Tompkins County CPS
Jessica

Weedsport, NY

#1 Aug 13, 2011
Tompkins County CPS is corrupt, I know this, because my sister has been fighting with them for almost 3 years to get her kids back and they have done everything in their power to ensure that she doesn't get them back. It all started in Oct 2008, my sister trusted someone to watch her kids and was betrayed by the person she trusted. In fact her own mother went and lied to CPS about my sister being a drunk, mind you this woman had absolutely nothing to do with my sister or her kids in over 6 months, so how did she know what my sister did? I, on the other hand, spoke to my sister 4-5 times a week. But yet when I told CPS about what kind of person the grandmother was, they didn't want to hear it. In fact the grandmother involved other people in this mess. The grandmother has everyone convinces that my sister is a bad mother, yet she didn't raise any of the 4 kids she had. The grandmother had sent me away to live with my aunt not even 6 months after I returned from California. She didn't have any contact with my sister for over 8 years and has had no contact with our brother since he was 8 years old and he is 32 now. My sister told me that when her kids tried to tell her about the grandmother was doing to them, the CPS worker would stop them, telling them that now wasn't the time to be saying anything. In my mind that is covering up abuse and that is against the law. These people are suppose to protect children, not keep them with abusers. But from what I have read about CPS it's all about money, the get paid for every child that is in foster care and then get bonuses for every child that gets adopted out. It is sickening. I'm sure my sister is not the only one that is going through this with this agency. Something needs to be done before more kids are killed by their foster parents. I mean the grandmother actually got away with beating the crap out of my then 3 year old nephew. My niece told her mother that she witnessed her little brother being beat and her grandmother telling her little brother, that if he didn't go home and go to sleep that she was going to "fucking kill him". The grandmother then left the 3 year old outside his grandfather's house. No one knew he was there until his grandfather's girlfriend opened the door and found him rolled up into a ball on the front porch. But yet the grandmother got away with it. The CPS worker that went to my stepdad's house actually told the girlfriend to be careful about what she said. Just recently I read that my 7 year old niece had lyme disease to the extent that her face became paralyzed. I did my research and found that someone has to have had lyme disease for a while for that to happen. To me that sounds like the grandmother neglected to take my niece to the doctor when she first was bitten. Anyway, I just want to see if anybody else is having this same problem with Tompkins County CPS and my sister and I are going to keep fighting to get those kids back. They need to be back with their mother who misses them terribly.
Jessica

Weedsport, NY

#2 Aug 13, 2011
In fact Tompkins County CPS is so corrupt that they actually tried to scare me into letting the grandmother see my child. I was told that if I wouldn't allow the grandmother to see my child that they were going to work on my husband until he gave in and let this horrible person see my kid. How low do you have to go to threaten someone and right in front of their family? Stupid move on their part.
NO NAME

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 15, 2011
It seems to happen through out the country,especially in small communities ! Maybe go to the news media CNN or ones that arent local.Good luck hope it all works out for your sister & you !
Caring aunt

United States

#4 Sep 2, 2012
My nephews parents both surrendered their rights to Dss in July, the maternal grandmother, who is a drug addict and alcoholic was given placement by Dss! His bio mom who hadn't cared for him since the beginning of his life despises me as I do her and has told cps some awful things that are so far from the truth but cps believes the heroin addict and refuses to let my husband and I have custody! I've reached out to cps since she tested positive at his birth and they did nothing! Now he's been removed from the family and is in foster care and won't tell us where and no one can see him! Cps is basing its decision on information from a heroin addict mother and drunk grandmother please tell me how that is justice for my nephew who had been in my care off and on for 15 months except for when I'd say no to giving out money or object to something these people have done, then they would take him from us until I gave in! All I've tried to do for 15 months is protect this baby from his mother and grandmother and now I have to battle cps wich I intend on doing until he is returned to us where he belongs! The workers and lawyers at Dss are uneducated and discriminate as well as judge and jury bullshit I will fight for my boy and win
Aunt

