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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Pierce County is the epitome of corruption. Social workers take children without warrants, do not always notify parents of court proceedings, and lie and threaten people to steal their children. To make it worse the judges, GALs and CASA workers are just the same. Kate Orlando and the less than honorable judge Kathryn Nelson should be ashamed of how they destroy families. There are abused and neglected children who need their help, and instead of focusing on the true mission of their department, they focus on "winning". When a child is found to never have been abused, it's not OK to then change your mind to say the parent is unfit. Poverty isn't an excuse to steal children. Although the judge may think DSHS is above the law, the reality is they should not be.
Tacoma DSHS CPS pierce county has removed my kids from our home do to opinion and 3rd and 4th party allegations that was closed then reopened a new case a week later for pictures on Facebook still opinion and cps is putting a rush on adoption before the case worker and court appointed attorney resign from the case July 30th 2015. I have evidence that is refused by attorney and cps to show judge all the doctor notes of support letters from family and friends, and survailance of cps and police jumping our fence on private property with no court order or warrant and and threatened and forced their way into home just to spend 3 min to see how nice our house actually was and then left without explaining anything. I have emails of every conversation to back up and prove all the lies Thr social worker Breanna Bartholomew, supervisor Melissa rogers and DAC attorney Chris Murray Clay have told the judge and what they tell me.
aAt Richland WA Cps Office, is destroying families and taking away children from parents that dont deserve it. During meetings from the CPS Childrens Administration Office they refused to speak or discuss the alegations, or purpose of taking the kids from FIT abd WELL ADJUSTED and LAW ABIDING citizens. Kidnapping.? I believe so. It's extremely hurtful and disgracful to see the people that are Supposed to help the most rather steal loved, cared and well treated kids. The courts also believes anything the CPS Case Worker or Investigator say, and always stop talking or refusing to talk when asked to take recordings & when they are speaking on the telephone to not record. Please take this into consideration how patient thousands of people that have been strictly told to follow heartbraking long based trials for no reason. I appreciate and thank you for reading this important and urgent message.
Cps in richland Washington took all 6 of my children for no reason and is not willing to give them back they have no logical reason to have them but they are unwilling to give them back can you please help me
Lynda Durrett
1184 Blackjack Road
Radcliff, Kentucky 40160
502-297-3710
lldcadc@yahoo.com
June 15, 2015

Washington State Office Attorney Generalís Office

To Whom it May Concern,
My name is Lynda Durrett. I am writing in regard to the Moses Lake CPS office and the termination of parental rights of my niece Kari Renee Bryan. On April 22 of 2015, my niece, Kari informed me through Facebook that her children were going to be permanently taken away from her and that she was going to be losing all parental rights. My husband Richard and I reside in Radcliff, KY and I had not talked with Kari for about a year. She had told me prior to this that her twin girls had been placed in foster care and she was working at regaining custody. I had told her at that time that if she needed a family member to step in, we would take the girls. We never heard anything and she would periodically post pictures making it seem as though this was indeed what was happening.
When I heard from her in April, I had noticed a post about how she had wished she had a family. I then contacted her asking about the situation. She explained that she was going to lose her children permanently and she had to report to serve time in jail. I instructed her to turn herself in. She asked me to contact her attorney, Cathy Busha, about the girls. I did and she stated Kari had not signed a release to be able to speak with me about her case. I then contacted the Moses Lake CPS Case Worker supervisor, per Cathy, Lind Aiken. I explained to her that we wanted to take the girls. She told me that they had been in foster care for an extended period of time, and that the foster mother was quite attached to the children and looking to adopt them. I told her again that my husband and I wanted to take the children in Kentucky. Ms. Aiken then told me that the court was going to rule what is best for the children, but clearly understood that we wanted to proceed, really stepping in for the foster mother. I emailed her all of my information at her request so that she could start the process, and have attached that email for your review as well as her response to me.
Approximately a week or so after this, I heard from the Guardian ad litem, Teresa Wyman. She explained the process a bit better and explained that she worked with the children to determine what is in their best interest and that they make the recommendations to the court. I let her know that we were going to be in Washington State, just as I had Ms. Aiken in my email, and perhaps we could meet the children and her as well. Ms. Aiken had explained by phone and email that the next step would be for the Moses Lake CPS office to put in an interstate request and Kentucky would be contacting me next.
We never heard anything else from the CPS office in Washington until June 4th or 5th. While out there I stated the 2 or 3rd, but had my dates wrong due to driving across America. At that time I received a call from Case Worker, Raquel, ou
My nieces and nephews were taken from grandparents house (where they live) because their dad was sexually abusing the girls. THE DAD HAS STILL NOT BEEN ARRESTED and they are saying even though the dad was kicked out, the grandparent's house isn't safe. The mom was living at a friend's and had not been living with her children for 5 months. Family wants these kids but CPS won't let the family have them.
Social worker told us about their personal life and how they have insomnia, take anxiety medication and are only looking for new ways to get more money. This is not who I want protecting my family.
My nieces and nephews were taken from grandparents house (where they live) because their dad was sexually abusing the girls. THE DAD HAS STILL NOT BEEN ARRESTED and they are saying even though the dad was kicked out, the grandparent's house isn't safe. The mom was living at a friend's and had not been living with her children for 5 months. Family wants these kids but CPS won't let the family have them.
Social worker told us about their personal life and how they have insomnia, take anxiety medication and are only looking for new ways to get more money. This is not who I want protecting my family.
I'm a mother of 3 amazing kids. They (cps) have based my resent case with my two younger children on my first. She was abused and hospitalized by her father. I was involved with any of the danger my her at all. I had my second daughter 2 years later I left her dad because he abused dog think what would he do to a newborn if he's mad. I had her for almost 4 months. Cps came to my moms where i was staying for backup help and source for if I needed it. When they took her I was devastated had no idea what to think they found no formula in bag because I was making her bottle plus she had juice in baby bag. Very berry 50% juice. Well I was told by my doctor I could do that just put more water. In their (cps) eyes that's horrible to give your child. My daughter was also down by two oz and it was cause I was breast feeding. They have came up with so many excuses to why I can not have my child. First was cause I supposedly refused services when I told them no to the money because my ex bf had a job. So they got her next day. Second reason my bf had dv on record no hitting or abuse. Never once laid hands on me and very very good with children. I explained to him everything that happened with my first said I never wanna see a child suffer what mine is suffering. Till then he's always proved me he's an amazing father to my daughter when we had her and during my pregnancy. They won't place her with anyone no family member nothing.... I want her back I've done everything and proved them I'm different. I used to smoke marijuana now I'm clean a year and 2 months have a job were you have to be required to be clean saving for a place getting a car and lisence. I don't know what else to do. Now me and my ex had a son he's 3 months and they took him from his dad because they told me too dumb to parent which I know how to cook clean and lots more. So when they didn't have a hold on him at the hospital I sent him home with dad because they had no hold on my son. They took him 2 days later he was back at birth weight and everything. Well he goes to foster care and looses lots of weight. Sadly my children have had lots of problems in foster care. :( they now say that since I'm not good with such big words and I ask for what it means then ask to say then sentences again that I won't be able to care properly for my children. In my eyes they have always in Stevens county twisted and countlessly lied about parent. I have doctor notes and ect prof of how I parent with my child and how they believe I make an amazing mom. We need to take action and make them pay for what they have done for us broken families. Multiple hearts broke over small lies to get children. Not to mention my attorney hasn't help me once but be on there side... How sad is that. :/ i want to take action now.