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debbie

United States

#1 Jan 23, 2013
Dfs and some of their workers are a peice of work! They twist stories on poor families and ruin their lives when they need to be going after child abusers and molesters ect. Let's have feedback on this.
MY2CENTS

Lees Summit, MO

#2 Jan 23, 2013
Well, since I do not know specifics on your case, I cannot comment, but here is what I do know.

Several GOOD, HONEST, HARDWORKING people have been screwed by Moberly DFS concerning foster care.

I cannot imagine taking a child into fostercare, trying to mend emotional and physical AND psychological wounds, only for DFS to say...."oh, its time to put the child back with the person who damaged them in the first place. "

I personally know of a child in Foster care while Mom was in jail and the moment she got out, they allowed her to take him back. SHE DID NOT EVEN HAVE A PLACE TO STAY! Not a warm, dry place to take the baby! She gave an address but it was not a real place to stay!
NOT ONE DFS PERSON EVER CHECKED UP ON THAT CHILD! And the 3 mo old child was there in the drug house when it got busted in the first place.

When the Mom got out of jail, went to go get the kid, the family member that had him called to let DFS know and tried to keep the kid until the MOther atleast found her own place, etc. and they were very concerned-Randolph County DFS said nothing they could do. What a crock. Lazy workers.

The Mom had to check-in with parole---but DFS-NEVER!

She had been in for drugs and took the baby right back to felon/drug houses filled with smoke and dirt. It broke my heart. I knew if I called DFS, they would do nothing and then, I would not be allowed the baby and would be unable to keep an eye on it.

Randolph County DFS gets away with it cause of County Judges. That is why it matters who runs and why you should vote!
don

United States

#3 Jan 23, 2013
Well not all cases are like your mothers.
MY2CENTS

Lees Summit, MO

#4 Jan 24, 2013
don wrote:
Well not all cases are like your mothers.
Just to clarify, this was not MY mother's case. It was a young girl I knew, her case. I kept saying THE Mother because I did not want to say her name.

Those kids should of been taken away or made to stay with family.
Randolph County gives these people chance after chance to get their kids back.

No one care about the kids, and yes, I believe that.

There was another case, two hard working people- got two kids that had been severely neglected. The one kid had a medical condidtion very severe one. The couple was a nurse and monitored the kids care and the kid started to thrive. Both kids got to go to sports, dance, girl scout boy scouts, EVERYTHING. Birthday parties, things that would of not been possible the way their loser mother neglected them.

With her, they never were clean, never well, never went to school. But suddenly, the kids are thriving with this foster care couple. Guess what, they get ripped away. One ended up getting pregnant (she looks like death) skinny, unhealthy and the other had some legal problems.

The kicker to this whole story--while these two kids were in foster care....the mom had TWO MORE KIDS!
All Randolph County DFS can say is :The Mother has rights. What about the DAMN children?

Another case: who the hell would give a 3 mo yr old baby back to the Mother that had him in a drug house during a bust, gets out of jail and then, without MONEY, food, clothes, shelter, anything....allow her to take him back? Why are these people not going to a Judge and getting orders signed for the kid to stay in the safe home until the Mother proves and is followed up on to prove she has adequate care, housing food. That place can even be a shelter--as long as the kid has the neccessiites. But to hand a baby back to someone who has no place to go and them not check on that? It is plain laziness.

I know the system is on overload. I know the pay is not great. I know they are dealing with some really bad/lazy people and it is just a constant fight. But, as a Social Worker, you know that is your job: to protect that child and to ensure its wellbeing and safety.

Randolph County DFS does have a bad reputation with good, loving Foster Parents, plus, I have seen these two situations myself, so I believe it.

If you are one of the good ones, then, I am sure it sucks to work with others that do not do their job when you are trying your hardest in an overburdened system.

But I must ask DFS, if you keep mistreating all of your good foster parents, then how do you expect people like me, who see this done time after time, to step up and say I want to be a Foster Parent? I have considered it many times. I have the Education, the time, the money, the space in my house to afford a child quite a bit but I am afraid to get involved with RANDOLPH county Foster parenting system, I just am.

I am always looking at the adoption websites....I do not want to adopt but would love to Foster a child until they could be put back in a SOLID/SAFE home. But I could not sleep at night knowing a child I had tried to "show a better life" and was "making progress" would be put back in the SAME SITUATION, just because that PARENT had rights.

