Suffolk County,N.Y. CPS,DSS
cindy

Cincinnati, OH

#21 Sep 12, 2008
the social worker has very little experience an one child the gal has been determined to get pc from day one and now the foster parent has told my daughter that we got a month left and thats it and lt my 8year old know that she will not get to stay with her
Denise of Middle Island

Stormville, NY

#22 Oct 5, 2008
Please E-Mail me about starting a commitee against Child Protection Sevices. There Policies and procedures need to be CHANGED!!! CPS takes action on only an assumption or allegation. Too many good families are being torn apart and this system is causing more harm then good!!! CPS is effective in cases of children who are really being abused or neglected but how about the children who are not??? They then turn into innocent victims and are taken away from loving parents, put into foster care and are effected tremendously by the termoil which can scar them for life!!! my e-mail is [email protected]
- Denise
Single Mother - Middle Island, NY

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#23 Oct 5, 2008
In Oregon we have the CASA program, a court appointed acvocate program, people who visit the foster families and visit with the children, review the cases and make sure CPS is doing what is RIGHT for the child/children involved...this is a volunteer position that is over seen by the courts..........sounds like it may be what you need........contact any Oregon court and maybe they can send you the info to get started! Good luck!
Angela

Mohegan Lake, NY

#24 Oct 22, 2008
CASE MANAGER wrote:
I understand that many people are upset about the CPS and how they steal children from their homes, but they all have reasons. Do YOU people think about the 2 year girl that is being raped by her father? If we did not have CPS, who would HELP HER. What about the two children sitting in the living room while mommy CHUGS on Jack Daniels? DO you REALLY think that it is APPROPIATE on CONDUCIVE for a CHILD'S Psychological Development for a parent to be drinking and or doing drugs around their children. When CPS comes into your home they HAVE procedures and the MOST important one is to KEEP the family together, they do not want to put children in FOSTER CARE. For all of you to know 70 % of CPS cases in NY are UNFOUNDED. Those cases that are unfounded, many times children are being abused.
SO if you really had your children taken away from you, it is time for reality check. Mental Health Counseling, Drug and Alcohol counseling, or just getting you life together.
All of SOCIAL Welfare Systems are corrupt in some ways. NOTHING CHANGES....IF NOTHING CHANGES>
You are a liar.My daughter was taken from me for me being beat infront of her. My husband whom i left tested possitive for three diffrent drugs i tested neggative. for some reson ive had to recieve drig counsling phyco theripy, parenting and anger managment when i was the one who went for cusstody and was told by you department even though we werent together i had to undergo all he had to because we were married. then you ppl placed my daughter in an even more dangerous situation by oking an illegal and unsafe cellar bedroom for her to sleep in. And now for exposeing your faults in this case im at risk of looseing my parental rights i have audio documentation of your flat out lies.
victimised by cps

Mohegan Lake, NY

#25 Oct 22, 2008
if you would like to hear my story of their neglect and discrimitory ways go to U TUBE and type in DESIREERUGGERIO and go to (more cps corruption)
victimised by cps

Mohegan Lake, NY

#26 Oct 22, 2008
Marian1220 wrote:
In Oregon we have the CASA program, a court appointed acvocate program, people who visit the foster families and visit with the children, review the cases and make sure CPS is doing what is RIGHT for the child/children involved...this is a volunteer position that is over seen by the courts..........sounds like it may be what you need........contact any Oregon court and maybe they can send you the info to get started! Good luck!
do you know they only recieve 9 weeks of training and are not trained investigators?
victimised by cps

Mohegan Lake, NY

#27 Oct 22, 2008
CASE MANAGER wrote:
I understand that many people are upset about the CPS and how they steal children from their homes, but they all have reasons. Do YOU people think about the 2 year girl that is being raped by her father? If we did not have CPS, who would HELP HER. What about the two children sitting in the living room while mommy CHUGS on Jack Daniels? DO you REALLY think that it is APPROPIATE on CONDUCIVE for a CHILD'S Psychological Development for a parent to be drinking and or doing drugs around their children. When CPS comes into your home they HAVE procedures and the MOST important one is to KEEP the family together, they do not want to put children in FOSTER CARE. For all of you to know 70 % of CPS cases in NY are UNFOUNDED. Those cases that are unfounded, many times children are being abused.
SO if you really had your children taken away from you, it is time for reality check. Mental Health Counseling, Drug and Alcohol counseling, or just getting you life together.
All of SOCIAL Welfare Systems are corrupt in some ways. NOTHING CHANGES....IF NOTHING CHANGES>
thats why my daughter was living in a cellar bedroom with only means of escape was up a flight of stairs and is now in a room wich happens to be the main entry to the home? great job protecting my daughter.....you ppl dont care you get bonuses for every child you adopt out.

