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i have discovered this agency can present any statement they want to a dependency judge about relatives of a child in dependency and not only not have to investigate their allegations, it is not required that anyone provide evidence of the allegation and most of all, being "not a party to the case" the relatives have no opportunity to face their accusers, provide evidence to the contrary or have any say what so ever in their own defense. this seems to me to go against our right to confront our accusers in american court system. resulting in relative children being adopted out to strangers and completely cut off from all blood relatives until they become of age to find us on their own. they have gone as far as to quote non existing police reports and the judge does not even know they don't exist. who investigates what the caseworker, and in our case the caseworker's supervisor presents in court? so far no one. yes this whole system may be too big and too broken to fix. but a start would be an outside agency to look at records of complaints. it seems the ombudsman office in olympia is only interested in cases where children have suffered death or harm in foster care. they compile statistics to present justification for federal funds by showing reduction in these numbers. but there is no where to turn for investigation into the facts of so many cases where the caseworkers are obviously making grave errors. in our case the children were placed in a home where the caretaker was founded for negligence and left there for 14 more months. and not once has cps even so much as visited one paternal relatives home to see if any relatives are able to take care of these children.
Eleven days ago, friends of mine in Bellingham had 5-week-old nursing twins and their one-year-old brother taken into custody on the pretense of being unfit parents because they performed the birth of the twins without medical assistance. The parents followed all ther requirements of DSHS and Doctors declared the babies healthy. They were well taken care of and all three children were thriving. CPS has acted with impunity in this case with no accountability or transparency. There is no rationale for keeping the family fragmented. This is an outrage and must stop.
I've just learned of a tragic case here in Bellingham, WA, where infant twins and their one-year-old brother were taken from the home of conscious, loving parents after a successful home birth without an attending doctor; now they don't know where their children are being held. After reading through many of the petition signers' stories, I'm appalled that this type of sanctioned "kidnapping" is allowed, leaving in it's wake heartbroken parents and traumatized children. It appears financial incentive may be a factor. CPS needs to be accountable and transparent!
I am a 65 year old grandmother of 5 and 17 grandchildren, I have read the complaints regarding DSHS, and I personally, have seen the corruption with family members as well as my friends in other States, been affected, their families are torn apart and broken. The DSHS, it appears that they think like they are "Gods" who have the power, to make their own rules, regardless of what the laws, the judges say...they make rules that meets their outcome of what ever the case is. DSHS is corrupt, and someone, who is in charge needs to re-evaluate, and clean house. It's effecting many families and their life. DSHS has to much power to do whatever they want. please help and listen to the families voices in regarding the wrong doing that is going on...
Help!!!!!
Benita Blaurok
I am a 65 year old grandmother of 5 and 17 grandchildren, I have read the complaints regarding DSHS, and I personally, have seen the corruption with family members as well as my friends in other States, been affected, their families are torn apart and broken. The DSHS, it appears that they think like they are "Gods" who have the power, to make their own rules, regardless of what the laws, the judges say...they make rules that meets their outcome of what ever the case is. DSHS is corrupt, and someone, who is in charge needs to re-evaluate, and clean house. It's effecting many families and their life. DSHS has to much power to do whatever they want. please help and listen to the families voices in regarding the wrong doing that is going on...
Help!!!!!
Benita Blaurok
My family and I are victims of a DSHS. Criminals in their workings DSHS ripped my heart out as they helped destroy my relationship with my out of control teenage daughter. With out even doing an investigation I experienced Years of abuse at the hands of DSHS. I along with my Attorney had won my case and it was dismissed and thrown out. Even though the case was dismissed and throw out and DSHS safety plans ordered to be changed by a judge, DSHS records are still to this day false and they have chosen not to listen to the judge nor the facts and have still not changed their records to reflect the true facts. I cannot tell you or even explain the damage that DSHS has caused me and my family and they do it all in the name of the "welfare of the child". Their criminal like organization, bias and unfair criminal practices must be stopped or there are going to be thousands if not millions of families destroyed by the hands of DSHS who are supposed to by their own oaths to "reunite families" but instead they destroy them. I've had front row seats so I know what they are doing. They are doing this Through the dependency courts, they are destroying families even as I write this statement.
I could tell you each court hearing I went to and meeting and have notes and all things of what they did. I am so upset this kind of organization exists in America. Are leaders of this country need to stop DSHS from doing this. Please listen and understand , this can happen to your family, brother, sister, neice, nephew, cousin ect....Please investigate Bremerton washington's DSHS along with Seattle Washingtons DSHS are really bad and corrupted from my own eyes and ears. All the judges, gals and point attorneys all work together with DSHS and its so unfair for the families and the poor who cannot afford a good attorney. Please help.. Thank you for your time. Kari R
the system has allowed common a-like individuals, who work at our local DSHS/CPS/DLR office , manage case sensitive files. Fact; people who i've been town acquaintances with for 25+ years are free to open and manage information about me.Fact; a make- up "dummy file" ,as it literally quotes from the case noted reports i obtained without their knowledge. All of false beliefs, false allegations and crazy story about their investigation. A true file full of reports and assessments would find that all allegations made against me were made by cps caseworkers themselves or third party information. It would mention when they were caught by a judge lying about my dirty ua's being clean. That i have no criminal history or drug convictions. that that did not provide me services timely.that i complied with all their requirements. Thus giving them the ball by insinuating that i have problems. i.e.;drug eval ,mental health eval. and leaving a good job just so i can be eligible for the grants to execute these unjustifiable services. Clearly indicating LOVE for them!!!!I've maintained a job for years. had reliable housing for a consistant time until it was removed coldheartedly because my child was removed finially after 3 bogus dependencies had been surprisenly filed in one year .each one eventually dismissing without due process. I feel ashamed and misunderstood,worthless and unlovable. I can't get help anywhere. I know i have very little time to protect both my children's rights which have been unforgivably taken. Please, please give me the resources to present my strong evidence of corruption and irreversible negligence and demises.
November 16, 2014

