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by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: My daughter is gone
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: My daughter is gone

Your daughter sounds smart and resourceful, as well as loving and loyal. Don't give up hope. Two years really isn't a long time. She'll find a way back. She outsmarted her dad this time, and she can outsmart him again when she's ready to leave. Not to minimize the danger, just to point out that your...
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: At wit's end- need assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: At wit's end- need assistance

One other thing. You said the caseworker violated HIPAA. I believe, technically, it's hospitals and doctors who violate HIPAA. HIPAA doesn't prohibit caseworkers from asking for records, but it prohibits hospitals from sharing those records without proper authorization. If she was able to get your c...
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: At wit's end- need assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: At wit's end- need assistance

If the police aren't being cooperative, perhaps you could take your evidence direct to your county or city prosecutor. Also consider contacting your state child protection ombudsman and your elected state representatives.
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Recovery From CPS Trauma
Topic: I can't move on
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: I can't move on

Dboo2, I'm very sorry to hear your story. If you feel up to it, and you think it would help, please feel free to share your story. You will find a lot of empathy and understanding here.
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Civil trial coming up hope i can win
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Civil trial coming up hope i can win

I've never heard of a case where the FBI has investigated CPS, but according to their website ( http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/faqs ), they do investigate cases of "public corruption" and civil rights abuses, often in concert with state and local law enforcement. My guess--and it's only a gue...
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Attempt by CPS to recoup fees from Foster Care
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Attempt by CPS to recoup fees from Foster Care

This is what CPS does. Not only do they take your child, your reputation, and your peace of mind, they take your money, too. Even though they're getting roughly $3-4,000 a month worth of state and federal funding for your child, they still hold you responsible for child support. Technically, though,...
by Daruma
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: my story.....advise appreciated (Arkansas)
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

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Just because they say it's not about your daughter, doesn't mean it won't be about her in the future. If you want to have your say, that's your right, and I applaud you for speaking out. But if they get ticked off at you, they may all of a sudden decide your daughter's "not safe" in the sa...
by Daruma
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: new comer from kentucky
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: new comer from kentucky

I hope one day there is an end to cps's "I am God " or (above God) mentality & practices. Not until we educate the public a lot better. We have to expose the truth: that CPS operates outside normal Constitutional guidelines, and that their intervention is not always warranted or benign.
by Daruma
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: first group therapy with my daughter today
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: first group therapy with my daughter today

Last night, in order to see her, I had to sign a contract saying I can't take her picture, show her pictures of family, or talk of family. When I asked why, I was told I may try to show her sexual pictures. That's so sick, and so insulting. Just really, really sick. It's a credit to you that you ma...
by Daruma
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Need help finding unbiased psych evaluator
Replies: 41
Views: 2251

Re: Need help finding unbiased psych evaluator

Might this help? Even if none of these references is in your area, perhaps they could refer you to someone nearer. Kentucky Psychiatric Evaluations Expert Witness - http://www.almexperts.com/experts/Psychiatry-&-Psychology/Psychiatric-Evaluations/MedExpert/KY%5BKentucky%5D/1125842/1128658
by Daruma
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Grandparents and Other Relatives
Topic: Phoenix Aunt needs your advice
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Phoenix Aunt needs your advice

How long ago did they take the baby into custody? If this just happened a few days ago, then they may not have ruled you out yet. The CPS system can be maddeningly slow at times. Children are entitled to go to kin rather than being fostered with strangers. However, some caseworkers take the attitude...
by Daruma
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Grandparents and Other Relatives
Topic: Concerned Grandma
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Concerned Grandma

But if there's a court order barring her from the records, then your daughter's case is in the court system. She's supposed to have a public defender unless she's too wealthy to qualify. How old is your case? If they only took the baby a few days ago, she may not have met her public defender yet. Sh...
by Daruma
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Grandparents and Other Relatives
Topic: Concerned Grandma
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Concerned Grandma

