Child Protective Services False Allegations

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Why I Started the Fight CPS Website

Every day in the USA families face false allegations of child abuse. Children are frequently unjustly ripped from their families and placed in foster homes.

These families suffer extreme trauma and depression in their attempts to be together again.

FightCPS is a family rights website that seeks to assist parents and others who are falsely accused of child abuse and neglect.

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This page was made by Linda Jo Martin, author of River Girl and owner of the Fight CPS website.
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A reason for activism to help victims of false accusations

Child protective services (CPS) often accuses people falsely, or takes children for trivial reasons.

This page clarifies family rights issues and explains why I choose to help families who have been torn apart by CPS false accusations, which are far too common these days.

CPS false allegations are a travesty of justice, one I cannot silently ignore because I’ve felt the sting of false accusations made by a CPS caseworker, and resolved to try to prevent this injustice from continuing.

I haven’t been able to stop it, but I have helped many families to fight the CPS injustice system and get their children back.

Sir Edmund Burke, a British statesman, said, “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”

I believe that if everyone would choose a social issue, this one or another, and devote their lives to it, many wrongs of this world could be made right again. I have devoted myself to the cause of helping to reunite families attacked by CPS false accusations.

If you’ve been targeted by a Child Protective Services agent, the best thing you can do is get a good lawyer.

Next, a positive step forward is to read my site, FightCPS, and others like it.

Learn as much as you can so you can help defend yourself and help your lawyer plan an effective defense.

Collection of documentary evidence in your favor is crucial.

Why I Help Victims of False Child Abuse Allegations

Many people have asked why I would try to help people whose children were taken away from them by Child Protective Services. Here are a few of my reasons:
  1. Many accusations of abuse or neglect are false. False accusations can come from anonymous callers, doctors, nurses, neighbors, school teachers, or even the social workers themselves. People who are falsely accused and have their children taken are devastated, and need legal information and social support. Fight CPS helps with both those needs.
  2. A large percentage of the young parents falsely accused of child abuse or neglect are impoverished, and must rely on court appointed attorneys for representation in juvenile court settings. These court appointed attorneys are notorious for doing almost nothing to help their CPS clients. They seem like they're there to guide people through the court process, but don't provide any type of aggressive defense. So my site, Fight CPS, fills in the gap by showing people how to provide their own evidence and legal paperwork.
  3. When parents are sent to juvenile court they are denied constitutional rights such as the right to a jury trial, the right to a public trial, and the right to be confronted by their accusers. Yet they stand to lose their children, one of the saddest and most heartrending losses known to humankind. This lack of constitutional safeguards leaves child detention hearings open to gross injustices, the like of which few people believe could happen in America - unless they've been through it.
  4. Federal statistics show that children in foster homes are about ten times more likely to be abused sexually, physically, emotionally, and mentally than children in their natural family homes. They are even more likely to be killed. A recent study concluded that foster children are more likely to have teen pregnancies and to become juvenile delinquents. The study said that children are better off when left with their natural families, even if those families have severe problems.
  5. Social work should be a process of helping families resolve and recover from problems, not a process of tearing families apart forever and traumatizing children for life. This imbalance in the social work profession has been caused by federal legislation that gives financial incentives in the form of federal funding and social security reimbursements when children are torn from their homes and placed in foster homes.

Children Abused in Foster Homes

Many children have died while in the custody of the child welfare system.

Children are Dying in Foster Homes


In Memory of Children Who Died in State Custody

Foster children are often forced to take multiple psychotropic drugs

Foster and adoptive parents get extra "special needs" money for damaged kids.

This is a tragic practice – forcing foster children onto psychotropic medications after they’re traumatized by being forced to leave their families. Read more about it here: Drugging Foster Children.

History and Philosophy of Fight CPS

My rose My fight against the injustices of the child welfare system has been ongoing since 1989 when my fourth child, a newborn infant, was taken from the hospital by a social worker because her father had battered me when I was pregnant. I found out first-hand what it felt like to show up at court to find a social worker’s court report full of slander and lies.

In 1990 I started writing articles about CPS cases. Numerous parents came to me asking for my help in publicizing the cruelty and injustices they were enduring, including direct lies by social workers in court reports. My articles were published in The Enterprise News, a weekly newspaper in Central California owned by a kind Libertarian, Richard Palmquist, who also owned a Christian radio station. I also made a few public appearances including a call-in talk show on that radio station and a televised talk show in Fresno, California.

Next I got involved in exposing CPS using the FidoNet BBS network from 1991 through 1997. I was not as active in meeting people with open CPS cases at that time because I was busy raising my own children.

The Fight CPS website has been online since October 2000. I started it a month after starting the Child Protection Reform Yahoo Group – which I’ve since passed on to other owners so that I can spend more time improving Fight CPS.

I started Fight CPS because at the time, there weren’t many sites on the internet that informed people about the topic of family rights. And some of the sites that already existed didn’t seem to fulfill the needs of the people. For example, one large site had lots of good information, but forbade anyone from mentioning any other sites that might help. I felt this was too controlling – that the flow of information had to be free so that people could learn more from each other.

Therefore one of my main goals with Fight CPS, at the beginning, was to collect links to information, to encourage others to start sites, and to link to their sites, and promote them. To this day Fight CPS allows all family rights sites to be linked on the site.

The front page of Fight CPS is now a WordPress blog. It started out with no blog at all, on Geocities in 2000. It moved to its own domain name in 2002. In 2004 I put a Blogger.Com blog on the front page of the site. In 2007 I changed it to a WordPress blog for better search engine optimization.

The Fight CPS Message Forum

...social support and legal information.

Families involved in CPS cases are welcome to participate in the Fight CPS Message Forum where there are other parents and grandparents who have been through the system and who want to help and counsel others.

The Fight CPS Message Forum is frequented by helpful advocates. When you register at the forum, there’s a short wait until the forum administrator activates your account. The forum is closed to non-registered viewers and is not listed in Google search results, for the privacy of the participants.

NEW… February 4, 2013 – we just started an official FightCPS Facebook Group!

Links to some of the most important articles on FightCPS

Study Concludes That Kids Are Better Off In Troubled Homes Than In Foster Care
A study by Joseph Doyle Jr. of MIT found that children have better lives when left with troubled families, and not transferred to foster care homes.
Contacting Your State Legislator For Help
To get relief from obnoxious and abusive government agents, try writing a letter to your state legislators.
Make Your Court-Appointed Attorney Work For YOU
Make your court-appointed attorney work for you by writing the person a letter requesting adequate legal representation.
Parents: Do You Remember The Fourth Amendment?
What is the Fourth Amendment? You need to know it BEFORE a CPS caseworker steps into your house.
Filing for a State Administrative Hearing
A state administrative hearing can force a CPS caseworker to change the way a CPS case is handled.
Your Case Notebook - Is It Up To Date?
During a CPS case you should keep a case notebook to record all information about your CPS case.
How to Sue CPS in Federal Court
How to file a federal lawsuit against child protective services social workers.
CPS Problems? Here Are 7 Ways to Fight CPS…
Seven ways to fight CPS - Child Protective Services - corruption and injustice.
How to Write a Declaration of Facts to Submit to the Court
Sample declaration of facts parents can write to take to their attorneys before Juvenile Court sessions.
Class Action Lawsuits Against CPS
How to sue CPS with a class action lawsuit - start your own or join one in progress!

