Federal Lawsuits against DHS/CPS

I suggest you completely read this and see how much of it applies in your case. If there have been things not followed report it to the Brian A monitor

Brian A. Monitor

Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor

436 6th Ave. N

Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 532-5034

No. 3-00-0445
U.S. District Court
Middle District of Tennessee
Nashville Division

Case Summary

In response to requests from local child welfare advocates to investigate the systemic failings of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS), Children’s Rights filed a class action suit in 2000 on behalf of the more than 9,000 children in DCS custody. A settlement agreement calling for sweeping reforms was reached in 2001, but initially yielded few results through several changes in leadership. In 2003, Children’s Rights brought a contempt action in federal court seeking to expedite implementation of the court-ordered reforms. In the years since the contempt motion, DCS under new leadership has made some progress, especially on infrastructural issues, but much work remains to be done before the benefits of the settlement are fully delivered to the State’s abused and neglected children. 
Children’s Rights is continuing to monitor the work of DCS to ensure the health and safety of children in the Tennessee foster care system (Learn more…)

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158 thoughts on “Federal Lawsuits against DHS/CPS

  1. shawna allen says:

    I have had DCS in my home since November of 2007. In February 2008 I informed my DCS worker that I wanted to speack to an attorney before speaking with her. On march 11 I was court ordered to comply with services. On march 12 Dcs family councilor came to my home and I comlied. On march 19th my husband and I attended a family team meeting. I explianed that alot of the statements Dcs was making were false. My husband and I were given a drug screen which we PASSED and were then informed our children were being removed because WE ARE IN DENIAL!!!! We have complied. We have had a CCP evaluation, Mental Health Intake, Anger managment, and family services have been completed as well as taking a hair folicial test. The judge feels my children should not have been removed as well as some of the people who are working for the department. My children were taken because I called them liers. The judge ordered OPEN AND LIBIARIAL visits until our review date which is Aprial 29th, But we have been informed that DCS doesn`t care what the judge said. We have only seen our children for 4 in march and 4 hours this month which is the bare minimum that is stated in their POLICIES AND PROCEDURES! I am confadient that I will have my children back in a week on April 19th. One of DCS own employees is testifing in our behalf. My children should have never been taken. A case was opened on me when a family memeber of mine made a complaint after I had reported her to Her case manager. When my family memeber was investigated on the information I reported, she fafiled a drug screen, her children were missing adderal and most of the clothes that had returned the the store, but DCS closed her case!! I want someone to review her case and mine and explian to me why in the hell my children were taken yet my family memeber got her case closed!! As soon as i can find an attorney who will take my case with no retainer(to be included in damages) I am suing.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    this happend to me in california. i was at work and got a call that the d.c.s worker came to my grandmothers house to question my son at the time was only six years old. so i left work went to the house and twenty minutes later the worker and sheriff showed up would not tell me what was happening. through agruments and trying to figure out why they were there it ended. my son was to visit his mother so the worker and i took him there to his mother. i was told i would get him back monday morning at the court house where the mother and i was to have mediation for a move away order i filed. he was to be there at 730 but never showed his mother told me that the worker gave her custody. this was all based off lies from a neighbor that would not pay me for work done. and to find out the worker was the worker for the mother on her case were she had her daughter removed from her on several charges. and still going to court on the matter. i had the venue changed to another city in the county and that is when i found out that the worker and mother are friends. the worker left a message making fun of me on my phone. and told me that she would do anything to get my son. my son even told me that the worker had told him to say that my grandmother abused him or the judge would take him away. even the mothers attorney said that my son is a liar in court. it was a hard year and never would wish this on anyone. i want to sue but cant find an attorney also. all i can say is keep your head up. this will end soon and the most important thing is the childrens mental wealthfare after a trauma such as this they have a hard time readjusting and it is up to us to isure they know how much we love them.

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  3. L.E. says:

    I am disappointed and mad as hell at reading these testimonials. It amazes me and proves to me, the mass of families being dragged through a court system that that has no heart but only rules followed strictly not taking reasons, trauma. A child can be helped. If the courts see that felons, at least out here in California, can go free becuase there is no room in jails out, the state lets them out despite theft,drug related crimes, possession etc background. but for us dragged through the same system and with children minus felons is only one of the insane actions this country is doing to fix the states. My twins are 12, they are both bipolar, one not as mature as the other. I had a kidney transplant, thus I’m considered disabled as well. There is no family, dad gone, grandparents gone. All we have had is the community. More of my story will be posted on my new website: http://www.warriorsunite.com. We will build where one or two are gathered together, miracles can happen. This system will accomodate us. Feel free to email me your thought at uswarrior1@comcast.net

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  4. mary tidwell says:

    my horror story started 2-21-07 over a bruise caused by a faulty car seat that the health dept gave me! adjudication finally happened 11 months later on 1-22-08! reasons found children dependent/neglected? “unexplained bruising and improper use of a car seat” We immediately appealed but juvenlie court still has not released the file up to circuit court for we can get the appeal process started!
    i am on my 3rd court appointed attorney that refuses to defend my parental rights, corrupt judge that wouldn’t know due process rights if stamped on her forehead! CPS, DCS, foster parents committing perjury. service providers refusing to help and do the right and moral thing because they don’t want to lose the DCS contracts. I have contacted state reps, us and state senators, governor, attorney general, us attorney general, all local media channels, etc… no one cares to expose the corruption and lies while DCS has set a date this oct to terminate our rights!!!! Told us this jan they were going to do it for they could adopt my now 2 y old out to the more affluent foster home that they specifically created to get my child. we are not even criminally charged with anything!! BUt get to lose out child! she was 10m the day of illegal removal she just turned 2 4-21-08. no b-days, no holiday visitaion–nothing but 3 hour supervised till feb 2008, now every other weekend unsupervised! please help!!!! I am actively seeking people to join my class action against all the people who refuse to address this miscarriage of justice!!!!

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  5. Floyd Moore says:

    I have recently lost my 4 year old little boy to murder! The step-father who had prior allegations of abuse (toward my son) turned in on him punched my son twice in the stomach and then spanked him with a belt which resulted in my sons death do to blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Step-Father is currently incarcerated in jail on First Degree Murder and my sons mother is incarcerated for Permitting Child Abuse. I want DHS to pay. I would appreciate any feedback. EMAIL me at cash_lumberjack@yahoo.com name the subject of your feedback ..CHILD ABUSE.. Thank You for your time and GOD BLESS you all!
    STOP THE ABUSE!!!!!!! Floyd

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  6. Laura Duckkhorn says:

    Im a stepgrandmother of a daughter that got in trouble with DCS in Memphis TN. I can not believe what we have been through. This dept can do and say what ever they want and the courts back them up. We have a 2 year old Grandson that has never been given a fair chance. I did everything the dept said to do. And have it documented in there records. And they can still lie about it. And the Judges won’t correct the Dept. I trusted and belivied in a Dept, DCS that has no acountiblty.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    My children have been through a terrible time thanks to DCS/child protective services and the judical system. I am appalled at the lies that this system will believe. My daughter had been inappropriately touched by her father and after speaking with her the DCS worker said that since it was a divorce case she did not believe the child who was 10 years old at the time. This system is the biggest waste of taxpayers money and the judical system is not far behind. It is a crime what is being done to these childrem. My children spent 50 percent of their time with their dad and are scared to death during that time. There is alcohol abuse and he has an anger problem, but none of that mattered.

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  8. anonymous says:

    i am so thankful to have u all place this information on here about dcs. i too am going through something where dcs took my daughter 8 months ago after my son died which was ruled an accident. they keep saying he was abused and they have all this proof but all i have seen is them trying to cover for each other. my son was very sick and in the hospital all the time and nobody ever thought he was abused all they talked about is how happy he was. i am currently building a case against them for wrongfully taking my daughter from me and false charges when i prove im right and they are wrong im suing everyone involved in this case and they will all be fired!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Im going through a hard time dcs was called on me for lies and my aunt and cousin done it they wanted my 6 month old so they took all 3 of my babies because i would not let them have her. they said i abuse my children and dcs did not even investigate it they just beleave it and i have lost my children and i go back to court next month i dont know what to do.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Our family has been going through our mess since Oct. 2006.
    It has been HELL on Earth. This is soooo ridiculous. We are devastated. I can’t believe what DCS can put a family through. We have 7 children and I have 3 left with me, 2 are at their dads, one is at her moms and one is with my mother in law. This has been the biggest mess. DCS didnt come after me until they found out that I didnt believe the allegations against my husband. The made him leave and there has been a no contact order with him and my 8 yr. old since Oct. 2006. He has supervised visits with theh biological children. Ugh!!!! Soooo frustrated.

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  11. Upset in -NC says:

    With DSS you are guilty until proven innocent. My ex-wife has reported me 5 times for abuse. The last one I am stiil in court with. I have lost my second wife over this. My 2 daughters have been removed because she said I was watching them in the shower. My kids have told DSS that this didn’t happen. How many false reports does it take for them to go after her. My kids beg the DSS worker to let them come home and they tell them that they might not ever get to see me again and it scares them. I have been involved in their schools and have them involved with church programs. Their mother ran off when they were 2 and 3 years old. She keeps punshing me for not taking her back and DSS is always on her side. I am going to file a suit against them after this is over. Its scary how easy it is for someone to run their mouth and ruin lives.

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  12. SANDRA CAMERON says:

    IT HURTS TO MUCH TO RECALL. DCFS IS FAKE THEY DO MORE DESTROYING FAMLIES THAN ANYTHING. THEY NEED TO BE EVALUATED. THEY HAVE TAKEN MY BABY AWAY BECAUSE OF THE GREIVANCE OF MY DAUGHTER THAT WAS KILLED NINE YEARS EARLIER. SAID I WAS EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE. FROM THE LOSE OF MY DAUGHTER , THEY TOOK HIM WHEN WE WENT TO REGISTER HIM FOR HIS NEW SCHOOL. RIGHT BEFORE MOTHERS DAY , MY CASE WORKER AMMIE ALLISE WENT OUT OF TOWN I DID NOT EVEN KNOW WERE THYE TOOK HIM . I WANTED TO DIE. THAT WAS IN 2004 IM STILL FIGHTING THEM TO GET HIM, THE JUDGE PUT A NOCAONTACT ORDER AGAINST MY OLDEST SON, BECAUSE I CALLED THE POLICE ON HIM FOR BEING A BAD INFLENCE BECAUSE HE GOT DESTRUCTIVE. THEY ARE EVIL AND LIE AND MINIPULATE. SO THEY CAN GET THER BONUS.

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  13. SANDRA CAMERON says:

    MY LITTLE BOY HAS HAD HIS JAW BROKEN AND HAD TO WIRED IT SHUT, FOR SIX WEEKS IN THE FOSTER HOME THEN SIX MOTHS LATER HE WAS REMOVED FORM THE SAME HOME BECASUE A OLDEST SON SEXUALLY ABUSED HIS YOUNGER SISTER. YESSTERDAY I WAS INFORMED THAT THYE ARE DOIN A INVESTEGATION BECASEU MY LITTLE BOY WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED. aND THEY SAY I ABUSED HIM BECAUSE I HAD CONTACT WITH MY OLDEST SON AFTER THREE YEARS. AND THEY WERE IN THE PROCESS OF CLOSEING MY CASE AND INCVOLVING HIM IN FAMILY THERAPY SECIONS AT THE SCHOOL. INSTEAD THEY TOOK HIM AGAIN AFTER I COMPLEATED THE SEVICE PLAN AND BEYOUND.I HAD HIM FOR NINE MONTHS AND THEY TOOK HIM BECAUSE WE HAD CONTACT WITH MY OLDEST SON. THEY DONT CARE WHAT THEY DO TO CHILDREN MOTHERS FAMILIES. I AM SO AMAZED THAT I HAVE HELD THREW. I AM SO SAD AND EMTY WITHOUT MY CHILDREN. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS THESE CORUPTED HUMAN S. AND GIVE THEM SOME KIND EMPATHY. THESE CHILDEREN ARE OUR FUTURE. WE ARE PEOPLE I AM A HEARING IMPAIRED SINGLE MOTHER WITH A DISABILIETY THEY HAVE TAKEN THE MOST PRECIOUSE TIME IN MY LIFE AWAY FROM ME ALL TO TOURTURE AND ABUSE THEM. I BEGG SOMEONE OR ALL TO WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING BEFORE IT HAPPENS TO SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE OR CHILDREN.

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  14. amber hansen says:

    I AM FROM IOWA AND I KNOW THAT DHS IS TOTALLY NOT IN THE WELL INTEREST IN THE CHILD. MY SON WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM HIS FATHER AND PUT INTO FOSTER CARE AFTER HIS FATHER MOVED TO SOUTH DAKOTA WITH HIM. HE WAS GRANTED CUSTODY BY A JUDGE!!!! MY SON HAS NOW BEEN IN FOSTER CARE FOR OVER A YEAR AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HOME FOR GOOD TODAY AND THE WORKER IN THIS CASE SOMEHOW HAS PUT A HAULT TO IT. WE HAVE TWO MONTHS OR OUR TIME IS UP. ALL FOR MOVING TO A DIFFERENT STATE. YET AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE ONE SON AND TWINS ON THE WAY. AND THE SON WE HAVE IS ONLY SIX YEARS OLD AND THEY NEVER TOOK HIM. THEY SAY ITS A DIFFERENT CASE. ALL THE WORKER WANTS TO DO IS GET THE BONUS AND THE MONEY FOR ADOPTING OUT A PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL BLONDE HAIR BLUE EYED BOY. THE BONUS IS ALL THEY SEE.

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  15. It has been almost a year. My grandson wants home with his dad in the worst way. DHS has lied, acted without jurisdiction, refused contact for my son and his little boy (whom he has raised alone for over 7.5 years), acted without jurisdiction in getting a bogus psychosexual evaluation, caused a 14-man police raid on 2 homes for a recording they lied about saying that we recorded them, when they were concerned because we caught them, on tape, admitting to causing emotional abuse, caused my grandson to be exposed to sexual abuse (when that was the lie the police pulled on my son over some internet pictures – not that he ever hurt – or has been accused of – ever hurting his son); forced our website trying to defend ourselves to be taken down and are trying to take away custody before the jurisdictional contest hearing can take place and before my son can even be tried or exonerated for the false charges that DHS has helped create. No one will help us in Oegon. My grandson is an amazing and wonderful little man. He’s been placed with his mother who abandoned him at 8 and been forced into some very bad situations. DHS terminated parental rights without my son having a right to be present. My son’s had to switch attorneys and would get no help from the Oregon state bar against an attorney who withheld documents from him. He barely gets to see his son, if at all – even when counselors and attorneys have said that the two of them need to see each other for my grandson’s welfare and the judge has ordered it – FIVE times. We’ve contacted every public official in and out of Oregon and have letters from all of them turning us away or passing the buck. We have proof of their egregious actions toward my grandson in retaliation for our complaining. We have very sound proof of their constant lies. In Oregon, DHS/CPS has taken over 10,000 – 12,000 kids per year, half of them for the ‘threat of harm’ (same excuse they pulled on my son), claiming that there’s no abuse or sign of abuse – ever – only that DHS/CPS believes that someday, in the future, there might be. We’re looking actively for peoples’ help. We’re looking actively for lawyers in this state or who can practice here who will help us. We’ve lost every dime fighting this, and are still working hard to keep fighting. These people need stopped now. A reform is in order – and we’ll stand with anyone who is willing to come forward.

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  16. all these stories are very sad and mine is no different. I could tell you about the 4 siblings that were intentionally seperated for NO REASON at all but I won’t, it is to stressful. What I will share is what we all already know. There is NO power greater than DSS. They are above the law, have no accountability and can do and STEAL children when they please and make up why they did it. Their agency will continue to be funded by the government. The fed gov will tell you they have nothing to do with state decisions but they do. Right down to rewarding agencies via bonus to abduct children and steal them from their families. I’d like to find the organization or the dept in Washington that is fighting for our civil rights. How ignorant can we be, slavery is NOT DEAD. Children are boldly stolen by DSS ever day and the law is beneath DSS and they ignore this horiffic crime of stealing children.

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  17. CPS has lied to the judge saying she never investigated me which she did. They never talked to my doctors to see if I was med compliant, they never even knew the dosages of my children’s med’s. They are just believing what my abusive husband has to say. My daughter’s theripist even told cps at their table meeting that I was not a danger to my children and CPS leaves him safety monitor which he’s a danger to them mentally, verbally and emotionally. and the god mother tried calling CPS a half of dozen times to voice her concern about my husband. He’s a very controlling person and scary and the judge said she’d go along with CPS decision I need to sue CPS for being totally wrong my husband which I have left I couldn’t bring my children with me due to CPS and he doesn’t even want to take care of my children when he and I were talking he would tell me you have to come home and do your job. Well he laid the guilt trip on me and I wanted to go to a homeless shelter and that wasn’t good enough for him so he took me back to the house and held me hostage and kept telling me that if I told anybody that he would take my kids and I would never see them again. Finally he let me go after 2 weeks but now I’m so scared for my children. Please help we need a class action lawsuit against CPS. They have left my children in a very dangerous situation with my soon to be ex-husband.

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  18. Hi CPS took my child because my ex-husband lost custody and used them. What started out as a catfight turned into a nightmare. I damaged a “door” but CPS returned her. 43 days later they kidnapped her and tortured her for almost 6 months. They then shipped her out of state to the fathers house where the phone was disconnected and she was stripped of her cell phone. She was held hostage while CPS gives custody to the father. CPS knows that my daughter isnt abused but they want the BLOCK GRANTS. They are an EVIL entitity that needs to be stopped out. We need to go to the media, TV and start voting for honest politicians if we ever expect change. VOTE NO TO H.3038 that renews ASFA (Adoption Safe families act) that gives BLOCK GRANTS to CPS. Until we do the kidjacking and corruption will never stop.

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  19. Jesse & Kelly Dobbins says:

    Our children were reomoved from us in August 2006. We went to all the programs they asked us to, Parenting, Domestic Violence, although there was no domestic violence, and Drug Diversion Program, when we finished they would not accept our completions because we did not finish in 6 months, but all the surrounding counties in california give up to 36 months, we completed in 9 months.The social worker lied on all her reports, made statements from others that were never said, when this was brought up in court, with proof of her lies, the judge still sided with the social on everything. Nothing we had to say ever mattered. In this county, social workers get $10,000 dollars for every child they adopt out, so they have a 90% adoption rate. My children are now up for adoption and living in another state. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to stop it and bring my child home please email me Keldobbins@aol.com

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  20. Amanda TN/MS says:

    My 17 year old daughter and her 7 month old son were taken from her guardian by dcs a few months ago. After a misunderstanding about a webcam in her room. The police checked the computer and webcam and found nothing to back up DCS’s charges. My daughter also told them the day they came to get her and her son the information they had was wrong. She never made those statements. They took them away anyway. They placed them in an 2 different african american foster home. Which wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t try to force their believes and way of live on her and her son. Dcs has lied and treated her all most everyday since. Telling her if she complains about how she’s been treated or if she doesn’t watch her mouth. They will take her baby and she will never see him again. I also heard the foster mother say if she didn’t watch her mouth she would get her monthly allowance ($30). Her DCS woeker took her shopping for clothes she didn’t like the outfit the DCS worker picked out and didn’t want to try it on. The worker told her in Walmart if you don’t do what i say i can have your baby taking away. She asked for a lawyer and they refused to get her one until the day she went to court. Her lawyer informed the judge that she had asked DCS to bring the children to her 2 weeks before the court date they refused. My daughter was getting low on food, diapers and other items her and her son needed the foster family wouldn’t take her to the store and her case worker took almost 2 days to take her shopping. They will not let her leave the house unless they are going somewhere. We informed the judge of this on July 31 2008 he had her moved to a new home. Also on July 31 2008 we arrived at the court house to find my daughter in tears. Her DCS worker was grabbing at her cloths and yelling at her to take off her coat in the waiting area of the court house. At the new home she’s in. She said she feels like a dog they keep in a cage that they feed when they feel like it. We have contacted DCS’s home office in Nashville TN and they have done nothing. We are now talking to the governors office in TN. We gave them a week to reply.We have also informed the legal department for the Governor if we don’t heard from them we will be fileing another lawsuit against DCS,each of the workers on our case and the Governor personaly. Dcs has lied,filed false reports, blackmailed and threaten my daughter. They also file charges on my daughter and didn’t tell her until she had been in their custody for almost 3 weeks. Now since we went to court they have changed the charges against her and told her they had some kinda video of her abusing her son. My lawyer nor my daughters lawyer has heard anything about a tape or seen such a tape.

    My family and I will keep fighting to get this stopped. Since it seem that the first lawsuit did nothing to fix DCS and it’s problems.

