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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!
A very unjust system with no concern for the children. The supervisors dont follow up about complaint's.
I have had CPS lie to me and coerce me and my family. At this time they have removed my daughters child on false allegations with no proof at all. The original case was founded on a statement never made! They are the most corrupt organization I have ever run across and have no concern for what is best for children. They only want to remove children and place them out of the home so they can collect their bounty. One of the court commissioners actually accused my daughter of killing her child who died of SIDS! So we are being punished and the other child taken away for losing a child to SIDS. Inexcusable.
CPS and the courts gave my kids to my abusive ex-wife and her current husband who is a registered sex offender in the state of washington. But I was forced to take a bunch of psychological exams that I can't afford, when in fact she should have taken them..
STOP THIS SUPPOSEDLY LEGAL CHILD ABUSE
Stop Ferry County CPS before the hurt anymore children
This was to be a safety net for the hopeless and helpless. It has become a scam and as stated removing a child from the home does do damage to the whole family. Parents feel lost, child feels un-loved, and most of all the rich people get kids who are not even their own.
This was to be a safety net for the hopeless and helpless. It has become a scam and as stated removing a child from the home does do damage to the whole family. Parents feel lost, child feels un-loved, and most of all the rich people get kids who are not even their own.
They also need to be investigated for WRONGLY giving a child to a parent that was deemed UNFAVORABLE. WTF Washington??
Fighting for granddaughter, I have the oldest sibling ,trying to get her sister. Cps is so big about family preservation but refuses to keep two sisters together.
I am a P.I. if you need help getting your child back call me (435)287-9677 In Utah. or I will come to you anywhere in the US. I am working on getting Aspen, Viewpoint, Elevations, Island View which is all connected shut down for abuse, and accessory to kidnapping. The abusive father of Hannah Nuszen from Houston Texas had a human smuggling crew kidnapped Hannah by force and took her to this place of abuse.
My daughter had her kids ripped away from her by her father who claims she was using drugs. She passed every drug test and she still does not have them. He has gone so far to have her kids call them Mom and Dad. I am not even able to speak with them. Someone should look into all their cases. Corruption at it's best.
my child was removed from my home the judge ordered two visits a week for two hours because of the complete incompetence of this agency it has now been 24 days i havent seen or spoke to my child
CPS. I thought they were supposed to help children in danger.. Now I know better.. False acusations made against my daughter.. My daughter went to the office to clear her name with my grand daughter.. Unfortunately my grand daughter had took a spill the day before.. But we thought once they interview her and take a look at her they will be able to tell that she is not abused..Wrong!! The case workerwas like "Let me see her for a moment, and talk with her". She took her that moment no questions asked!! Its corrupt to say the least!!
CPS has basically done the samething to my daughter in law and son. Took their daughter for over two months before giving any written statement, there has not been any court date as of yet. They have attained a lawyer and now after two months they-CPS want to make a plan to bring her home.. WTH is going on that they can ruin a family and not be held accountable for their actions.
CPS has basically done the samething to my daughter in law and son. Took their daughter for over two months before giving any written statement, there has not been any court date as of yet. They have attained a lawyer and now after two months they-CPS want to make a plan to bring her home.. WTH is going on that they can ruin a family and not be held accountable for their actions.

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