Law would let courts restore parental rights

Apr 5, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Nevada Appeal

“I feel strongly that we do not go down that road, I would hate to see a circumstance where a parent is, for example, in prison and is sending petition after petition through the courts trying to regain parental rights, disrupting the child's life”

Measure gets unanimous approval from Assembly Judiciary Committee Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Clark County Family Court Judge Gerry Hardcastle, left, and Nevada Assemblywoman Susan Gerhardt, D-Henderson, ... via Nevada Appeal

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Tiffany Smith

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"I have three children that I lost thru (TPR). I would like for them to come home."What can I do to get custody after they have been adopted and in the meantime what should I do? It's been almost three years since they been gone.In November 2006 I lied to the Department of Social Services that my boyfriend assaulted me but, the truth is that he didn't.I made that false allegation against him because,I felt by putting him in jail will get me my children back.Department of Social services gave me a treatment plan for me to complete during the time my children were placed and, I completed the treatment plan as told.I'm a good mother and now a christian and also currently graduated from school with a high school diploma with honors and I'm a certified machine operator.I've been told that my children has been adopted.I've been doing my own research and I indeed found out that I can get my children back but, how or whom do I need to talk to?I have a form from a therapist stating that I have "No Mental Issues" and that I'm capable of taking care of myself and children.I don't have a criminal background and, that I also have proof in writing.Please if you can help e-mail me at:smith.tiffany70@yahoo.com
Heather B

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My children were taken from me by CPS due to the fact that my ex boyfriend molested my 4 year old son. My 2nd child is the offenders daughter. CPS took both of them away saying that I failed to protect them from my exboyfriend. and then to top everything, I found out that I was pregnant by the offender again. I am due in September. My attorney told me that he thought it would be best if I voluntarily terminated my rights to my children, since he said we had no case. He said that if I did this there was a very good chance that the children would remain with my parents whereas if we went forth with a trial and I lost my rights, the judge could take my children ffrom my parents as well. I didn't want to take the chance so I voluntarily terminated my rights. Also my attorney told me that later on down the road there is a possibility that I could try to restore my parental rights. Is that true? Can I really try to do that in the future? Also, does anyone know if I am going to be able to keep my unborn child once she is born or will CPS take her as well? Please someone help. E-mail me of you can. darkangel22084@yahoo.com I am in desperate need of some answers I am so scared.
Dr Sig E Frued

Henderson, NV

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Good luck.
chozen1

Levittown, PA

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May 15, 2008
 
Termination of Parental Rights (TPR). If the judge orders the termination of your parental rights, you have no rights to your children. They are no longer legally your children. Once they are adopted by another family, they are legally theirs. A TPR is serious because you will not be able to get your children back afterwards.
Tiffany Smith wrote:
"I have three children that I lost thru (TPR). I would like for them to come home."What can I do to get custody after they have been adopted and in the meantime what should I do? It's been almost three years since they been gone.In November 2006 I lied to the Department of Social Services that my boyfriend assaulted me but, the truth is that he didn't.I made that false allegation against him because,I felt by putting him in jail will get me my children back.Department of Social services gave me a treatment plan for me to complete during the time my children were placed and, I completed the treatment plan as told.I'm a good mother and now a christian and also currently graduated from school with a high school diploma with honors and I'm a certified machine operator.I've been told that my children has been adopted.I've been doing my own research and I indeed found out that I can get my children back but, how or whom do I need to talk to?I have a form from a therapist stating that I have "No Mental Issues" and that I'm capable of taking care of myself and children.I don't have a criminal background and, that I also have proof in writing.Please if you can help e-mail me at:smith.tiffany70@yahoo.com
stacie rands

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May 17, 2008
 
how would i get my children back when they have been adopted to contact me my address is calamity gulch bridgehill road newborough peterborough pe6 7sa
stacie rands

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May 17, 2008
 
my first child is called jasmine she is over one year old and social severvices took her when she was two days old and social severvices said that i could not look after her and they said that they gave me a chance but i said to them that they did not give me a chance i said a chance was 24/7 and they done the same to my second child is called connor and he was 14 hours old and they put my two kids up for a adoption but none of my kids were in danger or they wont going to be negelcted so really they did not give me a chance with any of my kids
stacie rands

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May 17, 2008
 
heather b they might do it depends on yoor age if you dont mind me asking what is you age
anonymous

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May 31, 2008
 
my mother is older and no longer able to care for my children 4 are grown and 2 are not she adopted them she's diabetic, has hypertension and uses oxygen and also has sleep apnea. i terminated my rights in 1998 want to know if they can be returned to me i have a job and a house and a car no longer an addict has proof and witnesses.
she is fighting me and don't want to let them go and they don't want to be there.
please repond back
tabitha larimore

Bangor, ME

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Jun 7, 2008
 
my husband and i are about to lose our rights to our children. they(cps) are taking the kids because of lack of socialization and isolation. they gave my family no chance at getting custody of them. we need help, cps is out of control!
Kurt