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  • devotedmommy Jul 27, 2014 @ 8:45 pm
    My family was a victim of the cruelties of Cps in 2013. We live in Kansas City, Missouri. I was 24 at the time. My ex husband did not like the fact that my children loved my boyfriend more than him. My boyfriend had moved in with my two children and I. My son was 4 yrs. My daughter was 2 yrs. They loved him and he treated them like his own. He's the one for me and we wish to be married. But my biggest mistake Was allowing him to spank my children. Words can not express how much regret I have for that one single decision. I no longer use corporal punishment anymore because I do not believe it's beneficial and even when I did it was never extreme or in anger, just a quick smack on the bum but no longer do that even as I am scared to death of CPS being involved in my life again. We used time outs 75% of the time. My ex husband called CPS with allegations my boyfriend was physically abusing my children.( I know the in formant is "confidential" but I KNOW he made the call). He said there were bruises on their bodies. Yes there were bruises...on their legs, elbows, and some others that were from them being kids and playing outside. We were outside a lot as a family and we are outdoor enthusiasts. He also claimed I was a drug abuser, which when I met my ex husband he and I both smoked marijuana together. I do not believe smoking marijuana makes you a bad parent, I have severe anxiety issues due to my ex and family past and I do use it and I see it as medicine. I do not abuse any other drugs. I try and live a healthy lifestyle. The only reason I knew he told them that about the drugs was because I requested a copy of all the paperwork regarding the case once the case closed. They never drug tested me, I assume because at the home visit my house was clean, food stocked fridge, a normal family home. We were watching Mickey Mouse together when the worker arrived. I received a call from a social worker, very nice in the beginning but she was a wolf in sheep's clothing., but I had no idea why I was under suspicions of child abuse. She wanted a home visit so I complied like I said previously, nice clean home, goos environment for kids. I had nothing to hide. My kids were happy, taken care of, talkative, I answered all their questions. She left, I was assured my children seemed healthy happy and I was in no danger of an investigation. Two days later same worker called and told me that I had to give them to their father immediately for my children's "safety". Give my angels to an emotional abuser with anger problems who is not good for my children and who my son has hated since birth and had a very hard time having a relationship with. My ex has threatened to kill me, stalked me, brought a gun to my home after a threat and to this day I have a restraining order against him and had one at the time. I complied, trying to do the right thing. THIS WAS MY NEXT MISTAKE. DO NOT ALLOW CPS INTO YOUR HOME. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFO, DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILDREN TO THEM BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT CPS IS TELLING YOU IT WILL HELP THE PROCESS PASS OVER QUICKER. They will use anything you say to them and twist it to what they want it to mean. I was threatened with law enforcement involvement so again, I complied. IF CPS CONTACTS YOU, CONTACT A GOOD ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. I mean IMMEDIATELY. I contacted one after my children were put in their fathers care. Once they were removed I had no physical contact with them for two months, I was not allowed to even have a supervised visit on my daughter's 3rd birthday. It was cruel and torturous. I called my children religiously every day to speak to them and assure them that mommy will be back with them. Eventually after a month of being in my ex husband's care my children started saying things such as "I hate you, I don't like you anymore". Before that started all they would ask me was when they could come home, how much they missed me, they were tired of staying with daddy, etc. We had never used negative words like hate in our home, their father had manipulated them to say and feel this way towards me. My children were also young and didn't understand the situation. I don't even understand why I was under investigation when the allegations were made against my boyfriend. After two LONG absolutely torturous months they were back in my care but under the condition my boyfriend move out of the home and he have no contact. I cried all day, every night my babies were gone, developed severe depression, anxiety sky rocketed. My BF saved my sanity through that time, it was the worst experience of my life and those feelings will never be erased from my heart. At the end of the investigation it was concluded that no abuse Occurred BUT they filed a POE against my Bf (preponderance of evidence. Basically meaning they believed he abused them but couldn't prove it. My son has severe anxiety and ptsd from being ripped from a loving and doting mother. He has also since been diagnosed also with autism. His behavior, once I received my children back worsened which is why I sought medical help for him. CPS TOOK MY HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISTIC SON AWAY FROM THE ONLY PERSON PROTECTING HIS RIGHTS AND SHIELDING HIM FROM HARMFUL EMOTIONAL ABUSE! I understand there are parents out there with worse circumstances than mine was and my heart goes out to you. Fight them, document everything, if you cannot afford an attorney then you must do everything in your power to be your own and that means doing hours of research, it's a lot of work . BUT IT IS FOR YOUR CHILDREN, the single most important thing in your life. Do what it takes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Make sure you have people supporting you through it. To the woman who made this website....thank you. You are fighting against a corrupt system and doing a wonderful thing. Please never stop. The pain of having your family ripped apart is literally unbearable. You inspired me to share my story online for the first time with others. (this was only the shortened version believe it or not). Stay strong parents, and get those wonderful children who you love and are your life back to you!
  • dougeg Jul 27, 2014 @ 3:49 am
    hi i wanted to be a parent or a new daddy but i as a child had alot of child history with my parents abuse so on but then when i got older i moved out on my own and i lived with some freinds at the time they where good people but i did not know the family had a lot of records for child abuse what i am asking is i am a new father i want to have kids but will i be flag in someway because i live in some bad homes with bad people i dont want to have a kid then find out we have to get it taken away probly kill some people so is there a way of finding out if i am clear i am from calgary ab canada
  • 26busterkyle Jul 22, 2014 @ 7:46 am
    both myself and my partner now feel its time to fight back against the cps, my 2 young boys are aged 8, and 9, both have been placed on child protection for allegations of child abuse, not sexualy, but physically, there is no evidence from doctor's, hospitals, school, reports to back this up. it started with playground chit chat between pupils at school lunch brake. when a teacher overheard the wrong conversation, and thought that the boy's may be being abused. no evidence of this either, it seem's that as i grew up in a care home, that we are being targeted because of my past, they strongly do accept this to be untrue, although i beg to differ. i have had confrontations with them in my own home, and told them to leave, and not to come to my address any moor. the fight will continue, and will keep you all up dated to help others with the stress, emotional abuse, that the cps can case to your family.
  • kimora21 Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:25 pm
    CPS has done great work. Some people on this message board honestly should not have the right to have complete care of children, are you serious...your on drugs but you want a child, your homeless, but you still want your child??? children cost money they need love and affection and FOOD. Some mistakes have been made by the CPS but its not them that needs evaluation you need to fight against the foster homes and the places they go to so they can take better care of them when they are "ripped" away from there families. You want your children?? sober up and make sure no harm comes there way smh
  • EchoTarpeian Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:10 am
    A very worthy fight & cause... I have been following the devastating plight of the Lakota people who are especially targeted for unwarranted "neglect" as they continuously rip these poor little Native children from their homes, families and culture. There must be a way to stop this assault on the Lakota tribe, perhaps as simple as an after school program to keep watch over them while their parents finish their work days. It is so heartbreaking what is being done to our children.
  • 4smiles Jul 14, 2014 @ 8:23 am
    My baby was 2 months old when I reported that my husband had brought her home to me bruised from there visit together while seperated. I had waited 5 days to notify them till I had a restraining order on him keeping him away from me and my baby . I was scared to notify them right away because I thought they would think it was me so I took pictures of my baby's bruises and waited 5 days till I had a restrain in order . He was a marine and I had a past .I thought no matter what I said they would think it was me and I was so scared of him but I knew I had to report it.
    I trusted them and my family and I did all the right things and said the right things . I was the only one taking care of her I had my own place and kept my place clean I was trying to keep my head up and take care of my baby and do everything they say . One day they asked me to go to the doctor look her over and I did . The doctor had picked her up and patted her back a little bit to hard and my baby was screaming a terrible torturous scream I was so upset of how she patted her back and seeing her cry like that it made me so sad and scared for her I told her to give her to me right then .
    She reported that I was unstable suffering from postpartum depression and that I should not have her with me.
    I was married to my babys dad for three years while I suffered from abuse and got pregnant and then was left 1 month after I had her but I was on anti depression medication.
    Anyone would be sad but I was not a danger to my child .
    14 months ago my 2 month old baby girl was taking from me and never given back . She was put up for adoption and now calls my stepmother mommy and my dad daddy
    I am happy she is with family no matter what . I spend every day and night feeling a way I can not explain I miss my baby's touch and her smell and her smile.
    I am now 6 weeks 3 days pregnant with twins alone and I want so baby to keep them and raise them and I am so afraid of what could happen if I don't decide to hide my pregnancy.
  • rconnor111 Jul 09, 2014 @ 5:06 pm
    This lens brings out the bad side of CPS workers being human and making the wrong decisions. Being a parent this job would be hard for me.
  • lilman2012 Jul 09, 2014 @ 12:07 am
    i used to be on drugs and cps took my kids they didnt try to help me get help just gave me a packet and said thats what i had to do my baby was born addicted my brother reported me to cps when i went to have my baby at the hospital . my own mother showed me how to use drugs me my mom n my stepdad did drugs together .my brother told me he was moving to dallas to better his self his girlfriend and her family lives here in dallas so her mom let us stay in her house she had for rent . little did i know i was gonna become more addicted to the drug world. my brother knew the drug of my choice so he decides to start selling the drug and of course sell to me .... what a disgrace instead of helping me he made me worse ... well i got pregnant and smoked my whole pregnacy i then got my own place alot took place im cutting it short my baby boy who born addicted til this day doesnt know who i am all 5 of my kids were taken from me. when they terminated my rights i lost it i got more hooked in and out of jail .i was stabbed i was pistol whooped . they did a home invasion on me i almost died that day. there was this much older man who i was seeing but to me it was only to support my habit . i didnt know he caught feelings for me. cutting it short after my home invasion he moved me out of there and moved me to arlington to his apartment he kept telling me to clean up my act he started going to get on my nerves always in my face trying to tell me stop using drugs you are too pretty you need to fight for your kids . well i started to go to church with him and finally i just said enough was enough my body was tired i was tired i quit cold turkey from one day to the next i was done i have been clean since 2010 have not relapsed at all the taste is gone from my mouth . im glad to say the man up above helped me he redeemed me he gave me a second chance in life he has also blessed me with 2 beautiful kids my daughter who is 3 and my baby boy who will turn 2 in dec. since then my oldest daughter came home when she was 16 . then my 13 yr old got a hold of me on fb and told me about the abuse he was going thru with his dad its a shame cps placed him with his father who served 3 yrs in prison for almost killing me he has over 30 cases of domestic violence with all the females hes been involved with . and still cps sent my son to sanantonio to his abusive father well put it this way his dad went to jail my son sitting in an empty parking lot i paid for a ticket for him to come to dallas my sister in law picked him up and took him to the bus station n i waited for him here in dallas i had to put myself on cps to fight for him his father gave up his rights to me because he knew i had a lawyer and he was going to prison for physically and mentally abusing our son . then my 16 yr old son came home left cps care and came back home now my other 3 have been adopted since then the adopted mother has gave me visits with them but she cut me off because my kids were telling her if they can stay with me they were crying wanting to come back home. oh and the older man who helped me out stuck with me and we got married feb11 ,2014 yessss we got married lol hes the father of my 2 youngest babies.......we have a 3 bedroom house own 2 cars all to the man up above but theres 3 people missing which are my babies .... my rights were terminated with all 5 of my kids but i got custody of my 13 yr old there has to be a way for me to get my 3 kids back they are 13,12,5 someone please give me some advise..................
  • auntsony7 Jul 05, 2014 @ 2:01 pm
    I was extremely happy when I stumbled on this site doing more investigating. We had a "friend" of 13 years, 2 children for the weekend soxshe could "visit family" we were told, as we have done numerous times, since we first meet them when moved to our town. After a week and no answer or call from her and the principal asking why they were still staying with there aunt and uncle and when mom would be home. The principle who also has been very familiar with the kids and mom through CPS over the years, contacted them to inform with me again and no contact in 2 1\2 weeks at that point. We again went through the all to familiar routine along with the kids aunt. After a few months and back into routine there mother popped back in state and was incarcerated, CPS began termination of rights and we process of kinship foster and adoption. Enough was enough, while gone we had found again she had stolen from our home, her brother and others homes, to support her meth addiction. We were not leaving kids and CPS seemed to actually finally understand we are family and all they have. After a few months in jail mom was released. Kids both were scared as were we of what she would try. 2 days later, I receive a call CPS and several officers are at our house. When I arrived it was like pulling up to a horror film, the kids, my 1 yr old and my nephew were scared and lost then told taken next door when I got there. Was told they knew we had drugs in the house and where they would be. I told them to search house we gave nothing to hide. After 2 hours they found a back pack in my basement. Our foster girl when the kids were all asked if ever seen bag immediately began sobbing it was her moms and she was told to put it there the day before while we were at work. Officer said follow upon that, and CPS lady took bag out with cop to cawr, cane back in said all kids were being taken and we coiukd call family to get ours but not the foster kids they would be placed in new home. After 14 long days our kids cane home and CPS still this day 8 months ago can not tell me who cane to get the from our home that night and have not once followed up with us at all on anything involving drugs.
    In the e past 8 months we finally after 6 months of me and there aunt non stop calling and protesting we were approved for supervised visits, there mom has left state again on warrents and probation transfer. We found out our foster girl is 2 months pregnant. After I argued and demanded she be out on it knowing her past, when they were taken the other foster mother took her off the, for no reason. We are facing felony charges for her drugs in many house even after she testified was her CPS has stated. Nothing has been done to her, we can not get a straight answer on anything about kids, visits have been canceled last minute, communication through the girls cell I bought her has been taken away by foster mom,. Case worker has quit answering mine or aunts call or text, will not be available when we try to catch at office. The kids have been sending messages through mutal people. We are and will continue to fight to bring them home again!
    CPS sat with us when me and my husband promised kids and told case workers that no matter wh mlat we have been and always will be family, will take more than red tape and whatever else they through at us to keep us from them. The case worker told them as we were pulling them off of us to get in car they would be home when other kids cane home be a week to investigate and be back she was so convincing to them, CPS has continuef to lie to them about our visits, when could see us or aunt.
    We go talk to new lawyer and yes sounds more promising to be able to help us to show CPS everything we have documented they have not complied with along with all the bogus allegations.