    Anyone in TN or any state should contact your governor’s office ASAP don’t let DCS ruining anymore lives.
    Governor’s office in TN 615-741-2001

    Good luck to you all and God bless

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  21. Amanda TN/MS says:

    I found this and it gives me some hope.

    Family Rights Today: Mother Awarded 4.9 Million Dollars In Lawsuit Against CPS
    April 02, 2007 02:35 AM EDT (Updated: April 02, 2007 03:35 AM EDT)
    views: 740 | rating: 10/10 (20 votes) | comments: 34
    A Southern California mother, Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick, filed a lawsuit against Child Protective Services (CPS). She claimed caseworkers had unjustly taken her children in February 2000. The children were ages 6 and 9 at the time. The accusation against her was that she was telling the children that their father was trying to take them away from her.

    Because of this, the children were placed in the Orangewood Children’s Home. The children were kept there for a month, then transferred to a foster home for two months. Eventually they were placed in their father’s custody, and the mother had to endure the humiliation of supervised visits.

    Another family destroyed!

    But wait! The mother recovered from the injustice done to her enough to file a federal lawsuit based on violations of Constitutional law. With the help of an attorney, Shawn A. McMillan, they went after the Orange County (California) Department of Social Services and three caseworkers.

    In the lawsuit the mother alleged the caseworkers intentionally misled the court, fabricated evidence against her, and hid exculpatory evidence. She also alleged that caseworkers withheld information from the judge regarding the emotional distress of the children, who wanted to be with their mother. Also alleged was that a supervisor in the agency refused Kinship Care rights to relatives without good cause, forcing the children to stay longer in foster care.

    On March 23, 2007, after a seven-week civil trial, the jury found the Department of Social Services and caseworkers Marcie Vreeken and Helen Dwojak liable for violating the mother’s parental rights and violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

    Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick was awarded 4.9 million dollars. The jury also awarded her an additional $5,900 in punitive damages. The large settlement was intended to ‘send a message’ to Child Protective Services bureaucrats.

    In a press release after the settlement the attorney gave this list of illegal practices of the caseworkers involved:

    … detention of children without a finding of imminent danger or serious physical injury;

    … interviewing children without a parent present;

    … continuing detention after learning there was no basis to do so;

    … using trickery and fabricated evidence;

    … failing to adequately train employees regarding the Constitutional rights of parents.

    The attorney added:

    “My client Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick, is satisfied by the Jury’s recognition of the harm that the defendants caused her. But, obviously, no amount of money can ever undo the damage inflicted upon Ms. Fogarty-Hardwick or her children. We expect the Jury’s 4.9 million dollar verdict will cause the County of Orange and its Department of Social Services to implement procedures to prevent future abuses by County social workers and protect other families.”

    My opinion: I consider this to be outrageously good news. More people should be filing charges against CPS, but they don’t, mainly because they have a hard time finding attorneys willing to represent them. The attorneys know that CPS maims families by splitting them up using trumped up, inaccurate, or fictitious accusations. But it seems most attorneys don’t have the guts to fight CPS. Perhaps it isn’t a politically correct move to sue this overly powerful agency, yet this is what needs to be done if we’re ever going to be able to stop caseworkers from unfairly decimating families.

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  22. Donna says:

    This all stareted for myself and the 1 st child I had 21 years ago.
    I hd been seeing this guy I met at the resturant I was working His “FAMILY” owned
    it, from the first time he took me home from work they hated me.
    we was married and I found out I was pregnant. he left after the baby was born and I have not seen him in 17 years.
    Now his family went to CPS in houston in april of 1987 and thruogh the court. my son through CPS was adopted in april of 87 but my son was not born until november 1987.
    the lies that was told was I did drugs and drank, this was not true. I was only 18 and I guess at the time very DUMB!
    The case was closed and could not be opened. when my son was born 2 months after that
    the grandparents came to visit and wanted to take him for a visit. little did I know
    about what had taken place in april. and I agreed to let him go. they took him to the CPS office and they all signed the paper work but me. and I have never seen my son again it has been 21 years. that is only the beginning with CPS and a family that I have all ways been the black sheep to. in 89 I had a daughter I sent her to my moms to keep for the weekened in 91 and my mom got drunk instead of calling me she called my cousin which hated me. and she dropped my daughter off at CPS and they
    never tried to contact me until the day of the court hearing, I was in another state at the time, and was no way I could make it there.parential rights was taken away. and I have never seen my daughter again after 19 years. CPS has had it out for me since day one. I have all my kid’s taken away due to LIES, family members that hate
    me it’s a long story. I lost 3 of my babys just three years ago, there dad lied badly
    on me and with the past I now have with CPS this was cause to give him my children and lie to me because I wanted my girls safe and not with strangers I let him lie and lost all rights to my kid’s. there is alot to this, I have changed my life for the good. he has never been investigated if they had they would have known just before all this he locked his self in a public restroom for 4 hours doing drugs. the police dept. firemen ambulance managers and others was there. they did not care he also was charged with malestation on his oldest daughter and they didn’t want to hear this. he MESSED with my little girl that is with him now and being 3 they do not just tell exactly what their daddy did to them with out it happening. the girls was lied to about me and because of CPS and their dad they hate me. I want my girls back I am tired of the lies from CPS and never given a chance. my girls are my life. he has taken off with them and I can not find them. please if anyone knows how I can get back at CPS/DHS/whatever you want to call them. I can think of other things to call them, but not apporiate for some viewers. PLEASE HELP! contact me at donnagriffin5@aol.com I will do whatever I have to to have them stopped at what they are doing. it’s not right I am not perfect but I was and am a great mother to my girls and love them more then anything. other than GOD. I have 21 years they stole from me and the mental and phsical tramua they put me and my children through they owe me and I want them to pay dearly. I need help getting my children back and away from cps and their dad. HELP!
    Donna

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  23. Donna says:

    I want to start a class action suit aganist CPS for what they are doing. they need to be stopped. and someone has to stand up to them. I have nothing to lose they have taken everything from me. what do I do to get the people I need to do this class action?
    if you would like to be apart of this and stop this from happening again to you or someone else. please let me know. thanks Donna
    I can only do this on a contingiousy plan I am in need of an attorney that has a heart and cares about our children.

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  24. Mindy Wilson says:

    My children were removed by cps after a doctor at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital made a number of false accusations, Cps came in and removed my boys without an investigation a year later I was found not guilty of any abuse by two judges however one judge didn’t return either of my boys and when i appealed the second judge return the oldest and sent the baby to live with his dad because “I expected the state to raise him” My baby has been sick since birth and was on Tn care and receiving WIC to help me pay for his special needs formula. The funny thing is cps removed them because they thought he had no insurance.I would like to be involved with or start a petition to Reform Cps /Dcs

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  25. jennie says:

    i was sixteen when i got put into states custody. while i was in i got pregnant. i was sevt to another town. while i was pregnant my caseworker told me that if i voluntarily signed my daughter into custody she could stay with me in the foster home until i turned 18. then i could sign us both out. 7 days before i turned 18 i was switched to another caseworker because mine was “overloaded”. the day came and when i asked to sign her out they told me i couldnt. they told me that i had to do a lot of stuff then submit it to the judge to get her back. i tried ti comply while still in the foster home. it didnt go well. eventually i got kicked out of the home and my baby was taken to another home. for weeks noone would answer my calls and i didnt know where she was or if she was even ok. finally they called i got to see her for 2 hours at their convenience. however, my day did come. 6 months after my birthday i went to court for child support. when i spoke with the judge who i had been under for 2 years i was told that she didnt know anything about it. i was told that she had asked about us personally and was told that my daughter had gone home with me. that day dcs petitioned for custody. AFTER 6 MONTHS WITHOUT MY BABY THEY HAD THE NERVE TO TRY TO GET CUSTODY!!!! two days later they dropped the petition. i got to spend my daughters first birthday with her. it was the most wonderful day of my life. i am now in the middle of a lawsuit. dont give up. my day came yours will too!

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  26. K says:

    CPS/DPSS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT (RIVERSIDE, CA) FOR KIDNAPPING OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT CAUSE
    We are organizing a class action lawsuit against the County of Riverside, the State of California, and all parties involved in unlawfully detaining and holding our children against our will, and without cause. We have documented the deep, imbedded corruption in the “social services” agencies in California. We have filed three lawsuits so far, and are looking for other families who have also been annihilated by this evil. Go to the link at http://www.Fightcps.com to join the fight to save our children.
    TRUTH
    • CPS manufactures multiple nonexistent/fictitious abuse case scenarios to offset true statistical abuse case information.
    • CPS concurrently processes these children from foster care to Adoption, in order to obtain perverse monetary incentives in the form of bonuses.
    • CPS provides a market to neighboring agencies and the courts (Judges, psychologists, visitation monitors, court mandated behavioral class instructors, court appointed legal counsel, etc…), in order for them to financially benefit from the foster care/adoption system they themselves perpetuate.
    • CPS victimizes innocent financially challenged families, and draws them into a corrupt system to utilize their children as pawns for this corrupt child commerce.
    • CPS is utilized by family court officials and attorneys as an adverse tool to extricate children from one parent to the other, with reference to “parental alienation syndrome,” where in truth, the CPS caseworkers are the ones initiating the alienation of these children from their own birth parents. Caseworkers are never allowed to testify in court under the cloak of “CPS Authority” due to possible misuse or conflict of interest related to right to privacy laws (Very convenient)
    • CPS utilizes unlawful & coercive measures to persuade vulnerable parents to submit to statements of nonexistent abuse, forcing desperate parents to “plea bargain” to a CPS fabricated crime, for the return of their children from foster care.
    • CPS fabricates false allegations and most of their “investigations” to purposely mislead or misdirect a case.
    • CPS intentionally fails to prosecute Parents accused of child abuse, since in the majority of cases, no initial crime has been committed. However, CPS continues to claim a crime has been committed, as THEY abuse/neglect the children.
    • CPS knowingly abandons children into the foster care system, conscious that some individuals in these homes physically and/or sexually abuse those in their “protective” custody. CPS ignores crimes committed in foster care through failure to investigate.
    • CPS fails to question these individuals for their abusive conduct, whereby, if it were a birth parent or not a foster care parent, these individuals would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in criminal court.
    • CPS represents themselves in positive personas by omitting, altering, and falsifying documents, so as to mislead the public and or government of their true actions as listed above. Thereby publicly grandstanding, displaying an inaccurate social martyrdom for the well being of children.

    The Police should determine if children need protection from their own parents, since child abuse is a Criminal offense.

    “THE CLUB” PLAYERS IN RIVERSIDE, CA

    ALL THE FOLLOWING ARE GUILTY OF KNOWINGLY LYING IN THIS ABDUCTION OF OUR CHILD:

    Dr. Shelley Susman = OB/GYN who knew mother had no drug history and confirmed her health, but allowed this abduction
    WILLIAM MICHAEL BILES = NEWBORN BABY SNATCHER AT CPS – physically threatened mother and child with serious harm
    Nurse Heather = DRMC Supervising Nurse, present at child abduction and backed up serious harm/threats to mother and child
    Ms. Flores = DRMC records dept. supervisor, stated we have NO access to our child’s records or birth certificate [since CPS illegally abducted our newborn and adoptive parent's names are on birth certificate]
    Valerie Bedore = Banning City CPS newborn baby abduction cohort, on 9/20/07admitted baby had negative meconium [no drugs in mother confirmed back to 16 weeks gestation pregnancy]
    Karrene (Kay) Phillips = Banning City CPS baby abduction cohort, harassed parents repeatedly at visitations
    Ben Brandon = next CPS caseworker, threatened to stop visitations when he brought child late to visits, demanded Parents sign a “case plan” in attempt to prove innocent Parents guilty, when parents refused “case plan” threatened to stop visitations
    Shawnee English = Moreno Valley CPS assistant who ripped newborn out of mother’s arms at visitation when child was sick and parents were demanding medical attention; she refused medical treatment & parents had to call “911” to get help
    Judge Christopher J. Sheldon = Juvenile Judge on Oasis Street in Indio, made mistaken rulings, refused Due Process to parents, refused Evidence and Facts in this case, finally recanted his rulings back to Jurisdiction Hearing, case transferred to Murrietta
    Indio Juvenile Court Clerk = refused all submissions and legal filings from parents, refused to take amendments to case, refused to take any Evidence of parent’s innocence to fight the wrongdoing by CPS, handed back all filings of Evidence by Parents
    Modesto Rios = First attorney assigned to father by Judge Sheldon; Rios refused all calls and refused to communicate with father, refused all requests of father, failed to submit anything for defense of father, failed to state he had contact with father from the start of the case, admitted it finally in court as the transcripts prove = fired
    David Weisen = First attorney assigned to mother by Judge Sheldon; Weisen refused all calls and refused to communicate with mother, failed to submit anything for defense of mother, failed to state he had contact with mother from the start of the case, admitted it finally in court as the transcripts prove = fired
    Karen Cote = 2nd attorney assigned to father by Judge Sheldon; Cote stated that father could do nothing to help in this case, refused to submit anything for father, and stated father was to “do nothing”&”just wait” until Jurisdiction = fired [she refused to give father her email, refused to do her job, refused to work - last words to Father were "go F*** yourself and DIE!"]
    Maria Soliz = 2nd attorney assigned to mother by Judge Sheldon; Soliz insisted on hair follicle test of mother, refused to give test, and then she refused to get hospital “sealed” records to disprove this misinterpretation

    Riverside County and CPS adopted out our beautiful, healthy, infant daughter, completely AGAINST OUR WILL, and against the law when she was only EIGHT HOURS OLD. They already had it all set up with their KANGAROO COURTS AND THEIR TURN-KEY ADOPT-A-WHITE-BABY COMMERCE SYSTEM. Neither parent had any history nor usage of any illegal drugs, and our daughter was born with an APGAR score of 9.8, with absolutely NO DRUGS in her or her mother’s systems. The Palm Springs Desert Regional Medical Center staged a urine test that was tampered with and was wrong, and they refused to use the mother’s blood or re-test her at all. The one urine test was the ONLY basis for their illegal abduction of our newborn infant, and it has been an illegal “legal loophole” battering of our daughter and our Parental rights ever since. On August 8, 2007, our newborn daughter was illegally and forcefully taken by William Michael Biles of Banning CPS, with the help of eight others at Desert Regional Medical center, with no court order nor warrant, and no police present. He physically threatened mother and newborn with the statement “Give me that baby NOW, or you and her will be physically hurt!” and we have fought for our daughter since. CPS contrived multiple hearsay untruths and presented falsifications to the court, without our knowledge. Judge Christopher Sheldon approved the criminal ADOPTION, then granted us a “Contested Jurisdictional Hearing,” and then suddenly, the case was transferred to Southwest Adjudication Center, where Commissioner Fernandez declared he lacked the power to render a Judgment on another Judge’s decision to have the Contested Jurisdiction Hearing, then Fernandez took it off calendar, where it stands today……we have been denied our daughter in this illegal kidnapping, and we have located proof that the County of Riverside and DRMC routinely set new mothers up this way, very often to take newborn white, healthy, drug-free babies to sell them on their own twisted underground baby market. We have been violated entirely, and we will keep fighting for our daughter.
    CONTACT US AT fightcpscalifornia@gmail.com for more information about the lawsuit.

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  27. Angela Kennedy/MS says:

    For 10 years I worked closely in a professional capacity with DHS and Youth Court/Guardian Ad Litems through the Coast Mental Health Centers and a Child Abuse Prevention Center in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties. Now, for the last 9 years, I have used my Masters Degree in Education to teach elementary and middle school students. During these years, my husband and signed up to be adoptive parents through DHS and attended classes, etc. We even attended an adoption picnic once, and were very impressed. Ultimately, we didn’t adopt due to conflicts with my job and the children that were some of my clients through the agencies I worked with/for. I also wrote a Letter to the Editor at the Sun Herald about that adoption picnic trying to encourage people to seek these adoptions.
    Now, the shoe is on the other foot. I can honestly say I have been on both sides of the fence when it comes to child protective services.
    Due to my trust and belief in the “system” of protecting and family reunification of children, I reported the neglect of my 2 nieces (1 & 3 y/o) as well as their 2 older 1/2 sisters (12 & 13 y/o). They were subjected to drug abuse of my brother(who is the father of the 2 babies) and all of the girls’ mother. The 2 babies had their birth mother’s last name on thier birth certificate, and her legal husband’s name who have been separated for many years, although he is not the birth father. My mother paid to have the 3 y/o paternity test completed in order to begin procedings to adopt her, which my brother and the birth mom agreed to and encouraged. This was done before DHS got involved. DHS picked up and placed the children in the Harrison County Shelter in June, 2007 and they were in the shelter for almost 45 days because DHS didn’t have a home to place them in that could take/would take all 4 (DHS wouldn’t separate them). While the children were in the shelter, my mom had to prove that she was a relative, and DHS told her she had to pay for a paternity test on the 1 y/o, which did in fact prove that my brother is the father of 1y/o, and that my was indeed the grandmother. Right after that was completed, a foster home in George County was found that would take all 4 girls temporarily in early July2007. During the summer, DHS conducted a home study of my mom’s home and background check’s on all people in the household, which included me. Everything passed DHS standards, and all 4 girls were placed in my mom’s home during the 3rd week of July 2007. DHS did a couple of home visits with us, and did several school visits, but they were not consistently visiting 2x a month as they are supposed to be doing. All 4 girls thrived and were involved extensively in church activities that they were not in before. DHS initially stated there be no contact w/the children’s biological parents, which was followed. The biological mom and bio dad of the 2 babies willingly committed themselves into Whitfield’s Chemical Dependency Unit, and once released, they passed all drug tests required by DHS in order to have supervised visits with the children. DHS transferred the case to another social worker, who upon her 1st meeting with my mom, me, my brother, and the birth mom, was told that the girls’ mom and my brother(father to the 2 babies) that they HAD to sign papers to turn over the kids to DHS in order so the children could have proceedings started to be adopted by my mother. All 4 children remained in my mom’s home, and I have to interject at this point that my mom recieved NO financial assistance from DHS/State at all during the year placement with my mom. We were told it was because DHS doesn’t help KIN when children are placed with them through DHS. Luckily, my mother is in a position to financially support all 4 girls. The DHS social worker informed my mother that once the girls had been in her home for 1 year, then she would be able to adopt them legally since she was now considered “kin”.
    In Feb. 2008, my mother recieved a letter fromt GWEN BECK, the Foster Parent Division, that she(Ms. Beck) would be removing all 4 girls IF my mother did NOT attend classes to become a certified foster parent. The DHS social worker, Denis Walker, stated to my mother, “Don’t worry about it, I’m not removing those girls.” My mother decided to go ahead and attend the all-day foster parent classes. My step-father wasn’t able to attend, so it was approved by DHS that the “nanny” for the babies to attend with my mom in place of my step-father. On the 1st day of classes, Gwen Beck informed my mother to not return, that she would not certify her. My mother did as the DHS social worker suggested and attended all the classes anyway, completing the entire course and receiving her certificate for completion. Gwen Beck showed favoritism and discrimination towards my mother. All of this can be verified by the “nanny” and the other classmates/attendees, who at the time were too afraid of Gwen Beck to stand up to this injustice for fear that she wouldn’t certify them. After this, my father and his wife, as well as his step-daughter were asked by my mother to attempt to become foster parents in Jones County due to the “veiled” threats of removal of the girls by Gwen Beck. Initially, my father and step-family refused, but then agreed when we all feared that babies, who were biologically KIN to us would be placed elsewhere, and in order to keep the babies, they had to take the 2 older 1/2 sisters as well. At the end of May2008, the older girls went camping with my father and step-mother, which the oldest girl (14), decided she didn’t want to live in Jones County with my father and step-mother after stated to me that she overheard them talking about the money they would recieve for taking the girls as well as planning on getting “support” money from my mom and the paternal grandparents of the older girls who lived in Louisiana. The oldest girl stated that she didn’t want to live with people who “only wants me for money”. DHS then made all the girls go stay in Jones County for the week before court in mid-June. The older girls had been “promised” alot and taken shopping and bowling, etc and made to beleive their life would be like that if they would request to live with them.
    When the day of court arrived (mid-June 2008), DHS informed my mother that court was no big deal, just that Judge Ward was only “making a ruling” and there was no need to have a lawyer. During court, Judge Micheal Ward, appeared to all present that he was confused about why there should be a change in placement from a KIN household to a NON-KIN household. The 2 older girls decided that they would, after that week they spent in Jones County, that they prefered to live up there with my father. All people present at the hearing, including the DHS Social Worker, Denise Walker, believed right up to the last that Judge Ward was planning on keeping the girls in our household, but the Guardian Ad Litem, interrupted him just as he was about to pass his ruling decision and told him that he was to place them in a foster home, and that Gwen Beck had not certified my mother. Judge Ward was very upset that Gwen Beck did not show up for court to explain her actions and decisions, and he had set up a future court date and a court order for Gwen Beck to be required to be present, but due to the GAL, Angelique White pressuring Judge Ward to comply with her recommendation, which he did as Ms. White wanted. At this ruling, DHS then separated the 2 older girls from the 2 younger girls into 2 different foster homes, which each are NON-KIN to the girls placed in each. The 2 babies are KIN to my father, but were not placed with him at his and his wife’s request. The 2 babies are the only biological grandchildren of my mother. My daugther is adopted, but all 3 little girls have been raised together in the same household for the last 3 years (since Hurricane Katrina). This loss has devastated all of us, especially my 5 year old daugther. My father told my daugther on the phone to call the babies foster parent (his step-daughter) and ask to speak to the babies. My daugther called as he advised, but the foster parent wouldn’t answer, so my daugther left a voice message begging to talk to her cousins. A text from the foster parent was recieved almost immediately to “expect harrassment charges” because my 5 y/o daugther called. My father has also infolrmed my mother that the 3 year old has been getting up in the middle of the night crying for my mom, her daddy, and my daughter, walking the hallways. From all the years I worked with mental health and child protective agencies, I can only term this is mental and emotional abuse towards 3 children from this foster parent.
    We were informed that a new law was put in place reguarding placement of children, with apparently no room for unique circumstances. There needs to be an amendment to this law, for each case if different. I feel that no part of the history of this case was looked at or considered on the part of the KIN relationship. I also see that deception, prejudice and discrimination, as well as the KIN family being used by DHS and the other systems that are created to protect childrent and are supposed to look for ways towards family reunification. Where there IS family (KIN) that wants the children, and has to means to provide for them without assistance from the state, then those should be the first to be given the option of taking the children instead of placement in a NON-KIN home.
    After being in my mother’s home and complying with DHS requirements, in order to adopt the children for nearly an entire year, they remove the children and are now putting their children up for adoption with Non-KIN people. The ONLY time Non-KIN should be considered to adopt, is where there is NO kin available that wants to adopt those children.
    Now, in this case, I have seen both sides, and been on both sides and I hope you “see” also how much the “system” is sadly lacking in the laws and procedures of actually protecting the children of MS best intrest.