Trumansburg, NY

#5 Oct 13, 2012
Caring aunt wrote:
My nephews parents both surrendered their rights to Dss in July, the maternal grandmother, who is a drug addict and alcoholic was given placement by Dss! His bio mom who hadn't cared for him since the beginning of his life despises me as I do her and has told cps some awful things that are so far from the truth but cps believes the heroin addict and refuses to let my husband and I have custody! I've reached out to cps since she tested positive at his birth and they did nothing! Now he's been removed from the family and is in foster care and won't tell us where and no one can see him! Cps is basing its decision on information from a heroin addict mother and drunk grandmother please tell me how that is justice for my nephew who had been in my care off and on for 15 months except for when I'd say no to giving out money or object to something these people have done, then they would take him from us until I gave in! All I've tried to do for 15 months is protect this baby from his mother and grandmother and now I have to battle cps wich I intend on doing until he is returned to us where he belongs! The workers and lawyers at Dss are uneducated and discriminate as well as judge and jury bullshit I will fight for my boy and win
Your story is almost an exact match to what my husband and I are going thru. I couldn't believe it when I read this, I'm so sorry about what your going thru and I know how this feels. My nephew is 16 months and I have cared for him and my heroin addict sister since I found out she was pregnant . I also turned her In several times and cps did nothing. Then after a few months she was involved in a drug deal with the baby in the car still cps let her keep him. It's pathetic. Finally her worker talked them into terminating their rights and they gave him to her mother that had a history of drinking and drug use. I turned her in after I found out she put the baby in a car with a drunk and instead of considering anyone in the extended family the took him on a Friday so nobody could petition the court for placement. It's been two months since we've seen him. We were told he's stopped talking and is having problems with eating. This is purely neglect and abuse on cps to allow this innocent boy to be treated this way it is very obvious that he misses us. He was calling us mama and dada we were his family the only family that has been stability for him and cps won't consider us at all. Come to find out my husbands ex wife's mother is a supervisor at Dss in the foster and adoptive unit. It's just wrong and criminal. We have a lawyer and are fighting but how much longer does he suffer and regress in foster care. We need some help an advocate for families or someone to stand up for this baby he's so innocent and has been abused and neglected enough it has to stop.
wendy

Syracuse, NY

#6 Jul 19, 2013
Can anyone recommend a lawyer in Ithaca who fights CPS. They just took my 5 month old grandson and placed him with my drug addict ex husband who has never even met the child. I asked for him to be placed with me - I'm a mandated reporter, licensed to treat addiction and have the child often. They denied my request. Its time to fight!!
Mike

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Dec 12, 2013
you are pathetic ,you go talk crap about someone needs her kids back and you are one of the many that say they are a bad parent all for $$$!
Jenny

Santa Fe, NM

#8 May 28, 2014
Jessica wrote:
Tompkins County CPS is corrupt, I know this, because my sister has been fighting with them for almost 3 years to get her kids back and they have done everything in their power to ensure that she doesn't get them back. It all started in Oct 2008, my sister trusted someone to watch her kids and was betrayed by the person she trusted. In fact her own mother went and lied to CPS about my sister being a drunk, mind you this woman had absolutely nothing to do with my sister or her kids in over 6 months, so how did she know what my sister did? I, on the other hand, spoke to my sister 4-5 times a week. But yet when I told CPS about what kind of person the grandmother was, they didn't want to hear it. In fact the grandmother involved other people in this mess. The grandmother has everyone convinces that my sister is a bad mother, yet she didn't raise any of the 4 kids she had. The grandmother had sent me away to live with my aunt not even 6 months after I returned from California. She didn't have any contact with my sister for over 8 years and has had no contact with our brother since he was 8 years old and he is 32 now. My sister told me that when her kids tried to tell her about the grandmother was doing to them, the CPS worker would stop them, telling them that now wasn't the time to be saying anything. In my mind that is covering up abuse and that is against the law. These people are suppose to protect children, not keep them with abusers. But from what I have read about CPS it's all about money, the get paid for every child that is in foster care and then get bonuses for every child that gets adopted out. It is sickening. I'm sure my sister is not the only one that is going through this with this agency. Something needs to be done before more kids are killed by their foster parents. I mean the grandmother actually got away with beating the crap out of my then 3 year old nephew. My niece told her mother that she witnessed her little brother being beat and her grandmother telling her little brother, that if he didn't go home and go to sleep that she was going to "fucking kill him". The grandmother then left the 3 year old outside his grandfather's house. No one knew he was there until his grandfather's girlfriend opened the door and found him rolled up into a ball on the front porch. But yet the grandmother got away with it. The CPS worker that went to my stepdad's house actually told the girlfriend to be careful about what she said. Just recently I read that my 7 year old niece had lyme disease to the extent that her face became paralyzed. I did my research and found that someone has to have had lyme disease for a while for that to happen. To me that sounds like the grandmother neglected to take my niece to the doctor when she first was bitten. Anyway, I just want to see if anybody else is having this same problem with Tompkins County CPS and my sister and I are going to keep fighting to get those kids back. They need to be back with their mother who misses them terribly.
put cameras up around the front of the house .
Ckb

