Texas DFPS, Texas CPS Child Protective Services; Joanna (caseworker) removal of and continued incarceration of 2 yr old baby from home WITHOUT JUST CAUSE! Odessa Texas
UNFOUNDED REMOVAL OF CHILD FROM HOME.
CONTINUED, UNJUSTIFIED INCARCERATION OF THIS 2 YR OLD BABY WITHIN THE GRIPS AND CONFINES OF THE TEXAS "DFPS"
VERY VALUABLE MESSAGE TO ALL INNOCENT FAMILIES
ASSAULTED BY TEXAS DFPS; AS WELL AS TO THE TEXAS DFPS!
Our "case" began in Ector County; Odessa, Texas. This state agency apparently has not much regard for county lines, as our 2 yr old grandson has been transferred out of Ector County to his second foster "home", no less than 50 miles from Odessa.
The circumstances which invoked a CPS "visit" into our lives may differ greatly from yours; however, unfounded reasoning, false claims, and unjust cause to continue to keep our children from us and their loving homes and families is as real to ALL of us collectively as it is to each of us individually.
To be suddenly forbidden to take care of your child or children is indescribable. The feeling in your heart surpasses description. Noone on Earth has the capability to care for our children as we can. We are raising them with love. We are teaching them, guiding them, feeding them, playing with them, caring for them, encouraging them and disciplining them With LOVE!
When THEY hurt, WE hurt! We know when they are happy, We know when they are ill, we know when they are apprehensive, we know when they are actually scared.
When they ARE frightened or anxious, we hold them, reassure them, envelope them within the warmth of our arms and our love to restore their feelings of comfort, safety and security.
The love we have for our precious children is our conscious guide in our raising of them. It ensures our childs safety, his emotional, mental and physical well-being, it ensures that they are treated with fairness and loving kindness.
Our hearts are filled with Love for our children, and to knowingly or purposefully cause harm or distress to our children is unfathomable.
WE HAVE NOT COMMITTED ANY CRIMES IN THE CARING FOR OR RAISING OF OUR CHILDREN! FALSE CLAIMS, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, MISTAKEN PERCEPTIONS, AND SOMETIMES EVEN UNPREVENTABLE, UNFORESEEABLE TRAGEDY BRING THE Tx Dept. of CPS into OUR Lives.
I have no qualms about an agency that steps in on the behalf of a helpless child, to ensure that a child's safety, health and care are being held in regard. I rather consider myself an advocate of such an agency.
HOWEVER, once the family has been thoroughly scrutinized, every last possible stone turned over; (I am NOT using sarcasm here, just speaking from experience.) once the facts are laid out and investigated and reviewed; when there is no evidence of abuse, neglect or ill supervision; When it is sent to this supervisor, that supervisor, visited and revisited; still not one sign of abuse or neglect can be identified,
RETURN OUR BABIES TO US! WE ARE THEIR SECURITY, THEIR FAMILIARITY, THEIR CARETAKERS, THEIR MOTHERS AND THEIR FATHERS, THEIR FAVORITE PLAYMATES. WE ARE THEIR WORLD!
SHOW "JUST CAUSE" FOR THE CONTINUED INCARCERATION AND THE UNDO PUNISHMENTS BEING THRUST UPON AND HURLED AT OUR INNOCENT CHILD AND FAMILY, OR RETURN OUR CHILD TO US SO THAT WE MAY BEGIN TO TRY TO HEAL THE EMOTIONAL TRAUMAS AND SCARRING YOU ARE INFLICTING ON OUR INNOCENT TODDLER AND OUR FAMILY!
WE HAVE ANSWERED FOR OURSELVES ;
WHEN WILL YOU?!!
"STATE AGENCY" IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH "ALL MIGHTY";
AND- THE "TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES" IS NOT ABOVE REPROACH! THE TEXAS D.F.P.S.
IS NOT "IN-AND-OF- ITSELF" THE LAW!! TEXAS D.F.P.S. IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW!
THE TRAUMA BEING EXPERIENCED BY THE CHILDREN BEING RIPPED AND TORN FROM THEIR PARENTS, SEPARATED FROM THEIR SIBILINGS, TAKEN WITHOUT CAUSE FROM HAPPY, HEALTHY, SAFE, LOVING HOMES; FROM EVERYTHING THAT THEY KNOW AND LOVE, IS AFFECTING THEM BEYOND MEASURE AND SCARRING THEM FOR LIFE.
The empty, quiet house can render itself absolutely unbearable to the Mothers and Fathers guilty of nothing but loving and caring for their children. For innocent parents to have their GOD GIVEN RIGHT to HAVE AND LOVE,RAISE, PROVIDE and CARE FOR their child UNJUSTLY YANKED FROM THEM like they were crazed criminals, or worse yet, monsters who abuse, neglect, or endanger their beloved baby's lives is a heart gripping, mind boggling, gut wrenching experience!
CPS has and continues to overstep the boundries of it's intended use! Concentrate on aiding those who are legitimately in need of help, even crying and dying in the shadows- INSTEAD of relentlessly attacking those where no cause is found! The fact that "abuse or neglect" cannot be found within a family brought to your attention DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE FAILED.
What it means is that , By the Grace of GOD, a family has managed to develop and maintain decency and a sense of moral code, in spite of today's society!
