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by HappyMommyx4
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Please, Please, Help! CPS called on me !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Well, my lawyer completely disagrees with what Linda is advising. She said not letting them in the house shows you have something to hide, will make them more suspicious, will be used against you in a trial (you were not co-operative)..etc. I always let them in, was always polite to them, and offere...
by HappyMommyx4
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: In the News
Topic: Florida to pay $2.9 million to kids abused in foster care
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Even once our case is dismissed I am getting out of Florida as fast as I can. My lawyer has told me several times that Florida has the worst DCFS system in the country. :evil:
by HappyMommyx4
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Wow, This makes me realize that we have gotten off easy compared to a lot of you. Of course it isn't over yet but the CPI wrote a ltter to the court supporting dismissing the case and the judge said yesterday that she plans to dismiss next week (one attorney was sick and unavailable yesterday). In t...
by HappyMommyx4
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Does DCS background check people with every investigation?
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Yeah our investigator called me on a Tuesday to tell me she was very comfortable with my parenting and was closing the case. She complimented me and mentioned how wonderfully my children are doing and she is glad to see my husband is getting the help he needed with PTSD (which is what brought CPS in...
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Please, Please, Help! CPS called on me !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Do you know what the allegations are?
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Does DCS background check people with every investigation?
Replies: 4
Views: 446

In my very brief experience, yes if they know about it then it doesn't matter if it was 13 or 113 years or 13 days ago. If you tell them then they know too much up front, if you don't tell them and they find out then you lied. Sometimes it feels like you cannot win either way. Our case went from "cl...
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Have Faith and Be Strong
Topic: Psych Eval Time
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Neither of us have had one ordered, it hasn't even been mentioned. I have been told horror stories about how even if the report doesn't say you're a threat to the child they will pick it apart and twist words as much as possible. Good luck with it!
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Wife Swap
Replies: 13
Views: 890

I very rarely watch television but I have friends who tell me about shows that bring a Nanny in to teach the parents how to handle the kids. Apparently some of the stuff happening in the homes is pretty horrible. Years ago I watched a show called How Clean is Your House where the house was so filthy...
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Yep, I haven't lost mine and at this point there isn't even a threat. My house has always been clean but if you want to nit-pick you can find something worng in ANY home. They said in an affidavit that our was was inadequate. My lawyer's response was....if a $350,000 home with 2400 square feet is no...
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Cant take it!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

I think it is important to note that the vaccination itself does not cause a spiral fracture of the femur. It is the barbaric way in which nurses are holding our children or instructing us to hold our children that has been alleged to cause fractures. Also of note, shaft fractures are slightly diffe...
by HappyMommyx4
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

I agree Debbie. I am not a better parent, I am a paranoid parent. My house was always clean, that was not an issue. But now I am far less likely to skip washing the dinner dishes to have more reading time with the kids. I am less likely to grab McDonalds and sit at a park and eat and then play. My h...
by HappyMommyx4
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Cant take it!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

First of all, you are not taking Ambien with a baby sleeping in bed with you, right? If you are make sure no one knows that. I think taking Ambien with a baby in bed with you alone could be grounds to remove the child. Ambien is a controlled substance and should not be taken for more than 6 weeks. I...
by HappyMommyx4
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Thank you for your sweet post, I feel a little less crazy. And I too am already feeling that in the future it will be harder to make friends as we move from base to base. How many times have I begun a friendship only to realize the person was a nut? Way too many! I have seen soooooooooo many bored w...
by HappyMommyx4
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CPS Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 594

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1461&hl=en

Google the user name she posted, it will all come right up. :-)
by HappyMommyx4
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CPS Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 594

I think that even as much as CPS might set out to torment parents, they do have better things to do than remove videos. 99% of the videos I have seen are of parents who come across as lunatics who shouldn't be raising children or animals, if anything most of the videos make CPS look good and all of ...
by HappyMommyx4
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

How Do You Move Past the Paranoia?

I know many many of you have delt with this. My case is close to being over with. The children were not removed and the state attorney is ok with their Dad having an slow integration back into their lives. I am still living in another state. The attorney had said she was going to dismiss the case ag...
by HappyMommyx4
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Newcomer from Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Awwww you poor thing. ((((((HUGS))))) Just don't let your terror push you into signing things or making promises to them without knowing exactly what it all means. I let them bully me a lot during the first meeting because I was absolutely terrified that the CPI was about to walk out with my childre...
by HappyMommyx4
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: how to get them to stop?
Replies: 9
Views: 779

I wish I had some brilliant advice for you. I think I read that your daughter was 9 pounds at age 1. It is hard for me to imagine how any mother could see a child weighing only 9 pounds at age 1 and not realize there is a problem. Why was she not at monthly checkups? Why did the pediatrician seeing ...
by HappyMommyx4
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Newcomer from Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 723

I forgot to add, those letters of support that you have need to be notorized. If they weren't signed in front of a notory the judge and lawyer probably won't even look at them. I took nearly 10 of them to court with me. I am very grateful to have so many of my children's former teachers, peds, and l...
by HappyMommyx4
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Newcomer from Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Oh, dear. It sounds like you have a lot stacked against you that has nothing to do with your sons leg. I have a feeling the fact that you have a registered sex offender in your home having contact with your children is going to play an enormous part in this, whether he was guilty or not he was convi...
by HappyMommyx4
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: New Jersey kids with Nazi names removed
Replies: 11
Views: 792

...they went to the media and kept looking for bakeries to have it done instead of getting a tube of icing and doing it themselves. http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/today/index.ssf/2008/12/holland_township_family_angry.html ROFLMBO! I'm sorry, I know you were'nt trying to be funny but I nearly fell ...
by HappyMommyx4
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: The after fall of Having your right terminated
Replies: 8
Views: 675

I believe you can appeal a TPR. The problem is you may need a very substantial retainer to pay a lawyer, I know that is a big obstacle for many families. In the Tampa, Florida area there are only 10 lawyers who take dependency cases. Four of them want $8,000.00 retainers to even begin a dependency c...
by HappyMommyx4
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Nancy Hey, VA, and Recent Legislative Hearings -
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Sadly, I think they make up their minds about parents based on a lot more than facts. My CPS worker has told me multiple times that I am the model parent and it has been admitted that the charges of neglect were added to the charges of abuse to get the case in front of the judge. Apparently, this is...
by HappyMommyx4
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Juvenile Court
Topic: updated good news and IMPORTANT questions
Replies: 4
Views: 464

I would immediately contact La Leche League, I really think they might be able to give you some advice. Contact the national headquarters or call your local chapter and start asking questions about legal rights and breastfeeding. Assuming you kept a feeding chart, had your child at their regularly s...
by HappyMommyx4
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Juvenile Court
Topic: The agenda of court appointed attorneys!
Replies: 7
Views: 5060

Remember when sending them any documentation though that it becomes public record. They can use it against you. We have just run into this. Despite thorough research into state laws and the juvenile court system I was unaware of this. Personally, I would not send them anything without first consulti...

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