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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I'M REALLY SORRY FOR EVERYONE'S LOSSES. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE CPS SYSTEM I LOST ONE CHILD TO THE STATE AND A LOCAL WHOM WANTED MY BABY GIRL AND MIND YOU I DID A VOLUNTARY PLACEMENT WITH THIS UNNAMED FAMILY THAT I HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS. SHE GOT THE COURTS WHERE SHE WANTED THEN LEFT HER HUSBAND TO BE WITH MY OLDER CHILDREN'S FATHER WHOM NO LONGER ALLOWS ME TO SEE OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE SHE LIVES THERE WITH MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AND NOW WAIT THE STATE IS GOING TO ALLOW HER TO ADOPT MY DAUGHTER THAT IS STILL WAITING TO BE IN A STABLE HOME AND ENVIRONMENT BUT I COULDN'T HAVE HER BECAUSE OF MY PAST RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FATHER THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN WITH OVER 2 YRS AND SHE ONLY 2 AND HALF YRS OLD. I WAS THREATENED WITH TERMINATION OF MY PARENTAL RIGHTS SINCE SHE WAS 4MOS OLD I GOT DOGGED AROUND TO THE EXTENT OF "WITNESSES" ON THE STAND EYES CLOSED FACE POINTED TO CEILING AND STATING THEY DON'T REMEMBER AND DO WE WANNA GET INTO THE DAY MY CASEWORKER CALLED ME AFTER BUSINESS HRS AND ABOUT 2HRS BEFORE MY FIRST OVERNIGHT WAS SUPPOSE TO START TO OVERRIDE THE JUDGES RULING OF OVERNIGHTS JUST 2 DAYS PRIOR ? YES, I REPORTED IT TO OLYMPIA ALL THEY HAD TO SAY WAS WHY DIDN'T YOU START YOUR OVERNIGHTS? I TOLD THEM BUT OF COURSE IT WASN'T IN MY FILE AND YES I REPORTED IT TO MY COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY AND SHE STATED THAT'S TOTALLY OK FOR A CASEWORKER TO DO. I SEE IT BEING FOUL ON THE STATE'S PART I LOVE MY CHILDREN MOSTEST AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE AND I HAVE CHOSEN TO WRITE THIS AND LET GOD TAKE OVER CUZ WE ALL WHOM HAVE BEEN HURT BY THE LIES THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO RIP FAMILIES APART LIKE THIS WILL NOT BE LAUGHING SO MUCH WHEN JUDGMENT DAY COME.)
King County CPS is corrupt and I still suffer from PTSD years after they hurt my family.
Myself and my 2 younger sisters from price utah. Have been and dcfs case and pasts and past family history against each other. Dcfs and the juvinile judge (scott johanso) cut us down. Took all 3 of our kids. Completly distroyed our families and many more. Please help.
"I live in north Dakota currently, but my nightmarish encounter with CPS occurred in Pierce County Washington . I am joining the thousands across our nation to ask that you investigate the SOCIAL SERVICE CHILDRENS DIVISIONS in our country. I have witnessed the lies and corruption that now exists because of grant money each states receives . This money has bought the system designed to HELP and PROTECT children and families. The laws that govern this process are up to the interpretation of the workers within that system and therein the problem lies. These people have no business destroying families based on their opinions. Civil and Constitutional Rights are violated as routine practice. In addition, they target families of low income and minimal education on the nature of the proceedings. We ask that you investigate them and help protect this nations children who have the right to be with their biological family who will love them as only blood relations can. Our children deserve the respect and attention we are pleading for. We reject the exploitation our kids suffer in silence while providing salaries for those that take them through title V and IV funding which provides the motivation and incentive for them to be taken. In the name of my child and the thousands across the nation, I send this plea to you.CPS needs a reform... Another idea is they should h just like the police officers. It would protect them from false accusations and it would protect us from false accusations and encounters with them illegal encounters with them.all I know is we the people think that something needs to be done. NBC News has already decided to investigate this nationwide and we are working on getting many others to investigate as well. It is wrong what is happening to the people and more wrong what is happening to I hope you can find it in your heart to at least compose an investigation because I feel very confident that if you even a little bit the evidence that would surface would be enough to pass some sort of a new law or cause a very much needed reform CPS. I thank you for taking the time to read my concern... Sincerely amber Smithlin
Price Utah...they have tore my familys hard work apart myself n my 2 sister lost r kids within one yr that's 7kids when does it stop
We have 2 grandchildren that have been moved 15 times during the oldest 7 years of life. From car, to rat infested campers, Rv ' s. Mom noew admitting to using meth since 10 years old, has a 3 year old as well who tested positive for pot when she was born. Grandparents have NO rights in this state. I could not take our grandchildren to the er to have her tested for drugs after I had done a home kit which was positive for not only pot, but for opiates also. Little did I know then I should have call the police. Further more mom's sucide attempt's and threats gave us concern because she has attempted to cut her wrist while the little one was in the car seat. Yet all parents are actively using meth, herion, receiving state money. Good stamps which are sold for cash for buy drugs. The poor children are forced to have a 2 hr visit a week per parent. The children are.pulled out of school transported almost an hour away, never knowing if parents are going to show. When they do show every time they are high. I personally think absolutely NOT ONE ACCOMMODATION FOR PARENTS VISITS UNTIL AFTER THEY COMPLETE a drug program and PROVE, their success
Then and on then should they get a visit but NOT interrupting t he child's education.
The urine test that is used isn't valid. A hair test should be used you can't trick a hair test
There is a whole lot more to this story. Being told by the depury director of cps to file a nonparental custody costing a few thousand dollars. Only to be denied so the parents can get more free services, including attorney, yet they have had several month to take the first step and haven't done so. And the kids have to be pulled 2 times a week, missed education, after school activities, just bring s normal kid is impossible due to the fact the parents care only that they get their visit (the law says the parents get that visit as well) cause it make the parents feel good. Kids get home feeling exhausted, frustrated, meltdowns. How is it criminals get the re wards yes the kids needing the help and protection fall through some mighty big holes and no wonder foster kids drop.out of school. Walk down the very path that their on parents walked down. Something needs to be done, and done NOW
Grandparents should have somerights, parents should NOT be allowed visits until treatment and consistent follow up hair testing is done. Those visits should NOT happen during school hours. NO child left behind obviously is not considered.
second time i signed this. first time i recieved a response from senator patty murray's office requesting more information and release of information concent, then i recieved an e mail saying go to my state legislature instead. i am about to do that. anyone know anyone else we can contact to look into what is going on in washington state? i continue to fight any way i have to.
What to do if a Doctor reported us to CPS in washington state for neglect he sent us to childrens hospital they said the doctor had no right under mandatory reporting this mater of a slight flat spot in his head is not a neglect and the CPS put it as unfounded. (not neglect) but now me and my wife are on the national reporting list as had CPS filed on us but unfounded. Now my wife cant work no were in here career of in home care certified because you cant work in her field with that reporting the Doctor childrens hospital said this is not a neglect or abuse case by criteria We don't know what we need to have this removed from nation data base so she can work she has to pay off loans for over $100.000 school loans and cant work in the fields with hospitals or in home care CPS said they don't care it can stay there they wont help or deal with this its a legal issue I need to take them to court I cant afford this I am on SSI and my wife cant work right now till this matter is taken care of according to the CPS reporting rules and laws this is not a CPS problem that it was false CPS reporting on the Doctors part, but they don't deal with that legal part either I am stuck with no income from wife but she cant work either with the degree she spent 5 yr. obtaining.