A dshs, child protective service worker came to my parent’s house and took my brother’s baby. Procurement of an order to seize a child through distortion, misrepresentation, and/or omission in court and is a violation of the fourth amendment. ( Malik v. Arapahoe Cty. Dept. of Social Services. (10th Cir. 1991)
That is exactly what the cps worker did. She either failed to fully investigate intentionally or recklessly, withheld potentially exculpatory information from the court.
State and Federal laws state “every effort must be made to keep the child in the home (RCW 74.14A.020., RCW 26.44.063,RCW 13.34.060,Finding — 1999 c 17: “The legislature has found that any intervention into the life of a child is also an intervention in the life of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian, and that the bond between child and parent is a critical element of child development. The legislature now also finds that children who cannot be with their parents, guardians, or legal custodians are best cared for, whenever possible and appropriate by family members with whom they have a relationship. This is particularly important when a child cannot be in the care of a parent, guardian, or legal custodian as a result of a court intervention.” [1999 c 17 § 1.]
WAC 388-15-037, RCW 26.44.063, RCW 74.04.050, RCW 13.34.020, RCW 74.13.031, RCW 26.44.030, 42 U.S.C. § 671 (a) (15) and 672 (a) (1) -That is not all the laws she broke, and there are plenty of case laws to back this up.
As shown above RCW 13.34.00 finding; The government cps worker not only did nothing to prevent removal of the child from her home, she intentionally took her from her home. My brother had left his daughter in my parents/his parents/baby’s grandparent’s care, where both the baby and my brother had lived since the baby was born. She cps worker had prior knowledge that the grandparent were, cps approved, bonded with the child, yet still traumatize the baby and put her in a foster home. The trauma caused by this cps worker is unforgivable, and that it disruptions in the parent-child/grandparent-child relationship provokes fear and anxiety in a child and diminish her sense of stability and self. At first, the child is very anxious and protests vigorously and angrily. Then she falls into a sense of despair, though still hyper vigilant, looking, waiting, and hoping for her return. A child’s sense of time factors into the extent to which a separation affects her emotional well-being. Thus, for younger children whose sense of time is less keenly developed, short periods of parental absence seem much longer. “Taking a child whose greatest fear is separation from her family and in the name of ‘protecting’ that child by forcing on them, what is in effect their worst nightmare, is tantamount to poring salt on an open wound”. Another serious implication of removal is that it introduces children to the foster care system, which can be much more dangerous and debilitating than the home situation. Foster homes are rarely screened for the presence of violence and that the incidence of abuse and child fatality in foster homes is double that in the general population.
This child was born addicted to drugs. This had nothing to do with my brother. She was taken to PICC center. A hospital that specializes in getting newborns off drugs. They were very pleased with my brother’s care, concern, and attentiveness. So much so, they wrote a letter stating how my brother did everything perfectly to help this child through this difficult time. They said she was “one of the well-adjusted PICC graduates that he had seen in a very long time.
CPS was told my brother that she would be going through the worst part of the withdrawal and that she was not developing properly. The baby was promptly taken to her pediatrician, who gave her a clean bill of health. He took her back to the PICC hospital, who ensured him she was medically normal, healthy infant that had out grown the effects of the drugs.
She was so healthy the PICC center used her picture and story for their funding flyer. Then later came to her home and made a video of my brother and her for another funding project.
CPS is supposed to protect children. This woman did not care about the best interest of the child. Did you know that of the millions of people in prisons, 70% of them were foster kids. What ever her motive was, she traumatized this baby, and it should be stopped before more children grow up and go to prison. It is estimated that it cost $200,000 a year to keep inmates in prison.
She has clearly violated the 1st amendment (Doe v. Irwin US. D.C. of Michigan 1985,
Elrod v. Burns 96 S. Ct. 1976,
She also violated 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments (324 A 2d 90; supra 129 nj Super at 489, 369 NW 2d 889, MI App Div 1983, Reynold v. Baby Fold, Inc., Santosky V. Kramer 102 S. Ct. 1388 1982, Chrissy v. Department of Public Welfare 5th Cir. 1991, Malik v Arapahoe Cty Department of Social Services 10th Cir 1999) I could go on and on.
