CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO DCFS IN WASHINGTON STATE

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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.
CPS in Pend Oreille County uses a different Judge, one of only three, every time they present a case and "act" like they have no idea why they are there... Attorney General, knows about said lies, has not lost a case in 18 years and is a co-conspirator to the monarchy of child stealing in this state; by playing "dumb"...

A lie is a lie, and the lie should be punished!!! Prison for all involved with CPS even the Judges!!!
awaiting hellfire and brimstone as it ill be a vacation as to the DCFS tourture that my family is and has been going through for over 2 years now. We have been compliance with all orders for the whole time and because of my childrens "behaviors" in foster care we seem to not be able to ever get them back. These people need to be held accountable for their actions or lack of actions at all times.
If you have any children that were taken from you from CPS for no reason or you want to find a missing child, I will help you expose these bad apples. I am a investigator who works with Thomas Burton attorney at Law and other attorneys who call on me. If you are low income do not worry. I work according to your income. I want to expose CPS, corruption. Let me help you get your child back where he or she belongs, to you the pairent. My email is t_leary55@yahoo.com. you can contact me at (435)287-9677. No matter where you live. Ask for Duke.
If you have any children that were taken from you from CPS for no reason or you want to find a missing child, I will help you expose these bad apples. I am a investigator who works with Thomas Burton attorney at Law and other attorneys who call on me. If you are low income do not worry. I work according to your income. I want to expose CPS, corruption. Let me help you get your child back where he or she belongs, to you the pairent. My email is t_leary55@yahoo.com. you can contact me at (435)287-9677. No matter where you live. Ask for Duke.
Our 5 yr old was ripped away from us after her oldest sister was killed in a car accident 12/2000.
The case is still considered "unfounded". Our family could not afford an attorney, we had just buried our 15 yr old daughter! They CPS worker served papers to my husband and I three days after the funeral, we buried Jennifer on a Friday. Monday morning CPS kidnapped and sold our baby Kaitlyn. Why? We found out....because they could. Our little kaity bird is 18 now, engaged to be married to what seems like a good guy, but her father and I wont be at thier wedding, she was told horrible lies, from the age of 5. So many times the lies are now her memories. When she writes these things on facebook about us, I die inside, Nothing she says ever happened, she doesn't even remember me,or her dad, We are still married after 19 years, Against all odds, we still have a daughter,our middle child Heather, at home with us each day and I thank God for that each morning I wake. She moved back with us, she had left the father of her two children after years of his abuse. She needs the strength we can give her as she now fights CPS for her children. After many many hospital records, pictures, witnesses, and considering the 63 times hes been to jail....they gave him custody, hes 36, he]s never had a job, ever one day in his life! He receives ssi because hes certified 51-50 on g.d. paper everyone!! I will fight these people for our children even if its too late for my little girl, its not for Heathers little girl, or your daughter/son. United we stand, divided we fall victim to CPS and the courts who back them.
My daughter has wrongfully been taken cps proves themselves to be lieng in every point to petition to court and they still have lily please help
When I fostered my nephew in Spokane last summer the social worker Jolynn Cicilia was always late to appointments when she cared enough to show up at all in her skin tight jeans, low cut tops, and high healed boots. She came to my house 1 time in 3 months and never even checked the room he slept in. She sat in my livingroom and that was it. When I demanded an investigation she told my sister I needed to keep my nose out of places it didn't belong and an investigation "could make it hard to get her children back". What she b didn't understand is that we didn't just take her word. We are educated and know how think for ourselves!
