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CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO DCFS IN WASHINGTON STATE

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We are currently in a battle, like many people I have been contacted by, and numerous people who have spoken with me regarding corruption in Washington State by Caseworkers and their supervisors. In our case we were courted by the state to adopt my great niece, because her mother could not care for her. They said, we really want to keep her in the family. Numerous homestudys visits from AZ to Spokane later we brought her home. A new caseworker took over and as the adoption neared she was removed from us and is now in foster care. We have never received a official reason for removal. The caseworker has told family members, agencies lawyer all different stories but will not put it in writing. Now we have learned this is not a uncommon practice. Caseworkers have their "favorites" in the state they seek to help find the "perfect" child. Sadly we learned money does change hands and children are removed needlessly from Biological parents and family members eager, able and willing to care for these children. Families are being destroyed and effected for the rest of their lives. It is our understanding this has been going on for a long time, we are just the latest victim. We need to stand up and have the whole department investigated. The time has come to protect these children and families.

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1 day ago
Someone from Marysville, WA writes:
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They are out of control. They don't even know the laws
1 week ago
Someone from Port Orchard, WA writes:
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My husband and I are trying to obtain custody of our grandbaby and CPS is fighting us all the way. My husband and I do have a pass but are charges are not severe there are no charges of abuse or neglect from children all misdemeanors. CPS made us believe tjat we had a very good chance on getting the baby when we went to court last, they came into our home we had a babies room ready and was told by the social worker that everything looked great. We went to court and the CPS team and social worker denied us and told the judge we were not a good fit. We were completely blindsided. The judge for some reason even asked the foster mom for hed in put and she also said we should not have the baby, and my husband and I have never even spoken to this women. I feel that the women who run CPS in my hometown do not care for me very much because I stood up to them and from that point on it has been a witch hunt for me. CPS has treated us terrible and they get away with to much and they have to much power. They call all the shots and do whatever they want. My husband and I have jumped through everyone of there hoops have open our closet and have showed all of our skeltons and it still was not good enough. Our grandbaby is going to be 1 years old this Sunday and we are not allowed to see her it breaks our heart. There is no reason why we cant have iur grandbaby we are good people with a past we are in recovery and we have allot od time under our belt. These people need to be stopped they are cold hearted and have no compassion in there hearts.
March 15, 2017
Deborah M. from Puyallup, WA writes:
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We also need them to realize that it is often the opposite. Too many children are placed back with their parents or family, when it is absolutely clear that the parents are completely unfit to any reasonable person.
March 15, 2017
Someone from Puyallup, WA writes:
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It is evident the system is broken, as indicated by the number of deaths related to abuse and neglect reported annually. It is equally indicated too many loving, yet ‘struggling’ families are being torn apart, or are kept under department control much longer than is necessary. This appears to be some twisted logic to maintain or increase annual funding. Further indicated is these departments willingness to misinterpret statements and to manipulate facts to support their own agendas. Due to the use of these practices those persons who are in harms way are being ignored or ‘over-looked’, many become fatalities, thus sparking public out-cries for more funding and more Social Workers. If the general public became aware of the misuse of funding already in place and the abuses within these departments and by their personnel, there would be a far different public out-cry. There would be a loud roar from an ‘outraged’ public for a complete ‘over-haul of these departments from the ‘Top to the Bottom’.
March 11, 2017
Someone from Walla Walla, WA writes:
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I believe my son was taken from my home four years ago .I never been in trouble with CP's an do not have any felony's or drug charges .There wasn't a person who came in check my home out or even came in and did an investagagion .One day I was home with my son an the next there was a knock at my door an Brook Martin was there with three other ppl she had a guy grab my son from me an they took him away .since than I did all my parenting classes an had a home for us got him back an was working with my case worker Than one day without my knowledge or being notified my case worker step down an became an investor.He an another women shows up on my door step telling me to pack my sons stuff ,I in teund why they were there ,they reupplyd by saying guilty by knowing ppl .Now I know its a against the law to have a case worker investagate a case when they already know about it ...And black male a person into believing there's no chance in hell they'll ever see their child again .I whent down to the main office to speak to someone in this an was push aside .My son is a special needs an am the one who was ever there for my son .This road has been hard on me being without my only child .An here it is to date meetings has been taking place withoyt me being noticed or calld .I've gone down to the office an notice there's all knew workers .I asked to speak to my case worker an was told my new work was a lady named Kortney was not told again .I spike to the head person an she was taking back by my story she was in tears an did not realize how bad I was being treated.Now in this whole four years not one court date I've gone to or was told about .Now the only way I know about this new court date that is coming up was because my lawyer called an told me now this is the very first of any court for me to appear at .All I want is my son its been to long four years without my only son .
March 7, 2017
Tina W. from Vashon, WA writes:
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PLEASE,PLEASE HELP. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. PEOPLE ARE BEING SWEPT UNDER THE RUG AND SHAMED FOR NO VIABLE REASON. PURE EVIL GREED IS THE REASON CPS GETS AWAY WITH DESTROYING FAMILIES. THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND GET AWAY WITH IT.
March 6, 2017
Someone from Tacoma, WA writes:
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My fiance has been involved with cps, for a little over four years, and has done all her services, has been clean and has gotten back three of her six kids, with one voluntarily placed in adoption. We just had an infant baby boy, and she was told by her case worker if she did everything she was supposed to do that they would not touch him, but now they are trying to put him in a dependency, and place him in shelter Care. We just want to live our life, and get them to leave us alone. Please help.
March 5, 2017
Someone from Moses Lake, WA signed.
March 5, 2017
Someone from Moses Lake, WA writes:
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My family was destroyed after we were victims of a drive-by shooting. The shooter yelling that he dared me to call the police. I called my husband instead (we're separated). The department was removing my children within days. This was 2015 and I've been proving I'm "safe" to be around my kids ever since. I am not wealthy and was told to move to eastern wa where I would be safer with the kids. I moved and the department kept my children. I have completed all required classes and so forth for these people and they didn't help me find any of the services requested yet put me in non compliance when I can't mov forward without the proper referrals from them. These people set you up to fail and knock you down at every corner. Someone needs to do something. It's so unfair to the kids.
March 5, 2017
Thomas H. from Saint Louis, MO signed.