks, we went to our first hearing, I could not believe that CPS was shutting the sexual abuse case and giving her dad temp custody. The other four were placed into foster care, at least that is what they tell me. I only know about my babies on Wensday's @11am-12pm. Texas Foster Care is maxed out, and there are news reports of CPS placing children in motels and CPS offices!

Is anyone in Dallas Co. Tx, who wants to stop them from abusing our children? I ask of serious responses only please. I am wanting to reform the Tx. Child Protective Services, and stop them from taking children out of loving homes, such as my children. Together we can make it happen.

Mamakisses2905
duncanville, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Kathy N - ()

I would just like to say this is a well written article about CPS. They are in need of a reform and fast I agree that they are a lot of children that died under their protection. Although, they had helped and prevent many deaths there are still many flaws within the system from training the staff down to cases overload. RIP to all the children that had died under their protection. The part about children like Akeem oats, Krystal scurry, and the kids that died in the file are preventable if CPS intervene or didn't intervene in some cases. the children are the ones whom suffers the most there must be changes!
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#2 General Comment

cps in brownwood texas should be investigated

AUTHOR: jeanie kersey - (United States of America)

to the cps worker who left comment about little girls broken leg yes your answer was great ,however all cps workers are not doing there jobs properly one worker in question works in brownwood she investigated a case against a loved one and i had many concerns at this moment there will be an appeal my daughter was tricked into signing a paper she had no clue what it really was only what she was told it was her parental rights my daughter of course dragged her feet like most young people do however my daughter was givin plans that cpsworker never helped her with she had a phc.eval done that clearly states disability the worker should have along with my daughters att should have he  lped her become competent  by getting proper services and proper attorney her civil rights have been violated i am a grandmother of these girls the fathers parents passed home study however cassa told me it wasnt in girls best interest because the other grandma only speaks spanish and they couldnt communicate i have there brother and he doesnt speak spanish but he communicates just fine and she nos what he wants further more everyone else in house does speak english  the worker from  cpsmany others have fumbled and very soon theres going to be agencys and lawyers to prove it however this is just a piece there is so much more it will all come out i dont understand why the judge didnt ask more questions about family
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AUTHOR: Donna - (U.S.A.)

Look, for a baby to break her leg not only above the knee but below also, combine that with the fact a Meth addict was involved in your home, on Probation, with a biological Father who's being accused of molestation by his mentally retarded daughter....Who in their right mind would leave children in a home like that? It sounds like a nightmare. Now I'm not saying that CPS doesn't lie, or doesn't have a hidden agenda or maybe they didn't like the color of their hair, but due to the scenario above, what else could they do? You're not going to get anything resolved here, trust me, until you stop blaming other people for a situation you placed your children into. The denial part about your fiancee is what's most disturbing. Why jump to believe your ex is a molester with no past track record of molestation yet jump to believe a Meth addict wasn't correctly positive for Meth when he HAS a record for it? Sounds like major Denial. Who would have a drug addict around children anyway? You say he's not using anymore but apparently he is. Is he worth more than your children? Seems so. Dump him and CPS will be much, much more likely to give you custody back. Are you positive your mentally challenged daughter was talking about her dad molesting her and not this Methhead???? Is your life better or worse off now, since you started being with him? Think about it.
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#4 Consumer Comment

How dare you judge her?!

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I also think that there is more to the story, but I do not think that you are a horrible mom. The guy called Stanley who commented needs to look at his own self and try to fix whatever problems he has because he has no right to say those kind of things to you. He is the bad, weak, and horrible person here for being so judgemental. period.

I am sure you were trying to be the best mother to your children. Your fiance could have a false positive due to medications as well, both prescription and over-the-counter. I would ask the judge to redo your drug tests to prove that y'all are not on drugs, especially since y'alls tests came up missing. The hair test would have been extremely accurate.

I advise you to take a good look at yourself and things around you and honestly see if your situation is suitable for 5 young children. I had a son 3 years ago at the age of 18 and had to let my parents have custody because I was living in a trailer with hardly no food and an abusive boyfriend whom I was terrified of. I sometimes wonder if I made the right decision, but I look at my son now and see a very happy, loved child and know that that was the best gift I could have given him- a stable, loving home.

Try everything you can to either get your kids back or in the best place they can be to see you whenever you want. But for them to put a child with the man accused of touching her I feel is completely absurd!! Just hearing that lets me know that they are conniving and obviously do not care about the children at all.

Best of luck to you and God Bless!! Please let us know if anything progresses!
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I use to be in the Dallas "CPS SYSTEM"..... HORRIBLE experience! The ways they treated me!

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AUTHOR: Stanley - (U.S.A.)

Mamakisses 2905,

The first red flag alert to your post is the fact that you live in Duncanville, Texas. That's no better than say, Donna, Texas, or Weslaco, Texas-both cities are in Hidalgo County and both Duncanville and Weslaco never seem to have a shortage of one thing-trailer park homes.

But let's get back to the issue at hand, shall we? Either you are living in denial, or you are way too stupid not to know who is really at fault here. First of all, you claim your mentally challenged daughter was sexually abused by your ex-husband. Why don't you question the girl again? The suspect is right there in your living room. It's that freeloading, welfare-cheating, drug-induced so-called Fiance of yours who's probably as guilty as sin. He did it.

And you and your live-in boyfriend, the closet pedophile have now been ordered to undergo mandatory drug tests by the county officials? Why? What do they suspect that you're not telling us? And yet you both tested positive for drug use? And you say the results aren't accurate? Oh, pleeeaaase!! Give me a break. Who's leg are you trying to pull here? I might have been born at night, but I wasn't born last night!

So, the Dallas County Child Protective Services are liars, then huh? What other lengths are you going to go through to keep from admitting the truth? You and he (yes, you too) had a relapse. Plain and simple. Your tattooed-covered, ear-pierced toothless scrawny parolee boyfriend, you know, the guy who sits on the couch all day watching Maury Povitch and won't get up off his lazy ass to go find a job, is not as loving and as loyal to you as you might think.

There's no smoke without fire. Something obviously doesn't add up here. It has more to do with just the accusations of a mentally challenged girl. There's more to this story than meets the eye. The fact that the CPS investigators refused to take her seriously and then subsequently removes not one, but ALL FIVE children from your trailer park residence, is a clear indication you are an unfit mother.

What alerted the authorities suspicions? Was it the side job of running a meth lab in the car port right next to the trailer house? Or was it because your boyfriend insisted on all five children sleeping in the same bed as him?

You shouldn't be pleading your case here, you should be a guest on Jerry Springer, where you might retain a more captive sympathetic audience. You might want to do the rest of society a favor by before putting your mentally challenged daughter to sleep, tuck her in, read her a nice bedtime story, then wait 'til she's asleep, then gently place a pillow over her face put the little brat out of her misery.

That should help keep the complaints of child abuse to a minimum!

Remember-say "no" to drugs.

Kindest regards,
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Lie to us some more about Adoption Bonuses

AUTHOR: Tlwaggoner - (U.S.A.)

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness
DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families
By Nev Moore
Massachusetts News

Child "protection" is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it.

The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more "evaluators", junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck, or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody.

In this article I explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people's children and not give them back.

In 1974 Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child "Protective" Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed, Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused. He worried that it could lead states to create a "business" in dealing with children.

Then in 1997 President Clinton passed the "Adoption and Safe Families Act." The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to "President Clinton's initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed."

It all sounded so heartwarming. We, the American public, are so easily led. We love to buy stereotypes; we just eat them up, no questions asked. But, my mother, bless her heart, taught me from the time I was young to "consider the source." In the stereotype that we've been sold about kids in foster care, we picture a forlorn, hollow-eyed child, thin and pale, looking up at us beseechingly through a dirt streaked face. Unconsciously, we pull up old pictures from Life magazine of children in Appalachia in the 1930s. We think of orphans and children abandoned by parents who look like Manson family members. We play a nostalgic movie in our heads of the little fellow shyly walking across an emerald green, manicured lawn to meet Ward and June Cleaver, his new adoptive parents, who lead him into their lovely suburban home. We imagine the little tyke's eyes growing as big as saucers as the Cleavers show him his very own room, full of toys and sports gear. And we just feel so gosh darn good about ourselves.

Now it's time to wake up to the reality of the adoption business.

Very few children who are being used to supply the adoption market are hollow-eyed tykes from Appalachia. Very few are crack babies from the projects. [Oh you thought those were the children they were saving? Think again]. When you are marketing a product you have to provide a desirable product that sells. In the adoption business that would be nice kids with reasonably good genetics who clean up good. An interesting point is that the Cape Cod & Islands office leads the state in terms of processing kids into the system and having them adopted out. More than the inner city areas, the projects, Mission Hill, Brockton, Lynn, etc. Interesting

With the implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, President Clinton tried to make himself look like a humanitarian who is responsible for saving the abused and neglected children. The drive of this initiative is to offer cash "bonuses" to states for every child they have adopted out of foster care, with the goal of doubling their adoptions by 2002, and sustaining that for each subsequent year. They actually call them "adoption incentive bonuses," to promote the adoption of children.

