Note from the Fight CPS webmaster: This is a very important report written by a Senator in Georgia. Please read the entire report, download the PDF, print it to give to your lawyers, caseworkers, local newspaper editors, state and federal senators and congressmen, CASA workers in your area, and whoever else you believe might benefit from reading the truth about CPS from the viewpoint of a Senator. Though this Senator is from Georgia, her report is about all state child protective services agencies. Thank-you, Senator Schaefer, for investigating and writing this report! – ljm

Report of Senator Schaefer
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From the legislative desk of Senator Nancy Schaefer 50th District of Georgia

November 16, 2007

THE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES


BY: Nancy Schaefer
Senator, 50th District

My introduction into child protective service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining state who called me with her tragic story. Her two granddaughters had been taken from her daughter who lived in my district. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see her children again she should sign a paper and give up her children. Frightened and young, the daughter did. I have since discovered that parents are often threatened into cooperation of permanent separation of their children.

The children were taken to another county and placed in foster care. The foster parents were told wrongly that they could adopt the children. The grandmother then jumped through every hoop known to man in order to get her granddaughters. When the case finally came to court it was made evident by one of the foster parent’s children that the foster parents had, at any given time, 18 foster children and that the foster mother had an inappropriate relationship with the caseworker.

In the courtroom, the juvenile judge, acted as though she was shocked and said the two girls would be removed quickly. They were not removed. Finally, after much pressure being applied to the Department of Family and Children Services of Georgia (DFCS), the children were driven to South Georgia to meet their grandmother who gladly drove to meet them. After being with their grandmother two or three days, the judge, quite out of the blue, wrote up a new order to send the girls to their father, who previously had no interest in the case and who lived on the West Coast. The father was in “adult entertainment”. His girlfriend worked as an “escort” and his brother, who also worked in the business, had a sexual charge brought against him.

Within a couple of days the father was knocking on the grandmother’s door and took the girls kicking and screaming to California.

The father developed an unusual relationship with the former foster parents and soon moved back to the southeast, and the foster parents began driving to the father’s residence and picking up the little girls for visits. The oldest child had told her mother and grandmother on two different occasions that the foster father molested her.

To this day after five years, this loving, caring blood relative grandmother does not even have visitation privileges with the children. The little girls are in my opinion permanently traumatized and the young mother of the girls was so traumatized with shock when the girls were first removed from her that she has not recovered.

Throughout this case and through the process of dealing with multiple other mismanaged cases of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), I have worked with other desperate parents and children across the state because they have no rights and no one with whom to turn. I have witnessed ruthless behavior from many caseworkers, social workers, investigators, lawyers, judges, therapists, and others such as those who “pick up” the children. I have been stunned by what I have seen and heard from victims all over the state of Georgia.

In this report, I am focusing on the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). However, I believe Child Protective Services nationwide has become corrupt and that the entire system is broken almost beyond repair. I am convinced parents and families should be warned of the dangers.

The Department of Child Protective Services, known as the Department of Family and Children Service (DFCS) in Georgia and other titles in other states, has become a “protected empire” built on taking children and separating families. This is not to say that there are not those children who do need to be removed from wretched situations and need protection. This report is concerned with the children and parents caught up in “legal kidnapping,” ineffective policies, and DFCS who do does not remove a child or children when a child is enduring torment and abuse. (See Exhibit A and Exhibit B)

In one county in my District, I arranged a meeting for thirty-seven families to speak freely and without fear. These poor parents and grandparents spoke of their painful, heart wrenching encounters with DFCS. Their suffering was overwhelming. They wept and cried. Some did not know where their children were and had not seen them in years. I had witnessed the “Gestapo” at work and I witnessed the deceitful conditions under which children were taken in the middle of the night, out of hospitals, off of school buses, and out of homes. In one county a private drug testing business was operating within the DFCS department that required many, many drug tests from parents and individuals for profit. In another county children were not removed when they were enduring the worst possible abuse. Due to being exposed, several employees in a particular DFCS office were fired. However, they have now been rehired either in neighboring counties or in the same county again. According to the calls I am now receiving, the conditions in that county are returning to the same practices that they had before the light was shown on their deeds. Having worked with probably 300 cases statewide, I am convinced there is no responsibility and no accountability in the system.

I have come to the conclusion:

· that poor parents often times are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;

· that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are always to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;

· that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while they are at work and while their children are separated from them. This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children;

· that caseworkers and social workers are oftentimes guilty of fraud. They withhold evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights. However, when charges are made against them, the charges are ignored;

· that the separation of families is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;

· that Child Protective Service and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid! There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, court personnel, and judges. There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that social workers are the glue that holds “the system” together that funds the court, the child’s attorney, and the multiple other jobs including DFCS’s attorney.

· that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion by President Bill Clinton, offered cash
“bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sell and you must have plenty of them so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 bonus for each child adopted and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;

· that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. When a child in foster care is placed with a new family then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved;

· that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together;

· that the incentive for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared and who in protective services will step up to the plate and say, “This must end!” No one, because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer;

· that the “Policy Manuel” is considered “the last word” for DFCS. However, it is too long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;

· that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there might be a greater need for protective services, but today all children are not always safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care and the head of a Foster Parents Association in my District was recently arrested because of child molestation;

· that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no option, will divorce and then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do anything to get their children home with them.

· fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are oftentimes treated as criminals without access to their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life out of them;

· that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not bring out that a foster parent is there only to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many Foster Parents today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system;

· that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims, parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services.

· that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia trying to get custody of their grandchildren. DFCS claims relatives are contacted, but there are cases that prove differently. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to their heirs.

· that The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population.

· That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.

FINAL REMARKS

On my desk are scores of cases of exhausted families and troubled children. It has been beyond me to turn my back on these suffering, crying, and sometimes beaten down individuals. We are mistreating the most innocent. Child Protective Services have become adult centered to the detriment of children. No longer is judgment based on what the child needs or who the child wants to be with or what is really best for the whole family; it is some adult or bureaucrat who makes the decisions, based often on just hearsay, without ever consulting a family member, or just what is convenient, profitable, or less troublesome for a director of DFCS.

I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9

Please continue to read:

Recommendations
Exhibit A
Exhibit B

RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Call for an independent audit of the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) to expose corruption and fraud.

2. Activate immediate change. Every day that passes means more families and children are subject to being held hostage.

3. End the financial incentives that separate families.

4. Grant to parents their rights in writing.

5. Mandate a search for family members to be given the opportunity to adopt their own relatives.

6. Mandate a jury trial where every piece of evidence is presented before removing a child from his or her parents.

7. Require a warrant or a positive emergency circumstance before removing children from their parents. (Judge Arthur G. Christean, Utah Bar Journal, January, 1997 reported that “except in emergency circumstances, including the need for immediate medical care, require warrants upon affidavits of probable cause before entry upon private property is permitted for the forcible removal of children from their parents.”)

8. Uphold the laws when someone fabricates or presents false evidence. If a parent alleges fraud, hold a hearing with the right to discovery of all evidence.

Senator Nancy Schaefer
50th District of Georgia

EXHIBIT A

December 5, 2006
Jeremy’s Story

( Some names withheld due to future hearings)
As told to Senator Nancy Schaefer by Sandra (XXXX), a foster parent of Jeremy for 2 +½ years.

My husband and I received Jeremy when he was 2 weeks old and we have been the only parents he has really ever known. He lived with us for 27 months. (XXXX) is the grandfather of Jeremy, and he is known for molesting his own children, for molesting Jeremy and has been court ordered not to be around Jeremy. (XXXX) is the mother of Jeremy, who has been diagnosed to be mentally ill, and also is known to have molested Jeremy. (XXXX) and Jeremy’s uncle is a registered sex offender and (XXXX) is the biological father, who is a drug addict and alcoholic and who continues to be in and out of jail. Having just described Jeremy’s world, all of these adults are not to be any part of Jeremy’s life, yet for years DFCS has known that they are. DFCS had to test (XXXX) (the grandfather) and his son (XXXX) (the uncle) and (XXXX) to determine the real father. (XXXX) is the biological father although any of them might have been. In court, it appeared from the case study, that everyone involved knew that this little boy had been molested by family members, even by his own mother, (XXXX). In court, (XXX), the mother of Jeremy, admitted to having had sex with (XXXX) (the grandfather) and (XXXX) (her own brother) that morning. Judge (XXXX) and DFCS gave Jeremy to his grandmother that same day. (XXXX), the grandmother, is over 300 lbs., is unable to drive, and is unable to take care of Jeremy due to physical problems. She also has been in a mental hospital several times due to her behavior. Even though it was ordered by the court that the grandfather (XXXX), the uncle (XXXX) (a convicted sex offender), (XXXX) his mother who molested him and (XXXX) his biological father, a convicted drug addict, were not to have anything to do with the child, they all continue to come and go as they please at (XXXX address), where Jeremy has been “sentenced to live” for years. This residence has no bathroom and little heat. The front door and the windows are boarded. (See pictures) This home should have been condemned years ago. I have been in this home. No child should ever have to live like this or with such people. Jeremy was taken from us at age 2 +½ years after (XXXX) obtained attorney (XXXX), who was the same attorney who represented him in a large settlement from an auto accident. I am told, that attorney (XXXX), as grandfather’s attorney, is known to have repeatedly gotten (XXXX) off of several criminal charges in White County. This is a matter of record and is known by many in White County. I have copies of some records. (XXXX grandfather), through (XXXX attorney’s) work, got (XXXX), the grandmother of Jeremy, legal custody of Jeremy. (XXXX grandfather) who cannot read or write also got his daughter (XXXX) and son (XXXX) diagnosed by government agencies as mentally ill. (XXXX grandfather), through legal channels, has taken upon himself all control of the family and is able to take possession of any government funding coming to these people.

It was during this time that Jeremy was to have a six-month transitional period between (XXXX grandmother) and my family as we were to give him up. The court ordered agreement was to have been 4 days at our house and 3 days at (XXXX grandmother). DFCS stopped the visits within 2 weeks. The reason given by DFCS was the child was too traumatized going back and forth. In truth, Jeremy begged us and screamed never to be taken back to (XXXX his grandmother) house, which we have on video. We, as a family, have seen Jeremy in stores time to time with (XXXX grandmother) and the very people he is not to be around. At each meeting Jeremy continues to run to us wherever he sees us and it is clear he is suffering. This child is in a desperate situation and this is why I am writing, and begging you Senator Schaefer, to do something in this child’s behalf. Jeremy can clearly describe in detail his sexual molestation by every member of this family and this sexual abuse continues to this day.

When Jeremy was 5 years of age I took him to Dr. (XXXX) of Habersham County who did indeed agree that Jeremy’s rectum was black and blue and the physical damage to the child was clearly a case of sexual molestation.

Early in Jeremy’s life, when he was in such bad physical condition, we took him to Egleston Children Hospital where at two months of age therapy was to begin three times a week. DFCS decided that the (XXXX grandparent family) should participate in his therapy. However, the therapist complained over and over that the (XXXX grandparent family) would not even wash their hands and would cause Jeremy to cry during these sessions. (XXXX the grandmother), after receiving custody no longer allowed the therapy because it was an inconvenience. The therapist reported that this would be a terrible thing to do to this child. Therapy was stopped and it was detrimental to the health of Jeremy. During (XXXX grandmother) custody, (XXXX uncle) has shot Jeremy with a BB gun and there is a report at (XXXX) County Sheriff’s office. There are several amber alerts at Cornelia Wal-Mart, Commerce Wal-Mart, and a 911 report from (XXXX) County Sheriff’s Department when Jeremy was lost. (XXXX grandmother), to teach Jeremy a lesson, took thorn bush limbs and beat the bottoms of his feet. Jeremy’s feet got infected and his feet had to be lanced by Dr. (XXXX). Then Judy called me to pick him up after about 4 days to take back him to the doctor because of intense pain. I took Jeremy to Dr. (XXXX) in Gainesville. Dr. (XXXX) said surgery was needed immediately and a cast was added. After returning home, (XXXX), his grandfather and (XXXX), his uncle, took him into the hog lot and allowed him to walk in the filth.

Jeremy’s feet became so infected for a 2nd time that he was again taken back to Dr. (XXXX) and the hospital. No one in the hospital could believe this child’s living conditions. Jeremy is threatened to keep quiet and not say anything to anyone. I have videos, reports, arrest records and almost anything you might need to help Jeremy. Please call my husband, Wendell, or me at any time.

Sandra and (XXXX) husband (XXXX)

EXHIBIT B

Failure of DFCS to remove six desperate children

A brief report regarding six children that Habersham County DFCS director failed to remove as disclosed to Senator Nancy Schaefer by Sheriff Deray Fincher of Habersham County.

