Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Child Protective Services

Updated on November 13, 2017
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Shannon is a social worker, counselor, and Child Protective Services professional. She offers the insider's perspective on how CPS works.

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I am a CPS professional and this article is based on my experience in my state and region. CPS practices vary state by state, city by city, and county by county. For relevant information, look up CPS in your region.

These are my answers to the ten most common questions I've heard while working for CPS. Knowing these answers can give you insight into the reasoning behind the policies and help navigate the system.

  1. CPS is legally obligated to investigate every report, even false ones. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Below, you'll find a discussion of reasons why a report might go uninvestigated.
  2. CPS can meet with your child without your permission. Although this might alarm you, there are very good reasons for this policy, which I explain below.
  3. You do not have to let CPS in your home—even if they ask nicely.
  4. You have rights. Below, I list the most important to keep in mind.

  5. The investigation process is designed to be thorough. You may be asked some very "nosy" questions, and I explain why below.
  6. CPS can't test you for drugs without your consent, but there are also many great reasons for giving consent.
  7. CPS does not want to remove kids from decent situations, despite what you might believe. There are no bonuses or quotas to fill.
  8. CPS can help you. They have access to a long list of tools and resources to help improve your home situation.
  9. Cooperating with CPS is probably the smartest and most beneficial thing to do in the long run, for you and your kid.
  10. CPS workers are people, too. It's best to remember that their ultimate job is to help, not hurt.

1. CPS Is Legally Obligated to Investigate Every Report

How Does CPS Work?

You may have heard it before, and it is the truth. CPS is legally obligated to investigate every report it receives. However, there are instances where they do not investigate or the case is closed without investigation. This typically happens when there is no real foundation to believe that there is abuse or neglect occurring.

Why a Case Might Not Be Investigated

For instance, a report is made that a 14-year-old boy is being left home alone after school. If the child does not have any special needs and is not causing any damage to property or otherwise putting himself in danger, it would appear that the child is a normal high school freshman with no risk factors. Therefore, this case might be closed at intake because no real neglect is occurring. On the other hand, if that same report states that the child has Down’s Syndrome, the report will likely become an investigation.

Types of Investigations and How Long They Might Take

Investigations might range from one conversation with a parent or foster parent to a full investigation. In any case, if the report makes it to an investigator's desk, they are legally obligated to respond to it. This is not a policy; this is the law. Case response time is 24 to 72 hours, depending on the case. Some factors, such as screening and routing, can take slightly longer. In general though, a case will get a response within 72 hours. Responses range from seeing the entire family to seeing just the child or speaking with any person on the case. There may also just be unsuccessful attempts to contact someone.

Even if you're being investigated, that does not mean that a parent will necessarily be contacted within 72 hours. A parent may not be contacted for some time after a case is initiated. The person who reports the case to CPS is sometimes contacted prior to action and sometimes not contacted at all except to receive a letter giving the ruling on the case. The letter only states the ruling and gives absolutely no details on anything else.

What About Ridiculous or False Claims?

It does not matter how ridiculous or false a claim may be. When an investigator receives the referral, they are legally obligated to investigate. Even if the child, parents, witnesses, and ten other unrelated persons insist that something did not occur, the case must still be completed. It has to be. That is what an investigator intends to gain from an investigation: the truth about what happened.

One of my favorite quotes from a senior investigator was this: “We go out to disprove an allegation as much as we go out to prove it.” When an investigation is received, they have to look at it, gather evidence, then make a ruling or determination. They cannot take the word of one single person, even the child. They have to look at all evidence. If an allegation is false, the best thing for you to do is give the investigator every resource to show that. Tell him or her why you think someone reported and what their motivation might have been. Investigators do consider this and want to hear it.

What About Reports Made Repeatedly by the Same Person?

It does not matter how many times a report has been made by the same person or for the same thing. CPS is still obligated to investigate.

However, there are systems in place to keep you from being harassed by a reporter or by CPS. For example, let’s say that you have been reported for physical abuse of your child and you completed an investigation. If the same reporter calls in with the same allegations a week later, with no new incident to report, the investigation may be closed without you even knowing it was reported. The ruling would be that it had already been investigated. You may only receive a phone call or you may receive nothing.

If there are new alleged incidents, the case may be investigated again. If this occurs, say, four times, and no evidence is found, they can start to close these without investigation. However, it’s important to know that it does not always happen this way, and you may be investigated for the same type of allegation from the same reporter many times. It all depends on whether new information is given in each new report. Good investigators will speak to the reporter and attempt to determine if they are doing this for reasons other than concerns for the safety of the child. Just because you are being reported doesn't mean you are guilty. Investigators do not assume you did it when they receive the report.

What About Ulterior Motives of People Who Report Abuse?

Trust me when I say that when a CPS worker receives a large amount of reports on the same allegation by the same reporter and it’s clear the motivation is something other than the welfare of the child, we know that there is an ulterior motive. Sometimes we have a long talk with a reporter about making false allegations, the consequences for doing so, and the unnecessary stress they are placing on a child.

“We go out to disprove an allegation as much as we go out to prove it.”

— Senior CPS Investigator

2. Can CPS See My Child Without My Permission?

The simple answer is yes. The longer answer is CPS will usually attempt to see your child before they talk to you. There is a simple reason for this: Workers want to talk to the child before a parent or foster parent has the chance to tell them what to say (at best) or threaten the child with consequences of disclosing abuse (at worst).

Also, if the child has any bruising or physical evidence of abuse or neglect, the investigator will try to get to that child before the evidence is gone.

What If I'm Falsely Accused?

If you are reading this, you may be upset because you have been falsely accused. It’s understandable to feel upset, but you should also remember that some parents are not falsely accused and it’s important for CPS to reach those children before there can be any intimidation or coaching by abusive parents.

If you consider this an injustice or a violation of your rights as a parent, think of the child who is being abused. That child might disclose the truth to a worker if they are interviewed prior to contact with the parent, but if a parent is made aware first, are they not going to intimidate, threaten, or further harm the child in order to ensure the child does not disclose this abuse? This is why it is likely that CPS will try to see your child at school, daycare, or another setting before notifying you. The rules for this may vary in some states, so check your rights in your own state. In many states, you can look up the laws and policies of your child welfare agency online.

What If I Don't Want My Child Interviewed?

If you do not want your child interviewed and an investigator comes to their school, you can tell them no. You can even have something on file at the school stating that no one is allowed to interview your child without you present. Once you have stated to a CPS worker that you do not want your child interviewed, they can not conduct an interview without a court order or “exigent (emergency) circumstances.”

That basically means that if you refuse to allow the child to be interviewed, CPS must obtain a court order from a judge stating that you must allow the interview or that the situation must be of such an emergency or risk that the child must be taken into the investigator's custody and interviewed. If the emergency situation occurs, the investigator must justify that claim in a court within 24 hours, obtain the approval of a judge, and notify you about it. It is rare to interview a child by “exigent circumstances” unless the child is also removed at that time (more on removals below).

What if CPS Comes to My House?

If a CPS worker wants to interview your child at your home, they must ask your permission. They cannot speak with your child at your home with you present without your consent. If you say no, they will not conduct the interview. (There are reasons, however, why you should cooperate—there’s a section about this below).

What If My Child Is Home Alone?

If your child is home alone, CPS can talk to them but it varies by circumstance. A child can't give a worker permission to enter the home, but if the child is home alone and that poses a danger to themselves or to others, the police department will be contacted and all parties may enter your home. This is an extreme circumstance. If an older child is home alone, they generally won't be fully interviewed at that time. If they are, it will be outside of your home.

3. You Do Not Have to Let CPS in the Door

What If CPS Shows Up at My Front Door?

CPS has no special right to enter your home without your permission, and you can say no to them. Workers do not have a right to obtain search warrants. You can be cooperative with the investigation without letting an investigator walk inside your door.

You can open the door and allow them to look inside and still not allow them to come in. Workers should ask you before coming in your home. If you say no, they cannot and will not enter. If they do enter, you can contact the police.

What If I Let CPS Come Inside?

Once you allow CPS into your home, you can ask them to leave whenever you like and they must comply. They cannot look through your drawers or search your home unless you give them permission to do so. Allowing entry to the home does not entitle the investigator to go through your medicine cabinet. They may look around and see what is visible to the eye, but they must ask permission to open a drawer or the refrigerator.

4. You Have Rights

Parents and alleged perpetrators have rights. Ask your worker about those rights or research them on your own. If you get a surprise visit, you can ask for time to look up your rights. You have more control over the situation than you think. For example, you can say to a worker, “I’d like to talk to you in a few days after I’ve looked over my rights.”

Can I Ask for Time to Review My Rights?

In my particular county in my state, CPS hands over a booklet outlining the parents' rights when they see them for the first time. If you receive any written materials, you can ask for time to review them. You can contact or consult with an attorney. If it makes you feel more comfortable, do it. In most cases, a few days will not harm your case. It is better to cooperate as much as you are comfortable with in the beginning.

5. The Investigation Process Is Designed to Be Thorough

So you have been accused of not supervising your child, and now workers are asking you questions about drugs, alcohol, pornography, and whether you've ever had an abortion. They asked your child if anyone had ever attempted to touch them inappropriately and if they have food to eat every day. You feel like CPS is investigating your life from the inside out. What is going on here?

Why Is CPS Asking Questions that Aren't Related to the Allegation?

In a sense, they are investigating your life from the inside out. Workers screen children for all types of abuse or neglect, regardless of the actual allegation. Investigators will ask questions about the allegation, but they will also ask broad, general questions about all types of abuse and neglect. The reasons for this should be obvious. If the allegation itself is false, but Mom and Dad are doing drugs in front of the child, the child is still at risk and CPS needs to know that.