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  28. lacey says:

    It is so sad to me reading all of these horrible events that have happend. I too am battling the state. My daughter was staying with her father for we have 50 50 custody she has been removed out of her fathers house on allagations. DHS has removed my child in may of 08. DHS did not call me untill the following day because the father and grandmother would not give them my number. They set up a court day for that day not giving me time to be in astoria. DHS has made many false accusations about me and my fiance. DHS has said that I am not a competant mother ( even though I have my other 3 children in my custody) I am not stable (meaning I cant afford an attorney) and that I have a substance abuse problum. All of this was based on accusations that came from the grandmother. So the first court date was immediatly stopped and I had to take a breathalizer test at the sheriff’s office. (which I passed). Then it went to trial, They used everything they could against me even my myspace account!!!! They said that it wasn’t safe to let my daughter to my home, even though they said if my daughter had been with me there would have been no reason to take her nor a reason to take any of my other children.. so we have been jumping through there hoops taking random ua’s wich I have passed completed parenting classes we also moved onto a bigger house and we all know that isn’t cheap,and still they treat me like a abusive mother. I have been going to supervised visits since may 08. We drive 5 hours to astoria every other week to see her in a “viewing booth” for an hour. and they come over the intercom telling me I cant talk about my daughters return home. Then her father gets to take her out around seaside she gets to go to his house watch movies and have fun for 2 hours once a week. It is so hard the emotional stress that it has caused all of my children, fiance, other faimly members and myself. My 3 children always ask me about there sister and wonder why she cant return. They have the odasity to tell me that i have an anxity issue when they are the cause of it. I dont know what to do right now eveyone needs to stand together and fight them, we cant let them ruin our childrens futures.

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  29. Lane says:

    I too have and am currently dealing with these “Dogs” This is but just one of the many Government agencies that are a true end product of encroaching Socialism. My wife and I had a domestic where there was yelling, grabbing, and a trashed house. Of course we were both drunk. This was not a norm, and I could see how the State or anyone would want to know and be sure that it’s not. But…I went to jail, and they took the kids from her. both the boys were in school in the early morning and when they left for school we were both embracing and very happy in our garage. We usually sneak it if we party and try to minimize and or completely avoid the kids knowing about it, they don’t need to be around anyone thats drunk obviously. Anyway, my 2 younger children were there, my infant son, and my almost 2 yr old daughter..this took place Dec 08. Because she had woken up and the policeman said they had witnessed violence..it became a felony instead of a misdemeanor. They took the kids untill Christmas, we were lucky as my Mom was awarded temp supervisory since she’s a CASA agent from Montana. Otherwise the kids would still be in foster care. I am glad the kids are home and of course I miss them, witht he state “suggesting” doing certain classes battery/alcohol/mental/parenting..etc etc etc. even if you don’t need them. They look at it as “well obviously, you needed something, why were we there then?” At the time of the incedent, my 2 yr old was in a totally other side of the house, and my infant son lay sleeping in his cradle. hahaha..well, whatever it was wasn’t even loud enough to rouse a sleeping 5 month old. Anyway, they took the boys 11 and 13 from their school that had nothing to do with it and questioned them without an attorney present. Funny how that works, obviously twisting and turning words to try and implicate us in w/e the questions were. Since I have a state issued no contact order with my wife I can’t ask her whats going on even though I know we’re both on the same page and love each other and are united as a fam, the DHS won’t tell me about psch/exams for my 2 oldest boys because they are my stepsons. And not under my custody, only joint between their mom n dad. Even though I’ve known them for 6 yrs. Everytime I see my children, it’s 2 hrs a week in the veiwing room where they study you like a lab rat and make notes. This I can swallow for the sake of my kids being at home. The room has toys and my daughter loves them, and I get to see my yougest boy. He rolled over for me and gets bigger every day. My daughter says the word “ok” now. All these things I miss cause they grow so fast and I have no say in the matter. The veiwing room bothers my older boys, and they constantly ask me when I’m coming home because they miss me so much. The state doesn’t care about the kids..what it comes down to is $$ and we all know it. Most of the ppl that have committed the most heinious of crimes anyway have never been in the system period. Remember the women who drowned her 7 kids in the tub? her husband worked for NASA? Or the girl that drowned her kids in the car in the lake and said that a black guy took her car with the kids in it? It’s too bad that they lock up people like the Christine family here in Oregon {look them up please} and charge them with kidnapping their own kids and give em 15 yrs a peice in the state pen and not even consider adopting the kids out to family members. The children are seperated, and living in foster homes. THESE DOGS NEED TO BE LEASHED. They are like Kellogs Brown and Root, or Blackwater over in Iraq. They weild tremendous power, and function in a grey realm, one where they hold all the cards and make the rules. They dangle your children in front of you. If you don’t oblige or you resist..they take your kids away. I was told by my retained/paid for attorney that if I wanted to fight the case, which it gets split in 2 btw. It would be a year before I ever saw the trial and most ppl don’t want to go that long being without their kids. He was right. That’s why I’m jumping through the hoops. Not only that but so far since I can’t go home, I’m paying rent and all the bills for home, plus rent at the Best Western in Saint Helens where I’m staying..plus $$ for her attorney and $$ for my attorney plus these “mandated workshop” fees. I know we’re over 10k now, easily. So this $$ gets taken for which I could have supported the children with and gets spent on the state. Speaking of that, I am going to become an activest on behalf of Family Rights and am going to find a way to begin some kind of “workshops” where we can educate ourselves, and others about the law, and reveiw case law to better shield ourselves from appointed attorneys or ones that are retained but don’t want to step on any toes. And for ppl that want to know, as was written above by someone, the judges rule with the DHS most always. And to take your case to trial usually costs about 4k plus whatever your origional retainer fee was. An expert witness goes for about 2-3k per witness. Go with the appointed attorney unless you want to fight it, and if you want to fight it..my suggestion..get an out of town lawyer. More $$ for travel time though. But with workshops and us all getting togeather, we can tell our public pretenders how to handle the case with our gleaned knowledge and also if we want throw in some $$ for a class action suit to take these bastards to trial. Hit em where it hurts, in their pocket. Oh yeah, Maybe Sam Adams could help, unless he’s busy with the “boys” basketball team or trying to make the Boy Scouts of America pay fines for not letting faggots be team leaders.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    People, Dont you understand the any government worker is not your friend exspecaily DHS
    Do not ever let these people into your house. they will take your children & sell them or worse.
    then charge you for it..Florida & Oklahoma is the worse….check out INFOWARS.COM to find out whats really going on.

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  31. Deanna says:

    I am the “Orange County” mom who waged a judicial war against O.C. social services. Although my litigation was successful, not surprisingly the agency continues to refuse to take responsibility. The county has appealed my decision and my attorney is filing our response to their charges tomorrow.

    One needs super human strength when one chooses to challenge this very powerful agency but I know of no stronger force than the response of a parent who has been wrongfully separated from their children. If you have innocence on your side, you must prevail.

    I would like to encourage those of you who are determined to fight and I salute you for your courage. Welcome to the club of those who refuse to allow evil to succeed. I am sorry for your circumstances and I extend my prayers to you and yours for a successful outcome.

    Sincerely,
    Deanna Fogarty Hardwick

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  32. Mike says:

    It is even worse over in West Tennessee especially in Lauderdale, Fayette, and Tennessee. No offense to the ladies,but if you are a father over here, you are screwed. It is guilty until proven innocent. In my particular case, there is zero evidence, not a lick because it never happened. My attorney said it is the most ridiculous DCS case he has ever seen, yet months later, I have had zero contact with my child because the courtdate keeps getting pushed back. Let me over some advice to all of you reading this based on my experiences and something I read that another West Tennessee father is going through (there are a lot of us)

    1-If you are innocent admit to nothing.
    2-Do not let them threaten you with parenting classes, etc. Even if you agree to “keep your child” they can still go after you.
    3-Hire an attorney and try not to let it be a legal aid attorney.
    Hire one that hates DCS, they are out there.
    4-Write down everything.
    5-If an ex is involved in setting you up, don’t turn the other cheek. Get down in the mud with them.
    6-Sometimes they will call the police. You do not have to talk to the police.
    7-Do not agree to a lie detector test even if you are innocent and let me explain why. They will tell you they are not allowed in court. That is a trick. First, innocent people sometimes fail polygraph test due to nerves. If you fail, even though they claim it can’t be used, don’t think it won’t be brought up. If you do pass, they will claim it doesn’t mean anything.
    8-As mad as you are, keep your cool.

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  33. Troy Parks says:

    Has anyone had any problems with the dcs in sevierville or pigeon forge Tn. And was there an attorney working there named suzan rushing ,If so please email me at the email address used here,a.s.a.p ,

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  34. candida daw says:

    my name is candida, ihave been fighting dcf of florida since aug,08 i was living with my four children at my parents home in alabama,when floridas dcf came across state line.and took my children,basicly,on allegations that a nurse made about my boyfriend,when my last child was born.on june 26-08 in santa rosa hospital in fl. and then later in court she could not point him out in court. but yet they still have my children in fostercare and are trying to adopt them out.i have never been on drugs or never been an unfit parent,these people have told lies to the courts, and then told more lies to cover up those lies, but you can bet i will fight for my kids to the very end. i am very sad there is so much of this going on but please hold your heads up and fight!!!!

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  35. Georgia Ave-Lallemant says:

    Can you do anything with this?

    I sent this to Health Connect America who did the Parenting Assessment for DCS/CPS here in Williamson County. I truly have proof that it was changed. I called the Governor’s Office and forward a letter to him, the First Lady, and Congresswoman Blackburn. Then I forward copies of letters that I sent to the people named above. I told them that after I finish writing all the government officials and committees, then I start on the television stations.

    We have proof that my original assessment was altered by DCS in Williamson County. I need to get a copy of the unaltered assessment done by Donna Houston, MA. We do not suspect that the assessment was changed by Ms. Houston. The education level of the incriminating sentences were done by someone with at least four years more education. This lie has turned my life upside down and have put my baby in a situation of someone who doesn’t care about his emotional, health, developmental regression during this horrible time.

    Our suspicion is the report was altered by Helen Tomasulo, LMSW, Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor at the suggestion of Bethany Pinkerton or her supervisor, Donna (last name unknown).

    There are other proof showing that the statement were inserted.into the original report. We need the original emailed to Leah Grayson at legrayson@gmail.com send or to the mother, Mrs. Georgia M. Ave-Lallemant at walkergm@gmail.com. Please do not forward my email or bring this request to Ms. Tomasulo’s attention who in term will notify the local DCS. I need this info ASAP this morning. My child is already damaged and hurt. Thissituation concerns white child adopted by black mother.

    The original problem with DCS was solved the same week, but they took it to court based on your assessment. Also, I need to remind you that only one of the statement below ever happened. I met with the therapist one time in an outside cafe.

    Enclosed is my driver’s license with the Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
    Current address: 2271 Dewey Drive, #C2, Spring Hill, TN 37174
    Last four digits of my SSN: 2019
    Last four digits of Nate’s SSN: 0159
    Information on front of report: 20090501090232877.pdf
    Re: Client Nathan Ave-Lallemant
    Assessment Performed with: Georgia Ave-Lallemant

    Looking forward to your reply,
    Ms. Georgia M. Ave-Lallemant
    615-818-9822


    Georgia M. Ave-Lallemant

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  36. Our case is so similar to alot of cases. My boyfriend and I got into one fight, and now my children have been stolen from me by CPS for over 7 months now. The CPS investigator threatened that “If you don’t sign it, I’ll get the judge to order it!” “IT” was his “safety” plan kidnapping my children from me. We are forced into taking their parenting classes even though we aced their parenting tests, The caseworker lied about my not having attended Domestic Violence counseling, I have done some research and found a federal court judge ruled it an illegal and unconstitutional practice for CPS to remove children based on domestic violence of which I still ask were is the domestic violence/abuse. We had a fight, maybe not so great, but one mistake does not constitute this cruel and unusual punishment. We get drop in supervised visits and my girls are practically begging the worker to come home each time they see her. The caseworker has been in contempt of court. The very day after the judge ordered unsupervised visits for me with my girls, she told me I’d still have to have one supervised visit a week. She is bias with my ex mother in law, to the point even my ex husband says he is angry she doesn’t involve him in her visits with the girls to “see” how “they” are doing. He is the one with temporary custody of them, until “goal” is they be returned home. So even he sees she is being bias. The CPS investigator is openly gay and tells how he is a Child Protective Services worker on his myspace pages. Forgive me if you think I am wrong here, but that is just plain wrong. UnGODly!! The caseworker’s conduct has be so inappropriate she goes to the lengths of telling me that I’d save money on attorneys fees if I’d just talk to her. Now, again if I am wrong….what business does she have concerning herself with my proffesional relationship with my attorney? And sounds to me like she wants me to talk to her so she has my words to twist against me, and it makes her angry that she is not getting them. She can’t use my words or my attitude towards her against me, and that makes her mad. My attorney is useless, a CPS lackey. She should have immediately had me rescind my signiture to that “safety” plan and demanded my children and even told him I was going to pick my children up and take them home, and to not give her any bullshit excuses, because we were going to make sure that his abuse of power, unauthorized practice of law, and threatening ass was nailed to the wall. She should have fought this, and knew that my children were taken from me without DUE PROCESS OF THE LAW, withought proof of imminent danger, reasonable efforts (which is more than just a check in a box some GAY cps investigator makes, because he’s butt hurt we told him he couldn’t interview my children, and we were getting an attonrey). Our constitutional rights are violated, my parental rights, the rights of my children, lies have been told, all this bullshit. We need help, and We want to sue!!!!!! mpo2624@yahooo.com

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  37. Further more, I’d like to add they have been stolen from me without any proof of abuse or neglect, infact after 7 months of this they know by now my girls are not abused children. They even said in the last family team meeting that there were no more safety concerns. We have the right to live without government intrusion into our lives, we have the right to live secure in our persons, my children have the right to live with their mother, and have the right not to fear their baby sister is forgetting who they are. I have the right to expect my children live with me, and to parent my children any way I see fit. We have done everything, and continue to do everything, so why haven’t they been returned, and why do judges and attorneys allow this to go on. They must know our rights are violated?

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  38. I am an attorney in Brentwood TN and an aggressive advocate for the right to parent without state interference.

    DCS hates me….I challenge them at every turn. I am having to face retaliation by a justice system that often loosing sight of the rights of parents and children.

    I have one suit pending in Federal Court against Wmson County Juvenile Court and DCS. I am interested in cases involving abuses in the system, especially in Davidson and Wmson County.

    Send your inquiry to connie.reguli@lcflc.com

    Send your inquiry to

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  39. hey if your ex is a nutter run for the hills unless u can deal with years of hell. i’m glad i stood up for my kids cause nomatter what happ’s she pushed them away by showing them who she is.

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  40. dang u study law hard but in the end the only laws that hold true r the original ones. in other words u do wrong u deserve what u get.

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  41. Sheila Parkhouse says:

    I live in Illinois. I grew up as a foster child, in some of the worst imaginable homes. While in foster care I and some of my foster sisters were forced into abortions against our beliefs. We were sent alone by bus, out of state.
    A few years later out of child and family service care, while working at a grade school as a clerical/teachers aide, I was told by a caseworker and her friend that ran BabyFold ( a state ran adoption agency)that I had to give my baby up for adoption. I was given prenatal care by the BabyFold workers husband. My baby was born and the doctor did not deliver my baby, however the caseworker and BabyFold worker came to my hospital room to enforce the adoption. The hospital medical reports have alot of descrepancies, place marked out and taped over. Medications that I was not aware of were given to me. And the medical doctor (husband of the BabyFold worker) signature of delivery.
    Recently my son, the child that remained in my custody over the years, just went through having to sign the *putative fathers registry when his exgirlfriend became pregnant with their 4th born son. This registry is also a part of child and family services. They were supposed to have contacted my son if the child was to been given up for adoption, this never happened. We were very fortunate though and was able to block the adoption, my son now has custody of his son, but the heartache we all went through, to have to relive the adoption of my child, I would be honest if I said Child and Family Services made mine and my childrens, and now my grandchildrens lives a living nightmare.

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  42. michael says:

    I am a father just back from the military. while serving overseas my children were taken from my ex-wife due to abuse. they were placed in the care of my ex’s father a convicted felon, and I was never once notified by the child protective services. they were then a month later returned to my ex’s house just so they could be taken again 3 months later for the same charge. once again they failed to inform me of the seizure of my children. they went to two different foster homes and were out of the care of my ex for three weeks before my family was notified. once being notified my family tried to send out a red cross message to notify me of what was going on with the children. the TX CPS when contacted for conformation from red cross told them that I need not be involved and that I did not need to be notified. twice my parental rights where stripped and never once did I hear from a CPS agent ultimately costing me my military career. I had to be discharged from active duty to come back home and get custody of my children because they refused to inform me of the danger that my children were in. I am looking for a lawyer to represent me against the cps in a lawsuit or in starting up a class action suit against them but as of now have not found a lawyer in the state of TX brave enough to take them on. If you know of any capable lawyers in the state of TX please leave me an email. thanks. isaiahc4@yahoo.com

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  43. This is happening all over the country. There are some parents that live in their cars, in tents at friend’s garage. There are state monies to aid with food and somehow we can all find clothes from the church donation, or neighbor that has a child that grew out of them while we try to get back on our feet…after the mortgage company foreclosed, or whatever the personal situation is.

    The fact remains that the states sees this as an injustice to our children, and is breaking the law (4th and 14th amendment…among others in many cases) by removing our children from loving and caring parents EVERYWHERE, and the numbers are skyrocketing everyday!!!

    My daughter (13) thought it would be more “fun” to stay at a friend’s house with a pool and her friend’s mother – nosey neighbor who would buy her new clothes and offering to buy her dance lessons because we could not afford it. What 13yo wouldn’t want that? This woman’s name is ALEXIS SMITH, AND RESIDES IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, NASHVILLE, TN 37212. Ms. Smith made a call to TN DHS and the police department to report that I neglect my daughter whom I have independently raised for 13 years and homeschooled for most of her education. As a result and although the case was unfounded by the Judge three months later, it has now been 5 months since I have seen her as she was “placed” or “given away” by the bio dead beat father, to a relative who I do not have any contact with. Despite the Judge dropping all Ms. Smiths false allegations, DHS upheld them without reason. As a result, I still do not have custody.