Sheriff Deray Fincher, Chief of Police Don Ford and Chief Investigator Lt. Greg Bowen Chief called me to meet with them immediately, which I did on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Sheriff Fincher, after contacting the Director of Habersham County DFCS several times to remove six children from being horribly abused, finally had to get a court order to remove the children himself with the help of two police officers.

The children, four boys and two girls, were not just being abused; they were being tortured by a monster father.

The six children and a live in girl friend were terrified of this man, the abuser. The children never slept in a bed, but always on the floor. The place where they lived was unfit for human habitation.

The father on one occasion hit one of the boys across his head with a bat and cut the boy’s head open. The father then proceeded to hold the boy down and sew up the child’s head with a needle and red thread. However, even with beatings and burnings, this is only a fraction of what the father did to these children and to the live-in girlfriend.

Sheriff Fincher has pictures of the abuse and condition of one of the boys and at the writing of this report, he has the father in jail in Habersham County.

It should be noted that when the DFCS director found out that Sheriff Fincher was going to remove the children, she called the father and warned him to flee.

This is not the only time this DFCS director failed to remove a child when she needed to do so. (See Exhibit A)

The egregious acts and abhorrent behavior of officials who are supposed to protect children can no longer be tolerated.

Senator Nancy Schaefer
50th District of Georgia

(originally posted 12/5/07 at FightCPS.Com)

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106 Responses to Report of Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer on CPS Corruption

  1. Susan says:

    Thank God for this Senator! We finally have somebody who is telling the public the truth about this outrage known as CPS! I’ve already sent her an email with my story & she wrote back saying she received it. The mainstream media needs to stand up and take notice of this bureaucratic abuse and justice needs to be served for all the children and parents who are victims!

  2. Michele says:

    I just wanted to thank Senator Schaefer for paying attention to the details of these cases and hope she can do something to change this from ever happening again to these poor families. I have to agree with her that most are targeted because they have no money, but just look what it does to the children and the parents. What an injustice to them all, and uncalled for. They are putting these children in harms way and it needs to stop now!..Thank you.

  3. Charmaine says:

    This has been an issue for as long as CPS existed. I experienced dealing with them once when a guy who was angry that I wouldn’t go out with them, called CPS on me and lied to the hilt.

    CPS showed up at my door, but she could clearly see my kids were fine and fed.

  4. Valerie says:

    I agree! Thank goodness someone in the government is telling it like it is! We know CPS is a corrupt system; now others should know it, too. Hopefully, Senator Schaefer can raise more awareness in the Senate with this report. I am going to share my story with her. I only hope those poor children in the report are still alive.

  5. Sandy says:

    This was such a blessing to see that there is someone in government who sees what is going on with CPS. I keep asking myself if we are really living in America because it sure doesn’t feel like it. Please help the parents and grandparents with federal legislation and reform. I live in Texas and it is the same here.

  6. Robert Podlaski says:

    i have emailed this senator and list her responses here:

    Subject: Re: cps injustice
    Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 22:15:57 -0500

    You are doing a lot.
    Thank you, and thank you for writing.
    CPS is completely out of control.
    It needs to be abolished.
    Keep doing what you are doing.
    God bless you.
    Nancy Schaefer

    Senator Nancy Schaefer
    50th District
    P.O. Box 294
    Turnerville, Georgia 30580
    706-754-1998 Phone
    706-754-1803 Fax

    323 B CLOB
    18 Capitol Square, SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    404-463-1367
    Tel: 706-754-1998
    Fax: 706-754-1803

    323- A Coverdell Office Bldg.
    18 Capitol Square,S.W.
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    Tel: 404-463-1367
    Fax: 404-463-1388

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “stetson623″
    To: “Senator Nancy Schaefer”
    Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:53 AM
    Subject: Re: cps injustice

    > How can I help? I realize I am not from your distrcit,
    > I was curious if there are any other senators who
    > share your views (particularly from New York) I have
    > several web sites and blog groups dedicated to
    > fighting CPS and many families interested in persuing
    > change to this system. what more can we do?
    >
    > sincerely
    > Robert T Podlaski
    >
    > — Senator Nancy Schaefer
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Thank you for writing to me.
    >> God bless you.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Senator Nancy Schaefer
    >> 50th District
    >> P.O. Box 294
    >> Turnerville, Georgia 30580
    >> 706-754-1998 Phone
    >> 706-754-1803 Fax
    >>
    >> 323 B CLOB
    >> 18 Capitol Square, SW
    >> Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    >> 404-463-1367
    >> Tel: 706-754-1998
    >> Fax: 706-754-1803
    >>
    >> 323- A Coverdell Office Bldg.
    >> 18 Capitol Square,S.W.
    >> Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    >> Tel: 404-463-1367
    >> Fax: 404-463-1388
    >>
    >> —– Original Message —–
    >> From: “stetson623″
    >> To:
    >> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 2:19 AM
    >> Subject: cps injustice
    >>
    >>
    >> > thank you for supporting those of us who face the
    >> > challenges of this corrupt arm of the government.
    >> I
    >> > have emailed my senator as well but as of yet have
    >> > recieved no response. I vow I will vote for no man
    >> or
    >> > woman who does not publicly support reform or
    >> > investigation of these gestapo warriors who only
    >> wish
    >> > to gain more federal grant money from the mondale
    >> act
    >> > of 1974 and the later adoption grants. Please keep
    >> us
    >> > in you mind and heart when on the floor and help
    >> us
    >> > change so other families will not have to endure
    >> what
    >> > I have had to suffer for 8 months, and the ongoing
    >> > trial which was adjourned until december 28th.
    >> Yes, I
    >> > do not get to spend christmas with my family.
    >> >
    >> > please read the following article:
    >> >
    >> > http://www.jbs.org/node/4632
    >> >
    >> > i can attest to the truthfullness of this report.
    >> >
    >> > sincerely,
    >> >
    >> > Robert T Podlaski
    >> > .
    >> > Rochester, NY 14608
    >> > 585-xxx-xxxx
    >> >
    >> > god bless your support, i will not forget your
    >> > interest and pray you champion our cause.

  7. Fern says:

    The Georgia State Senator has a link to a contribution fund on her Website.

    I am seriously thinking of sending her a check or a VISA donation.

    Take a look—-top left.

  8. Tim Shankle says:

    Rabun county dfac has harrassed me to the extent that I want a hearing before a judge. I am a disabled veteran that has a V.A. Prescription and the case worker counted a drug screen as positive for the medication even after I volunteered and showed them my meds prior to the drug screen. When I stated that They couldn’t count it as a positive test the reply was Oh yes We can. This is the second round with them and I passed the screens before during the first nightmare and they said we are new caseworkers and that those previous test don’t count. I caught the c/w in an outright fabrication of a statement made by my mother-in-law that was witnessed by three family members and when I asked her why she turned the facts around she would not answer me. She has pounded on my door after being asked to knock softly and said That I come from a military background that is how I knock. We have a 7 month old baby and they are contantly threatening us with well we will get a court hearing if you don’t do as we say. Nothing has changed in Rabun. I also am a volunteer firefighter for over 8 years and a basic life support instructor for American Heart Assoc. and do not deserve to be treated like a criminal. They are the criminals so lets all stand together and fight a corrupt dfcs…

  9. Diane Booth says:

    My son has been in the system in California for 8 years now. My efforts to regain custody were met with my imprisonment and torture TWICE. I live in Canada and don’t plan to return, especially since airport police taser Polish people to death and Catholics are still persecuted (i.e, Kennedys) (I am of Polish ancestry). I believe there is more to the picture than meets the eye. Nothing has changed as far as the nazis agenda….it only changed countries.
    I was court ordered not to talk about my case, so now I make YouTube music videos. How can they forbid me to put photos together with music without any speaking?

  10. hello how do i email the senator that did this story???? Nancy Schaefer

  11. kwanie says:

    I read this about a week ago. I am so excited. She dont know how many families will benefit from this. THANK GOD. this is only the first of millions to come GOD BLESS

  12. Perch says:

    Wow, if you read the “exhibits,” it sounds like they actually need a stronger CPS in Georgia.

  13. Tricia says:

    I’m going thru similar situation…only it’s the court-appointed Guadian ad Litem from hell who also works at the CPS. She used her power to voice her personal opinions of me in court when I couldn’t afford an attorney to be present. Of course the judge took it for the gospel and now I haven’t seen my daughter in a year. I had full custody for 9 years and was dumb enough to sign a paper to let her stay 2 school years in Colorado with her father and he screwed me over and worked the system and kept her now 4 years. This GAL and his attorney took full advantage of the fact I didn’t have the funds to hire an attorney. I have a 2nd older daughter that is not his that misses her sissy terribly and this GAL from hell doesn’t give a hoot. I even had teachers, counselor, other professionals state that my daughter was only to spend 2 years there and not forever to no prevail. This GAL is prejudiced against single moms and has clearly favored the married father. That is why I’m researching info on the net and found this. Thank God for people like this senator.

  14. charles rogers says:

    Dear Senator I was raised to similar but not as bad of parents and situations similar to these that you have witnessed and described in your report. I was not sexually abused by family so I am quite familiar with different forms of abuse and succeeded in 2005 to get enough petitions signed to get OCGA 42-1-12 and had to get drug dependant and homeless people to address the pedophile issues to get Megans Law updated in Georgia which still is not enough. I am relieved from drug and alcohol abuse now and am of sober mind because now is the time God appointed for me to make a difference. I am designing an organization called CAPASCAM which stands for Citizens Association of Parents Against Sexual Crimes Against Minors and I am wanting to get other sober minded, hardworking and concerned people involved with this organization due to it emphasizing the importance of our rights under the Constitution. Many people do not know the facts that abuse of certain agencies and officials are so corrupt that they allow this kind of abuse to happen so legislation supports the construction of more Juvenile Detention Centers for children like these when they get older as well as preparing a place in prison for them when they become adults and criminals. I have over 33 years of door to door sales experience in which I am willing to transform my talent into raising money needed to resolve these and similar issues. OPERATION PREDATOR BEWARE is another program that I am designing to inform the communities of this state and I need anybodies and everybodies input on the design of these associations as well as motivated people that are ready to do something logical and constitutional to resolve many of abuses of government agencies and or their agents. We need to realise that one of the guidelines to treason is exploitation of children and destruction of families that are innocent to state allegations but firm legislation is needed to strengthen the penalties to the guilty ones including government officials. If not our society will increase in confused and disarrayed criminals in the years to come and our country will diminish right before our very eyes worse and faster than what it is as time goes by. Bigger and more jails and prisons are not the answer to these problems. The Constitution and common law is. When an adult abuses a child then thats childs God-given rights are violated and common law criminals need to be in prison under common law sentences. Not the average Joe that made a statutory mistake is a criminal unless he committed a real offense against another person or property. Immunity must be demolished in favor of the people, not the elected officials and attorneys.

  15. charles rogers says:

    Another comment that I would like to make is the people would be astonished to discovering alot of children ripped away from their families through DFCS wind up sexually abused but yet not all such allegations of such abuse is true. But the child needs to be in custody of their families unless due process proves otherwise.

  16. charles rogers says:

    Research FROM FREEDOM TO FASCISM

  17. CAREY GODWIN says:

    We are grandparents living in Florida. Our daughter is in an abusive relationship and there is drug use involved. We have had her 8 year old daughter for roughly 7 years now. On Feb 5, 2007 Tifton County, Ga CPS workers called me and asked me to p/u her other 3 children or they would be placed in the foster care system. By the time I got there (3 1/2 hour drive) the other grandmother had p/u’ed the 4 year old and 1 month old leaving behind the 11 mo old. We took him home. The children were removed from the other grandmother 3/5/07 and placed in foster care. It took us until 8/17/07 to get the 4 year old out and placed in our home. The baby is still in foster care. The mistakes that have taken place are unbelievable, everything from her name being left off of ICP paperwork to everything under the sun. They told us last week we could bring her home for Christmas and we told the children and went shopping to prepare for this special visitation. Yesterday when we called for directions to pick her up for the Christmas visit we were told it couldn’t happen. Now I have two crying children who Christmas is ruined for. I believe the foster mom wants to adopt and has become too attached to Breonna. I keep being reassured that this will not happen and that the paperwork is a long process but after doing some research I have become very concerned. Our home has been approved through Florida, we are only in our 40′s and want to keep the children together. Noone can believe that grandparents already in the system can have this kind of problem getting their flesh and blood out of the foster care system. Someone please help.

  18. Fern says:

    To Carey Godwin:

    There are groups in FL. Try going onto Yahoogroups.com

    And using the initials DCF somewhere in the Yahoogroups. groups menu.