Mom and Dad are going to be asked some general screening questions, as well. They’ll be asked about their own childhoods and habits, whether they have financial problems or had domestic violence in old relationships. These questions help a CPS worker determine several things. For example, is the family in a position of high stress? Does the mother or father show a pattern of behavior? Is there a long history of violence, sexual abuse, or incest in a family? CPS wants a complete picture so that they can identify if a child is at risk, and also to see if there is anything CPS can do to help that family, since that’s a crucial part of their job, too.

What Happens If They Find Something Else?

There are many times when the original allegation is not what the investigator found to be of the most concern in the family. For example, a physical abuse allegation may lead investigators to discover that no physical abuse is occurring, but that there is domestic violence between the father and his girlfriend. In the end, they may ask the father to attend domestic violence classes even though this was not what he was reported for.

6. CPS Needs Your Consent to Test You for Drugs

This is a sticky subject. CPS workers can drug test you, but they do need your consent. They cannot force you to take a drug test since they do not have the legal authority to do so. They will not notify you that they are going to drug test and they will arrange for the test in a short period of time. There are certain counties or states that will drug test every person in every case. You can be drug tested no matter your age and your children can also be drug tested. There are a million rules that govern this and all kinds of different rules for each situation. You should know what those rules are and know what your rights are.

It's in Your Best Interest to Take the Drug Test

The way you react to being asked to take a drug test matters. If you refuse, you can be court-ordered to take one. If you are court-ordered, they will take a nail scrape, a hair follicle, or some other type of test that looks further back into your history, and you will be required to take this test. So you can not “fool” a test or change the results by refusing, delaying, and requiring that a court order be gotten to buy you more time.

What Happens if You Refuse the Drug Test

If you refuse a drug test, the investigator will assume that you are using and act accordingly. This is important to know. People who are clean rarely refuse to take a drug test, even though it does happen. In fact, they are more likely to demand a drug test to be cleared of the allegation of drug use than to refuse to take one on principle. You can refuse on principle, and I've seen it happen. However, it’s not a good idea. Just take the test.

If You're Going to Test Positive

If you are going to test positive on a drug test, tell the investigator before you take it and discuss what will happen. Positive drug tests do not mean automatic removal of your children. It may mean that they have to stay with someone else for a while, but it does not necessarily mean your children will be put in foster care. Every situation is different. Be honest and talk to your investigator. They will not be shocked. They will not overreact. They deal with it every single day.

7. CPS Does Not Want to Separate Families

I have heard many things about CPS and removals. I've heard ridiculous things, like they have a quota they must reach for removing children, or they get bonuses for removing a child. I will speak for myself and say I’d rather do anything than remove a child from their family.

First of all, when a child is removed, a CPS worker has just guaranteed themself an extra 50 or so hours of work. There are many things involved in a child’s removal. It is not pleasant and they do not want to do those things. They have enough work and do not want to make more for themselves by removing your child for reasons other that the child’s safety.

Workers do not get bonuses, perks, or anything else for removals, and there is certainly no quota. The policy is to do everything possible to avoid removal. You may not see those policies or notice what's being done to avoid removal, but it's true.

Why Did It Happen So Fast?

It may happen very fast. You may feel that they have walked in and snatched your baby without a moment of thought. While those feelings are understandable, it simply does not work that way.

It doesn't happen that fast for us. Remember that CPS likely began the investigation before approaching you. There are cases where the situation is so dire that an emergency removal is necessary based on very limited but devastating information.

Removal vs. Placement

Removal is different from placement. If you have been asked to place your child with family or other types of kin, your child has not been removed; you have voluntarily placed your child in another home while you work some type of service or control some different factors.

Removal will involve a court order from a judge either prior to the removal or within 24 hours after. You will be asked to attend court hearings and you will get an attorney. If this is not happening, you have not had your child removed. Plus, if your child has been legally removed, you can still place them in a relative or kin’s home. Foster care is absolutely the very last resort and the ideal is to not have children placed in foster care. Any other viable, safe option is very much preferred. Plus, removal does not mean that you cannot ever have your child returned to your custody. The process for permanent, non-voluntary termination of parental rights is very, very complicated and takes 18 months or more.

8. How CPS Can Help You

CPS can often be demonized. People who are being investigated can feel like CPS is there to harm them, tear their family apart, pry into their lives, and embarrass them. Parents feel harassed and invaded. I get it, and most CPS workers understand that you feel this way. They would feel this way too if it were happening to them. While it’s CPS’s job to investigate claims, they can also help you.

How Can CPS Help Me?

CPS has access to massive amounts of resources and social services and can provide you with tools, materials, and concrete resources that you want or need to help your family work better. Ask your investigator about anything you need, from diapers or food to a new home. They will get you resources if there are any. They may recommend things for you and you can request specific things as well.

CPS is there to help, whether it be getting a child out of a dangerous situation or helping a parent gain skills or resources. The goal of any investigator is not to harm your family, but to improve it. That being said, they don’t have limitless resources and they may not be able to fully meet all of your requests. But they will try. Helping families is my favorite part of my job.

Helping families is my favorite part of the work that I do.

9. Why You Should Cooperate With CPS

I said that you should cooperate with CPS, and there is a reason for this. Cooperating almost always works to your benefit. If you don’t allow your child to be interviewed, it is natural for us to wonder why.

Won't the Interview Cause My Child Emotional Distress?

I have heard every reason for why parents do not want their child to be interviewed. The most common is that they fear the interview will cause emotional distress. However, CPS workers are trained in interviewing and screening children. They are professionals at it.

We always make an interview as simple and easy as possible for a child. Most children do not find it remotely stressful and actually enjoy the interview. Workers may provide them with coloring books or other playthings to ease the mood and make the child feel more comfortable. I have spent a full hour of pre-interview with a child doing nothing but putting them at ease before asking them a single question.

CPS is in the business of helping children, not harming them. They do everything they can to make children feel more safe. If a child finds the interview too distressing, the CPS worker may end the interview for that child’s sake. Most of the time, though, children have very little emotional reaction to an interview and express no distress at all.

What Happens if I Don't Let CPS in My Home or Take a Drug Test?

CPS doesn’t always have to come into your home. If you refuse when they've asked to come inside, they may assume you are hiding something. This happens to workers fairly often, so it is not as severe as not allowing a child to be seen or not allowing a drug test.

However, if the allegation is that your house is a hazard to the child and you do not allow entry into the home, CPS will assume you are hiding something. If the allegation involves people who may be living at the home or any concern for the home environment, CPS will assume you are hiding something if you do not let them in.

Not opening the door on principle happens, but it shouldn’t. CPS isn’t interested in going through your underwear drawer. They want to make sure the home is safe. As I said before, open the door and allow us to look inside and see that you don’t have trash piled to your ceiling or dog feces all over the carpet where your baby crawls. Just looking around can be enough. If it is not, CPS can obtain a court order.

What if I Don't Cooperate At All?

It is possible for you to be completely uncooperative. If they never see your child, your home, you, or anyone you know, then there is very little they can do. This, however, can be a very large red flag that something is really wrong. I suggest that if you do not wish to cooperate in any way, you contact an attorney and have that attorney talk with us.

My experience has been that if there is no cooperation, a lot of things are very wrong. CPS may just go away for now, but when families have problems, CPS tends to get involved more than once. If you’re not hiding anything, it’s better to just cooperate. CPS can close your case a lot quicker and easier if you show us that nothing is wrong.

10. Workers Are People Too

I add this statement because I stand by it as the number one thing I wish people would consider. CPS workers are just people. They are highly trained and educated people, but they are still just people. They make mistakes. They miss things. They go home to their own lives. They are doing their jobs. They are regulated and well-supervised. They aren’t doing anything as personal vendetta against you and they aren’t judging you in a personal way.

"It Is My Job to Be Hated."

CPS is full of people with thankless jobs that don't pay well and require a massive commitment. They have hobbies and dreams and goals. They have feelings. They often have their own children, their own problems, and their own pasts. They are simply people who have chosen to dedicate their professional lives to helping families and children.

I often say that "it is my job to be hated" because it is incredibly rare for anyone to welcome a CPS investigator into their lives with open arms and loving kindness. Mine is a profession where you have to get used to the idea that most of the families you encounter consider you an enemy. We know this and we can handle it because we know we are doing the right thing.

Source

Important: The views in this article are those of the author and do not reflect those of any other person or entity. This advice should not substitute that of a legal professional and is not given as legal advice. Any examples are purely fictional. This is personal opinion and should be read as such. This article should not replace any legal or professional advice obtained. I encourage anyone who is seeking advice on any subject involving Child Protective Services to seek the advice of a legal professional.

© 2011 shancontented

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      Bill 43 hours ago

      A young mother we have known for many years had all three children removed over allegations she believes were made by her seperate husband family - he is constantly in and out of jail and for lots of different things. First she knew they had built a six month case against her without even talking to her - from what I was told all false allegations as the eldest teenage daughter resented her mother for her father not being allowed in the house and told the Cps worker a load of crap which has now been proven to be false - while in their care the younger daughter was sexually abused - the elder daughter was snapped up by the grandmother who wanted nothing to with the kids until she found out she could make money out of it and the youngest son is still in someone's care because the mother after losing her kids and job moved to a cheaper house they say doesn't meet their standards - for example even though they have there own bedrooms one was the wrong colour - I understand that there needs to be protection for kids but this system and the people working in it can do more harm than good and cause long term problems for struggling families - as you have said they mean well and get paid little so that would not help maintaining commitment - I really don't think their assessment and test conducted are as professional as you think and in this case they have put the children in harms way using the system in place to protect them - I would think this is not the only story like this - are they qualified to make assessments that are used as evidence against mothers / parents over hear say alligations, of course any parent is defensive if you try to take their young- but you say co-operate and it will help your case - dozen't look that way in this case.

