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by rakhel
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Should parents let CPS in willingly or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Should parents let CPS in willingly or not?

I respect that opinion. Personally, I don't trust the system enough. If you let them in, it gives them the ability to twist anything they see and use it as justification to stay in your life. The smallest imperfection can be used against a family if the worker wants to. I personally believe that ci...
by rakhel
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

Court was posponed again because on of the lawyers couldn't get to court, which is understandable. It was snowing pretty bad.
And we got a new referee. Fun. Fun.
by rakhel
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

I am so sorry to hear this, Rakhel... did you find out anything more today? Will you be going back to court. I trust that you have a good lawyer. Did you tell them your plan to move out of state? I'm wondering if they did this intentionally so they could force you to stay in their area. Sorry it's ...
by rakhel
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

I am pissed. The foster agency removed my youngest son because he had dirty feet. Well, they also complained that he had access to roach spray(which is silly becuase number one, I don't have roach spray; number two, the other kids don't have access to anything chemical related so why would he?), the...
by rakhel
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Need Help/Advice PLEASE!
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Need Help/Advice PLEASE!

First off.I am sure you love your grandchildren dearly. Only one who, willingly, left her home to spend months in the hospital to learn how to care for a medically fragile child can be nothing but in love with that child. And I am truly sorry that you have to go through this. Now to the main problem...
by rakhel
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: what if my house really is messy?
Replies: 50
Views: 1445

Re: what if my house really is messy?

My kids were taken away because of a messy home.They tried to claim I had animal feces on the floor and had to change it because we had no animals. At all. I hadn't swept that morning but I had cleaned up. I admit it was a little hard. 2 teens who had to be yelled at to do anything, Two toddlers who...
by rakhel
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Devastated about custody
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Devastated about custody

You could but don't have to. Way back when, my husband offered to take anger management before it could even be suggested(which it never was) to try to beat them to the punch, so to speak. His lawyer advised him not to as that would be an admission of guilt. You don't want to have a psych eval befor...
by rakhel
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: grandmother brain washing my child to call her mom n& so on
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: grandmother brain washing my child to call her mom n& so

I don't know if this works in every state but what my husband did when he didn't think his lawyers(his on his third and final) were advocating for his, was write a letter to every lawyer and judge involved in our case and sent one to the local bar association. All it basically said was that my husba...
by rakhel
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

we are on trial discharge with the youngest. FINALLY!!!!! I think the agency is afraid of the judge. HEHE. We also managed to get them down to a time frame for the TD. 3 months. If things go well(which it will) they will patition the court for final, regardless of what the ACS lawyer wants. And even...
by rakhel
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: My CPS Story
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: My CPS Story

Talk to a lawyer. If you don't have one, get one. This might be of some help. It might not be. Researching, and asking questions, never hurt anyone http://texaslawhelp.org/ http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Can_t_Afford_a_Lawyer_ http://www.lanwt.org/ http://www.trla.org/get-help/do-i-...
by rakhel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Early Childhood Intervention
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Early Childhood Intervention

Something my husband reminded me of concerning EI. In sone cities you can have the therapy done at the center. Aslo, you don't have to stay with the same therapist. If that therapist is doing something you don't like you can request a change. You do have some control.
by rakhel
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: my daughter being abused in foster care n nothing bein done
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: my daughter being abused in foster care n nothing bein d

Sometimes the foster agencies don't want to see, or even admit, that they may have made a mistake. We ran into this problem with my oldest. She was being physically and verbally abuse, and medically neglected(TB wasn't being treated). It wasn't until the woman "lost it" in front of them th...
by rakhel
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Early Childhood Intervention
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Early Childhood Intervention

We used EI during our Trial Discharge. we actually had two different therapists coming in due to our first son's disablitiy. One came for 4 hours a day 5 days a week and the other came 2 hours a week. I guess we lucked out with the ABA therapist. He used to work in the CPS/foster care system and dis...
by rakhel
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

Thanks, Family man. We received a call from A1. Our Final Team Conference is scheduled for July 8. We are thrilled. No more Open ACS case with them. The final child...his agency is now being funny. Since we have to do visuals due to a re-occurring diaper rash that they tried to claim only happened i...
by rakhel
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

So by the time the hearing was over("If you object to my ruling, you know how to file an appeal."), the ACS attorney was looking like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. Smoke out of the ears, green foaming mouth, spinning head. you name it. They want a medical clearance for the baby. We convince...
by rakhel
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

Okay. Now fast forward(not too fast) to today. Court!!! hehe. well, actually, go back a little. the first agency came for a home visit last week and told us,(I paraphrase) "I am tired of waiting on the fucking attorney to make up their damned minds. We have discretion for final discharge so we ...
by rakhel
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

First off, seeing as it's been a while. I like what you've done with the site. second. I apologize for not being around to tell more of this crazy case that is so literally almost over. Okay update. over the last few months we have been going crazy trying to figure out what we weren't doing right. W...
by rakhel
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

could be worse. They could be attempting a TPR right now.
by rakhel
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

Had to. We were told it was the only way to get our kids back. They said they would not return our kids that home they were taken from. But is is kinda nice. There are things I would change if I were paying rent. But I can't look a gifthorse in the month. It's a big two bedroom, with it's own kitche...
by rakhel
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

I found it. http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/the-callahan-legacy-callahan-v.-carey-and-the-legal-right-to-shelter and here http://books.google.com/books?id=Uu6bdpS-oJcC&pg=PA72&lpg=PA72&dq=Cosentino+v.+Perales&source=bl&ots=o4EKUuqa1s&sig=FvY7EIUAzm-ynA234Kq1rUs-U...
by rakhel
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

WOW it has been a while. But must provide an update and ask for help at the same time. Agency 1 has been given, by the judge, approval for final discharge and Agency 2 approval for trial discharge. Then all went to hell in a handbasket...well maybe not that bad, but it feels like it. Son in Agency 2...
by rakhel
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

i know they were doing their jobs. I'm not as angry now. Still sick, but not as angry. The SVU is looking to talk to her, and the case worker in charge of our case has stated that she feels that my 19 year old should no longer have sibling visitation(something we were going to ask for anyway). So I ...
by rakhel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

she went into foster care when the rest of them did. When she turned 18 she decided to remain there. She was only visiting on the off weekend. the last time she was here was Columbus day weekend. My daughter is seriously messed up. I don't know what she was thinking but that is not the daughter I at...
by rakhel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

I am hot. I am so pissed I could spit. Cps came over. showed mild concern because of the allegations. Red vaginal area suggesting sexual abuse and unsophisticated guardianship. The 2 year old gets chronic diaper rashes*medical documentation to prove as much) and the 4 year old still isn't potty trai...
by rakhel
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 170
Views: 5231

Re: Our Story

our case is two and a half years old. Well past the AAFLA or whatever it is. I have been with the same lawyer for this entire case and he was new to the game himself, at the time. So he has learned a lot over the course of this long battle. In other words, he has learned to grow a pair, as well as h...

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