Dear President Obama:
Dear Representative Reichert:
Dear Senator Cantwell:
Dear Senator Murray:

I have two adult daughters who have greatly suffered at the hands of this despicable organization. I have witnessed firsthand undeniable bias and manipulation by CPS. Thousands of dollars spent unnecessarily. The literal ripping apart of mother and child for weak and nonsensical reasons. The power this organization is truly frighting! Their attitudes of self-righteousness and contempt for the public hides itself behind their own "rules and procedures". They can literally do what ever they choose and this power is exhibited in the attitudes and actions of the social workers and their supervisors. They are out of control and have become smug in their power. LET ME REPEAT...CPS is out of control and their social workers and supervisors have become smug in their power...and we, the public, have no power to fight them. The complacent and familiar associations that exists between judges, state attorney general lawyers and the DSHS social and Casa workers, and the unlimited money they have...obliterates any chance the average American has to defeat their immoral, in many cases, criminal undertakings. I have personally watched as they cherry-picked information and completely discounted uncontested criminal behavior to get the exact outcome they wanted from the beginning. Ego and self entitlement rules the outcome from the start...and damn the true facts. Please, someone somewhere needs to deconstruct this unholy and highly funded govt organization. How many Americans have to be heard before something is finally done?

Respectfully,

Mr. Sam DiBello
PO Box 1340

North Bend, WA 98045-1340
I have two adult daughters who have greatly suffered at the hands of this despicable organization. I have witnessed firsthand undeniable bias and manipulation by CPS. Thousands of dollars spent unnecessarily. The literal ripping apart of mother and child for weak and nonsensical reasons. The power this organization has is truly frighting! Their attitudes of self-righteousness and contempt for the public hides itself behind their own "rules and procedures". They can literally do what ever they choose and is exhibited in the attitudes and actions of the social workers and their supervisors. They are out of control and have become smug in their power.
LET ME REPEAT...CPS is out of control and their social workers and supervisors have become smug in their power...and we, the public, have no power to fight them. The complacent and familiar associations that exists between judges, state attorney general lawyers and the DSHS social and Casa workers, and the unlimited money they have...obliterates any chance the average American has to defeat their immoral, in many cases, criminal undertakings. Please, someone somewhere needs to deconstruct this unholy and highly funded govt organization.
Kitsap county cps has took my grandchildren from my without a warrant or order and are trying to adopt them to a couple who can't properly take care of them. Something needs to be done. I have no criminal history and a good steady job and they have still refused to give me my grandchildren.
I was stolen by the german CPS. My entire family was taken from me, shortly after I was born. I not only was robbed of my childhood/youth, but also of my heritage (Sinti), my biography, roots, love and the right to be happy. Being ripped out of ones family as a child, is T O R T U R E
There is so many words that flood my mind when I think of my case and all the unrepairable damages that has been done to my family as a result of becoming involved with Spokane County CSP! As far as I know our case is the oldest on going case in Spokane WA and I am tired. After 8 yrs and my son still having the same issues that supposedly got removed form the home for, I say enough is enough. I would like to request that our case be gone thru with a fine tooth comb, to see all the lies the injustices and all the wrong doing that was done onto our family. I know that we are not the only family that has suffered at the hands of this corrupt system, but I'd like to do all I can to uncover the corruption so NO OTHER FAMILY will have to go thru what mine has endured for the last 8yrs... We are now at the tail end of our case, and my 14yr old after being raised 4yrs in an at risk youth home is finally at home with his dad, but he is still struggling, and he just wants the state and all the workers to leave him alone and let him close this long nightmarish past and put that part of his life behind him. 8 yrs is far too long....
This system failed me, as a foster child, and is failing families and children all over the country. Cease and desist, CPS.