Not every family is "hiding dark secrets" of abuse or injustices.Some of us are just "good families"! EVEN when put under the microscopic eye of public scrutiny, are "JUST GOOD FAMILIES"!!
Granted, DFPS does rescue children from horrible situations, and in doing so- are certainly saving lives; allowing children the opportunity to grow up in "normal" conditions, and even to find loving families anxious to give a needy child a home and family to call their own.
THAT is the vision I used to have of Tx Dept. of Child Protectiive services; or DFPS. Unfortunately, there is a dark, flip side to this agency! Instead of closing a case, and feeling a sense of gladness that the "would be" child victim of familial abuse or neglect is NOT aa victim afterall, but a cherished member of a loving family; and wishing the family well once it HAS established that there is NO abuse or neglect; as is in our case, and other cases that you are reading about here; It is a most unfortunate, disturbing, and unsettling fact that some CPS caseworkers seem intent on making the reunification of the Family as difficult as possible for people who have in fact been victims of tragic circumstance or simply falsley accused of abusing their children.
In the handbook of the TX Deppt of Family and Child Protective Services, it states reunification of family as one of it's main priorities. Apparently, and sadly enough- increasingly so; that is not always the case.
For those who are at a loss as of what to do in the event that your children are taken from their families and homes WITHOUT JUST CAUSE,
Please be advised of the following:
IF YOU HAVE A CASE RELATED COMPLAINT CONCERNING A DECISION BY THE TX. DFPS...You can contact the DFPS OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS .They will research case actions to ensure that DFPS policy and procedure were followed and make recommendations.
Best of luck to any and all innocent parents and families who face a fight with DFPS resulting from false or erroneous charges of abuse or neglect.
Keep thinking postively, stay strong and keep standing and fighting for your rights and for the rights and well-being of your children.
It may be "The State" against One,
BUT THAT " ONE" IS THE ONE YOUR CHILD IS COUNTING ON!!
Righteousness must prevail, and we must not let them "win" just because they "carry a bigger stick"!!
Our baby was stolen from us on Feb. 19, 2007,
the day his 2 month old baby brother passed away in his sleep. We understood the temporary removal of the 2 yr old sibling to be "standard" procedure, pending investigation of the "death of an infant".
* Toxicology tests run on both children.
** Results: NEGATIVE for intoxicants or drugs of any kind in either child.
6 weeks after baby's passing away~
***Autopsy Report: infant's Death reported to be a result of NATURAL CAUSES.
**** CAUSE OF DEATH: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Loss of a baby is heartbreaking at the most minimal descript.
Courtdates rescheduled, appointed lawyer fails to notify and advise parent.
I drive 330 miles to accompany my daughter to court, after we sit in the courthouse for over an hour with no contact by her appointed lawyer... we learn of rescheduled date ONLY when WE call HIM from the courthouse...
He "forgot" to call her and tell her....
I was unable to attend the new date for the hearing, missing out on the opportunity to be heard by the Judge.
I Feel like this was a move by CPS caseworker to sabatoge me and not allow the Judge to hear my stance on this situation.
Having spoken with her on several occasions, she is aware of my stand and the valildity of "my argument" regarding bringing my grandson (our baby) home, back into our family and our home.
I BELIEVE THAT WHAT STARTED as an agency created to protect the welfare of children has given in to the LURE AND PROMISE OF MONEY , thereby transforming itself from a" Protective Agency" into a "For Profit" Business.
I firmly believe that the DOLLAR BILL has won out over the LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN, and they have become PAWNS in a sick struggle to gain another STATE BUCK!
I Love my family and refuse to stand idle while DFPS plays Monopoly with our lives and the tender life of my beautiful, loving grandson.I WILL gain audience with a Family Court Judge, this case WILL be closed and we will be a 'complete" family again!
COMPLETE that is~ to mourn together, at long last, as a family joined by love and Our FAITH IN GOD, the loss of our dearly departed, and eternally loved, forever missed Baby Brother; Cherished Son, Beloved Grandbaby Boy.
The next hearing is scheduled for August of '07.
Unable to give in to "submission" just because "they" say so, I am taking my case to a more "noticeable" level ; I won't settle for playing "phone tag" with a caseworker who is mostly unresponsive and is obviously insensitive to the concerns my daughter and I have for my grandchild's welfare and well being.
"Child Protective Services" is not acting with my child's best interest in mind. That much is obvious.
I stand now in the best interest of my beloved baby, to defend for him- the rights for which he cannot defend himself, to stand strong and fight for my rights as a loving parent, and I stand for all those who are free of guilt and are truly innocent of the charges that have their families carelessly, needlessly and so painfully torn apart.
this is my prayer for all of us~~~
GOD BLESS OUR CHILDREN AND KEEP THEM IN HIS SIGHT;
GOD BLESS US, AND BLESS OUR FIGHT.
I am willing to join forces with anyone interested in exposing CPS and publically "calling them out"
to answer for themselves.
I am here for anyone who needs me.
Any strength I have is yours to draw on.
I will keep this site posted on my progress.
Good luck to all who struggle with CPS today, and good luck to those that will follow.
( Father, Please Bless and Keep our Heavenly Baby Safe and Warm in Your Perfect Love. In Jesus' Name I Pray. Amen)
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With GOD as my Witness and Jesus as my Co-Pilot, I am taking on the State of Texas with everything I've got!!