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by Daruma
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: They don't have my address, do I give it to them?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: They don't have my address, do I give it to them?

You don't have to do anything that isn't court ordered--although, you might want to consider whether giving them your address is that big a deal or not. As you already know, you don't have to let them in even if they come calling. But back to the main point. If they had enough reason to take your ch...
by Daruma
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: phone call with social worker
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: phone call with social worker

In another thread, Eljay has written an excellent post on how to deal with a caseworker who's just checking up on you. Scroll down to the post written Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:53 pm, for a sample dialogue with a caseworker. This is how your future interactions with your caseworker should go.
by Daruma
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: phone call with social worker
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: phone call with social worker

You can look up state-by-state laws here: http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ Check the box on "Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records". States do have "freedom of information" or "sunshine laws" (not to be confused wit...
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: what happens if im pos for marijuana?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: what happens if im pos for marijuana?

What are the allegations against you and your wife? Do they already suspect drug use?
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: we are new to this and we need advice
Replies: 37
Views: 2281

Re: we are new to this and we need advice

we only agreed on my part because i would come back negative on everything. also our coordinator has also agreed to come out to our house and meet the DFS worker her for an on site drug test and the DFS worker declined. I don't foresee anything good coming from you taking a drug test the court didn...
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: False accusations Cleveland, TN
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: False accusations Cleveland, TN

Any person who either verbally or by written or printed communication knowingly and maliciously reports or causes, encourages, aids, counsels, or procures another to report a false accusation of child sexual abuse, or false accusation that a child has sustained any wound, injury, disability, or phy...
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Ok
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Ok

The contact information for the OK registry is: Oklahoma Department of Human Services PO Box 25352 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 (405) 521-2283 Fax: (405) 521-4373 They should be able to tell you how to go about finding out if your name is on the registry. If they refuse to be helpful, you might need an a...
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Grandparents and Other Relatives
Topic: grand parnets losing right and /or any contact
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: grand parnets losing right and /or any contact

Kalo5977, if your brother has a chance of adopting any of the kids, would you be willing to "disappear" from his life for a while? Let him work it out with the courts. Then when the CPS case is closed and the adoption is final, you can come back into the kids' lives. I know this seem so un...
by Daruma
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Happy Endings
Topic: dissmissed
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: dissmissed

And as your daughter walks out the door with HER baby, you or your husband can tell Granny that she has no legal custody. Tell Granny that keeping the baby away from your daughter was very close to kidnapping, and you'll press charges if she attempts to stop your daughter from exercising her custody...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Domestic violence and CPS
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Domestic violence and CPS

PS - Sorry if my answer sounded harsh in any way. I'm on your side. I don't believe CPS always has the kids' interests at heart. But what your husband did was serious. People have lost their kids for less. You may really have to choose between standing by your husband and keeping your son.
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Domestic violence and CPS
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Domestic violence and CPS

About the recording: if it becomes an issue in the future, try to reassure her that it's for everyone's benefit. Remind her that conversations get forgotten in time, and each party tends to remember them differently. Tell her you're just as anxious as she could possibly be to protect your own privac...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Caseworkers & Social Workers
Topic: Finding Your Caseworker's Email Address
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Finding Your Caseworker's Email Address

Just a few precautions on how to proceed. These ideas apply whether you email your caseworker or print out a letter and mail it. Remember that documentation is a two-edged sword! - Keep your emails or letters short, simple, and to the point. Summarize, don't detail. - Don't include anything that mig...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS

I followed your tutorial and have been emailing people left and right..lol..No shock they have NOT responded to me. Tomorrow I think I will go to the kids grandma's and start faxing them as well! They want to bother me with needless/senseless garbage then I feel obligated to do the same. That's the...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Will guardianship stop CPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Will guardianship stop CPS?

To sue your landlord/manager, you will need to demonstrate that he or she acted outside the scope of these Oregon requirements: It is your duty as a landlord to respect your tenant’s rights. These rights include the right of peaceful possession. By renting your property to the tenant, you give that ...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Portland Oregon: Advice-Attorney
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Portland Oregon: Advice-Attorney

Leonard Henderson, who founded the American Family Rights Association , is from Oregon. If anyone might know of a good Oregon anti-CPS attorney, he would. Occasionally he's on this forum but you could probably get hold of him more quickly at his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/familyr...
by Daruma
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: CPS (in Texas) took my son and I am so scared.
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: CPS (in Texas) took my son and I am so scared.

He asked her why she never even asked for my side of what happened. She said she thinks she interviewed me a couple of times. He asked why there was never a finding report issued. She claims she created it. He then asked her to send me a copy of the findings report. He made me wait a week and of co...
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Happy Endings
Topic: dissmissed
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: dissmissed

Who said she can't take him out of the house? CPS or the other grandmother? If your daughter shares custody with the father, then 1) your daughter can take the baby whenever she likes, and 2) the other grandmother only has whatever privileges allowed to her by one of the baby's parents. Unless grann...
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Happy Endings
Topic: dissmissed
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: dissmissed

I'm glad your case was dismissed, but if the judge issued an order for CPS to return him to you, aren't they legally bound to comply? Why are the police not upholding the custody order? Edit--oh, wait, I misunderstood. CPS has to give the baby to the other grandmother. I see. So now your daughter ha...
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: my story.....advise appreciated (Arkansas)
Replies: 24
Views: 1254

Re: my story.....advise appreciated (Arkansas)

I agree with Eljay. It's fine if you ask for something in writing that shows that the case is closed as either substantiated or unsubstantiated. You're entitled to know how your case was resolved. In your letter asking whether the case was closed, leave out all the complaints about how the case was ...
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS

Do what the court tells you. You have the right to refuse drug testing if it's not court ordered. And I would document every single instance of them trying to coerce you to take a test you're not required to take. Example, to be changed to suit your exact circumstances: To: Caseworker CC: Substance ...
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS

Why are they going to give you random drug tests? Didn't the court say they were satisfied that you weren't a user? I would not take any drug tests for them without a court order. Tell them if they want the tests, go to court and get an order.
by Daruma
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Don't cast your Vote, / Occupy the Child Welfare System
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Don't cast your Vote, / Occupy the Child Welfare System

I, too, would love to elect "Reform CPS" candidates, but the only one I know of (Washington State Senator Pam Roach) isn't in my district. Unfortunately, this year probably isn't the best time to push for CPS reform in my state, due to the recent Powell case. That man not only brutally mur...
by Daruma
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS

Only reason I think they want him to sign theirs is to 1-dig into his past medical and 2- for them to tell the counselor/evaluator/nutcase information about our case and have them come up with their own opinion about who we are based on that information. Bingo! They're never looking for reasons to ...
by Daruma
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: NEW DAY NEW PROBLEM WITH CPS

State & county employees usually have email addresses that are based on certain rules, meaning they're pretty easy to figure out. Here's a tutorial on how to do it: http://forum.fightcps.com/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=12000 Your caseworker may choose not to respond to your email. That's okay. You...
by Daruma
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: we are new to this and we need advice
Replies: 37
Views: 2281

Re: we are new to this and we need advice

You (on your front porch): What is the allegation? Please speak slowly, I'm going to write this down in case my video recording fails. CW: We received report that you chopped off your child's foot. You: Are there any other allegations? CW: No. You: Here's my child's foot, as you can see it firmly a...

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