    DHS “founded” me on three accounts:
    Unsupervised child (I let my 13yo have a sleepover at Ms. Smith’s home)
    Child abuse (however they cannot explain to me what I did)
    Sexual Exploitation (this was made up by the neighbor and DHS fell for it)

    Custody and the reuniting of my daughter has not happened and the state has made NO efforts to assist in reunification although the Judge ordered it. Hard to do when you send my DD to another state and I do not have the gas money to visit 5 hours away (or the insurance or tags).

    SO, here is what is referred to as “PARENTIAL ALLIENATION”. That is the normal process in which a child, such as mine, will go through, as she has a new school, new friends and is not interested in what’s “right” by returning home, only what is more fun for her right now. My 13yo sweetheart is driving the bus and the state is letting her. Since when can a 13yo child make such decisions? I wanted to run away when I was 13 as well, which is EXACTLY what the state has helped my little girl along with a pat on her back stating “you did the right thing”. Sub sequentially, she can call and have contact with Ms. Smith who instigated this entire false fiasco, whenever she wants.

    Thanks Tennessee (Davidson County).

    If you or know someone interested in helping the families of TN, PLEASE sign this petition that Mike started back in April. You do NOT have to reside in this state (or even country) to sign!:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/revamp-childrens-services-in-the-state-of-tennessee

    I am working on publishing a book of horror stories with CPS all over the world. The proceeds will go to help reform the laws. If you have a story to share, a good experience or bad (I expect 99% to be bad…but I will include the occasional success story), please email me at:

    reformCPSnow@yahoo.com

    By emailing me you are giving me permission to publish what you send to me. If you want to include names or pictures, that is YOUR constitutional right to do so!

    I will NOT sell or distribute any emails. I will only use them to forward you the finished copy…This will take some time, but I am fighting too, so right now THIS fight is MY full time job!

    Best to everyone having to endure this CPS corruption!

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  44. Ashley Smith says:

    I NEED SOME HELP!!!!My 2 children were recentlt removed from my home by DCS.This came about because my husband had a warrant when the cops came they searched my house and found prescription pain killers that he had without a prescription.My husband went to jail that night and i knew nothing about the pain killers.While the cops were at my house they asked me multiple questions about different alleged drug dealers in my area.Drugs are not part of my life so i had no information for them so they seemed sngry and called dcs.DCS REMOVED MY CHILDREN FROM MY HOME BECAUSE MY HUSBAND (NOT I) THAT WENT TO JAIL HAD THE PAIN KILLERS IN MY HOME!!!DCS REMOVED MY CHILDREN WITHOUT GIVING ME A DRUG TEST!!!!THE DCS CASEWORKER THEY SENT SAID SHE WOULD BE BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY TO DRUG TEST ME…I KNEW FOR SURE I WOULD HAVE MY BABIES BACK WHEN I PASSED IT……NOW ITS ALMOST 2 WEEKS LATER AND I HAVE YET TO HAVE A DRUG TEST!!!!My babies are still not home with me.I am a stay at home mother i devote every breath i take to taking care of my babies.My husband might have made a mistake but he is a great father to my children.I know what he did is not ok but is it ok to tear a family apart over it??WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS A PARENT???I AM STUNNED THAT THERE ARE NO LAWS PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM DCS!!!!MY CHILDREN WERE NEVER IN ANY KIND OF DANGER!!!SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!MY EMAIL IS nikki_agee@myspace.com

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  45. Bill says:

    My story is a little different. I can’t DCS to do their job. Everyone else is complaining about them taking their kids without just reasons, and most are rightfully so. However, my 17 year old needs to be removed; but they refuse to step in. My ex has never hit him or done any physical abuse at all…but the mental/emonital abuse is 10 times worse. We followed the advice of the courts to get them involved only for them to close the case….even after our son a mental breakdown in the court house because the judge told him he would have to live with his mother for the time being. DCS also told us outside of her beating him or atempting to kill him he would not be removed. We hear we are two months later and now he tried to set the high school on fire…….she refuses to get him counseling of any sort, so the courts ordered. I have been trying to get custody of him now for almost 6 months and we have gone no where in the courts. DCS was a waste of time and energy on our part and only hampered our efforts. I also believe that office under a murder investigation…..they are a waste.

    I could go on and on with all this info on my ex, but i just don’t see the point….no one seems to care.

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  46. Jim says:

    CPS/DHS CANNOT be fixed. The corruption is way too deep. If you want to know the truth, follow the money. Follow the MONEY. Too many people are making too much money off trafficking children. CPS and the courts ARE trafficking children. Are there abused children? Yes. 19,500 children last year in Michigan alone? No chance!!! I have met too many parents that have lost their children who I know are not guilty of abuse. Children are worth money to the state. Title IV social security money to be more specific. CPS and the corrupt courts must be exposed. This has to be one of the best kept dirty secrets in America today.

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  47. I AM DISABLED MOTHER THAT GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH MY 22 YR OLD NOW DCS TOOK MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE DONE EVEYTHING THE COURT HAS ORDERED ME TO DO NOW DCS IS TRYING TO KEEP MY INFANT DAUGHTER WAY FROM ME FOR 3 TO 6 MORE MONTHS. THIS IS WHAT THEY DONE TO ME KNOWING I HAVE CHRONIC PAIN THEY TOLD ME I COULD GET MY PAIN MEDICATION FROM A ORTHOPAEDIC DOCTOR ON THE OTHER HAND IF I DID I COULD NOT FINISH THE OUTPATIENT REHAB. THEREFORE I COULDNT GET MY DAUGHTER BACK. I NEED TO KNOW IF THEY CAN DO THIS. THEY CANT GET ME WITH A DIRTY DRUG SCREEN AND NOW THE GAL IN MY CASE WHICH STATED A MONTH AGO SHE WASNT THE LAWYER ANYMORE HAS TOLD MY LAWYER THAT I CALLED AND CUSSED HER OUT. WHICH I DIDNT BUT REALLY WHO IS THE JUDGE GOING TO BELIEVE WE ALL KNOW THAT LAWYER WOULD NEVER LIE HA HA I WOULD LIKE TO SUE DCS FOR THE TRAUMA THAT I HAVE SUFFERED DURING ALL OF THIS THEY DIDNT GET ME FOR NEGLECT OR ANYTHING IN MY CASE THEY COULDNT I TOOK EXCELLENT CARE OF MY DAUGHTER AND ALL THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IS CHECK HER PHYSICIAN RECORDS

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  48. Channel 4 News website……3 part investigation —- I Team
    section. They are some good people trying to help you.

    See these videos of a first….A former TN CPS worker and judge who have left the department in the last two months in order to do their best to help the children of Tennessee.

    http://www.wsmv.com/iteam/22513918/detail.html

    http://www.wsmv.com/iteam/22524714/detail.html

    http://www.wsmv.com/iteam/22536295/detail.html

    Please pass this to everyone you know…..This should be seen by everyone in the country.

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  49. Hester Monk says:

    Around the week of Jan 15, 2010, the CPS caseworker submitted to the court to have my child returned. I knew nothing of this until court day, Feb 02, 2010. Around Jan. 20, 2010, the GAL filed a restraining order against me stating that I burnt my child’s hand during an unsupervised visit (NOTE: I have had unsupervised visit for approximately 5 months without any complaints). The local police dectective investigated this claim and found it unfounded. My child was not taken to a doctor. No pictures were taken. There was no evident of a burn or anything on my child’s hand two days later. My child is proned to rashes and has ezcema. He has been taken to the doctor, while in my care, several times about these bad rashes.

    The GAL contacted the foster mother that CPS has requested that my child be returned. A restraining order was made that I not see my child. Approximately, four pages was filed with the court by GAL filled with lies about what was going on with my child during unsupervised visits, i.e. that I allowed him to play in a busy street unsupervised, I locked him out of the door naked, I gave him ‘Nyquil,’ I slept during his 3-hour visit, etc.

    In court, the judge revisited the burn issue and found me guilty of burning my child and accepted all the allegation presented by my child’s GAL and foster mother as the truth. I had to prove lies were untrue. How do you do this?

    This all was made up to stop my child from returning home because the foster mother wants to adopt him. The foster mother stood up in court eight months early and told the judge that she wants to adopt him.

    I am black and my son is white. The foster parents are white and the judge has been pushing to give him over to the foster family from day one.

    CPS is fighting hard for me, but is going up against a brick wall built by the judge, GAL (who has never met with me, or seen me and my child together), and the foster mother.

    The judge ordered CPS to change the Permanancy Plan from ‘return to mother’ to ‘return to mother and adoption.’

    I have complied with EVERYTHING asked of me within five months since this started. I can only see my child once a week for 2-hours. I have never exceeded once a week. I did get once a week for 3-hours unsupervised.

    I have requested that CPS remove my child from his present placement to another foster family who holds no connection with the foster parents or the school (the foster mother works at the school). God knows, I hate moving my child to stranger, but if I don’t I have no chance of getting my child back.

    Is there any way, I can request that the GAL be changed since his decisions are based on his hatred for me rather than the welfare of my child? My court appointed lawyer is useless.

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? This does not apply to these cases?

    Please, I need help. I am one against these people.

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  50. Jim Gerhardt says:

    Yes, The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has violated many laws and continues to do so in many of their unwanted and unreasonable interventions. If they target You, I think, that Your best hope is to get an aggressive and competent lawyer from outside of your local area. Lawyers, judges, DCS, counselors and all of their buddies work TOGETHER TO FURTHER their personal financial and political interests. Your innocense is irrevelant to them. IN our case, I found, through internal DCS documents, that our case worker had an extensive [felony and misdemeanor] criminal record, violated DCS policies and his DCS superviser stated that he made false statements about children and parents he interviewed in his reports. The documents showed that he was suspended for these acts. After DCS Commissioner, Viola Miller was informed about his criminal record and we provided info showing that he violated over 20 of their procedures, he resigned during a pending disciplinary action against him according to Viola Miller. Two weeks days later, We were charged criminally based only upon the info He had supplied to police. This info continues to cause us unlawful and substantial injuries and harm. If they target You be prepared. Unless You have alot of money, political connections or are lucky enough to hire a lawyer who will not work against You at the beginning before your money runs out, they will cause You a great deal of damages. It doesn’t matter if it is all based upon false info, perjury and violations of your legal Rights. There are enough laws in effect to protect parents from their unlawful actions. However, the Gov’t officials simply disregard and violate those laws. They will harm You and appear to enjoy doing so in the process. These Statements are based upon my opinion and supported by my Constitutionally guaranteed rights. (Amends. 1,9 $ 14, U.S. Const.)

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  51. Elisha says:

    My 9 children were taken by the state of tennessee 11 months ago I have gone above and beyond thier expectations they keep opening cps investigations and filling my kids heads with lies as long as a cps inv. is open we cant move forward in court. well how convienent the day before court dates they open a new case only to be unfounded. I have not messed up one time but for some reason they dont want to give me all of my kids back they gave me the oldest two back and if I am so unfit then why do I have two? And how do I explain to my younger kids that thier older siblings are home but they have to continue to stay with strangers? This is getting so ridiculuos. The fact that all of my requirements were finished 8 months ago doesnt even count we go into court just to hear o a new cps inv. is open and then i cant even hear the allegations i am going to do something I plan to contact Phi Bredesen Governor of TN if this gets me nowhere then I plan to go even further to Washington if I have to this is unacceptable to me and I refuse to put up with it any longer. something must be done with these people they cant have al of these so called rights and just take ours away.

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  52. Want My Baby says:

    I am in a different situation. CPS wants to give my baby back but it is the Referee Sharon Guffee and GAL Robert Plummer based on lies by the foster mother, who wants to adopt my child, stops the process of reunification. The court believes every lie she tells. The last time I had a police detective investigating an allegation made by foster parents.

    This family is only after money. They have three children of their own. Why at this points when your children are going into their teens would you want to start off with practically a baby.

    They take LIES from one party, the foster parent, to continue to keep my baby hostile while huge amount of child support is accumulating every month.

    Evident should not be presented in court and taken as the truth without efforts to verify the truth. IN THIS COURT YOU ARE A LIAR UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE THE LIE IS THE THE NOT TRUE.

    Someone needs to include the Judges, Referees, CASA, and GAL in this investigation.

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  53. Diana says:

    I have read all these stories and my heart and prayers go out to all of you and your families. My children have been removed from me the first time their father’s sister wanted custody of my first son. I fought tooth to nail with Fl state and recieved my son back. It was 5 months after he was in her custody and DCS had promised to give her addoption rights to my son. I moved away from her and there as soon as I was legally able to. After the downfall of the economy I had lost my job. And there are still no jobs available. Their father’s sister took this as an opportunity to react again. This time bringing my mother into the situation she conviced my mother that I was on drugs and to say that I abandoned my children while they were vacationing with my mother for the summer. My mother went to court and recieved custody of my children. I was never notified in any way shape or form that any of this was happening while I was speaking to her and my children on an almost daily basis. When I went to pick up my children I was unable to leave with them and my mother tried to have my arrested twice. She was told by the sister to get a restaining order against me and to make sure to put my childrens names on it so I wouldn’t be able to be near them. Then my children were removed from the state to be with the sister for a month until I was able to appear in court. The judge put my children into foster care until I was able to have an attorney drop the order. When things began to come out in the wash my mother had realized what a horrible mistake she had made and tried to keep the children in her custody until they could be returned to me but the courts denied her claiming that she divested custody and she does not have good health. The DCS department had falsified drug screenings and when I recieved a hair falical test everything came up negative. But they are still claiming that my screens are positive. I agreed to coroperate with an A&D assessment and when the final conclusion came in to their possession it was faulisified as well. They documentation was sign by someone other than the counciler that I seen and the counclusion said that I need futher drug testing and education that was not what I was told during this assessment. By Bradford Health Service in Chattanooga TN. They have asked my to retake classes that I have already uptained my certificates for saying that I have violated my completions. They threaten me on a weekly basis in front of my children during my supervised visits and I have request and demanded that my children be kept away from these proceedings for their own emotional and mental wellbeeing. My lawyer of course is court appointed so it’s been hell to make him do anything in defense. He allows them to voilate me even in the court room and allows them to lie on the stand without any objection in my defense. I have court again in the morning and I am so unsure of what I should do next. My children have been completely tramatised by the department that they now suffer from PTDS and it has taken me months to finally get them to see a counciler that they refuse to allow me to have any contact with to find out how my children are doing. My boys are only 3 and 4 years of age. My oldest son was so advanced in headstart and now he can’t even write his first name anymore. He has a nickname JJ and he’s writing the J’s backwards. This has been the 3rd foster home they have been in within a 3 month span and they are threatening my children not to tell my what is going on at the home or school. My oldest son was punished my the foster mom then DCS claimed that he was sick so I was unable to see him during one of my visits. My son now has a slight bruise on his face in the shape of a hand print and when questioned about it told me that he could not tell me or they won’t allow him to see me. My youngest son begs me in every visit to take him home to my home. I need an attorney one that is willing to fight for my right and take the DCS abusive system on in a full lawsuit. I want my children back home and safe again. The whole entire system needs to have a Internal Affairs department, any goverment operation that has the power to abuse children and tear them away from loving parents(My fionce and I) should have someone to answer to. If there is an attorney’s out there with the balls to fight for justice against these criminals please contact me asap at Dsweetthing21@yahoo.com

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  54. FED UP WITH DHS says:

    I am reading all of these horror stories and felt that I had to add mine. I was living in Iowa for about a month when my daughter accidently fell off the bed and broke her leg. She was 18 months old at the time. I have never in my life even smacked my kids butts, let alone beat them. I immediatly rushed her to the hospital where they told me that she would have a full body scan, as routine checked. i thought nothnig of this, as I was a first time mom of twins. The scan came back nothnig wrong in any other places on her body. This was July 1, 2006. On July 3, me and my now psychotic X, got a phonecall, we were at the hospital, that the sherriff and a DHS worker were there to take my son to foster care., I went BALISTIC. I was crying, yelling, screaming, and totally dumbfoundeIt was the WORST July 4th you can imagine. That wed. I hired a lawyer and DHS told me that I wouldn’t get my twins back for 20-30 days. I stated over my dead body. I found the best lawyer that I could find and told her the story. She immediatly contacted DHS and my kids were returned to me within 1 day. The judge stated that DHS was wrong although DHS never admitted it. Well, that is only the beginning of the story. It turns out that in the small little town that we were living in, the DHS worker was having an affair with the police officer that took away my son. The reason they took my son away is so they could have an excuse for having this affair. It was a good way for them to be together. I tried to sue, but could not find anyone to take on the case of DHS. Just figured I would share…

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  55. Lockie Tuck says:

    OMG I can’t believe I found this forum. My experience with DCS was 3 years ago. My daughter is now 20. This experience has destroyed the person I was. I don’t know if the nightmares and panic attacks will ever end. I would love to sue but don’t know where to start. DCS is out of control because no one watches over them. I have asked time and time again to meet with the people that make DCS policies. No one seems to know who that is. I contacted the governor’s office many times. I was finally able to meet with DCS commissioner Viola Miller. She was nice but, just would not believe the things I told her were happening were true
    From time to time I come out fighting. Then I have to take a break from the wall of arrogance and pain and retreat. I want so much to make a difference. DCS should not be allowed to destroy families.

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  56. LivingHell says:

    It is usually to tell your stories. No one gives a crap. The state doesn’t, the president doesn’t, and the world doesn’t! It is meanless to spend years, decades of your lives hitting your head against the wall dealing with a system that has no rules, but make them up to suit them.

    Your children are gone… forever. You might as well realize that before you lose your mind and everything that you own.

    Unless you can afford a private lawyer, which 99.99% us can’t or we won’t be crying on this board.

    There will be no reform. There will be no justice. NO ONE CARES! Might as well let them go and pray that they don’t remember that they had a mother, dad, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.

    You all know that I am telling the truth. Holding on to false hope just destroys everyone around you. We are in Nazi hell….WE HAVE NO RIGHTS!!

    The only thing that matters are the number of lies the judge, dcs, cps, foster parents, GAL, and Casa can spin so that they can adopt your children out over and over again and get federal funds for them over and over again while milking you out of every cent you have for child support paid to the state who is paid by the federal government.

    It is a vicious cycle and you all are fools to continue to stay in the spin cycle.

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  57. Anonymous says:

    Who the hell do you think you are to suggest a parent not fight tooth and nail for their own child. DHS will hire you, you just need to have a numbing mindless demeanor.

    We are not fools. You, however…and on, and on, and on, from everyone that had to read such an stupid post from you LivingHell.

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  58. LivingHell says:

    LivingHell said on Federal Lawsuits against DHS/CPS
    June 20, 2010 at 1:27 am

    In response to TN Momma06 on February 11, 2008 at 4:39 pm:
    I suggest you completely read this and see how much of it applies in your case. If there have been things not followed report it to the Brian A monitor Brian A. Monitor Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor 436 6th Ave. N Nashville, TN 37243 (615) 532-5034 No. 3-00-0445U.S. District CourtMiddle District of TennesseeNashville Division [...]

    Why send me this DCS? DCS doesn’t care about laws even ones that they set down for themselves. I called this division of DCS ‘Green Team’ which is support to monitor complaints about foster parents.

    This foster parent had everything that happens in meetings and courts with my son’s name on Facebook. One bit explained how she was going to stop CPS from returning my child.

    The next day I get a restrainting order to cease visitation because foster parents reported that I hell my son’s hand under scalding burning water on that week’s unsupervised visitation. The call was made to the GAL. No proof, no doctor and I was founded guilty. Not to meantion that in less than 15 hours nothing was left on his hand. No scaring, reddness, blisters, bumps, nothing. He has eczema! But they did want to hear this although I had told them many times.

    CPS and Spring Hill dectectives unfounded, but the judge told me in my face that she believed that I did. I lost my unsupervised visitation. The judge ordered the Permanancy Plan to be redone to ‘adoption/parent.’ This is the second Permanancy Plan that I have completed.

    Going to court tomorrow, a third will probably be ordered.

    I called the Legislative and Constituent Services (LCS) to make a complaint about the foster parents’ continuing interference with reunification of child and parent. He told me that it was the foster parent’s right of freedom of speech.

    IT IS ONE BIG GAME WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM!

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  59. holly sheppard says:

    I recently had my newborn son taken from me on alligations of me moveing around too much he wasnt even 3 days old and they just walked in and took him

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  60. Laquana says:

    I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, august 18, 2010, I went to my arrainment. June 2nd there was a domestic violence issue with me and my husband, on July 2nd I was told by Child Protective services that me and my children were court ordered to attend classes and if we didn’t then they would take my children. She didn’t tell me that she was filing a dependency case. I recently found out that me and my husband was being charged for neglect and the papers said that if we didn’t attend court then we would lose custody of our children. I have been homeschooling since September 2009, and I was told by ChildNet that I can’t homeschool, and during the arrainment the Judge took away my husband’s parenal rights. It’s crazy and it makes you angry. They come into your home and basically control your life. It’s not right. Does anyone know of any lawyers in Ft.Lauderdale so that I can file a lawsuit?

