Department of Children's Services

“Children Need Voices!”

Since: Apr 11

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#174 Apr 10, 2011
Most of these posts on this thread are old, but it would be great if updates were given. Did CPS/DCS/Courts ever come through and correctly protect your children?

I would love to hear your story, whether you have just recently gotten involved with CPS/DCS/Courts or been fighting with them for years, and even if you have had your case closed ... Please be a voice for the child you wanted protected.

Please contact me directly at [email protected]
Disturbed Parent

Richmond, KY

#175 Apr 14, 2011
Amen - Roane County DCFS needs to be on a list as well for victims families to help bring justice to the TN System. Stacy Griffin should not be the head supervisor as she has a lack of knowledge for what her job entails.

“Children Need Voices!”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#176 Apr 14, 2011
Disturbed Parent wrote:
Amen - Roane County DCFS needs to be on a list as well for victims families to help bring justice to the TN System. Stacy Griffin should not be the head supervisor as she has a lack of knowledge for what her job entails.
Thanks for providing a name, would you be interested in giving more details? Sounds like Roane Co needs a voice for their children as well. I'd be interested in hearing your story.
The truth

Canton, NC

#177 Apr 22, 2011
shelia mitchell wrote:
this is more of a question. i really need help and for some one to believe i am telling the truth and dcs is twisting the truth to straight out lies and i have ended up losing my newborn because of my past. now that the truth is coming out dcs is getting more mad and dragging this on and on trying to find something on me which they can't because i have honestly done nothing wrong. now my baby a 7 week old is paying the price. i have been done very wrong and need someone to help me please. they took my baby on a referral before the test results came back now the test come back and proved i was telling the truth his system was clean now the dcs is trying to cover their buts please someone out there help and tell me who i can contact to help[ and listen to my story please i am a desperate mother who has done nothing wrong and legal services doesnt take these kiund of cases any more please any one out there i am begging i need my baby
Sheila,
I know this is an old post, but I am wondering if you are really from Union City? I have dealt with DCS workers in this area. We had a worker from the Dyersburg office but live in U.C. The stories I could tell. My daughter is now 21 , but I still have nightmares about those days. I hope things are ok for you and your child now. I know I felt so helpless and alone then. DCS needs to be stopped but people just look at you like you are crazy when you say that.
mrs t

United States

#178 Apr 27, 2011
Will dcs in tennessee take your kids for the parents smoking weed. My son was caught with weed in school. He also had it in his system. He did not get it from home he got it from a friend. will dcs make me be tested if so and i have it in my system what will happen. I have two other kids in the home. will that affect them
heartsick gramma

Clifty, KY

#179 May 14, 2011
My daughter has been dealing with DCS for 9 mos. now. I cannot go into any details as she is still dealing with them. This office is located in the heart of "military country" and they have a lot to deal with but whenever things are looking like they are coming to an end,or real progress is being made, they suddenly and without notice, change caseworkers,team support, therapy, and visitation until the 'new' caseworker can review and decide what they thik the next step should be. She had weekly visits and therapy with her son,as of 3 wks. ago she has not seen him and therapy was cancelled without notifing her! And as of a few days ago she was told that her visits were being suspended for the next 30 days so they could d a new? evaluation? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM? CANT THEY READ!!!!!!! THey waste more money on paper than i spend on groceries every month! PLEASE PRAY for the return of my gandson SOON. His foster parent is not humane.
VERY Concerned citizen

Clifty, KY

#180 May 14, 2011
The DCS office in Clarksville,Tn definitely needs to be investigated. I have already e-mail my senator and representative. Last night I sent one to Gov. Haslam. Do you think anything will be done? Probably not, but I am not going to stop hounding them until someone listens!!!!!!!!!!
worriedsick

Fort Campbell, TN

#181 Jul 15, 2011
Do the Anderson County attorneys also work in Knox County? Knox County DCS needs to have a lawsuit also. Anyone that wants to join let me know. I am on a campaign contacting all my legislators re: needing to reform DCS and Juvenile Court.