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      Lindsey 5 days ago

      It's changed they actually get bonuses for reuniting kids with parents or having less in the system now. It's becoming the opposite problem now. I don't know about you but i like the old way better. I'd rather kids pulled from good homes by mistake, thsn keaving kids in bad homes by mistake.

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      Bull 6 days ago

      This is by far the most bull story I have ever heard about how they care. They don’t and as much as you think there really isn’t a “quota”. It’s still there without it being said there is. that’s what makes your budget every year. The more cases the more money in your budget. In some cases yes it is needed but in most it isn’t. They drag these cases on longer than needed and cause more problems in a family than actually help.

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      LG 9 days ago

      Regarding the posters saying that folks did something to deserve being investigated:

      We could have married the wrong person and be going through a bitter divorce.

      We could have estranged relatives who would like to retaliate against us.

      We could have been in the bathroom when the kid figured out the deadbolt and end up bolting out the front door, running down the street alone.

      So, yes, things happen that could lead to an investigation. But, that investigation and intrusion of privacy may not be deserved. It is inappropriate to assume someone is guilty when they may be innocent.

      The other thing folks need to realize is that those accused of child abuse are NOT afforded the same legal protections as those accused of crimes. The accused are generally basically guilty until proven innocent, because child abuse investigations generally use the LOWEST burden of proof. So, you could be completely innocent; be reported by someone who has an ax to grind against you; and yet be found guilty, if you are not able to PROVE your innocence.

      I have no patience for folks who believe that CPS abuse of adults is justified in the name of stopping child abuse. Both forms of abuse are just that: abuse.

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      Hell no 12 days ago

      The absolute worst thing you could ever do is cooperate. Even if you are totally innocent. Never cooperate.

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      Anonymous 12 days ago

      Reading these comments are comical yet angering. There is a REASON CPS gets involved! For you out there denying you did wrong, OPEN YOUR EYES! You did SOMETHING to trigger an investigation. Quit blaming your lack of parenting on CPS! You only get your kid(s) taken away when it is PROVED they are in harms way. Look at the whole picture and better yourself for your children. Quit the denial and admit you have a problem you need to address to have your kids in a safe environment. Haters will hate - but only because of their own guilt.

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      anonymous 12 days ago

      fully cooperated with dss in the end they violated my rights and put the child in harms way...NEVER COOPERATE

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      Deletrica 2 weeks ago

      I hate you CPS y'all took my children I didn't abuse them at all y'all y'all just took my kids without helping me at all I needed help I need help bad and y'all couldn't see that y'all just took my children from me I didn't hurt my kids at all I needed help and you didn't help me

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      Nikki 2 weeks ago

      When CPS gets Police involved to go to the home for making sure the child is ok and the home is safe... Does that police officer report back to CPS with his veiw and finding of that report with either it being true or false? If a police officer finds all accusation to be false and tells cps there is no need for future findings. Why cps don't put police report in the court documents ?

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      Finn Liam Cooper 2 weeks ago from Los Angeles

      well. as someone who is going into social work I understand from some of my peers how cps workers and the like agency is perceived. I've also seen the videos on you tube posted by those who are in contact with cps workers...

      what I have to say about your article is you do try to be informative and cover most of the basics however in one area you talked about refusing to take a drug test and how that implies guilt. You don't come out and say it, but it is definitely DEFINITELY, Implied. I have to say that this is a concept that goes against the constitution.

      In addition, you assert that the absence of legal advice should be perceived in your reading however it is difficult to discern your observations - some of which are quite terse - from the implications of standards - it is in your best interest to cooperate with cps workers - eg that sound like legal suggestions to me.

      It is a nice and insightful article and I understand CPS workers do not have the best perspectives to view the world from or the best positions from which to operate. It answered a few of my questions and addressed some concerns.

      I do believe though that you will find critics and not because of yourself or your article but because of the position of the profession.

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      Lc53 2 weeks ago

      I would like to say maybe in your defense you might be a upstanding worker that truly cares, so maybe we should not be bashing you For your statements. But I will say You have to know the corruption that has been caught in your department so I can't really defend you and what you're posting. Now if you would have posted I Know some can be crooked but I'm not one of them and I'm so sorry for their actions but nowhere did you post that So Because you did not do that that I cannot defend you you're guilty by association And not admitting to the corruption That does take place. You're painting a picture of you Guys all being heroes. I Openly admitting honestly i

      admit I was one of those who believed you had to do something wrong to have you guys in their life shame on me. I learned the hard way And so did my granddaughter. My family will be forever scarred by your actions of your department's. You guys believed a mother's story that I was a richn Nurse who helped her son take away her daughter 7 years prior and judge my son on tattoos. We took care of her for almost 7 years never once having you guys in Our lives. You also did not check to see that the mother had lost my grand daughter because she disappeared with her on several occaisions and we found out that she was being abused and would not show up for her weekend visits because she was hiding her until she Was healed. In her mother's care she was beaten burned molested. She had a criminal history of domestic children violence domestic violence and a drug record her husband had a record of domestic violence so severe that the mother was in the hospital and even had a drainage tube. In the court proceedings your worker realize she screwed up and then told the judge when the judge asked why you removing this child from her father I see nothing that warrants her to be removed . your Worker through a file up upon his bench he read it and said by all means take this child away from her dad hes a loser he has a record my son was so busy crying mind you he has never had a record in his entire life other than shooting ABB gun in our backyard at the age of 12 he thought that's what it was for. I told my son we need to wait and see and get the report we are not to leave his court Room until I get the report after we receive the reports is stated that my son was a drug dealer that was in prison since 2003 wow do the math he would have been 13. I told her all things that the mother did to her and only seen her twice in 6 years and became interesting when she found out we had to get social security for my granddaughter. Because my son kept getting called out off of work to go get her from school because she could not function because of all the abuse from her mother we had her in counseling and therapy I gave the proof that it was not my son she was talking about and even showed her that the person she was talking about in 2003 is said that they had prison enhancements meaning prior prison strikes that person was in prison off and on since my son was one years old now mind you that's the reason why the judge removed Her because of that workers statement On the mother's record she put she had non. I beg her to get the judges records that showed that the judge even said that mother was the worst mother that ever crossed his bench and get the records from the doctor And the hospital that testified 6 years prior. I reported her to her supervisor And behind my back she snuck in to court and got a no contact order against my whole family for my granddaughter out of spite mind you My son work in the medical field and so have I for over 20 years. The supervisor stated she found my allegations to be true that there was nothing she could do to help me because the judge already signed off. When you guys 1st Took my granddaughterThey said she was intelligence honestPolite and easy to engage. After 6 months of being with her mother They said she was well adjusted with the mother they also said that she was wetting the bed threatening to kill all the CPS workers and threatening to shoot them up and throwing gang signs at them. She begged them to please let her go home to her nana and her daddy and the worker said what do a house with no rules No lady to a house that was built on love and didn't believe beating and burning was the answer to taking care of a child.. So instead of doing the right thing they did cover up after cover up but I warned u guys or I will not sit quiet. In the last 4 years I have become an extreme activists bring out all the illegal wrong doings of ur cps . Even contacting the Department of Justice which now has A Departments just because of you guys that is The Bearu for children Justice. And have Brought many crimes against your workers even putting them in jail for corruption. Did my granddaughter have to suffer because I had to be the voice that brought out our you're wrong doings theres a reason for everything. Because honestly if it wasn't for that being that I work in the medical field I would have never known that you guys were evil monsters but like I told the worker you messed with the wrong grandmother . I have not sat quiet for 4 years and now they have an abduction unit looking for my granddaughter . My granddaughter always knew I would protect her and I would protectors you took that right away from me to keep my grandchild safe you made me break my promise you took away my power to protect her . So before you come onto this website praising your department think twice because it tells me you're just as illegal as they areYou're not admitting to the feds investigating you guys and all the lawsuits against youAnd all the Workers thrown In jail for all there wrong doings and for that you are guilty guilty guilty don't come on this site and post this ever again. You are also a criminal you come on here painting a Beautiful picture of yourselves not admitting the department's crime

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      Jamie Hill 2 weeks ago

      Do not ask these people for anything hey targeted me as a single mother of six children! When I asked for diapers for a my family proventive worker THEY referred me to they took me to court along with other allegations and tried to get me for neglect! I beat them 2xs in court and the 3rd time I took it to trial and my lawyer who fought for me which was a conflict defender quit I found out 15 mins before my trial and my new lawyer was more against me then they were! I was told by the supervisor of the conflict defenders office (since I fired the idiot who was against me) that if they found me quilty of anything on the new list that I would lose my younger 3 children so they recommended that I give custody to my older 3 "father" (who wouldn't financially support them he took them on weekends but did nothing for them or with them. He would leave them with the girlfriends as he couldn't stay with one person for month then 6 months!) and I they would drop the order. So I was forced to give him physical custody of my older 3 children so I didn't lose my younger 3! In that time this man has abused my Autistic son, he hasn't had his ADHD meds or sleeping meds in months, missed 5 med reviews in a row, allowed my daughter to be sexually abused by his friend and didn't believe her, my other son has anger problems which he acknowledged and does nothing to get him counciling, they are not up to date on shots or physicals and etc. I have hotlined been to the police and been going to court for over a year to get them back! So please do not listen to this bull!