    There should be a division of DCFS in FL which works within Interstate studies.

    ICPC ( Interstate Compact Placement of Children) Name of law which deals with such situations.

    Also there are active groups and folks in GA who have dealt with such situations. Again, Google is your friend.

    Try inserting the DFCS or DCFS or whatever into a search engine.

    And of course, young children are THE MOST DESIRABLE.

    Please register on Message Boards here for more info.

    Happy holidays!

    F,

  19. Barbara says:

    Some light has been shed on this disgraceful agency finally. My baby girl has been gone for 2 years now and in Texas this behavior is still tolerated with judicial backing. I am so pleased to have a well informed Senator in our corner. Maybe there will be some change.

  20. odessa gilland says:

    I would love to tell you my story,I live in Michigan I wanted to get Two of my cousins out of foster care in Brunswick Georgia but the only way my husbend I could due that was to get a foster care licence to adoption after a year one of the children was 11 months old when we got her after all we had to adore with getting a licence,she was not up dated on shots had not been to a doctor in 8 months I was really upset on this matter! The social workers in Georgia did not care about this matter we was told after 6 months we would be able to adopt this child well that never happened,we received another cousin of mine when he was 3 months old we was told we would be able to adopt him with in a year.. Never happened,on March 23,2007 I had c.p.s. on my door step telling me they had allegations that my husbend was abusing me and the children.Which was not try at 5:10 p.m. they came back and sold the children they told me Georgia is the ones who told them to take them I was lost for words I had had this children i my home for almost a year I loved them like my own,they had the same blood in their veins as I do….I got to see the children 3 days later at the c.p.s. office in Michigan they were placed in a different home while my husbend and I was beening investagated, I saw Shellbi the 18 month old with bruses all over her face and Gregory which was 8 months at the time wit diaper rash so bad he was bleeding,I wanted to file a complaint agaist this foster home,I was told no! I decided to call Brunswick Georgia I was told not to worry about it fro mWendy Hullett the social worker for the children there,so I decided to call Atlanta c.p.s. and they made a complaint against this home after that was done I never got to see the children again!! The children were sent back to Georgia on April 19,2007 almost a month of beening in that home I got a phone call from a hosiptal the day before and was told Gregory had been in there and I was suppost to bring in his ins. card I had no idea of this happening,nor did I know why he was in there,I called Wendy Hullett again in Georgia I was told to mind my on bussiness! I got a lawyer and I wanted to fight for cusitidy of the children to get them out of foster care,in July of this year we were denided after being cleared of all the allegations for some reason the c.p.s. worker and head c.p.s. worker both quit their job.Why may I ask did they hide something? Yes they did.we found out my husbend and I did not need a foster care license we could have gotten cusitidy of the children and they hid it from us,still fighting for the children I got Mrs.Harvey from Atlanta on my side to get the children back,after she e-mail me that she was trying to get the children back to us,she stop taking my phone calls and e-mails and got her ass. to call me and tell me to stop fighting for the children they were being adopted by someone outside the family!! I want to know who got to her,and why are they doing this to my blood??? All I did was love my children,they where not in harms way until they was taken out of my home!! Why would they givethem to total strangers if it is true,or are they being SOLD to highest bidder??? I will keep woking on this till I find out the TRUTH!

  21. Jenn says:

    The monster of the six children is my ex. Not only is he a monster, he is a demon. He abused me, and has abused several other women that have come into his path. He is not someone who is safe to be around, nor is he someone that I would EVER trust with my children. He father my older son and then fathered another son with another woman, that I later retrieved out of Foster Care in Ohio and adopted.
    Put the Monster in Jail for Life!

  22. ajl says:

    I am devistated by the lack of accountablility within the child welfare system. I have been involved for only 4.5mo, and although I have been cleared in regards to my 17 yr old, I have been asked to assist in supervising my 14 yr old, and still I am asked to have supervised visitation with my 4yr old and 4.5mo old. Although they have admitted wrong doing from the first cps worker, who came from Georgia, and acknowledged that there are problems with the present foster father. My 4 yr old is becoming so confused, because they are only allowed contact with my family, who my teens refuse to be around because the family speaks so poorly of me. Still my babies have been left with these people who have no loyalty to their own blood. I truely believe they plan to try to adopt my baby out. DHS does not try to reunite, but only to split and destroy families. There must be a way to put a stop to them. If there is anyone in Oregon with information please post.

  23. Karen says:

    To Michelle Stanley:

    I have put her website on the space for website when you post a comment. It should take you there if you click on my name. You can find her email address there. I did not want to post it here because I do not want her spammed.

  24. Mark Williams says:

    Yes I do see the point of many of these replies. However, what about the children it has helped and saved from very bad and hammerful living conditions. About 2 years ago I heard of a case that DFACS was involved in trying to remove a 2 year old boy from his home because the father was abusing him. The case worker, plead the case in court. The court felt that if was unfounded and returned the boy to his home. Later the same day the local police where responed to a 911 call from the boys home and when they arrived they found the boys life less body laying on the floor, beaten, bloody, and dead! The Father when asked respones was “my boy dumped jucie on the floor so I picked him up and slamed him into the wall” Now here is a case of many lifes ruined. a Son dead and a Father in jail for life and DFCS tried their best but could save him.
    The bottom line:
    1) why is a system being jepordized by a few letters sent to a Senator.
    2) This letter from the Senator caused a “heads to roll” theat to all employees of the DFAS orginization.
    3) Do the people mentioned in the letter from the senator have a real case. Meaning they are asking for help but what is their back ground. I know I would help, but if they are a 3 time convicted drug dealer I would have to say this is not a good place a child should be in.
    I believe that DFAS wants to and will develop a strong and viable system to serve all walks of life. Is the system broken YES! however the problem does not lie with the case workers which I have found the avg case worker only last 2 years before either they are forced to resign or out right Fired! This procedure is done time and time again to protect County coodinator’s and personal manager’s so when question about a spesific case comes up they can say “that person no longer works for DFAS”.
    Which in fact if a case is miss managed lies soley on Leadership.
    Leadership is the corner stone of success! Any orginzation with out good sold leadship will never work. You can fire the hole case worker staff from every county and hire new to replace and you will be still faced with the same problem if leadership not fixed.
    It’s a knowin fact and you can ask any CEO of a major company when work force is staple and long term their growth is staple and long term.
    The bottom line:
    If leadership is the issue FIX IT! and when something doesn’t go right for a family train for it! and Lead from the top down and maybe we can save alot of 2 year old boys in the future.

  25. Karen says:

    I personally do not dispute the fact that CPS has helped some children. BUT the problem is they are hurting more kids and their families then they are helping. And they are doing this illegally they have no respect for the laws of this country or the rights of the children and parents and they have virtually no accountability for their wrong doings. They falsify statements and lie to judges and so on. This is not a leadership problem it is a system wide problem. I do not care how much money I made a year on a job I would not lie or cheat to find someone guilty just to get funding and those are mostly the caseworkers that are being fired, the ones that won’t do that. A lot of caseworkers quit because they get fed up with it all and I don’t blame them. I used to feel sorry for caseworkers, having to rummage through all the calls, a high percentage of them being revenge calls. However after my own experiences and those of friends and family and others I have seen I no longer feel sorry for them. CPS has problems all the way across the board. From removing kids illegally, tearing apart families, to not paying attention to the legitimate cases where the kids really are in danger, to not providing promised support to family members who obtain custody of their nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc that have been removed from parental care by CPS. Case and point. My Aunt assumed custody of her 4 grandchildren, one of them being a special needs child, after CPS took them from their mother (which should have happened years ago in my opinion). CPS promised my Aunt help with day care and utility bills for at least the first few months of her having custody because they knew that taking on 4 children would be a finacial strain. CPS denied the help with day care because my Aunt put them in an after school program at their schools and CPS said they could not pay for that. The caseworker knew my Aunt was doing this and didn’t tell her they would not pay for that type of care because she claims she did not know. CPS promised help with the utility bills, that help never came and they used that against her. CPS withheld the special needs child’s SSI check ($660.00 a month) from my Aunt even though CPS was not incurring any cost for her care because she was in my Aunt’s care. This went on for 5 months. CPS in return took my Aunt’s grandchildren away because they were concerned about her financial stability. Which if CPS would have helped like they promised to there would have been no need for concern. This is part of what their funding is for so if it is not being used for this what is it being used for?
    My recommendation would be for law enforcement to handle all claims of child abuse and based on the criminal justice system findings send CPS in ONLY to provide services such as counseling, parenting classes, etc.

  26. Frustrated says:

    Its about time. Truth to be known to the World, as Truth will be seen as always. Truth cannot be hidden, but rather exposed. It always does. The power is the Truth. The Evil cannot hide the Truth. As you know this one story is sickening, and evil of what CPS Do to Families is really sick. It is happening to all families in the World, not just one place, or area. I cannot see how they can just carry on like it never happened, and hurt families like that, it is in sadistic form, and they are all Sadistis. No feelings or emotions/remorse whatosever. But when the Truth shows, they will fail. Thank God for Senator to expose one truth and it shall all ripple to all around the World. I hope the people who impose evil on the poor and realize what they did and change before it is too late. God is watching them. God said some day, the truth will come out and the poor will be helped! THIS IS THE DAY!!!!! The Prophesy has come true.
    God Bless ALL!

  27. Fern says:

    Quick, folks.

    Georgia DFCS head blasts her OWN agency when they accuse her of harming her child.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/fayette/stories/2008/01/17/cylenthia_0117.html

    She is using her Website to raise $$$ for her own defense. This will be removed. Shows how unconstitutional CPS is.

    Representative, speak to this Mom and CPS head honcho.

    All Georgia folk should fwd this URL

  28. Fern says:

    Big meeting to be held in Fayette, GA

    January 21—to probe conduct of DFCS there.

    http://unseenscars.com/wwwunseenscarscom.aspx

    This meeting was called by an accused party of DFCS, ( and she is also an EMPLOYEE OF HIGH STANDING WITH DFCS). Will she reveal all she knows?

    please fwd to anyone living in Georgia.

  29. Kerry Craig Walker says:

    I have seen this some time ago. There is corruption in all parts of our justice system here in Georgia. Search “kerry walker story” and then contact me and I will tell you how you can help bring change.

  30. Jim Gerhardt says:

    This georgia DCFS employee is the exception to the rule. Most governmental employees and agencies are protected by their corrupt employers and these agencies conspire to cover up any unlawful activity within their departments. I do, however,feel sympathy for anyone forced to deal with the ‘child protective agencies’. It is expensive and stressful dealing with these “people” if they would follow the rules. (written laws, etc.) Anyone involved with these ‘people’/agencies knows first hand that these government employees and agencies routinely violate many laws during their intrervention. The corruption and incompetence of these employees and agencies during their interraction with families often destroys good familes and forever damages al family members involved. I commend the Georgia Senator for her attempt to bring the DCS corruption to the attention of the public and legislatures of her State.

  31. Cpt. M.D. Justice says:

    Does anyone else think Georgia has a secret? The secret in some county DFCS and schools seems to be, in order to keep the “numbers down”; child abuse will not be reported, nor investigated. How long have we heard there will be centralized computers so that each report is not the “first report.” It takes the death of a child for the local media to get the files out of the hidden places. I heard Dr. Michael Baden say on Fox News that he wants to see law enforcement take back the investigations of abuse and child deaths. They can be held accountable. They have training.
    How can police officers in this area believe that CPS has more power than law enforcement?
    There is something that can be done to return value and justice to our children: LET THE POLICE INVESTIGATE ALL ABUSE AND CHILD DEATHS.
    Do our children have no value in Georgia? All the funding required to run DFCS; conferences, seminars, training, employee turn-over, “merging departments” needs to be spent on law enforcement protecting our children. Maybe Foster Care wouldn’t be in such a sad state. I’d like to hear from those who have seen the side that DFCS won’t investigate child abuse.

  32. Kat says:

    Thank you Senator Nancy Schaefer!! After reading your article I can only hope and pray more Senators across this nation will finally have the courage to wake up and quit ignoring this issue. The corruption within DCPS needs to be addressed and dealt with now. DCPS has devasted too many families. The suffering needs to stop. I too was involved in a case in California. Everything you stated is true, doesn’t matter what state you live in. I have written to legislators in my state and have got no response. I have proof that caseworkers fabricated & misconstrued details in my case but you do not have the right to due process in a juvenile court of law. How wrong is this? It’s definately time for a change.

  33. Bif Guenthen says:

    We have a interview with Nancy on our website
    Looking for more cases of abuse of the state

    Hokforkids

  34. momz_luvv says:

    Theese stories are soo heart wrenching omg!!

