dcfs tearing apart familie
LaAngelia Moore

Louisville, KY

#92 Feb 28, 2007
I am a wonderful Grandmother,but LSS had me beginning to believe I was not fit to wear that title. I had 5 of my 23 grandchildren through the system. LSS sent me a letter stating they were going to remove them from me in 2 weeks. this was May 14 2004 the reason they gave was no physicals but I showed them to the dept. head also 70 supposed missing assignments for one of them which thet were proven a lie and last of all, a police report that my daughter'theie mom' reported along with her stepsister that did not involve her kids
LaAngelia Moore

Louisville, KY

#93 Feb 28, 2007
We had a review meeting with DCFS and they agreed that the kids should stay with me. LSS then went to court and got the judge to remove them. When they terminated my daughter's rights, they put a clause in there that I have no contact with them. This was all done because my daughter cursed out her caseworker. My grandchildren has written family and said they cryevery night and so do I.If I had done something wrong, I wouldn't feel so bad ,but what did I do that was wrong? I have all my paperwork to back up everything I'm saying is true. please someone help a bleeding heart understand.
300 wic

Modesto, CA

#94 Feb 28, 2007
ok i see a lot of people here are MAD as hell. now i work in law enforcement. i see a lot of what you all are talking about here, like the psychotic social worker and the psych med infested office where they work. i've seen the false alegations placed on people assuming neglect or abuse took place.

i do see the other side i've seen excellent social workers who go into a situation with an open mind and often look at an allegation of abuse for what it is "one persons word against anothers". i have seen kids rightfully taken from their birth parents. then the birth parents work like hell to get there kids back. i love seeing the kids placed back with there birth parents. now i have seen the parent who lost there child because they refused to even try to change their behavior (i hate this).

my point is yes there is good and bad things about the system, there are flaws unfortunatly there will be flaws in every aspect of life. we just need to make a complaint when it is legitimate not just because we don't like the outcome. i will back a birth parent more than i would back taking a child away from what the child is most confortable. nobody knows a child better than a GOOD parent.
god bless and don't stop fighting for your kids they deserve it.
1 last bit of advise when complaining about a social worker really think about how you approach the matter sometimes it isn't what you say it's how you say it.
Jim

Richgrove, CA

#95 Mar 1, 2007
misspetite wrote:
DCF is anti-father. Sometimes the mother is not the better parent. But yet courts and DCF alwasy favor the mother. What happened to the rights of the fathers? The DCF system is a joke. To become a foster parent you have 2 inspections of your home and pass a written test. Or at least thats how its done here. Oh and yes they have a background check done in the county they are currently residing in. Good God of course these people would say if they have a record in another state. LOL The system needs an upgrade. Stop maikng it so easy for chidren to be snatched and then given back to the abusing parent after they complete a parenting class. Sometimes thats not all it takes.
u can move to cali. here its the other way around, most dads just have to contest visitation in one form or another because alround here if a dad stands up to get his kids its rear, wether or not this is good for the kids it altogether another point but most dads do get at least 50% visitation rights, and if they can prove that the mom done drugs or drunk during there relationship the dads get 100% Its called CPS out here but never the less it needs to be cleaned up...it the parents are like around they get a slap on the hand yet if there not like or known there kids get atken away however drugs around here dont get your kids taken away most of the time cali. puts the parent on some kind of treatment such as piss test everyother day, if parent keep this going they can get there kids back within 2 weeks and some form of welfare to help
Shelly

Malden, MO

#96 Mar 1, 2007
I know exactly how alot of you feel. In 01 dcfs took away my 2 yr old son. They said my home was not safe becouse i had a german rottwieler in the home. My son learned how to walk holding on to this dogs ears, and yet they told me he was in danger. I fought for over a year to get him back. During that time I became pregnant again. They threatened me that if i did'nt sign over my rights to his father. They would take my unborn child from me the day it was born. I finally gave in and signed the papers. My son still lives with his paternal grandparents. Dcfs showed up at my appartment again 1 month after my baby was born, saying they had recieved a "Hotline" call that i was doing drugs, my child was laying in a messy diaper, and my house was unsanitary. My house was spotless, and my son was sleeping in his room. I was forced to take a on sight piss test. And inform them of were my husband was working and what time he would be home. All this was being done even though the case had supposedly been CLOSED. Needless to say, even though all the accusations had been proved groundless i still fought to keep my newborn. Today he is still with me and groing into a fine young man. But it does'nt change the fact that they tore my familly apart and every day i wonder if and when will they come back. Once your in the system your always in the system. Wheter your case is closed or not. The most ironic part of it all is that the same case worker that took my child is also a friend of mines drinking buddy. Aint that some crap. But to end a long rant. When your in a battle with DCFS. Don't give up and don't back down. There are ppl out there that will help you and understand that the system is corrupted. You just have to have the determination to find those ppl and to fight back.