And apparently, there is a a court order barring her from the medical records. "Apparently"? Do you know this for sure? Don't take anything for granted just because a caseworker says so. If you haven't noticed by now, they're not the most honest people you could deal with (nor necessarily...
by Daruma
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: needing help in Phoenix,AZ
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: needing help in Phoenix,AZ

I agree with Eljay's advice. What you're describing is almost universal, a public defender who is introduced to the parent right before the trial and who is basically there as a formality. The first priority, in my opinion, is to prepare the Corrections & Omissions statement Eljay linked to. The...
by Daruma
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: 26y San diegan falsely accused of child abuse by own 6y son
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: 26y San diegan falsely accused of child abuse by own 6y

1a. Is it advisable to build existing behavioral occurrences at school as evidences that there already exist a case on file with the school counselors? 1b. And if so, would retrieving the six year olds poor reports and activities at school immediately prove worthwhile? 1c. Also collecting these rep...
by Daruma
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: dispositional review hearing 2 days ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1547

Re: dispositional review hearing 2 days ago

My trouble with CPS started about the same time I started writing letters to the editor in my local newspaper about how wrong I thought our invasion of Iraq was. To this day, I wonder whether somebody in government didn't like what I said and cracked down hard on my family. That's possible. You may...
by Daruma
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: CPS gives ex legal advice to use against me
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: CPS gives ex legal advice to use against me

If you are acting pro se, do you also have the right to subpoena files? Or can the court do that for you? It goes without saying that you're going to need your own copy of that file to protect yourself and your daughter.
by Daruma
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Mediation decision due OR TRIAL 5/2/12!
Replies: 46
Views: 2539

Re: Team Decision Meeting 1/30-NEED ADVICE/ADVOCATE PRESENT!

Any takes on +/-'s of retaining phone being percieved as a bad thing by DCFS and used against me? This is just my opinion, but I think if DCFS is looking for stuff to use against you, they'll find it whether you give your daughter her charger or not. When you told your daughter that the cell phone ...
by Daruma
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Child abuse registry?
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Re: Child abuse registry?

Personally I do not want a thing to do with any of these individuals. Is there a way to obtain a copy of the registry without requesting it through the mail? Also, does each state have their own registry or is there an overall registry for the US? Each state has its own registry with its own set of...
by Daruma
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: parental rights
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: parental rights

On a Constitutional level, parental rights were originally considered so fundamental that no one felt the need to put them in writing. Unfortunately, basic ideas about parenting have changed so much that court decisions are now based on the idea that if the Constitution doesn't recognize parental ri...
by Daruma
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Legal Documents
Topic: Motion Bank
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Re: Motion Bank

Wow! The motion worked! I am thrilled for you!

This is amazing. Congratulations. Good job; very good job.
by Daruma
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Back from court
Replies: 32
Views: 1790

Re: Back from court

In your case, you and your daughter will have to wait it out. She knows you're on her side and was fighting for you all along. That's all that matters now. Her age of majority is 18. That's part of what makes this case so bizarre. They're fighting like mad for the next two years only, not an entire...
by Daruma
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Open Cases in Texas - please read
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Open Cases in Texas - please read

If I were Lawyer Tom, I wouldn't be trawling for clients via anonymous third parties. I would place my own advertising with my full name and contact info. I wouldn't be going through a paid referral service or asking amateurs (no offense) to represent me online.
by Daruma
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: court records after 30 yrs?
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: court records after 30 yrs?

I still have very bad feelings about the whole happening, feel I didn't fight enaugh back then, and...and...and. Only thing I can say to my defence, that I had absolutely NO family help, felt left alone and had to support my other two girls, since their dad turned out to be a lazy person. Back then...
by Daruma
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: court records after 30 yrs?
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: court records after 30 yrs?

Re: overturning the adoption. You didn't say that overturning the adoption was your goal, but in case it may help you with the immigration thing, here's some information. I'm not an attorney so I can't say whether this is feasible, all these years later. It appears that your daughter might be able ...

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