  35. momz_luvv says:

    There is a mother here in maine…who actually stole her kid..from the foster care…to let them know she wanted her kid and she will go to any extent to have her……well guess what she won!!!!! And now theres another on the news the other day saying she will steal her kid back too….the foster parents whom adopted her child tried to put papers on the real parent….but 2 judges denied it!!!! GOOO MOMS!!!

  36. Unjustice system says:

    Someone with power hs seen the corruprtion of the DCF now lets see if anything is done. I donot have the money or the means to make a big difference,but I have wrote to and spoke to my state senator about my case and everything is still the same.But I will never quit until this “system is brought down”. If we cant beat them in court then where can we beat them. I propose marches and protests on the DCF,s front lawn,let them sweat little, god nows I have. Thank you Senator.

  37. jamie joel says:

    it’s taken me 5 yrs. to find others who have educated themselves, when public defenders, judges, and cps are working for $$$adoptions$$$

    and cps said i was not accepting responsibility for why my sons were kidnapped and adopted to ex foster family with allegations against me that were impeached by police report and pix, but somehow a warrantless emergency placement was necessary when they were in her care

    i would tell my story to accuantances and family ( some testified against me with lies and assumptions because of what they believed to be true. cps said i was neglectful so it has to true) and i know they thought i was full of @$$^

  38. Tim Shankle says:

    I recently won againest Rabun County Ga. DFAC. They had lied to a Judge, an Asst State Attorney and to the Agency itself. The courts will appoint an Attorney for you to fight these gestapo storm troopers who feel they are above the law if you ask. So please don’t feel lost in the corrupt system instead stand up and fight for the rights of your children and yourselves. Senator Nancy Schaefer is not doing this for election votes but out of true heart felt obligation to the citizens of Georgia. The truth is that the caseworkers cannot be held accountable in court for the illegal kidnapping of our kids so the recourse we have is to get them FIRED from their jobs. Not all of the employees of DFAC or CPS are corrupt but the system is in dire need of restructuring.Look up on the Web site for georgia child and family services review and see for yourself the substandard review they recieved on Sept. 5th 2007. I’m sure you will be shocked at how poorly they are operating.I will today appear before the general assembly in atlanta ga. befrore the news media in my attempt to have a full scale investigation conducted by the media into the Illegal kidnapping of My 8 month old son whom while in DFAC custody recieved a bruise across his entire forehead as well as above his left temple and was never taken to a doctor to be checked.We were told he fell forward from a sitting posisition which our pediatrician says had to result from a fall of 3-4 feet. So lets all bond together and put an end to these GESTAPO STORM TROOPERS.

  39. Cheryl Boggs says:

    I live in AZ and our family has been the victims of CPS false accusations. We have not seen our 3 grandsons since Apr. 13, 2007. They were adopted out of foster care to stangers and we are not allowed to have any communication with them. We were told by the CPS worker to have a memorial service for them and get on with our lifes because we were never going to be allowed to adopt. This was an act of revenge because in 1999 we fought them and won and showed them to be liars and thieves. We had custody of our grandsons for over 9 months when CPS showed up and took them with no warning. Then came the accusations of neglect, molestation, and abuse. The abuse was thrown out, they said the neglect was possible but they didn’t prove we did anything just that it could have happened. The sheriff found the molestation charges to be false and recommended the children be returned to us, but CPS told the judge they wouldn’t recommend us because a molestation had occured in our home. When we tried to tell the judge they were lying under oath we were ejected from the court room. The CPS workers interviewed the oldest boy(age 5 at the time) for over 3 hours 4 different times before they called the sheriff.

  40. Mona Weeks says:

    For the better part of a year I have tired to gain custody of my great nephew, Bruce. I thought that I had won when a court order was issued giving me, the biological Aunt, the right to take him back to Idaho. The foster Family Ken and Margret Jones filed a grievance with Department of Social Service to stop his movement. According to Malaika Mukuyoma (California Case worker), she had no idea what to do or how to proceed. Instead of following through with the court order issued December 13,2007 by Commissioner McCarthy , Malaika chose to ignore it and see what the office of DCS decided to do. .
    Since when did foster parents gain more rights than birth families, and since when did DCS have right to play with families hearts and souls as if they have no cares in the world.
    Since when did DCS become a place for childless couples to gain free adoption of our children that have a loving biological family willing able and ready to raise them.
    This week a judge in Santa Clara County gave perfect strangers custody of an infant when there were blood relatives, approved by both states, that were willing to take him in and provide him with an extended, and happy family of people to whom he was related. The State of California has stolen a member of my family; going against the wishes of his parents. Please help me bring him home, I don’t know where else to turn. The legal system has failed me, and I have spent my life savings fighting for him.

    please help me
    208-735-1297

  41. John says:

    Ok PERdue. Read these stories. Or is your response still “I have no authority”? Then get the H*** out of office and let some one take the responsibility to help the families of Georgia. If you wife was not so “UP” on DFCS you might just do something! Later looser!

  42. Brandon McFadden says:

    Don’t be fooled. Nancy Schaefer has been trying for 25 years to find a position, any position, to promote her venomous, sanctimonious messages of hate. This CPS issue is a distraction. Her lack of ethics have been obvious to anyone who cared to peer through her hypocritical veil of “family values.” Never have I known a person as shallow and offensively self-righteous. Please Nancy, take the hint. You, your “followers” and your message are not now and have never been representative on anything other than the sludge of the holier-than-thou crowd. Give it up, go away, and quit embarrassing yourself. And think – you could have used all that money to get plastic surgery!

  43. Amanda says:

    Why are you bashing Mrs. Shaefer? She is a very kind compassionate woman who I have had the honour of getting to know. You must be a CPS worker to administer such hatred for the senator. And here you are talking about her hate. She hasn’t shown hate not once with me. She is helping to bring my sons home!

  44. Peni Tanielu says:

    God bless you Mrs Schaefer, you’re one of the few modern heroes we ‘little’ people can believe in. One of the rarefied souls from a status position with the divinely inspired backbone to make a stand….the brave stand for our voiceless unnecessarily suffering children and broken families.

    As for Brandon McFadden, if that is your real name: it is only the down side of free speech America championed, that allows you the platform to parade your wretched uncouthness, that rates below pity. What else from an undisciplined, puerile and insecure standpoint, would keep you from sullying the serious heart felt issues here with such diatribe? The kind that perpetrates against the vulnerable who can’t adequately defend themselves, then makes them wrong for speaking out.

    You wrote nothing to contribute to the shocking state of ‘child protection’ yet shoot the messenger. Without the frame of loaded references that you allude to, the fact that you character assassinate an upright citizen for dwarfing her peers – on a world stage – in bringing desperately needed recognition and sublime reunifications, just the knowledge of which is healing to many traumatised innocents, completely invalidates whatever you don’t spell out. Your shrieking sour grapes is ideological/political muck racking. Between the lines it’s just fragile-ego jealousy over someone with a resolute moral drive having stirred souls. Your attack has no place in a forum of legitimate suffering over outstanding heinous crimes against society at large, as well as the disadvantaged.

    In another subset, it is within the realm of possibility we may subscribe to similar views on humanity (shudder to think that it’s a more sinister stand than the plain ignorant/deluded one you foist). Just as Senator Schaefer may differ from any given of mine – as individuals do. I know nothing of either of you other than the words on this page, yet one speaks with an authority regardless of her political/religious station/leanings. She possesses a searing clarity of conviction embedded in the most fundamental notions of right and wrong (you bizarrely cry foul over). Concepts the most unjaded of infants could grasp – a preservation of which may not register with you. (Getting the feel of cynicism ’medicine’? There‘s no ‘fair game’ in besmirching those who expose truth – it’s a crime to make ‘wrong’ the courage to call to account the muck in order to purge and prevent it.) Schaefer is light years from the cheap scoring you whine of. The bitterness that fuels you, blinds and paralyses you could never be on ‘the same page’ as the greatness of the Nancy Schaefers of this world.

    Oh and the comment about plastic surgery — in itself says it all about how of this temporary, shallow, damned world you are. Swallow your own throw away lines and consider a heart and mind transplant – they’re free! The bonus is true freedom from the shackles that bind you. However the price (personal growth) is not the supposedly pain-free (superficial intervention, consequence ducking) type that those who deceive themselves into attempting to dupe nature, think they can escape. Some who like to wallow in their pain, seek to ‘lessen’ it, deflecting it, by inflicting it upon others. Like too many who rain on the world’s party, you are stuck in an unconscious commitment to pain and conflict struggle.

    The underlying dichotomy is ultimately fairly simple: the basic premise is we will experience suffering in this world. Any lack of consciousness in choosing to suffer through ascendancy towards illumination (largely through genuine service to raise mankind), relegates us to a negative downward spiral – regardless whether unintentional, we play into feeding our lower natures with subsequent ripple effect. The natural conclusion according to your script, is that by disempowering all the ’do-gooders’ – in fact twisting of the term known for those that Schaefer brings to task – is that there’d be nothing precious, or life affirming in the world to protect ‘cause we‘d all be corrupted. That you could just scramble in damnation just fighting for the sake of it, over scraps of nothing. Nothing sacred to cherish or exalt that hadn’t already been pulled away, stolen, debased……

    If you wish to attack my biblical tones – hah!….for toooo long I didn’t see, paying dearly for something as seemingly innocuous in this world as non-believing or shall I say half-believing. Which doesn’t make the forces that be any less potent, in fact the dark forces are well fed on ignorance. Especially from those that think they know better and for the sake of a productive progressive world really ought to!

  45. Susan says:

    Amen to you, Peni! I totally agree 100%!

  46. Sarah says:

    God Bless You, Mrs. Schaefer. Thank you so much for really opening up the world’s eyes to the disgusting and vile people. The true criminals. I am not from Georgia, I am from Louisiana, but a friend of mine is in the system, along with her baby daughter, and her siblings. They told the people who had her daughter, wrongly, that they could adopt Ava. Sickening, really. I despise it.

  47. Michael Purcell says:

    Michael Purcell
    86 Matsunaye Drive
    Medford, New York
    11763
    631 714 5302
    Re: case number 174690

    September 1, 2008

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I am contacting your department as I do not know where to turn. I believe I am an unheard voice in the dependency proceedings I am involved in. This is the second dependency case involving my family. After the first case I participated in all the CPS department of Arizona required. I attempted to accept the decision of the justice system even though I disagreed with them and feared for the safety of my sons.

    I accept responsibility for my part in the demise of the family unit. I know it is difficult for many to believe that I was unaware of my ex-wife’s drug use during our marriage and after. I did not deal with what I now know is her addictive personality and mood swings. I am not educated past high school and am a simple man with simple values. I reacted to the situations placed in front of me. I regret leaving the children with her on that fateful day where she made an attempt on my life. Since that day and through my fight for the children she has made multiple threats against my children if I continued my quest. I believe in my heart that she is capable of following through on these threats. I was unable to afford proper support and advice in these rocky and turbulent times. I believed the justice system would see through the manipulation and fabrication of an addict and her support system who now after counseling I realize are co dependant in this situation. What mother wouldn’t protect her daughter in this situation?

    I also accept responsibility for my anger and frustration with the system. After all I have been compliant with all that is asked of me and again I am blocked from any contact with my children. It is difficult for me to understand how the system allows my ex-wife continued contact with my children and deny me even supervised visitation. I was willing to try anything and been denied. I have become more aware of what addiction can do to a family unit, and understand that she has tried rehabilitation. I do not deny that she, the mother, deserves to repair these relationships. But I continue to wonder why I am, the father, denied the same opportunity?

    I was optimistic when the case was assigned to a new case manager in the CPS system. But this was shattered when again there has been no attempt to view this case from the father’s point of view. She was provided all of my phone numbers to contact me yet states she was unable to speak with me. I left several messages for her. Yes this caused me frustration and anger. I believe in my heart my ex-wife’s family have done nothing to promote a relationship with me and have used me as a scapegoat for their daughters situation. I believe the term for this is parental alienation. After all I have actively participated in all that was required of me yet contact with my children is still thwarted. In contrast my ex-wife has relapsed on some highly addictive drugs and still is permitted to maintain contact with the children at scheduled times. Her supervision is being provided by her parents who have enabled her throughout her addiction.

    Throughout all of this I have tried to remain understanding but I know the impact this is going to have on my children. They have been misinformed that I do not wish to be a part of their lives from the beginning. Of course they are angry at me and their mother. Maybe it is unrealistic that I can heal this damage but I believe I should be able to try.

    I still believe the system will support me in this quest and will continue fighting for my children. I do not believe this fight is futile, every one deserves a chance. My ex-wife has had many I am asking for one. I wish to be able to let my children know I love them. I am not perfect but honest and forthright. I have been fighting for them since I left, in the only way I knew.