I am mentally disabled because of you and the trauma I experienced in your foster homes.
all of child services need investigation and their corrupt ways need to be stopped. They are not helping families, only their corrupt programs and workers.
WA State is beyond.corrupt! Clark Co. has some despicable people working for CPS also and the ombudsmen won't do anything to reign them in and protect families. Its sickening!
CPS is corrupt they kidnap children for there own benefit. They make false allegations and twist your words around to make you out to be a monster. They use reverse pshychology on children to get the answers they want.
CPS needs to be abolished along with all corrupted family court system
CPS profiles and targets low-income families, why? Because they do not have the resources to fight back. They use intimidation tactics, treat parents like imbeciles, coercion, and have far too much power for their position. Our children need to be protected, but we as parents should not have to fear protecting them from our own government! Investigate Washington Child "protective" Services!
Gayle Gannon made numerous errors, bad judgments, is scared of transparency and has authority to steal my kids. I need my family to be safe and in tact. CPS needs to think "How can we keep families together?" That is how to keep kids safe. Times have changed. We all see the millions of lives destroyed by CPS. This ends with our generation.
If you notice My Full name is displayed.
My case is in Newport Wa., My worker is Kathy Bennett.
It I s my opinion that Kathy Bennett has sold my children to a cult who is on the National Homeland security watch list.
As I am a Mormon as is my family, It was against procedure to place my son's in a Jehovah's witness foster home! I and my x husband complained to no avail.
I was non custodial parent, parenting plan on file.
In 2009 The Newport court ignored my older son and daughter, when they begged Kathy not to allow my x custody of the two smallest. Bravely recapping the abuse they and I had endured. She smirked and said it's because you are step- kids , they`'ll be,fine. So my abusive , stalking , murderous , Husband was given custody.
When I finally realized that my son's were speaking to me like he does, and that He only allowed me visits if he was present (or could not get a sitter) ,Then he beat me up on Easter morn in front of a 'll the kids for getting my purse out of his car. I decided that continuing this was enabling him to make them abusive. When his hostage situation no longer worked he dropped them at school and never went back. it took a month of emails, and a day of posting up in her office to get served. three months to get a shelter care hearing, 490 days to get a 30 day Fact finding trial. Max time limit is 90 days.
STOP HIDING! That is how we win.
Stand up with me! let's make enough noise the news has to cover it!
If you are willing to come to New port Wa Dec. 18,19, 20th to contest the removal of my parental rights, picket, and cause enough commotion to at least show our kids we are trying, on the 5:00 news, We can start showing up for all of each other's termination trials, until some one does something!
I am an American , I Have Rights, and someone is going to list e n to me! Don't just complain, let's force them to fix it!!!!
50 To 100 people will clog a Street in Newport and there is camping already in the park across from the courthouse!!!!And all DEPENDENCY Cass are held on Thursday. So No one gets to hide. If willing jenrchase@gmail.com
I have 3 children that I am desperately fighting for. My case is set for trial Nov.17th .. 18 days from today. I am taking it all the way bc that is what's RIGHT. The last few months leading up to this point, things have begun to crumble. The progress/ completion that was, and has been seemingly holds little value. Compassion, empathy and understanding of life's variables or ones position isn't taken into context. "If it is important, and you're capable you'll find a way, no matter what. Won't you?" Trying, and doing yet not getting the complete support, concise direction, or clarification from the officials that crucify, cajole, manipulate, assume and abuse their power. I have completed many services. I have good, solid relations with ALL my service providers. I have been honest, and true as that is all I can be, especially in matters that contain my heart(s)... Yet with the department one thing is said, & another is on paper? They're building a case against you, not for you from the beginning. And whatever is written/ concluded is as TRUE as if God himself paraphrased the whole calamity?! There are rules/ guidelines not being followed. There is a level of professionalism that isn't being adhered to everyday, in so many ways, for varying reasons by to many. To complain, report, correct or justifiably push against this twisted system is just used against you in one form or another. They decide, they "know" what's best. Professional state appointed parents that have at least 4 years of schooling and a certificate in a profession that is projected to increase by @ least 20% over this current decade... Therapy, pills, and some "nice" strangers to care for, love and comfort the 3 little one's( that have never been separated, or away from you for more then an extended weekend) is what is best now. As my mind uncontrollably replays my reality I am conscious. I am accountable. I am real. My intentions, mistakes, progress and set backs I own. I have dedicated myself, to my mission this battle of obtaining my breathe again. And I have a 60% chance..?.. Messages not returned, meetings cancelled, communication between legal parties not happening or not accurate, new case worker a month before my trial, new GAL 2 1/2 months before trial that has yet to actually make it to an observation, children's permeate placement no longer an option... 2 visits left with my kids before trial and I have to tell them something. I can't even describe this constant state of emotion or head space.. Consumed by the pure fear of a looming injustice, another casualty case of the system.. Something has got to give these are my children this isn't fair ,this isn't right. How many more lives have to be affected? Hearts torn? lives forever changed before some swift and serious corrective action is actually executed? Is it the work, the mess, the damage, or the certain law suites that cause this to be constantly ignored. Pushed aside disregarded 'CPS conspirators resentful ra