Where to Find the Children

A whole new industry was put into motion. A sweet marketing scheme that even Bill Gates could envy. Now, if you have a basket of apples, and people start giving you $100 per apple, what are you going to do? Make sure that you have an unlimited supply of apples, right?

The United States Department of Health & Human Services administers Child Protective Services. To accompany the ASF Act, the President requested, by executive memorandum, an initiative entitled Adoption 2002, to be implemented and managed by Health & Human Services. The initiative not only gives the cash adoption bonuses to the states, it also provides cash adoption subsidies to adoptive parents until the children turn eighteen.

Everybody makes money. If anyone really believes that these people are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, then I've got some bad news for you. The fact that this program is run by HHS, ordered from the very top, explains why the citizens who are victims of DSS get no response from their legislators. It explains why no one in the Administration cares about the abuse and fatalities of children in the "care" of DSS, and no one wants to hear about the broken arms, verbal abuse, or rapes. They are just business casualties. It explains why the legislators I've talked to for the past three years look at me with pity. Because I'm preaching to the already damned.

The legislators have forgotten who funds their paychecks and who they need to account to, as has the Governor. Because it isn't the President. It's us.

How DSS Is Helped

The way that the adoption bonuses work is that each state is given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population.

For every child that DSS can get adopted, there is a bonus of $4,000 to $6,000.

But that is just the starting figure in a complex mathematical formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the state has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. The states must maintain this increase in each successive year. [Like compound interest.] The bill reads: "$4,000 to $6,000 will be multiplied by the amount (if any) by which the number of foster child adoptions in the State exceeds the base number of foster child adoptions for the State for the fiscal year." In the "technical assistance" section of the bill it states that, "the Secretary [of HHS] may, directly or through grants or contracts, provide technical assistance to assist states and local communities to reach their targets for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care." The technical assistance is to support "the goal of encouraging more adoptions out of the foster care system; the development of best practice guidelines for expediting the termination of parental rights; the development of special units and expertise in moving children toward adoption as a permanent goal; models to encourage the fast tracking of children who have not attained 1 year of age into pre-adoptive placements; and the development of programs that place children into pre-adoptive placements without waiting for termination of parental rights."

In the November press release from HHS it continues, " HHS awarded the first ever adoption bonuses to States for increases in the adoption of children from the public foster care system." Some of the other incentives offered are "innovative grants" to reduce barriers to adoption [i.e., parents], more State support for adoptive families, making adoption affordable for families by providing cash subsides and tax credits.

A report from a private think tank, the National Center for Policy Analysis, reads: "The way the federal government reimburses States rewards a growth in the size of the program instead of the effective care of children." Another incentive being promoted is the use of the Internet to make adoption easier. Clinton directed HHS to develop an Internet site to "link children in foster care with adoptive families." So we will be able to window shop for children on a government web site. If you don't find anything you like there, you can surf on over to the "Adopt Shoppe."

If you prefer to actually be able to kick tires instead of just looking at pictures you could attend one of DSS's quaint "Adoption Fairs," where live children are put on display and you can walk around and browse. Like a flea market to sell kids. If one of them begs you to take him home you can always say, "Sorry. Just looking." The incentives for government child snatching are so good that I'm surprised we don't have government agents breaking down people's doors and just shooting the parents in the heads and grabbing the kids. But then, if you need more apples you don't chop down your apple trees.

Benefits for Foster Parents

That covers the goodies the State gets. Now let's have a look at how the Cleavers make out financially after the adoption is finalized.

After the adoption is finalized, the State and federal subsidies continue. The adoptive parents may collect cash subsidies until the child is 18. If the child stays in school, subsidies continue to the age of 22. There are State funded subsidies as well as federal funds through the Title IV-E section of the Social Security Act. The daily rate for State funds is the same as the foster care payments, which range from $410-$486 per month per child. Unless the child can be designated "special needs," which of course, they all can.

According to the NAATRIN State Subsidy profile from DSS, "special needs" may be defined as: "Physical disability, mental disability, emotional disturbance; a significant emotional tie with the foster parents where the child has resided with the foster parents for one or more years and separation would adversely affect the child's development if not adopted by them." [But their significant emotional ties with their parents, since birth, never enter the equation.]

Additional "special needs" designations are: a child twelve years of age or older; racial or ethnic factors; child having siblings or half-siblings. In their report on the State of the Children, Boston's Institute for Children says: "In part because the States can garner extra federal funds for special needs children the designation has been broadened so far as to become meaningless." "Special needs" children may also get an additional Social Security check.

The adoptive parents also receive Medicaid for the child, a clothing allowance and reimbursement for adoption costs such as adoption fees, court and attorney fees, cost of adoption home study, and "reasonable costs of food and lodging for the child and adoptive parents when necessary to complete the adoption process." Under Title XX of the Social Security Act adoptive parents are also entitled to post adoption services "that may be helpful in keeping the family intact," including "daycare, specialized daycare, respite care, in-house support services such as housekeeping, and personal care, counseling, and other child welfare services". [Wow! Everything short of being knighted by the Queen!]

The subsidy profile actually states that it does not include money to remodel the home to accommodate the child. But, as subsidies can be negotiated, remodeling could possibly be accomplished under the "innovative incentives to remove barriers to adoption" section. The subsidy regulations read that "adoption assistance is based solely on the needs of the child without regard to the income of the family." What an interesting government policy when compared to the welfare program that the same child's mother may have been on before losing her children, and in which she may not own anything, must prove that she has no money in the bank; no boats, real estate, stocks or bonds; and cannot even own a car that is safe to drive worth over $1000. This is all so she can collect $539 per month for herself and two children. The foster parent who gets her children gets $820 plus. We spit on the mother on welfare as a parasite who is bleeding the taxpayers, yet we hold the foster and adoptive parents [who are bleeding ten times as much from the taxpayers] up as saints. The adoptive and foster parents aren't subjected to psychological evaluations, ink blot tests, MMPI's, drug & alcohol evaluations, or urine screens as the parents are.

Adoption subsidies may be negotiated on a case by case basis. [Anyone ever tried to "negotiate" with the Welfare Department?] There are many e-mail lists and books published to teach adoptive parents how to negotiate to maximize their subsidies. As one pro writes on an e-mail list: "We receive a subsidy for our kids of $1,900 per month plus another $500 from the State of Florida. We are trying to adopt three more teens and we will get subsidies for them, too. It sure helps out with the bills."

I can't help but wonder why we don't give this same level of support to the children's parents in the first place? According to Cornell University, about 68% of all child protective cases "do not involve child maltreatment." The largest percentage of CPS/DSS cases are for "deprivation of necessities" due to poverty. So, if the natural parents were given the incredible incentives and services listed above that are provided to the adoptive parents, wouldn't it stand to reason that the causes for removing children in the first place would be eliminated? How many less children would enter foster care in the first place? The child protective budget would be reduced from $12 billion to around $4 billion. Granted, tens of thousands of social workers, administrators, lawyers, juvenile court personnel, therapists, and foster parents would be out of business, but we would have safe, healthy, intact families, which are the foundation of any society.

That's just a fantasy, of course. The reality is that maybe we will see Kathleen Crowley's children on the government home-shopping-for-children web site and some one out there can buy them.

May is national adoption month. To support "Adoption 2002," the U.S. Postal Service is issuing special adoption stamps. Let us hope they don't feature pictures of kids who are for sale. I urge everyone to boycott these stamps and register complaints with the post office.

I know that I'm feeling pretty smug and superior about being part of such a socially advanced and compassionate society. How about you?
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Just Facts!!

AUTHOR: Tlwaggoner - (U.S.A.)

FALSIFICATION OF RECORDS

In southwest Florida, a supervisor of child-abuse investigators instructed several caseworkers to falsify reports to improve his unit's performance numbers, according to a 1991 Health and Rehabilitative Services Inspector General report.

In Broward County, state records show some child-abuse investigators were also lying about their cases. The investigators, many in an evening unit that tended to get the most dire cases, sometimes failed to visit reported child victims for up to a year. They never interviewed key witnesses, and decided without enough information whether or not children suffered abuse.

Worse, some supervisors were aware of these problems and failed to take corrective action.[1]

Investigators in Dade and Broward Counties, along with southwest Florida "have been caught faking and mishandling investigative reports."[2]

Notes the Miami Herald in part of an ongoing series: "This indicates an endemic problem. And, in fact, similar reports have implicated HRS offices elsewhere."[3]

What are the effects of all of this on the children the caseworkers are supposed to be protecting? According to the May 24 edition of the Miami Herald, the results are devastating:

Even though HRS is supposed to be monitoring his welfare, 14-month-old Courtney Sims is beaten for three months in a relative's home in Lauderhill. Two people warn that the child is in trouble, but the counselor supervising his care reports he is "doing fine." In October, he dies after being slammed into a metal door.