MY OWN PERSONAL ISSUES WITH CPS. & FAILURE TO COMPARE INFORMATION WITH REFERENCE TO FAMILY COURT & LONGTERM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH EX HUSBAND, WRONGFUL PLACED OUR DAUGHTER TO HIM FOR A SUMMER TIME VISITATION & DURING THE SUMMER UNSUPERVISED VISITATION / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH EX HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER OCCURED / SHE WAS TOLD THAT I ABANDOND HER & I INTERVINED ONLY TO BE ARRESTED AT 621 ALABAMA ST . BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON, AND MY DAUGHTER PUT IN HANDCUFFS AT AGE 10.YRS. TAKEN BACK TO MY LONGTERM HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY HUSBAND OF 15YRS. & AT THAT TIME, I LEESHA LENORE VOLKMAN, WAS CONSIDERED, THE 2ND HIGHEST LEVEL OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE / OTHER THAN CRYSTAL WAY A LADY GUNNED DOWN AT WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE BY HER HUSBAND AND KILLED / C.P.S NEVER CROSSED OUR FAMILY COURT RECORDS / BEFORE THE END OF THE SUMMER VISIT OUR DAUGHTER WAS RELEASED TO STATE CARE BY MY EX HUSBAND AND LABLED A PROBLEM CHILD! IT THEN BE CAME A FATHER / DAUGHTER ISSUE& I WAS UNABLE TO GET CONTACT OR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DAUGHTER, AND WAS NEVER PROVEN UNFIT OR UNABLE TO CARE FOR HER! IT HAS CAUSED MANY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FOR MYSELF / BUT YET IT'S ABOUT CODEE JEAN VOLKMAN AT THE AGE OF 10YRS. & LABLED BY A PROVEN VIOLENT EX HUSBAND AND FINALLY RELEASED TO ME LEESHA LENORE VOLKMAN AT THE AGE OF 16YRS.THE MENTAL EMOTIONAL ABUSE OF THE CHILD TO BE RETURNED TO MY CARE FOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST C.P.S / MR.CRAIG CARL VOLKMAN / SINCERLY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, PLEASE & THANK YOU, LEESHA LENORE VOLKMAN / 360 296 6910 PH# CONTACT 413. W. HEMMI RD . BELLINGHAM WA, 98226
Cps is broken, tearing apart families, and harming foster childre. Look up Bill Bowen on You Tube. More children die in the care of cps than die with their parents.
CA NOW.ORG-Member-DV Advocate-Expert on the Traumatic Effects Caused From Abuse. Women's Issues-Mothers Who Have Lost Their Children Thru Family Law Courts-CPS-Robbed of their Due Process of Law-Gagged & Silenced.
Children are not commodities. They are human beings who belong with their families. I am a mother, so I stand for the rights of parents, not soulless government agencies prone to human corruption.
Cps is a curroption here in Washington and probably in all states across America. It is a disgrace of our country to allow families to be torn apart, and give DCFS incentives for adopting out children! That is human trafficking hidden in PLAIN sight. Our children are being taken for things that are not abuse or neglect!!!! Child protective services rips children from there parents and families. CPS put our children in foster homes where statistically they are 10 greater risk for physical, sexual, and mental abuse. This is all common knowledge, use Google or you tube. Nancy Shaefer GA governor, she spoke out, search you tube. You will see the truth on cps. Also maybe a coincidence but Nancy ended up dead soon after. Ex cps investigators have come forward and told how horrible the strategies, tactics used are against innocent families. Most families that are targeted are poor, and have no means to get a lawyer. Please this is America, may I ask for this country to stand up for its families!!!! Thank you.
I think that the system is broken. My children both disabled were removed. The foster parents were allowed to take one child off her medicine against doctors orders. My other child was given milk (supplied doctor report stating they were allergic) never wore her orthodics. My one child's hair was never brushed. Even with doctor reports and school reports saying my childs issues (CPS caseworker was in doctor office and heard herself my childs issues), I was constantly told there was nothing wrong with my child and I was just making it all up. It took a year of fighting but they are back home. All this happened because my child has a language disorder and no one would listen or take the time to even really look into it. They felt they knew my children better than me.
These children have been stolen , infants are not supposed to have steroids!! Cps staff are NOT DOCTORS, the babies have been traumatized as well as the toddler. Criminal charges should be brought against the Cps workers involved. This is kidnap!
My two boys were taken by CPS. My so called social worker discriminates against me, despite documentation he still is changing dependency from home to adoption! I want my babies back, they are my children, I gave birth to them. This is despicable!