My son is an unwed father to a 5 year old boy and while the boy was visiting him in another state (with written permission from the mother), DCS had my son drive him across the state line to the DCS woman, they said so his son wouldn't have to ride in a police car. Son said they had an order. An Officer Wise (sp?) with Knox Co. Sheriff was the officer along with TBI and local police. To top it off, the mother had just gotten out of jail on theft and drug charges. She got a couple of years probation and a few thousand dollars of restitution and has done this before. And her boyfriend is awaiting the grand jury on several felony drug theft charges. Get this DCS plans to put the boy with his relatives! Not even blood related and he doesn't even know them. Going to court at juvenile court this coming week. It is up to the judge who can come into the court room. Son is on birth certificate and wanting to legally legitimize if needed. He had just paid a lawyer in his state and then DCS from Knox came in. What's weird to me is that they didn't cross over the Tennessee state line, into my son's state. Is this illegal?

Here are the names of the ones I've spoken with:
I've gone up the chain as far as former ombudsman Harry Freeman, who told me something bad has to happen. Wasn't able to get Viola Miller.
Have spoken to no avail to all of them there and their supervisors: Daniel Lorge, Kelly Horner and the latest a Ms. Rios (not sure of the spelling).

Here is a link to a site for unwed fathers, http://www.f4j.org
worriedsick

Fort Campbell, TN

#182 Jul 16, 2011
VERY Concerned citizen wrote:
The DCS office in Clarksville,Tn definitely needs to be investigated. I have already e-mail my senator and representative. Last night I sent one to Gov. Haslam. Do you think anything will be done? Probably not, but I am not going to stop hounding them until someone listens!!!!!!!!!!
I emailed Mayor Haslam and my other legislators also re: Knox County DSC.
sad in anderson county

Murfreesboro, TN

#183 Jul 31, 2011
my children were taken for bs reasons in anderson county tn i would like to sue as to i havent been able to see them in months because of the runaround and now the custodians wont let me talk to them this isnt just hurting me its hurting the children it is wrong if anyone knows an attorney that will sue anderson county dcs let me know on here and i will be very grateful thank you
June

Jackson, TN

#184 Aug 1, 2011
my child was molested. What can I do legally to the perpertrator?
imabeliever

Bristol, TN

#185 Sep 16, 2011
What attorneys in the Tri City area could I contact? Im dealing with sullivan county dcs
StateSanctionedK idnapping

Oak Ridge, TN

#186 Sep 17, 2011
Please you Parents out there wont listen to us when we have told you about the abuces to conduct Government State Sanctioned Kidnappings. Your Excuss, well not me, not my child. THen its to late. They have immunity. See how far they can go See Documentry ........Deconstructing America..... just maby you will listen to lawyers and judges speek on the abuces with in the system!
Very upset mom

United States

#187 Sep 21, 2011
Marion county,TN dcs offices needs to be investigated. They took my kids on all kinds of bs. I will not stop fighting. I even have proof that they were looking for good adoptive kids/baby shopping. Its on youtube and on the foster care workers facebook page. I have downloaded all of it and printed it off. They have no right to post kids anywhere without the parents permission. The foster parents are even getting the baby to call them mom and dad and my rights havent even been terminated. I am her mother not them. Dcs is crooked and twisted. They have accused me of all kinds of crap.I do not have a drinking,drug or criminal history. I am a fulltime college student and i work fulltime.I followed the permancy plan and they refuse to work with me. My family filed a petition and the state is fighting them.
estranged

Clarksville, TN

#188 Oct 30, 2011
Concerned wrote:
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Oh in case you didn't know this state supports sexual misconduct...DCS won't do anything in TN except if your innocent
my step dad is climbing into bed with my 6 year old for over a yr now i just found out reported it. they just threw it out i had a court appointed supervisor of my visits report as well and nothing was done . i also just found out my mom is drugging my youngest (who is intelligent beyond belief but very hyper) with night time cough meds for symptoms that are nomexistent nothing done! I've hired lawyer.. guess what we filed 6 weeks ago for return of ciustody these sick people have yet to be served. no one will help us does anyone know of some one that will help us?