    I thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide me in these proceedings. I am willing to work within the system even though I feel they are unwilling to work with me. My son’s emotional health depends on it.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Purcell

  48. Lani Bartlett says:

    RE: Caleb Jensen, Minor Ward of the Court
    Case No: 1252189, Santa Maria Juvenile Division

    Dear Honorable Judge Garcia:

    As a very concerned and distraught grandmother, I request that you take my complaint against the Department of Social Services in Lompoc very seriously. Some serious abuse of power and discretion has been committed by this Department and they are doing anything but watching out for and protecting the welfare of the child.

    I am the paternal grandmother of Caleb Jensen, who was taken from his mother, Kristin Grossman, in September of 2007 and is now a ward of the court. I have no objections of his removal from his mother’s home (my son’s past girlfriend), but I do have extreme objections to the way this case has been handled since the beginning. I firmly believe that there has been abuse of discretion from the Department of Social Services in Lompoc as well as improper attention to this abuse.

    Please bear with me while I relate the history. In September of 2007 I was called by Social Services and told that my grandson was in foster care in Lompoc. Three weeks after the removal they had just then contacted me as the mother refused to disclose my name and phone number. I later was told by the first foster mother that Caleb hardly talked at all, but when he did he asked for his “Nana”. She told this to Social Services and they found my whereabouts. When Social Worker Lorraine Murphy asked me if I thought the child should be returned to his mother, I said no and she cut me off and said that I was disqualified to have him placed with me since I was not in favor of him going back to his mother. She said I shouldn’t even bother filling out an application for placement as I wouldn’t be considered. She said, “There is no such thing as a bad mother.” She did not let me qualify my statement or explain. Her decision was made. The Department was also accusing me of “trying to take the child from his mother since birth,” and that I would “immediately take him to his father (my son) in Idaho as soon as I got him.” These accusations came from the mother who did and still does not want me or any of her family members to even foster her son. (They had just taken the mother’s word for these serious accusations without even talking to me about them.)

    Then caseworker Sandra Sanchez was given the case and she allowed me a 45 minute, supervised visit (because she was late) after I had not seen him in three months. She phoned me in the next two days and said she was so impressed by the visit that she was going to allow me to be the relative placement. She sent down caseworker Paloma LaForce to interview me and my house; she had an excellent report and my husband and I got fingerprinted and where happily waiting for Caleb’s arrival. Then two days later Sandra Sanchez called and said the mother was angry about him coming to me, that there was “competition” and friction between us, and she changed her mind. According to the mother’s own relatives, the mother has a toxic relationship with everybody and has been this way all her life. She is emotionally unstable and vindictive and vengeful, and has also been diagnosed as a psychopathic liar according to her father. She has a physical condition called hydrocephalus which affects her mental status.

    Caseworker Sandra Sanchez accused me of not bringing up the child for his reunification visits since there was all this “friction”. She also said it would be too far to travel and there might be “landslides or earthquakes” that would block our way on the 101 freeway. (I live in Simi Valley which is 110 miles from Lompoc.) I explained that one of the mother’s relatives who also had a background check, Marylin Shuster, was going to split the driving so we could bring him up twice a week, but she wouldn’t hear of it. Sandra Sanchez was also making accusations about my calling the foster mother three times and bad mouthing the mother to her for hours at a time (which never happened). I thought this worker was rather bazaar and immature to be a social worker.

    When the child’s attorney, Carol Hubner, got involved, she was in agreement that Caleb should be placed with relatives (namely me) from the beginning. The father’s attorney, Lawrence Scott, was in agreement. She tried to request a hearing to disclose this abuse of discretion coming from the caseworker. However, Sandra Sanchez couldn’t be subpoenaed; she seemed to have disappeared. The Department said she quit, then they said she was on leave, then she said she was transferred. By the time this request got to Judge Herman, he said that the latest report from Social Services was that the mother was doing so well that they were going to give her three visits a week and that would be too often to transport the child. He denied the request for a hearing and wouldn’t hear of it again. It turned out that the mother never once had three visits per week. This was just another ploy of the Department to avoid an investigation.

    In the meantime, when another caseworker, Laurie Haro, was assigned, she showed compassion and was allowing me longer, unsupervised visits. She was ready to give me weekend visits when the child was made a ward of the court and transferred to the ongoing unit. Then Ashley Cabral was assigned. She wouldn’t allow me overnight visits but did graciously allow me 10 hour visits every other week which I took advantage of faithfully at great expense spending an average of $300 per month on gas and motel, etc.

    It is important to note that the child was removed from his first foster home (Rebecca Burket’s) because the natural child was physically hurting Caleb. Then he was placed in a home with several older children (Dave and Sara Segara were the next foster parents). The next month this family adopted two other girls and now there were eight children in that family. From the start I was concerned about Caleb being in this crowded home, especially with four older children, one 13 year old boy that I had seen who looked very troubled and angry.

    On July 10, I was called by social worker Ashley Cabral and asked to watch Caleb for 10 days while the foster family went on vacation. I gladly accepted. She said I could share the visit with Marylin Shuster, the mother’s relative, and that it was alright for her to return the child. We had a great visit, and after 8 days, Caleb confided in me with great detail that he was being sexually molested by this troubled 13 year boy that had been made his roommate. He told me this on Friday, July 25, on my way to take Caleb to visit his mother in Lompoc. As soon as I could get away from Caleb I called Marylin Shuster to discuss what Caleb had told me. I said I would call his attorney and ask her what to do. The attorney was on vacation until that very day, so I left a voice mail the next day. In the meantime Marylin was keeping Caleb for that last weekend and was to return him on Monday. She also watched and observed and she and her family did indeed observe some behavior peculiar to a child who had been molested. Carol Hubner, the child’s attorney, called her Sunday night and agreed that she should take him to the police department. Marylin told me she and her daughter Nicole were taking him directly to the Lompoc Police Department to make sure that this got reported and “not swept under the rug.” I was afraid that the Social Workers would not believe me and try to discredit me. Marylin called two social workers to tell them where she was taking him, and they met them at the police department and immediately tried to discredit my “story” by telling the officers that I had been “trying to take the child away since birth, and that my intentions were to take the child to his father as soon as I got him.” They were implying that I had ulterior motives in saying that Caleb was molested. The report says that CPS workers said that this report could not be substantiated, and it was dismissed in their minds even before the child was interviewed.

    When Caleb and Marylin got to the Lompoc Police Department, they said it was in the Sheriff Department’s jurisdiction and they were called in. The Detectives never took a report from me before the child was interviewed. They had an “expert” interview the child and Caleb did not disclose anything to her. It did not surprise me that Caleb did not tell anything to a stranger. His mother said she suspected the same thing and when she asked Caleb he said nothing happened. She refused to even listen to me when I tried to tell her what he said. She merely said, “Why would he tell that to you when he wouldn’t even tell it to me, his own mother.” Then she hung up on me .The Sheriff’s Department was closing the case and I am assumed to be a liar. Even after I told the Sheriff that Caleb was talking of this incident to others and asked that he be reinterviewed, it was denied. I have had my unsupervised visits removed, and did not get my visit that week as previously planned. Social worker Kathy Davis would not even give me my court ordered telephone visit. Fortunately the foster mother did not want Caleb any longer because of these “alleged accusations”. She is the one that asked him to be removed, not the police, sheriff’s department nor CPS or Social Services.

    So now I am accused of lying and have lost my visits. I could not conscientiously withhold this information given to me from my grandson just because they would think I was lying. The thought of what was happening to him sickened me and I am appalled at the behavior of the Department of Social Services of Lompoc. I love my grandson very much and he does not deserve this life he has been thrown into because of his mother’s conduct. He needs to be with loving family members at this time, not yet another foster home.

    Can you please assist me in the process of helping this child? I don’t know what else to do.

    Sincerely,

    Lani Bartlett
    2456 Sweetwood Street
    Simi Valley, CA 93063 805/522-8561

  49. Denise Jones says:

    To Whomever Can hear……….

    Our case is in the Santa Maria courts, and began 6-30-2008. The Lompoc Social Services needs to be investigated.

    From Grandmas eyes……..This has been the saddest, act of terrorism I have ever witnessed in my own backyard. I have always believed America was a great, free,country, and have sadly found there are unthinkable things going on, that I guess even Congress knows about, (but not the average American public.) CPS literally kidnapped my grandchild from a prominent Santa Barbara Hospital AT BIRTH. The nightmare began, when my daughter gave her drug use history to an intake clerk to best help her OBGYN during her pregnancy. She was not on drugs at the time, nor is she nor has she ever been an addict. But, she has tried drugs, and because of that admission, government literally took the money and ran. was I believe that’s when covert operations first began to obtain my adorable grandson. June 30th 2008 multitudes of family flocked to the prominent Santa Barbara hospital to welcome my grandson into the world, so much so, that, people were literally pushed out of the rooms. Shortly after delivery, CPS snatched my grandson, instead of allowing any family member, not me, his other grandmother, nor his own father, take him home while they did their investigations. The hospital refused to let the baby’s father sign the birth certificate. Their reasons their reasons for action;
    My daughter had taken 2 medications during braxton hicks pains. The hospital took blood from my daughter and her baby without their knowledge or consent. My grandson was born a strapping 8lbs 8 oz. The hospital and CPS sheepishly admitted, my grandson showed NO signs of any drug withdrawal. My daughter is beautiful. Has all her teeth, she has a flawless complexion, and was a healthy weight. (Not at all the hallmark of a drug user) My grandson is adorable. We tried everything as relatives to get him as CPS had their kangaroo courts. We rushed over to social services. They said they took my grandson, because they didn’t know he had any relatives, yet we were being pushed out the doors of the hospital. We were lied to repeatedly, and hit with paperwork expressing bogus concerns for every projected worse case scenario possible. CPS refused to let any relative take him that day. FACT: If CPS can keep an infant tied up for 6 mos, the child is adoptable. If they are older, it’s one year. GOD gave my beautiful grandchild to my daughter and her fiancee. CPS gave him to a teacher in and I believe a serviceman in neighboring Lompoc, that have never had children. My daughter has lost her breast milk, has lost the God given right to snuggle and smell the precious new baby smell on their newborns body. They have no baby to show off, and her body is lost without its’ tiny cargo. My daughter wanted her son circumcised, but because of red tape, he was almost a month old before CPS allowed it. My daughter didn’t get to have him at home to comfort him. I have called CPS when our little baby boy had mysterious bumps, bruises, and blankets covered in cat hair. CPS doesn’t find me fit to after raising 4 children. Internet research about cps kidnappings is shocking. This is a BUSINESS for CPS. I see no good intentions, when they do everything they can to bury the childrens parents with programs that eat up every bit of time and money, then alienate every other biological relative. They walk all over every code and protocol to suit their needs. This is a governerment entity, that could take anyones child, at any time, at school, from the home, IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BIRTH, with NO WARNING, and no humane alternatives. They sentenced my daughter and her boyfriend to so many (drug awareness, drug testing, parenting classes, NA, AA etc. coupled with random visits of their son 3 x a week) Needless to say, the babies father lost his prestigious job after 10 years to help my daughter get back and forth to her cps ordered classes and testing after just having given birth. I have been hit with every kind of paperwork, to take care of my own grandson, and am cut down to one hour of visitation a month, because I am not going away. I have called social services, posted blogs. I’ve written my Governor, my attorney General, and every legislator I can think of. Our new president, whoever that might be, needs to police CPS, they have power that they are running wild with, and breaking apart families. That is the backbone of our country. CPS needs serious checks. CPS is clearly out of control. God bless every one of you, whom I’ve gotten to know, whose stories are like mine. I know it is a nightmare, that can’t be easily explained or understood. It seems so fantastic, because common sense says every constitutional right is infringed. I know there is a day of reckoning. Our family needs your help.

    Thank you
    Denise Jones
    805.688.8530

  50. C. Wgner says:

    Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242

    I and many others are aware of multiple Color of Law violations as well as Human rights violations taking place through the Pinellas county courts in regards to Melissa Shepherd-Gillespie and her children.

    Her Children were physically taken from her in Pacoima, CA on Nov 3rd, 2008 and were picked up by Florida CPS today, Nov 5th, 2008 at a local airport at about 10 am. Melissa was told that she had to appear in court in Pinellas County Florida in the AM, Thursday, Nov 6th, 2008. She has been told by both Florida and California CPS that if she does not appear in person, they will file abandonment charges against her and move to terminate her parental rights. This is less than 24 hours notice, but of course she is on her way as I type this.