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#28 Oct 23, 2008
victimised by cps wrote:
<quoted text>do you know they only recieve 9 weeks of training and are not trained investigators?
At least its a start and they make public NOISE which is what needs to happen to stop loving parents from losing children! The old saying goes, The sqeeky wheel gets the oil! Call the papers, go public, make them answer for themselves!
victimised by cps

Mohegan Lake, NY

#29 Oct 24, 2008
ive wrote all the news station but their told what storys to do and not to do.
victimised by cps

Mohegan Lake, NY

#30 Oct 24, 2008
this is a hard case being its infront of judge frunlieck the head jugde of the juvinille division. im going to court on wendsday to get yelled at for not letting my daughters lieing law gaurdian in ms zuckerman with out being video and audio recorded.im at risk even after i did everything the courts asked of me haveing my parental rights stripped for not letting her in without her consent to a video and audio recording.

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#31 Oct 25, 2008
fyi.........http/www.unioncoun tyconspiricy.com
Angela

Ladys Island, SC

#32 Nov 12, 2008
Employees at DSS in Suffolk County even down to their Commissioner Janet DeMarzo are criminals. They denied me custody of me 3 grandchildren on the sole fact that I was not a US citizen at that time.

My daughter was ill and hospitalized in Long Island while on a vacation for a week with the children. My daughter gave DSS our name and phone number so they can call us in NC where we [including she and the children] lived to come and get the children. They never did.

The case worker [Armfield Wong] made threats about getting our Permananet Residence status revoked and getting us deported. Wong also made the statement to us in the presence of others that my grandchildren who are bi-racial will be more "sociably accepted if they grow up with people who look like they do"

In the mean while the Law Guardian [Valerie Zuckerman] was fighting us every step of the way so her Pastor [Genevieve Mancini] could adopt the last 2 [Arianne Tilerie and Giordan Connor Martin]

DSS, refused to let us see the children even though the Court Judge [Dudley Lehman] granted us visitation with the children. My daughter's attorney [Stephen Hellman] never filed a complaint with the Judge even though he said he would.

I hired an independent attorney [Jordan Trager] and he just took over $4000 from us, and when we thought he was working for us [the grandparents] he was not.

The case dragged on for almost 3 years, during which time we travelled from NC to Suffolk County every week. They eventually terminated my daughter's parental rights as they say it will not be in the children's best interest to remove them from the foster parent who is now the adopted parent.

The eldest child Garrett who was diagnozed as mildly autistic has not been adopted and is being bounced around from foster home to foster home.

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#33 Nov 14, 2008
Take it to the press, scream ,yell, call the local TV..........make noise for God sake! Sue the lawyer you hired! File in yourself in court! The less noise that is made by people, the more this will go on! My heart goes out to you! Sue DHS for not doing thier primary job........KEEPING THE FAMILY TOGETHER!!!!! PROTEST THE OFFICE!!!!
Awatsonkid

Holtsville, NY

#34 Dec 10, 2008
My neighbor called CPS on me because I fired her from watching my son because of things that happened with my son and her own children that I will go into. She called CPS on me and claimed neglect. I got a visit from a social worker the same day, also 3 different case workers were assigned to the case who just left cards taped to my door. Yesterday I get a letter that I am guilty of abuse, which I think is pretty funny since nobody from the office even spoke to me at all. Now I have to go about fighting this charge. I guess they have to make themselves look good so they just find everyone guilty.

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#35 Dec 11, 2008
you were most likely found guilty because you didn't respond to the cards that were left on your door.
NY Mother

West New York, NJ

#36 Jan 8, 2009
I am sorry but to all of you that have something negative to say, it justs sounds outright ridiculous, they're stealing and selling children? GET REAL. I am a mother of a 3 year old baby girl, I am a recovering drug addict, and have been clean for years. When I had my daughter I was on methadone, CPS was called, I was aggravated at the time, but they did everything they should of, and more. I had to go to court to be able to take my daughter home, the agreement was they would give me a chance but will be watching, and thats exactly what they did, and I have been clean ever since. They wamted to keep my family together, and if they did take my daughter they were going to get me right into rehab and offered any other help I might have needed, but the investigaiton ruled in my favor. I have seen so many CPS cases, and sometimes yes, caseworker have their own idea of "safe" but for the most part the do there best. They are only human, there are not superheros. They policy with removing the kids is to separate, investigate, and reunite. My experience, they don't take them away quick enough. With my CPS case, if I WAS still using drugs I could have totally faked it, and they were about to give custidy to my then boyfriend who WAS doing drugs, and I was afraid to tell them because I didn't want my daughter taken out of the family, thank god everything worked out and didn't come to that. But know, I have a 9 year old step daughter, who is clearly being neglected and maltreated, and CPS thinks jst because her mother hasn't gotten caught doing drugs that she is clean, and fit. The house is disgusting her daughter smells from not showering because there is no hot water or heat, they use the stove for heat which is very dangerous, She has this 40 year old bf who is with her just for her settlement she got for 100k, which is know all gone 11 monthes later, and the kids STILL have holes in their shoes, and are stuck in the dirty house playing on the computer and watching R rated movies all day, She gets over 500 a week in child support, and these kids eat dry cereal 3 times a day. My step daughter texts me all these things all day long that the bf just hit her mom, that she is locked in the room by herself, that she is grounded for asking me to buy her long sleeve pjs, bc she is freezing at night. I picked her up on day, she stunk so bad, and she had wax build up all over her ears and hair, It was digusting. And I understand, people have hard times, They was a time when my hot water was turned off, but you know what I did, I heated up a couple pots of hot water and bathed my child. Know this little girl is labeled a liar bc she had the courage to tell someone. I think its society, the people that need to change, not that agency that is trying to help!