I have 3 children that I am desperately fighting for. My case is set for trial Nov.17th .. 18 days from today. I am taking it all the way bc that is what's RIGHT. The last few months leading up to this point, things have begun to crumble. The progress/ completion that was, and has been seemingly holds little value. Compassion, empathy and understanding of life's variables or ones position isn't taken into context. "If it is important, and you're capable you'll find a way, no matter what. Won't you?" Trying, and doing yet not getting the complete support, concise direction, or clarification from the officials that crucify, cajole, manipulate, assume and abuse their power. I have completed many services. I have good, solid relations with ALL my service providers. I have been honest, and true as that is all I can be, especially in matters that contain my heart(s)... Yet with the department one thing is said, & another is on paper? They're building a case against you, not for you from the beginning. And whatever is written/ concluded is as TRUE as if God himself paraphrased the whole calamity?! There are rules/ guidelines not being followed. There is a level of professionalism that isn't being adhered to everyday, in so many ways, for varying reasons by to many. To complain, report, correct or justifiably push against this twisted system is just used against you in one form or another. They decide, they "know" what's best. Professional state appointed parents that have at least 4 years of schooling and a certificate in a profession that is projected to increase by @ least 20% over this current decade... Therapy, pills, and some "nice" strangers to care for, love and comfort the 3 little one's( that have never been separated, or away from you for more then an extended weekend) is what is best now. As my mind uncontrollably replays my reality I am conscious. I am accountable. I am real. My intentions, mistakes, progress and set backs I own. I have dedicated myself, to my mission this battle of obtaining my breathe again. And I have a 60% chance..?.. Messages not returned, meetings cancelled, communication between legal parties not happening or not accurate, new case worker a month before my trial, new GAL 2 1/2 months before trial that has yet to actually make it to an observation, children's permeate placement no longer an option... 2 visits left with my kids before trial and I have to tell them something. I can't even describe this constant state of emotion or head space.. Consumed by the pure fear of a looming injustice, another casualty case of the system.. Something has got to give these are my children this isn't fair ,this isn't right. How many more lives have to be affected? Hearts torn? lives forever changed before some swift and serious corrective action is actually executed? Is it the work, the mess, the damage, or the certain law suites that cause this to be constantly ignored. Pushed aside disregarded 'CPS conspirators resentful ra
My case is active, The social workers,judges,foster parent and Casa do whatever they can to ripe kids from the homes. I haven't talked,seen,,ect my son since june 4 moths, got illegal shelter placement, I traveled 6 hours to court hearing and They kept me from the judge,saying be patient we will be called next,while while judges,social workers and the state attorney that was representing me, they all went to the judge while im waiting in the waiting room with supervisor, Yep they are excellent lyers,and will do whatever to take your child. it all started from a mentally ill estranged mother that they thought they had something and when they realized they where chasing nothing,they had to get the placement illegally my fact and finding is in December 6 months after the fact? they told me to leave the county in july, I left with my 7 year old.I keep asking to talk to my son and they refuse? why?? because they have kidnapped him. His 7 year old brother cries to talk to him,these ruthless county don't care at all for the kids its for there profit. The foster home my 7 year old was placed in for 72 hours total 5 days(they don't count sat-sun). that foster home locked the babys in the room,the babies would cry,my child undid the clip lock and let them out,the foster mom went back with a shoe string and my child could no longer help the crying babies anymore1/3 year olds.. Greysharbor county knows who I am and they cant stand the fact they have nothing to barter with,except false alligations from a estranged birthmother that has never raised me, has cronic mental illness that has gone out of control from eval, in 95.cps knows she is nuts that's why my child didn't go to her,I have no other family members. that's why he is in a foster home. my son should have been home with me long ago,but yep the public defender for me tried to dismiss him self 2 times judge godfree said nope. MR. desmond knows he has violated his duty to fairly represent me. Iany attorney that will go pro-bono, me and you against this county. guaranteed we got this in the bag. They have violated every cival,constitutional,ect law, even the law inforcement of oceanshores and the sheriff. its a baby.kid stealing county. ladys if you have kids in greysharbor county u best hope they never show there faces at your door, your kids will be gone forever,. yes there needs to be a full blown investigation... 30,000 kids either in foster care or adopted out??? from greysharbor county alone, YEP there is corruption right down to the judge,social workers,supervisors,ppolice, ect.. ACTION NEEDS TO BE TOOKEN NOW. The social worker tracy dodge told me she does 65 cases a week,just herself, what about the other workers on a weekly basis where are all these kids going??? only 13 licensed homes in greysharbor county,one locks small kids inside the room,what are the other 12 like?? where are they shipping all the other kids?? or selling them? please congress this is a serious issue that must be addressed
The lies and pain need to be stopped.
Stop ripping kids away from their family's under false regulations. Makes me sick.
I live in California and I am experiences the same type of neglect from CPS. If the DCFS in Washington is worse, then something needs to be done. I'm signing this in the hopes that something is done about this, and that it also helps other states follow suit.
Three of my eight children, the ones that are most adoptable, are being kept in the system while the older ones have all been returned to us. Lies are all being told to the courts by the case worker and his supervising crony.
Please help! ! DCFS/DSHS/CPS/DLR ; Region 4,West Seattle,Region 2,King County have been conspiring by stealing children away from vulnerable,trusting families who cannot afford defense other than state approved public defender's. There is a obvious pattern of corruption by the same authorities who are on boards,councels and committees. I am certain I can provide names of a few who have acted inappropriate and deceitfull representing cases which end in termination or adoption . These children are suffering and surely will grow up with personality disorders which in turn will result in unproductive adults. What are these people thinking!!!!! Is money so important to them that they are willing to lie straight faced to the rest of us.
The agency which I am referring has a "DUMMY" file they use to file allegations against me. I Know this factually because an Attorney was able to get my file to me. But I am still waiting for my file to be released under the PRA act. and have made several formal requests to obtain my file from the cps office who handled my bogus cases. I was told during the last dependency hearing that I was not allowed a civil trial because there had been judgement made at my fact-finding that I was found guilty of "coaching" my daughter, who had made several disclosures of sex abuse done to her by her father. She is still living with her father. The rumor in my town is that her father's mother is moving up from another state to care for her as he is been noted as not caring for her. This is outrageous news because she was maliciously taken out of my care without probable cause,liniment danger or due process. Who is going to save my child?