Twice in 1991, HRS is told a Miami man is beating his children. Twice, police say, HRS investigators take too long to show up, then dismiss the complaints. In December, the man's infant son, Akeem Oats, dies of a beating.

A child-abuse investigator in Broward gets a report in June that a man is sexually assaulting his 11-year-old niece. The investigator does nothing. By the time HRS finally sends another investigator out in November, the girl has been raped.
In 1994, a teen who spent most of her life in foster care or shelter homes filed suit against the Florida agency, charging that years of neglect left her mentally and physically scarred.
The girl's story of beating, torture and starvation at a foster home, rejection, intimidation, and allegations of sexual abuse at others, was chronicled in a 1993 Tampa Tribune series called "Nobody's Child," in which she is identified only as Jane.

In 1979, Jane was beaten, burned, tied to a bed and nearly starved to death at one foster home. A Health and Rehabilitative Services investigator would conclude that her caseworker either condoned the abuse or falsified visitation records.

"It's a horror story, not unlike many I've heard," said HRS Secretary Jim Towey.[4]

Do these narratives represent isolated cases? Sadly, falsification of visitation records, case histories, and even evidence would appear to be more the rule than the exception among many child protective services caseworkers. And the problem is not limited to Florida.

In South Carolina, the supervisor of the Aiken County Child Protective Services unit, along with the supervisor of the County Treatment Unit were arrested and charged with falsifying the records surrounding the removal of Krystal Scurry and her brother from their home.

A total of six Social Services workers, including the County Director of Foster Care, would eventually be charged in connection with the case. The multiple charges would include ethics violations, falsification of records, neglect of duty and embezzlement.

None of this would have come to light had two-year-old Krystal Scurry not been raped and murdered at the hands of the foster mother's son--after having endured a year of physical abuse at the hands of her foster mother.

Krystal Scurry was one of five foster children killed in South Carolina foster homes between February 1991 and January 1992. [5]


CULTURE OF LIES

In Louisiana, a 1992 case involved child protective caseworker Paula Bennett and her supervisor Sheryl George. They were charged with misrepresenting facts concerning interviews with the plaintiff's children and the existence of crucial evidence, and of lying to a judge and the District Attorney.

The caseworkers claimed immunity from prosecution, but the Court of Appeals held that: "Any reasonable state actor employed in a capacity which embraces law enforcement would surely realize that misrepresenting or concealing facts to judges or prosecutors is a violation of the accuseds' guaranteed rights under the United States Constitution."[6]

Sometimes, child protective workers don't even bother to falsify their records. They simply don't maintain any.

In February of 1994, the state of Massachusetts terminated its contract La Alianza Hispana, a private agency that was supposed to be monitoring a Roxbury mother who allegedly scalded her 4-year-old son by plunging his hands into boiling liquid.


In at least nine of 17 cases reviewed by officials, families that should have been visited at least once a month by Alianza social workers had not been visited for a year, according to Massachusetts Department of Social Services Commissioner Linda Carlisle.

According to a source familiar with the investigation, Alianza was unable to produce any records for four families it was supposed to be monitoring. Carlisle also said Alianza case workers falsified reports, claiming to have visited some families when they had not.

A team of Department of Social Services officials reviewing the private agencies work reportedly wrote "outrageous" and "This is scary!" on some of their reports.[7]

In 1996, DSS commissioner Carlisle overhauled a Boston Department of Social Services office that lost track of two young boys under its watch who ended up dead, taking the unusual steps of firing a social worker and her supervisor and demoting two managers.

An internal review found that the social worker assigned to the case had filed no reports or records about the family, and had failed to enter any notations for any other family under her supervision for several months. Her supervisor did not review her casework, and had completed only six of the 360 quarterly reviews for which he was responsible.

At one point, about 40 employees came to the commissioner's office urging leniency. After Carlisle proceeded with the firings, union officials protested.[8]

So, too, did union officials protest the terminations of child protective caseworkers in a similar case in Illinois, where two caseworkers with the Department of Children and Family Services were charged with falsifying records in child-abuse cases and failing to make home visits that might have saved the lives of two children who later were murdered.

Hattie Roland was indicted by a Cook County grand jury on 63 counts of official misconduct and charged with failing to file reports, falsifying reports, failing to provide protective services and failing to make monthly family visits.

Diane Henton was indicted on eight counts of official misconduct on charges of closing a case improperly, failing to report abuse and failing to provide protective services.

Before being fired, both of the caseworkers had been promoted to supervisory positions.

A leader of the union that represents the Illinois department workers said that if the employees are being indicted for failing to adequately protect abused children, then "every single DCFS worker is guilty."

Said outspoken Cook County Public Guardian Patrick Murphy: "They lie, and they do it all the time. They can do this because there is nobody to scrutinize them. They are above the law."[9]

In a remarkably similar case, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the firing of a caseworker who had falsified case records claiming that three girls she was supposed to monitoring were: "doing fine and have adjusted well to placement with the maternal grandmother."

In reality, the siblings had died months earlier in a fire that gutted their apartment, leaving their grandmother severely burned.[10]

A spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which had successfully defended caseworker Vera DuBose in earlier proceedings, called the ruling a bad precedent for other cases involving agencies that drag their feet in disciplining workers.

Children's rights experts said that the case reflected larger problems at DCFS that were especially prevalent in the early 1990s, and agency critics said the case shed light on a "culture of lying" at DCFS.

Said Benjamin Wolf, the ACLU attorney who had successfully sued the agency to implement reforms in 1988: "Caseworkers often are caught in a Catch-22 situation, where they would have to doctor paperwork or have to acknowledge that they are not doing their job."

Like her companion workers in Cook County, DuBose had been promoted to a $34,000 investigators position shortly after filing the false progress report on the girls.[11]

Her promotion proved to be her undoing when the caseworker assigned to replace her visited the girl's residence, only to discover a burned-out shell. Neighbors told him the girls had died in the fire.

A year later, she was still on the job. It took DCFS that long to make its decision to fire her.[12]

Around this time, another DCFS caseworker was convicted of lying to a judge in a case in which an infant had died.

Ahmad Muhammad told a Cook County Juvenile Court judge that a cocaine-addicted mother had completed her court-ordered drug treatment and parenting classes. On the basis of his testimony, the judge halted state monitoring of the woman. Six months later, she was charged with fatally beating her infant son while under the influence of cocaine.

Testimony at Muhammad's contempt trial revealed that he had never called the woman's drug-abuse counselor to check on her progress.

Just like his co-worker, a year later Muhammad was still on the job as a DCFS caseworker, notwithstanding that by this time it had come to light that he had a criminal conviction involving armed robbery, larceny and forgery in another state.

Ed McManus, a DCFS spokesman, said the agency had no prohibition against hiring someone with a criminal record, unless the crime involved child abuse, and that lying on a job application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

"We take it seriously, but we need good people, and we're not going to throw away a good person without a careful review," he said.[13]


FROM WHITE-OUT TO WHITEWASH

In Utah, after months of speculation about an alleged "whitewash" of wrongdoing in the Moab office of the Division of Child and Family Services, officials released drafts of an internal investigation that was "less heavily edited" than one which had been previously released to the public.

The investigation by the Bureau of Service Review began in September 1995, when Assistant Attorney General Kenton Goodwill provided Human Services officials with 58 items that he considered as problems in the Moab office.

Goodwill suggested in his list of complaints that staffers were deliberately not closing cases once the court discharged them in order to inflate caseloads. While the audit did verify that some cases were not closed, it did not conclusively determine why.

The investigative report verified that some treatment plans were falsified by having been backdated, interviews with children were not timely or were inadequate, and children in state custody were sometimes not visited for several months.

The report concluded: "This problem also is not isolated to the Moab office. Previously, the bureau has identified this issue as a statewide problem."[14]

The extent to which some individuals with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo is perhaps best illustrated by the outcome of this case.

In 1997, Sherianne Cotterell, a member of a three-member monitoring panel overseeing the State's compliance with a recent lawsuit, resigned citing job stress as a key factor.

Cotterell's role in writing reports critical of agency compliance and in pursuing information about the audit being kept secret in Moab led to death threats against her.[15]

By 1998, a member of the monitoring panel said the number of children who have been compromised while the settlement languished was "mind-boggling."

Pam Rasmussen said the division has reshuffled people but not terminated incompetent employees, and that some workers continue to fabricate paperwork.