    THEY ARE HERE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, AND TO ALWAYS ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT REUNITE WITH FAMILY. TAKING 2 CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE HOME AND STOPOING CONTACT WITH THERE FAMILY SHE DOES WHEN SHE IS GOING TO NEED US MORE THAN EVER.
    THEY WILL BE HOME AND CPS WILL EVENT I ALLY OUT OF LIVES SO WE CAN BE A FAMIKY AGAIN!!
    A bogus felony charge because of there mothes actions, is the new factor they say they can't come home.... Keep trying to find things , because we will walk right through that to get our family back again.
  • 14145202 Jul 02, 2014 @ 9:44 am
    During the  months that we had to deal with Child Protective Services, my son ran away from his placement twice; the agency fraudulently obtained funds from Social Security from my sons account; my daughter felt she was being pressured to tell the GAL "what she wanted to hear", essentially lying; neither of my children were allowed to speak with the judge in our case despite repeated requests; my niece and nephew were given drugs not rated for children their age; and my husband and I were considered "guilty" despite having the department non-suit our case and return my children, despite having no charges filed; my son's social worker actually told authorities at the juvenile facility she wanted him kept longer, rather than actively working to get him released.

    In no way do I support the Department of child and Family Services. Their practices are inefficient and wasteful - No criminal charges could be filed. If they spent as much as I did fighting the accusations, then it was about $12,000 down the drain, plus the cost of services required by both myself and my children, and the cost of their housing during that time. We complained but were directed to a department of the agency them selves, who of course upheld their own finding. 

    To this day, my children (now 19 and 21) display symptoms of PTSD from the time spent in the states care (and in my son's case, on the street and in a juvenile facility). 

    children are up to 11 times more likely to be abused and/or molested while in foster care than with their own families. And the agency put my children in that environment. My niece and nephew went to a woman who put them back in the hands of their biological mother who lost them to the state in the first place. 

    Abolish the agency in it's current incarnation. If the charge cannot be substantiated in a criminal court, DCF has no place in the families life without their request. The only thing that should be presented are voluntary services for making life easier for the family - yes counseling, but also parenting classes and so forth. The theme song should be "in the best interest of the family" as children will always do better when at home with their family

    if this sunset committee would like Evidence of wrong doing , we have recordings of their lies and decent in both interview clients and black mailing people, we have tapes of their so called appeals process which is a sham and false in there so called produce of evidence,  we have records of  their drugging of children under the age of six till they convulse and their sexual abuse while in care. if you want any of these records please contact ME 
    Anne -
  • jackie-masson3 Jul 01, 2014 @ 3:19 am
    my daughter is going through a voluntary care agreement with cps right now she left her daughter my grandaughterthats twenty months old in my care .For three weeks i didnt hear from any worker as to what was going on finally my dauyghter came to my house to have a family meeting to let me know what was going to happen . the worker told me that she was going to do a in family care agreement with me but had to do a criminal record check on every one over the age of nineteen i have a boyfriend that does not live with me but is in my life there was a red flag on his criminal record check and the worker emmediatly removed my grandaughter from my home she kept reasurreing me that it wasnt because of my check but because of my boyfriends .she didnt even give us a chance to explain the circumstances to the allegationshe removed my grand daughter its been over a week she hasnt contacted me as to where she placed my grandaughter i have called her many times and left messages still waiting for her responsei would like to know is there anyway i can fight her desition i have been involved in my grandaughters life since she was borne and am wanting her in my care while my daughter does her work to get her back with her what should i do
  • amandapotter Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:33 am
    I had my grandson and my step granddaughter in my care bye social work as there mum gave them up voulantraly and she had weekend visits and then on her 4 visit she did not return them so I phoned standby social work and they phoned me back and told me that the kids were to stay in there mothers care and I have tried everything in my power for answer and I keep phoning social work and keep getting told someone will call me back and I have had nothing I am concerned about my grandchildren and getting worried because I don't know if they are on ok could you please could u help me??
  • LindaJM Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:28 pm
    Amanda, you need an attorney; I am not an attorney and not allowed to have clients. If the kids are with their mother and social workers know what's going on, please stop worrying about the kids. The mother has a right to be a mother to her children. Why don't you work, instead, on finding ways to get along good with the mom so you can be part of the lives of your grandchildren?
  • dcortes77 Jun 24, 2014 @ 4:41 pm
    I was so happy to find this site. I separated from my ex-husband about eight months ago and we got joint custody which I now regret. About 2-3 months ago he had my permission to take my son for an extra day (wish i hadn't done that) he never showed with my son when i called the cops in turned out he beat me to it. He was trying to accuse me of child abuse against my 4 year old son. The police after several hours quickly realized it was a false report because he changed his story several times.

    I now want primary custody due to several other situations and tried getting the police report at the Police Station. It turns out i can not get a copy due to the fact that it was turned into CPS. I was not aware at all about this. I was wondering if anyone could help. Could this affect me in any way if I try to get primary custody of my son??
  • LindaJM Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:25 pm
    That's the kind of question you should be asking a lawyer. I don't know if it will affect you. I don't know your judges or your state law. I hope you can get some kind of written verification regarding why you are being denied the police report.
  • jen09_writes Jun 09, 2014 @ 9:18 pm
    I was so excited when I saw you here on Squidoo! I found your site several months ago when I was looking for ways to protect myself from CPS. They have not been called yet, but in my area they are showing up at neighbor's doors almost daily it seems. I really started looking for ways to protect myself and my family as a result of something my friend went through. I'll post a short version here for others to see how wrong CPS allegations can be:

    My friend ("Alice" for this site's sake) left her 3 year old ("Erica") and 14 month old ("Angel") with two trusted friends for ten minutes so she could run to the convenience store to buy milk. When Alice returned her friends told her that they had gotten a little rough with the baby right after Alice left and the baby had cried for a couple minutes but then seemed fine. Alice thought nothing of it and went about her day. She went to work and dropped the kids off at Grandma's house. Alice picked them up, took them home, put them to bed. The next morning, the baby's leg was swollen and so Alice took Angel to the ER. The baby's leg was broken and so CPS was called and both Alice and Grandma were allowed no contact with either child for almost 2 years. They also both faced criminal charges of neglect for not taking the baby to the hospital (although she appeared totally fine, walking, running, playing, laughing, etc).
  • nikkitucker23 Jun 04, 2014 @ 5:18 pm
    Hello, my name is Stephanie Nicole(Nikki) Tucker. My son Daniel MoonWolf Oekawa(Tucker as DCFS calls him) was taken from me at birth by DCFS under false allegations made against me based only on the fact that i was homeless at the time of his birth and had a dog that no one wanted the whole time while i was pregnant. These false allegations state as follows:
    "The child, Daniel Tucker's mother, Stephanie Tucker, has mental and emotional problems, including incoherence and confusion, which render the mother incapable of providing regular care for the child. The mother failed to obtain necessary mental health treatment. Such mental and emotional problems on the part of the mother endangers the child's physical health and safety and places the child at risk of physical harm, damage, and danger."
    "The reporting parting stated the the child, Daniel, was born in an alley in the Venice CA area. According to the reporting party, When Daniel arrived at the hospital he was still wrapped in his amniotic sac." (Which is another lie. My son was born inside the ambulance on the way to the hospital onto which the EMT pinched the amniotic sac while my son's head started to come out)
    "Further, the hospital reported that the mother did not have any apparent support network to assist her with the child's care and did not report to having any stable housing, as she was currently homeless. Further, the hospital staff advised DCFS that the mother was resistant to any housing plan or supportive living arrangement that the staff were attempting to arrange for the mother and the child" (Which is a lie because they never offered me and my son any help what so ever... if they would have then i would have said yes)

    Homelessness is NOT a crime.
    Homelessness alone is NOT a reason to take a child away from their parents.
    Taking a child from their guardian/parents because they are Homeless/Low-income is Illegal.