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      Cheyenne WebbCh 2 weeks ago

      If my wife and 3 day old son had no address to give to cps so they told her that she was to go to a homeless shelter and 8n this time we found a place but the cps won't answer to my wife's phone calls or mine either but the place they have her in has bed bugs and are bitting my son all over what are we to do

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      Kevin 2 weeks ago

      You are a piece of crap lady. You guys frequently take kids from less than perfect situations and put them in abusive foster homes (happened to me). When you aren’t busy putting people in abusive environments you actually ignore real abuse. It is not uncommon to see CPS dismiss a case to have a kid die of abuse a short time later.

      We can also look at their long history of removing kids from homes because they are too stupid to know that foreigners are unaware of American cultural norms.

      Let’s take for example how you guys always go right to a fridge in home inspections to see if there is food in it. It is like you guys are too retarded to realize that it is normal in some cultures to only grocery shop for the next meal. To grocery shop 3 times a day.

      I advise the author to stop being a piece of crap and ruining people’s lives

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      bill haden 2 weeks ago

      advise the cps worker, nicely, that your own attorney must be present before any conversations take place. That alone shuts them down!

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      mike8001 2 weeks ago

      If the allegation is proven false. The person who reported it should be fined for making false allegations. They should give the name to the person being investigated who made the false allegation. How many prosecutions have you gone through for false allegations? Most likely none

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      mike8001 2 weeks ago

      My kid has autism. My child has a communication issue. The case worker asked question have you been touched. She respond back the question she was just asked. The case worker didn't understand. They shouldn't without parent consent

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      Lies&BS 3 weeks ago

      Poorly written article. No bonuses?

      What a joke! Where do you get you funding? How do you get paid? Government grants for stealing children and putting innocent families in distress. And how is removing a child.from the home not a stressful event? If that child is not in immediate danger, they should no be traumatized so you can 'investigate'.bull$%#@

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      Cheyenne 4 weeks ago

      If someone is 18 and my bf is 24 and im still in school and the girl moves in with him and changes schools they can't do anything about it right?

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      Teng 4 weeks ago

      How long can a IA WORKER keep you in rehab

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      Kim Greenlee 4 weeks ago

      Hello,

      My grand daughter was taken away from her auntie, whom the court allowed temporary custody. She was in her custody for over 30 days the case worker told her that she would help her with anything she need it for the child. We thought everything was going to be okay until mom got herself together to get her child back but as of 2 days ago my granddaughter was taken out of the home. The case worker told my daughter that it was because she didn't have a job nor did she have car insurance. That reasoning didnt sit to well with us. My daughter asked, why wasn't she asked about theses necessities before they allowed her temporary custody?

      Why wasn't it a reminder to her within the 30 days that she had her? The caseworker said she assumed she had these things. Smdh... Aftet hearing about the situation as the grandmother I have packed up my belongings and have decided to relocate and will be there Christmas Day to get my grandchild but my question is, now that she's in temporary foster care do I still have that right to to get her back? The caseworker has told me that I do and so does my sister if she chose to but I just need to know if she's just giving us false hope? If it's true that we are able to, what do we need to do on our end and how long would the process take for us to get her back home around relatives that she's familiar with and that loves and care for her??

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      Kid about to be taken away 4 weeks ago

      CPS just came to my house when I was going to my dads for the weekend. Anyone know what I should do. I’m so scared and everyone else is so scared

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      Mike ellis 4 weeks ago

      Lying rat bustards is correct! They are laws and policies in place allowing Dcs to target poor girls with no resources to engage in human trafficking of newborns legally without cause. I personally know this to be a fact. There's always a big demand for newborns. They even have a law requiring hospitals to be a party to it. The shadow world encompasses all branches of Gov

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      John Meikle 5 weeks ago

      I would not believe one word of what I just read. Cps is nothing ore that a child trafficking organization., and very well funded at that. Money is why they open and keep open cases. Children's court not to be confused with family courts is a court of "prima facie law"

      Which means basically they need no proof. This rat bastards organization needs to be abolished

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      lindsay 5 weeks ago

      what if someone says they are going to call dfs because of something bout a dead child was said but no kids were hurt or anything at all it was a sentence and she said she screen shotted it but like i said i never met the girl so i dont know except she was rude n i said something bout thats why ur baby is dead... she said she will get them tooken away my kids are well loved n cared for should i worry?

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      James Snell 6 weeks ago

      I have a question ?

      About my kids removal..

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      valentina 6 weeks ago

      hi I have a question if the family and children didn't let the child stay home alone cause that chilled had depression how can you convince and make it possible for your child to stay home alone if he/she has recovered from depression and is all fine and just wishes to stay home alone in order to not be bossed around and to have more freedom of doing stuff in being home alone such as chores jogging outside and homework movies ect

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      Summer soto 6 weeks ago

      Hi u say well have the right to ask them to leave why we look into our rights ok well obviously people dont expect CPS to be knocking out of the blue as they did to us why because of problem starting neighbors bored with their own lives but thats beyond the point. We have been fully cooperative and my children were placed with my mom becuz i was told i had to until i finish with there hoops and tricks. Ok well now they are trying to take my kids from my mother over a alnost 12 year old violence thing she got in trouble for mind u very small issue as it was there trying to take my children to state now becux they say she didnt pass check becuz of that she has payed all fines done all she needed to and hss been done with that for a very long time. Mind u they also made my mother move into a motel away from her fiance because he didnt pass there backround check eather for something he did fighting when he was 16 in highschool he is now almost 45 how is that possible. We have been doing all were asked and more and now they still want to just keep going further and take them to state where is the reward for cooperation or doing all good in what were asked to do. Do we have the right to tell them to back off now why we look into our rights more and possible attorney.? I think this is completely unfair and not ok in anyway my hone is clean always and my kids are more then well taken care of and were still snatched from me. We have been doing this with them about 2 weeks now so can i tell them to give me time now to look into legal stuff and rights before they just take my kids to the state where my poor babies would be with strangers its hard as it is not being with us and bein with my mom they dont understand as we have never been a day withiut a children and now its weeks my heart is crushed and im being fully cooperative and more and there still trying to take my babies to the state instead of leaving them where they are comfortable with my loving mother. Please please get back to be as soon as possible somehow here is a nunber also please i beg u i need help 209 352 9685 my angels are my life and im torn apart and lost i cant go another day withiut them.

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      Erin Post 6 weeks ago

      Your section on the emotional distress that unwarranted CPS interviews has on children provides zero statistics or factual information based on field study research. Has CPS studied the effects of repeated interviews on children (not the interviews themselves, but the emotional harm caused to the child after)? What about the children who are bright enough to realize that the CPS worker isn't their "friend" and that although they are in a good environment, people in the community believe they should be removed from their home?

      Why do parents have to include a written document in a student's file indicating that CPS workers aren't allowed to interview their children without their knowledge or consent without a court order? What about the 4th amendment? Doesn't it go without saying that all people have the right to an attorney?

      As far as the no bonus section/quota section...we all have bonuses to hit. When there aren't enough fires to put out in a year, firemen get laid off...when there aren't enough crimes reported in a year, police get laid off....when there aren't enough CPS reports to investigate....CPS workers get laid off. WE ALL HAVE A QUOTA. Also, CPS refers people to "Catholic Charities." I doubt that the Lifetime movies that try to depict that scandalous adoption typically happen through independent adoption agencies are true...

      You are right, CPS workers are human like the rest of us and need to be held to upholding the US Constitution like the rest of us. The problem usually doesn't lie with CPS workers, yet CPS as a whole and the idea that we can put another person through a criminal investigation for having a difference of opinion. Opinions aren't laws. CPS allows people to harshly judge others for having different parenting styles. This needs to change. I have never met a perfect parent.

      Bottom line: CPS has been abusing their power and needs to be completely reformed. Parents and children have rights that extend beyond the comfort of their own homes.

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      Erin Post 6 weeks ago

      The emotional distress portion of this provides zero statistics....interesting....What exact field research was done post investigation to interview the children's perspective on being interviewed? What about when a child has been interviewed more than once and is bright enough to know that although she is in a good environment, people in her community are trying to remove her from her home?

      Why do parents have to have a written document in a child's file to protect their constitutional rights (4th amendment)? Why doesn't it go without saying that children and parents have the right to an attorney in CPS investigations (child abuse and neglect is a crime) but it does in all other criminal investigations?

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      Sadie 6 weeks ago

      Our case has been closed . We have our daughter but now a woman is sending in a picture (I never authorized her to take) (or send to anyone) , of my fiance only holding a alcoholic beverage with my daughter sleeping in her carseat while we are standing out side in her driveway.

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      Lisa Grant 6 weeks ago

      Try telling the story from our side when its social service worker that has harmed my child on two occasions but refuse to investigate their own but try covering it up by looking for bruises and marks and accusing you of injury when my child was actually born with a condition thats what i call injustice and they say they are there for his wellbeing when they hurt him and lie and cover up their actions n where are they now shoes on other foot and they are under investigation they dont like it as they are not above the law and cannot bully imtimidate and threaten people and get away with it when families are innocent and itss them thats caused harm thats not fair and its unjust but guess they think we dont have rights or a voice as this has been going on for years and hide vehind authority they have not got and are human like us and we need to take a stand, i know there is abuse going on out there but picking on innocent families for couple missed appointnents is beyond extreme and finishing off by hurting my child is way out of order.

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      Helpless 7 weeks ago

      Been caring for grandchildren for a year power of attorney. Cps was called due to something that happen at moms. Now cps knows the children have no health insurance neither parent supporting finically medically emotionally. What will happen now cps is involved.