Apparently, they weren't very clever at how they it either. "I mean, if you're documenting something from 1997, don't use a '98 form. That goes to show they're not even thinking that through. They're fudging the documents," said Rasmussen.[16]

In Texas, a Grand Jury was convened in Tom Green County in November of 1987. The Jury was charged with the task of investigating the regional Child Protective Services division of its Department of Human Services. Among the Jury's findings:


That false entries into records at DHS have been made in violation of the law

That the system that exists appears to encourage inaccurate or false recordkeeping with no system of verification

The Grand Jury also found that management in one regional office has failed to correct inadequacies "although they have been aware that problems have existed for two to three years." Among the recommendations put forth by the Grand Jury:
That the Commissioner of DHS determine whether inaccurate or false recordkeeping, though in violation of law and policy, is nevertheless being practiced statewide, at worker and management levels . . .[17]
In 1992, an attorney with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services alleged that she was instructed by her supervisor to proceed on a parental rights termination case, even though she felt there were no grounds to pursue the case.
She first wrote letters to general counsel of the Department, claiming that there were ethical problems and possible due process violations in the case.

Some time later, she was told by a Department employee that the caseworker assigned to the case had been instructed to alter the case record.

Her efforts to expose the possible misrepresentations and due process violations included discussions with her supervisor, the State Bar of Texas, the trial court and opposing counsel in the case, as well as the Office of the Inspector General.

Thereafter, she filed a Whistleblower lawsuit alleging that she had been retaliated against by her supervisor for her efforts in exposing the possible misrepresentations, also filing a claim that a former supervisor in the Texas Department of Human Services had falsified time records.[18]

The suit would never go to trial, as it was dismissed on procedural grounds, but the problems suggested by this case would appear to be widespread.

In May of 1990, the Regional Director of Protective Services in the Arlington region of Texas distributed an internal memorandum to CPS Program Directors and Supervisors. The subject of the memorandum: "Alternations, Backdating and Reconstruction of Case Records."

The memorandum detailed some of the methods employed by child protective caseworkers to falsify case records and service plans: "There should be absolutely no changes made to the service plans by use of white-out, correction tape, adding information or backdating.

"If part of a case record has been lost or a particular service plan was not done, do not reconstruct the plans and back date the plans with the date that the plan was actually due."

The memorandum concludes: "It is important to remember that whether or not there was a deliberate attempt to falsify, backdate or alter a case, it does indicate alteration of a case record which is considered to be a public record and may result in legal or personnel consequence, up to one including dismissal."[19]


The problem of backdating forms to render the appearance of being in compliance is not limited to Texas. In New York City, a 1989 audit conducted by the Office of the Comptroller determined that in more than one in five cases studied, caseworkers had falsified records "by altering dates and backdating forms" in order to appear to be in compliance with deadlines that had actually been missed--sometimes by years.[20]

In California, seven Los Angeles County social service employees were fired or disciplined in 1995 when children under their jurisdiction were fatally abused by parents or caretakers, according to a confidential report requested by county supervisors.

The report examines the homicides of a dozen children whose families had at some point been under investigation for child abuse or neglect. Eight of the children were under the supervision of the county Department of Children and Family Services when they died.

In one case, the department investigation found that when the child's social worker went on leave, a supervisor failed to reassign the case and falsified records. As a result, the child was "not seen or assessed for six months prior to his death."[21]

Some years earlier in California, the 1988-89 San Diego County Grand Jury examined several cases, one of which involved a six-year-old girl had been removed from her home on allegations of excessive punishment on the part of her parents.

During her first ten months in placement, the girl had experienced eight changes in placement. The child was then sent out of the State with incomplete paperwork. When that placement failed, she was returned to San Diego without a definite plan for foster care. After three weeks in San Diego, her parents had still not been notified of her return. By this time, the girl had been in foster care for two and a half years.

The Grand Jury observed "inaccurate statements in the social worker's report that were not corrected," noting that the social worker further delayed resolution of the case by failing to communicate with personnel regarding court orders.

In another case the Grand Jury examined, discrepancies were found between police and medical reports, and the caseworker's continuing written account, in which she indicated suspicions against a grandmother that were contrary to all available evidence.

Yet another case involved "conflicting statements between the school personnel and the social worker's report regarding the dates the abuse occurred and was reported."[22]

Three years later, another Grand Jury conducted a comprehensive investigation of the San Diego County child welfare system, interviewing hundreds of system professionals, examining thousands of pages of documents, observing nearly one hundred juvenile dependency cases and listening to one month of sworn testimony.

According to a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, the San Diego Grand Jury had:

seen repeated episodes of social worker perjury in court reports, and indeed, even in court testimony;
heard testimony of social workers lying to adoptive parents about the past history of children available for adoption;

read numerous Social Study reports written by social workers and filled with innuendo, half truths and lies;

seen documented evidence of social workers conspiring to place children for adoption with their own family members even while reunification with natural family members was in process.

The Grand Jury offered 92 recommendations, including that the Board of Supervisors seek legislative changes in the immunity provisions which insulated social workers against accountability.[23]

FRAUD, COERCION, PERJURY, COVER-UPS AND LIES

In 1996, Florida State Senator John Ostalkiewicz called for a full-scale investigation of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services after hearing testimony from parents and experts, all of whom told horror stories of child abuse investigations mismanaged by the state agency.

"We need a full-scale investigation of this department, with subpoena power," he told a cheering audience at the Orange County Administration Center.

"What we're hearing about here is fraud, coercion, perjury, cover-ups and lies," he said. "It's time for this stuff to come to an end."

The most compelling testimony came from Glades County Chief Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Richard Blackwell, chairman of the HRS District 8 Human Rights Advocacy Committee, a volunteer advocacy group that investigates client complaints against HRS.

Blackwell told of his firsthand knowledge of the agency's misdeeds. His examples dated from 1991 to August 1995 and included the killing of a baby girl. Although neighbors told the media the baby's family had been reported for abuse several times, HRS workers denied it, Blackwell said.

When an HRS employee found records of those previous reports, agency workers secretly destroyed them, he said.

"Documents were being altered, shredded," testified Charlotte Kay, a former HRS employee who watched the destruction of the documents. "It went on and on and on . . . It was nothing but a cover-up."[24]

The Massachusetts Department of Social Services finally admitted something many of its critics have long suspected -- that the department validates cases without even a cursory examination.

State social workers are filing abuse complaints against parents without interviewing them or their children, and then claiming in letters to the parents that family interviews were part of the investigation supporting the abuse charge.

The admission followed a decision to reverse an abuse claim against a doctor who was accused of neglect when she left her two young children unattended for less than two minutes in a locked car.

She was sent a letter 10 days after the incident informing her the charge of neglect against her was supported "after visiting with you and your children and talking to other people who know your family." The social worker had not talked to any of the people she cited and the doctor had been vacationing with her family in Colorado at the time.[25]

Falsifications such as these represent only the more overt practice of the art of deception, and cases such as these indicate fundamental problems in the child welfare system.

When caseworkers inflate their caseloads to increase or maintain government funding, or to justify inadequate response to crisis situations; when investigators falsify visitation records; when caseworkers falsify records to justify wrongful removals; and when supervisors ignore or encourage their deception, it is real children who suffer.

These children endure continued, and sometimes fatal abuse at the hand of heartless parents, foster parents and caretakers. Hundreds of thousands of children endure separation from loving families as they continue to "languish in inappropriate placements, with scarce hope of returning to their families or being adopted," all hope of a brighter future having been stripped away from them.[26]


I guess Gretchen, Nicole, and others who support this out of control agency can't handle the truth or facts.
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Gretchen, Nicole, Pull your heads out of the sand!

AUTHOR: Tlwaggoner - (U.S.A.)

Too Young and Too Innocent to Die
Those Children Were Failed by the System

-Sadistic and criminal aren't words usually associated with social workers. But they come to mind while reading the results of a yearlong investigation into a child-protection bureaucracy that was allowed to go rogue. Social workers gave each other nicknames like "The Queen of Removal" and "Terminator" and laughed as they stripped children from their parents! -

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Genesis Acosta-Garcia, Las Vegas Nevada, three months old, November 19, 2005, septic shock

Travis C Adams, Salem Oregon, August 8 2000, December 16 2002, wandered into creek

Kayla Y Allen, Richlands North Carolina, November 10 1995 - August 24 2003, poison

Martin Lee Anderson,Panama City Florida, fourteen years old, January 6 2006,beating/suffocation

Richard L (Ricky) Aragon, Albuquerque New Mexico, January 24 1991 - April 12 1993, battered

Shirley Arciszewski, Charlotte North Carolina, April 19 1992 - September 11 2004, restraint

Miguel Humberto Arias-Baca, Westminster Colorado, two years old, February 2 1999, battered

Angellika Nicole Arndt, Minneapolis Minnesota, seven years old, May 26 2006, restraint

Ian August, Sevier Desert Utah, June 21 1988 - July 13, 2002, exhaustion

Denzel Bailey, Los Angeles California, eleven months old, April 2001, malnutrition

Jeffrey Baldwin,Toronto Ontario, December 20 1996 - November30/2002,malnutrition/pneumonia

Casey Paul Barrow, West Valley Utah, eighteen months old, October 22 2003, battered

Anthony Bars, Indiana, four years old, January 20 2004, starvation, battered

LoReyna Barea, Evans Colorado , 7 year old, March 9,2007,underweight with multiple bruises on her body.

