Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Judge Kessler Follows The Law...

King County, WA

Judge Ronald Kessler, today ruled that little Lisa would not be legally separated from her mother! Termination will not take place!


Judge Kessler ruled that the state's job is to work toward reunification. Thank God that there is a judge that can get through all this and come to the right decision. (More on this later.)

After the hearing the social worker said to the grandparents, "Your visitation is today at 2 PM. If you can't make it we can reschedule." She didn't like losing and the tone here was that of a loser.

Judge Catherine Schaffer had ruled that there be a visitation schedule put in place. There wasn't. The director of DSHS emailed me to say there would be monthly visits. After one visit...the visits..instead...stopped. The grandparents were told that since there were termination proceedings there would be no visits! (That is in keeping with their goal of moving the child to the foster adopt rather than permanently place with any biological placement.)

So...not able to keep her disdain out of her voice the social worker tells the grandparents of a previously unknown 2 PM visit. The grandparents are delighted with the upcoming visit and with the proceedings today. So am I. Hopefully, DSHS will no longer stand in the way. What an eye opener this case has been. It is worse than the public can imagine.

Congratulation to the mother's attorney, to the private investigator, to the grandparents and to the mother. Thank you Judge Kessler for following the law. We still have a few months to go. Lisa should have over-nights with the grandparents, with her mother...etc. This family should not have to have "supervised visits." (What a slam that is to good people.) The child should actually be placed with the grandparents. She should be out of the foster home where there is a vindictive woman with a restraining order who pawns a child off to days of daycare.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thankfully,today was a great day!However,this is just another start because you now have some sore losers on your hands.They will attack the mother ,grandparents and family now and try ever so hard to cut them down and be sure to "do it right next time"in termination.Personally.I still think the media and public need to be involved until the mother and child are safe from the "evil".All taxpayers need to know this can happen and is bound to happen if laws are not changed.

lilibit said...

This is great news !! It is also highly unusual that a case with CPS can be turned around withthe rights of Bios being served . could you share with us what part you may have played to bring this about?? Will you continue to fight for the rights of future parents that are caught up in this ?? Have you spoken with the senator from Georgia?? Let the Bios know we where all praying for them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pam for helping keep this case in the news. It has been a nightmare for my whole family. Little Lisa is my great granddaughter and when I got to see her on many occasions before this hell started she was a healthy happy child and not spending most of the day in daycare and in a bus being transfered from place to place. Thank you again and WAKE UP WASHINGTON you are blind to what is going on and how DSHS is spending your tax dollars and trying to destroy families and children to their advantage.

Love said...

Thank you so much for your hard work in this case! It is so unusual to see the courts turn around what theyve taken away from this family. Hopefully you can help another family in this same situation. After little lisas home, we need to go after these corrupt hmm hmm's! Good work you truly are a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see a Judge that can follow his heart, as well as the law. Good to know that there can be Justice in this cruel world. We will continue to keep this family in our prayers, and may this little child "Lisa" be returned home to her Mother, so they can heal, make-up for stolen time, and and continue the relationship of Mother and Daughter. Thank You Senator for updating such good news!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Congrats-I'm sure your hard work helped with the judge's decision. Keep up the good work, Pam.
-Claire and John

mgirl said...

I have been subjected to "supervised visits" with my children for nearly 2 years...and there was NO abuse or neglect, no alcohol or drugs...and DCFS has turned my family against me. My girls cry from wanting to be with me, and I cry for all of them. DCFS is a professional child-abusing agency who is held accountable to NOBODY! There are many families all over the country (and the world) who have been destroyed and torn apart by social workers. They can rip a child away from his family to "protect" him (from some unknown, unnamed alleged "danger"), and then take weeks-months-years to maybe slowly integrate him back with his parents. THAT is child abuse, plain and simple.