    I do not have a criminal record and i do not have a mental health record that states i have any sort of mental health problems..... i do however, have a mental health record that actually states that i do NOT have any sort of mental health or emotional problems, that i am perfectly sane and normal, that i am very intelligent and should go to college.... this is what two phsycologists told me and wrote in their report a few years ago.......you tell me, who is in fact the mentally and emotionally ill person here?
    i know for a fact that it isnt me.
    if anyone could help me in any sort of way, to get my son back and to fight these false allegations, that would be great. thank you
  • LindaJM Jun 05, 2014 @ 12:05 pm
    I created my website http://fightcps.com to help people learn to help themselves during a CPS case. I'm not allowed to help people individually as I'm not a lawyer.
  • amanda-rivera-5682 Jun 03, 2014 @ 5:47 pm
    Cps has ruined my life thinks to my grandpa telling his worthless lies he said to cps that my dad melested and beat me and my sister and my dad has court ruling paper's saying that my dad is inacent of all the charges well i got to go back to my parents but because my sister is mildly mentally retarded she didn't get to go back home and i have not been able to live with my sister since i was nine now I'm 31 and my sister is 33 and the state of Texas still has her and won't give her back since cps don't lesson to court paper's singed by a judge i still ask my self then what's the use of a judge and sadly that's no the end me not knowing that i was not allowed to have my own kids around my parents my grandpa called cps and told cps that i was at my parents house with my kids and cps took my kids away when i had visets my daughters Foster parents rubbed it in my face saying now we have a reason to go to toys r us and my sons Foster parents took my son to my visit in a car seat without seat belts and he was always dressed in pj's and when I told the judge about it yes it changed but they also put my kids up for adoption and i have my younger kids with me think god even tho cps is like bee's on honey with me they haven't succeeded yet think you jesus christ
  • saddgurl23 May 30, 2014 @ 9:39 pm
    I need help to get my sons name cleared from all this madness. My 7yr old niece (now she's 8) I would babysit her and my nephew. She had a lying issue, I caught her lying so many times. She would always complain how her parents wouldn't pay much attention to her. That she wishes that they would listen to her. Yet my sister would let her wear short shorts, skirts, and even a two piece bathing suit. She's a husky set. My sister would never teach her to sit like a little lady she was always flashing her underwear. Couple of times I had to remind her to cover up. Anyways, there were multiple occasions that both her and my other niece 5yr old(now 6) would follow my 10yr old son (now 11) to the bathroom, I could hear my son telling her "what are you doing? I have to go the restroom move so I can close the door." That's when I would step in I had to tell them to wait and to take a seat in the living room. One evening too, she wanted to lay down close to my son, since we were guests well we would sleep on the floor. She was getting mad, because she wanted to sleep close to my son. I was outside by the door and I could hear their conversation. My son told her if she didn't stop that he was going to come and tell me. So he came to tell me that she wanted to sleep next to him. I said "no, I am the one that's going to sleep next to him." As soon as I went to go lay down I threw my arm and part of my leg over him to protect him. Something told me that something was going to happen. Couple of weeks later, sure enough she accused my son of sexual abuse. I know my son I've never leave him abandoned, he always was with me. I've never had the luck of anybody to do me the favor on babysitting him. I was hardly going out because of school that I was going at the time. My 5yr old niece(now 6), I took care of her since she was 6mos. old, because my sister had leukemia. Nobody ever came to volunteer to help in anyway possible to assist with her. Ever since my sister was in and out of the hospital. CPS ended up taking her too placing her with my sister of the 7yr old. She would miss treat her curse at her especially the 7yr old would bully her too. It would break my heart because she would cry and hug me tight saying to me that she wanted to come back home. This all turned out to be lies, betrayal, and deceiving plan of CPS, my so called sister, coke head cousin, and an interrogator of a niece. Yet CPS lied to us and said she was going to come back home. They are full of shit if you ask me. My sons case got closed, but the hurt, pain, and tears that those people put us through can never be erased.
  • annestroh May 20, 2014 @ 12:38 pm
    I was a CPS worker for over 15 years and resigned my job at the point I was asked to do harm to families. I felt so stongly about it I went on all the local media and have continued to do so the last 2 years. I am happy to review any case and give advice to those who feel this system is failing our children. There is a reason for CPS and I have seen first hand why we need some sort of system to protect the innocent but the one we have in place is failing and greatly in need of change.
  • LindaJM May 20, 2014 @ 2:29 pm
    Hi there... we could really benefit from your help at my site, to answer comments there on the blog and the message board. Thanks for offering!!
  • portera36 Jun 02, 2014 @ 5:06 pm
    I am in need of advice. I am so lost right now. I am a mother and a grandma. My daughter has lost her son to CPS. CPS refuses to let me have my grandson because of a CPS case filed many years ago by my daughter against me and my husband. Nothing was ever found and CPS even said my daughters story kept changing. She has a habit of hurting those around her when she does not get her way. she has also told her CPS worker many lies about us. The CPS worker refuses to even talk to my about my grandson. I am so lost and don't know what to do for my grandson. We are more then capable of providing for him and giving him a stable and safe place to live. We love him so much and are so hurt by my daughters actions. She uses him against us and it is so unfair to him.
  • moverm Jun 04, 2014 @ 5:56 pm
    I could use your advice. Do you have an email or do I have to put info here? And I thank you for doing the right thing at personal cost (loss of job) to you.
  • LindaJM Jun 05, 2014 @ 12:09 pm
    Moverm, I don't like to give out my email address for two reasons. First, because I'm not legally allowed to help people individually or give advice on a case-by-case basis. Second - because I get way too much email and can't handle it all. So I put everything I know on the FightCPS site: http://fightcps.com ... and there's a message board there for people who want to discuss their situations with other parents who have experienced the child welfare system. A lot of parents also get help through our Facebook group.... but keep in mind, none of us are lawyers, and a good lawyer in your home area is still considered the best source of information and assistance.
  • brandon-weig Jun 06, 2014 @ 5:35 pm
    I have a question my girls daughter was sexually abused and they did a rape kid abd no dna came back I have ni criminal record with anything that has to do with childern. They decided that they wanna think its me but there aint anything proof and there telling my girl that if she continues to talk to me that there taking our unborn child and she wont get her other two kids back. Can they do that. There Iis no restraining orders either.
  • LindaJM Jun 07, 2014 @ 11:10 am
    Brandon, yes, they can coerce people to do things like separate from loved ones, by threatening to take their children. And yes, they probably will follow through on the threat if there's a reconciliation.
  • taraloveslillys Jun 09, 2014 @ 9:51 am
    I need advice please! CPS told me they were taking my daughter into protective custody because I was going to jail. Not only did I not go to jail but I was never and am not being charged with anything. My home was raided by federal agents and and the swat team and everything in it literally thrown around and I bet you could guess that My house was not given the same appearance it had before my home was invaded. It looked as if a tornado ran through it immediately followed by cps.f I wet my pants because an agent wouldn't let me use the bathroom right away. (They scared me so much I had never been raided before) My husband was arrested. He is step-dad. Also, I provided a UA in which they had me pee in a plastic hat. It was clean of course. I did not sign anything the day they took her and at the shelter care hearing I requested placement back with me. Denied. I've been depressed since the day they took her and I feel My rights have been violated. Most importantly my daughter was already in counseling because I had a three year cps case that was previously closed just exactly two months earlier. My daughter has already been through so much and throughout all of this she has had no voice or choice. This is traumatizing her is such a bad way. I feel cps is fighting against me because in the three years i was involved before I was assigned four different cps workers. This time its been 8 months and I'm already assigned my fifth one. I just dont know how or where to start but I know that I need to do something soon. I appreciate any advice. Thank You
  • nicci-griffitts Jun 10, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
    Hi I could really use some MAJOR help before cps takes ny other 3 kids for good they already got me to sign my oldest away. I need help. Plz
  • heart4truth Jul 03, 2014 @ 4:23 am
    Hello annestroh,
    I'm coming to the end of my case. And I don't have much time. I may cruelly need your help as my Atterney was talking to me about having my case reviewed my an out side social worker. As there has been many false allegations and word twisting to make me look unfit after I was the one that went to them for help to protect me and my daughter from DV had sexual abuse.. Now they are trying to make me say it never happened and place my daughter with her abuser her father. It's been a nightmare. I hope you can help. Thank you
  • heart4truth Jul 03, 2014 @ 4:35 am
    Hello,
    I'm thankful to find someone like you. My case has gone south and I do need a review.. Where are you located?
  • LindaJM Jul 03, 2014 @ 12:14 pm
    I don't do case reviews; I'm not a lawyer and don't have clients. If you want feedback on your case, visit our message board: http://forum.fightcps.com ...
  • momree May 20, 2014 @ 8:21 am
    A grassroots movement in KENTUCKY is starting. Our first official meeting is in Lexington, KY 1st Saturday in June 2014. Our objectives: 1). Restructuring the current ‘models’ used by CPS, Group Homes, Foster Care, focused more on holistic mind/body approachs in recovery. 2). Programs and Resources for families BEFORE a crisis. 3). Public awareness 4). Reporting abuses in the system (how to) 5). Parent advocacys and legal advice (currently not available to parents or pro-bono attorneys). And much more. For more information, pm on facebook … Val Williams, Nashville, TN, picture of electric and vibrant floral artwork. Kentucky is a large state. So far 'county representatives' include only five counties. If you have a a realiable vehicle (or a friend) we need car-pooling support. I'd like to see one hundred people at a minimum.
  • LindaJM May 20, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
    Please send me an article about this that I can post on FightCPS.... something unique that has never been posted on the internet before... at least 500 words. I would love to use my site to tell people about what you're doing in Kentucky. You can send the article to me by posting a comment on my site, on any page.... http://fightcps.com - I read all of the comments before posting them. I'm hoping for an article I can use on the front page of the site. This sounds like an important step forward in the fight against CPS injustice.
  • 26nezzerz May 19, 2014 @ 11:58 pm
    I have a five year old in a foster home he was taken from at six months old he was taken because I did drugs I made alot of mistakes but never had anything this devastating happen to me before. I feel like I been stuck with a knife into my heart I dream about my son every night he is on my heart the most I cry and have it hard at night I can't get over this but you know what every time I wake up crying after a dream of him I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to. Clear your mind from I can't I tend to take this sang up
  • amy-l-davies-754 May 04, 2014 @ 11:25 pm
    i hate cps they have stolen my children for money and made false allegations against me and they also sat in court and lied to a judge. i know what cps are like and not all children that have been adopted have a good life and i know this myself as i was adopted at the age of 5 because of sexual abuse but the cps took me from that hell whole and put me in another as i was further sexuallly abused by my adopted father and my adopted mother didnt do anything about it instead she blames me for what he done and for ruining her marriage. i have never had a mother or father figure in my life and ive had to learn things the hard way growing up and because of my traumatic childhood the cps have accused me of wantiing to physically harm my children just because of my traumatic childhood. ive been told i have to do therapy before im able to have my children all because theyve never had a case like mine with what ive been through in my life and im only 27 now and for 27 years ive been put through hell the only good things that have happened in my life are my children and theyve been taken from me and now have to suffer without their mother. cps do not protect children any more they steal them for money. if they really put the childrens needs first then they would actually do their job right and get proper evidence instead of all the bullshit they say and the slander of parents as they DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOBS PROPERLY!!!!!
  • 26nezzerz May 19, 2014 @ 11:58 pm
    Your right I hate cps too
  • May 02, 2014 @ 2:23 am
    I'm Turkish and we do not have a CPS. I used to think we have a lot of ground to cover as a community, but after reading this lens I can see that every culture has its own set of horrible demons to fight. Good luck to all parents and kids over there. My heart goes out to all of them.
  • 2envelopparadox Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:11 am
    nice lens
  • anna-hofman-98 Apr 17, 2014 @ 2:27 am
    Extremely interesting topic, and also heartbreaking to think so many families are split unnessecarily. The first step in the fight against cps is surely raising awareness - which is exactly what this lens does.
  • 26nezzerz May 19, 2014 @ 11:59 pm
    Thanks for contributing
  • 2envelopparadox Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:04 pm
    nice lens
  • oxpschautz Mar 20, 2014 @ 11:05 am
    I'm thinking of trying to help. I'm a grandfather and they are grown now also. I moved lost one of mine , but my youngest child's mother works aat a woman's shelter, and is a avocet and goes to court with men and woman. She says they jump though all the hoops and still lose. I told her I just was listening to a interview of a mich man that beat d.c.s. By bring about 30 people to the hearing with him. That the answer make it more a poblic hearing instead of the privet hearings the courts and d.c.s. Want invite all your friend and family to hearing . I'm looking for help to fight would like to hear how . I told my douthgers mother I would go to court with. Them in future and take name and #'s if it ok to pos my email it oxpschautz@yahoo.com
  • OUTFOXprevention Mar 17, 2014 @ 11:02 am
    Very interesting topic. Thanks for sharing.
  • 26nezzerz May 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am
    A little more studying of cps can help thanks for awareness
  • RozlynSmith Mar 02, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
    This site has helped me survive. My case was dismissed after 5 months because of my hard work. Since I did not file a lawsuit against social services this is what they are still doing to me. I am a single mother an upstanding moral person. I know this is going to sound paranoid but the following is true and I am very good at keeping record with strong testimony and documentation proof. After I won all of my kids back 3 months later Social Services came back in my life for no reason. All of a sudden I have cops at my door trying to implicate me in criminal report. I do not have one thing on my record. Social Services convinced and helped my 2 ex-husbands to lie to get a bogas restraining order against me to gain custody and move out of the county. It was only active for 3 months. They actually told my oldest child to lie and make up some police report claiming I beet her. SS had now a lot instore for a street nieve sad Mom. They have been stalking me ever since, to a serious degree to make sure they can prove I am a bad mom after the fact. I am a liability now. Drugs are planted in my car, no joke, drugs thrown and given to me wherever I go. I throw that Shiz out! I have been drugged some how because I do not do drugs or drink. I was then sold gang rapped or forced to have sex and beaten. That was a set up many times with new people coming into my life! The cops or FBI would not do anything for me, meaning they would not take one darn rape report, even for my stolen car. They also had people tell me that my daughter was rapped when I had her by the same people after the restraining order was in place. Now that the restraining order was in place I was forced to break it to tell the Dad. I am not joking not one social worker or one Sheriff office, police officer or the FBI would look into it and take a report. I had to get justice for my child any one would have done the same. Now the legal system had something on me. I was manipulated into a charge the layers tricked me. I have a very good reputation and a Federal License handling money. Six month later I then gave my children to their Dads because of the shame from all of the rapes, at least 30. My lawyer verbally abused me, convincing me I was a low life. Someone called him all the time saying I was spreading romors or that he was sexually harrising me or trading sex for work. Three years later now. My best friend and my now new husbands brother were helping us in family court. They were murdered/suicide about 7 months ago. My life has been in danger. I am asked if I am a whore everyday in Orange County, as if I look any different! They had to prove I am not a fit person so I can not sue. I do not even have my kids. I now have no one, moving from place to place trying to hide with my husband who is supporting us on disability because, he had an attempt murder of his life right after I met him. Thank God for him or I would be dead! No JoKE! The county tried to set me up on a sting drug operation and they failed. I was forced to sleep with some guy though. The county also has tried to set me up on a shoplifting lie. I have to represent myself because the public Defender was in on it. I am going to get it dismissed and then I will sue that store. If they get something on my record they destroy my way to make money. Every time I start working I am let go for a mysterious reason, having someone false allegation before the 3 months so I can not get unemployment. I have had a 10k psyc evaluation to prove I am not nuts but they tried that too. I don’t tell anyone this but I have a 6th sense, I don’t want to sound strange but I know what is going to happen before it happens to a degree. This is how I win, and the county is getting pissed they can not get me. I think it is time I get a lawyer to sue the county. I have so much ridiculous Proof of all of this messed up crap. I have copies of everything even Proof in writing my daughter was raped, she is afraid though. I have so many people too that I have been collecting for the future justice, if there are still alive or not in prison for not complying. My oldest is almost 18 so they are really ramping the it up. This is not a joke, I have no money, I need a lawyer that is willing To take this on a contingency. I am not afraid, but I am afraid for anyone that I talk too so I keep to myself. I am most afraid for my oldest. They only have a few months until my child turns 18 and starts telling her real story.
  • taraloveslillys Jun 09, 2014 @ 9:57 am
    My attorney told me not to be scared. That they might try funny stuff like that or bring up my criminal record. Dont let them scare you because they are there to handle whats IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN. Make them stick to the best interest of the kids not of themselves.
  • yoursfoolie Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:57 am
    I am sending the link to your lense to a valuable friend who has done much good work in this world (ironically, much of it with abused and underpriveledged children) and who lost ten years of his life and everything that made him happy behind the hysterics of an adopted teenage daughter. Way to turn your sufferring into liberation for others, sister ~ you go! Please accept my tearful condolences for the heartache I know you go through every single day.
  • Deborah-Diane Feb 10, 2014 @ 8:34 pm
    This is such a scary situation! It must be terrifying for the children who get caught up in the situation, too!
  • 26nezzerz May 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am
    It is I'm going threw it with my son
  • 3michi Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:50 pm
    What a wonderful cause and a horrifying thought.
  • Heather87 Jan 14, 2014 @ 1:02 am
    I'm going threw this now! Please read my story! My children were ripped from my arms three weeks ago! My husbands ex wife did this to us because 12 days prior we won full custody of his two children! Now his two children are with the grandmother while mine sit in foster care!! My daughter who is 10months old has bruises on her legs has lost atleast 10 lbs since her time in foster care and has the worse diaper rash imaginable! I'm afraid for her life! Look me up on Facebook or send me am email for the full story!! Keepthemsafe4@gmail.com
    Www.facebook.com/hart1987
  • 26nezzerz May 20, 2014 @ 12:01 am
    I'm so sorry this is happening please don't give up we are in this together keep word out
  • Titus2Homemaker Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:45 am
    The system is so broken. We've been on both sides (my parents were foster parents, so we've seen the needs of some TRULY abused/neglected children, as well as the after-effects of neglectful/abusive foster parenting - not my parents' but other foster homes the kids were in before coming to our home - AND we've been improperly and illegally "assessed.") Clearly, the system exists for a reason. However, it operates completely outside of all Constitutional bounds.