Shelly Bash, Midland Michigan, eight years old, March 2005, transplant rejection

Nadine Catherine Beaulieu,Dauphin Manitoba, twenty three months old, February 1996,battered

Teddy Bellingham, Smiths Falls Ontario, sixteen years old, August 1992, beaten

Jerome Bennett, Oshawa Ontario, fifteen years old, February 3 2006, homicide

Maria Bennett, Lancaster Ohio, two years old, October 23, 2002, battered

Modesto Blanco, Lubbock Texas, twenty two months old, March 2 2002, battered

Christian Blewitt n Osik, Halesowen England, three years old, December 2002, poison/battered

Deondre Bondieumaitre, Florida, sixteen months old, April 16 2003, battered

Timothy Boss, Remsen Iowa, ten years old, February 23 2000, battered

Alex Boucher, New Port Richey Florida, January 25 1997 - September 25
2000, asphyxiation

Ashley Boyd, LaFayette Georgia, twelve years old, December 13 2005, hit by car / suicide

Jason Bright, Las Vegas Nevada, fourteen years old, August 5 2006, gunshot / homicide

Kerry Brooks, Los Angeles California, nine years old, February 10 2001, suicide

Skyla Brooks, Creek County Oklahoma,18-month-old , March 22, 2000, brutally beating and raped

Talitha Brooks, Colorado, one year old, July 1998, heatstroke

Amira Brown, Reading Pennsylvania, twelve years old, September 4 2005, battered / restraint

Garry Brown, Macon Georgia ,3-year-old ,August 12, 2004, brutally beating

Diminiqua Bryant, Dothan Alabama, two years old, May 1999, battered

Scott Buckle, Swansea Wales, twelve years old, February 6 2005, hanging

Latasha Bush, Manvel Texas, January 2 1987 - February 28 2002, restraint

Michael Buxton, Miami Oklahoma, five years old, July 5 1998, battered

Everlyse Cabrera, Las Vegas Nevada, two years old, June 10 2006, lost

Eduardo Calzada, Bakersfield California, three months old, March 2004, battered

Chris Campbell, Toledo Iowa, thirteen years old, November 2, 1997, restraint

Gladys Campbell, Philadelphia/New Jersey, two years old, ca 1988

Edith Campos, Tucson Arizona, fifteen years old, February 4 1998, restraint

Brianna Canales, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, four years old, April 24 2006, dozen Zoloft pills

Latasha Cannon, Boston Massachusetts, seventeen years old, April 2001, slashed throat

Mario Cano, Chula Vista California, sixteen years old, April 27 1984, untreated blood clot

Jonathan Carey,Colonie NY,13-year-old ,February 15 2007,restrained

Joshua K Causey, Detroit Michigan, March 21 1998 - March 18 2003, battered

Jaime Ceballos, Salinas California, two years old, November 27 2005, infection and bleeding

baby boy Charles, Las Vegas Nevada, seven months old, August 4 2006, head injury

Sherry Charlie, British Columbia, nineteen months old, September 4 2002, battered

Sarah Angelina Chavez, Alhambra California, two years old, October 11 2005, battered

Felix Chen, Bloomington Indiana, August 27 1997 - April 1 2004, treatment withheld

Sky Colon Cherevez, Paterson New Jersey, three months old, August 6 1998, battered

Tiffany H Clair, Fort Worth Texas, September 6 1985 - May 4 2001, heroin

Brian Clark, New Jersey, three years old, January 2002, untreated pneumonia

Arryana Jolee Clark, Clinton, IA. 13-month-old, 22 Novembar 2006 ,head injuries

Angelic Clary, Bakersfield California, three months old, September 14 2003

Roshelle Clayborn, San Antonio Texas, sixteen years old, August 18 1997, restraint

Trevor Cochran, Lawrenceville GA, 9 months old, July 23, 2004, drowned in a bath tub

Casey Collier, Westminster Colorado, seventeen years old, December 21 1993, restraint

Desiree Collins, Los Angeles California, fourteen years old, February 10 2002, gunshot

Nicholas Contreras, Queen Creek Arizona, January 15 1982 - March 2 1998, untreated infection

Ashleigh Marie Copeland ne Lethbridge, Michigan, twelve years old, February 23 2006, grand-mal

Adrianna Cram, Veracruz Mexico (US supervision), August 25 2000 - June 13 2005

Christopher Henry Cryderman, Springfield Missouri, July 27 2004 - November 22 2004, untreated infection

Dirk D Dalton, Clarkston Washington, June 7 1989 - May 1 1994, battered

Arieale Daniels, Naples Florida, fifteen years old, 1999, car crash

Tajuana Davidson, Phoenix Arizona, three years old,- November 3 1993, battered

China Marie Davis, Phoenix Arizona, March 23 1991 - October 31 1993, battered

Nathan Dominic Davis,Boston Massachusetts,3-year-old,-June 5 2006,neglect in foster home

Sabrina Elizabeth Day, Charlotte North Carolina, July 4 1984 - February 10 2000, restraint

Tyler Joseph DeLeon, Stevens County Washington, January 13 1998 - January 13 2005, dehydration

Kameron Justin Demery, Long Beach California, two years old, October 14 1996, battered

Katherine Frances,Desoto, TX 6-year-old, 4 Decembar 2006, body-slammed

Connre Dixon, Ridgefield Township Ohio eleven years old, October 18 2004, stabbing

Mark Draheim, Orefield Pennsylvania, October 10 1984 - December 11 1998, restraint

Charmaria Drake, Cleveland Ohio, twenty months old, March 13 2003, battered

Stephanie Duffield, Manvel Texas, July 14 1984 - February 11 2001, restraint

Willie Lawrence Durden III, Citrus County Florida, seventeen years old, October 2005, unknown/died in cell

Shelby Duis, Spirit Lake Iowa,2-year-old ,2000, beating to death

Brian Edgar, Overland Park Kansas, nine years old, December 30 2002, asphyxiation

William Edgar, Peterborough Ontario, thirteen years old, March 1999, restraint

Tiffany Eilders, Rancho Cucamonga California, fourteen weeks old, December 7 2005, battered

Ryan Ellison, Las Vegas Nevada, three months old, January 17 2006, prematurity concealed

Kayla Erlandson, King County Washington, two years old, April 1991, battered

Luke Evans, Lowell Indiana, sixteen months old, November 30 2001, malnutrition/battered

Roberta (Berta) Evers, Bayfield Colorado, six years old, June 13 1998, restraint

Sara Eyerman, California, twenty months old, ca 1986, untreated pneumonia

Sean Isaac Faith, Eagle Idaho, three years old, May 13 2006, drowning

Marcus Fiesel, Cincinnati Ohio, three years old, August 6 2006, locked in closet

Miranda Finn, Lake Butler Florida, nine years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Laura Fleming, Palmdale California, October 11 2004 - November 21 2004, cause unknown

Sarah Jane Forrester, Woodlawn Maryland, October 30 1985 - found May 13 1999, battered and stabbed

Rita Foster, Pasadena California, four years old, June 29 2006, run over by bus

Kameryn Fountain, Bibb County Georgia, two months old, November 20 2005, unknown cause

Sariyah Garcia, TX, 18-month-old, Dec.24 2006, beat to death

Henry Gallop, Boston Massachusetts, two years old, 1987, poison

Alexander Ganadonegro, Albuquerque New Mexico, March 10 1998 - February 4 1999, battered

Christening (Mikie) Garcia, Ingram Texas, twelve years old, December 4 2005, restraint

Camron P Gardner, Waupun Wisconsin, three years old, May 5 2006, battered

Dylan James George, Fremont California, April 16 2002 - October 4 2004, battered

Anthony Marino Gladue, Edmonton Alberta, seventeen years old, April 26 2006, hit by train

Corese Goldman, Chicago Illinois, two years old, 1995, drowning

Mollie Gonzales, Jefferson County Colorado, ten years old, November 18 2002, drug overdose

Julio Gonzalez, Glendale California, May 10 1995 - December 29 1996, battered

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Goodwin, Coeur d'Alene Idaho, March 22 1996 - October 22 2002, drowning

Anthony Green, Brownwood Texas, fifteen years old, May 12 1991, restraint

Sabrina Green, New York City, nine years old, November 8 1997, burned and battered

Lamar D Greene, Jacksonville Florida, sixteen years old, 2001, car crash

Corey Greer, Treasure Island Florida, four months old, ca 1985, dehydration

Gage Guillen, Boston Massachusetts, three years old, 1995, strangulation

Darvell Gulley, Lincoln Nebraska, thirteen years old, April 27 2002, restraint

Savannah Brianna Marie Hall, Prince George British Columbia, September 9 1997 - January 21 2001, malnutrition/restraint

