Maine Child Welfare NEEDS improvement

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“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#1 Mar 26, 2012
We had our precious son on 1/22/06. The best day of my life, who knew 2&3/4 years later he would be taken by Portland, Maine OCFS (Office of Child and Family Services). Taken without a warrant bc I didnt know my RIGHTS @ the time. If u dont know ur rights, u dont have any. We fought for him for 2 years, just so they could build a bigger case against us.
Our TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) Trial was a joke.. Our caseworker was on medical leave, so her supervisor stepped in for her.. The problen with that is My fiance was in HER custody from age 15-18(we were together then), she knew me as well. Everyone I've talked to says "Conflict of Interest".
Anyone who's experienced a similiar situation, please message me, join my Facebook Group "Fight CPS in Maine".

Thank you, Monique
Wow

South Portland, ME

#2 Mar 27, 2012
mtxforever wrote:
We had our precious son on 1/22/06. The best day of my life, who knew 2&3/4 years later he would be taken by Portland, Maine OCFS (Office of Child and Family Services). Taken without a warrant bc I didnt know my RIGHTS @ the time. If u dont know ur rights, u dont have any. We fought for him for 2 years, just so they could build a bigger case against us.
Our TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) Trial was a joke.. Our caseworker was on medical leave, so her supervisor stepped in for her.. The problen with that is My fiance was in HER custody from age 15-18(we were together then), she knew me as well. Everyone I've talked to says "Conflict of Interest".
Anyone who's experienced a similiar situation, please message me, join my Facebook Group "Fight CPS in Maine".
Thank you, Monique
Maybe you should focus more on why your child was taken away versus blaming the system. Clearly, you are the only one interested in blaming CPS.

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#3 Mar 28, 2012
Wow wrote:
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Maybe you should focus more on why your child was taken away versus blaming the system. Clearly, you are the only one interested in blaming CPS.
Maybe you should walk a mile in my shoes & then tell me about it. Clearly CPS is a screwed up system & even though you're rude, I wouldnt wish what happened to my family on you even if you have kids.
Wow

South Portland, ME

#4 Mar 30, 2012
Yet you still won't say what you did to have your child taken away. It just doesn't happen randomly, clearly, your parenting wasn't good.
And, clearly, there isn't anyone else on Topix who agrees with you.

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#5 Apr 26, 2012
Maybe I didnt mention details bc its none of your or anyone elses business. I never said I was perfect & dont claim to be. All I know is that everything on CPS' list & more was completed and the deal was if that happened our son would come home... He didnt, they didnt follow through with their end of the bargain. Why dont u do some research on CPS Fraud/Corruption before u go spouting off at the mouth with hurtful, rude comments. Maine got an F for corruption recently... And I dont care about the lack of response on Topix I have plenty of supporters elsewhere. If u dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all.
Eileen

S Central Washington Co, ME

#6 Apr 26, 2012
I am sorry- I do know your pain, the person that calls themself wow, do not be concerned what they have to say,argue with a fool,get nowhere.DHHS has a different agenda then what it appears to be. any one that has been through the system or that has family members involved know the power of CPS- the caseworkers have too many cases,to make unbiased life changing decisions. When most people think of CPS, they automatically assume, what did the parent do. That is the way people are brain-washed into believing. Until,someone in that department,becomes a whistle blower-then all we can do is voice-up-and out,about this branch of govt,that runs like a runaway-train, taking down everything in its path. I believe the folks that lives have dramatically changed need to unite, write your stories down,spread, the story,write and flood govt offices,with your story-do not be afraid, they have allready taken your children-what else can they do-yep-take your freedoms too, they are doing that, do not be suppressed, get mad-and make the pen-mighty-the very men/woman-we elect into office, need to earn our faith in them,that,they can make a difference.so,they need to hear your stories,over and over again.
Wow

South Portland, ME

#7 Apr 27, 2012
Please, DHS doesn't keep children away "just because", they do it to protect the child. If you were a good parent, you would have your child.