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      Decatur 7 weeks ago

      My son who is 18 had weed in his car that he forgot about .my. 8 year old was no where near him. At the time of this accident cps. Now wants me to test for drugs when I was no where around my worker lied an said I told her to get a court order an I'll take the test I told her to get a order to come look thru my house she also lied an said my so can't be around his brother case u had weed he didn't have it around my son why do it have to take the test when me or my 8 year old wasn't thier. This lady is acting like she don't want my 8 year old also round his brother cause he. Had Lil bag of weed, she pulled in my yard like she was ready to fight didn't say who. she was until I had to get upset with her she's caused my family emotional stress with her lies. What can I do..

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      Jerry 7 weeks ago

      I have a grand daughter who visits her father every other week and on 3 different occasions came home with head lice.

      The father denies they she got lice in his apartment. They live in a rather run down studio apartment (him, girlfriend and another daughter of his). Court order states my grand daughter should have her own bed to sleep in which would seem impossible in a studio apartment with 4 people. The court also states he must pay child support and that is sporadic. Can my daughter keep my grand daughter from having to go?

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      Hope 7 weeks ago

      Me and my husband has a case ATM. I have jumped through hoops to do everything they asked. Drug test, removing a family pet that my husband had sense a pup. They was called after my PPD was bad, then had a loss, and I went into depression, my husband and I are now being told I have made no progress at all. Which I have, even have people ready to testify, and pics to prove that the living spaces have been improved. This has all happen after I was told they was going to close my case. I am lost and hurt as I don't see no reason to involve a judge, we are currently waiting for our worker to show up and tell us when court is, or if we are even going to court. I am confused and worried that they'll take my kids, they told us that they want to potition a judge to have them removed. I feel so helpless. In my mind where was cps when I was being abused? Or living in filth. I don't know what to do when my workers supervisor is even making a big deal out of a few dishes in the sink, and toys on the floor. I admit they seem to show up when I'm sick or my kids are sick and house work is very hard to do. But I always get it done the next day. I just don't understand.

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      Bri 7 weeks ago

      Why did cps come to my house with a police officer my neighbor told me they were here so why? Also I'm placing my kids with kin till I find out what they want they didn't leave card untill I find out what they want my children will not return home dhs made my life hell growing up cause I was in there care I'm not about to stand back and let them do the same to my kids was adopted beat put back in dhs then put in group homes till I was 18 I will not let dhs ruin my kids life's

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      Rhonda 2 months ago

      I have been working with DHS for 9 months now. I don't do drugs i don't drink i don't go out with friends. I stay home with my kiddos every day. Im who they wake up to im who they see before bed. I cook for them. Now there father on the other hand is complete oppositeof me. We haven't been together for 3 years. Anyway i got told my kiddos will be removed from our home because my health insurance lapsed and so my oldest son and i haven't started therapy. I have anxiety and so does my son. I take meds for mine but without insurance i couldn't get them. So i sent all the papers in to the insurance and now we are just waiting. My youngest son has ADHD and ODD. He is in therapy but not on meds. They both go to school. They are both healthy. But DHS says im unstable. They said my house is a mess. Yea my house get all kinds of messed up. I got an 18 year old a 14 year old and a 12 year old. Give me a break clothes everywhere dishes in rooms lol they are teenagers. They have love, food,clothes and a drug free mom. Tell my why they have to take my kids?

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      Jason Rosner 2 months ago

      Me and my wife went through 14 years of bullshit - all false allegations from her ex,

      All dismissed no indicators.

      In one district, an investigator fabricated stuff for a shelter order hearing, having been bamboozled by the father.

      It resulted in a shelter order. This particular child was already involved summer vacation with the Dad.

      I watched the attorney LIE.

      This was done on a Saturday docket, and when the main judge got a hold of it during a shelter review hearing, he was pissed.

      The case was transferred to our home district, and dismissed no indicators.

      Don’t tell me that lol cps investigators are good and lawful- they aren’t. This one tossed crucial testimony, lied, and was emotionally biased.

      The harassment continued- the father was warned- warned- they even held “ the conference “ - where they tried to get inside his motives.

      Custody was his motive. The DCF in three districts told us we WERE being harassed.

      They still refused to allow us to press charges- saying it’s too complicated.

      Well, there ya go.

      You can’t unsee the things I’ve seen- and you can’t unexoerience them.

      My family deserves justice.

      It’s a sad state of affairs.

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      Kevin J Wells 2 months ago

      Me and my wife was having to go to NICU at UAB to visit with our daughter. We were told 3 days in a row that we were getting a private room the next morning. After the 3rd time I requested to speak with the nurse manager or a social worker. Well both cam to my room. I was talking to the social worker when the assistant nurse manager interrupted multiple times. I called her out on many lies and asked to speak with her supervisor. She left to go get her supervisor but instead she called the UAB police to come have me and my wife removed from the premises. They called DHR and refuse to let us see our baby and even call to check on her. They informed my wife that they are putting her in foster care because the day they removed us, they said I was on drugs (which I wasnt) but I keep hearing they don't want to seperate families, that's a lie. I'm a combat disabled Marines that has cancer and in renal failure. This baby was giving me reason to fight for life. And my wife is in shambles. How do I get a judicial hearing on this to prevent our baby taken away? DHR shouldn't be allowed to go on their opinions on anything like removing a child unless there is an obvious danger to the child. What can be done? I have a lawyer, but any info will help. Thanks.

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      April black 2 months ago

      How would they interview my two year old daughter and how would they percieve her answers we have a daughter I have mental health issues that I am getting treatment for and my home environment isn't the greatest however my partner and I are doing all wr know how to protect her from it and get out of the situation as a family but we naturally all talk crap to each other in a joking matter in a way of dealing with our childhood mishaps how can this affect my child and how will the system percieve this isssue

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      Matthew Newhouse 2 months ago

      I spanked my 13 yr old two years ago on the butt for being disrespectful and rude. 2 years late I was told that cps will be investigating it. I I've in tx she live in Michigan. My wife and 3 other kids where there to see what took place and that is all that took place. How long can they go back?

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      Ruby 2 months ago

      I have a question I have a 12 month review court hearing coming up on November 30th I've been testing negative all my drug test since my last cort hearing was 5 months ago. I did the parenting classes I did a domestic violence class the only thing I didn't attend drug treatment program but the main thing the judge told me last time was that they wanted to see negative test and that's what I've been doing I've been clean and sober testing negative without being in outpatient drug treatment program.

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      Krystal Cyr 2 months ago

      The department made me choose between my husband and my children I chose my babies, so now my husband is living in a homeless shelter alone. However dhhs & my husband are not getting along AT ALL. ALL HIS VISITS R NOW CANCELLED & the case manager is coming Wednesday to do her monthly visit. But due to the recent animosity between the department and my husband I feel uncomfortable letting her question my boys alone anymore as I feel her questions will be more biased towards him. She normally takes them to their room and shuts the door or has me leave the house so she can be alone. Since they're home now can I ask that she speak to them with me at least in the facinity as to ensure she is not asking anything questionable. As the writer of this article said they're human, & working on getting my kids back has lit a fire in me to protect & advocate for them. Not just to who they think I should protect them from. So do I have the right to request to be present?

      PLEASE HELP ME ASAP

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      James.S 2 months ago

      Can CPS take your kids without a case?

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      Shanna easter 2 months ago

      In the beginning, sometime before October 13th DCF along with the sheriff's deputy came to our house and DCF was accusing us of bad things because they had received a report from someone. So after talking with us, DCF said they didn't see no signs of abuse. DCF also ask if I would take my son Cody to the Children's Advocacy the next day for which I did and Cody was examined by psychologist and physically examined by a nurse and they all concluded that there was no signs of abuse, They had no concerns and they let me take Cody home. Then Friday October 13th I get a call from DCF saying they snatch my child out of school placing him in a foster home because of drawings he had made about his father James Henry Easter and his teacher. It has been a hell of a roller coaster ever since because of DCF nitpicking everything about our life and accusing us of things that we have not done for which we have been Vindicated. So I don't understand why DCF still continues trying to strip way are parental rights. How did DCF become the most powerful brutal people using gestapo tactics in America who cannot be held legally accountable for their brutality in persecuting innocent families Even after the family has been Vindicated?

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      Tired 2 months ago

      It should be called the department of mothers rights

      They don't care about the kids!

      They can be homeless and live in twenty different homes in ten months

      It's about supporting the rights of mom

      What about the child's right

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      Anonymous 2 months ago

      They don't want to separate families??!!?!? They basically kicked my husband out our home because of a false allegation because of one little lie someone told them. My family is hurting horribly and I our marriage may come to an end because of this.