Greysharbor county does do everything in there power to steal Kids. I have a open case since june,they have nothing on me at all,Social workers keeping me on the said as I continually asked who was the state attorney for me, Mean while as the social worker keeps talking to me in the lobby the judge is signing a order for Shelter care, I live 6 hours from this county, Greysharbor and the state attorney all knew My case qualified for a change. They kept accusing me of drugs that I have never consumed not even alcohol,UAS weekly and a hair folical. They have nothing,they knock on my door one day and tell me to leave the county now, I was gone in 2 days,As soon as they knew I was gone they filed papper after papper in superior court fulling knowing where I was at 6 hours away I spoke with them on several occasions,while they filed away and Never notified me. There is so much more. I am the only living walking human being that they have come across that you cant bargain one child for the other. When they released my 7 year old they did a reintake on him and will not give me a closure letter. this whole agency needs to be investigated,the corruption in every aspect of the CPS system in greysharbor county Washington. Not to mention the foster home that my 7 hear old was in locked the small children in the room with a clip on the outside. My 7 year old undid the clip and let the crying,screeming small children out.The foster mom got a shoe string and my child couldn't let the small kids out. I reported it, Im sure they did nothing about it. this county truly does steal kids and will go to whatever means to try and get there leverage, to use it against you. Well not me, Yep im a good girl that has lived with god as my shield:) My case is active and I am on the hunt for a attorney that fights for the kids,that this vicious county steals.
My wife killed herself after losing our 4 babies because she was a stay at home Mom who suffered from intractable seizures and I was trying to work to keep food and shelter. Our kids were never abused or neglected until they went into foster care where one was sexually abused by a much older child. It broke my child's spirit. They destroyed our family. Most of the caseworkers in Clark County have napoleon complexes because they have unlimited legal resources to fight against a parent who isn't afraid to stand up to them. How dare anyone question a civil servant who's paid with our taxes??? .......
bring them home safely
Dcfs is a system too bring families down not help
I could tell my personal story, and it is a sad and frustrating one, but the reality is, the problems with child protective services in this country go far beyond what has been done to me and my son. Those without money and resources are so frequently targeted, and it's becoming all-too-common for families to use the system against each other, making allegations simply to gain custody of a child. Removal of a child should always be the last resort- all other, less devastating and extreme, options should be considered and attempted first. The biases of impartial reporters (ie, caregivers/foster parents, whether relatives or strangers, who have a vested interest in the termination of a parent's rights) should be taken into consideration, and any information given should be taken with a grain of salt, and the understanding that these individuals want to adopt the child in question. There needs to be some accountability for these workers, and their burden of proof should be higher. The answer to the tragedy of a lost child is NOT the removal of more children- it is the implementation of a higher standard of what constitutes a child being considered "at risk" or "in danger." With fewer frivolous cases on the docket, and social worker's caseloads reduced, more time, effort, and resources could be allocated for the protection of children who are truly being abused or neglected. Serious cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and severe neglect would get more attention, and there would be less tragedy and cases that "fell through the cracks." But the fact is, unfortunately, there will be tragedies. It's unavoidable- no person nor agency is fallible or omniscient. Taking more kids from their parents, however, won't solve anything- it will just overcrowd the system. The fact is, DCFS is an agency with an agenda few want to publicly question, and they aren't accountable to anyone. Their burden of proof is significantly lower than that for criminal court- basically, you'd have more rights if you were accused of murder. Concerns, suspicions, hearsay, and innuendo are not valid reasons for the termination of a parent's rights- and neither is being poor. A better use for some of the money and resources currently being wasted on the overcrowded juvenile court system would be the diversion to family reunification and social welfare programs (like affordable housing). Wake up America- let's see some reform! Please-- my son's life and future, along with so many others, depend upon it!
I could tell my personal story, and it is a sad and frustrating one, but the reality is, the problems with child protective services in this country go far beyond what has been done to me and my son. Those without money and resources are so frequently targeted, and it's becoming all-too-common for families to use the system against each other, making allegations simply to gain custody of a child. Removal of a child should always be the last resort- all other, less devastating and extreme, options should be considered and attempted first. The biases of impartial reporters (ie, caregivers/foster parents, whether relatives or strangers, who have a vested interest in the termination of a parent's rights) should be taken into consideration, and any information given should be taken with a grain of salt, and the understanding that these individuals want to adopt the child in question. There needs to be some accountability for these workers, and their burden of proof should be higher. The answer to the tragedy of a lost child is NOT the removal of more children- it is the implementation of a higher standard of what constitutes a child being considered "at risk" or "in danger." With fewer frivolous cases on the docket, and social worker's caseloads reduced, more time, effort, and resources could be allocated for the protection of children who are truly being abused or neglected. Serious cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and severe neglect would get more attention, and there would be less tragedy and cases that "fell through the cracks." But the fact is, unfortunately, there will be tragedies. It's unavoidable- no person nor agency is fallible or omniscient. Taking more kids from their parents, however, won't solve anything- it will just overcrowd the system. The fact is, DCFS is an agency with an agenda few want to publicly question, and they aren't accountable to anyone. Their burden of proof is significantly lower than that for criminal court- basically, you'd have more rights if you were accused of murder. Concerns, suspicions, hearsay, and innuendo are not valid reasons for the termination of a parent's rights- and neither is being poor. A better use for some of the money and resources currently being wasted on the overcrowded juvenile court system would be the diversion to family reunification and social welfare programs (like affordable housing). Wake up America- let's see some reform! Please-- my son's life and future, along with so many others, depend upon it!
This abuse has GOT TO STOP!!! I live in Illinois in Will county and DCFS tells lies. To you and on the stand and under oath to a judge. They hide documents. They refuse to give you copies of your records, even though it it your legal right to have them.