Something needs to be done about Randolph County DFS...write your Senators and Representatives people! Write the Governor. Get the word out and an investigation might ensue! Same with the CASA program.
rhonda

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Randolph county dfs sucks! That shanna bankhead I would say is one of the worst! She lies to gain personal advancement in the office! But yet you can find her whoreing around with any man and running the bars! She a drunk that has came in with many hangovers. But.......boy don't we love the perfect workers at dfs? They all have a dark side and will be quick to judge others!
Sss100

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jan 27, 2013
rhonda wrote:
Randolph county dfs sucks! That shanna bankhead I would say is one of the worst! She lies to gain personal advancement in the office! But yet you can find her whoreing around with any man and running the bars! She a drunk that has came in with many hangovers. But.......boy don't we love the perfect workers at dfs? They all have a dark side and will be quick to judge others!
This is hilarious, I'm not sure who you're talking about but you are not describing Chanda Bankhead at all.
rhonda

United States

#8 Jan 30, 2013
Yeah they are! Bankhead needs to be terminated!
gina

United States

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Agree with Rhonda!
Ramona Valdez

United States

#10 Jan 30, 2013
Sss100 wrote:
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This is hilarious, I'm not sure who you're talking about but you are not describing Chanda Bankhead at all.
Yes they are!!!! She has gone downhill.
goodness

Mexico, MO

#11 Jan 31, 2013
Randolph Co. DFS does suck and they have for many, many years. I know of one woman they used to pick on all the time. They wrote a report on her saying she didn't have any food in the house, but then 2 pages later, they listed the food that was there. Granted she didn't have filet or anything like that, but there was nutritious food to feed the kids. I won't say all, but it seems to me like most of the workers there are on a power trip and they can ruin somebody's life real quick. And yes, I do know there is more than 1 that frequent bars regularly.
Never again

Kansas City, MO

#12 Jan 31, 2013
As a foster mom I can honestly say Randolph county is seriously screwed up! I thought they were suppose to be in the best interest of the children. I say out with the old in with the new!!
MY2CENTS

Lees Summit, MO

#13 Jan 31, 2013
Never again wrote:
As a foster mom I can honestly say Randolph county is seriously screwed up! I thought they were suppose to be in the best interest of the children. I say out with the old in with the new!!
I am sorry to hear that a good people cannot be treated fairly and kids cannot be protected ..andt as I explained above, I have heard heartwrenching stories that are not in the best interest of the child or even near that!

So, instead of having myself and family put thru the wringer, I say no to Randolph County Foster Care.

I have no intention or desire of adopting, so I would go in with the mindset that this child WILL GO BACK or be placed in a permanent home. That would not be my issue. The issue would be that they are put back in the VERY situations or even worse than before. It does not make sense.
RIGHT PERSON

Kansas City, KS

#14 Feb 6, 2013
I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS DEALINGS WITH DFS AN JO IN RANDOLPH COUNTY . THEY SUCK. NO RESPECT ESPECIALLY SINCE DON HUGHES HAS LEFT. THEY TEAR FAMILIES APART AND DONT OFFER ANY HELP TO THE ONES WHO ASK FOR IT. THEN WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS THEY TRY TO PUT YOU IN PRISON. WE NEDD NEW PEOPLE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY THAT CARE.
dealing with them

Kansas City, MO

#15 Feb 6, 2013
I say Randolph Cty juvenile office & family services needs & should be investigated. I personally know several cases that haven't had anything done with them. They seem to take their old sweet time, get off your big fat butts & do your job. It's a child's life were're talking about. I have decided they WANT the kids in the system. I want to know who investigates the juvenile system when they aren't doing their job!!
RIGHT PERSON

Kansas City, KS

#17 Feb 6, 2013
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT TOO. I DID HEAR THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HELP, CAUSE THEY ARE SHORT STAFFED. BESIDES WHO WOULD WANT TO WORK IN THAT ENVIROMENT. DON HUGES WAS THE BEST ONE IN THAT OFFICE. SINCE DON HAS BEEN GONE THE PARENTS OR THE CHILDREN IN THIS COMMUNITY DONT HAVE A CHANCE.
Preacher

United States

#18 Feb 6, 2013
Amen
Karen Jones

United States

#19 Feb 7, 2013
Are any of you.doing anything to help like become a foster patent or are you guys just complaining?
I Love Moberly

Overland Park, KS

#20 Feb 7, 2013
Don that's the funniest post ever. Well done.
don wrote:
Well not all cases are like your mothers.
I Love Moberly

Overland Park, KS

#21 Feb 7, 2013
I can honestly say that I have never had to deal with DFS; you know why? Because I'm normal; only the crack head, meth head and down right dirt balls have to worry about losing the kids they shouldn't have been allowed to have in the 1st place. I vote all the druggies and dirt balls have their reproductive organs burned shut to end the cycle of dirtbaggery.

And what kind of person bitches about the unfair treatment they get from DFS? They are supposed to be unfair so they can protect the innocent kids from their shitty parents.
mom to be

Overland Park, KS

#22 Feb 7, 2013
Karen Jones wrote:
Are any of you.doing anything to help like become a foster patent or are you guys just complaining?
That's part of the issue as someone already stated. They are foster parents that try to help but the kids get put right back in the mess they originally came from. It kinda makes people not want to foster a child.

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