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  61. kitkat says:

    hi i am so glad i stummbled on this page. my sisters kids got taken from her back in 20o7. she was at work and here friend girl was getting payed threw the state of tennessee to keep them til my sister got off work but this one day the girl called my sister at work and said she had something to do and my sister called me to see if i can keep them (twins)so i sad yes so she called a friend of the family to bring them to my house and when i got them i took their caots and hats off and one of the twins head was swolling i called my sister and she got off work and carried him to the er dcs came up there and told her that she cant get her baby until they do an investigation so a year went by and they put her kids in a foster home the lady would let her come around the kids when it wasnt her visitation so one day the foster mom ask my sister to go to the store and get something to eat and she said ok the foster mom said ill keep all the kids here but my older niece(6) went with her cause he said you take her with you so my sister dnt think anything of it and carried her with her the kids was awake when she left and when she got back all the other four kids was sleep my sister said ooh they went to sleep fast i wasnt gone 20minutes so my 2year old niece was screaming really bad and my sister said wats wrong and she went to put her in trhe tub and she had a 3rd degree burn on her bottom with a print of an iron they removed the rest of the kids . now here it is 2010 and my sister still fighting for her kids and there trying to say their gonna charge my sister with child abuse and put her twins up for adoption .What else can she do she have done every thing they asked her to do.THE DHS PEOPLE ACT LIKE THEIR ON HER SIDE BY REALLY THEIR NOT, and now i have move out of town and they said she dont have any support will it be alright if she move here were i am in texas and try to get her kids back?she hav e been cALLING ME EVERY NIGHT AT 2 3 AND 4 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNIG FOR YEARS TALKING ABOUT SHE WANT HER KIDS BACK WHAT CAN SHE DO LET ME NO ASAP. THANK YOU ALL FOR LISTINING

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  62. Crystal says:

    My hell with dcfs started 5 years ago, when my mother reported me because my boyfriend and i had got in a fight. My child was asleep at the time. though i know thats still not ok, it was not serious enough for a report. the worker made a safety plan saying my child was to go to my mothers til he was done investigating. my mother would not let me stay with him. two days later i went to pick my son up from day care and they wouldnt let me take him. I called dcfs and they had had a hearing with out me that morning,claiming that i had abandoned my child. That was the service plan, hello!! at the time i was pregnant. I began taking all these classes they wanted me to do. parenting, domestic violence, i had 6 drug and alcohol classes a week, and i never did drugs or drank.What? a few months later my daughter was born and the investigator came to the hospital. she talked to me and the next day a worker came and took my baby. in court the investigator claimed that i had a bruise on my arm, and that i had told her my boyfriend beat me up. excuse me you just took one child even if something had happened to me i wouldnt be telling you. she described the location of the bruise as

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  63. Crystal says:

    being on my right bicep which when showed to the court is covered with a tatoo. then she said that it must have been on the other arm which is also covered by a tatoo. the judge still ruled in thier favor. after a whole year and a half of hell, classes, forking out money, everything seemed to be going good. i had another child whom i was allowed to keep. it seemed like they were coming home. i was done with everything they asked me to do and my boyfriend also. a week before my sons first birthday, they came and took him to the same place that my daughter was for risk of harm. not to mention the whole time i had him the foster care agency was reporting me every other week for something. within a month my rights were terminated on the other two children. and two months later on my baby. Come to find out the woman who adopted my children has several other adopted children and is a close friend with the judge that ruled over my case. they even go to church together. tell me what i can do about this?

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  64. Jeniffer says:

    I have read and can relate to most of your stories, I am a mother from Williamson County Tennessee and have had my 13year old son stolen away from me as well. Carla Newman his DCS case manager, Brian Willkins her teamleader as well as Keith and Cindy Gott the resources parents have conjoined together to lie and manipulate everyone and thing they have come in to contact with. My family and I have searched high and low to find some kind of help and have no returned calls from any attorney. I have participated with DCS to do any and all they have asked of me. My family has been lied on and harrased, please somone help us we can’t take anymore. WE NEED HELP! Our Best Wishes To All Of You

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  65. katy j huggins says:

    i was abusd by my x husben i called the cops made reports after reports fild for devorice had a restrang order on him went to work came home early to tack my oldest daughter to a band thang to find my kids were gone drove by my x mother in laws to find a case worker an cops there with my children they removed my kids do to fauler to protect then was told it was do to my drug us was never given a drug test throw the whole thing i tryed to go to my classes that was orderd to find my x husben stoking me told the case worker that i was in fear tryed to get them to let me go to another county to tack my classes they told me to let him finsh his then i could start mine so at the next court date they termnated my rights an gave our daughter to him but throw all this my oldest daughter that didnt belong to him told case works that he had sexley botherd her they wouldnt do any thing an now seven years later our daughter says he botherd her as well they removed her an has fild chareges he has left the state i wont my children so bad the cop said there is grounds to suew the state but cant find attorney to tack my case an in the mean time my daughter sets in a state home under lock an key i need help an my children needs help were do i start my other children were placed with family an got have goten remarried an had a new baby they tock him do to my other children they had us tack classes an let him come home but 5 mins befor closing the case removed him case they said there were new findings so we started over trying to get him long story short they tock him an adopted him out i had each of my kids cause i wonted them all that dhs is a legal way of stilling our kids i tryed time after time to get help to get out of a really bad marriege an i lost my kids my older kids told me that my x an his mom made all kinds of stuff up about me case my x had a record an i was given custedy of our daughter i would give any thing to find some one to help me get my childern back an would help me find away to stop them from doing this to others

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  66. shawna allen I will send you a helper look for it in the left corner of each room when you look close your eyes and you will feel it, them I sent two they will inform you on the peace you need to first come to, I am the almighty!
    ‘Amen!’ lamp stand!’
    These people that hurt you will be met by fire!

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  67. The russian people had this same problem they where under Communist rule just like they are pressing onto us today I am afraid that the only way they broke free from there yoke of servitude was with fire! they threw gas on the soldiers that made them live under Communism and the union of satan just like they are doing to us! It wasn’t reagan that broke there wall of Communism No the wall came down and moved here, to our land! The dark one seeks who it can devour all lands are in danger, from this evil. Families your the father have to remember you are the police the firemen the national guard the last defense of your body, there body is servitude ours is under ‘Christ which body will you serve satins or the blessed fathers, ‘The mothers and the tree of life?

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  68. I sent you all the same thing I sent shawna allen you are good if you are pure and honest and love your child help is on the way for you all in this whole world that satan is trying to destroy these people are in danger now i just sent out 100 million angels to protect you all!

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  69. Hello My name is Mrs. Susan Lynn Sievert I am a concerned mother of Lawrance scott Sievert my son My husband’s name is Richard Scott Sievert We 1 had a horrible experience at St. Margarets hospital in spring valley illinois my I went in because I was pregnant with my son Lawrance, First off we where planning a natural birth, So that I could be more useful and beneficial to our new born child. ‘Everything was going as planned until they started whispering to one another we where there waiting to see if the dilation was sufficient to give birth to our son. We wanted to wait for my water to break naturally that was our original plan. ‘My sister In Law also interfered with our own wishes, saying the doctors knows best repeating it to my husband time and time again any time he spoke we did not go there to have an induced labor. ‘After they returned from saying the dilation was four ten minutes later they had this awfully fat woman check it again, I have her picture she said it was a 8 my husband questioned that and there reply was so fast and fuzzy that we couldnt understand them. Now i am a licensed CNA and i know enough about child birth from the videos i watch and from the things i studied that a four dilation cannot go to an 8 dilation in htat amount of time, and also know a woman’s uterus cannot open that quickly and they proceeded without asking us on the induction! I was traumatized my sister In Law kept saying they know best my husband recorded this ordeal and got a call from a friend and so he being a concerned father that he objected to the way they did this whole planed c section and left. He did not threaten anyone he did not touch anyone or me the wife or our unborn son, ‘Lawrance Scott Sievert. He did not try to stop the doctor or the nurses he did not lay a hand on anyone he just went to our truck and had a cigarette, ‘He started smoking over this traumatic experience but now has quit again.’Richard was not putting my life in danger or my child, he did not try to stop anyone from there procedures. ‘No they did not respect our wishes. This was not my sisters son this is our child and they know they are wrong. And they are the ones that placed my sons life in danger for trying to force me to push my son through a four inch dilation. ‘Now with all the living proof how can anyone say that Richard put my unborn child or my life in any danger? Their is a mark on our sons forehead that is living proof they tried to get me to push my son through a four inch dilation. ‘I am concerned that this hospital is inducing women like myself to get more money from DSHS that is my reason for writing you. ‘Also they filed a report on my husband with CPS just because he said he objected to the procedure. ‘I do not want to sue anyone but if that stops this hospital from doing this to other couples than we will. All I want is this hospital to be investigated for falsely inducing women that originally wanted a natural birth! My experience at the hospital was horrible and i would not ever recommend anybody to go to that hospital for the way they treated me and my husband Richard Scott Sievert and our now living child Lawrance Scott Sievert.
    Now a far as them following the base rules I have seen them say one thing and do another say they are on our side than find us at fault with every false charge I am not exactly sure what there end game is but I know it is not for us to keep our little lawrance However I could be wrong laws are so messed up because of the way they where wrote concerning people receiving state money! Them that just possibly they are trying to protect us! ‘If I am right they will be rewarded something much more than a pay check if I am wrong they will inherit fire!
    Amen’ However this comes out the hospital started this case on me for the wrong reason, ‘I was trying to protect the wishes of my wife, to have a natural birth! ‘I have started my own class action lawsuit if, ‘Brian does not pursue this I will never forget this go to care2.com and search petitions under 100 billion dollars! thats my son and our case!
    ‘Thank you all good luck I am a friend of light*

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  70. I would move from that state everyone find another place to move to come to illinois here the heavens here me!
    “Amen’
    ‘Wherever I go, greater will be the place that greets me, ‘Only trouble can bring trouble, only love will bring love, ‘Know true wisdom or do not ever say I am part of your body when your so dried out your soul’s are like dust!

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  71. I recently had my newborn son taken from me on alligations of me moveing around too much he wasnt even 3 days old and they just walked in and took him?*************************************************************************
    I cannot believe the week people in my country, if they tried that i would have squared them with my ski stick two at once is better than one, with these evil people! ‘And that is all you did what planet, am I on, are we a dust spot on a tear in your toilet!
    ‘Or is this my blue earth?’

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  72. well i never got my kid back and they was tell me if i was not with her dad i get her back and i did not get her back they take me and my boyf writes a way from us we cant see her or talk to her she now 6 and the one that hads her says we cant see her intl she is 18teen then we can but that if she want to look for us because of the one that hads her

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  73. Nancy says:

    State of Tenessee DCS,CPS, Judges all try to bring good parents down to move their selves up. My nephew was raped by his mothers boyfriends soon but nothing was done because the mother decided to not press charges. Thye case was dropped with proof of the rape. The 5 year old boy had the 19 year old punks sperm on his clothes from the 5 yr old spitint the sperm out of his mouth. My nephew was told by CPS worker they would remove him from his mother if he told anyone about what happen. the mother and CPS workers are friends. GO FIGURE TENNESSEE OUT.

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  74. Amy says:

    I am a parent of three children in Arkansas, and I am desperately seeking help. I haven’t been able to find an attorney willing to go up against DHS.After I was beaten severly by my birth mother I was removed from the home and placed into states custody at age 9,I lived in Youth Home for nearly four years until Bio-mom learned they had gotten me on SSI, I had no idea of any of it she went to court faught to get me back, we left the court house and she dumped me on a relative, I eventually lived on the streets until I dropped out of school and went to work and supported myself, while I later find out she collected three years of back pay and drew a check on me until I was nearly 18 when I found out and reported her. Well the story doesn’t end here, my brother whom I have very little contact with calls me, his girlfriend goes to have their third child and the baby tested for meth, so DHS takes away all three children so he begs me to get custody which I do and for a year I raise six kids with no help, because I went through the court to get custody, I was not entitled to get any kind of aid so my bio-mom is pissed that DHS would not allow her to get custody because her husband is the man who had beaten me as a child and caused me to be removed from the home, so she begins to attack me any way she can, calling DHS constently making false accusations about me trying to get the kids removed. A year goes by when my oldest daughter who was sixteen at the time, was very jealous of the time I spent with my brothers new born baby, nine month old, and five year old, her grades began slipping and she began hiding things from me,I was doing laundry one evening and find a summons to appear in court where she had been arrested, and her grandmother signed as her parent, I was furious called her grandmother and told her she was n longer allowed to take my child any where, then I took my daughter’s cell phone away and grounded her, and assumed that was the end of it well I was wrong. The next day my daughter goes to school and runs away well after searching every where I know to look, I went to the police, they find her four towns away with her great grandmother who had signed as her parent when she was arrested. The grandmother had been contacted by police and she had lied to them, cussed them out and told them to come and find her so when they found them they placed her under arrest for kidnapping. Well the next thing I know she and my daughter come up with this story that I beat my child and she was afraid for her life, which I have never whipped or physically punished any child, being so that I was physically abused my whole childhood, my husband is a staff sergent and we used exercise to punish our kids such as front lean and rest, holding their arms out for 30 to 60 seconds, my husband was always in charge of the disappline in our home,so any way they asked if my daughter could stay the night with my bio mom so they could investigate, I agreed because I was told if I ddin’t they would put all my children into a foster home. The next day at 2pm DHS called me ,the school, my daughter, and bio-mom, and told us they were convinced my child had lied that she was to go home, well my child doesn’t come home again, well this time bio-mom takes off with her and takes her three towns away to a county judge she paints his house, get’s an exparte order giving her custody of my child, I got a lawyer finally get a court date and because DHS was not finished with their investigation I was given every weekend visitation of my child but by this point bio-mom has completely brainwashed my child into believeing that bio-mom was the one who raised my daughter from birth to 3rd grade, which because of the man who beat me as a child being in the home and all of the drugs going in and out I would not even let bio-mom see my children at her house, but she tells my daughter that her husband neer beat me that I was removed from the home because I went crazy, and so many other lies it was unreal well I try to tell my daughter the truth and show her documentation proving she was lied to, and my daughter attacks me, and even walks up to her mentally retarded little sister and shoves her to the ground, I call the police and they take pictures and tell me their is no jail for juvenilles and take her back early to bio-mom, this continues to go on excalatting each time my daughter trys all she can to get me to hit her, I believed she was cohereased to do so. I have paid my lawyer a $1000 bonus to try to hurry and get us into court, well a year goes by DHS has charged me with mental abuse because I asked my daughter during an intervention (where a lcensed counselor came to our house)to tell the truth and I cried my eyes out to my daughter and told her how badly what she was doing was hurting me. So two years I have been cooperating with DHS doing everything they say, my beautiful straight A daughter is now Pink haired, with five piercings on her mouth, smokes a pack a day, and is flunking out in school had two pregnancy scares and I’m considered the bad parent. Finally a year later I get a court date but guess what bio-mom and my daughter go to DHS and tell them I tried to kill myself in front of my kids and she had to wrestle a knife from me, DHS comes takes the other kids into bedrooms and question them none of us knew anything about the latest batch of crap they cooked up,so when that didn’t work my last visit before we go to court my daughter comes and screams and cusses and tells me she hates me and chases me and all the kids into my bedroom, my husband tells her to get out of our room and she threatens him she says just wait til I tell them what you did, I made her call bio-mom and leave I agree to give up my rights, because I can’t handle her, DHS was told to close the case by the judge, well they come out to the house once again to question my children, and granite it’s been over two years of them questioning my kids every two to three weeks, and they tell me that they are going to keep my case open another year because my mentally retarded and handicap child has missed eight days of school this school year and she is three days away from reaching her limit,THESE DAYS ARE excused by a doctor, she has physical illnesses that affect her ability to function. I have had my feel of DHS if they would have been for the best interest of my child in the beginning, and helped our family, which is what they profess is their job, my oldest daughter would still be at home, making good grades, still be a virgin, and still be treating her parents with respect and so on they teach kids if they don’t like going by the rules at home they can lie, and do whatever else they want to get to go somewhere without rules. There are all these rules to protect the child where is my protection? I was a sunday school teacher for nine years until this happened, and because I asked my child to tell the truth, I was charged with discussing the investigation while it was still being investigated, so they call that mental abuse, and now everything that I loved has been taken away from me for what? Because I loved my child too much to let her go wild, because I tried to teach my child morrals, and about telling the truth, maybe some people can’t understand what I’m saying because the world has taught that the accussed are always guilty but I assure you, I am not and because of DHS my daughter is in a home full of drugs and a abusive man with felony charges against him, but instead of opening a case for them they would rather investigate me some more because I have a clean home and go to church on a regular basis and do my best everyday to get up and face the crap they have put me through and go on.

    Sincerely,
    amyebetts@yahoo.com

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  75. bonnie says:

    i do not live i tn,i live in tx—my nightmare beagn a month ago,cps and the local sheriff pulled up in my drive way,ordering my self and daughter to go with them,no explanations just orders—they took us to the local cps office and once my child was out of the room i ask what was going on—they said she(my daughter) had said that her dad had been touching her,i was in shock,the father and i were going thru a seperation and eventually divorce at this time–i have totally cooperated with them,even let the sheriff search our house looking for evidence that they needed to file charges against her dad,now cps is treating me as i am the one who did something wrong,not her father,i am under a micrsopic not him–i am told if i dont agree and do everything they say i will lose my daughter,so it seems to me i am the one on trail here not him-i have cps the local school and everyone all over me,everything from drug abuse to not taking care of my daughter.yes i smoked pot at one time in my life,but not in the last yr and i was honest about that,no reason in lieing,i am told how to be a mom what i should and should not be doing–not that i do anything i shouldnt be doing ,friends say get forceful with cps,but i dont see that,that is going to help anything but help them take her away from her only parent left, —help

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  76. karla says:

    I’M GOING TROUGH THE SAME CASE MY EX WHO MY SON DAD USED TO ALWAYS ABUSE ME AND MY CHILD AND HIT US HURT US UNTIL THE DAY HE GOT ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND I HAD FULL CUSTODY OF MY SON CAUSE OF THAT THEN HE BAILED OUT WENT TO COURT TO FIGHT FOR THOSE CHARGES TO BE DROP WI CH THEY’RE WERE AND HAD HIS LAWYER TO BRAIN WASH ME AND NOT HAD A RESTRAINING ORDER FOR 7 YEARS WHICH I THOUGH THAT PUTTING MY SON AWAY FROM HIS DAD FOR 7 SEVEN YEARS WAS GONNA AFFECT MY SON BUT AND I AGREE TO GIVE HIM VISITATION ON WEEKEND’S EVERY OTHER WEEKEND AND NOW HE HAS TURN THIS ALL OVER ME MAKING LOOK LIKE THE ABUSER WHEN I’M VICTIM AND SO THERE WAS AN ANONYMOUS CALL TO CPS TO REPORT THAT MY SONS DAD HAD MY SON ASKING FOR FOOD TO THE NEIGHBORS AND THAT HE HAD PUT OUR SON TO BE PRESENT WHEN HE WAS HAVING INTERCOURSE SEX WITH ANOTHER PERSON THE SAME SEX AND HAVE OUR SON TO ENJOY WITH THEM OH WELL THIS TURN AGAINST ME TO THE POINT THAT THE RESTRAINING ORDER ITS ISSUE FOR 5 YEARS WITHOUT ANY VISITATION RIGHTS OR TO BE ABLE UNLESS TO TALK TO MY SON NOW ITS BEEN SINCE JANUARY 2 OF 2011 I HAVEN’T SEEN OR TALK TO MY SON AT ALL I DINT HAVE ANY CLUE ABOUT HIS LIVING SITUATION OR NOTHING I’M ALONE IN THIS COUNTRY ALL MY FAMILY ARE IN MEXICO AND I JUST LOST MY JOB DUE TO THIS MATTER MY WHOLE WORLD HAS CRASHED DOWN SINCE MY SON WAS TAKING APART FROM ARMS AND HAVE NO POINT THAT MAKES ME GO DAY BY DAY IN LIFE ITS HAS BEEN SO HARD THE JUDGE SEND ME TO A 52 WEEKS BATTERED CLASSES AND 16 WEEKS ANGER MANAGEMENT THAT I HAVEN’T ATTEND CAUSE NY FINANCIAL SITUATION I PRAY THE LORD TO HEAR ME OUT AND HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ANY WAY TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE THAT ITS A NIGHTMARE TO ME AND MY 4 YEAR OLD SON THANKS

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  77. worried sick says:

    DCS in Knoxville is putting an order to have my grandson declared a ward of the state and put in a home with strangers and relatives of the mother’s boyfriend. She just got out of jail on theft/drug related charges. She got diversion, 2 years with $$$ restition. The boyfriend is probably, hopefully going to prison for a few years with 6 felonies/ theft and drug related. You sure hope so anyway. His father now has him since we went for a visit the end of May and while there the two of them were arrested. The boy is in another state, the one he was born in and his dad’s name is on the birth certificate. He has an attorney and is legitimizing him and attempting to get custody.