    Please look into the multiple discrepancies in this case, the fact that there is a prior custody case in Wisconsin that had jurisdiction and the fact that the children’s and Mother’s home has been in the State of California for the last 9 month’s. There are no ties to the state of Florida. There are multiple false statements presented by CPS that can be proven false with birth records and other documents, but the Judge has had pre-determined ideas in each court appearance and will not accept the evidence when presented. (Judge Marion L. Fleming.) Melissa’s 4th and 14th Amendment rights have been violated repeatedly. There are witnesses and proof of these allegations.

    I just want someone to please look into this and investigate. What has occurred is not legal under the United States Constitution.

    The Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution to construct laws regulating the actions of the law enforcement community. Under ‘color of law’, it is a crime for one or more persons using power given to him or her by a governmental agency (local, state or federal), to willfully deprive or conspire to deprive another person of any right protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    Anyone knowing of these allegations has a duty under Color of Law to investigate them.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter,

    C. Wagner
    Mother of 4
    United States Citizen

  51. laura says:

    sorry i don’t have that much money cps basically wanted me homeless they took my 1 1/2 month old son cause i was in foster care when i was a minor and now my son is paying for it if someone doesn’t do something I’m getting other countries in on this there is to much prosecution going on and to many children being abused by cps my son has been left in wet soiled diapers and they don’t know if he has had a bowel movement and they didn’t get his hearing test done either i couldn’t do it cause i didn’t get a card he failed his newborn hearing test its like he don’t want nothing to do with me call me a terrorist say what you want I’m tired of them and well other country’s hear about this and there not going to play i believe that the ones who are in danger needs protection but the ones that don’t they need there families i never got to learn roots i learned to move to place to place till now senator Shaffer please contact me at dayla123452003@yahoo.com

  52. victor & elizabeth baker says:

    Family members kidnapping for benefits & power to say in silent to the victims ” i took your child legally and nothing you can do about it.” Our evidence has been avoided by the system and law enforcement for the past fifteen years and counting,on multible cases discovered on the same person doing this with-in the State of Georgia.Last case was the great grandchild,after repeated complaints to Ellijay georgia many years before the case evolved.DFCS stated over the phone to us that “She was going to win custody but now she is to old.”This is outragous and unforgiving on the part of the system to help a kidnapper like this and paid them benefits for such an act.We discovered this person has done this for decades.Family court system and DFCS plays volley ball with the truth,so the public never finds out.(Documented proof is waiting for others to see into the mind of such a kidnapper and the courts supporting them.) But when ? Sixteen years of trying to report this way of kidnapping and no response from law enforcement.

  53. April says:

    My daughter was placed in the home temporarily with her father because of a tree falling on my home back in January 5th, 2007. Yes my house was a mess but 2 days prior to dcs coming in and taking her i had went to the E.R. over my left arm being immobile. She was takin by Patricia Hartman on this day. I recently found a copy of the handbook online of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Standards of Professional Practice for serving children and families I printed this whole handbook and read it thouroghly because i have never been in any kind of trouble there is about 15 of those Standards that was not followed in my case and 4 guiding Principles. They placed her in the home with her father temporarily where now my daughter explains to me that the step mother is dragging her across the living room floor by the hair of her head, pulled her by the hair of the head because the step mother got frustrated during homework and made her head hit the table and caused a bruise on her forehead, the step mother telling Nathania that if she dont behave she can not see her mother (this was reported to Patricia Hartman) she said it was not emotional abuse on an 8 yr old child, That her father comes in her room at night and puts all of his weight on her, the ear photo was an incodence where it had started doing that on a Tuesday and on friday i was picking her up for visitation and she was going to stay a week with me her father was going to allow this to go on for another week. said if it was not any better when i took her back he would take her to the Doctor. (I took it upon my self to take her to the e.r. the very next morning). The photo of the scaring i have no clue what has happened or why it is there but it was not there when she left my care. The photo of her on the bed was braught to my attention from Nathania’s Fathers Sister on a website she had showed it to me. Then on thanksgiving Nathania braught me a few presents( she said) and that photo was there with the step mothers handwriting on the back. Now during christmas she is telling me that she bleeds down there but only at school and not at home. She again is only 8 yrs. old. the other photo’s are of bruising’s on her. This is what Patricia hartman placed my little girl in the home with did not follow the guidlines and standards in the handbook and then closed the case on me without my knowledge. Let alone the house was in the process of being reconstructed and there was another room she could have told me i had so many days to get her room changed into another bedroom. I was not advised of my rights. and i am still fighting for my daughter in court but everytime we get there we dont even get to talk to the judge and the court date gets changed. This is just more time for them to abuse her and to do whatever they are doing to her. She does not deserve this, no child does for that matter. If you could, can you please help me in this. she is in georgia and I have already contacted them as well I have also made several reports to the Georgia dcs and showed them these same pictures and they are going to court as a witness for the father. Seems a little out there to me.

    My phone is (423) 790-1320 and my email is neesy24us@yahoo.com
    please please help me and my daughter i don’t know what else to do and I made her a promise to not give up and to not stop fighting for her AND I WON’T. I will not let her down. If anyone has any other information about report this worker as well to the state of Tennessee somewhere please let me know.

  54. Big, fat piece of information missing here…

    The mafiosi techniques used in child protection has crept into custody/visitation and child support.

    In custody, forensic psychologists are used to sway custody over to the desired winner and therapy is court ordered as a condition of visitation.

    In child support, the court imputes a very high payment to get the federal matching funds into the state.

    So, there is more to the fraud than just child protection at CPS. It’s in the courts and more importantly, in the appellate divisions where all the kids’ lawyers, psychologists, judges and privately retained counsel are controlled via employment and licensure.

  55. Sam says:

    “Comment by CAREY GODWIN — December 21, 2007 @ 1:13 pm”

    To Carey >>

    I am a grandfather in Florida too, please write me:

    CHEC AT COX DOT NET

  56. Sam says:

    Who here has heard of the concept of “settlement negotiation?” We have found out that this refers to the ability of a case worker to lie to clients. When in court they claim in front of the judge that their goal is “reunification” with the parents. Then on the phone, have recordings, they pressure and lie to clients that ‘they will never regain custody of their children, so they might as well give them up now rather than waiting. It’ll be better for the children.” When the father asked his lawyer about the phone messages from the case worker, the court appointed lawyer told him “that’s not admissible in court, that’s considered to be settlement negotiation.” License to lie.

    SARA.J AT EMBARQMAIL DOT COM

  57. cm says:

    My grandsons are scheduled to be adopted out to NY state (the other side of the continent) on May 6, 2009.

    DHS rules me out for a number of “flimsy reasons” among them:
    DHS charges I taught the boys that DHS stands for Dept. of Human Separation. I did not. The (then) 7 yr old figured this out himself.
    CASA alleges that I have “too much influence on the boys — what if they want to join the Army?”

    So – am I to conclude that Government Agencies are allowed to remove children – and send them to State Conditioning Centers – where they will be molded to join the army?

    The children were removed from parents for reasons that DHS worker falsely submitted reports re my son – claiming he was DV perp – when in fact – he was DV victim ! DHS worker’s reports are accepted by courts as truth – yet are complete fabrications. This false report has completely biased the entire case. And now – my grandsons face exportation to NY State – and new names and loss of their family forever.

    America has no idea of how to care for its children… America’s Disappeared Children – a tragedy.

    I mourn my grandsons as though they are dead. I am banned from any contact with them by the courts – because of the imaginings of DHS workers.

  58. fern says:

    Peter and others:

    Your posting would make it important that folks should contact the law clinics in your state for feedback on general trends in Family Court.

    Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Courts were impelled to investigate the 2 Luzerne County Judges who were sentencing teens to a PRIVATELY RUN CORRECTIONS FACILIITY.

    The Juvenile Law Center did investigate ( from Philadelphia)

    Trends in excessive and uncalled for incarcerations were noted and the FBI MONITORED THESE JUDGES.

    Now, the Chief Probation Officer is punished and many others in on this RICO scheme will feel some reprecussions.

    See familyrights.us

    Until and unless folks network together these illegalities will continue.

    That said, everyone must realize that FAMILY COURT IS an emotional experience and must try to check their emotions at the door.

    Almost no one is pleased. However, the FBI needs information to commence investigations. And not just from one disgruntled source.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  59. Jim Lunsford says:

    Note: This report was done in 2007. Nearly 2 years later nothing has changed. The legal route has failed the people once again. I submit the legal system has never been meant to serve the people, but to protect the corrupt officials in charge of the system. In other words, the legal system is nothing but a way to rationalize the oppression of the people. Things are changing now, but not due to anything coming out of the system, but from a grassroots movement seeking redress through any means necessary against this corrupt government. We, the people, as it stands now are just victims, but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Soon, I believe enough people will become angry and frustrated enough to take matters into their own hands. I pray our people have the backbone to do so anyway.

  60. Terrie says:

    God Bless You,

    I am in Arkansas, My Grandchildren have been legally kidnapped by DCFS . Dcs has fabricated lies and it fell on the deaf ears of the judge as the mother tried to tell him it was a lie. DCFS presented no evidence, Just talk. There is no supporting documents in the case file. yet the kids were pulled away from their mothe and father in Feb. Since the day before Easter she has only been allowed to see them once. Now when she calls for her regularly scheduled visits she is told there is noone in the office.
    I the grandmother talked to one of the children Friday and he asked me why his momma did not want to see him. It broke my heart because she has been busting her but to try and get a home that is “suitable” by DCFS standard and court order. Her and the father were reduced to living in a van after DCFS was finished with them. They had their lights shut off, water and gas. Had them evicted from their home. Had my daughter set up and busted on drug charges. Yet she has never had a dirty drug test. EVER. They have had her constantly followed and harrassed by the police. Get the mounting financial strain on the family. They were barely making it as it was since the fathers check is garnished for medical bills and she is disabled.
    And you know not one attorney has the power or guts to stand up to them. The judge is about as corrupt as they are.
    Every statement in the affidavat is false. Every allegation is false. Everything they have said is false. And they are trying desperatly to cover their tracks now.
    This court need a serious investigation NOW. Actually this whole state.

  61. Marti Tanner says:

    My husband and I desperately need help. We have lost our children to DFACS custody about a year ago after I got a DUI. One DUI.

    My husband and I were having marital problems, separated for a couple of months, he got concerned because I was drinking , called DFACS for some guidance, and we have lost our children. Four beautiful daughters. Two of which we adopted out of foster care many years ago after being foster/adoptive parents for years.

    I made a huge costly mistake and no matter what we have done or tried to do to correct it, we can’t get anywhere. We have done everything we have been asked to do and then some, long completed our case plan, to no avail. We desperately miss our children, Our children have been tossed from home to home, emotionally damaged, and there is nothing we can do about it.

    The judge has been accused of legal kidnapping of children for monetary kickbacks by getting them adopted out instead of reuniting them with their families. We have both lost our jobs , I have been diagnosed with cancer, all during this past year. Please keep our situation in your prayers.

    If anyone has any ideas on any ways we can get our family back on the road to recovery please email us at jaymarzsignco at yahoo.com or call at 706-244-4485. Thank you and God Bless. The state is trying to terminate our parental rights on 7-21-09.

  62. Barb Christiansen says:

    I’m Andrew Christiansens’ paternal grandma. I saw your post on webslueths and want to thank you for that and the work you do.
    We’ve already seen proof that CPS in Vancouver WA doesn’t care about the family. They refuse to keep cps reports anonymous. Is that allowed?

  63. emmanuel says:

    if you are looking for representation on these matters. please contact me.

  64. James Foster says:

    My three daughters were in the care of my ex-wife when they were abducted by CPS on Sept.5, 2005. Based on a false allegation that I had caused a bruise on my six year old daughters forehead… An investigation by CPS of my where abouts would have revealed that I worked out of town, and did not even have access to my daughter for 5 days prior to the injury. I initially was lied to by the Assistant District Attorney, who said that if I did what they told me I would have my kids back in 30 days. I was told by the department that their permanency plan was family reunification. This was a lie and tactic to keep me from obtaining an attorney. I later learned that the “service plan” I had to undergo, which consisted of personal counseling, couple counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluation, drug evaluation, home evaluations, batterer intervention program, anger management program, and parenting classes, were a smoke screen designed to make it look like the department is somehow trying to help me become suitable to raise my children, when in actuality, they were using their team of paid professionals to build a case against me… And the scheduled supervised visitations, and endless court dates were designed to cause me to fail by trying to break the bond between me and my children, depleting my hope, my self esteem, and my money. And all the while claiming the feel good euphemism “best interest of the child” Children rarely need to be protected from their parents, however child protection has become a multi billion dollar business… Meanwhile, the department continued to manipulate me into their proven process of destroying families, in order to get what they want. Which is to keep the federal dollars flowing by keeping the children in CPS custody as long as possible. And ultimately terminate my parental rights so they can obtain federal adoption bonuses… At the same time, maximizing both these resources of cash by deeming my children “special needs children”…Which they did, by diagnosing them with ADHD…And I would like to point out that the psychiatric drugs they are feeding my children landed my 8 year old in a psychiatric hospital with thoughts of suicide…
    To make a long story short, two and a half years later, a well planned order by the” CPS Judge“ forced me to fire my attorney and get a new one, a couple of months before my case would be heard at “the final hearing”. This decision was said to be justified based on the fact that my ex-wife and I were no longer together, and my attorney at that time had been representing both of us. However my new attorney who was not familiar with the case was no match for the “State of Texas”, whom I’d like to point out, now have had three years to prepare their case. On September 11, 2008, Against my children’s and my will, and by using unlawful tactics, they obtained a verdict terminating my parental rights, and concluded that strangers are more suitable to raise my children then their God given natural care giver and provider.The department promptly scheduled what they proudly call a “Final Visit”. I have not been allowed to see my girls since November, 2008. My case is in appeal.