Latiana Hamilton, Jacksonville Florida, seventeen months old, July 18 2001, drowning

Mykeeda Hampton, District of Columbia, two years old, August 1997, battered

Kelly M Hancock, Malden Massachusetts, November 6 1985 - July 18 2000, stabbed

Laura Hanson, West Palm Beach Florida, May 17 1981 - November 19 1998, restraint

Jerrell Hardiman, La Porte Indiana, four years old, October ca 1993, exposure

Alex Harris, Minden Louisiana, twelve years old, September 2005, forced running

Diane Harris, Seguin Texas, seventeen years old, April 11 1990, restraint

Jessica Albina Hagmann, Prince William County Virginia, two years old, August 11 2003, smothered

Letia Harrison, Akron Ohio, October 23 1999 - September 19 2002, baked in attic

Jordan Heikamp, Toronto Ontario, May 19 1997 - June 23 1997, starvation

Eric Hernandez, Cedar Hill Texas, January 6 1999 - March 7 1999, suffocation

Zachary Higier, n Nikita Khoryakov Braintree Massachusetts, May 24 2000 - August 15 2002, battered

Dwight Hill, Tucson Arizona, four months old, November 16 2005, battered

Nina Victoria Hilt ne Vika Bazhenova, Manassas Virginia, thirty three months old, July 2 2005, battered

Steven A Hoffa, Des Moines Iowa, February 4 1993 - May 18 1996, battered

Richard (Ricky) Holland, Williamston Michigan, September 8 1997 - July 2005, battered

Michael Anthony Hughes, Choctaw Oklahoma, March 21 1988 - September 12 1994, kidnap/missing

Jarod (Jerry) Hulsey, Mesa Arizona, ten years old, April 3 2006,battered

Erica Humm, Harrisburg PA,18 months old, April 7, 2005, pneumonia

Joseph (Joey) Huot, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, two years old, January 27 1988, battered

Ryion Ippolito, Olney MD, 20 months old, Body found March 1, 2004, dehydration

Dion Jack, Sproat Lake British Columbia, six years old, March 1 2006, untreated seizure

Walter Jackson, Chicago Illinois, ten months old, August 9 2005, battered

KeyAndra Jackson ,St. Luis Missouri,16-year-old , October 31 2006, raped and strangled

Dominic James, Springfield Missouri, June 4 2000 - August 21 2002, battered

Billie-Jo Jenkins, Hastings East Sussex England, thirteen years old, February 1997, battered

Demetrius Jeffries, Crockett Texas, seventeen years old, August 26 1997, strangulation

Dontel Jeffers, Boston Massachusetts, four years old, March 6 2005, battered

Ciara S Jobes, Baltimore Maryland, August 17 1987 - December 11 2002, starvation/beating

Stephanie Jobin, Brampton Ontario, thirteen years old, June 21 1998, restraint

Aaron Johnson, Boston Massachusetts, fifteen months old, 1987, poison

Anthony Johnson, Marshall Texas, four years old, July 11 2005, drowning

Elijah James Johnson, Los Angeles California, three years old, May 10 1999, scalded

Lorenzo Johnson, Queen Creek Arizona, 17 years old - June 27, 1994, drowned during escape

Quartrina K (Snappy) Johnson, Pikesville Maryland, December 25 1988 - July 20 2004, beaten and choked

Xolani Nkosi Johnson, Capetown South Africa, twelve years old, June 2 2001, AIDS

Christal Jones, New York City (Vermont ward), May 24 1984 - January 3 2001, suffocation

David L Jones, Chicago Illinois, April 15 1992 - March 7 1998, battered

Xavier Jones, East Orange New Jersey, twenty one months old, June 7 2006, methadone poisoning

Dennis Jurgens n Jerry Sherwood, White Bear Lake Minnesota, three years old, April 11 1965, battered

Marissa (Shorty) Karp, Pompano Beach Florida, December 6 1985 - August 19 2002, gunshot

David Ryan Keeley, New Haven Connecticut, six years old, August 12 1998, battered

Ashley Keen, Lake Butler Florida, thirteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Cassandra Killpack, Springville Utah, November 29 1997 - June 9 2002, "water torture." - "rebirthing session."

Earl Kirkland, Chicago IL,3 year old, Aug. 11, 2005, beaten to death

Ahmad King n Rawls, Alma Georgia, three years old, January 24 2006, homicide

Heather Michell Kish, Berlin Township Michigan, September 15 1987 -found October 6 2002, murdered

Noah Knapp, Marysville Washington, six years old, May 30 2005, automobile collision

Alissa Kneen, Newport Minnesota, five years old, September 7 2001, house fire

Cordell Kneen, Newport Minnesota, twenty months old, September 7 2001, house fire

Zaire Knott, Newark New Jersey, September 16 2005 - October 20 2005, cause unknown

Anatoli Kolenda, Westfield Massachusetts, May 20 1991 - October 20 2002, stabbing

Yana Kolenda, Westfield Massachusetts, December 31 1990 - October 20 2002, stabbing

Anthony Lamb, Lake Butler Florida, twenty months old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Keisha Shardae Lane, Hagerstown Maryland, fifteen years old, August 17 2005, gunshot

Shawn Lawrence n Andy Mohler, Shelton Washington, ten years old, October 9 1999, drowning

Brittany Legler, Millcreek Pennsylvania, fifteen years old, May 9 2004, battered

Isaac Lethbridge, Detroit Michigan, two years old, August 16 2006, battered

Trenton Jared Lewis, Canyon County Idaho, three years old, July 8 2006, drowning

Jacob Lindorff, Franklin Township New Jersey, five years old, December 14 2001, battered

Christian Liz, New York City, three weeks old, November 29 2004, suffocation

James Lonnee, Guelph/Hamilton Ontario, sixteen years old, September 7 1996, beaten by cellmate

Gregory Love, Florida, twenty three months old, April 2005, head injury

Breanna Marie Courtney Loveless , Utah, 9 month old, July 23, 1998 ,tortured to death

Sebastian Lopez, TX, 4-month-old , Feb.2007, beat to death

Nikki Lutke, Cheyenne Wyoming, five years old, August 28 2003, drowning

Zachary James Lyons, Winston-Salem North Carolina, January 24 1992 - October 8 1996, battered

Shaquella Mance, Belton South Carolina, seven months old, March 27 2005, battered

Elizabeth Mann, Lake Butler Florida, fifteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Heaven Mann, Lake Butler Florida, three years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Johnny Mann, Lake Butler Florida, thirteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Cynthia Nicole (Nicki) Mann, Lake Butler Florida, fifteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident

Logan Marr, Chelsea Maine, October 14 1995 - January 31 2001, asphyxiation

Fernando Ibarra Martinez, Bakersfield California, nine months old, March 26 2006, battered

Stephanie Martinez, Pueblo Colorado, five years old, December 31 2001, untreated burns

Tiffany Laverne Mason, Folsom California, June 11 1986 - August 9 2001, battered

Viktor Alexander Matthey n V Sergeyevich Tulimov, Hunterdon County New Jersey, six years old, October 31 2000, hypothermia

Dominic Matz, Osawatomie Kansas, July 6 2002 - February 15 2004, treatment withheld

Jamie Mayne, Atascadero California, March 24 1995 - February 10 2000, battered

Kristal Mayon-Ceniceros, Chula Vista California, sixteen years old, February 5 1999, restraint

Emily Ann Mays, Tucson Arizona, sixteen months old, August 24 2005, battered

Andrew McClain, Bridgeport Connecticut, December 6 1986 - March 22 1998, restraint

Cory Bradley McLaughlin, North Carolina, four years old, July 4 1997, battered

Jerry McLaurin, Brownwood Texas, fourteen years old, November 2 1999, restraint

Maria Mendoza, Katy Texas, fourteen years old, October 12 2002, restraint

Caleb Jerome Merchant, Edmonton Alberta, thirteen months old, November 26, 2005, battered

Denis Merryman n Uritsky, Harford County Maryland, eight years old, January 2005, starvation

Devin Miller, Spokane Washington, twenty months old, August 6 2006, battered

Euryale Miller, Kansas City Missouri, one year old, April 1 2001, battered

Jacob Miller, Georgia, twenty two months old, November 20 1997, battered

Evelyn Celeste Miller, 5 year old, Iowa , July 1, 2005, murdered

Clayton Miracle, Georgia, three years old, August 11 1993, battered

Hanna Denise Montessori, Santa Ana California, March 16 1988 - January 19 2004, homicide/head-injury

Alfredo Montez, Auburndale Florida, two years old, July 1 2002, battered

Zachary Moran, Charlotte North Carolina, fourteen months old, August 8 2003, battered

Christina Morlan, Scott County Iowa, September 3 2003 - November 30 2003, unknown

Joshua Morrow,Middleburg Florida, 4-year-old, 1/1/2007,Killed by Hit & Run Driver