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      Cps is a joke 2 months ago

      Don't let this nicely written article fool you. Cps does get paid for every child they take. They can ssume all they want but at the end of the day it's their job to prove a case against you. So on that note tell them to talk to your lawyer or to choke on dick. No don't tells them the last one but for real. Theyrr looking to grab you by the genitals and make you jump thru so many hoops to make them look like they're helping when in reality they offer you no services just a plan that you have to pay for. The less contact the better. FEED THEM WITH A LONG SPOON

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      Isanti 2 months ago

      My ex and his mom keep making reports they threat for me to drop charges on him or they will make sure I loose my kids one is saying my kid was in supervised stabbing him self with no. Marks another now is I'm on drugs so I had a job making 3000 a week I got fired because she put me on drug testing three plus times a week at Radom hours I'm going to looose my home everything because of this worker my ex mom even been having me robbed and no one is doing anything but making things worse for me and my kids they ruined my career and now have forever ruined my reputation I can't believe this is legal my kids are scared and we have no where to go I'm a single mom of five I love them more than anything I work my. It off my ex was abusive so I kicked him out and when that happened they did an investigation made me press charges or I loose my kids then closed it now with the constant calls they sent new worker and opened a case do to the fake report and my kids grades is what they said now these drug tests I have taken 5 and not one positive I don't have a drug problem she said one came back were there showed a level of something but was still a negative and put me on this monthly ua calendar that made me loose my job is there anything I can do there has to be some law against the workers we parents should have some rights to also protect us what the hell and how can the law allow retaliation like this someone please help us

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      J.F. 2 months ago

      CPS took my kids for 5 days because I refused to let them enter without a warrent. 5 days later he came back, checked my house and returned my kids. There was nothing wrong. We got found guilty with no investigation and it said there was dog poop on the floor and that my daughter answered the door and said we were sleeping. There was no poop and i was in my room reading. Now the CPS worker is telling people he will permanently remove my kids if he can get away with it. How is that even legal?

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      Sallie 2 months ago

      I am tired of "proving" my status. I am a good mother. My kids are relatively normal. Spoiled even some would say. They have all of me. I encourage them. I pay close attention to their struggles find creative ways to help them master things help them with goals. and I don't do drugs. So it's getting old. It's also dramatic stress that is unnecessary. My house is kept. I work full time I cook them pretty decent foods. And we go places for fun. WHY does the agency keep allowing people to make reports and keep "investigating" people they KNOW and have ALREADY PROVEN TO ACCEPT as a good parent. It's insane and it's not very "trauma-informed"

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      Valerie Washington 2 months ago from Tempe, Arizona

      This is a well put together article and very informative. You certainly seems to be a subject matter expert on this topic! Great info about the laws and how it all works. Sorry to hear that some have not had good experiences.

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      2 months ago

      If baby daddy don't want to test and left the mother what will cps do

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      ashley 2 months ago

      i dont have my oldest son which has cerebal pasley and i havent seen him in 6 months his paternal grandma has him. i was taking perfect care of him. she ended up qith him cause i let his dad take him for a night and took him. i have my youngest son. if i have another baby will he/she be taken from me

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      Gene 2 months ago

      Where do cps ask u to take a drug test at home or one of there places

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      Luckylexy 2 months ago

      My daughter whom works very hard to maintain her two year old without any child support from the dad took my grandson to the ER because of a cough my grand baby had a bruise in the left cheek (face) and they told her that they was gonna call it in, the child was with me when he accidentally hit his cheek on a glass coffee table I feel so bad that now they harassing her in the emergency room is that legal what they are doing

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      PISSED OFF MOTHER!!!! 2 months ago

      what do you do if your children have been removed based on everyone involved LYING, including your case worker? What happens when your case worker works with a portion of the family that you have NOTHING to do with just to insure the kids go to them? My case worker went back 22 years to find something that she could use to keep my kids out of my mothers custody, insulted my sister and claimed that her and her husband werent really married and thats why they couldnt keep my kids. Me and my husband havent spoken to his side of the family in over 6 years but every single one of them was at our court hearing, we didnt and still dont talk to them unless we have to, but they new about our court date. My husbands sister in law lied to the cops and the cops turned around and lied on the petition. 98% of what was put in the patition was lies, and there wasnt and still isnt shit i can do about everyone lying just to take my kids away from my husband and myself. Yes it is DCFS's job to be hated, if they arent hated they arent doing their jobs. BUT lying on official state forms, court documents, and petitions is going way way way way too fucking far!!!!

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      D. Julianne 2 months ago

      I understand that there are some investigators, less than half, based on my extensive research, that really are in it for the good of children who truly are in need of help. Personally, I had an investigator who blatantly lied through her teeth from telling the judge that my kids slept on the floor of my garage, rather than the pillow top mattresses in front of their big screen t.v. as well as continued requests for urine tests in my home for which I cooperated completely as I had nothing to hide. I am disabled and take prescribed medication as directed in addition to marijuana for my health issues. By the 3rd request, I felt like I was being set up. I got urine from my young son and gave them that as my own to see what they'd say. Sure enough, my instincts were correct. They said the urine showed opiates, benzos, barbiturates and marijuana. That test came from a child's urine. I proved that they were in fact being dishonest in their allegations and findings. They removed my child based on many many dishonest findings.

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      D. Jones 3 months ago

      Parents! The agency that steals your kids is a full fledged adoption agency and the side kick CBC's are in the game! Hearsay vs. Supply and Demand (as needed bases) per the Dept's foster & adopters. High demand children are the blonde hair, blue-eyed children and then New born babies. Some children will remain together in a foster home up to a point (one year mark), then they will be split. More than likely bc the foster parent favors one child over the other and long before the TPR the Dept. is aware that the foster parent is willing to adopt that child. The split will be traumatizing to the child left behind, and between the f.p., pediatrician and the Dept., it shall be agreeded upon that the the child will need stabalizing mood drugs or psychtropic meds. For a mere adjustment disorder and the pediatrician will put into place (Outlier Practicing) and administer a drug that is used for children with ADHD. They might even claim the child has ADHD, just to get the meds going. The child will be on it for longer than the time specified time period, and will then become addicted to that drug and suffer irritability or other mind issues and will no longer wish to go without the meds. Even if you comply and do everything, you still may not get the child back, most of these CPS agencies are ran by less than thou individuals or Cultural Incompetents, it is their agenda to get even with the WHITE class for there ancestors that suffered in the past. Wake up ppl, stand your ground, refuse the psychological evaluation by all means, the refferal the c.w. puts in on you will be filled with lies to re-direct the evaluator in saying only negative statements against you, recommending psychotropic drugs for an issue they will come up with in your case, (it's called a stall and delay tatic). You will also have to go through counseling sessions and drug monitoring; all stall and delay tactics so that the bonding between your child and the f.p. will be improved. Do not take these psychtropic drugs ever! Just go along with the game, (lie to them, after all they been lieing to you this whole time) thats all they want to see, if your pregnant esp. do not take these drugs.

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      Gene 3 months ago

      The truth is that cooperating with CPS is a recipe for disaster. Your kids can be taken on the word of a CPS worker and absolutely nothing else at all. They will insist on an interview that you cannot record and can not have a lawyer present for. The CPS worker can then distort or even fabricate portions of what you say and present that to a judge to have your kids taken. Once your kids have been ABDUCTED you are going to have a really tough time getting them back, it can be done but only if you have the money to make it happen.

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      Jill 3 months ago

      Is cps allowed to tell or threats u to stay away from a family member house

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      John Doe 3 months ago

      I have a question, my wife has been smoking marijuana for the last 4 years without me knowing it. She's been sluggish, sleeps 3/4's of the day and claims she will home school our kids. She is now separating from me to a drug infested town with my 4 children and I haven't done anything to deserve this.treatment.

      I have taught my own children, fed them and took them places while she runs off weekly and on weekends on trips to "GET A BREAK" it's frustrating and she gets away with it. I don' the want to see my children fall behind in School, what can I do to prevent it?

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      Selena 3 months ago

      Quick question can cps remove ur child if u dont have thrm full time with you meaning grandpa helps you out with your child but he lives in mexico tijuana

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      Anonymoose 3 months ago

      I live in a small town that is right next to a city. I have found that each and every mother (of a special-needs child) I have crossed paths with have all had cps involvement. So... were are all abusive....?? The public school system here does not want to have kids with IEPs "taint" their precious ratings. The school administrators, in their role as mandated reporters, ABUSE THEIR POWER and will call over b.s. just to get any kid out that requires a higher level of care than they want to provide. And, when the schools do neglectful things, nothing is done. DCF and the schools in bed together..one hand "washing" the other.

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      Anonymoose 3 months ago

      I live in a small town that is right next to a city. I have found that each and every mother (of a special-needs child) I have crossed paths with have all had cps involvement. So... were are all abusive....?? The public school system here does not want to have kids with IEPs "taint" their precious ratings. The school administrators, in their role as mandated reporters, ABUSE THEIR POWER and will call over b.s. just to get any kid out that requires a higher level of care than they want to provide. And, when the schools do neglectful things, nothing is done. DCF and the schools in bed together..one hand "washing" the other.

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      Blizzard523 3 months ago

      If you have children with special-needs AND you are a single/divorced mother, you might as well have a bulls-eye on your back. Placement of special-needs kids gets more $$. I read the CPS of Mass.' manifesto and, by their OWN ACCOUNT, the majority of neglect claims pertain to the households of single, white mothers...and by a HUGE MARGIN. So... the non-white single mothers in the drug-infested, melting-pot city of Springfield are BETTER parents?? I don't think so.. I smell a giant biased, bigoted rat..

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      Msg. 3 months ago

      Can cps open a case if the person is not in the district.

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      Joanna 3 months ago

      There invasive and they really dont care. They started bugging me over a missed dr apt.

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      Nyob 3 months ago

      Wow yup u really care. Thats why when you took my kids and gave me back the older ones but kept my twin blue eyed blonde haired boy and girl the cps worker joked that i was getting 3 for 2 so it was a good deal then she told me i could have more some day. Not too mention all the proof i had to prove cps was lying. I even got my kids doctor to vouche for me BUT none of that was even used as evidence. Yup they sure do care....also when i got my 3 older ones back they finally opened up about how the foster parents would flick them in the head with thick rings on and call the dumb. Also how they made them sit in there rooms all day just for missing a spot when they vaccuumed. I just dont understand why all of us dont band together against them...oh thats right cuz if we stand up to them they torture our innocent children and tear us apart while stabbing slowly. Maybe people should do research before getting into this profession. Ill try to pray for the evil cps workers souls but idk how to forgive them for the irrepairable damage they have inflicted on my innocent children.