Please help return those babies to their parents! Babies need comfort and love - especially from their mother and father. How is it possible for CPS to take away babies from loving parents?l! This must place emotional strain on this beautiful family...praying there is no long-term trauma from this family's separation.
There are exemplar case workers and then there are scum. Any caseworker that would not accept the possibility of undergoing investigation should be held highly suspect.
Restore these children to their parents immediately. Arrest the CPS worker(s) involved and charge THEM with child endangerment. Fire their enabling chain of command. Enact legislation to prohibit government overrule of rational parenting decisions. Dispose of politicians who will not act to protect families from tyranny.

COME BACK WITH A WARRANT!
I truly hope there is an investigation, these children get home soon, and no long term trauma has occurred.
Having lived in Whatcom County, gone to college in Bellingham, I am horrified - This must be stopped NOW.
Unlike many who have signed this petition, I have not had any family members taken by CPS. I do not have a bias against CPS due to my own children or my loved one's children being taken away. However, I still am asking for an entire re-haul of the system. I am a counselor who works with low-income families. Many of the individuals that I see do not demonstrate the ability to care for their children. However, many of them do and they become bundled in with the others as, if all of the cases are the same. They are forced to jump through unneccessary hoops and pay unneccessary costs. They have had to quit their jobs to take care of the requirements made by CPS, yet are told they need an income to support their children. I have seen facts manipulated. I have witnessed caseworkers make MEDICAL and CLINICAL calls that they are not licensed to make. I have seen caseworkers say that the recommendations of mental health providers, chemical dependency professionals, and physicians are not valid and/or incorrect. Very unfortunately, I see children in my community that SHOULD be taken from the care of their parents and are not.
Abolish this criminal agency! My heart and prayers for all the families this agency has ripped apart. May your children be back home safe. Shame on America for letting this happen to our children, our future! Our children are being kidnapped, sold, and tortured. I am in tears from reading all these comments! Abolish this criminal agency and make every one of them held accountable for their actions and corruption. Follow the corruption all the way up the ladder!
Disgusted in America
Abolish this criminal agency! My heart and prayers for all the families this agency has ripped apart. May your children be back home safe. Shame on America for letting this happen to our children, our future! Our children are being kidnapped, sold, and tortured. I am in tears from reading all these comments! Abolish this criminal agency and make every one of them held accountable for their actions and corruption. Follow the corruption all the way up the ladder!
Disgusted in America
Give her children back!!!
This makes me sick to know, just because of eczema, ONE baby, let alone all THREE are taken. CPS is doing MORE damage to this family, to the babies, to the mother, by taking them for this minor reason of eczema! RIDICULOUS!! Anyone can see how loving & caring the mother is towards her babies. CPS is now ruining this mothers time to nurse her babies. THIS is important for those babies health & for the bonding time of mother & babies. One can NOT get back this time!! Those babies NEED to be returned to the mother immediately. AND this caseworker SHOULD be fired. Trying to ACT like a "hero" where NO hero was needed!! Makes my stomach sick, to think how CPS could do SO MUCH DAMAGE & abuse to these babies & mother. YES ABUSE!! IT IS emotional & mental abuse to the babies as well as the mother. Seriously, this case worker should be fired!
We have to put a stop to this! Just because they call themselves CPS workers,does not give them the right to do things this way!
Oh my goodness I am in tears. I am a mother of a micro preemie and know firsthand the very real, physical and emotional damage that mother and newborn separation causes. The state agencies have made a horrible decision and I for one will fight on behalf of this family!! There is absolutely no justification here in taking these children. Was CPS' decision based on an actual medical examination of the child's rash? Even so, this family's rights have been violated beyond repair and I hope the state is prepared to pay for their mistake. If these children are not returned to their mother on December 2nd, my family will be protesting on their behalf. Ughhhh!!! What an awful time this momma is surely going though right now. Big hugs to this family, you are in our thoughts this Thanksgiving day.
What good reason do they have for taking these babies from their mother? Is this a free country? We need to march on the state capital and come to the aid of this family!