  65. Chris Gulley says:

    My best friends daughter was kidnapped by CPS in July after she went missing in the woods for 24 hrs. (ran off playing). They have had her in custody for 4 months now,(Forsyth county GA)
    and refuse to return her to her home. So now a good hearted and hard working family with lots of love just lost there 3 year old for no reason. The other two children were returned home because they are older and not as easy to adopt off I guess.
    This really is going to cause a ton of damage to this little girl and her family. The best so called therapy for the child is to be returned home now! PLEASE Help my friends get their child back!!
    Yours,

    Chris Gulley
    Deadwood, SD
    605-347-6504

  66. Stacy says:

    I hope smeone soon checks into DSS in Pickens South Carolina,They Are truly committing crimes against thier clients,The Lying and threats to take children from parents if they do not do as told.A man was accused of lifting his dughters blankets while she was sleeping,later the child admitted that he never touched her..Dss was so angry the man was made to take a violent predators test,Dss was told it never happened and still decided to ruin this entire family.The worker made parents sign blank paperwork and threatened to take children everytime the parents asked any questions.When ever they asked if they are taking children,DSS workers replies were always,,,Not yet and do what you are told.Dss worker refuses to answer any questions with the case,all the while knowing the father is innocent and will not tell her employer,We can only wonder if Dss employer is involved in this terrible case,This family needs prayer.

  67. Pedro Arraya says:

    Senator Nancy,

    You’re my Hero!!!!!!!

  68. M says:

    Hi I am a 15 year who has been ripped apart from his family. My dad is currently appealing to the US supreme court. We need to let people know the truth. If we can get Tiger Woods into the media then we can get this into it as well. If medical pot became legal and the proposal went on the ballot and then became a law then we need to change CPS laws now!! Please help!!!!!

    • LindaJoMartin says:

      M, the law would change immediately if the state sovereignty movement were successful. That would force the feds to honor the tenth amendment of the US constitution… and all their evil child welfare laws would be nullified. It takes a strong state to say no to federal allotments. Talk to your state legislators about this.

  69. Niki says:

    Thank you for all that you fought for Mrs.Nancy and sweet Bear!! Rest in peace!! Love & prayers!!

  70. BRENDA EBERWEIN says:

    WE ALL LOVE YOU NANCY!!! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND WE WILL CONQUER ON IN YOUR HONOR!!!!!!!

  71. We The People says:

    Schaefer Family: We’d like to offer our most sincere condolences, and our infinite gratitude. Do not be quick to accept ‘their’ words for truth. Perhaps have a private investigation conducted- or 3. The ONLY way to stop this (them) is to each declare our sovereignty, superior to and out dating/living the USA(C). We the People (not persons) will NOT let these Banksters and Fraternities get away with this!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! How many more lives must be lost. Let’s open our eyes and trust in ourselves. You have blessed the world Nancy Schaefer, with knowledge and hope/courage. You were martyred, but not in vain. Please, every body reading this, take a closer look at this woman’s collective works in the last 10 years, how others reacted/commented toward it and affected by it, THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!!!! (you already are) No need for a repeat of Deutoronomy 28. ‘They’ think they’re much smarter than us, but they will tremble and flee back to the miserable place they’re from (THE CROWN(c)) when we all learn how to use commercial law/law merchant (not their corporate policies) for ourselves and against them. How many times must we be redeemed before we finally understand? Peace and Love to all (even ‘them’)
    Urgency is vital. We shall see how long this comment remains…..
    ~Free man on the land of the several States united.

  72. tracey welch says:

    God Bless you nancy. I know you are up there looking down on us all and you’re still doing your best to send our babies home where they belong. I hope your legacy lives on.

  73. LeAnn Addleman says:

    I am just now hearing about this and having not been from Georgia it saddens me that this Senator was not representing all states. I guess maybe she was. I am a grandmother of 10 and 3 of those were abducted from their parents almost two years ago. The crime that was committed against these girls by their mother was to spank the oldest one for talking back. Since then they have been in fostercare and the caseworkers continue to play games with all of us. I have heard them lie and get away with it and change the rules. You know, you trust that what they tell you is the truth and you find out later that it’s not the truth. One of the social workers for the county told me that it’s all about the money and power but I bet she would never admit that to anyone else. What can we do now? How do we get these girls back for good? Won’t someone please help our family?
    LeAnn

    • LindaJoMartin says:

      LeAnn, this site is here to help, but the thing is, you have to help yourselves as (1) you know your case better than anyone else, and (2) others don’t have time and resources to help everyone else. Who Will Help Prepare Your CPS Case?

  74. Tory says:

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gbi-husband-shot-ex-410703.html

    Nancy Schaefer was murdered last Friday.

    “A handgun and several letters, including a suicide note written by Bruce Schaefer to family members, were found in the home he shared with Nancy Schaefer, his spouse and the one-time Georgia politician, according to John Bankhead, GBI spokesman.

    [...]

    “We’ve got some evidence of why it was done,” Sheriff Joey Terrell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Why it happened? That question will never be answered.”

  75. Janet says:

    Ty, Nancy for all your hard work for those of us, who have our children & grandchildren ripped out of arms & homes by CPS. May you and your husband rest in peace & know we will not let your work go unfinished. Being a grandmother with a 8 month baby boy in the foster care system,here in Tx I esp. thank-you…… God Bless ,

  76. Serenity says:

    This was no murder suicide!!!! It was an assassination by the American Gov who have done all they can to break up families. They need to “shut her up” as she was making great strides and progress in her efforts. Nancy guided me in Getting my grand babies out of the hands of these monsters and demons. Upon getting my girls back, i took them to my own Dr to have them evaluated and because of a military person I had them checked for other things and through the eval it was discovered my girls had been microchipped!!Thank you so much Nancy for all you did. I will continue the fight and quests you began. May you rest in peace knowing there are a lot of us out here who will carry on your work.

  77. Aa'Ishah Salaam I says:

    Thank u so much 4 posting this.

  78. Francesca says:

    When I recieved the devasting phone call that Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband were murdered. My heart dropped, they were and always will be a “God Send” to me and my family! Senator Schaefer and Ihave spoken daily numerous times a couple days before her and her husbands murder. I am the Florida mother that she was helping. Please contact me!

    My heart goes out to the family!
    Senator Schaefer and her husband will always be in our HEARTS!

    Devastated Mother
    God Bless!!!
    Francesca

  79. lilia says:

    nancy schaefer spoke the truth and she
    will be missed and god be with her.

  80. Samuel Parker IV says:

    Just got out of jail. I have never committed a crime until I became late on child support! Ya know you can bond out for any crime like molestation, burgarly,vehicular hommicide, ect. But once you get behind on child support you are ther for a duration! That only hurts my kids, because I love them dearly. The laws need to change! Who can I contact about this?

  81. I dedicated an entire month to Child abuse and CPS — Corrupt Parental Surrogates. Check out the archives at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/casey-wheeler

  82. JAN says:

    i havent seen my daughter i pray every day that no more abuse by the state of california – but they have convinced my daughter her own mother is embarrassing. what a nice state they dont have to understand epilepsy – so they are burning us at the stake – is it the salem witch trials again???????

  83. saveourkids says:

    Senator Nancy Schaefer you are my hero! you were on the right track CPS scum needs to be extermanated for good starting with Suffolk County NY cps, they are the TRUE CHILD ABUSERS LIERS who favor and help mental mother Melissa Leonard keep my two children away from me dozens false allegations all dismissed unfounded! CPS still file false allegations for her. She was the one diagnosed by forensic to have multiple mental disorderes!
    Another great statement by journalist Alex Jones he would ” take 10,000 cps caseworkers and HANG’EM all ”
    We need to start taking action and saving our children from these abusers and molesters like Dolores Porco Leonard and her adopted mental so called daughter Melissa Leonard and John J. Leonard that HIV infected homo!

  84. LARISSA says:

    I read this entire blog and my heart filled with hope. Then I got to the bottom and saw that Nancy is no longer with us! That broke my heart. I am a law student but have been working in the cps/dhhr field now for over 5 years and have seen all of these horrible things. As a lawyer, the first ppl I want to prosecute and take down are the DHHR and CPS that judge ppl for being poor and return children to ppl that REALLY ARE abusive just b/c they have money!! I hope Nancy will show me the way to get these things done!

  85. Brett says:

    After a 3 year ordeal of jumping through DCFS’s hoops to regain custody of our children, my wife was offered a position through DCFS in the PIP or Parents in Partnership to aid families in dealing with DCFS. After only a short period of srevice in this position – she has been reprimanded for doing exactley what she hired to do. Her first review was critical of one instance where something as benign as; “Be courtious and cooperative with the worker and always maintain your temper, but as a last resort you may ask to speak with their supervisor” has been distorted “insighting conflict between the party and the worker”. They are obviously building a file to support her being terminated. Where do we find an advocate to follow this on my wifes behalf? She is very bright and took this job to help, that others wouldn’t be railroaded by DCFS as we were. She has NOT stepped outside of her training in her advice to families, but it seems it’s still too much for DCFS to tolerate with this SHAM program.

    • Linda Martin says:

      Brett, this site suggests that we learn to advocate for ourselves. Keep documentary evidence just as you would with a CPS case, and you may need to locate an attorney that handles employment matters.

  86. Jason Stephenson says:

    The issue of CPS is more then just the emotional trauma it causes,it also undermines the authority of parents and other authority figures, such teachers and polices. It also threatens to destroy long held family morals, traditions. personal and political beliefs that are usually passed down to their children.

  87. Brenda says:

    Yes, the DFCS in Ga is very corrupt. I have first hand experience with them. My 2 boys ages 14 and 8 at the time were placed into a foster home for 3 days and then taken to an orphanage for another 8 days. My youngest sons father was in jail at the time for stealing my kids 4 wheelers from my moms home – DFCS actually brought a 4 time convicted felon for theft and drug possession to court against me with a court appointed attorney to speak for him. My oldest sons father had rarely paid support nor ever had his son legitimated and yet DFCS told him they would help him gain full custody. My kids were taken from my mother in the juvenile courts waiting room that day with her all but begging on her hands and knees for DFCS to give her temporary custody. My youngest son had never even slept anywhere but his bed in our home. DFCS dragged him from his 3rd grade classroom, withdrew him from school and then enrolled him in a school in another county for a total of 5 days. DFCS did all of this to my family without ever even having a case plan or safety plan – in other words they never even had a case against me. Their reason for taking my children? I still do not know the true answer to that but they stated that I was non-compliant because I wasnt home when the case worker came for unannounced her bi-monthly home checks – meaning that I wasnt supposed to know when she was to check on my home.? She was only a case worker in traing at the time and was transferred to another DFCS office in a county over 50 miles away three days before the termination of custody hearing – she wasnt required or asked to be in court. I was one of the lucky few in that my family paid for an attorney – Walker Chandler – who in less than 10 minutes had my kids returned to me. I was so relieved to just have the nightmare over with at the time, but oh how I wish I had gone further and had a case brought against DFCS for mental anguish to myself and my kids. Now, I have problems with the DHR office of child support services – my oldest sons case has been extremely mishandled with CSS witholding payments for TANF that well excedes what I actually got in benefits and my youngest sons father owes over $51,000 in back support that will probably never be paid. Yes, I would try and sue the pants off of everyone and every department involved with the child support issue – but what the hell, it seems that every attorney in the state is afraid to go against any part of DFCS or CSS in Ga. and my previouse attorney – the wonderful Mr. Walker Chandler has retired and is coping with the death of his youngest son. If anyone knows an attorney willing to investigate a case against CSS for free until settlement, please let me know.