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jun 8, 2008
 
Tab:
How can the Henderson PD help you?
amarillo dreamer

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Jun 11, 2008
 
I lost my 3 kids to child services in 2002. I left my then 9 yr old, 7 yr old and 3 yr old in the care of two 12 year old neighbor girls who decided to leave sometime within the two hour span I was away. I was arrested with neglect (3rd degree felony), given 3 years probation which I served without problem, drug and alcohol eval. and psychiatric evaluation which I passed with flying colors, parenting classes which I successfully completed, and 50 hours of comm. service also completed. I never lost my parental rights and continue to pay child support. In 2005, their dad gave me the opportunity to take them on vacation for 2 weeks and I successfully returned them. In 2007, he had some financial difficulties and I brought them to my home from June 2, until Aug. 18. Again, returned them when he was more stable. Daddy was arrested during that summer for posession of crack. During that time, his car was impounded along with most of the kids posessions that he could fit inside. I have maintained phone contact for 6 years. They live in Amarillo, I in Florida. upon their return, daddy has left them for days or weeks at a time (due to new involvement with Crack) with his girlfriend of two years. I looked forward to seeing them again this summer, if only for a couple of weeks, and he denied me stating that I had them last summer and that he never gets to spend time with them except to do homework and at bedtime. This was this past May. Afterwards, I fell into a depression and didn't call for approx. a month. Tried to call yesterday and now dad is angry I let so much time pass and wouldn't let me speak.(He also had back surgery and should be in bed for 6 weeks, so much for spending time with them this summer). I never had to legally get rights with him, it was always an understanding, but if he is pulling my phone rights,(last summer he only called 3 times! to talk to them) what do I need to do now? He has also resorted to badmouthing me to them- something I never did. Help?
Kurt

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Jun 11, 2008
 
Amarillo authorities are tougher than most states in the Union. I feel certain they will load up on anyone who they feel is abusing kids.
Look at the FLDS cult in Texas, they're done for in that state.
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i no social services are bad but i do not understand why u did not fight to get the first or second one back,some thiong must of been said or done for you to give up
Kathy Rene

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Aug 19, 2008
 
Does anyone know about the federal law that only give's a parent one year before the family courts decide if you can have your children back or they will go up for adoption?
katheryn farley

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Nov 3, 2008
 
what do i do to get my parental rights back what court do i contact if its been 8 years
lashoya baker

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my name is lashoya and i live in lansing cps took my parental rights in 2002 they were not being tooken care of and even with my rights terminated the women who had them gave them to me and i had them for six months and i told cps they told me to do an guardianship and i did and the judge did not want to hear anything i had to say i felt that was bias due to the fact he was the judge on my case before he did not even take into consideration how much i have changed my life for the better i'm so lost out here i have awful thoughts of things to do to just end it all cause i feel i have nothing to live for
melonie in califoria

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Feb 22, 2009
 
i lost all three of my children to cps 3 years ago and they split my youngest 2 children from my oldest cuz the family dint want my odest son so my oldest son got adopted by my maternal aunt and just recently i eas cotcted about his whereabouts and he is no longer in her care because she was abusing him and now he his being tossed back and forth from foster home to foster home and i know i have a case here even though my rights were terminated cuz the adoption is now non void. can somebody pleae give me some advice on my situation please
Christanine

Omaha, NE

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Mar 30, 2009
 
6 of my 7 children were taken from me in 1993 and 1994 and my rights were terminated. Since then my children have lived with their paternal grandmother who adopted them in 1998. The 2 eldest children were allowed to have ongoing contact with their father even though the court admonished (P)grandmother not to let him live in her home and he in turn raped and sodomised them for years resulting in an abortion for my then 11 yr old daughter at 4 months gestation in 2001. I have been trying to get my children back and have done court appointed parenting classes, domestic violence counseling, therapy and visitation with my girls. The only problem they (the court) had with me was that I believed in physical punishment and was on welfare. I had no one to help me and lived in Michigan alone. I am now single parenting a 6 yr old in NE whom Michigan thought they were going to take from me at birth, but that didn't pan out for them. I have children who are old enough to make the decision to live with me if they wanted to and I want to know if there would be a problem if they did come to live with me. My 17 year old is in a hospital in TN having her 1st baby right now. Will it be taken from her and called a ward of the courts or will she be able to keep him? Can she come to live with me legally?
Christanine

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lashoya baker wrote:
my name is lashoya and i live in lansing cps took my parental rights in 2002 they were not being tooken care of and even with my rights terminated the women who had them gave them to me and i had them for six months and i told cps they told me to do an guardianship and i did and the judge did not want to hear anything i had to say i felt that was bias due to the fact he was the judge on my case before he did not even take into consideration how much i have changed my life for the better i'm so lost out here i have awful thoughts of things to do to just end it all cause i feel i have nothing to live for
Lashoya, talking like that is a good reason not to have your kids back. If you can't get through some bad times without your kids without thoughts of suicide then why should the court think you can do better with your kids?
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Apr 5, 2009
 
Me and my exwife lost our two daughters to the state due to my exwife mental illness and physical abuse she did to one of our daughters we have Sense divorced and due to the fact I didn't get my act together soon enough I lost my parental rights the mother lost hers to. This all took place in 2oo4 , they are 12and8 now. I still see them once a month but they could be adopted anyday now and after that I won't be Able to see them again. I have sense gotten my act together.and I was hoping someone could help me and tell me what to do , I b love and miss them so much. I am so scared for them also! Can some please help me: I don't know what to do.

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