    Parents are assumed guilty until proven innocent. They're deprived of due process in general. And they are not permitted to face their accusers (whose anonymity is protected, while the ridiculous claim is made that it's CPS itself that is legally/officially the "accuser").
  • ChalhoubCassidy Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:37 pm
    This is a very informative article on child abuse and I think it's great that you're spreading awareness and working to help these children. Good work
  • jesslynn1990 Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:26 pm
    It is truly said that this happens in the states. I live in Canada and I actually work within the child and youth mental health sector. In Ontario we have something called Child's Aid Society (CAS) which I am guessing is similar to what you are referring to. In Ontario, CAS tries it's best to keep families together. The only time they will take a child out of their home is if they are in immediate risk of safety, health and/or life or there is serious amount of evidence providing the parents and guardians are neglecting, abusing, etc. Typically families will stick together and undergo therapy and counseling with Social Workers or Child and Youth Workers within their home. If the child ends up being diagnosed with behavioural or mental health issues (which is common for abuse victims) then they may be placed in a residential setting such as a group home to get additional individual treatment. Though away from the family they typically will get a lot of contact with family members, visits and even home passes depending on the type of program. I honestly think how Ontario has it set up is efficient, fair and beneficial. Obviously I have some sort of a bias opinion as I work with agencies so closely connected to CAS. I can say I have worked with a decent amount of youth who are involved with CAS and all have been allowed some contact (either be a lot or minimal) with their parents and families.
  • victim2 Dec 14, 2013 @ 1:28 pm
    Hello, I am googling everything to find out what I can do about my ex and his false allegations against me and what my rights are. He called a second time and my daughter was interviewed without my knowledge. She is in a mental health hospital for her depression, which is exacerbated by her dad bullying me and doing these things. She is a mess. The case worker told my daughter that she will talk to me on Tuesday. She talked to my daughter 2 days ago and the caseworker still never called me. I called CPS and warned them that my ex is abusing their system to get custody so he doesn't have to pay child support. He called CPS 2 months ago and that was the finding of the officer at that time and denied the case. I am finding that when they are called, they must investigate. I am accused of being a drug addict and that I smoke pot. I am going to an urgent care to take a 10 panel drug test today and hand the CPS worker a copy of it when I see her. I have zero drugs in my system. I was told by CPS when I called them that a false accusation is a criminal offence in Michigan. I am going to the Department of Human Services and in writing requesting the file. I am then going to the police and pressing charges. In the meantime, my daughter said that she will live with him to protect me from all of this drama. She has decided to do this and I can't do anything to stop her. She has guidelines for him that she sees me every weekend, every holiday and all summer. Well, off to prove I'm not a drug addict. If anyone has advice, I'm all ears.
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  • LindaJM Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:05 pm
    I have no idea who you are... I keep getting this message, but don't know how to contact you.
  • michelle-leonard-77715 Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
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  • TexasQueenMama Nov 05, 2013 @ 4:42 pm
    To Whom It May Concern:

    CPS in my state (Texas) has taken my husband and I's 10 year old daughter and temporarily (or so they say, and hopefully, it is true) placed her with a relative. Someone that used to be in our lives coached our daughter and told her all the wonderful things that would happen to her if she accused my husband of molesting her (because those things happened to this person when she did the same thing) and so my daughter told her school counselor my husband did those things, and as a mandated reporter, the school counselor had to call CPS. They came and talked to her at school a few days later, and by this time, our daughter came to us in tears (which happened the next day) and said that she did not mean to do what she did and she knew it never happened, and she even told the CPS caseworker that when she came to see her at school. About two weeks later, last Tuesday, the CPS caseworker called me and I called her back, and she told me that she needed to meet with my husband and I's daughter at her office and then walk to the Children's Advocacy Center and that she hoped to have our case wrapped up and closed by the end of the week. That was the first lie. The next day my husband and I's daughter went with the caseworker from her office to the advocacy center which is in walking distance of the CPS office. There, one of the advocacy centers worker took my daughter into a room to talk without me. Then, while she was in there, another advocacy worker tried to give me a book about how to help child abuse victims and tried to give it to me twice but I refused it and I told her that my daughter is not a child abuse victim. She asked me if she is a witness and I said no and told her that my husband and I's daughters school counselor accused my husband of doing something to my daughter that he did not do and she just said "Oh Okay" and walked away. Then a little while later, my daughter came out by herself. Then, a bit later, the Caseworker came out and got me. She told me that my daughter would have to go live somewhere else temporarily and I had like 2 minutes to figure out where (though she did not give me a time limit) but she was rushing me and I truly felt like she was pushing to be really fast about it. So, I had to call my sister-in-law Angie and tell her while she was in the bathroom at work. Later, my husband and I went to her work to tell her more of what was going on and she said she would call me when she gets off of work. During our meeting, the caseworker said the case should be wrapped up at the end of this week. Three times since then I have talked to her supervisor and, though he is a very not nice person, he is a bit more honest. He told us that they had contacted a police detective over a week ago, and that was the next stop in this process and that it will not be wrapped up soon. I was like, hello, your caseworker said differently. So, that was lie number 2 from her. What he did not tell was they do not contact the police department themselves, but they send the information through the CPS office in Austin, Texas to go to the Police Department. I found that out today when I talked to a police detective from our local police department. I got the number from my sister-in-law who got the number from our caseworker. I called the Austin, Texas office yesterday and they said they are unsure what paperwork they need to send and to who and that I need to contact my caseworker. I called her last night and today. She has not called me back. I called her supervisor and he made it sound like I was an inconvenience to his day and that he would have my caseworker call her back as soon as possible. She has not called me back. I called the local office and got the name and number of his supervisor and left her a message. For almost three weeks now, I have gotten the run around while my husband and I's daughter is out of our home and is wanting to come home. I also got written proof from my daughter saying nothing happened and she told the caseworker and the advocacy center worker that nothing happened and that she does not understand why she is not at home. If anyone can help my husband and I, we would really appreciate it and so would our daughter.
  • jmchaconne Oct 23, 2013 @ 11:26 am
    I've used your very informative your lens as a featured lens on one I've written on the subject. If you'd check it out, any ideas or suggestions you have to improve it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you!
  • bestseoblog Oct 07, 2013 @ 2:07 pm
    NOT TO MENTION

    the WORST PART ABOUT IT IS:

    The kids that really are being abused and need saved (molested, physical / emotional abuse) usually don't get caught! War against the child molesters or the sick people out there. Nope it's a war against young people, poor people, a parent that used to smoked marijuana, whatever the reason is. The real abuse never gets stopped! The reason for that is it's a lot harder to catch somebody molesting their child then it is to walk up to a young parents house and demand a Urine Analysis and if not yank the kid.

    They know they intimidate people, and they know who has the money / family to fight it. They go after the people who don't have pot to piss in.

    I know it sounds sick, but I actually had a plan when my son got took. I was going to take 2 loaded pistols into court with me, after writing a lengthy, emotional letter about why I did what I did. Then I was going to unloan on all DHS CPS Judge, lawyers, and the whole court room until I was to be shot to death by police.

    Yea I was really close to doing this and I wanted the world to read my letter about how CPS ruined my life for not giving me a chance with my son, yanking him out of my arms with no plans what so ever about giving him back.