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      vic 3 months ago

      I have 5 special needs grankids i have full custody my oldest grandson which is 6 is out of control. Vrry distructive hurts the other kids snd instead of putting him in a specisl school which he is outta control therr also the school refuses .i was told if i gave him up which i dont want to do cuz he needs help and i cant handle him thry ssid they will take all 5 of them .3 out of 5 ive raisd since babies.ivr hsd my ok est w one dince 8 months my second oldest since birth and my younset since 10 months .the other 2 since thry wss 2 and 3 .they have alot of behavioral due to the foste system .so fostrr system is not the answer. I wanna know can they legally take all 5 or can they place the one whom is giving me all the trouble? Im very concerned noone eill help me

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      Kim 3 months ago

      My daughter had her 3 year old son taken by cops due to the fact little kaedons got out of the hose while she was sleeping, got into her car in the driveway and say there honking the horn off and on for (according to the next door neighbors) 15-20 mins. Instead of bringing him home (the nieghbors) as this was a one time incidence. They called the police, police called cops. Cos took my grandson put him in a foster home and hes been there for a year now! She has complied with the parenting classes, but they also requested her to refrain from drinking I guess due to the fact she has had 2 back to back drunk driving after her father passed. She's 25 single hard working mother who solely provides for her son shes a loving mother. She works as a bartender. And unfortunately..failed an alcohol test. But the alcohol should not be involved in this incidence. It was a one time thing and really wasn't that harmful. How can she get her son back. He's already traumatized because his father decided to abandon him. She cant afford an attorney and in order for my daughter to get him back (supposedly) cops is requiring that everyone in the house hold be screened and cannot have any record what so ever! I can't even see him or have him stay with me..because I have a drunk driving almost 30 years ago!!! This is wrong what do you suggest i know we have rights. Broken hearted grandmother

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      Katelin 3 months ago

      My step son is in a home where the mothers brother is overdosing on heroin in the house around the child and is now in jail for raping a 13 year old girl several times. The mother previously failed a drug test and is an everyday drinker. She keeps my husbands son up all hours of the night outside with her while she is drinking and playing rap music. He is only 2 years old and he is swearing and pointing to his private and saying 'dick'. There is proof of her talking about getting pills and many videos she's posted herself. SO MUCH PROOF and CPS has never been anything but rude to us. Telling us we are lying about him swearing because the worker spent some time with him and there are no concerns with the brother at all. The worker then hung up on my husband and I then called to figure out what was going on because the lady was so short and rude. As soon as I told the lady who I was and what I was calling about SHE HUNG UP ON ME! We also have PROOF that the case worker that investigated told the mother when my husband called, when I called and what we both said which they are absolutely not allowed to do. This child is in a very dangerous home and they will not do anything about it!!!! A youth counselor with the state and even a CPS worker in a different county than hers told us the child should have been removed from her custody and into ours. That home is no place for a child but the agency that is supposed to help children IS NOT!

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      Wendy 3 months ago

      Can cps tap your cell phone and give the information to your x husband

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      Amy 3 months ago

      My caseworker is saying I have to go away to rehab. Can I do outpatient rehab?

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      Parker Ang 3 months ago

      First off let me start by saying this.

      Some of the stuff is true on what the case worker said but what i wll say is a complete lie?

      They DO get grants and 7 or 8000 for every head they remove from the home period.

      I have been told this by not only several people but an actual case worker thats whistle blowing on cps since he quit working for them.

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      Daniel 3 months ago

      lol, some of the things said just doesn't always work that way. While yes, those are to protocols to follow, a lot of them go way beyond that and acted like they're the police or parole officers. General rule is if you get a visit by the CPS, you better step on egg shells because anything they say is taken as the truth...no if and's or but's. I remember having one pop up on me at my home and I didn't let her in and she made some outrageous "suggestions". She came over the next day with the cops but yet no warrant but "probable cause". What was I going to do..so I let them in because I felt threaten. Anyhow, they did their search and nothing. Kids were fine like always...so she told me well, we got a tip from a reliable source at work that the kids were in danger. I ask to elaborate and immediately got the talk about how she could take them...ok, fine...I'll shut up. Little did she know or the cops that I have cameras all over the place....little did I know that if there are no signs stating that I have cameras that I could be hit with a fine and video recording a CPS worker = legal issues apparently. In the end, I "got off with a warning" and was pretty much told to do a better job....Great job CPS, you are making the world a better place. I still never got any detail on why this was happening but it's in the past now. Let you all know, we are doing fantastic and couldn't be prouder for my kids.

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      Carolyn in CA 3 months ago

      my step son father passed away, we were married for 7 years and I am the one that took care of my 30 year old son who has down syndrome my husband was sick when we got married but I did not know how sick until 2 years into the marriage, he began getting sicker, I cam off my job due to his sickness because there was no one else to take care of him, my husband was in and out of the hosptial a lot my husband had other kids that was out their on drugs and drinking they did nothing for their father, yea they came by the house for his birthday, brought him gifts, but I husband would have rather had their time and help not something he did not need. but you know they say the thought counts I was just glad they took out time to come by on his birthday he was happy to see them. other times they would come to the house because they had no where else to go, no money or place of their own so they would come to the house and sleep, not talk just sleep, and get up and leave somethimes they would eat something or sometimes get a phone call and jump up and run out the door, I did not understand that, but you know that was his kids and however he had to see them he got a chance to see them and know they were ok, for some reason they did not like me, I did not know why, when we eat dinner if they were there we asked them to join us, we always ate dinner together at the table unless my husband was not up to coming to the table then he would sit close to the table on the couch, but his kids never did anything to help him, just ask for money, I told him he was enabling them, because they could be working going to school but they choose to live the life of drugs and the streets I believe if they want to change you can support them in ways to help them. but my husband passed away after 7 years of marriage and the kids wanted everything even my step son, they would harresse me the daughter even tried to kill me while my husband was on his death bed in the hospital I had to put retraining orders on some of them my did not do a will because I thought he would come through just like he always did but this time he said he was tired and did not want any more medication or machines when he passed my husband kids was not there even though I called them they did not show up until the next day and he could not talk, they began coming to the house looking for thing and taking things they thought he had a policy but he did not, I had to pay for service no help from kids thank God VA did pay for putting him in the ground, but were made at me because he died, I had pictures of me and him and the kids, his kids whent and tour up the pictures of me and him, today they have taken my son from me saying their were to much stress in the home I never said he could not see his bothers and sister, they just could not do it at my house because they would not leave and want to bring all their drugs with them and I would not allow them to do drugs or drink in my home because they would get high or drunk and start fighting, on the day of my husbands funneral they started a big fight, because my step son did not want to go the furneral because of the fighting he went to his day program, but his brother brought him any how, after geting to the church my son said he wanted to go back to school, someone took him back to school from the church, now today day 7 months later they came and took my son from my house saying it was too much stress and I did not undersand that but thats what they were trying to do all the time so you can say they got what they wanted and I just lost my son, I did not understand that what can I do?

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      Annie 3 months ago

      What if the CPS worker assigned to investigate allegations abuses his office, sides with one parent against the other, and contributes to the creation of a new investigation based on false allegations? Also, can a CPS worker have a second job? In the case I am (unfortunately) involved in, I discovered that the CPS worker has a side job as a mental health counselor.

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      Disagree 3 months ago

      I disagree with some things CPS do!! I understand that sometimes you think its for the child safety, but a lot of the times you hurt the child more by taking them away from the parent/parents that they love. If a child is asking for their parent/parents then obviously they must feel safe around that individual!! In that case I believe the child should not be removed from the home. I feel that the loving and caring parents (which i know for a fact social workers can tell who those parents are) should be aloud to dicipline their child how they feel. No parent that loves their child/children will hurt them for no reason or to the extreme!! Of you course if the child is very light bruses will appear!! Im speaking from experience. I am light skinned myself and Ive had a bruse appear just from someone poking me to hard with their finger!! That does not mean ive been abused. CPS really needs to be carefull!! Some kids do lie believe it or not I have three young kids 2,5, and 6 and i have caught them in multiple lies. I didnt come from me but other people thats been around them. Kids are very smart and can be manipulative!! You should not put anything passed a child. Ive seen from experience!! Hopefully you share this knowledge with other workers. Its 100% the truth!!

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      George 3 months ago

      I am not saying they do their job in cases they do and in some I have witnessed first hand they didn't feel there was a need to investigate when there was clearly abuse and neglect going on as well the mother laid up with men staying high being.mean to child letting men be mean to child but they said they didn't suspect there was any abuse the child is afraid this is sad

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      jj 3 months ago

      bunch of garbage lies

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      Lauro 3 months ago

      Can my case worker look further into her investigation

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      CrystalH 3 months ago

      Due to the 4th and 14th amendments you cannot do anything without the parent/guardian's consent.

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      sara 3 months ago

      15 year old child is running his parents life .. He doesnt want to mind go to school or do chores so he throws parents under bus..

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      Madison 3 months ago

      What do you do when COS OR DID does not invite or tell your attorney about the date of plan of action so they can be there. Also since when they can take a hair test and you pass it and find allocations false but insist you go to impatient regal remember no drugs found?

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      Brainiac 4 months ago

      Why would we believe your article when you work for CPS yourself? Your article is obvious propaganda and should be removed from the internet. Leave the article writing to news reporters/investigators. I am sure that the leader of the KKK can write a pretty convincing article about the evil of colored people, and you are no different. I will be praying for you.