  88. clara says:

    rest in peace nancy, and her hubby. it all sounds like a conspiracy. dont give up hope everybody. please dont.

  89. clara says:

    it seems like history repeats itself.

  90. clara says:

    im glad someone in office has spoken up against cps. it would help if there are more out there who will change that.

  91. clara says:

    brenda i was told for a case like your former lawers case find a good old fashion jewish lawer who will take your former lawer’s case. someone who is aggressive, and determin. dont give up hun. it will work out.

  92. Debbie says:

    When or what will it take to amend the corrupt CPS. They lie on the stand and if anyone else die we would be prosecuted for purgery. They have too much power, but can you really fight the government. They wanted my grandson so bad that when I submitted to a drug screen in court they stated I failed. CASA knew before we went in we were being railroaded. The other grandparents who have money and were behind the false accusations were awareded custody we only allowed supervised visits with him. WE raised him for 41/2 years and he’s 6 years old now. The grandmother tells my daughther he’s finally in a stable home now and my grandson says we didn’t take good care of him and are on drugs. All lies It’s my daughter & the father that have the problem. He loves both of us. CASA wanted him to remain with us or at least shared custody. Now I’ve been ruined for life and have been unable to find an Attorney that really wants to fight. I forgot to mention I had a instant drug screen done same day after court & it was clean as well as a hair folice to present in court and the Judge would not allow it stating I could have cheated on it. These were both observed. The whole system is corrupt.

  93. Louis Deweaver says:

    I have taken it upon myself to seek out everyone who has been wronged by CPS. If no one else will I will. I am a minister in my church and like the bible says “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
    Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
    I have been able document The corruption of CPS in my county of Saginaw Michigan and I need any and all stories and support. We the people have the power to stop them if our voted in representatives fail to do so. We need to band together and vote them all out of office. Email me at ldeweaver-at-live.com and lets band together and take back what our government has given away so freely That is the power to raise a family without governmental interference.

  94. Bette Baysinger says:

    History does repeat itself, and once we can see that clearly we can start to recognize the pattern of what DOES NOT WORK anymore if it ever did work. This system is a broken system. We see the pattern now it is up to US to change our behaviors to BREAK THE CYCLE of abuse in these greed infected systems. First thing is to question ALL authority. The older the “voice” of that authority the more questionable it is. Learn of your own understanding of how messed up our systems are, and then let’s fix them.

  95. john says:

    Dfcs took my children for a year. I reported my child was being abused. she told social worker she was being abused. One week later my child was removed from home. I asked why they said cause foster family didn’t want to deal with me. I asked if investigation was done and denied right to know. I asked for children medical records denied. They put me through hell. Now there back and I got a lawyer. I have not heard from them nor did my lawyer. They spoke to my daughter at school. Entered my home after I told them no and they were violating my amendment rights. Threaten to take kids. When I told them I wanted a lawyer threatened me anyone who gets lawyer is guilty. They have spoken to me as if I was nothing. Yea I hung up the phone imp a SFC in the army. I want to sue them lawyers want to charge me money I do not have. Georgia is all about stealing children. They want that federal money; they make their own laws where parents have no rights at all. I will not be treated this way I have dealt with them before trust me do not believe a word they say sign nothing admit to nothing. Get a lawyer ASAP they are disgusting creatures and you law makers congress men that let them are just as guilty you should be ashamed of who you are. How dare you let them steal children from good families. O if you all didn’t know they have ways around everything hippa yea right. Prepare for a battle if they take your children. Don’t even trust the foster homes they are getting paid and loving every dollar they get. Children are money to Georgia that it dollar signs. I fight for the United States highly decorated soldier and I can’t believe our country. I am disgusted with the United States for allowing such corruption. Never give up on your children that what they want. they will bring you to court once a week they will sycologicly test you and not show you and tell you things it doesn’t even say. I know because the army pulled it and they lied. Tape record everything best investment you can have, and pray to god you get a good judge that isn’t under their pay role. GEORGIA DFCS IS CURRUPT THEY LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE NEVER TRUST THEM AND CHANGE CASE WORKERS SO FAST YOU CAN HARDLEY PROVE IT

  96. Shame says:

    I stumbled upon this when learning of Senator Schaefer death (more like murder). Im appalled at what our Gov. has become and sick to my stomach. Maybe it would be best if this Gov. is abolished since it is not serving the will of the people. Unfortunately this is only the tip of the iceberg and how corruption and fraud perpetuates all facets of our lives both socially and economically.

    It says in our Constitution that it is our duty to abolish our Gov when it no longer works for the will of the people. No where does it say we need to protect corrupt Gov. officials. Somethings to ponder and I sincerely hope everything works out for everyone involved.

  97. markt says:

    Yes the cps is indeed a national disgrace, but they have so much force in effect behind them – from the many who havent been victimized YET and who roll like stupid cattle and say MOO when their neighbor is foreclosed, or the household de-patriarched, or their progeny swindled away – to the dedicated and modestly paid court system hacks who are in spirit so alien to true community and family, that one could almost imagine viewing them through special sunglasses as an alien species altogether.

    Take a HARD LOOK at your family circles, friends, neighbors, associates, and community at large. TELL THEM that NO GOVERNMENT EVER made ANY country great. WE THE PEOPLE made this country great, and that government only controls, regulates, polices and stifles creativity. If they then shrug you off for disrupting their morning buzz, or if they scramble to find some hotline to report you to – THEN THEY ARE AMONG THE MULTITUDES of parasite bureaucrats or their lackeys who put on a jew mask and make careers of gutting their fellow man.

    THIS IS WHERE WE DRAW THE LINE IN THE SAND.

    So so so many people work against what is right. The tremendous division in our people has become unignorably staggering.

    Napoleon CHOPPED THE HEADS OFF OF AN ENTIRE CLASS of controlling elitist bourgoese pigs, cohorts and all – and notice TODAY that France isn’t mentioned much in the ‘cps’ blitzkrieg across the west. So no kids stolen in France? They purged that elitist body politic long ago. The motto of the revolution was ‘fraternity, brotherhood and equality’ – thus French so-called socialism differs from OUR ELITIST kennedy clintonesque american royalty socialism.

    YEAH ! When they killed the king, they REALLY killed the kingship for the centuries – and the bitch queen too ! Back then, if you werent of the bourgoese elite, then you were probably of the servant class. Regardless of race, servants were all house niggas. The ‘mauster’ of the house or business could have their way with your spouse or children and you had no recourse, because you were just too poor or stupid in their eyes. WOW ! Just like today with the elitist socialists who menace us.

    So think about THAT you foster parents – you useful idiots of the scheme. You pay for your margin financed mcmansions with government perks to convert into owner operated orphanages – with children STOLEN from parents who simply can’t afford to fight your corrupt elitist system.

    And if you aren’t the ‘useful idiots’, then we can assume you to be willing participants in the crime. Perhaps you drive by trailer parks, or a humble cottage or non-conforming architecture and you SCOFF saying ”how can any kids live like that”. You look for something wrong with the place to report – trying to bag some more kids to pay for your noisy group home.

    LIKE I SAID – THE LINE IN THE SAND HAS BEEN DRAWN. And it doesn’t matter if I’ve known you for years, neighbor. The gestapo I.R.S. of the 70s and 80s employed you elitist bureaucrat parasites to terrorize main street small businessmen for the big box 90s. But that was just the independents vs walmart. But to STEAL OUR CHILDREN ? ! Now we the people are JUST PLAIN MAD !

    There is no statute of limitations on kidnapping and we will REMEMBER YOU ALL FOREVER – - from the faggott mamas boy cops who makes dates of providing armed escort to the angry feminist lesbian cps workers on their child grabs – raising the bar to AGGRAVATED kidnapping – to the robo-judges and prosecutors – to the elitist brand ‘graduated dependency’ socialist work preachers and mentors in our local extacy rave party state teachers colleges – OUR EYES ARE ON YOU ! ! PEOPLE WAKE YOUR NEIGHBOR ! !

    Everybody RISE UP ! ! HELLOOO ! ! THIS IS OUR DAY people. RISE AND SHINE . . .

  98. markt says:

    NO ONE under ANY circumstances should EVER call ANY government authority to police political correctness into family life. The family is sacred and sovereign. The family is in fact an independent and autonomous living entity that declared its own creation and which has its own immune defense system. It heals itself as it grows and fixes glitches within its body politic. To forcibly dismember a family is technically committing MURDER ON A LIVING BEING ! ! Violence begets the same karma. The family politic is the REAL driving force propelling our great species –-AND NOT short lived socialist empires with their scorched earth final implosions.

  99. bill d says:

    The Laws, Politicians, Courts and Agencies profess they are all about the best interests of the child.

    If they were, we wouldn’t read about the incidents that we do Nationwide, there would also be accountability; from the parents, other parties involved, regardless of relationship, any Civil Service Employee, Therapist, Judge etc..

    In New York, most CPS Allegations, are made by a bitter party of divorce; that upon seeing the other improve / move on, has to do something to de-rail them, as well as ruin the sacred child / parent relationship.

    All allegations go thru the Anonymous Call Center (come on folks people can figure things out, especially when a new allegation surfaces, after one closes, and only the one party is admonished for what can be proven, yet CPS does nothing & closes case).

    I personally have dealt with 15 unfounded allegations, and 1 that was originally deemed founded, as I admitted to such; but was reversed by the Albany portion of OCFS, as their own guidelines permitted me to do such. The issue at hand was I disciplined my son; and others tried to make something of it.

    His Mother and her 2nd Husband use the kid as their in-house baby sitter, the kid is constantly failing in school, and no one cares about that though.

    I’ve done what I’m supposed to, and can afford to physically as well as financially, been to the courts which get no place, been through the schools, which refuse to comply with NYS LAWS & Family Court Orders.

    I’ve spent hours / years researching NYS Case Law Decisions, NYS Statutes, and Agency Regulations, no one cares.

    You can put something in front of a Judge that is precedent, sometimes even though own previous decision, it doesn’t matter.

    You can show an Agency their own guidelines, or Parent Agencies Directive about Guidelines, and they still do opposite.

    I’ve met with the local politicians, who either sponsored, co-sponsored or voted for specific legislation, and can’t get them to get the Parties to comply.

    As for a worker no longer working as a CPS Caseworker, they may be in another dept of the agency, no one “quits” a civil service job, and are seldom fired. If you want a person bad enough, you will find them

    In NYS most CPS Workers, or Civil Service Employees are protected via article 78 proceeding’s. Unless something so egregious, or behavior shocks the courts and they have no choice but to allow you to sue all involved.

    I personally have a disfigured index finger, over 800 stitches in my body, and a knife wound from my own mother from when I was a child…

    No one did anything about it, (Dr’s / Hospital Staff / Family Members) I love how she lies or denies the events even happened. Or the excuse I liked the best, was her parents did such to her, and had drinking issues, so it was ok to do to me & brother as it’s all she knew, and remains glossed over.

    I found my father dead, she had me arrested, committed collusion / fraud with a local atty, and scammed me & a mortgage company, She even denied that my parents were divorced. I had to dig, and get proof to submit to SSI and my Fathers Employer (retirement / benefits were claimed that she wasn’t rightfully entitled too), and the bank that held the mortgage…. NO One cared or believed me. The Local District Attorney, wouldn’t get off his ass walk two buildings down, and verify what was in files he had access to. Until black & white documentation appeared to prove what I claimed, then another story come’s about, and she caused more family drama.

    Bottom is that nothing will change, until Laws are changed, and actually force the Courts to do what they are supposed to do; which is hold people accountable, regardless who, and their excuse; and also holds Agencies / Directors / Workers can & are held accountable.

  100. Alison Lewey says:

    …I have never met You …but I love you and I’m sorry You got taken away…Your Spirit is still here and I am here to Thank You for your strength, and for helping Me along with My Battle w/these sociopaths..Your an Angel ….

  101. Crystal says:

    My god I had my kids taken away four times for smoking pot when I was pregnant,them running out of the house while I was sleeping,CPS accusing me of being bi polar,a bruise he got from school and the fact I had menatl problems.They forced me to sign over my rights i am hoping to fight this since I just signed my rights away June 2012.It’s a small east Texas town and nothing is happening.I was over medicated and left shunned and hated by multiple CPS workers as they were trying to terminate my rights.My family did not know the kids situation because my mother was pushing for adoption to she has ties with the system,CPS ext.I’m a single mom who works at home and I have been a entertainer all my life.CPS made false reports and I was forced to keep quiet.My boys have been with the foster dad two times now and this last time he started working against me in hopes for adoption.anyone have advice?

  102. Lynn says:

    DFCS wrongly took our children and won’t give them back… WE NEED HELP!!!!