I am horrified that the very agencies maintained to protect children and families, are in fact corrupt themselves. It's disgusting that this family has had to endure such a tragic and heart wrenching situation because the government doesn't in fact govern these agencies. The numbers are appalling. Please return these precious children to their family and maintain yourselves before trying to maintain someone else's beliefs.
This is absolutely terrifying. It is kidnapping. We will do what we have to do to make sure these families get support. Stop this madness! You DON"T own our children! Doing this to people will result in an uproar! The CPS needs to have their agency investigated! This will not even scratch the surface in starting the apology process.
We moved to the Bellingham area because it was ahead of the masses in community support of natural care of children. This case is outrageous in every way imaginable. Steroids are certainly not the way to go to heal eczema, I know from my own experience. Steroid usage in such a young baby could have serious long term negative health effects. This mother did everything right and it is this family's right to raise their children in a natural way. A full investigation into the Child Protective Services in Whatcom county needs to be launched. Taking children away from a healthy home is nothing less than kidnapping, these babies need to be back with their parents where they can heal from the horrors this needless separation inflicted on the whole family.
This is unacceptable. The family has been robbed of irreplaceable moments, this situation needs to be fixed immediately.
This breaks my heart. My daughter had eczema and her doctor discouraged use of steroids unless all other treatments hadn't worked. I'm an acupuncturist and herbalist and they are always supportive of my decisions. Someone has to STOP THIS! There have also been some allegations in a county in my state of COS baby trafficking. Taking healthy babies from their moms for ridiculous made up reasons and giving them or basically selling them to other families. Method addicted mothers and securely abusive fathers can have chance after chance, but a mother can't choose a home birth and natural remedies? Ridiculous.
This is outrageous! Overstepping the reasonable rights of this family. This is heart wrenching to hear of.
Please get the 5week old twins and 10 month old back to their mom! They need her to thrive! She was EBF them and now they have been completely cut off, that is absolutely not good for those babies---they are probably absolutely lost and miserable without her! Get them back where they belong!
I am greatly saddened and disturbed by this outrageous action taken by the CPS of Bellingham, WA. As a resident of WA I chose many alternatives in raising my children. Not the least was homeschooling all four of them with any aid from the government. They still received my tax dollars but not my children.!!! We need to fight back to oppression and to the governments workers thinking that they know better than the parents. A full investigation needs to be made into this situation and the people then need to be informed on what lead up to this incident and how it was handled. For the people and by the people!!!! My prayers go out to this family for whatever their need is. Justice must be handed down to the guilty parties whomever they are. TRUTH!!!!
As a resident of Washington state, this is incredibly appalling to me! It is our rite as women, mother's, parents, and families... To choose the lifestyle and holistic approach to health if we see fit to do so. These cistern were not in medical danger, and are now being harmed by the government establishment more so, by being traumatically removed from their mother's care and love, as well as their primary food source. Switching an infant from exclusively breast fed, to nutritionally unequal formula, cold turkey; is detrimental to the infants intestinal health. Return these babies to their family. Share information and details on your investigation. Do so immediately, or you will see more families up in arms about this, then you ever thought possible!
Send these children back to their family!!!
I'm signing so they look into the case in Bellingham, WA where a set of twins and their 10 month old brother were taken for no reason at all from a loving breast feeding mother. Someone please get these babies back to their parents!
The entire system has far too much discretion, far too little transparency, and almost no accountability.
I was once a ward of the state, when I was a teenager (I'm 36 now). I know how the system can and will sometimes try to be. I was placed in numerous places, but two in particular have left a bad taste in my mouth...even to this day. One home harbored a child molester and the other allowed the girls they housed to engage in illicit activity. I wish I knew then, what I know now.
Please investigate this case. The reasons are outrageous and the children belong with their parents. Is the underlying reason they were removed, money?
I am horrified at the abuses of power perpetuated against loving families. This is ridiculous.
After reading about the Rengo children I am outraged at the practices of the DCF in Washington State. Please fix this

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