It is that simple. Own up to it and do some good rather than playing the whiney victim.

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#8 May 7, 2012
Eileen ur right, there's no point arguing with a fool.. Thank you for ur support & understanding. It's sad to know that unless somebody has been involved with CPS they think "well that kid must've had crappy parents" bc its so much more than that! Former Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer said that kids are 6 times more likely to be abused in state care than in the general population! There's evidence of corruption all through our government, especially in CPS & Family Court.
Willow

Christchurch, New Zealand

#9 May 7, 2012
mtxforever I ABSOLUTLY AGREE WITH YOU!!
There is something very disturbing going on in Maine, With CPS and their child stealing.
When they have you in their sights for what ever reason that may be, There is NO winning against them. They take who they want when they want. They will take your child with lies and dihonesty! maine is making a great turn over $$ with taking our babies. "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS OR LOOSE YOUR CHILD" Even then they will do as they please. While you think your doing what they want you to do. They are using it against you. I wish you well in your quest. God Bless you for speaking up and standing tall against these child stealing traffickers.

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/04...

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#10 May 7, 2012
Willow wrote:
mtxforever I ABSOLUTLY AGREE WITH YOU!!
There is something very disturbing going on in Maine, With CPS and their child stealing.
When they have you in their sights for what ever reason that may be, There is NO winning against them. They take who they want when they want. They will take your child with lies and dihonesty! maine is making a great turn over $$ with taking our babies. "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS OR LOOSE YOUR CHILD" Even then they will do as they please. While you think your doing what they want you to do. They are using it against you. I wish you well in your quest. God Bless you for speaking up and standing tall against these child stealing traffickers.
http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/04...
Thank u Willow & we appreciate ur support & understanding. Ur right about Maine & legally kidnapping our kids for $$! They r priceless to most parents but one of their targets are low income people who cant afford a non-court appointed lawyer. I dont want any parent who was in a similar situation to us, to have to go through the pain & seperation due partly to our lack of knowing our rights. Our governor, who I'm not a big fan of, just said that our government is full of corruption! Former Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer was in the midst of exposing CPS Corruption when she died mysteriously. If the judgemental people cant do a little research & open their eyes, I feel sorry for them when they find themselves being screwed over by CPS/Family Court.
wow

South Portland, ME

#11 May 8, 2012
Again, you would have never been in this situation if you were capable parents. Case closed. I hope you learn from this and think long and hard before bringing another innocent child into this world, only to neglect them and have them put through hell.
Really

Gorham, ME

#12 May 8, 2012
"wow" is spot on. You never would have had to worry if DHS was fraudulent or not if you were able to parent your own children. You put yourself in this position by making the bad choices you made, and now you are trying to play the victim. There isn't some big conspiracy going on to take children from good parents. DHS intervenes when kids are at risk. YOU put your child at risk. Don't live the rest of your life blaming the only people that are trying to protect your child.
Really

Gorham, ME

#13 May 8, 2012
P.S. MTXForever, I would never be "screwed over by CPS or family court" because I take very good care of my children, and would NEVER to anything to harm them, unlike you.
SWestern

Gorham, ME

#14 May 8, 2012
OK, I have been following all the threads on this topic for months. And, in trying to stay neutral, did some research about the court cases in question. I am definitely a sceptic when it comes to government agencies, but I have to admit that those of you that lost your kids only lost them because of the way you treated them.
You can pretend now that you are victims and that the Maine State Government is out to get you, but public records prove otherwise.
Shame on you for wasting time that should be spent bettering your parenting skills. Your children are now with people that actually care about them and treat them well. Trying to cash in on their fate with a lawsuit? Shame on you.
Eileen