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#189 Nov 2, 2011
estranged wrote:
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my step dad is climbing into bed with my 6 year old for over a yr now i just found out reported it. they just threw it out i had a court appointed supervisor of my visits report as well and nothing was done . i also just found out my mom is drugging my youngest (who is intelligent beyond belief but very hyper) with night time cough meds for symptoms that are nomexistent nothing done! I've hired lawyer.. guess what we filed 6 weeks ago for return of ciustody these sick people have yet to be served. no one will help us does anyone know of some one that will help us?
What county are you in?
vaughn94

Harrogate, TN

#190 Jan 21, 2012
Oh, I've got a good update, which is very bad. It's been almost 5 years since our home was closed "not in good standing". We've had to accept the fact that we will not be allowed to foster or adopt in this state, and that has been hard. Now we find ourselves going through even more pain. We have a little child that is related to us in foster care in a neighboring state. We requested that the child be placed with us, family. An interstate compact application/request was sent from that state to TN. We were denied. Our home was not even looked at and we were not even told about the denial, no phone call, no formal letter of denial, nothing. We had to call and be shuttled around from one phone line to another to find out that we were denied. It took us about an hour to find out. We thought "oh they don't understand that this child is a blood relative, family. They just looked at the name and denied it without knowing the details. They couldn't possibly be that cold". WRONG. After waiting for weeks and weeks to find out about getting it redone, we were told that my breaking policy supercedes family needing to be placed in home. How do you like that? We took care of children from families we didn't know, 14 of them to be exact, in little over a year and half of our lives, now we are being not only denied, but prohibited from helping our own family. This child is also being punished right along with me, for what I did 5 years ago. Family first my *ss. That is so not true in this state. Hypocrites.
jennifer childers

Chester, SC

#191 Jan 21, 2012
anderson county had one of my 4 children taken from me for running down the street while he was napping to make a call for a ride to his appoinment i was gone 20 min. the people who let me use their phone are the same ones who called the cops dcs didnt help us at all they pretended to be our friends and so did the foster parents they have custody now when we finished our plan with cps the foster mom found out and got a court date fast to terminate our rights and judge fisher did.april meldrum had our case from the get go and i think if we would have went in fromt of her we would have him back . she was a real juvenile judge she believed in reuniting the family. but its ok those ppl that called on me they lost all their kids and the ppl who have my son are no longer together so god never stops working and my baby boy will be reunited with us and his brothers. google my name sometime u will see my face and story in the oakridger my face looks bad because i had just gotten over the flu and i had a cold sore but u can go to facebook and see me now under nicole childers and u can see pics of my kids i have and a special album for my beloved joshie
jennifer childers

Chester, SC

#193 Jan 21, 2012
sad in anderson county wrote:
my children were taken for bs reasons in anderson county tn i would like to sue as to i havent been able to see them in months because of the runaround and now the custodians wont let me talk to them this isnt just hurting me its hurting the children it is wrong if anyone knows an attorney that will sue anderson county dcs let me know on here and i will be very grateful thank you
you need to talk to the supervisor at dcs go up there to the office and show them u mean bussiness call nashville as well call anyone who will listen the ppl who have my son did me the same way then they turned it around on me and said i never called or saw the child when it was them all along now i have lost my rights and they still have him im telling you u dont want the same to happen to u if its court ordered for them to let u see him talk to him then u need to talk to ur lawyer if u dont have one get one a public defender even let me know how it goes...all i did was walk 20ft away from my front door to make a phone call while my baby was napping
jennifer childers

Chester, SC

#194 Jan 21, 2012
Believer wrote:
Great News! On Nov 8th a $10,000,000 Federal Law suit was filed against Anderson County DCS. It Names Pam Becker Julie Rotella and many others. I promise you this is just the first of several and a possible class action status. Daniel Forrester is a good attorney and does fight DCS. Also attorney Lanis Karnes is all over anderson county DCS. Check it out for yourself just google (Pethtel et al V. State of Tennessee Department of Children's services.)Anyone with problems in Anderson County with DCS should contact these attorneys. Just google the name and you can find them. I also meet with the new Gov. last night I am sure things are about to change. Please let you voice be heard call you Senator and Rep. call these attorneys. Let them fight DCS. Good luck and don't give up on our children.
my case workers name is on that list im going to pray that maybe just maybe all her cases be overturned i was her first in 5-23-2008 thanks for this news we have been praying

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