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by stacymarks
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Happy Endings
Topic: we have them all home
Replies: 1
Views: 222

we have them all home

I haven't been on here in awhile. It is official, the last sibling, Scarlett is coming home to us on Friday on a temporary basis until the permanant placement. We have all four children back, he never went away like they wanted him to. We have been fighting this since August 4 2004. The judge did an...
by stacymarks
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Kids sue to reverse parental right termination WA state
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Kids sue to reverse parental right termination WA state

Kids try to reunite with parents By Maureen O'Hagan Seattle Times staff reporter When Timothy Wolcott was 10, the state took him away from his parents, alleging he and two siblings were neglected. Now 15, he's trying to get his mom and dad back. Wolcott and his twin brother, Jesse, are believed to b...
by stacymarks
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: kids sue to reunite with parents Seattle Times Aug 8, 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 106

kids sue to reunite with parents Seattle Times Aug 8, 2007

Kids try to reunite with parents By Maureen O'Hagan Seattle Times staff reporter When Timothy Wolcott was 10, the state took him away from his parents, alleging he and two siblings were neglected. Now 15, he's trying to get his mom and dad back. Wolcott and his twin brother, Jesse, are believed to ...
by stacymarks
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: In the News
Topic: news from Seattle $6.2k settlement from CPS
Replies: 0
Views: 116

news from Seattle $6.2k settlement from CPS

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Last updated 7:38 a.m. PT State must pay $6.2 million for abused foster kids' ordeal By JOHN IWASAKI P-I REPORTER Robert Williams harbored no thoughts of heroism the day he fled his Seattle foster home in July 1998. The 7-year-old boy only knew another beating was coming, for...
by stacymarks
Wed May 23, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: seattle sleep country bowl for foster kids
Replies: 0
Views: 102

seattle sleep country bowl for foster kids

maybe if CPS quit taking away children for false accusations this statistic would go down... There are 542,000 children and youth are in foster care on any given day in the United States. Only 48% of those are living with licensed foster care parents; and 25% of children in foster care never return ...
by stacymarks
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: In the News
Topic: Article on msnbc.com - States wrestle with medicating foster
Replies: 1
Views: 125

quoting article “Children who are having normal reactions to the trauma of being separated from their families are often misdiagnosed or overdiagnosed as suffering from psychiatric problems, and the system is too quick to medicate,” said Mike Arsham of the Child Welfare Organizing Project. “It’s a c...
by stacymarks
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Sue Them!
Topic: who is in charge in Washington state?
Replies: 7
Views: 234

thanks for links/advice

thanks everyone for links/advise regarding this. to update, my husband called in a report regarding emotional abuse by the foster mother last Saturday, she is now under investigation and more than likely we will get custody of the child (she is not my biological child-mom has lost parental rights) I...
by stacymarks
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: filing a report regarding emotional abuse by fosterer
Replies: 1
Views: 157

filing a report regarding emotional abuse by fosterer

caseworker has advised me to file a complaint agains the foster mother after I sent him this. Hello The hour and a half that scarlett was here at my home was very uncomfortable for Alexandra, Stacy, myself. The ride from and to the park and ride were as well. It felt as though Sharon was in the car...
by stacymarks
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: washington state attorney?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

washington state attorney?

I am seeking an attorney for suing cps. yesterday the social worker admitted in court that the foster parent was given information from the ISSP that she wasn't supposed to have and used it against me. the foster parent still has one of my children. if anyone knows of an good attorney please let me ...
by stacymarks
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: Ore. woman, 84, pleads guilty in boy's sex abuse case
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Ore. woman, 84, pleads guilty in boy's sex abuse case

this proves some people should not be foster parents, outrageous!!! this is from the seattle times. Ore. woman, 84, pleads guilty in boy's sex abuse case By WILLIAM McCALL The Associated Press PORTLAND — An 84-year-old woman accused of attempted rape involving an 11-year-old boy in her foster care h...
by stacymarks
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: parenting plan
Replies: 3
Views: 187

family court

yes, it is for family court so we have contacted a lawyer, different one than we have and we have an appointment with her in a week. the mother has issues that the children must be protected from. and it is up to us to supervise the visitation. this is not a fun thing. it sucks that mom won't get he...
by stacymarks
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: parenting plan
Replies: 3
Views: 187