My child was torn from me, with the help of my exhusband, his mother, and the case worker, whom was not only paid but sleeping with him. I fought and fought HARD...with only a public defender, but I TOOK THE LEAD....I FILED THE MOTIONS....I DID RESEARCH.....I LEARNED THE LAW....I KEPT DOCUMENTATION OF EVERYTHING....I FOLLOWED THEM AROUND TO GET PICTURES OF PROOF....AFTER TWO VERY LONG YEARS AND NUMEROUS DISAPPOINTMENTS AND COURT DATES THAT DEVASTATED, I FINALLY GOT HER BACK HOME WITH ME AND SAFE.

When she returned home she had developed Tricotillamania, a condition that due to stress, depression, anxiety, etc. she would pull her hair out. She had no eyelashes. She had no eyebrows. She had no arm or leg hair. She had a huge chunk of the hair on top of her head missing....After over a year in therapy and with a feeling of protection and love and better certainty that I would let NO ONE EVER DO THIS TO US AGAIN, she now has all her hair and we are still working on other issues.

Her father was a severe alcoholic and was abusive to me. He was a felon for beating me. All of which DCFS was aware of prior to them ripping my child from me and allowing her to stay with him. He would drive drunk and often. He would pass out early evening and she would have to be sure he was okay and put him to bed. All of this while my daughter was only 9 years old. And they let her stay with him!!!! And all because a caseworker can say whatever they want and judges simply take their word for it!!!!!

I am happy and sad at the same time when I tell you that, less than 6 months after I finally won and got her back with me, her Dad died in a drunk driving accident. If I didn't finally beat these monsters, she would have been WITH HIM!

Rather than helping a family in need, they tore one apart, abused my child, ignored my husbands desperate need for help and falsely accused me all to gain what THEY WANTED.

This abuse in power must be stopped. I currently go with and help people in court for domestic violence, child support and also for others involved in DCFS/CPS. I sign this petition with the hope that one day we will ALL stand up for the children and families and help put an end to this abuse by DCFS and our judicial systems.