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      Katherine D. Brown 4 months ago

      I am sorry. But, this is bull. CPS came into our lives for a short period about 4 years ago. The case worker lied and did not inform us properly. I have the proof in the same folder still, today, that she lied. They did not try and place my children with kin. They went straight to another strangers home in which the case worker also lied about the age of the woman. She was 80 and was somehow going to care for a 3 year old, a 14 month old, and a newborn all by herself? NOPE! You may operate with a code but the same can not be said for every single CPS worker. There are always a few bad apples. I do not trust CPS and I certainly do not believe in what they do anymore. No one could believe I lost my children. A caring loving mother... who treated her children amazingly. I still loathe CPS for the trauma they caused my children. It took my son years and years to get over the seperation anxiety and he still has it a little.

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      lucythecat 4 months ago

      PLEASE!!!!! do not take their advice CPS is the enemy. they dont want to help you. i have been dealing with cps for about 6 months now. they wont go away and they only want to make your life a living hell. they lie and make things up. they want to take your kids from you. they are a business. they earn money by getting kids taken away. if you think that this is crazy, just google cps. most stories are extremely bad. not everyone is abusing their kids but damn near everyone has an awful story to tell. they take pleasure in coming in your home and telling you how to live your life. they have the most pleasure in taking your kids away, that seems to be the goal. they lie and make up lies about you. PLEASE!!!!! dont believe this article. all you have to do is a little research to discover that they are not your friend nor are they looking out for the best interest of your children. perhaps there are some good cps workers out there but the very vast majority of them are not good and are surley not looking out for your interest

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      Cherie 4 months ago

      How long does it take to get children back that I babysit after the case is closed?

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      Tala 4 months ago

      Is there any law that protect those who are hospitalised from PCS perusing court of removing there kids

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      Edith McInnish 4 months ago

      I have a daughter 53yrs 0ld who has been on drugs for many yrs now she is presently taking and selling synthetic marj. she has a daughter who lives in a separate room outside of her house and has her boyfriend living with her outside, both are still in school and 17 years old. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE.?

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      Dave Republic 4 months ago

      I agree with the below comments. Although they sound like the ranting of madmen, they are actually quite correct, to my horror. I made the mistake of trying to work with DHR and in one situation, the worker twisted our words around she tried her best to take our children. She had no evidence of child abuse... In fact, it was about me having an argument with my wife, not even in front of the children. My wife told them she didn't know if the children saw the argument, which they didn't because it was naptime and they were in a different room... But the lady interviewed my child, and because she was aware that we had argued (after I explained to my daughter why she was being interviewed), I was branded with an 'indication of child abuse,' which has the same repercussions as an assault conviction in the second degree... All this would normally be determined in a court of law, but instead was determined by the opinion of some black bitch that was probably abused herself and was the judge, jury, and executioner, trying to make that money playaaa

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      Yeahright 4 months ago

      This is absolute bullshit. If they are simply looking into the safety of the child then workers wouldn't lie or twist parents words around like they do. Listen if you encounter cps do not let them in. It may make them think you have something to hide but their mindset is that you're guilty until proven innocent either way. They will find ANY reason to take your child if a call occurs. They will lie to win their case rest assure. Record all conversations and if they want to speak with your child alone allow them only if it is recorded. Do not speak to them about anything personal unless your lawyer is present. Don't try to make your case to them they will twist literally anything you say. Like they said they are professionals at interviewing children and they are manipulative twats. You will have a hearing 72 hours make sure you are able to produce as much evidence that supports your claim. About the only thing i do agree with is to take a piss test. And keep documentation of that as well because they will try to claim you refused even if you didn't. I agree that child abuse is a serious matter and should be looked into but not under false pretenses. A family should NEVER be ripped apart based on lies which is what they do so to state that they don't get bonus pay or quotas makes me wonder about a workers motives. Are you all power hungry? There are parents truly abusing their children and it sickens me but the fact is that if a child is in a loving home they should not be ripped away. Not every single bruise on a child is abuse, and frankly children can be rowdy they play and there are times children get hurt and their parents arent able to be there to witness it. no every parent is doing drugs. Not every mother has a choice regarding the domestic violence within their relationship. The mother's need help just as much as the children. That's a good way to have a mother commit suicide. All you state officials can do is provide a piece of paper stating for them to stay away. And they rarely actually ever face jail time. Some women are afraid. You all do not help. You all base your findings on lies and the fact that you're on here defending your job amuses me. Many innocent parents become victims, their names slandered their reputation, and careers ruined all because of lies to boost your paychecks. Yes investigations should be done. But for God's sake you evil, conniving asshats quit lying on parents just to boost your paycheck and your career. If there's no actual proof fuck off and quit trying to find ANY reason and using lies to back up your motives. You all are pieces of shit quit trying to act like you all are just helping children. Lol. They're just a paycheck to you all

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      Anna 4 months ago

      For any parent reading this, this a such bull shit. This is all what workers have been trained to convince you in order to get what they want done. Without being paranoid, and saying they have a "quota" think about it logically. Cps only works if there are children in the system. The amount of children absolutely has a dollar sign on it, just do the most basic research and you can find that out. They do not care about you or your children. The parents are the enemy. Just realize that they will try to take you to court, and you are on the other side of the court room. So they are not on your side. Also, please realize that whatever you think about the law and your rights, does not mean anything when dealing with cps. They do not need hard facts, or to prove without a shadow of a doubt anything. All they need is hearsay and they have won. They will force parents to complete a safety plan that is created to work against the parents, and be almost impossible to actually do in reasonable amount of time. Again, because they lose money if you get your kids back. Some ocular workers will help you, but most will be rude, try and make you look bad/ incompetent, and lie to you and about you. The court will see exactly what they want the court to see, unless you fight you ass off. Even then, they will claim you are hard to work with, and make you look bad. The supervisor is not your friend either. They are calling the shots after all. It's not that they are evil people who hate you. They just want their paycheck. They become robots and feel nothing for you pain or your children's outcome. None of them take any kind of mental evaluation to see if they are even sound enough to do this work, which tells you a lot. I wish every parent looked into this before cps knocks on their door. Please do all the research about your rights, and how cps will fight against those rights, and play games with your life, and your children. Once your children are out of your hands, they are so often put somewhere where the real abuse and neglect happen, and those people get paid to do that to your children. No matter what your child says about them, they will claim it's the parents fault and they are actually doing very well in the placement. Part of the goal is to get as much distance between you and your children as possible, so they can say your bond is broken, and they have now bonded with the placement. It breaks my heart to see this system work. I had to leave for this very reason, along with any other person who has a heart, which means all that remain are the robots. I'm sorry to any parent living the nightmare that is cps. Good luck to you and your children.

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      boomer6690@gmail.com 4 months ago

      Please, if anyone could let me know how to work cooperatively with CPS, do's and don'ts. Anything at all. Me and my common law partner had just won primary custody of his son. We are afraid that CPS may be called out of spite, or for the mother to get him back in her care. We are already going through difficulties and mom wanted to go immediately back to court because she isn't happy with this new court order. We are dealing with a very self-entitled narcissistic woman, who will try and do whatever she can to get her way (no matter who gets stepped on -including my Stepson). We do not want to lose him. There is complications with this situation, and I'm not getting into it, but social services used to be involved and their was false accusations already told to the social worker, these acusations were proven as untrue; however this woman still constantly plays these games. Please email me at boomer6690@gmail.com . I am also willing to give more detail if need be, many thanks.

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      What the 4 months ago

      Was this thing written by a cps worker? Most of this is complete bull. Parents if cps knocks on your door get a lawyer. Cps workers hate laywers. Your lawyer will stop cps in there tracks and stop them from asking absurd questions like this article tells you you must answer.

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      tim 4 months ago

      I have a downs syndrome daughter who has raised several concerns about her care over the years. I was falsely accused of abuse in 2010. Despite the suggestion above, I have persisted with highlighting the concerns my daughter has raised and in the suspicion of her being druggesd to control her behaviour. All under the guise of the mental capacity act. Forgive me if i dont trust the system

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      Penny 4 months ago

      My experience with CPS is horrible. And please read the laws handbook so you know your rights because they have a habit of violating a lot of them and you have a lot more rights then you think you do (Child Protective Servies and the Juvenile Justice System New Handbook to protect children and parents from CPS abuse and their constitutional rights). 1. First and foremost if CPS comes to your door under your 4th and 14th amendment rights they need a warrant otherwise you do not need to let them in. Bring the child to the door so they can see the child but don't let them in without a warrant (in booklet and a lot more good information about your rights. I am a grandma and have been taking care of my two grandaughters (both me and my husband of 26 years) for over 3 1/2 years. The father, the other grandmother wanted me to have temporary emergency custody and cps said because we did not have a pool fence up we couldn't do that. They entered my son-in-law's house with no warrant and he let them in (not smart). Once they have your kids they violate every law known to man and most of the time the courts listen to them. They remove kids from a home where there is no imminent danger. Again read the booklet it's wonderful KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. If you find CPS lieing they can be arrested if you get an attorney (which most people nowadays can't afford it). I wish they would shut this agency down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Hanna 4 months ago

      My father had physically abused me for the past 3 years... he has always threatened me and said if I told I wouldn't be able to see my mother... he also told me I've deserved it every time he had put his hands on me... I don't feel safe here with him... we filed a report and I still have to live with my father... can I go to my consulor and tell them and them do something about it? I don't want to stay here... I don't feel safe. And will I remain with DCS if my mother had joint custody can I go live with her?