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  78. worried sick says:

    Also, previously I tried to get custody of my grndson. Same reasons as above. went before Judge Irene Joseph of Juvenile Court. My atty. was late. She would not let us say one word. Waste of time and money. Still fighting but its rough!

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  79. My son who lives in NC found out June 2010 he had a 10 month old son in IA. who is in foster care. He has been making trips to IA for court hearing and visitations. The visitations are only when the IA DHS SW allows and the visits are not supervised. Today he received notice that the application for further appeals was denied. The state of IA when trying to locate him, put a notification in a town he never lived in or any family did. The SW and GAL was always telling my son, his paternity rights should be terminated. The foster family was told by DHS that they would have a chance to adopt the child. This was a case closed before it ever started.

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  80. kada says:

    Dcs in marion county,Tn is corrupt. I have been fighting for two years. I was found not guilty in juvenile court and the kids were ordered to be returned to me but instead the state filled an appeal. In circuit court i was found guilty of neglect not severe abuse on allegations that are not true. My family filled a petition to take the kids for now and the state wont let them. I have no drug,alcohol or criminal history. They made me do a full mental eval. and it showed nothing.They accused me of everything under the sun and no evidence to back it up. They were just tryin to find something on me. I believe i am being picked on cause i am at the lower in of the financial bracket. I believe they took my kids and are keeping my kids cause they are good kids for adoption. I even have videos where the foster parents posted videos on youtube. In the videos the foster parents are telling the baby that they are mommie and daddie. My 4yr was dancing around in her underwear in one of the videos. They posted my kids names not sure why omni would have foster parents like this. I am beyond upset for the way my kids were out there on the internet. We downloaded and printed off all the pictures and videos. Dcs and omni are corrupt and need to be sued. I will not give up fighting! I love my kids more then anything in the world!

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  81. Anonymous says:

    CPS IN IOWA TOOK MY 5 BOYS IN NEBRASKA ON LIES. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING A YEAR TO GET THEM BACK. WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING CPS DHS WILL MESS UP. YOU WILL HAVE IT DOCUMENTED. I WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING. DHS TOOK JULY 1ST 2010

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  82. troy says:

    Suzan rushing and judge rader are in the child kidnapping buisness together, she lied and fabricated stories to make her self look like a winner,when my little girl was taken from her mom i was in the state of az laying to rest my brother and sister that were murdered and when i showed up and took my little girl home she told me i would be arrested for kiddnapping ,she is 14 know and the foster parent says i can not have contact with her ,what is the legal age in tn for a child to make responsibls decisions on if she wants to have her real father be a part of her life, god will punish suzan rushing for all the lies she told to have responsible parents that love there children placed in the custody of strangers so they could get a check from the state

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  83. KADA,ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE? THAT IS WHY THEY TOOK MY CHILDREN.THE DAMAGED TO THE CHILDREN WAS UNBELIEVABLE!THEY DRUG THEM AND FRY THEIR THEIR BRAINS AND AFTER 18 YOU’LL BE LUCKY IF THEY CAN SEPARATE THE TRUTH FROM THE BRAINWASHING.

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  84. identity not revealed says:

    I have read several comments on here about several families destroyed by cps. I feel sorry for all of you and I know from personal experiences what it is like to deal with CPS. My son was taken from me when he was 2 months old after he was rushed to the emergency room. A little history on my son, from day he was born there was something wrong with my baby. His doctors and no one would listen to me then on Feb 16, 2011 my son had to be rushed to the er he was diagnosed with a brain bleed. Lets just say CPS lied, twisted stories, made it seem like we (my husband and i was a bad parent). The messed with the wrong person. I knew we hadn’t did anything to my son and there had to be an explanation for his bleed. We hired an attorney not a court appointed attorney but i did all the research with family friends etc. My attorney had one paper! He said we would make agreements with them and i said i am not making an agreements with them because this is my life and my husbands life and my sons life they are playing with. On valentines day, two days prior my son came forward in his baby swing and bump his head. I told the social worker at the hospital this. I gave them every little thing that happened to my son since birth. Well then 2 days later, CPS comes in and they tell me they are taking my son. They wanted me to sign papers, come to the police station etc. I think this lady was a bit surprised by my reaction. I told her very firmly, i am not signing any papers, i will not be at the police station. You will hear from my attorney within 2 hours. That is enough time to drive home and get one. My son was put through the ringer, test after test being done. The suspected NAT (non accidental trauma). This is a long story but the point of my story is after one month of throughly investigating my son was diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder. He has to be watched will never be able to play contact sports a bump on the head from anything could send him to the hospital. My point is I am going to sue CPS for false accusations, taking my son away from me when they suspected my husband, i was told by a nurse at the hospital if i would stop focusing on my husband than i would get to keep my kid. I knew my husband was innocent and i knew i didn’t do anything to my child. This is what i suggest people do: record every conversation you have with CPS be it with a cell phone because the very first questioning i went through happened to be recorded on a cell phone. This is my proof that from the very beginning my story never changed. Every question that they asked i answered and never suggested anything on my own. This could have saved me in courts to prove that CPS lied on their paperwork. Get a note book and write down every meeting you have with CPS and the names of everyone involved. Request copies of the minutes from CPS this is your right. Anyway after 1 month i had my son back. Because with the blood disorder this eleviated the accusation of NAT. I have not recovered from this incident and i can’t imagine going years or months without seeing my son. I am trying to find out how to sue cps because they have left mental scars and damaged me and kept me from my son. Once i figure out how to do this i am going to do it. I pray that everyone gets their family back together for the ones that actually didn’t commit the abuse.

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  85. secret says:

    i was one of these children,it took them 11 home visits to see that we were being sexually abused and neglected thank you very much DCS

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  86. Hi, thanks for reading my blog. I didn’t post your comment because it is incorrect. I don’t want others to be misinformed.
    There is a statute of limitations on adoptions and removals. Usually 30 days to file an appeal in State Court of Appeals.
    Also, the amount of people who file a lawsuit is not what constitutes a “class action”
    TN. has already been sued in a class action suit in Federal Court

    Also, one can’t sue for self respect to be returned either. Are you recently involved with Children’s Services?
    Thanks,
    Lisa – Bellas Mom

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  87. Concerned Parent says:

    I am interested in details on the Class Action suit filed against TN DCS…can you give me any details on this? I am in the middle of a battle with DCS now. Without going into the ugly details, DCS was blatantly dishonest in their statements to the court. I don’t want to release details now because we have great evidence against the false allegations they have made and are awaiting a hearing. It is my intention to take this action as far as it needs to go for the protection of all children and parents. It is unacceptable for someon that is suppose to protect children to be dishonest in any way. The damage has been done to our family but I intend to seek change to the laws that govern DCS and REQUIRE that investigations be handled in a more professional and ethical way. Yes, we absolutely must protect our children but from what I am learning, DCS agencies across the country have abused their powers. This is in no way a DCS “witch hunt” but rather a hunt to seek out dishonest case workers that, for whatever reason, lie and falsify cases to produce their own selfish outcome.

    You will be hearing much more from me in near future; I now understand why God has laid this on me and I will make sure that discovery is made and that we are not afraid to stand against this atrocity.

    Again, I do not believe for one minute that all case workers are bad people, in fact I believe quite the opposite. I think most people go into that line of work to help children and families but unfortunately, there is corruption – it is just a part of our world. That is what I seek to expose and stop – the abuse. I respect all who serve in truth and serve responsibly. Sadly, I also know that many are afraid to speak up for fear of job loss and retaliation, this too must end.

    Interested in helping? Have a case in TN? Any information that anyone has is greatly appreciated.

    email me at — record4children@gmail.com.

    I want to start with TN and then seek Federal Regulation to assure that EVERYONE is protected. I have served my country, both in the service and in the civilian/public safety world and I cannot stop until there is justice, truth and justice.

    record4children@gmail.com

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  88. Concerned Parent says:

    Let’s all get together and stop DCS abuse of power. It is damaging our children, our families and we cannot stand for it any longer! It takes a voice and determination to make people aware and put pressure on those that our taxes employ, that we elect, to take appropriate action. Get involved… email me at record4children@gmail.com

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  89. Samantha Cathleen Stewart says:

    My name is Samantha Cathleen Stewart , I am currently fighting for my one and only child in the state of Oregon County of Lane Eugene district.I have recently been approved in Federal Court to proceed in a $1billion lawsuit against the State of Oregon,Department of Human Services of Lane County, Child Protective Services of Lane County, Judge Eveleen Henry of the Juvenile Justice Department Of Lane County,Doernbecher Children’s Hospital of Portland Oregon,Public Defender Marc Spence,Twyla Pew of CPS of Lane County, Supervisor Narene Ballard of DHS/CPS of Lane,Supervisor Sarah Fancey of DHS/CPS of Lane, and last but not least Srgt.McCormick Badge 285 of the Eugene Police Department… I’m in need of Assistance I have only 1week left to get my Complaint in and just found out that I now need to deal with Fighting The “Big C” Please Contact Me For ANY REFERRALS OR INFORMATION is highly appreciated…Thank You…(765)315-8440

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  90. fighter86 says:

    I am a recent victim in the process of going to trial. I read the horror stories of people a little too late!!! I have around 5 hours of recordings from meetings and phone conversations and they know it and refuse to talk to me anymore. Any tips comments suggestions would would help greatly. I have a lot of evidence against them just not sure what to do with it since I don’t trust anyone anymore!!

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  91. kada says:

    I also want more information on this class action lawsuit. I have videos and copies of some of the stuff they have done. They had a breach of confidenialty and i got proof. I am still fighting almost 3 years now. I will not back down and i will not lose my kids. The foster parents want to adopt and thats the only reason the state is fighting me so hard. They wont work with me or anything. I am fed up with marion county in TN and i will make sure they get held accountable for there actions.

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  92. jqpublic says:

    OCS seems to be the same everywhere in this country…evil! We lost six grandchildren to the state of Alaska. So long as they get money incentives from the Govt. to take and keep these children…even though it is our money (borrowed on the full faith and credit of the American people)..it will not stop. Our family history with them started when a local hospital gave a drug free newborn only six minutes old, an opiate antagonist which nearly killed him. Not wanting to get caught the nurse started accusing the mother of drug use at the hospital. She called her friends At OSC, she tainted our daughter’s UA and the rest has been a nightmare. We were very active in our grandchildren’s lives. OCS has totallly destroyed our personal lives through their lies and we have not been permitted to even know where our grandbabies are. Right now I am trying to prepare writ of certeriori to the US Supreme Ct. I am not a lawyer and can’t afford one but we cant give up. I need prayers to keep my mind sharp and my words clear and concise.

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  93. Anthony six says:

    I need it straight up, Shannon got fired from dhs bc she made it impossible for parents to get their kids back. Don’t know if u guys knew this or not but I can’t quit feeling like a piece of the most shittiest shit of a person on this earth bc I don’t have my daughter n see n her then having to give her back to Sumone would b sumthing I don’t think I could do bc she should b at home w her Fam 24/7! That’s selfish of me but I don’t know that I could do that or even see her under those sircumstances n if that ain’t good parenting then I don’t know what the freak is! But tell me straight up do u think we deserved what Shannon made us get? There was no way that witch was ever gonna let us have our daughter bak. She said Kalynn couldn’t have Justus bc he dropped a dirty ua! They never even asked him to drop!!!!!! I have an aunt an cousin who r able to adopt kids and that is the requirements for family placement which dhs is suppose to exhaust before permanent removal!!!! What the heck am I to do!!! Everyday n and everyday out is getting harder n harder for me to bear bc I can’t find a way to deal w or cope w or even accept this bs!! And everyone cums to me w their problems like I’m dr. Phil!!! And I can’t turn nobody away bc of my heart and the only thing that makes me feel just a tiny little bit Alive is by me helping out the ones who need it the most and even at that the ones that don’t even freaking deserve it! But that’s what GOD would do. That’s what I tell myself everyday! But darn it all I tried standing up n saying that that is what that woman was doing and nobody that could of done n d thing would listen to me! She kidnapped my daughter LEGALLY and ended up getting fired for just the same reason!!!!!!!! And there is nothing I or nobody else can do about it bc she had the case closed on her terms n not what the terms actually were!!!! I’m not a bad person nor parent but I can’t shake what that witch did to all of us. And I can’t shake that I let it happen bc I honestly never thought n a million years that she could get away w it! Well I guess I was right bc she didn’t! My daughters case just happened to happen a year or do to early! I mean when have u ever heard of it b n legit that dhs keeps a child from a parent just bc they have concerns of the parent MAY go to prison!!!! After a dhs worker had said that there was not a concern and was not a problem that I was on parole!!! AFTERWARDS!!!!!! Shannon Nichols is the most and about the only thing in this world today that reminds me that I’m still ALIVE! Bc everything else that’s apart of me has been taking away from me by her like she was the devil dressed as GOD! She is the cause and the reason y I chose to take the paths I chose to take. Bc she made it impossible for me to go down the path I wanted n tried to get. But not only I but Jamie as well. Since when does it make since that bc Sumone is NOT n treatment they can’t attend family drug court! Then put my ass back in treatment n let me in! They said no u would have to have a relapse n order for that to work! They got mad bc I knew Jamie’s work schedule. Thats the mother of my child n if that is not ok for me to no then this is not ok to begin w!!!! I’m beating the life I have left inside me over n over n over again n again n again. N I hang on to the hopes that ain’t even realistic that Sumday a judge will c this. And well a judge had to of seen it bc she got fired for it and I’m mad about it bc it should overturn every case that woman ever did! And the courts should notify every parent for every case she did to Atleast restart if and give a proper and fair chance to keep and earn back the GOD given right to mankind, to b the parents of our children! And yet nothing!!! I wish I was who I am bc then I’d have my daughter! Ya, right! I take care n help out so many kids n families that dhs would b jealous of. Atleast shannon would b. and dagnabbit I feel bad for talk n trash even but that women isn’t even good enough to b considered yesterday’s trash! But Jamie and I and whoever how many other parents r?????!!!!!! If u can do n e thing or think of n e thing that we can do to get this right please do. I don’t know if I can n e more bc I’ve become do numb n the only thing that helps is for me to help out families n kids n people in the very way if not better even, that Shannon Nichols said I abandoned when I never did!!! If I did then y does it say in the paper work that I was arguing n fighting n b n non complient w dhs? It wasn’t bc of what she was portraying it was bc she was in the wrong!!!! N I stood up to it! Maybe the wrong way but what’s the right way to do that? Bc I’ll tell u what ur thinking I did try! N it didn’t work! The woman even apologized to me one day I was b n very upset w her! A sincere apology but there wasnt n e thing she could do about bc it was to late for her to change her recommendation!!! N she had even said she realized that she had made a mistake AND I EVEN HAD A PERSON HEAR HER SAY IT!!!!!! But I have to accept this everyday minute second of my life! Powerless of what is the most precious part of life! Parenthood!!!! That’s what hood I represent! Even today! I guess it’s all for……………… I’ll let u fill n the rest.

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  94. Misty, TN says:

    I recently had DCS in my home. I was drug tested and told i failed the screening, i KNOW i don’t do drugsso I kept the test instead of throwing it away, I took it and had the very same one checked and was told it was negative! And the alligations are lies made up by my ex husband. What do I do now!? Who do i speak to? I dont trust the caseworker. She took everything we said and twisted it to maske our situation look bad.

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  95. Tara says:

    It is hard to find an attorney who is not absolutely terrified to go up against CPS. Everyone has a story . The fact is very ,very few children are actually abused by their own parents. Statistics prove that the majority of valid child abuse or neglect of children is suffered at the hands of foster custodians and step parents, boyfriends and girlfriends. The following may be helpful to those caught in their wrath of corruption.

    1. CPS HAS BECOME A CRIMINAL”CHILD TRAFFICKING'”AGENCY FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    2. IN ORDER TO CHANGE LAWS WE ALL MUST DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION.

    3. CPS PREDOMINANTLY TARGETS THOSE THAT ARE LOW INCOME OR ON STATE ASSISTANCE.

    4. CPS WILL USUALLY BRING ALONG THE POLICE TO INTIMIDATE YOU INTO OPENING THE DOOR SO THEY MAY SEIZE YOUR CHILDREN AS THEY ALMOST ALWAYS DO.

    5.CPS WILL MAKE NO ATTEMPT AT KINSHIP CARE.. DUE TO SIMPLE FACT THAT IF CPS PLACES YOUR CHILD IMMEDIATELY IN A FOSTER HOME GOVERNMENT FUNDS START ROLLING IN.

    6. NEVER , EVER LET CPS INTO YOUR HOME WITHOUT A WARRANT. IF THEY REALLY HAVE A CASE THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A REAL WARRANT FROM A REAL CONSTITUTIONAL JUDGE. NOT THIS POST- FACT O TYPE AFFIDAVIT OF CASEWORKER ..WHICH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROBABLE CAUSE FOR A WARRANT TO ISSUE.
    8. ARM YOUR HOME WITH DIGITAL RECORDING DEVICES AND HIDDEN SECURITY CAMERAS IF YOU CAN. THIS HELP WHEN YOU LATER FILE A 1983 ACTION AGAINST THEM.

    9. IF YOU END UP IN COURT RETAIN A COURT REPORTER… YOU WILL NEED THESE
    RECORDS LATER FOR APPEAL OR LAWSUIT.

    10. DO NOT AGREE TO ANY INTERVIEWS , CONVERSATIONS WITH GUARDIAN AD LITEMS, CASA WORKERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, COUNSELORS. THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND AND ARE BEHOLDEN TO CPS. THESE PEOPLE ARE PRETTY MUCH SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR CPS AND YOU COULD SAY THEY ARE ON THE GOVERNMENT PAYROLL.

    11. IF CPS HAS NOT YET KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILDREN.. GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.
    IF YOU CAN’T MOVE AT LEAST GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF THERE. YOU CAN MAKE A
    TEMPORARY CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT WITH A RELATIVE IN ANOTHER AREA. IF CPS
    ATTEMPTS TO QUESTION YOU AS TO WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE. YOU DO NOT HAVE
    TO TELL THEM WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE. MAKE THEM GET A WARRANT.IN ALMOST EVERY CASE CPS WILL NOT BE ABLE,TO OBTAIN A WARRANT, DESPITE WHAT THEY MAY TELL YOU, TO SECURE A WARRANT FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE REMOVING YOUR CHILDREN THEY MUST HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE… A ANONYMOUS TIP WILL NOT SUFFICE AS PROBABLE CAUSE. .IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK WITH CPS OR POLICE GO OUTSIDE AND LOCK YOUR DOOR BEHIND YOU. IF THEY REQUEST PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH YOUR CHILDREN TELL THEM THERE ARE NOT ANY CHILDREN RESIDING HERE AT THIS TIME. SAY NO MORE. LEAVE THE CHILDREN AT THE RELATIVES UNTIL IT IS SAFE OR PACK UP AND GO GET YOUR CHILDREN FROM THE RELATIVES AND MOVE.

    12.IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL CPS WILL ATTEMPT TO INTERROGATE OR KIDNAP THEM FROM SCHOOL..THUS HOME SCHOOL IS A SAFE OPTION PROVIDING YOU FILE YOUR PAPERWORK WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ACTUALLY PROVIDE EDUCATION TO YOUR CHILD. MOST STATES ARE NOT PERMISSION STATES MEANING YOU DO NOT NEED PERMISSION, BUT YOU MUST FILE LETTER OF INTENT. CHECK HOME SCHOOL LAW ONLINE FOR YOUR STATE.

    13.IF YOU ARE ALREADY GOING THROUGH COURT AND CPS HAS NO PROOF OF ANY ABUSE OR NEGLECT DO NOT AGREE TO ANY SERVICE PLANS. CPS WILL THREATEN YOU TO NO END. STICK TO YOUR GUNS. IF YOU AGREE TO ANY SERVICE PLAN YOU WILL BE ARBITRARILY FORCED TO DEAL WITH CPS FOR YEARS TO COME SINCE YOUR CHILDREN WILL THEN BE CONSIDERED A STEADY PAYCHECK FOR CPS AND IT’S SERVICE PROVIDERS. IF A jUDGE’S DECISION IS NOT IN YOUR FAVOR OR JUST CORRUPT … APPEAL IT . REMEMBER YOU USUALLY ONLY HAVE TEN DAYS TO DO THIS.