Jennifer Hudson
Cresthill, IL.
Critical review and reform of this governmental organization is in deep need. Those who are considered professionals should also be accountable for their actions.
I have been trying to get custody o my childrens half sister from TX. The judge in TX has already agreed that she can live with me, pending that I pass a home study. After I went through all of their classes to become foster care certified they denied my home after only visiting it one time. They refused to give me any reason as to why. I literally passed all back ground checks, income requirements, and all the other hoopla they put me through. I even have full custody of my nephew. Both her parents want me to have custody. Because of Spokane CPS not approving me, she (who is 15) will most likely age out of the system in Texas three years from now. She feels so unloved and betrayed by CPS. I would like to have laws made that held them accountable for decisions of our children. I want them to tell me why they would deny a child her right to a home and her family.
I got my kids back from cps almost lasted 2 years.on friday they took my kids from the school no call was made to me. After they where 15 mins late coming home my boyfriend called the school and got transfered to a detective. He then went to meet the dectective i had to go to work so i can pay the no good sob. So they held my kids over the weekend into tuesday my worker called me at 11:00 am to inform me there was a meeting at 1:00pm. Wow they lied the cop lied and all they do is twist and turn your words. I used the knowlage i learned the 1st time with there classes and now there saying i did it wrong. My son has adhd and the school that called the detective cant control him for3 years hes fine for me. So rip them out of a home that loves them for what? I just paid you to steal my kids
Im so exhausted and i have been diagnoised with ptsd and severe depression since my kids have been removed i was so close with my kids i miss them everyday I know they are in a good home one that i cannot provide for them financially and spiritually but i want the state to be investigated for all the lies that they have told in order to get custody of my children. I just want them to know that i will not stop fighting untill the truth is told!
Im so exhausted and i have been diagnoised with ptsd and severe depression since my kids have been removed i was so close with my kids i miss them everyday I know they are in a good home one that i cannot provide for them financially and spiritually but i want the state to be investigated for all the lies that they have told in order to get custody of my children. I just want them to know that i will not stop fighting untill the truth is told!
I am the single mother of 6. I was a nursing student and my mom watched my kids so I could go to school. A lot happened but 3 years ago my kids were taken from me. About a year and a half ago my 3 older kids were returned to me. The foster people two different sets of foster people want to adopt my 3 youngest and the state is trying to terminate my parental rights. One day in June the former GAL (she is no longer a GAL) came to my home while I was at work and took my 10 year old daughter but left my 11 year old and put my 10 year old back in foster care. Two of my kids are with abusive foster people but the state turns a blind eye. They lie and make things. The department and the attorney General's office are constantly lying and can get away with it. Why is this ok? Does anyone know what I can do?
There is a lot of corruption coin on with the government. Caps. Police. Senate . Even all that way up to the white house Nd another thing yes they r destroy in families. The richer r getting richer Nd the poorer r getting poorer. We the people need to step up Nd do something Nd maybe******will change
I am the custodial parent of my niece due to court order after the Caseworker kidnapped her from her daycare.
An anonymous caller made a false claim and this caseworker rushed to the daycare to steal my niece away and placed her in foster care until the 72 hour hearing.
This caseworker can barely speak English and no one in the court room could understand completely his account and reason behind removing my niece.
No one will allow my sister to provide the actual reliable evidence that she has proving this caller made a false statement, her court appointed attorneys barely listen to her and make no objections in court.
There is no abuse reported.
How exactly does that equal imminent danger?