    But then I decided if I did that it would just prove them all right, but I still hope they burn in hell.
  • bestseoblog Oct 07, 2013 @ 1:58 pm
    man I can't believe I found this lens. This hits home with me big time because I had my child taken or as cps would like to put it, "another child saved" . I fought for a long time and I was young but eventually I gave in to the impossible task at hand. Nothing was ever good enough, couldn't even get an hour visit without some lady with a clipboard telling me how I'm not a good person.

    Anyway I ended up signing my rights over because there was this foster family who took them because they always wanted a boy. My family thought it was the thing to do so I did it and the foster family agreed that I can still be in his life and see him.

    Only sad thing now is the Foster Parents split up and the Foster dad moved out. So now my son has to deal with the fact that I lost him (even though I wanted him so bad) and I was broke and young and didn't have a pot to piss in. Now he's got to deal with that and the fact that his other parents are split up.

    Rough road ahead. Can't wait to check out your page. Thank God for you making this lens because this lens is speaking for me as well. CPS has too much power, because I could of been a great Father.

    Thank you so much.
  • Colin323 Sep 11, 2013 @ 4:41 am
    We have an organisation in Britain: FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) who are a support group for all, including parents and guardians, falsely accused of sexual and other abuse. It is more common than you think, and causes untold damage to the accused and their families. A relative, a primary school teacher, was falsely accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour, which led to over a year of anguish until he was cleared and reinstated. I wrote a novel based on his experiences: 'Millstone' to illustrate how damaging these accusations are: easily made, hard to disprove - and a millstone for ever around the accused innocent person's neck.
  • patgoltz Jun 02, 2013 @ 1:17 am
    By the way, psychotropics cause children to commit deadly violence. I have seen evidence that the vast majority of school shootings, and other kinds of violence, were committed by people on psychotropics or who had been on psychotropics in the recent past. They are basically poison.
  • patgoltz Jun 02, 2013 @ 12:45 am
    Lawyers will almost NEVER do a good job on behalf of a family, so it is nearly impossible to get a "good" lawyer. I know about several cases where CPS should have kept their nose out, and it was very destructive that they didn't. They go after easy marks, people they can intimidate, so the best defense is to confront them calmly but strongly, and refuse to answer ANY AND ALL questions. They should be required to give you a Miranda warning. Anything you say will be used against you. They are in the business of stealing children. While I have known of a couple of exceptions, the vast majority are tragic. The government has no business intruding on the family in that way, no matter how egregious the situation. If there is physical abuse, let the police handle it. Otherwise, butt out. These entities have done more to destroy the family than just about any other influence, because people are afraid to discipline their kids, and an undisciplined kid is a prime target. Eventually the parents lose control, and that's when there is abuse. Just don't let your kids go anywhere where they can be taken and you can't protect them. This includes public school, because when you send your child to public school, you have just given them permission to take your child whenever they feel like it.
  • bestseoblog Oct 07, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
    You said it all. Some people don't understand it until they see it first hand that it is the most crooked evil thing. Take our kids give me a break
  • hntrssthmpsn Mar 25, 2013 @ 6:31 pm
    When my son was just a few months old, someone called the police and told them he was being abused. Through the grapevine, we later learned that the report had been filed anonymously by some neighbors who disliked us for unrelated lifestyle differences. Admittedly, we were the kind of neighbors who can be hard for some people to like! I was just 18 at the time, myself, and working full time and raising a baby... well, we were poor and short on time, prone to jovial loudness at odd hours and keeping a messy yard. Our friends were goodhearted but... colorful. Add it all up, and you had an offensive looking household, to some. It was also a very loving household, and Patrick, my son, was the apple of every eye in the house. I was so shocked when the police arrived at the door, and so generally timid by nature, that I fell all over myself inviting him in when he told me why he was there. Lucky for me, the policeman was a kindly fellow who took a look around, met Patrick, and announced within minutes that it was obvious the claims that had been made were baseless. Over the years, I gradually learned, from the horror stories of others, how lucky we were that night! My heart aches for anyone who winds up falsely accused of a crime against a child. Even just those few minutes that night were so frightening and shameful that I'll remember them for the rest of my life!
  • ohhlindsey Mar 22, 2013 @ 9:14 pm
    To Whom It May Concern:

    I realize this is an incredibly long email, but please read it. This information needs to be known. My name Is Lindsey Brown. On January 1, 2013, my boyfriend and I had a beautiful baby boy-Jericco Alexander Bennett.

    At 3:45 a.m. on the morning of February 11th, while I was sleeping, my boyfriend (Lyle) was feeding Jericco. Jericco was trying to put his hand on the bottle, but was inadvertently blocking the bottle from his mouth. Lyle attempted to hold his arm down and hold between Jericco's body and his own. In the process of trying to do this, Lyle heard a popping sound come from Jericco's arm. He immediately ran up to our bedroom, hysterical, and woke me up crying and saying "Baby I need you. I think I hurt him, I think I broke his arm. Oh my God I think I hurt my son." After trying to calm Lyle down and getting our things together (diaper bag, etc) we immediately headed to the emergency room. I called my mom on the way to the ER, and my parents met us there. They arrived around 4:30 in the morning.

    Once there, I noticed a medium length, thin bruise on the bottom of his left thigh. I later noticed that the bruise had a small smiley face at the top of it. After a set of x-rays and a physical look-over by the doctor on call, the doctor told us that it looked like what was called nurse-maid's elbow- where the joint or the tendon in the elbow becomes loose, and it often fixes itself. He also mentioned to us that often in cases like ours, because of the combination of what happened to his arm and the bruise, that a nurse or the on-call doctor would contact CPS to start a formal child abuse case. He assured, though, that it was obvious how much Jericco is loved and he would make sure all the nurses knew that it was not necessary to contact CPS. Shortly after this conversation, we discharged by one of nurses and told to just make sure Jericco see's his regular physician and have her send a report to the hospital. We left, and got home around 6:30 that morning.

    About two and a half hours later, my boyfriend and I received a phone call from the hospital asking to come back in. They said they had tried to reach us before we left but were unable to get a hold of us. We though that was strange considering we had been completely discharged by the nurse, and my mom and had stayed behind to get the baby ready to go and make sure we hadn't forgotten anything. The woman who called said that the pediatrician at the hospital wanted to take a look at Jericco and could we come in immediately. We were hesitant, and asked the woman if we couldn't just take him to his regular physician like they told us to this morning. She was adamant that we had to come in right away. So we got Jericco in his car seat, packed up the diaper bag, and headed to the hospital.

    When we got to the hospital, we were immediately placed in an "interview room" with a two-way mirror and a camera. Although were assured that the camera was off and no one was behind the mirror, it was still rather intimidating. We waited for about half an hour before a nurse came in and began asking us questions. She asked us to tell her what happened when Lyle heard the pop in his arm, which we did, and she also asked us to show her the bruise on his leg. We answered all of her questions, show her the bruise, and continued answering her questions for about an hour and a half to two hours. After we were done answering her questions, we met the social worker that would be working the case. She explained to us why she was there, and told us a little bit about what was going to happen. She also mentioned that there are times when the local authorities get involved, but she didn't see why that would be necessary.

    After meeting with the social worker, we saw the pediatrician who looked over Jericco. The nurse took pictures of the bruise on his leg, and the social worker observed the two of them. After we were done with the pediatrician, we were taken back to the interview room, where we sat for another half an hour before the social worker came back and told us she would be following us home to check out our house and make sure Jericco had somewhere to sleep and had a room of his own. When we arrived at our house, there was a detective waiting for use in the street, and our neighbor informed us she had been there for about twenty minutes. The detective introduced herself and followed us inside along with the social worker. They promptly sat down and began asking us questions again.

    We sat in the house for hours while they asked us questions, and eventually the social worker informed us that for the time being we would no longer be allowed to be alone with Jericco, and would have to have twenty-four hour supervision. After explaining repeatedly that Lyle's parents live too far away, that my father works nights and sleeps days, and my mother works a job that requires her to go in anywhere from 7:30 in the morning to 9 in the morning, and often times does not get home until 6 o'clock at night or later. The social worker called her supervisor, and they agreed to let Jericco go into daycare in the mornings until either someone can take him home, or someone could come home with us. We eventually settled on one of my best friends coming to stay the night with us during the week, and my mother would keep him at her house on the weekends. This went on for approximately three weeks.

    Two days after the initial incident, my boyfriend and I went to another interview with the social worker and the police detective. The detective called me the morning of to remind us of the meeting. I had mentioned to her that we were advised to seek legal counsel before we went in for this interview. I was about to ask her if we could reschedule, when she promptly cut me off and told me that us seeking legal counsel answers all questions they have and that we are guilty and promptly hung up on me. I called my mother to tell her what happened, she went down to the detective station and met us there before our interview. When we arrived there, the detective and social worker immediately separated us and took me upstairs to interview me.

    When they took me upstairs, I mentioned to them that I had brought the pacifier that we believed and caused the bruise (as I mentioned before, there was a smiley face at the very top of it that Lyle, my mother, my friend Rachel, and I all believe matched the Winnie the Pooh pacifier with a raised Winnie the Pooh face on the front) and the remotes we believed caused the pinch that caused the bruise. The began asking me questions while the detective typed up everything I said, and the social worker wrote it down. When they were done asking me questions they immediately stood up and were ready to go back downstairs. I asked them to please sit down and let me show them the smiley face on the bruise (they each had pictures) and show them where I believe it all cam from. They agreed to do so and let me show them what I was talking about. When we were done, they had me sign my copy of my statement and had Lyle go upstairs to do the same thing.

    After the first three weeks of the arrangement agreed upon by CPS where Rachel would stay with us during the week and Jericco would stay with my mother on the weekends, we were asked to return to the hospital's pediatrician again with Jericco for another set of x-rays. At this point Jericco had already had two prior sets of x-rays, a CT scan, and an eye exam to rule out ocular hemorrhaging. My mother and I took Jericco to the pediatrician for his the x-rays, where they x-rayed his right arm and elbow (where the original injury occurred). We left after the x-rays were done and were told they would call us with the results. A few hours later, the nurse assigned to our case called me and informed that the doctor and the radiologist said that Jericco had a fracture in his arm. They immediately called us back for more x-rays to check his legs and make sure there were no other fractures.

    Once we arrived at the hospital for the second time that day, we were met by the pediatrician and the nurse on the case. They informed us that there was evidence of a fracture on Jericco's right forearm and that the doctor was deeming the injury definite physical abuse. We were later joined by a different social worker, one I had never met before. She informed us that Jericco was going to be taken immediately out of my and Lyle's home and placed with my mother. Lyle was no longer allowed to have contact with Jericco and I could no longer visit him at daycare. I was also no longer allowed to stay overnight at my mother's house and could not see Jericco unless it was at my mother's house with either one of my parents present. This has been going on for three weeks now. The doctor also told my mother and I that there was no way Jericco got the bruise on his leg from laying on a pacifier and a couple of remotes. She made the statement that she could lay on a pacifier all day long and it wouldn't leave a bruise on her. When I mentioned that she was much bigger than a 6 week old baby, and that I myself bruise very easily, I was told that that doesn't matter.