My parents and my brother to afraid to complain to anyone fear cps will make up lies and take the baby again. They only let my brother see his child once a week for an hour, and it is supervised by cps. It will not let him see more until at least the fact-finding hearing. They do nothing to protect the bonding so accentual to child development.
Not only are they trying to hurt the child and her dad, but they are trying to bring me into their the case, by telling the foster parents, my brother, my parents, the mother of the child and the baby’s lawyer that I had, had one or two kids taken away from me in the past. First, I think do not think that would be public information, second it has nothing to do with my brother’s case with them, and lastly it shows how much they really care about children. They reference them like mud pies, with no concern “one or two”. I would think people that had a job caring for children, would not reference them in such a casual way. It is not important to them; they are not talking as if they are not living beings, but like mud pies “One or two”. That does not show any concern about children to me. Maybe you could ask them how many other foster children are in the home with my child? Would they reply, “Oh, one or two, it depends on how many sold; I mean were adopted this week.”
I have not researched this yet. I am quite sure that is not public information for cps to give to any information they may or may not have about me to anyone. I am not being investigated and do not live with my parents, this information would have nothing to do with investigating my brothers case. It seems she is getting desperate and is trying to dig up anything on anybody with no regard for privacy laws, or any law for that matter. The mother has two other children that have been taken from her. Although the mother has given up all her parental right to the baby, the cps worker is sending my brother a copy of the files. I have no idea what this information has to do with this case, but I would not think she should be giving private information out like candy on Halloween. This woman seems a little unstable. She just goes around lying in court, taking children, giving out protected information, and god only knows what else she has up her sleeve.
I she is breaking state and federal laws and getting federal funding by doing so. Cps gets federal funding, but cps must follow rules to legally qualify for that funding… One of the first rules is that the cps must do everything possible to keep the child in her home. That includes having the parent leave the home first .Offer services or any option that would keep the child in her home. (.RCW 26.44.063).
Cps having prior knowledge of the baby’s living situation could have used this option of having my brother leave and letting the baby stay, saving everyone a lot of worry and heartache. Cps also knew the baby’s grandparents had been approve by cps. They were “CPS approved” and already had background checks. If cps were looking out for the best interest of the child, she would have never taken the child, from her grandparents. The child had already bonded with them, loved, and trusted them. I cannot imagine what reasoning she used putting the baby in foster care, and taking her from a loving home.
Another state and federal law is if the child cannot stay in her home, they must try to find a relative to take the child, before putting the baby into foster care. She was already in a home with relative care. She did not call one relative. By not telling the truth, it helped her get the warrant and money from the federal government. Which in turn, help her with what ever she was planning, and what gain she would be getting by traumatizing a whole family?
All information is supposed to be presented to the judge. It is suppose to be written out in detail what she did to keep the baby in the home and the relatives she contacted. She did not do one thing to prevent this baby from being put into foster care; in fact, she made sure the baby was put in foster care… In my opinion, she had some other motive for taking the baby and putting her in foster care. It sure was not in the best interest of the child.
She is lying to get federal money by not following the above rules. That cannot be legal. She is hurting innocent children, and I cannot see where she even makes reasonable decisions; she breaks the law, over uses her authority and she breaks innocent peoples constitutional rights. This does not seem like a person or maybe a whole agency that should be looking out for the care of humans that are defenseless and she refers about as if they were mud pies.
I believe this must be stopped immediately. I would go as far to think she is selling these children to people. She sure had no reason to remove the baby from her home, no matter what she thought my brother might have done. We are very lucky that my brother had some prior experience with cps; otherwise, he would have done what he did when the child was born. What cps tries and make you do, sign a dependency, and your court appointed attorney agrees with them and doesn’t even inform you what you are doing or what other options you have. He knew better this time, but cps tried and pushing him, and having the dependency hearing the same day as the shelter hearing without council. Cps feels they have all the power needed, after all what greater power could you have over a person, but taking you kids.