When I ask the caseworkers, casa reps, and attorneys when this will all be resolved they all tell me it could be years... YEARS!! What?
What a waste of time and money and don't get me started on the abandonment and behavior issues this has now caused in my niece.
Obviously the State of Washington has no idea what the well being of a child is.
My aunt should be getting my little cousin Peyton this is ********
Sometimes its hard to make the right choice but sometimes they are lazy and not doing ther JOB!
My nephew is currently in fostercare and our family is having difficulty getting placement. The CPS worker wont consider me or even run a background check no reason given and will not return my phone calls and the same goes for her supervisor. My sister who is the grandma is also being hassled as well as my niece who is the mom of the our little peyton.
Caseworker took a newborn away from mom and grandma. The baby had family willing to raise him. This case worker was rude and didn't try and she lied to the family.
Something has got to be done about our states broken unjust system, caseworkers have such large case loeads because they are taking children and destroying families of non abused children, when in fact their job should be to protect children from harm. My daughter recently had a baby and she's developmentally delayed and the nurse reported bonding and attachment issues. The social worker and her supervisor took baby even though I as her mother is available to help her. My daughter is not stupid, she is 18 and just needs some parenting supports in place such as parenting classes and etc. The baby is not in imminent danger, yet a nurse can lie and CPS is quick to jump in and act and continue to take bits of truth and fabricate it to huge lies. If children are taken based on lies and CPS has to lie in order to keep children, doesn't that say something about the system? One should not have to lie if there is truly a problem within families.
Whatcom county and specifically Maple Falls Wa is I swear a baby farm to these people of cps I have seen time after time families ripped apart for the sole purpose of a baby to adopt out. The violate rights, break laws, and in fact lie and trick these women and men into submission and make it impossible for them to get their babies back. Hearsay is their law and government is not in charge of these caseworkers they do what they do based on their uninformed personal opinions of what THEY think is right. They take the word of liars without a second thought because it serves their purpose. They don't look for ways to help but instead the whole time they set you up to fail.
DCFS have taking our 3 grandchildren and have separated them all. They wonít give them to us cause the oldest grandchild said i spanked her, but my husband is a monitor. my son and his wife have followed every rule they have given them. DCFS family court judge and lawyers donít follow innocent until proven guilty there is no balance in family court. Its a nightmare. Now they donít want to unify the family. How do i get my grandchildren back!!!!!!
DCFS have taking our 3 grandchildren and have separated them all. They wonít give them to us cause the oldest grandchild said i spanked her, but my husband is a monitor. my son and his wife have followed every rule they have given them. DCFS family court judge and lawyers donít follow innocent until proven guilty there is no balance in family court. Its a nightmare. Now they donít want to unify the family. How do i get my grandchildren back!!!!!!
I have been fighting with DCFS in Spokane to get my grand daughter back to Wenatchee where she belongs. Her mom kidnapped her and took her to Spokane and claimed that there was domestic violence by my son. There is no proof of domestic violence and actually, we have proof that there was not, the police notes from when they showed at their house. She is currently in jail for 2nd and 4th degree assault DV and they have my grand daughter in Spokane foster care because they want to reunify her with her mother and Wenatchee is too far away for that to happen. My son has no record, works, has a house and the mom has no job, is an alcoholic, drug addict that likes to assault others. But because of her lies and deception for the last 4 months, my son is not allowed to be alone with his daughter and must have supervised visits. I would be able to take my grand daughter, if I lived in Spokane, but since that is not happening, she is living in Spokane with a stranger while her mom sits in jail for the last 10 days. I thought DCFS was family first, but obviously not in this case. They believe all the lies she is saying while she has the record to prove that she is the violent one. The judges also side with DCFS, so there is not fair justice in this system.
CPS is investigating my family for abuse due to a disgruntled neighbor calling after i caught his 29 year old son breaking into my house. Neighbor made up false allegations, now CPS is threatening to take my children. I can believe i fought for my freedom for the government to take away my children. My children are the center of our lives, we live for the happiness of our children. CPS says we are guilty until we can prove we are innocent. They lie lie lie there way into your house, then see nothing is wrong and find something to build a case. My house is impeccably clean, but she sneered at a cereal bowl in the sink and toy under the table. They show up holding a piece of paper that is supposedly a court order. When i asked to see it, it was blank, not signed. CPS is legal kidnapping for profit. They are destroying whats left of the family, protecting the real criminals, foster parent in it for the money, not the love.
I live in Spokane County and they did the same to me as well.... I am/was a single mom of 5 beautiful girls and did what I was told to do just to have them twist the reality as well as truthfulness of the situation then throw it in my face in court.... of course the judge had no clue.... he is more inclined to listen to the department over the parent.... especially when the parents not allowed to speak up in court per her scatter-brained and unorganized public defender.

Loosing my girls really ****ed me up emotionally and mentally. My girls were my world, my everything, all I really knew in life and once they started removing them from the home; my second oldest then all four of my other daughters all on false reports from my step-sister and manipulation of situations that occurred within my situation.

Just because these people do not think they would be able to be a single parent to five girls close in age did not mean it was impossible. I WAS DOING IT...... NOT ONCE DID I BEAT, BRUISE OR HURT MY DAUGHTERS. THE WORSE THING I DID WAS PUT THEM IN TIME OUT IN THEIR ROOMS
DCF massachusetts ruined my life so i feel for these people. the governement doesnt care about the kids or the parents. only one third of mass workers are licensed and 95 kids have died in mass under DCF since 2001, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. God finally get up and do something about it. god knows i will never shut up. neither will the other 2000 in mass who DCF destroyed.
My daughter Lisa has been trying to get help for Ana my granddaughter ,talking to counselors Doctors, and Mental help advisers to give Ana the proper treatment, for her mental health problems,to no avail. The CPS, is letting Ana call all the shots instead of having her evaluated,for proper treatment, Lisa has exhausted all her resources , please help us get Ana help, before it's too late.
My daughter Ana has been diagnosised with BPD and has made 7 false cps complaints against me after threatening to kill her grandparents, myself, being hospitalized for suicidal ideation and being in therapy for 4+ years, recently she was restrained by 5 police officers for kicking out my door and window of land rover and threatening to kill herself in the parking lot of her therapists office! CPS has her in PC Foster Care at Spruce Street Inn... She's been out of therapy for 3+ weeks! CPS took possession of my child under dependency law because I am a threat to my child! They never requested any police reports, never interviewed family, community etc! LaQuista Carter and David Richards - DSHS CPS, NORTH supervisor closed this case based on "not a cps case but a mental health case" 3 days later I am in court! NOTHING has been done to help my child!

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