S Central Washington Co, ME

#15 May 9, 2012
Stay strong-remember what i told you about the majority of people that do believe that CPS,are there to protect our children, the majority of the people believe if parents are involved with CPS, the first question is what did they do? The parents and family members are not perfect, but quite honestly who is? The role of CPS is to protect our children,they are the police of children. The problem is-once, the familys have a case on them-CPS operates like a run-away train-no course. The destination-destruction. We do need CPS, I can honestly tell you, there are a lot of people that could use the guidance and expertise of child specialist. What they do not need is the CPS do get involved and cause familiy division, the money that they spend on foster-care,and adoption-could be budgeted, to include classes, in home studies, counseling. The point is instead of CPS coming in and tearing the family down, come in and build the family up-.Alot of young mothers and fathers do not know how to parent, they are clueless. they love their children, they need help and compassion-Our job as a society, is to help each other and unite. Its not to divide, there is no positive outcome from division of countrymen,its not the job and role of our govertment to tear down and break-up familiys. Or is it??Until, people stand together and unite, that is exactly the role of this branch of govertment. So, Lets get our voices heard, write your Senator,congressman, Govenors and any one else you can think of. Bring our stories to the surface. How can people make informed decsions,when they do not have all of the facts. So,lets give them some facts. You have nothing to lose, they have allready divided your family.

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#16 May 10, 2012
Really wrote:
P.S. MTXForever, I would never be "screwed over by CPS or family court" because I take very good care of my children, and would NEVER to anything to harm them, unlike you.
Well u know what then? God Bless u & ur kids. Even though ur teaching ur kids to judge before walking in anothers shoes. I hope ur not one if the parents who get investigated this year or any year. 1 in 25 parents will be investigated for child abuse/neglect THIS YEAR! On the other hand u only have a 1 in 70 chance of getting a flat tire this year (AFRa). Stats also show that 85% of kids removed by cps shouldnt have been removed in the first place (NCCPR)! We r good parents as well so im not sure what ur point is for judging me & my family?? I've done the research, have u? It doesnt sound like it. Google & learn something, didnt ur Mom teach u that if u didnt have anything nice ti say, dont say anything at all? Or "Only God Can Judge Me"?
Amazing

United States

#17 May 10, 2012
Shame on you for being a bad parent and now looking for money. You lost your child because of your own actions yet your focus is now about blaming the same people that are trying to protect the child? If you were a good parent this would. Ot have happened. How do you live with yourself?

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#18 May 11, 2012
WE DONT WANT $MONEY$ We want our precious son back! U dont even know me or my fiance & ur judging us from a few posts on topix! Wow, anyone who's PESSIMISTIC, RUDE, JUDGEMENTAL &/or NON-HELPFUL, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM POSTING! People are so clueless about Child "Protective" Services unless they've experienced it themselves or seen someone close to them go through hell.. Thanks to the people who are supportive, thoughtful & caring.
Wow

South Portland, ME

#19 May 14, 2012
mtxforever wrote:
WE DONT WANT $MONEY$ We want our precious son back! U dont even know me or my fiance & ur judging us from a few posts on topix! Wow, anyone who's PESSIMISTIC, RUDE, JUDGEMENTAL &/or NON-HELPFUL, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM POSTING! People are so clueless about Child "Protective" Services unless they've experienced it themselves or seen someone close to them go through hell.. Thanks to the people who are supportive, thoughtful & caring.
You don't want money? Then why a class action suit? Who will pay your attorney? You put your lack of parenting skills out on the internet. If you can't handle the advice then you should have kept this private. You should feel good knowing that someone who can take care of a child is able to extend their own family and home to take care of yours.

And, don't worry about if I am ever in this situation, cause I NEVER would put my child at risk. NEVER

“Maine CPS Reform”

Since: Feb 12

Scarborough, Maine

#20 May 15, 2012
See how ur state did here: http://www.stateintegrity.org/maine This is Maine's of course :) Check ur state... Maine GOT AN "F" FOR CORRUPTION!! How's that for a statistic "Amazing", "Wow", "SWestern" & "Really"? And here's a link to Nancy Schaefer (RIP) & her findings ;)
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