The truth from stoddard county MO
bellasmom06

United States

#97 Apr 14, 2007
because parents remain quit and wont fax, call, protests and organize.
grandma wrote:
This is an epidemic, not only in Illinois but nationwide. why won't our goverment step in and investigate the abuse by DCFS
cantstandforany

United States

#98 Apr 14, 2007
I agree DCFS needs desolved. Its a waste of tax money.I know one dcfs worker after 23 years Quit because he said that it had just turn evil and unfair,nothing good about it. My neighbor works dcfs, 5 years. she said givem what keeps you in a job,and hope that 1 out of a thousand kids make it. I know a young lady that went to foster care for two years as a child lived in over 30 places in two years. DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY DESOLVED DCFS.
tinas3182000yaho ocom

Sikeston, MO

#99 Apr 16, 2007
My grand daughter has been in dcfs for 18 mons.My son and his ex girlfriend have drug problems.As a grand mother I have no rights in Il. I have tryed to get even supervised visits but the case worker says no.Soon my grand daughter will be put up for adoption because her parents have been declared unfit.I have not alot of resources so I feel helpless.They can steal babys and do what they want
Concerned

Saint Louis, MO

#100 Apr 19, 2007
I know an 80 some year old great-grandmother who received custody of her great-grandchildren after she filed due to her grand-daughter being caught with drugs. This was in Quincy Illinois. So you need to get yourself a good attorney and file for custody of your grandchild and do this fast.
I know personally that DCFS is worthless. My stepdaughter has been bit and beat before by her stepfather and the mother covered for him. All of the kids (7) in the home were questioned and told the same story, but they still believed the parents over the kids.
tinas3182000yahoocom wrote:
My grand daughter has been in dcfs for 18 mons.My son and his ex girlfriend have drug problems.As a grand mother I have no rights in Il. I have tryed to get even supervised visits but the case worker says no.Soon my grand daughter will be put up for adoption because her parents have been declared unfit.I have not alot of resources so I feel helpless.They can steal babys and do what they want
chris

Redwood City, CA

#101 Apr 25, 2007
this is amazing what dcfs is doing.some years ago false allegations were made against me.It was thrown out in criminal court yet in juvenile court was found unfit by the lies dcfs told.i have been fighting this crap for years and have got nowhere.
bbmom

Bolingbrook, IL

#102 Apr 25, 2007
My ex grabbed my 7th grade son by the neck, leaving purple bruises where he had squeezed. School called (at my request.) DCFS worker "investigated" & told me she was retiring soon, and that Dad said our son was a trouble-maker anyway. She suggested I contact a lawyer about prohibiting visition & closed the case!

As for DCFS, I used to be a foster parent. I saw workers take 6 month old babies in the car without car seats because none were available. I've taken classes with some DCFS workers & they say when foster kids become adoptable, they sometimes withhold information. If the pre-adoptive parent will adopt even knowing the whole story, then they will give the whole story. If they feel being realistic about potential future problems may mess up an adoption, they will "forget" to tell the pre-adoptive parents. This is putting these children into parents where the parents are not making an informed decision & the care some of these kids need may be greater than they are emotionally capable of.
Middle class citizen

Champaign, IL

#103 Apr 25, 2007
I worked for DCFS and was a foster parent, As a matter of fact i adopted my oldest daughter thru the system. In the time I was associated with DCFS I had taken 18 children into my home, not at once but thru a period of time. The reason I no longer am associated with them is as follows: A litle girl named Megan came to me with her face so punched and bruised that you couldnt tell what color her eyes were, the same with her hair it was so dirty. When this baby healed she was one of the most beautiful babies I had ever seen. Big sullen blue eyes and platinum blonde hair. Her mother, or should I say the thing that gave birth to her was a drunk and a druggy. She cleaned up her act for 6 months so she could get visitations with Megan "Because she loved her so much" On the day of the visit I delivered her to her mother and told her to me me back at the same place the next day at 5pm. She never showed up at 5 and then at 6 I called the director, she in turn called the police, when they arrived at the apartment they found Megan hanging from a phone cord where they estimated she had been there for 12 hours. I lost it because I had told the director that the mother was not ready ( a gut feeling) That is the only reason I have a problem with DCFS, they dont listen.

Since: Apr 07

Paris, IL

#104 Apr 26, 2007
Dcfs gets away with alot of it's BS because people don't understand or exercise thier rights...For one there's the fourth amendment to the constitution...ya know, the one that protects from unlawful search or siezures. The government, including law enforcement and social workers must have a valid warrant to enter your home. They must have probable cause to obtain a warrant and an anonymous tip is not probable cause. You may tape every conversation you have with DCFS workers (and boy do they hate that). You can refuse to let your children be interviewed without you, your lawyer and a recorder. If they violate any of these you can sue in federal court. Thier act of willful violation is seen as a breach of "acting in good faith" and thus they lose their state "qualified Immunity from legal actio"
Karen Eureka IL