    14. NEVER GIVE CPS PERMISSION TO INTERROGATE YOUR CHILD. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WILL DO.

    15.FILE WRITTEN COMPLAINTS VIA CERTIFIED MAIL TO EVERY AGENCY INVOLVED IN THE KIDNAPPING OF YOUR CHILD. JUDICIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR THE JUDGE. FEDERAL DEPT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR CPS UNLAWFULLY EXTORTING GOVERNMENT FUNDS ON BEHALF OF YOUR CHILD. BAR ASSOCIATION FOR COMPLAINTS ABOUT GUARDIAN AD LITEMS OR ATTORNEYS. EXPOSE , EXPOSE, EXPOSE. IF YOU HAVE RECORDINGS OR VIDEOS GET THE MEDIA INVOLVED.

    16. PROBABLY THE BEST THING IS TO TAKE YOUR CHILD OFF THE GRID COMPLETELY. IT’S SAD THAT YOUR CHILD HAS TO LIVE SUCH A SHELTERED LIFE BUT CPS HAS BECOME SO CORRUPT AND ABUSIVE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT WE MUST NOW TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM CPS. THIS YEAR COMING WILL BE ESPECIALLY BAD SINCE OUR DOLLAR IS ABOUT TO BECOME WORTHLESS, THE GOVERNMENT IS BANKRUPT , BANKS ARE ABOUT TO GO BELLY UP. CPS WILL HAVE TO KIDNAP MORE CHILDREN IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ENOUGH FUNDING TO KEEP EVERYONE WORKING. WE SUSPECT A LOT OF CITIZENS WILL SOON BECOME ENLIGHTENED AS TO HOW CORRUPT CPS IS.

    17. NEVER REFER TO FOSTER CUSTODIANS AS “FOSTER PARENTS” SINCE THEY DO NOT FOSTER ANYTHING GOOD AND THEY ARE NOT THE PARENTS OF OUR CHILDREN. CPS CALLS THEM “FOSTER PARENTS’ BECAUSE IT SOUNDS NICE AND SECURE. THIS IS INTENTIONAL TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC. MORE CHILDREN HAVE DIED, BEEN MOLESTED, ASSAULTED IN FOSTER HOMES THAN BY PARENTS. WE LIKE TO REFER TO THEM AS THE COLD ENTITY TO WHICH THEY ARE….”FOSTER HOUSES” “TEMPORARY FOSTER CUSTODIANS” IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD REMOVE THE WORD” FOSTER “COMPLETELY AS THE ONLY THING THEY FOSTER IS A PAYCHECK FOR YOUR CHILD LIVING UNDER THEIR ROOF ALONG WITH THE THREE OR FOUR OTHER CHILDREN THEY ARE RECEIVING PAYCHECKS FOR.

    18. WE ARE NOT ATTORNEYS. WE HAVE DEALT WITH THE WRATH OF CPS. WE WON. BUT WE WENT THROUGH LIVING HELL AND OUR CHILDREN MAY NEVER RECOVER FROM THE DAMAGE DONE BY THIS CORRUPT AGENCY. ULTIMATELY YOU MUST DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN YOUR CASE. THE ADVISE WE LIST IS ONLY SUGGESTIVE AS IT HELPED US AND OTHERS WITHIN OUR GROUP. WE WISH YOU ALL GODS BLESSING FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.

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  96. lisa says:

    deep stories all of them… I am the victim of a cps report. 2 reports. I was married to the man they investigated.. I left him for his abuse. The child’s natural mother filed a report with dcs against the father who deceived the courts into custody.. She simply reported that he was leaving the children at home. He advised the investigators that the wife was a drug addict he had to get rid of (that’s me).. anyway. I left and moved on. I took a drug test got a job and moved on. I did not know about the cps report, and the cps employee confirmed my soon to be ex’s story to be true, How can CPS state my name over 18 times as drug dealer/ user without any facts. It is now a court record and they wont fix it.. I want to file charges against them for perjury and conjecture. I do not have a police report, and complaining to there office does no good. This is injustice, and slander.. How can one make 2 reports about me, and refuse to correct it.. keep in mind they have never met me.. what can I do..

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  97. Ozias says:

    I am not sure how old this post is but I feel like sharing my experience.

    Child and Family Services (CFS) as it is called here in Montana completely ruined my family. The Department became involved with my family because my ex-wife’s mother was told by us that she needed to let us know when she was coming down to see our child and not just pop in. She promptly mad a report to the department that my child was being sexually abused. There was a first investigation that was promptly closed out based on the facts. Again she reported and again there was another investigation. This time it lasted 90 days before being closed out. Once again there was a report. This time however, the case worker at first proceeded to call me a sexual predator right out of the gate. it was not a month before she had taken my child and placed her with her mother whom at the time had no job and no place to live. Shortly after the judge in the matter granted me physical custody. Ignoring the court order my daughter was removed and placed back with her mom whom the judge had already deemed incapable at the time of caring for her. She forced my ex to sign what they call a “voluntary agreement” that stated that she would not let me see my child. When I say forced I mean that she said that if she did not sign it she would never see her child again. It was about a month after this that my daughter was placed in protective custody based on the fact that my ex could not care for her. This is where it really gets bad. The lawyers in that matter changed the judge and neither me nor my ex were given representation until after the judge made the decision to give the state temporary legal custody (TLC). Furthermore, my parental rights were ignored and it was even stated that I would never get my child back. My pleas were ignored by all parties involved. What makes this worse is that I am in my 3rd year at the UofM for my degree in Social Work. Without evidence the department was able to not only tear my child from the one person that had been there for her consistently but there were able to destroy any hope of me perusing a career in the field.

    This is just a summary of what transpired in this case. The Department Violated the NASW Code of Ethics by; fabricating information, outsourcing these fabrications and then sharing them with unprivileged parties, placing my child in substantial risk, completely ignoring a client or clients, and the list goes on.

    At this time I am seeking legal council to begin the long journey of federal cases against the department. I do not care about any money that I can get from this. My goal is to get my child and my life back. This also marks the first step in my overall plan which is to attempt social reform of this organization.

    The department was at one time a necessary organization. However, I have no faith in its infrastructure. In the state of Montana, and in other states from what I have read, the department is just a machine to keep federal dollars coming into the system. In Montana the department has the right to remove your child without informing you and without any evidence. In this state they use what is called the preponderance of doubt. Which, on the state and federal levels, is unconstitutional. The constitutions state that in order to be punished for something one has to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The very idea of having closed proceedings is outrageous and only protects the officials involved from being exposed and does not protect the families at all. An even more appalling thing to think about is who is targeted in these cases. Low socioeconomic-status (SES) families. This is not because the rates of abuse are any worse in the low SES groups it is because these individuals tend to be less educated and have less resources at their disposal. A singal mom whom was lucky to graduate high school is not likely to be able to afford proper legal representation and I doubt many people browse CFS’s operational procedure, much less know what their rights are when something like this happens.If that does not turn your stomach here is the last tid-bit of info I will float your way. In my time at the university I have been able to observe probably the most disgusting piece of this whole deal.

    Many children whom are taken into state care start to develop psychological issues based on lots of things. First of all, a child is exponentially more likely to suffer all forms of abuse while in state or foster care. Not to mention the trauma of being taken from their family’s. These kids that do start to show these issues while in state or foster care are often placed in care facilities. One such “care facility” in Montana has quite a reputation for placing these kids on outrageous psychotropic drug regimens.

    Is anyone catching what I am saying here?

    A government organization, meant to protect our children and family’s, is given almost unlimited power to enforce their roll. They then place family’s through endless treatments, court dates, tests, all while the department is reviving federal dollars for your family being under their thumb. In some cases they will go as far as to use children a guinnypigs in pharmacological research. If you look a records in states like California and Florida there is a large percentage of children taken in state care that the state has “lost track of”. There are open investigations of some of these kids being sold to human trafficking.

    Anyhow, I am done with my rant for now. I will try to keep you posted on how this campaign goes.

    In Ronald Ragens words: “The nine most terrifying word you will ever hear are { I’m from the government, and I’m here to help”

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  98. Ozias says:

    Just to be a little clearer here, I have not been charged with anything nor convicted of any type of abuse ever. Sorry for being long winded and the typos.

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  99. my children have been gone now for twelve years. they were 4,2,and one years old when taken. i was twenty four years old. i was young with no support from either fathers or family. my children were questioned while with a babysitter. my youngest son had bruises on his for head from flipping hisself out of his play pen. my daughter had one bruise on her thigh from an fouled attempt with her older brother to get cookies off the counter she fell and hit the coner of the cabinet. no looking back now there was a whole lot a done wrong but abuse neglect or let anyone abuse my children was not one of them. after questioning the children at the babysitters which i pulled into a police cruiser sitting outside her home i was told i could not see nor talk to my children that they were being taken to local hospital to be examened. my children screaming and crying were placed in a police car and taken to hospital.where i was informed by a police officer if i would just tell him what he wanted to know about my boyfriend at the time and his father i would go home with my children. i had no clue what he wanted tyo know and told him so. to which he responed well i guess then you will go home alone. the dcs investagtor told me to think of the next few months as a vacation. i will never forget the sound of her voice when she said it. those children they were strapping down to the car seat while they screamed and kicked hollering for me were my life. had spent very little time with anyone but me. three days later i was arrested for child abuse and neglect by consent.fifty thousand dollar bond. for someone who has never been arrested before its like i fell in alice and wonderlands hole. i dont think for almost seven years did i ever really come back to full reality. i seen an attorney a few months after the children were taken and he said there was most diffently something not right give him a few days he would look into it. when i called him back he said for me to find a damn good lawyer out of county that i was being railroaded. for a twenty four year old that up in till then had no legal troubles i had no idea which way to go.there was so much that happened. i need to know if there are any attorneys who will look at my case and see if i have a case against dcs and loudon county tn. thank you.

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  100. WorriedSick says:

    My grandchildren are currently in “foster care”. Just a couple of days ago, during a Parent visit, the children told Mommy that one of the children was forced to eat nothing but spinach and brussel sprouts for lunch and dinner as he watched his siblings eat pizza. This was a punishment because of an arguement in daycare with another child. AKA Emotional/Mental ABUSE
    Mind you…these foster parents do not need the money and one parent is self employed and only works 2 hours a day in the home…(per his own website video). Why are the kids in day care 10 or more hours every day? Because its the ONLY time these kids EVER get to go outside or be around other children. Bedtime for the 4 and 6 year old is 6:30 PM DURING THE SUMMER..the 8 year olds bedtime is 7:30PM in the summer. makes me SICK. Anyway…this issue of forcing brussel sprouts, spinsach and lima beans for 2 nights straight has been substantiated by the case manager. THERE WILL BE AN INVESTIGATION!!!! Here is my HUGE FEAR…September is the GOAL month for reunification. These abusive foster parents have no bio kids of their own and want to adopt kids. Now that there is an investigation going forward…this will adversly affect their attempts to adopt other kids. I fear they will become more abusive now AND they are planning a vacation over the 4th of July WITH the children. I have voiced my concerns and am willing to take the kids during the holiday, as I live in a 1 bedroom apartment. If I had a 3 bedroom, you better believe those kids would be with me…from the beginning of this whole mess. There is much more to this story that I won’t detail…but I am AFRAID for these babies. Is it legal for them to take the kids out of town during an abuse investigation????? PLEASE…SOMEONE GIVE ME SOMETHING TO PRAY ON!!!

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  101. JUDY says:

    Don’t trust DHS. They don’t care about the welfare of the children all they care about is destorying the family. When my husband got divorce 11 years ago he begged the judge and DHS not to let his x wife have the kids. Will about 3 years ago we get a nice little letter from DHS claiming that the father was unfit and he allowed his x wife to abuse and abandon her kids. They told him that he knew she was doing drugs and didn’t step in and do anything. They claimed our home was unfit to have the kids living with us. But no one bother to come to our house and see if it was true. They claimed my husband never paid a dime in child support but we have copies of child support they received every single week. When he went to court a case worker told him that if he didn’t sign his rights away that she would have him arrested. Now the 80 year old grandmother claims that she has custody of his son but we was told by his daughter that she doesn’t have custody. They are going after him for child support to be paid to the grandmother who in returns gives the money to her daughter to support her drug habit.

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  102. K says:

    Hi, Well…. First off let me tell you all that if we did not have God in our hearts we would be soul less like the rest of the DHS CPS DCS are. I just wanted to know how perfect somone has to be to get there kids back away from the system, LOOK HOW FAR WE COME AS A COUNTRY. lol. I am pissed off because if the lies and what my children and I have to go through because of false acusations by my side of the family, my mother and sister and aunt. They can go have their own kids, if thats what they want, Instead of trying to take mine away from me saying they dont know if I would hurt my children lol If I wanted to hurt my children dont you think that I would be on the new’s for killing or abusing my kids no because no one want’s to hear about it. I love my kids and would rather die than to let them rott in this system. The system is so corrupt its not even funny. I go to court for the first time today. OHHHHHH TN. back wood hillbillies running everything. Get this my case worker had the Gull to say that I never got to bond with my daughter that I had like 2 months ago when she (the case worker is pregnant herself). Wait till she has that baby that must be her first one cause I was bonded with my children when I was pregnant carrying them for 10 mnths. There needs to be someone here who know’s what to do or someone who reads these comments. DCS dont mess with my life get your own.

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  103. Carol M. says:

    I’m looking for an attorney to sue DCS in Weakley County, TN. Their corruption has been going on with us for 5 yrs now. Enough is enough. Does anyone know a good lawyer?

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  104. Stephani says:

    In September 2012 DCS removed my children from me. I have a 4 year old and now 9 month old both boys. It began cause my mother had temporary custody of only my 4 year old due to me bein abused in front of him BUT MY CHIDLREN WERE NEVER TOUCHED OR HARMED ALWAYS WELL TAKEN CARE AND NEVER DID WITHOUT. My mom went to give custody back to me through juvenile court cause when she motioned for temp. custody DCS said they couldnt do it cause they didnt have a case built up to where the judge would agree, this was before my youngest was born, well after my mom havin my 4 yr old completly for about 2-3 weeks i moved back in with her and stayed with her and raised my son supported him ect. basically i had custody back just not legally. When she got temp. custody she DID NOT use DCS she did it herself and at the time i didnt fight it cause i was in agreement. When she went to give custody back juvenile court said she had to go through DCS even tho they were not involved when the temp. custody sign over happened. DCS than removed both my children that day with absolutely no reason! They didnt offer to drug test me or anything. Due to past events. Than sayin i had nmoved onto my own place where all my bills were in one 495 monthly all i had to pay. It was a hotel roomn but just for me and my 2 sons, no man or anybody else, i didnt think it would be a problem till an apartment became available thru government housin or i found a job. DCS said until i get a job and get a actual apartment or something like that i coulkd not have them back. I passed drug tests And agreed to hair follicle test and drug test at any time they felt. Well my 8 month old was placed with a family friend, single older man, who we thought would be ok due to my son havin breathing problems and bein on an apnea monitor due to past episodes of apnea and havin cpr to revive him and bein on life support in lehbanour this man was by our side the whole time and knew about the monitor he had to where cpr and everything, well one weekend i was stayin all weekend at his house with my son, he bagan drinking we were talkin and he got mad just cause i didnt fully agree with him on a topic and stated my opinion he threw a glass towards my son and i causin it to shatter, i was in my bare feet in pajamas and so was my son, i picked up my son said we are goin to sit outside till you calm down any other time he would let me walk down road with him or take him outside even leave me alone at house with my son this time he was angry when i got to door HE GRABBED MY 8 MONTH OLD BY THE LEG SLINGING HIM U PSIDE DOWN AND AROUND TO BE AGAINST HIM IN HIS ARMS….The man admitted to DCS what happened…court that following wend DCS lied for him to the judge and made it seem as if i was stirring up problems at visitation and didnt mention wat the man had admitted to doin the judge that told me one more problem i would lose all visitation rights WHEN I HAD DONE NOTHING HE ABUSED MY SON AND WAS PLACED RIGHT BACK WITH HIM! The man was then mad at my mom for not siding with him and due to money she owed that weekend after court he allowed my son to be picked up by my mom and stay the night at my moms with me where it was supervised by my mom the next weekend he refused my visitation than the followin saturday he said we would meet at dyer county sheriff depart. for visitation, where he knows all the officers, my son had a bruise on each side of his head the man stated he fell, my son can cot walk of pull up yet he only does the army crawl, he was not seen by a doctor and the spots on his head were very bad he smelt of strong old urine and throw up sever diaper rash and was not acting same mental wise and happy wise like he use to. i made a police report but the cop knew the man he had no choice but do report and send to DCS but yelled and cussed at my mom and me my visit was than cut thirty min short. My son is stilll with this awful man I have tried talkin to my appointed lawyer he dont wanna stand up for my rights and wat sright i have called the hotline and so have other family members i have done absolutley everything i can…DCS HAS NY SON IN A HIOME WHERE HE IS BEIN ABUSED AND SEVERLY NEGLECTED AND NOW I HAVE PASSED ALL DRUG TESTS AGREED TO HAIR FOLLICLE TEST STILL HAVE MY OWN PLACE WHERE I LIVE BY MYSELF I HAVE BEGAN WORKING SO COURT DATE IS NOVEMBER 14 2012 I NEED HELP IF ANYONE CAN ON WHAT I CAN DO CAUSE DCS IS LYING TO JUDGE THE JUDGE SIDING WITH THEM AND ITS A BIG MESS….IM NOT AFRAID TO STATE THE NAMES AND PLACE CAUSE THIS IS BEIN DONE AGAINST MY 2 BOYS AND ME AND ONE IS LEFT IN A VERY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT…I LIVE IN TIPTONVILLE TH LISA FAULKNER OUT OF OBION COUNTY IS THE SUPPOSEDLY CASE MANAGER THATS SUPPOSE TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS ARE SAFE…SHE JUST LIES…AND WE GO IN FRONT OF JUVENILE JUDGE IN LAKE COUNTY I NEED HELP ON WHAT I NEED TO DO TO REGAIN CUSTODY OF MY KID CAUSE THERE IS NOTHING I AMN DOIN WRONG THAT SHOULD KEEP THEM AWAY…..I HAVE LEARNED TRUST NOBODY DCS LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGAL PEOPLE IN GENERAL ARE BEGINNING TO BECOME MORE CROOKED THAN CITIZENS….PLEASE I NEED HELP ANSWERS SOMETHING

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  105. Anonymous says:

    We are dealing with CPS in Johnson City, and it looks like they are making business deals with Therapists,
    Can you imagine a former cps manager is now have a private practice and is the most referred to by CPS and the case go nowhere , so they are making money at the expense of kids,

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  106. There are so many unstable issues with cps all of which are nothing short of devastating to family’s. One family being that of mine. This story being so herendous that if the federal courts are aware and have chosen to delay change or even look the other way,JUSTICE IS BLIND!
    I don’t believe there is enough room to even begin my story of events which I myself have endured with CPS. In my eyes there all about inflicting more pain and suffering to which the power they are given is a license kill families. If
    there guidelines they have also included sever consequences for false accusations,perjury etc.
    such as prison time or being fined a large amount as the rest of us are you wouldn’t be seeing so much of this nor should we be seeing any of this. CPS I believe,believes there above the law. Well there not. I hope and pray change comes quickly. There have been many cases where social workers have actually lost there lives,this alone speaks volume.

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  107. Anonymous says:

    hello donna from oregon my name is kimberly my children were taking by dhs in june 2012 i also have been calling anyone i can i need help i would love to talk with you here is my mother web site lornalacey@hotmail.com please contact me asap we need to do something fast thank you

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  108. kala whitecrow says:

    i had a child die in dhs custody the fm abused, over fed,if ur familiar u knw wht happend knw im being told the tate can only settle for 125,000 u didnt want to lock the lady up yet still walkn round icw takes mine for wht nt wantn to go to aa y im nt an alcoholic bt bk to wht i was sayn u dnt wanna lock her up u wanna blame the state also fo the deat of my daughter n only wanna give tht amount i lookd at sm of th cases whr kids wer molstd an whr r they bk wit ther family ait a three milion dollar settlemnt my is gone an aint cmn bk nw smbdy tell me y am i so different?