    On March 5th, my mother and I took Jericco to see a pediatric orthopedic because we wanted the results from the pediatrician to be confirmed. The doctor took a look at his x-rays and said that there was no fracture in his arm. He said that the fracture had been in his elbow, it is healing, and the injury is consistent with the story I conveyed to him what happened the morning that Lyle was feeding Jericco, and all of this began. We requested that his report be sent the CPS social worker on the case, but she informed me that they need clarification on the report, however the doctor would be out of town until the following Tuesday and they wouldn't be able to talk to him until then.

    On March 19th, I received a phone call ant 9:49 a.m. from the social worker on the case informing me that Lyle and I had to immediately go and have a drug screening. My father and I had just gotten to the daycare to drop Jericco off, I had a sprained/chipped ankle and wasn't supposed to drive, and Lyle had to be at work at one and Lyle does not currently have his license (although we are in the process of getting it back). When I tried to explain all this to the social worker, she promptly cut me off and said we had to do it that day before 3:30. I again tried to explain the situation, but she continued to cut me off and say that we had to go that day and it had to be done that day before 3:30 p.m. I had no choice but to try to drive on a chipped ankle and attempt to get my boyfriend to work on time. He ended up being almost an hour late, and I was a nervous wreck driving the entire time.

    On March 20th, at 9:27 a.m., I received a phone call from the social worker at CPS working our case. She called me to inform me they would be closing our case. She said they have substantiated physical abuse and they have substantiated child neglect. When I asked how, she said that it was because the fracture in his forearm that the CAC (Child Advocacy Center at the hospital we had to take him to) found. When I mentioned that we had a specialist look at his x-rays and he said that Jericco's forearm was just fine, the social worker said to me that she talked to that doctor personally and he said that he has seen this injury in physical abuse cases. I told her that I was aware of that, because he said the same thing to my mother and myself. However he also said that he believed that this case was an accident and that the healing injury in Jericco's elbow was consistent with what we told him happened. The social worker simply said that we could go back and forth all day about this, but they were closing their case. She never did answer how they have substantiated neglect.

    I'm writing all this information down for two reasons. One- because I want to keep a record of what has happened for my own personal use. And two-because I need to know if there is anything anyone can do to help us. My boyfriend has been losing his mind. He is having a hard time concentrating at work, he is depressed and upset and his nerves are completely shot. Neither of us has slept well since everything has happened. And the worst part about all of this is that no one will listen to what we are saying. We have been told that all of our stories don't make sense and they just don't fit what the injuries. We have contacted a lawyer, but he has informed us that he cannot legally do anything until one of us is charged with something. My entire family is at a loss, we don't know what to do.

    Please, somebody, anybody, help us. We do NOT deserve this, and there are so many other families going through similar situations in North Carolina because CPS has TOO MUCH POWER. Our son deserves to come home. My boyfriend deserves to be with his son, and my son deserves to be with his father. Please, help us
  • tankkiller1 Mar 01, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
    I am going through a Dhs case and trying to get my grandkids back home. They were taken for a simple fix. A dirty house it has been cleaned up and now passes Dhs inspection. They are saying that my daughter she lives with us and her brother and sister. I have 2 grandkids a 5yr. old grandson and a 2yr. old granddaughter they miss their mother and don't understand why they can't come home. All they say is what we have to do is my daughter parenting classes and family counceling. Which is a stupid thing to have to do. They want you to talk about why the kids are not in the house and how you feel about it. My family doesn't talk much at all. We are quite people and keep to our selfs. My daughter is also the same they say she has to pertisipate in all activitys and talk how do you do that when you are not very social to other people. They still have not given back my grandkids back yet. They say it will be up to 3 months to get them back. My family is on ssdi how do you make trips to the next town once a week for 16 weeks and only have about 1100.00 in income and bills come to 1400.00 you tell me where gas for a vehicle comes from with that. I have no budget for gas . They say if she doesn't do what is on the treatment plan. She will have her rights terminated and they will be given up for adoption. I will not let that happen to my daughter or grandkids I love them both with all of my heart to let that happen. What places can I turn to get help to do all of this? No one where I live helps with any of this. And to top it all off is all they give my daughter is 2 hours a month visitation all together. Their excuse is they are short handed and have no extra help for visits. My sister has my grandkids it is called kinship. The bad thing about that is my sister thinks she does no wrong and is perfect. I am afraid she will give them the same attitude as hers. My sister is a snob to everyone. There is no one that is perfect in this world. I just need help on what to do to get my grandkids back home where they belong. Please help with ideals on a family that is strapped with money problems. I don't know what to do anymore I am willing to do anything to get them back home!!!!!!!!
  • linsm76 Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:22 am
    The public needs to wake up, and realize that CPS no longer protects abused children, they are vultures out to steal children for more funding, and then get PTR so they can adopt the babies out which gives them more funding. I have added this to my FB pages. One false report can have your children taken away, and then the H...... begins. If anybody thinks it can't happen to them, yes it can, and for no reason at all.
  • crystal-howe-90 Feb 03, 2013 @ 2:37 am
    I am a Mother of 2 young children currently being abused and victimized by DCS in the state of Tennessee. My children were taken from my home Feb 24th 2012. I spent 10 months in jail for false alligations,which was horrible, but the worst part of all of this is that my 9 yr old daughter (who origionally made the alligations, but later told the truth,that she said those things because I put her in time out in her room and made her go to bed early on a friday night) has attempted suicide and when ask why she did it, she said "because I want to go home with my Momma." DCS KIDNAPPED my children!!! They also removed my son (13 months old at the time) and kept them together for a few months, but because one of the foster parents wants to adopt my son, but didnt want to deal with my daughters issues have seperated them. My baby girl has had her world ripped apart by these people that sre suppose to protect children!!! DCS done a forinsic interview with my daughter which she changed her story by then,but the interviewer would change the subject when my daughter would try to tell the truth, or redirect her and remind her of her previous story (the lies). We had a two day trial where the judge was falling asleep while watching the video taken of my daughter. The second day things were going in our favor because of the lack of evidence from DCS, but the judge says "I have plans with my son tonight, so I want to get this over and get out of here." The judge agreed to allow visitation with my kids, even while I was in jail. DCS still wouldnt let me see my children! The judge again brought up that he wanted to get out of the courtroom and go spend time with his son and ruled against me. HOW CAN THESE PEOPLE DISTROY FAMILIES LIKE THIS AND GET AWAY WITH IT??? I am out of jail now and ready to fight with everything I have to bring my children home and begin the process of healing and rebuilding our lives and move forward. PLEASE if there is anyone that can help us it would mean the world to me and my kids. Thank you and GOD bless.
  • 1098tennineeight Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:03 am
    LindaJM apologies for my error - this page is awesome!
  • KImJolie Jan 24, 2013 @ 6:57 am
    A beautiful lens with full of information. :)
  • sue-cps Jan 12, 2013 @ 3:36 am
    My family has been victimized by the state of Texas CPS in Dallas county for a year now. We will soon be filing a lawsuit, and are seeking those individuals and families who will ralley behind us in our fight. Please read the whole story here suecps.us
  • 26nezzerz May 20, 2014 @ 12:03 am
    Omg thank you I will fight til the end for my baby
  • Deadicated Jan 02, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
    In my neighborhood we had a family that was keeping their kids in a dog crate in the backyard. We had to threaten to put the story (and a video of it) in the newspaper to get them to do their jobs here in the Bronx. A happy and fair medium would be nice; I commend you for taking on this very tough topic. In this day and age all you need is one person to lie and the other to swear by it; and God help you if you don't have the money to hire a good lawyer.
  • healthimage Dec 20, 2012 @ 4:54 am
    This is a really emotive subject and as a father of a young daughter, the stories I read about sicken me to my stomach. How did we ever allowed our society to get to this point?

    There were plenty of flaws in the pre-CPS way of bringing up kids, as I remember from first hand experience. But while I got a smack if I was naughty, my parents were not bad and never physically abused me. The short sharp shock of a smacked backside was good enough to let me know I had done wrong and it certainly didn't affect the way I grew up. If anything it made me a better person with a lot of respect for other people and the world around me.

    The do-gooders who want smacking outlawed need to be put over someone's knee for helping to bring up generations of disrespectful people who disregard society's laws. I see kids telling cops to go f*** themselves with no fear. Jeez if I'd dared to do that as a kid (which I would not have) I would have been given a tidy clip around the ear from said policeman and probably another one from my dad for being so insolent!

    So yeah, the CPS is a system gone very wrong and it has been allowed to happen by well meaning parents who overreacted to what they saw as a bad childhood.