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#37 Jan 8, 2009
NY Mother wrote:
I am sorry but to all of you that have something negative to say, it justs sounds outright ridiculous, they're stealing and selling children? GET REAL. I am a mother of a 3 year old baby girl, I am a recovering drug addict, and have been clean for years. When I had my daughter I was on methadone, CPS was called, I was aggravated at the time, but they did everything they should of, and more. I had to go to court to be able to take my daughter home, the agreement was they would give me a chance but will be watching, and thats exactly what they did, and I have been clean ever since. They wamted to keep my family together, and if they did take my daughter they were going to get me right into rehab and offered any other help I might have needed, but the investigaiton ruled in my favor. I have seen so many CPS cases, and sometimes yes, caseworker have their own idea of "safe" but for the most part the do there best. They are only human, there are not superheros. They policy with removing the kids is to separate, investigate, and reunite. My experience, they don't take them away quick enough. With my CPS case, if I WAS still using drugs I could have totally faked it, and they were about to give custidy to my then boyfriend who WAS doing drugs, and I was afraid to tell them because I didn't want my daughter taken out of the family, thank god everything worked out and didn't come to that. But know, I have a 9 year old step daughter, who is clearly being neglected and maltreated, and CPS thinks jst because her mother hasn't gotten caught doing drugs that she is clean, and fit. The house is disgusting her daughter smells from not showering because there is no hot water or heat, they use the stove for heat which is very dangerous, She has this 40 year old bf who is with her just for her settlement she got for 100k, which is know all gone 11 monthes later, and the kids STILL have holes in their shoes, and are stuck in the dirty house playing on the computer and watching R rated movies all day, She gets over 500 a week in child support, and these kids eat dry cereal 3 times a day. My step daughter texts me all these things all day long that the bf just hit her mom, that she is locked in the room by herself, that she is grounded for asking me to buy her long sleeve pjs, bc she is freezing at night. I picked her up on day, she stunk so bad, and she had wax build up all over her ears and hair, It was digusting. And I understand, people have hard times, They was a time when my hot water was turned off, but you know what I did, I heated up a couple pots of hot water and bathed my child. Know this little girl is labeled a liar bc she had the courage to tell someone. I think its society, the people that need to change, not that agency that is trying to help!
OK, but then why is the "agency" leaving the child in those conditions? Clearly they are dangerous, why wren't YOU demanding something be done????
Corruption

Brooklyn, NY

#38 Jan 11, 2009
The whole system is messed up!! There is no winning, once they make a decision it doesnt matter if its wrong. I bless all the families going through CPS and the court system.

“just an old hippie!”

Since: Sep 08

Brentwood New York

#39 Jan 11, 2009
Corruption wrote:
The whole system is messed up!! There is no winning, once they make a decision it doesnt matter if its wrong. I bless all the families going through CPS and the court system.
Imagine what could happen if ALL these families got together and spoke out/up. They might just make a difference, instead they remain in silence and accept what they are dealt!
Corruption

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jan 13, 2009
Marian,
You are so right, unfortunatly the system has a way to break parents down till they have nothing left. I have been an advocate for families for over a year now. There are groups in the city that do have rallys and meetings, one of them being Parents in Action Rolondo Bini. Out here in Suffolk it is just unheard of, there are top attorney's that wont even come out to Suffolk County anymore. I have even spoke to Groups in California, Utah and illinois, they cant beleive the way families are treated out here, stripped of there constitutional rights.

One thing these families should do is go to the Senator for there district. Go to all the political people they can, make sure they write their story up giving a breif history. I know a family that did this and Senator Owen Johnson wrote a Bill to help. The more people that do this then,yes you are right eventually they will acknowledge there is a problem.

The problem is when you enter the system your kids are dangled in front of you like a carrot, you fight and you lose them forever you dont fight and you might have a chance to see your kids again. EVEN when they know they made a mistake. So once they drain you of every penny you have and then some, all you want to do is have it all end.

I dont think people remain silent and just accept what they are dealt, I think these families are so afraid and after sometimes years they have no fight left.They are afraid if they speak up they will lose whatever they have, even if it is a small visit a week, it is something. So many families have lost hope, they lose there familes support, it is like fighting a war, there is no winner.

I pray for all families going through this, whatever happens dont ever lose FAITH. Praise Him Through The Storm!!!
Peace & Hope

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