Ithaca, NY

#9 Aug 10, 2015
Tompkins county cps is beyond corupt. They are suppose to protect children in which they failed to do so with my son. There was an incident where my son was acting out because he didn't want to go with his grandmother in he did not have to go. He walked down stairs hit his head not hard on the door. His grandmother then grabbed his face and told him to stop he said not went to turn around. Then his father who was twices his size at the time and body slammed him on the floor where he hit his head on his skate board. I then tried to get his father of from him by punching him in the face. I finally grabbed my so out from under him and pushed his father against the wall. At this time his grandmother was screaming no and not trying to get him of my child. When I got him free and pinned him to the wall he pushed to the other side of my living room. I was crying and called 911 for help by police who also failed my son. Two officers showed up after I got them out of my house. They spoke with both father and grandmother first outside. The worst thing is both officers knew the grandmother. They then questioned my son with out a parent and stated one cop stayed outside and one came in and questioned everyone. Both officers came in my home and question us then took my son together up to the top of the stairs. While one was questioning him the other snooped around my upstairs. They then stated to my son your father can put any necessary force to protect his child if they feel he is a danger to himself or others. My son was 76 pounds at this time his father 155 or more. I showed the officer the marks on his neck, back, and stomach as well as the knot on his head. They said it was from his shirt. I took him the next day to the station where another officer took the pictures of the mark. I also took my son to the doctors where we were told his head ache was cause by a concussion. Cps then came and called me a liar and told me I was the one who had made the marks on my son. She then found old bottle that were covered on my porch from my bf 30 birthday we had where my children were not present and there was few a friends over and said they were mine and pinned them on me as if I was a drunk. I was then told by the officer to shut the f*** up while I was trying to tell my side. This cps worker then told me i needed to be put on meds. I now have to deal with cps till god only knows and they have tried to place words in my mouth I never said. My son also to his councillor about hit and he had to hot line it which he did. The cps work then stated to him he was a liar and said we all said that it never happened. They have and still are trying to take my kids and I am at my wits end. I hope they get exposed for what they are and feel something needs to be done fast before they ruin more kids lives.
Sun

Ithaca, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2016
Ckb wrote:
Tompkins county cps is beyond corupt. They are suppose to protect children in which they failed to do so with my son. There was an incident where my son was acting out because he didn't want to go with his grandmother in he did not have to go. He walked down stairs hit his head not hard on the door. His grandmother then grabbed his face and told him to stop he said not went to turn around. Then his father who was twices his size at the time and body slammed him on the floor where he hit his head on his skate board. I then tried to get his father of from him by punching him in the face. I finally grabbed my so out from under him and pushed his father against the wall. At this time his grandmother was screaming no and not trying to get him of my child. When I got him free and pinned him to the wall he pushed to the other side of my living room. I was crying and called 911 for help by police who also failed my son. Two officers showed up after I got them out of my house. They spoke with both father and grandmother first outside. The worst thing is both officers knew the grandmother. They then questioned my son with out a parent and stated one cop stayed outside and one came in and questioned everyone. Both officers came in my home and question us then took my son together up to the top of the stairs. While one was questioning him the other snooped around my upstairs. They then stated to my son your father can put any necessary force to protect his child if they feel he is a danger to himself or others. My son was 76 pounds at this time his father 155 or more. I showed the officer the marks on his neck, back, and stomach as well as the knot on his head. They said it was from his shirt. I took him the next day to the station where another officer took the pictures of the mark. I also took my son to the doctors where we were told his head ache was cause by a concussion. Cps then came and called me a liar and told me I was the one who had made the marks on my son. She then found old bottle that were covered on my porch from my bf 30 birthday we had where my children were not present and there was few a friends over and said they were mine and pinned them on me as if I was a drunk. I was then told by the officer to shut the f*** up while I was trying to tell my side. This cps worker then told me i needed to be put on meds. I now have to deal with cps till god only knows and they have tried to place words in my mouth I never said. My son also to his councillor about hit and he had to hot line it which he did. The cps work then stated to him he was a liar and said we all said that it never happened. They have and still are trying to take my kids and I am at my wits end. I hope they get exposed for what they are and feel something needs to be done fast before they ruin more kids lives.


Which CPS worker and which police officer. There is corruption in CPS. Probably CPS is not after your son however, because they usually only have buyers for infants through toddlers

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