Carlyle Mullins, Nashville Tennessee, five years old, May 27 2005, battered

Cedrick Napoleon, Killeen Texas, June 26 1987 - March 7 2002, restraint

Candace Newmaker ne C Tiara Elmore, Colorado, Movember 19 1989 - April 19 2000, re-birth asphyxiation

Christian Nieto, Corsicana, TX, 16-month-old, 4 Septembar 2006. head injuries

Jonathan Nichol, Cook County Illinois, two years old, June 16 1995, drowning

Trevor Nolan, Mono County California, five years old, April 12 1997, treatment withheld

Sierra Odom, Arlington Texas, three years old, August 11 2005, battered

Lenny Ortega, Ingram Texas, twelve years old, May 30 2006, drowning

Keron Owens, Walterboro South Carolina, three years old, January 19 1992, battered

Sean Paddock n Ford, Johnston County North Carolina, four years old, February 26 2006, battered

Omar Paisley, Miami Florida, seventeen years old, June 2003, untreated appendicitis

Terrell Parker, Buffalo New York, two years old, 2003, battered

Travis Parker, Cleveland Georgia, thirteen years old, April 21 2005, restraint

Melva Dee Parrott, Hersey Michigan, May 4 1998 - June 29 2000, bronchitis

Alex Pavlis, n Geiko, Schaumburg Illinois, six years old, December 19 2003, battered

Dillon Peak, Saint Petersburg Florida, fourteen years old, June 17 2006, undiagnosed illness

Dawn Renay Perry, Manvel Texas, sixteen years old, April 10 1993, restraint

Angellica Pesante, Seneca County New York, four years old, April 18 1997, battered

Terrell Peterson, Atlanta Georgia, five years old, January 16 1998, battered

Cynteria Phillips, Miami Florida, December 10 1986 - August 14 2000, rape/murder

Marguerite Pierre, West Orange New Jersey, five years old, December 2005, poison

Emporia Pirtle, Indiana, six years old, November 11 1996, battered

Jason Plischkowsky, Southampton England, May 25 1985 - December 19 1986, head injury

Huntly Tamati Pokaia, New Zealand, three years old

David Polreis, Greeley Colorado, two years old, February 6 1996, battered

Maryah Ponce, Rialto California, December 5 1997 - June 29 2001, baked in car

Constance S Porter, Kearney Missouri, July 20 1998 - February 12 2001, battered

Dakota Denzel Prince-Smith, Lancaster California, five years old, July 8 2003, baked in car

Nehamiah Nate Prince-Smith, Lancaster California, three years old, July 8 2003, baked in car

Karen Quill, St Louis Saskatchewan, twenty months old, September 13 1997, internal injuries

Rodrigo Armando Rameriez Jr, Victorville California, eighteen months old, July 6 2001, drowning

Stephanie Ramos, New York City, eight years old, July 9 2005, dumped in garbage can

Bobby Jo Randolph, Houston Texas, seventeen years old, September 26 1996, axphyxiation

Jacquelyn Reah, Grand Rapids Michigan, ten years old, November 27 2004, runaway / hit by car

Latayna Reese, Bradenton Florida, fifteen years old, April 1996

Caprice Reid, New York City, four years old, June 1997, starved and battered

Jonathan Reid, Gardena California, nine years old, June 9 1997, treatment withheld

Matthew Reid, Welland Ontario, three years old, December 15 2005, suffocation

Dustin Rhodes, Litchfield Park Arizona, nine years old, August 13 2003, battered

Alana Rickard-Cowell, Honolulu Hawaii, two months old, April 23 2006, unknown (broken bones)

Rebecca Jeanne Riley, Boston Massachusetts ,4-year-old,December 13 2006 overdose -ADHD medication Clonidine

Eric Roberts, Keene Texas, June 16 1979 - February 22 1996, restraint

Darian Robinson, Orange County ,Dec. 15, 2001,beaten to death

Ana Rogers, Sparks Nevada, four months old, July 2005, pre-existing injury

Genevieve "Genny" Rojas, Chula Vista California, four years old, July 21 1995, starvation, scalded

Guadalupe Rosales III, San Antonio Texas, April 2005 - June 13 2006, battered

Paola Rosales, Milton Ontario, fourteen years old, July 3 2001, suicide

Kyle Anthony Ross, Massachusetts, September 7 1995 - June 9 2001, rottweiler

Marlon Santos, Worcester Massachusetts, five months old, November 5 1998, missing

Andres E Saragos, Warm Springs Oregon, August 5 1995 - July 13 2000, baked in car

Kaden Schnitzler,Winnebago County Illinois, 2-year-old ,September 25 2006, head injury

Gina M Score, Plankinton South Dakota, May 7 1985 - July 21 1999, baked by boot camp

Caprice Scott, Florida, infant, 1999, mother in foster care

Ryan Scott, Sheffield Lake Ohio, two years old, March 27 1998, battered

Krystal Scurry, Aiken County South Carolina, February 1989 - November 2 1991, rape/murder

Andrew (Andy) Setzer, California, April 27 1995 - August 2 1999, battered

Joshua Sharp, Las Vegas Nevada, fifteen months old, August 15 2006, infection

Ariel Shaw, Bibb County Georgia, nineteen months old, January 26 2000, battered

Vivan Uk Sheppard, Jacksonville Florida, eight months old, May 15 1999, suffocation

Colby Shirley, Gallup New Mexico, eighteen months old, March 20 2006, battered

Joseph H Shriver, Pennsylvania, March 2 1997 - October 5 1997, battered
Quincey L Simmons, Omaha Nebraska, August 21 1997 - March 24 2001, battered

Isaiah Simmons,Carroll County Maryland,17-year-old ,January 23 2007,restrained

Christopher Simpson, Howell Michigan, seven years old, November 14 1998, fire

Jordan Simpson n Richard Morrison II, Howell Michigan, five years old, November 14 1998, fire

Nicole Simpson ne Desira Morrison, Howell Michigan, seven years old, November 14 1998, fire

Devin A Slade, Milwaukee Wisconsin, October 23 2000 - June 19 2001, asphyxiation

John Smith, Fishersgate England, four years old, December 24 1999, battered and bitten

Mikinah Smith, Cincinnati Ohio, one year old, March 18 2003, battered

Tristan Sovern, Greensboro North Carolina, sixteen years old, March 4 1998, restraint

Jushai Spurgeon, North Las Vegas Nevada, fourteen months old, April 3 2005, scalding

LeRon St John, Detroit Michigan, fifteen years old, March 1 2003, untreated tuberculosis

Lloyd Stamp, Edmonton Alberta, seventeen years old, September 29, 2005, suicide

Tommy Stacey, Carmichael California, three months old, January 3 2005, SIDS

Elizabeth (Lisa) Steinberg ne Launders, New York City, May 14 1981 - November 4 1987, battered

Chris Surbey, Winnipeg Manitoba, October 13 1987 - June 6 2005, stabbing
Yasmin Taylor, Paterson New Jersey, seven months old, May 8 1994, virus

Lakeysha Tharp, Irmo South Carolina, six months old, April 7 2004, asphyxiation

Adam Michael Thimyan, Riverview Florida, October 2 1986 - April 3 2004, gunshot

Timithy Thomas, Banner Elk North Carolina, nine years old, March 11 1999, restraint

Liam Thompson n Dmitry S Ishlankulov, Columbus Ohio, October 3 1999 - October 3 2002, scalding

Michael Tinning, Schenectady New York, two years old, March 2 1981, asphyxiation

Kelly Ann Tozer, Egg Harbor City New Jersey, eighteen months old, July 30 2005, drowning

Patrick Trauffler, Phoenix Arizona, six weeks old, February 18 2003, battered

Heaven Traverse, Winnipeg Manitoba, two years old, January 14 2005, battered

Demetrius Tyler, Johnson City Tennessee, six months old, November 10 2004, drowning

Tyler Vanpopering, Southgate Michigan, September 23 2003 - April 14 2004, battered

Jacqueline Venay, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, six years old, September 21 1998, battered

Reena Virk, Saanich British Columbia, fourteen years old, November 14 1997, teen swarming

Kellise Waites, Chicago IL , 2 months old, May 8, 2004, suffocation

George Walker III, DeKalb County Georgia, ten months old, November 7 2002, choking

Michelle Walton, Boston Massachusetts, October 6 1994, asphyxiation

Erickyzha Warner, Utica New York, July 19 2002 - May 31, 2004, untreated burns

Shane Devell Washington, Fresno California, fifteen months old, circa 1996, drowning

Evan Watkins, Las Vegas Nevada, twenty one months old, July 11 1996, battered

Omar Wellington, Toronto Ontario, seventeen years old, July 15 2006, stabbing

Kathryn Westerfield, Canton OH , 4 year old, Jan. 29, 2006, beaten to death

Devin Wilder, Cleveland Ohio, July 29 1998 - April 21 2001, battered

Dominic J Williams, Saint Louis Missouri, June 8 1987 - June 3 2004, strangulation

Andrew Wilson, Owensboro Kentucky, three years old, August 7 2005, drowning

Lorenzo J Wilson, Seattle Washington, January 29 2004 - October 22 2004, battered

Rilya Wilson, Florida, born September 29 1996, 2001, lost

Michael Spencer Wiltsie, Silver Springs Florida, September 18 1987 - February 5, 2000, restraint

Jimmy Allan Wood, Adams County Colorado, fourteen years old, November 13 2002, drug overdose

Jonnie Wood, Springdale Arkansas, eight years old, August 13 2005, drowning

Braxton D Wooden, Missouri, May 15 1997 - June 2 2005, gunshot

Donte L Woods, West Palm Beach Florida, February 25 1986 - May 27 2002, gunshot

Thomas (T J) Wright, Providence Rhode Island, three years old, October 31 2004, battered

Willie Wright, San Antonio Texas, fourteen years old, March 4 2000, restraint

Rufus Manzie Young Jr, Michigan, four years old, April 6 2003, battered

This is loving care these children recived by Children's protective services. Every one of them were in states custody at time of thier deaths.
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#10 Author of original report

Why do people judge so wrongfully and quickly?