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  109. GF says:

    I would like others to know that it seems a movement is about to, and needs to sweep TN for reform of the CPS system. Please email me at record4children@gmail.com and give me your contact information. I will be starting a website soon – details will be sent to anyone that inquires by email. We can no longer idly sit by as corrupt caseworkers abuse our children, our families. I speak as a victim and as an advocate for children and human rights. Please, we need everyone who has a story and most important we need the BRAVE people of integrity working in the system to stand up and speak out against this epidemic. This grave injustice is killing our children and good families. email record4children@gmail.com

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  110. james says:

    my name is james and i want to create a class action suit against the state of montana for right to parent, pre justice, due process violation, consperiacy against rights, deprivation of rights, violation of the 4th 14th amendments and so on why! well because for 7 years of my sons life i had full placement of my son, then in feb of 2010 i changed to shared placement, my sons mom went to montana with our son, legally, then in jan of 2011 i had received a phone call from a third party telling me cps took my son from his mom, i was in wisc, so i emediatly went to my local court filled for full custody, called the cps worker told her that i filld for full custody, asked her why cps didnt contact me they said they only had my name, told her i was on my way to pick up my son, she said no, even tho they didnt have anything filled in montana courts, on feb 7th 2011 @10am i got a full custody order same day @4pm i got served by cps saying i had to go to court in montana on feb 16th, well i was told by a judge in wisc that that created a violation of uniform child custody jurisdictional act laws, so went to court in montana told judge had a full custody order the judge ignored that, he gave cps tlc ignored wisc order, so even tho i was the non offending parent passed all background checks home studies and so on for 2 years cps did not allow me or my family to talk to my son, finally i got fbi, da;s in wisc involved and they cps worker got fired, but even then cps fails to give me my son even tho thier regional director stated the cps did wrong what she did was not by the books, i have all the recordings and emails from thier head state cps director stating that they want to correct what they did wrong, bec what they did my son has ptsd, edd and so on, he never had before, still to this very day feb of 2013 they still havnt given me my son, the new cps worker still goes against her boss;s directions to return my son to me, that the foster home which they call kinship care want to adopt my son, they are not related to him and they are calling kinship placement, they even ignored thatone of my family members is a licenced foster home, ther is alot my lawyer that i have in montana says there is alot i need to sue cps for he cannot represent me bec its not his feild even tho he is a private lawyer paid by cps. If anyone can help me please e mail me at erikasdaddy2009@yahoo.com thanks

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  111. I need info on tenn.idk why it would be different in any state because it is a gov. Agency however, u know how that goes. Anyone who have a unlawful act done by tn state please contact me via email- aylsrn@aol.com. If u would like to talk over the phone u may send ur number it is a private email address….. Signed, wanting to kick ass family member

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  112. tasha says:

    i had my 4 yr and 6yr old taken from in spet of 2012 because my car messed up on me in cattaooga while i was getting are stuff i was stuck there for 3 weeks and my 6yr old had school so i let her stay with my grandmom and grandfarther my 4 yr old want to stay too so she did i called them everyday well the day i was on my home i get told that someone called n reported that i left my kids n i didnt want them so i drove 80 to 90 hr to get there as far as i could when i met with this casework she didtn belive a word i sayed she said not not only did i leave them they were in a unsafe home because my grandfather shot a gun in the air a month before when we were in car about to leave now they are with thier dad who only wants them so he dont have to pay chidsupport on them he would show up to get them on the weekends one time a month if that and before he got them the last time he had them was 3 months before he change his number didt call me till he found out that i was thinking about having his everyweekend change to every other weekend cause he didt show up but still didnt ask about the kids but he has them i have never left them any other time just one since they wwere bron he was gone longer then me by far my babies r begging to come home n i cant bring them the caseworker isnt helping me like their suppost to but people who got their kids took because of drugs have their their kids back its fucked up i live in maynardville tn

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  113. Ms thomsen n mr battisson says:

    Hi my name is ms thomsen n mr battisson we have 7 children n paying off our house we are 28 years old n 32 years old I have here statutory declaration from witness n I want to sue cps for damages fraud mental cruelty waste child safety has only the proof of hearsay n my 12 years old child but my aother children against the 1 child that is making up all these lies or because she wants to try out aother family coz she don’t like the way I won’t let her run around hang out to 1am in morning as she is only 13 years old so she made up all these lies n my aother children Is crying to come home I told child safety n same goes to my aother childrhen but they won’t take our words or proof n they statement that Iam a drug user put my name to shame I can’t walk outta my house without ppl looking at me I have the proof of 10 years doctors reports as my doctor write out a letter I never onces had no sign of drugs which I want something done about it I know I have got a good case all my statements n proof against child safety hearsay n my child which I know only can get her on the stand she give in she won’t lie about me that’s not true but they won’t let me near her plz help me Iam only on centrelink payment me n my half our phone number is: 0413169316 pls I know we have got a good case just need a lawyer we had a lawyer but he was one of them ounces would not look at our proof nothing like that he was just going by he’s gammen say plz someone help bring my 7children back home child safety has to be stopped I have carers that say need to be stopped n a inside child safety person that knows me n my family as I do anything for my children without them Iam nothing it’s like my heart as be torn apart same as to my children yes they have the right to do it to people that are bad but not the good people that loves there children so much cps needs to be stop before they hurt more family’s in this world it’s about time someone stands up to them n tell tell them stop there you’s are hurting to many family’s as the cps they get money for keeping the case open n bonuses for getting children as they lie twist words around they are bulling our children n get to the children’s head first they take children without a threat of imminent danger plz help us current affairs help this family n every aother family in this world n bring down the lies n truth n wat the department is really out there to get money bring down happy family’s n good parents n rips there family apart all because of they get good money n good bonus on top

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  114. Anonymous says:

    We are current fosterparents and sad to say Dcs has done nothing to keep familys intact our fosterdaughter has never met her older brother which is only 3 yrs older than her and been in custody since he was 2 dcs have refused to take our calls and let them visit. Also just found out mom had another child and didnt place here with here with her sister that are only 15 months apart. They are full biological siblings. they just said they didnt have to place them together cause they came into custody more than a year apart. against my and my husbands efforts she might not ever know her siblings at a loss for words of how and why they think they can do this. thought this was why they have rules and regulations and laws. This is truly messed up. Oh we were also told not to work with our fosterdaughters birthparents. this is beyond me. someone please Help Im trying.

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  115. linda says:

    The state of Texas stole my babies, just as tennessee did. And now I am seeking help anywhere I can to ge my rights and my babies back. Please direct me

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  116. chris ratliff says:

    Let’s never forget it’s about the money. The dept has to justify all those case workers, judges, etc. They make the parents take ‘classes’ they say they need (which surprise isn’t free). It’s a money racket that no one questions. Laws should be to protect parents from false statements, but you can’t find out who calls on you (if anyone)! A friend of mine is going through this now and I believe it stems from the child’s’ grandmother pointing out that the school she was going to wasn’t doing their jobs to teach the child. Now no city/government employee like to hear the truth that they are lazy and not doing their job. Next thing you know DCS gets a call from the school and she never gets to confront this person. Anyone want to look into if a friend or family member from this school is friends or related to someone in DCS? One phone call to get even for pointing out the truth that teachers are lazy and don’t want to teach, yet they can’t get fired and parents are afraid to point this out because they are tax paid baby sitters and the parents are glad to have the kids out of the house.

    I feel if someone points the finger at you, you should be able to look into their glass hose and see what they are doing. Here’s an idea maybe it’s an ex or a school teacher pouting because the truth hurt her feelings, now she can call her cousin at DCS and say ‘someone was mean to me’ DCS, we’ll take her kids, no one talks to my family like that!’

    Also, I think it should be public how many people are friends and are related in an investigation. In Kingsport just the animal shelter alone had 3 or 4 people related.

    I am all for protecting the kids but to take kids out of a home and make someone take classes that cost, that in turn puts the family in more heart ship just for the greed of the state. If they feel you need classes then have them free. It’s just like tickets a cop gives you the tickets cost, but if they were acting in your ‘best interest’ they would have free classes to educate you on speeding etc, no it’s about the money.

    TENNESSEE SOUNDS LIKE GREED TO ME!

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  117. laura stewart says:

    i dropped my (at the time) 18 month old son off at his grandparents house for his fathers supervised visit on Oct. 19, 2012. 2 days later on sunday morning i was woke up to a county investigator and cps investigator saying my son was in the hospital he had 17 unexplained bruises. shocked, i asked what was going on, where he was, was he okay, could i go see him, and i was told by the county investigator “i would rather you not go to the hospital until the investigation was completed” i was showed pictures of the bruises on my child and gave an explanation for all but 3. (the majority of the bruises were located on knees and shins due to being a clumsy little boy , you know your TYPICAL childhood bruises) he had 2 bruises around his waist where it looked like he had been squeezed, those bruises WHERE NOT THERE when i dropped him off. come to find out the father and his family did not call the child abuse hotline until having my son for more than 24 hours. quick question.. if those bruises were on my son when i dropped him off shouldnt they of done something imediatley? now its been 7 months and my son was supposed to be home with me over a week ago. i have done EVERYTHING dhs has asked me to do, and then whatever “extra” they thought would be good for me, including, getting a job, haveing a safe home for the child (which was never an issue before) individual counseling, and protective parenting classes that i have been doing every week since january. the fathers visits were made supervised due to abusing methamphetimines. i was accused of neglecting, and not properly taking care of my child, and failure to protect. by pushing the issue of haveing the fathers weekends supervised was to protect my son. i have always been the one to stay home and take care of our son since day one. the fathers family never onced offered any sort of help or even to see the child. when the father and i split up he filled a case with courts to have a custody agreement set up. i was granted sole custody and he every other weekend from 6pm friday- 6pm sunday (which we already began doing since we split up in may 2012) come august 2012 i was served paper work stating that the fathers parents filed emergency tempory custody stating that they had reason to believe i was abusing drugs and alcohol. i got an attorney and went to court where i volenteered to do a 10 panel nail test which goes back as far as 6 months – a year. which i passed with fliying colors the father was ordered to do one as weel, he waitied until the very last day he could to get it done. he failed having meth and amphetimines in his system, thus making his visits supervised. all his family has tried to do is take my son from me. lie after lie and everything coming back to bite them in the rear end. like i said it has been 7 months since having my son (custody was never taken from me, the grandmother only has temporary placement) once dhs got involved it has been down hill. they have taken the father and his families word for everything, background checks have never been done on his family where my son is placed and there are 2 of them that are felons!!! not okay with me. i have stressed and stressed the issue of the people my son is being raised around due to the grandfather domestic violence background, the uncles felony drug charges, and the grandmothers felony charges on her as well. the orginal petition from the dhs case stated the my son had “17 unexplained bruises and that the doctors could not rule child abuse” a few short months later the petition was changed it no longer says anything about bruises and they also removed where it said the doctors said they couldn’t rule out child abuse. all it boils down to now is that i should of asked more questions and the father visitiona situation due to drug abuse. no finger have been pointed at me and and i have not been convicted or charged with anything. WHAT IS THE DEAL HERE!!?? i want something done about this and done now. i dont know where to begin. or even how to go about a possible lawsuit against dhs/cps in the state of oklhaoma. they have odne nothing but give me the run around and have yet to give me a reason for why my son is not in my care. HELP PLEASE!!!

    laura stewart
    muskogee, OK
    email: laura92stewart@gmail.com

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  118. That is tragic. We need people like you to join us and fight for these children. Please email me at ginnie@dcsfacts.org to discuss more detail and see what we can do. God bless you for truly caring about these children and wanting to really protect them and preserve their rights.

    Fighting for TN children and families, bringing these types of issues to the forefront for everyone in the USA.
    Ginnie@dcsfacts.org

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  119. If you have a State of TN case that you feel DCS, CPS or Juvenile Court system acted inappropriately, violated your rights or the rights of your child or grandchild. If you are a foster care parent, CASA, former DCS Caseworker or anyone that wants to report injustice in the State of TN, please visit our page at http://www.dcsFacts.org – ALL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. We are trying to also build a resource page for victims in other states, so if you have information about a similar organization for another state, please let us know and we will coordinate with that group to add their link to our Other States page. May God bless our journey to protect our most innocent citizens, our children.

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  120. mihael mcdonald says:

    My daughter Aaliyah McDonalds was put in states custody she was taken from her mother they failed to contact me so I could come get her and they contacted me after the matter the home she was staying in they had to remove her because the foster parent wasn’t taken care of her and this was recently please if you could call so I could speak with someone it would be very helpful you can reach me at 843 303 7866 or 843 478 5199 and my daughter also has leukemia she’s in her last stage I really need help

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  121. Santoria James says:

    My newborn was kidnapped by CPS at UAB hospital in Birmingham Alabama on 11/20/2013. We were given no court documents. They said they had to take her to the nursery for discharge and would not give her back or tell us anything. My mom hired a lawyer and was able to get custody of her. We still do not know where she was during the week she was gone and we do not have her hospital documents. I beleive they planned to sale her. The hospital is like a prison. Beware!

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  122. Raven says:

    DHS has been coming to my home for the last four years, someone is calling in on me making false claims. Every time they come to my home they are very nasty to me and always make smart remarks. they threat to take my kids from me or tell my that they are gone to call the youth judge so my children can be removed. But after fours of them coming to my home, its time to find out what is really going on. I feel the workers are using their job to harass me. There is no proof of any of these claims to be true. WHY ARE THEY CONSTANTLY HARASSING ME AND MY CHILDREN THE PPL THAT ARE CALLING ON ME ARE PROTECTED BUT WHAT ABOUT PROTECTING US FROM THEM I NEED HELP NOW!!!!!!

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  123. Kelly Earhart says:

    I had my 6yr old son (who was 4 at the time) taken from me in May of 2012. He was taken because of a misunderstanding between myself and DCS. I have optained an attorney and have complied with everything that DCS has asked of me. They have told me mulitple times that he would be returned to me and that has not happened. There was a period of time that I did not get to see him at all (6 months) because his “therapist” said he wasn’t ready. He never needed a therapist before. I also have a daughter that was placed with her father. DCS is telling him that he now has custody of her. I have never signed any papers allowing that, but DCS says that if she comes back to me, they will put her in states custody with my son. The foster parents that are taking care of my son are trying to adopt him from under me. I get to see him once a month for 4 hours. At each and every visit, he says he wants to come home and he misses me. I have had another son since then and DCS is determined to take him too. They are trying to build a case against me so they can remove him as well. There is not a case against me with DCS that I know of and no one will explain anyting to me. I have yet to figure out why my other son is not being returned to me. Please, if anyone has any information, I am more than willing to try anything.

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  124. Anonymous says:

    DCS is like any other agency going to cover up there mistakes. Examples include not taking children from abusive homes and selling kids…say what ya want it is the truth. ALso they dope up children and put them on so many meds that the children grow up addicted and struggling. DCS has no accountability so far, but we all know one day they will .God blesses those who trust and pray. Lies, Fear, and doubt are from the devil. If you are innocent stand together in prayer. It changes things. My husband has not lost rights, just now found out about his child fro sure confirmed by dna test and yet has to fight DCS to get him to us…the boy was not in our care nor home when his mother lost him, and by the way, DCS terminated rights on the mother, not my husband and the child still sits in TN while the social worker writes us that even though the home visit was approved, she will not yet request a courtdate, and if she says so, them the boy will have to wait and finish school in TN. a judge in Wisco has given my husband Open Custody, Changed the boys last name to his, added my husband to the birth certificate, and my husband has not lost rights, al, keep in mind, the boy was just now found out about after he was already a ward of the state. So far we have had DCS workers inWisco go tou our daughter’s school, make her talk to detectives, ask if she was kidnapped on a Monday…the school’s excuse for letting her be questioned witout me was that she may have been in danger,,,if she was kidnapped on a Monday they should have looked into it on Monday, what actually happened was I wrote in detail a complaint on K>Montague. She then used her own cell phone to make a false police report saying my daughter was kidnapped…funny thing she was the only person with our tag number and we had just made a formal complaint against her as a DCS worker on the state licensing level. DSPS> The officers openly admitted that K,montague made the call and they said she had done this before…why hasn’t she been fired, If I make a complaint on you , handle it, do not send cops to my daughter’s school to ask her on a Friday if she was kidnapped the Monday before… also, know this, any and all false reports can be traced, God always reveals the truth. Ok so after that died down and we called an attorney to sue the school and DCS, we got a e-mail from TN DCS saying we had to do another home study before they adopted out my husband’s son…DCS is so smart, why would they say they could adopt him out whe my husband had not lost rights and the judge in WIsco gave us Open custody…guess what people, social workers think you are stupid, the case worker actually said” it says open custody, but it doesn’t place the child with you” omg does she not realize open is just that…open. Meanwhile because we have done what they have asked, gotten a bigger home, paid more rent to get it, and done there home studies,and everything they have asked of us, and plus we talk to and have visited my husband’s son, played their phone schedules, and what we can and cant talk about b.s, and prayed and not given up, we may actually get my husbands son. …
    AND I AM GOING TO TELL YOU ALL JUST LIKE I TOLD THE DSPS STATE LICENSING BOARD…GOD DOES NOT EXPECT US TO TAKE ORDERS FROM DCS CASE WORKERS WHO ARE NAKED IN THEIR PROFILE PICTURES TO MEN THEY ARE NOT MARRIED TO AND CASE WORKERS WHO ARE MORBIDLY OBESE ASKING US WHAT I FEED MY DAUGHTER AND WHAT I PLAN TO FEED MY STEP SON…GOD LOVES MARRIAGE, HE LOVES FAMALIES…DCS UNFORTUNETLY FOR EVERY GOOD WORKER LIKE LISA IN WISCO THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF K,MONTAGUES…GOD WILL MAKE SURE EVIL DOES NOT WIN…GOD’S PLAN FOR FAMILY WILL…HANG IN THERE EVERYONE, GOD LOVES YOU AND WILL NOT FORSAKE YOU.PRAY RELENTLESSLY FOR EACH OTHER…I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, MY HIME IS SPOTLESS, I AM EDUCATED, NO DRIMKING, NO DRUGS, MY DAUGHTER WENT TO PRIVATE AND MOTESSORI SCHOOLS MAKING GREAT GRADES, THE SCHOOL STAFF WENT OFF ON THE COPS AND DCS OVER ME AND MY CHILD, AND YET BECAUSE OF MY HUSBAND HAVING A CHILD MANY YEARS AGO I FOUND MYSELF SMACK SHIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIARS CALLED DCS. I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, PLEASE TRUST GOD AND CONTINUE PRAYER,THOUGH.GOD BLESS

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  125. Vanessa Howard says:

    My son was living with his dad in wyoming when removed by dcfs they put him in a foster care provide I agreed but not to foster care but in the care of his best friends parents care now I get served with child support papers from foster care my rights weren’t taken n why can’t I have my son instead there making pay them what do I do to get my kid back to Nevada in my care again

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  126. Vanessa Howard says:

    I don’t understand why my doesn’t return to my custody there wasn’t a call no me but his father Is who got his rights taken in Wy I live in NV and I want my son not in foster care why won’t they release him back to me his mom

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  127. Ann O. Nomous says:

    Subj:
    Newspaper seeks information on Family Court Judges James Bertoli, Drew Takaichi, Susan Bernardini

    In preparation for an expose on corruption in California Family Courts, a major market newspaper is seeking background on Sonoma County Judge James Bertoli, and Santa Clara County Judges Drew Takaichi, Susan Bernardini.

    If you or someone you know has ever experienced what you/they believe are highly questionable decisions and in-session judicial practices by any of these judges that, in your opinion, are based not in proper jurisprudence and state law but in pro-mother bias, or if you have information from inside Family Court that strongly suggests that these judges have a politically motivated agenda and/or ties to corruption, including graft, we would like to hear from you. We would also like to hear from you if you have similar information on Family Court judges on the bench in any of these counties as well:

    Sacramento
    Contra Costa
    San Mateo
    Marin
    San Francisco
    Alameda
    Los Angeles
    San Diego

    All submissions will be kept in strict confidence and not shared with any third parties except for the reporters working on the investigative story. Your phone number is preferred but an email will suffice.
    Please provide:

    1. A brief statement (one sentence) summarizing what you know
    2. Case # if you have one
    3. Names of parties to the case, if you have them
    4. A longer summary which includes the names of parties involved. Please do not provide names of children — ‘son’ and ‘daughter’ are sufficient.
    5. Your contact information (phone number; email; city/state). Pseudonymous and ‘Anonymous’ submissions are acceptable.
    6. Best times to reach you by phone.

    If you are a member of law enforcement or affiliated with Family Court, please provide your contact information, badge number, division or department number and one of the journalists will follow up with you.

    Please send the above to: JudgementDayResearch@aol.com. Your Subject line should state: “Requested info: James Bertoli, Takaichi, Bernardini, et al.”

    Judge-ment Day Research

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