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by whosechildrenarethey
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Domestic nightmare!!! please give advice
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Domestic nightmare!!! please give advice

This link will take you to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Policy's and Procedures: http://www.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/notices/Pages/pr_policy_policyguide.aspx This link specifically deals with Safety Plans which are "VOLUNTARY": http://www.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/n...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: APPARENTLY ITS CHILD ABUSE TO BRUSH MY CHILDREN'S HAIR? HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: APPARENTLY ITS CHILD ABUSE TO BRUSH MY CHILDREN'S HAIR?

Knowing what state this is happening in would aid in offering relative information. While there are federal mandates governing CPS across state lines, each state has their own specific statutes right down to their legal definition of child abuse/neglect. Regardless of what state it seems to me that ...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Social worker home visits after reunification
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Social worker home visits after reunification

In my state the department does monthly wellness checks for a year after the children are returned home if you voluntarily signed a case plan or were found at fault during the adjudicatory hearing. Also in my state they are required to conduct some unannounced visits, which does not make you "o...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: TPR strategies PLEASE, any help, advice, anything
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: TPR strategies PLEASE, any help, advice, anything

This link will take you to a site you may find helpful regarding Termination of Parental rights, including a state by state summary of applicable statutes. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/groundtermin/?hasBeenRedirected=1 While there are federal mandates governi...
by whosechildrenarethey
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: TPR Parents
Topic: Questions about TPR and appealing PLEASE ADVISE
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Questions about TPR and appealing PLEASE ADVISE

I'm not an attorney but it was my understanding that an appeal based on ineffective assistance of counsel will only be considered if the issue was brought up as a matter of court record during the original hearings rather then being introduced as an issue for the first time on appeal. While there ar...
by whosechildrenarethey
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: VACCINATIONS DONE WITHOUT MEDICAL CONSENT OR AUTHORIZATION
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: VACCINATIONS DONE WITHOUT MEDICAL CONSENT OR AUTHORIZATI

I would suggest you look on the court orders generated at the 72 hour hearing. Then look up the policies and procedures for the department or contracted service provider managing your ongoing case. As a general rule, since your children are in the temporary care and custody of either the state or th...
by whosechildrenarethey
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: 3 day old taken from hospital
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: 3 day old taken from hospital

In my own experience with CPS, the Judge ordered mediation after my daughter's continued refusal to sign a case plan either before or after she made her plea of "DENY" at her arraignment. Mediation turned out to be nothing more then another attempt by CPS to intimidate my daughter into sig...
by whosechildrenarethey
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Drug Related Cases
Topic: Ca denial of reunification svcs?
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Ca denial of reunification svcs?

This will take to you to a link that goes over involuntary termination of parental rights by state: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/groundtermin.pdf There is no clear cut answer to your question based on your comment. There simply is not enough information on your past history with the departme...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: help in texas
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: help in texas

Pursuant to the Texas CPS policy and procedures handbook: • A safety plan is a voluntary agreement with a family; it is not legally binding. I found this information at this link: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/CPS/Files/CPS_pg_2420.asp#CPS_2420 Texas CPS policy and procedures handbook may be...
by whosechildrenarethey
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Is there a way to file a formal complaint against DCF/CPS?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Is there a way to file a formal complaint against DCF/CP

You've asked a question that has more then one answer, depending on where your family is in the process and what the formal complaint is about. Additionally, knowing precisely to whom to lodge a formal complaint with is further complicated in Florida because although the Department of Children and F...
by whosechildrenarethey
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: New and Hopefully Ahead of CPS
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: New and Hopefully Ahead of CPS

Child Protective Services responds to hotline tips regarding child abuse and or neglect. You can find how Oregon defines child abuse and neglect at this link: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/define.pdf Without more details it would be hard to comment on your post but you can find Oregon's DHS C...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: allegations of neglect
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: allegations of neglect