AUTHOR: Mamakisses2905 - (U.S.A.)

Well I see how America is divided into two kinds of people :

1. Against CPS - these kind of people are against abuse of any kind to a child, and who know the truth of CPS abusing the kids.

2. With CPS - these kind of people are all for CPS taking children out of loving homes and putting them in the foster care system.


When someone sees or hears that our children are in foster care and that false allegations are placed on us, they automaticly assume that we are guilty. Why? Just because a drug test says positive, and everyone of the drug test since that positive test have vanished into thin air, does not mean we are doing something wrong! A oral drug screen has to be done the correct way or a false positive will show up.

When a oral drug screen is not to touch nothing but the fluids of the mouth and is touched by two individules, it is to be thrown out and a new test given. I have evidence of these findings and will bring home my children home due to drug test done wrong, and all my past cases are ruled out due to false allegations. So go on and judge us, we have the Lord above with us every step of the way! May the Lord blessen your eyes and your heart, to be able to see the truth and not what a book has taught you. In Jesus name I pray, amen.



By the way, if CPS is doing so good for the children's safety, then why has sexual abuse allegations been swept under the rug? Why has a child been given over to their abuser? Why does no one listen to the voice of that of an innocent child? Why is the child being taught that what daddy is doing is in fact ok to do? When will these voiceless victims be heard?
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#11 Consumer Comment

How

AUTHOR: Nicole - (U.S.A.)

How were the tests done that deem them "incorrect"? Were they contaminated? Did you view this and if so why did you not stop it then? Again, did you ask for a retest the same day that the results came back? Were both tests positive?

Yes, leaving the baby on the bed was a huge mistake, but I also think that maybe there is more to that. Babies don't just break, they fall all the time and don't break bones. Maybe this was not the first fall?

And yes, how you live does reflect on you. If your children are not eating properly because you cannot afford groceries, they should not be in the home. If they are being left alone at a young age because you don't have a sitter, they should not be in the home. Plain and simple. Now, I am not saying you did these things, but CPS has a job to do, and frankly, I would prefer they look into innocent people then let one child stay in a horrible home.
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#12 Author of original report

Why so Quick to JUDGE?!

AUTHOR: Mamakisses2905 - (U.S.A.)

THE DRUG TEST WE TOOK WAS THE ORATECT III FLUID DRUG SCREEN, IS GIVEN LIKE A DNA TEST - SWABBING THE MOUTH. CPS CASE WORKER SAID HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING, AND THAT WE WERE GUINNE PIGS FOR IT. OUR TEST TOOK ROUGHLY 25 TO 30 MINS, AND WE WERE TOLD TO HOLD UNDER OUR TOUNGES UNTIL BLUE LINE REACHES THE END. WHEN TEST WAS DONE, FIANCEE'S FELL APART TO WHICH HE WAS TOLD TO PULL IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH WITH HIS FINGERS, AND CASE WORKER HAD TO PUSH IT DOWN INTO VIAL. UPON LEAVING WE ARE ASKED TO DO ANOTHER DRUG TEST THE NEXT DAY, NO PROBLEM. WE BOTH WENT TOGETHER AND SUBMITTED A HAIR STRAND DRUG SCREEN. COME COURT TIME JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE ARE SHOCKED TO FIND OUT ALL THE DRUG SCREENS WE DID HAD COME UP MISSING! HMMM? SMELL SOMETHING WRONG, I DO!

I AM NOW FINDING OUT THAT BOTH MY EX'S HAVE AN AGENDA .....

TAKING AWAY WHAT IS LEFT IN MY LIFE - MY CHILDREN! HAVE NOT SEEN MY OLDEST IN 2mon AND THE OTHER FOUR, WELL SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT AT THE VISIT DUE TO I DON'T KNOW.

SO IN CLOSING ...... I KNOW WHAT I WROTE SOUNDS LIKE HE IS A DRUG ADDICT - NO THE PROBATION THING WAS & IS A SET UP BY MY EX'S! HE IS TRUELY THE ONLY MAN I WOULD LET AROUND MY CHILDREN. CHANGED HIS LIFE A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN HIS OLDEST WAS BORN, WHICH IS MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR THE OTHER DADDY'S OF MY KIDS. TO THEM, FIANCEE IS DADDY. SINCE THE 2 EX'S DON'T LIKE DOING THEIR JOB AS A FATHER. SO AGAIN BELIEVE ME IF YOU WANT TO - FIANCEE IS AN AWESOME FATHER AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THESE KIDS AND I. HAVE A BLESSED EVENING.
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#13 Consumer Comment

Your still guilty in CPS's eyes when You ARE INNOCENT!

AUTHOR: Mamakisses2905 - (U.S.A.)

I would not change a thing about my life! If not for two ex's, then I would not be blessed with five little angel's. The way you live should not reflect CPS's view of a person. As long as the children are loved, taken care of, and disciplined correctly. Yes, it was a poor decision on my behalf to place the baby on the bed, but honestly you can not learn parenting out of a book. Parenting is learned each every day of caring for a child. No, I am not an expert in motherhood! I did make a mistake, and I am truely sorry for the decision I made in placing my baby on the bed.

Now as for the drug test, both of our test were done inncorrectly. Believe what you will, but we know the truth and will bring home the children where they should be.
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Well

AUTHOR: Nicole - (U.S.A.)

If he was actually clean and did not relapse ( I don't know and I don't judge, meth is a damn hard addiction to kick ), why did you not immediately get a second test? It may not have kept CPS from removing the kids, but you would know for sure.

Hon, he is an addict. Maybe he did relapse and was just ashamed. Maybe it was just that once. But you should not blame CPS for a "false positive" unless you have 100% evidence that it was false.

You need to focus on getting your kids back. If you are a good mother, it should be ok. Too soon, people will flock to this report complaining that they too had their children stole. Too often these people put their kids in poor situation, abusive partners, drug addicts in the house, too many kids not enough income.

I do not work for CPS, nor have I ever had a child taken by them. I can only imagine the pain that causes. But CPS has no incentive to take children away from good homes. No, they do not get the money. That money the government (and it is NOT 17 trillion as some claim) pays for each child taken goes tot he foster families to help care for the kids, if it even comes.

The point is, CPS's interest is in putting kids in safe homes. That is where I agree with them. All kids deserve to be safe, and frankly, until you fiance proves that he did not relapse, or until you boot him, your home is not safe.

I wish you the best, and I hope that someone starts believing your little girl, what hey dad did to her was wrong.
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CPS stealing children.

AUTHOR: Gretchen - (U.S.A.)

Hello,

You asked for suggestions so here are a few. Your household set up is a typical CPS case- five children ( how many baby daddys?) and a "fiancee", limited education, a child with a disability and poor judgement. Do you have any idea how hard a small child has to fall on a floor to break a bone in their leg? Why would you put the child in a position that could result in her falling?

You need to focus on getting your children back home and dump the "fiancee". How interesting that your man has a history of methamphetamine addiction but you are so convinced that he had a false positive on the drug test. Despite what some nutballs on this site claim, CPS workers do not gain anything by removing children from their parents and placing them in foster care- no "bonuses", raises, promotions etc. I do whatever can be done to prevent children from being placed outside of the home but if there is actual evidence of serious harm to the children I have no choice but to ask the court for an order to remove the children.

Where I work, CPS workers get blamed on a regular basis for children being abused in their parents home and not removing them before the abuse took place. We get blamed no matter what happens: leave them with the parents and get raked over the coals when a parent kills the child or remove the child and get accused of lying, kidnapping and being cruel to people. Just take care of your children and there is nothing to worry about.
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