    I also get that there are people on both sides of this argument who won't see it my way. It's the way of the world and everyone's entitled to their opinion. At the same time I can totally understand people getting really mad about this whole subject.
  • theonlycook Nov 16, 2012 @ 3:20 am
    heres one for you, CPS not doing their jobs, period, here it goes, when my ex and i first split she took my daughter and lived with a guy for 2 months, before she came back to the house after i moved out. When i got court order visitation my daughter was acting really strange, wouldn't take a bath (she was 3 at the time) thought it was weird considering i couldn't keep this kid from taking baths. so i took her to the doctor, Dr said i believe she was sexually abused, they called cps, and CPS went to my ex's and determined "clean house case closed" umm how does that have anything to do with sexual abuse? next i was cut by my ex in front of my child when she was 4 because i was following court orders on when to return my child. called sherriffs and they did nothing, but contact CPS they made my ex sign a paper promising she wouldn't attack me again. gave my child back...then when my daughter was 5 or 6 my ex shot herself in the arm, cps wasn't conntacted by police so i did, they determined clean house case closed. and she also had a 4th time they came out but i dunno who contacted them then but still same story clean house. how does having a clean house mean your immune to laws, or even that a child is safe there?
  • LindaJM Nov 16, 2012 @ 5:07 am
    Apparently she impressed them favorably, so they decided not to proceed. Before you call CPS again, you should read the lens about child custody and CPS.
  • randyg217 Nov 11, 2012 @ 8:59 am
    well...LAWANDORDER hasn't had the opportunity to visit youtube and type in CPS in the searchbar. but I give lawandorder credit for knowing it all and answering for everyone... especially for those whom have admitted to the fabrication of evidence. keep in mind the "required to by law" part, for a system that has no accountability nor any checks and balances to keep things honest >>wink
  • lawandorder Nov 09, 2012 @ 7:09 pm
    CPS investigators don't make allegations. Your neighbors, family members, counselors, etc. do. Investigators just investigate the allegations brought to them as they are required to by law. If you have a case open it's for one of two reasons: you either are abusing or neglecting your kids or you're associating with people that hate you.
  • LornsA178 Oct 18, 2012 @ 2:37 pm
    It's so sad that these things are happening to these kids. Your lens educate me in this matter. I never thought that CPS can just take your kids away even in false allegations. Thanks for this very informative lens. May God bless you and your family.
  • l-michelle84 Oct 16, 2012 @ 6:04 pm
    I am currently in a court battle with texas cps. They falsified affidavits and made their own false allegations on top of the ones my bitter apartment manager already made. I am a good mommy to 3 awesome boys and would never put them in harm. I am trying to raise money for administrative and legal fees to protect them from this corrupted system. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please share and tweet my link! Thanks.
    www.gofundme.com/fight-texas-cps
  • bestseoblog Oct 07, 2013 @ 2:02 pm
    Good luck god bless you
  • sunshine_smiles73 Oct 08, 2013 @ 12:21 am
    I have a new email address. For my new contact information, please send me a private message via my Facebook.
  • sandy-squire Mar 04, 2014 @ 6:24 pm
    I'm in the same boat....do NOT talk to them. Everything you say gets twisted in a court of law.
  • randyg217 Oct 13, 2012 @ 7:28 pm
    it isn't a secret that our tax dollars pay the people in these agencies. judges, investigators, caseworkers and those behind the keyboards and brooms. which leads me to beleive that more than just any of these up front... are involved in cover ups because they heard, seen and even laughed at how gullable "we th people" are. those in authoritive positions have carried this country, state, county and cities to embarrassment from their inexplicable ways. we pay taxes and there had better be someone to answer for why this country has ended up in the situation. if anyone is to lead me to believe that it is the parents fault in any way... got news for you !!! I am not the parernt of those in high places. it seems to me that either the parents raised their children to lay blame on the innocent, lie about there involvement, dodge their responsibilities and quickly find a scape goat,or they are doing this on their own. our country has had problems like this when my grandparents were just babies so if it is a parenting problem... step up and get ready to resign your positions because it was your upbringing that has compromised the system. if it is not a parenting problem... step up and get ready to resign because you have compromised the system. unfortunately... it happens to be the reality that nothing like this will happen. the families don't have the money to fight back. we are taxed and the people receiving the taxes need to be our protectors. HAH !! what a group of suckers we turned out to be.we are punched, slapped, kicked, bit, jerked around and pushed. NO we don't like it and I haven't met anyone who does. we are slandered, labeled or called names for standing up for ourselves. if these people are having a feild day in their position... can we trade sides with them just for a little while so they can feel the effects of these outrageous actions ?? after all, the police are expected to be zapped by a tazer before they use one. oh.. nevermind.... the effects of that is temporary. what is being done to us is PERMANENT !!! our money needs to be spent carefully.. not haphazzardly !!
  • randyg217 Oct 12, 2012 @ 4:52 pm
    CPS workers and investigators from across the country have misrepresented facts, excluded or omitted evidence and submitted fabricated evidence to the courts which have destroyed families. As if we have no right to exist. our families have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the country from outside threats. Yet the threat comes from inside the country. To what cause is the ultimate sacrifice made to the country... if the country is allowed (predestined) to destroy itself ??
  • JillY88 Oct 03, 2012 @ 3:42 am
    Interesting to read your lens. I have been seriously thinking about fostering children now for nearly a year, but my husband doesn't think I will be able to give them up when the time comes. Reading your lens has put doubts in my mind, I adore children, I have one of my own that is 24yrs, could not have more, would have gladly had many more but not to be.
    I understand that it must be difficult to cope with being accused of abusing your child when you haven't, but I think of all those children out there that are being abused, someone perhaps has seen something or heard something but does not report it, then you hear that the child is found dead.
    I am sorry to all of you who is going through this, but if I did not report something that I thought was suspicious and something happened to that child, I could never forgive myself.
  • Amendments Oct 03, 2012 @ 3:27 am
    Always Remember your Amendments ESPECIALLY the 4th!!!! These people think they can run every ones lives, and we as Americans cannot let this continue!!!!! DO NOT LET THEM IN YOUR HOME!!!!!!! No matter what they say, no matter how scared they make you, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! Please TRUST Me! NEVER allow them to convince you that they have your or your child/childrens best interest, that is the biggest load of crap you will ever be told, please be QUICK to LISTEN and SLOW to SPEAK, they want nothing more then to see/hear you fail......they will twist every word that comes out of your mouth so please be smart about what you say, better yet HOW you say what you say......its a mind manipulation game, BEWARE.....when you're done, sue the crap out of them, not the agencies per say but each individual.....agencies have a board of attorneys but chances are the individuals themselves DONT! I was ridiculed for 3 years for a woman I didnt know making a comment about my child, I referred to my child as a baby, and this monster held that over my head for not using my childs name.....I didnt know this person (monster) and would never disclose personal info like that to just anyone, but see what I mean, they CAN and WILL flip your words ANY and EVERY chance they get......4th AMENDMENT
  • erica-isaacs2 Aug 04, 2012 @ 2:39 am
    Today I was woke up to a deputy sheriff and a CPS worker at my front door wanting to check on my children because an annonymous caller reported they thought either my boyfriend or I had been abusing my two year old son. About three days ago we were walking down the road, (my boyfriend, me, my daughter and son) when our hyperactive nine month old puppy came blasting by and tok my sons legs out from uner him and the sid eof his face planted on the pavment. My son and I both have extremely fair skin and bruis badly or bruises show bad because of our skin tone. Someone saw the bruise on my son and reported me. CPS asked me to tke him to the doctor and have him checked out. When I got there CPS had already spoken to the doctor saying that they thought there were finger print marke on the sid eof his head. The doctor walked in nd first thing she said was, "We have an eyewitness that saw what happened so you are better off just telling the truth." Mind you this is before I had even said one word to her. I felt like I was being set up from the start. They then looked at y son and said while there is no evidence consistent with him having been slapped refering to injuries inside the mouth, ear and nose, it looks like there are fingerprints. They proceeded to take my son from my custody and took me to the courthouse where they interogated me for over an hour saying that my boyfriend had to have hit him and that i was lieing to them. Then they brought my boyfriend in and interogated him saying he hated my children and that if he admitts he made a mistake the courts will be more leinent. I told them to ask my fouryear old daughter what happened several times because she saw it nd tells everyone, they ignored me. What they say are fingerprints are veins on my suns head which also suffered bruising from the fall. They have treated us guilty from the start and have done nothing in the sorts of a real investigation. They say my boyfriend hit him, well why ddnt they take a print or measurment of his hand to compare or even look at his hand for any markings consistent with slapping a child hard enough to leave a massive bruise. I feel they had no ground to take my son seeing i have never been in any trouble with the law or so much as even had a traffic ticket, not to mention this is my first run in with cps ever and I gave them my full cooperation. I am beside myself and dont know what to do. I have a hearing on tuesday to see what they will decide, but I already know they are against me and out to say I am either abusing or letting them abuse my son.
  • LindaJM Aug 04, 2012 @ 2:10 pm
    I'm so sorry. This is typical of how false accusations happen. I hope you stand strong and get a good lawyer to help you with this case. Please join us on the FightCPS message board where there are other parents to support you thought this.
  • erica-isaacs2 Aug 04, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
    I just joined the FightCPS message board I thankyou for your support. I am lucky that they placed my children in my mothers custody, and the more I look into all of this, I cannot believe they think they had gounds for taking my children. Their case is weak and their investigation was not thorough at all I just hope i can get this over with soon and once I do I plan to sue my county and CPS.
  • erica-isaacs2 Aug 06, 2012 @ 1:21 am
    So they basically gave me one day to prepare for myy case with an attouny seeing as they kept me in the sheriffs office until after five on friday and then I have had to wait through the whole weekend. We have been doing a lot of research on what to do such as testimonies again needing shelter care being written to be presented to the court along with having the witnesses attend court to support me. I have also wrote down all of the missing peices in their case against us as well as the inconsistancies. My biggest worry is that if I cannot find a lawyer on my own that the court appointed attouny may actually play against me. I live in a very small town, population about 4,500 and it sadly is very well known for having the "good ol' boys." Do you have any advice for my hearing on Tuuesday, its a shelter care hearing.
  • sandy-squire Mar 04, 2014 @ 6:31 pm
    10 years ago my lawyer fctd me . The lawyer has a case for a year if you are found guilty. Just do not talk to them.Every word you say or your children will be twisted in a court of law.AMEN

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  • mmoorelarson Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:55 pm
    i am 26 years and a mother of a little girl. my baby girl was born on September 23, 2011. i had her at a hospital two days later cps came to my hospital room. cps casework has questions about that did u see your boyfriend get mad a baby i told no but they took my baby girl gave her to my mom for temproy custody of her . they are afaird of my boyfriend hurting or yelling around our baby while she is at home with us. my mom want me to put my baby in for adoption at first while i was pregnant but i refuse to. she told me a disblilty person or have mood swigs cant raise a baby she afraird that i go off on the baby but that not true at all. i been babysitting kids before i was pregnant. i help a girl out so why the consume something that i never did. cps people our wrong doing that. they should let me go with they baby and do a investigation at our house at the same time while baby is with us. i cant raise her i have problems but everyone does. i am praying everyday she be home with us the first time. this will be her first time being home with us. i never got chance to be a mother and he never got a chance to be a father to a sweet little girl. i want everyone to know that.
  • mmp1120 Jul 03, 2012 @ 9:31 am
    I am 26 yo and a mother of 2 children. I let my children go to Vacation Bible School with my grandparents, and my son left on Friday June 1, 2012, and my daughter left on Sunday, June 3, 2012. My grandparents came and picked them up. The following Monday, June 11, 2012, my family had an "Intervention" , even though I kept telling them that I wasnt on drugs. Because I was skinny they said I was doing 'meth'. They also told me that it wasnt a 'drug-rehab' that it was just for some 'me time'! I went because my mother told me that she would get CPS involved if I didnt and that "the consequences would be great" if I didnt go. After a few days of continous drug and AA classes that I didnt need, and missing my family terribly, I left and came back home. Upon my return, my family wouldnt tell me where my children were, and every time I went to their house, they werent there. I finally got the police involved and filed a felony warrant on my mother for interference with custody. Then I recieved a phone call stating that I needed to come 'talk about this situation' with a CPS worker. It ended up that my mother said that I abandoned my children and that my whereabouts were unknown and that my children had been living with her since June 1. I ended up going into a pre-trial that I was totally unprepared for, and my mother had obviously been planning for. The judge ruled in her favor, and gave her temporary custdy. Ive passed my drug test and I didnt abandon my children, they came and picked them up from my house!! If anyone has any advise, it would be greatly appreciated! I feel so helpless and alone! I love both of my children and miss them terribly and want them back with me asap! How can they do this based all upon an assumption?! Just because my mother is older doesnt mean she knows whats best for my children, shes had her chance with hers, and all I want is that same chance! I feel like its 'guilty until roven innocent in a court of law' is a more true statement in this day and age! Please keep me and my two beautiful children in your thoughts and prayers, we really need it right now! They are only 7 and 4!!
  • AmericanCitizen Jul 04, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
    You've been railroaded by your own mother! She may have meant well but does she have all the facts? Clean drug tests? Good doctor's report? You should try to get a doctor on your side. If there's a hearing in court, don't sign any guilty pleas or stipulations or you'll be giving up your opportunity for a real TRIAL. Register at the FightCPS message board forum for feedback on your case... from advocates and other parents who have been through this.

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