There are federal laws that govern CPS and there are state laws/statutes that vary from one state to the next that governs the department from there. I would suggest you use this time prior to your appointment with the department to educate yourself and this website is an excellent place to start as...
by whosechildrenarethey
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Our story, WIC, Seeking info on filing lawsuit against a MR
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Our story, WIC, Seeking info on filing lawsuit against a

Sorry I missed your state. Your absolutely doing the right things to protect yourselves and your child by having the follow up medical assessments done on your son. Here are a few helpful links for Washington State: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/child-safety-and-protection/what-child-abuse-and-neglect h...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Our story, WIC, Seeking info on filing lawsuit against a MR
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Our story, WIC, Seeking info on filing lawsuit against a

There are Federal Laws governing CPS and then there are individual State Laws/Statutes/Codes which vary state to state. You didn't mention the state your in which would be most helpful. In reading about your concerns I have to agree that your very perceptive to take this seriously. CPS is nothing to...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: constipation and separation anxiety
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: constipation and separation anxiety

If you haven't already taken your son to his pediatrician to be examined due to his constipation and accidents at school you will want to do so immediately to rule out any medical issues that might be causing the problem. You can explain to your pediatrician what you have identified as precipitating...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Court Order visitations
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Court Order visitations

Hi, You asked: "what happens to a foster parent who refuses to follow court order visitations with biological parent." - Nothing if no one brings it to the courts attention. Have you discussed this with your Case Manager? If you have an Attorney have you discussed this with him/her? If you...
by whosechildrenarethey
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: TPR Parents
Topic: HELP! Someone PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: HELP! Someone PLEASE HELP!

It would benefit other parents finding themselves in your shoes tremendously if you posted the link to the website you refer to regarding ADA issues.
by whosechildrenarethey
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Clarification on something
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Clarification on something

I wouldn't take the children out of the DCF visiting office unless you have something in writing by them stating that they have given you their consent to do so. That way there is no he said she said and no room for misunderstanding or for negative consequences for your having done so after the fact.
by whosechildrenarethey
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Class Action Lawsuits
Topic: grand parents past used against us
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: grand parents past used against us

This link may be helpful: http://www.in.gov/dcs/files/13_6_Evalua ... ements.pdf

This link will take you to Indiana's CPS policy and procedures manual: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2354.htm
by whosechildrenarethey
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: girlfriend visiting family out of state and cps allowed to h
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: girlfriend visiting family out of state and cps allowed

Can't say for sure because you don't provide enough information. Have you asked your girlfriend for the contact information of the CPS investigator that made these arrangements for your daughter to be temporarily placed with her Aunt so that you can talk to the CPS investigator first hand? Have you ...
by whosechildrenarethey
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Agents flat out lying to justify the ends....
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Agents flat out lying to justify the ends....

You failed to mention what state this is happening in and what the allegations are against you? Federal laws regulating child welfare cases aside, each state has their own statutes, laws, codes etc. I can tell you that DCF has no authority on their own to make you do anything and when you voluntaril...
by whosechildrenarethey
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Cps case open
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Cps case open

This link will take you to a sight where you can check on your State specific grounds for an involuntary termination of parental rights. Scroll down to find the state you live in and then see how your circumstances fit. https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/groundtermin.pdf ...
by whosechildrenarethey
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Trial vs. "CASE PLAN" CPS cases...
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Trial vs. "CASE PLAN" CPS cases...

This link will take you to the Texas Policy and Procedures Handbook for CPS: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/CPS/
by whosechildrenarethey
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: Temp Cps case three girls gone plez help
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Temp Cps case three girls gone plez help

Texas has one of the most detailed CPS Policy and Procedures handbooks I have found online. The link is here: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Handbooks/CPS/default.asp In my humble opinion, anyone doing services should know exactly why they are being asked by CPS to do so and what it is CPS is alleging....
by whosechildrenarethey
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: Temp Cps case three girls gone plez help
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Temp Cps case three girls gone plez help

Hi - Before I can offer anything other than general help more specific information would be necessary. What state is this happening in? Each state has differing statutes, codes etc... governing CPS. Did you voluntarily sign a Service/Safety/Case Plan and voluntarily agree to place your children outs...

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