family court

yes, it is for family court so we have contacted a lawyer, different one than we have and we have an appointment with her in a week. the mother has issues that the children must be protected from. and it is up to us to supervise the visitation. this is not a fun thing. it sucks that mom won't get he...
by stacymarks
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: parenting plan
Replies: 3
Views: 187

parenting plan

Hi, we have to write a parenting plan to let visitation happen with the childrens mother. she has never complied with all the services, which we have to have her do as she has "issues" our case will be closed soon. does anyone have any idea if we can do this ourselves or does it involve an attorney?...
by stacymarks
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Happy Endings
Topic: our son is coming home
Replies: 2
Views: 234

our son is coming home

it's official. our son is going to be home on Tuesday. Happy New Year to all and NEVER give up the fight!!
by stacymarks
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: foster parent hindering reunification
Replies: 5
Views: 236

thanks

thanks for your posts. my husband did get ahold of his attorney today. I would love to put the letter he physically took to his attorney yesterday. i think it says it all. Visitation Agreement / Reunification schedule # 4. I received the 4th Transition calendar via email from *** (PCIT) on Dec.18, 2...
by stacymarks
Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: foster parent hindering reunification
Replies: 5
Views: 236

foster parent hindering reunification

I have posted on here in other places regarding this same case. A question for anyone: have you ever experienced a fosterer that has hindered the reunification process? we have recently found out that the foster parent has a say in the return home plan? how can this be? why is she involved, who can ...
by stacymarks
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: I am so mad at CPS this christmas.
Replies: 2
Views: 209

I am so mad at CPS this christmas.

My husband completed every service they wanted about a year and a half ago. He originally put the children into foster care because of fear of what their mother would do if he took the children. (she has been diagnosed paranoid schiz/bi-polar--in fact she is in jail right now for threatening to blow...
by stacymarks
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Merry frigging christmas. I HATE CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 180

thanks

thanks for the link. I just sent dan sullivan a message: I found this ite by being on fightcps.com (lostintranslation) I post there under stacymarks. my husband also has a blog of all the bs we put up with regarding the previous social worker. My husband completed every service they wanted about a y...
by stacymarks
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Merry frigging christmas. I HATE CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Merry frigging christmas. I HATE CPS

I am beyond mad today. I just sent this to The Seattle PI (the Seattle newspaper) I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THEM!!!!! I am the step mother of a child currently in the foster care system, he has been in foster care for 2 1/2 years. We are getting him back as soon as Jan 12th. We were supposed to have him ...
by stacymarks
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: My son will be home December 11, 2006!!
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Thanks and congratulations. Whell, it is return home from all members of the panel. The Foster parent is still trying to keep my son, to no avail. She came to the meeting with a bunch of medical information trying to plead her case to keep my son. The state is not pleased with her efforts to disrupt...
by stacymarks
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: My son will be home December 11, 2006!!
Replies: 9
Views: 425

This is extremely stressful. Today is the day I go before the community review panel or what ever it is. They are the last word on the return home of my son. The state is in complete agreement with the return home. The ex went and got herself arrested again. I got this call from my caseworker while ...
by stacymarks
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: My son will be home December 11, 2006!!
Replies: 9
Views: 425

My son will be home December 11, 2006!!

Hello All. My persistance has paid off much to the dismay of the would be adoptive foster parent :lol:. who is still trying to hinder the return home process to NO avail. I am following the recomendations of PCIT (Parent child interactive therapy) as is the State. I love it. The PCIT is a very nice ...
by stacymarks
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: so long the fight and then my ex gives up
Replies: 2
Views: 171

she told me herself

she told me herself.
by stacymarks
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: so long the fight and then my ex gives up
Replies: 2
Views: 171

so long the fight and then my ex gives up

I am livid with my ex. We have court for TPR on Friday (more her than me) I am supposed to be getting my almost 3 year old back. SHE QUIT DOING SERVICES. and this is after I got a new caseworker, actually 2 new case workers for the 4 kids. 2 are my biological and 2 aren't--but it really doesn't matt...
by stacymarks
Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: I have a new case worker
Replies: 3
Views: 188

I have a new case worker

I had an in home visit 2 weeks ago to discuss unsupervised visits for my son. People present me, the wife, daughter, FPS worker, foster care provider, case worker and a coworker. The first thing I did when they got here was pointy out an error on a release form I received in the mail regarding my st...

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