United States

#105 May 1, 2007
LaAngelia Moore wrote:
We had a review meeting with DCFS and they agreed that the kids should stay with me. LSS then went to court and got the judge to remove them. When they terminated my daughter's rights, they put a clause in there that I have no contact with them. This was all done because my daughter cursed out her caseworker. My grandchildren has written family and said they cryevery night and so do I.If I had done something wrong, I wouldn't feel so bad ,but what did I do that was wrong? I have all my paperwork to back up everything I'm saying is true. please someone help a bleeding heart understand.
Please e-mail me at [email protected]
We are foster Parents we had 3 beautiful girls in or care for over a year in the foster to adopt program through LSSI. DCFS got involved and now the girls are with another foster family. The day before DCFS got involved we signed papers with the intent to adopt. LSSI some how got it put in the court papers that we are no longer to have any sort of contact with our girls. We went to a clinical review and were given visitation rights and now those have been ripped away.
cynthia f

Niceville, FL

#106 May 19, 2007
DCF IS ONE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ONLY SEES WHAT THERE TOLD. NOT WHATS RIGHT. AFTER 24 MONTHS OF INESTAGATION NO PROFF OF ALIGATIONS WAS DOCUMENTED. TILL I LOST MY PARENTAL RIGHTSANDEVEN AFTER I REQUESTED A TRIAL BY JURY AND WAS TOLD ITS NOT POSSIBLE BY MY ATTORNEY JOHN JAY GEONTERAK IN FLORIDA. WHICH IS A LIE I MUST NOW PERSUE MY OWN FURTHER LEGAL ACTION SINCE I WAS TOLD BY MY PUBLIC DEFEDER JOHN JAY GEONTERAK I WAS NOT INTITALED TO ANY FURTHER COURT ACTION. THIS IS A LIE. I CAN STILL GO O CONTEST MY DENIAL FOR APEAL . SAD DAY IT IS WHEN PROFESSIONALS WHO PLAY GOLF TOGETHER ALSO PLAY WITH OTHER PEOPLES LIFES WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONSTITUTION OR JUSTICE FOR ALL. WHAT HAS AMERICA COME TO WHEN MONEY AND POWER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTEGRATY IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WHEN DEALING WITH CHILDREN. MY SON WAS LEFT IN OWN YERN BY LAURA LENARD A SOCAL WORKER FOR OVER 2 HOURS AT THE FAMILY FIRST OFFICE AND WITNESSED BY OTHER EMPLOYEES! ON THREE SEPERATE OCASSIONS ! THIS IS NOT IN THE BEST INTREST OF MY SON AT THE AGE OF 9 YEARS OLD HE WAS HUMILLIATED AND CLEARLY INTIMIDATED BY THEM. WHOS THE REAL DANGER TO MY SON? HIS BROTHER THE 2 X IRAQ NAVY SOLDIER WHOM WAS DENIED THE CUSTODY OF HIS BROTHER BECAUSE HE WAS CONSIDERED TO IMATURE TO HAVE A YEAR OLD BUT NOT TO INMATUER TO HAVE SPECIAL AMUNITIONS CLEARANCE! IS THIS AMERICA ??? OR HAS AMERICAS FOUNDATION BECOME THE ALMGHTY DOLLARS ?? I ASK YOU IS THIS AMERICA OR DID I SOMEHOW FALL INTO SOME NIGHTMARE OF NO RETURN? PRIEST RAPEING KIDS GO FREE! MOMS LOSE THERE BABIES ON TWISTED GOSSIP? SMELLS ALOT LIKE OPPRESSION TO ME IM STILL FIGHTING TO GET MY SON BACK AND ALWAY WILL.

candie

United States

#107 May 30, 2007
i lost my children for no apparent reason dcfs thinks that are god and they controll everything i have 4 beautiful children who dont know what its like to be away from me and when i was married i had a abusive marriage and controlling husband and father who used the children for their ssi money for himself now i think everythings are on track for my kids and now dcfs does this to us for no reason
candie

United States

#108 May 30, 2007
i dont think that dcfs always their job right the children who are being abused in their homes gets to stay and the ones who arent abused but some accident happened they are taken away
candie

United States

#109 May 31, 2007
we had lost our 4 children because of an accident that couldnt of been prevented its not fair because it does more damage to the children
beckee

United States

#110 Jun 3, 2007
they stole my daughter 3 years ago.....
megan

AOL

#113 Jun 7, 2007
Let me tell you a little about my story. I called the crisiss line to ask them for help for my 9 year old daughter. I got upset with them and said some words to them. I told them that my daughter had sexual exploring with my 4 year old daughter and I did not know what to do. My girls share a room because I also have a 3 year old son. I told them on the phone that I wanted someone to help my 9yr old. They did not have any answers so I got pissed off and said then fine if you can't help me then T guess my 9yr old will just have to sleep in the basement for right now until I can figure out something else. My basement finished and has tons of toys in it, that is where my kids play most of the time. there is also a t.v. and a couch. The lady on the phone called DCFS and the police on me. She told them that I said that I was going to lock my 9yr. old in the basement. The police came out to my house and saw that my 9yr. old was asleep in her bed and her sister and brother were asleep in thefamily room where I was watching t.v. The police said that they ovserved no evidence of abusive or neglete by me. Dcfs is trying to charge me with both of those. They are also trying to say that I let my 9yr.old do this to her sister. My 9yr. olds consulor said that it is normal for kids that age to do those thing. So I was just wondering what you guys think about this problem? I am fighting them all of the way!!! Oh and by the way I have all of my 3 kids!!!

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