As far as I can tell the govern themselves. If you want to file a complaint, you have to start with filing a complaint with the cps worker’s immediate supervisor. If you do not like the results you get from that supervisor, you can go up one more. Although, I have phoned different offices several times and both supervisor that work in the offices are either on vacation, out of the office that week, or some other lame excuse. So I was not even able to talk to a supervisor. Then I called the regional office, but they are not sure what can be done, but they have document called a “tort”, and they will email it to me. It has seems they can do pretty much whatever they want to you and your family. By the time, you could file a complaint they would have probably already auctioned off your kids, and say, they have not been with you so long they are not going to give them back.
I have heard horror stories about fighting cps. If is not something they do to you, they get your family’s kid or even your lawyers kids. They usually target low-income people that do not know their rights, and cannot afford to hire a lawyer. They do not know any better and think they have to sign this dependency or cps will keep their kids. I have first hand experience with this it is not just something I made up. I know they do this and set you up to fail. They make you go to so many classes and pay child support. If you go to everything, they want you to go to, you do not have time, or employers are not willing to work around your schedule. If you do not do everything they say, they keep your kids. If you do not work, you cannot pay your child support and they have your driver’s license taken away, and then you do have the money to go to the classes and even if you did, you do not have a driver’s license to get to them. If you drive, anyway, you end up in jail and they still keep your kids.
They do all this by making you believe they have a right to tell you what a terrible parent you are, all because an x-spouse is angry with you and will do anything to make sure your life is a living hell. When 40% of children in foster care could go home if they had the resources for affordable housing and day care. Instead of helping the family stay together, they give middle-income people the money to take your children. They even give adoptive parent money, health insurance and whatever they think they need and cps a bonus for getting the child adopted. However, they do not help the families stay together, they do not receive any federal funds if the family is reunited, and the family does not receive any help either.
Seventy percent of the millions of people in our prisons were foster children. This cost tax payers $200,000 a year for each inmate. The parent turns to drugs and alcohol to relieve some of the pain. Or they get so depressed they suicidal tendency, they hurt so bad they have mental problems so deep seeded and never recover. They end homeless, in jails or institutions. Did you know that the bible thumpers abuse their children more often and more severely than the drug addicts, but less likely to be investigated?
Luckily, this time my brother knew cps does not act in the child’s best interest. My parents and he are financially devastated from their last ordeal with them. He had not even done anything wrong, but was bull dogged into believing what cps said. This time he did not sign anything and asked for a lawyer. It was hard because he would have to wait two more weeks before there was even a chance to get his baby back and out of danger. No matter what you do, the family is always the ones that have all the pain, and it’s just another mud pie to them, but they are going to make sure that’s all you have is mud pie and a broken heart.
I researched everything in the dependency papers as good as I could. I am not a lawyer or even close. He gave everything I had to his lawyer and lucky the judge agreed the cps worker had defiantly over stepped her bounds, and the baby was finally returned to my parents, pending the next hearing.
They just keep trying to break you. My brother can only see his daughter once a week for an hour in a little room, being supervised by cps. Can you imagine what a baby would go through, she is only 14 months old only seeing her dad who has been with her almost day and night from birth, to only seeing him for an hour, and being taken away again. I see absolutely no reason he could not have more liberal visitation, with my parents supervising. CPS just continues to traumatize the baby, and will continue unless he gives custody to the state. How can one hour a week be good for the father or the baby? The baby surely does not understand why her dad keeps abandon her, but cps makes sure to make it as hard on the family as they can. With no regard to the baby’s well being.
I could not imagine what would happen if he sign a dependency. He does not have any money anymore and I truly believe he would never get her back. This is just my opinion, but I truly believe that they have a buyer for his baby and that is why they are doing nothing to reunite the family and everything to destroy them. What other reason could this woman have for trying to break this family apart?
I could not find any place other than here (The FBI) to file a complaint of any kind about cps. Other than, the same office that is causing all this grief to start with. Who lies to get federal money, kidnaps children, and disables parents.
I do not expect that you will respond to this, but if you cannot investigate these things, could you please at least tell me whom I could get in touch with that would investigate without letting them know who is involved. My parent, brother, and I too, are so worried, scared, and live in fear every day that they might just come here and take her again.
This needs to be stopped. It has taken such a toll on our whole family, none of us will ever be the same, and government should not be allowed to ruin families, and do who knows what to they do to the children they take.
I am begging you please help us or tell us who can.