New families created statewide on Adoption Day

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Jasmyne Middleton had been counting down the days and telling everyone she knows. Full Story

Williamstown, MA

#2 Nov 21, 2009
"DCF works to reunite biological families"

This is an outright lie. DCF not only does NOT work to reunite families, but actively works to separate good parents from their children. I personally am acquainted with 3 different families who have had their children taken from them, two after blatantly false accusations of neglect/abuse, which were later proved to be false, and one after an overzealous officer, at the home due to an ambulance request for one of the adults (A medical condition, nothing to do with the children), made a report to DCF about "dirty dishes accymulating on the sink and the children appearing uncared-for". As I said, I am acquainted with these families personally, and these children were in NO way neglected or in any danger whatsoever. Nevertheless, as of right now, none of them have been reunited with their children, and in one case, the reason given was essentially that no one could prove that there was NO abuse! DCF is nothing more than state-sanctioned kidnapping, and the entire organization should be shut down as it is now. I don't argue the theoretical benefits of having such an organization, but as it stands now, with overzealous social workers and the "err on the side of caution" mentality, it is seriously in need of revamping, from the ground up.


#3 Nov 21, 2009
I was involved in the "system" and I just want to say that DFC really cares about these children. I even "lost" my case, but the circumstances surrounded the "lies" my ex-daughter-in-law told us. I have had reps from every legal stand point come into my home and they knew the child I was caring for was in the best possible hands. Judge Locke is an extremely fair judge in the proceedings. Don't take what others say to be truth as more likely than not, it's a lie. If the DFC didn't check out the calls they get, they could be held liable for anything that could or would happen to an innocent child. I commend the work of our local Social workers as to the job they do. Although I will say some are blondes and don't know any better. They know who they are.....

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Nov 22, 2009
Wow....What a jubilant time in courthouse..... These children are blessings and to be placed in a place called ""home" - is just awesome....
More great news like this should be in the papers, forget about the bad stuff!!!! Thanks for sharing this with the public.....My prayers is that the childrens lives continue to be nurtured,loved and supported as they deserve that!!!!

Holyoke, MA

#5 Nov 22, 2009
It is nice to see good things happening around here.

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