DSHS, a closed to the public agency, can say what it wants and give no explanations. No legislator, no member of the public, can sit in and review what they are doing. They do not want the public to hold them accountable. Isn't that true, Insider,? Let's just call this persoan, "insider."
I honestly believe this would be a terrible job (there is a very high attrition rate) but for the ones really making the decisions...there is a lot of money at the end of the day.
About two months ago I wrote about Lisa's black eye. This was something I reported to the police, myself. There was a cover up of what happened. Someone from CPS has sent this blog an anonymous message saying I am awful in what I have been communicating. (Instead of being told I am awful I would rather hear and see why you believe that is the case. Everything I say is in print in front of me or reported to me by two sources...standard reporting etiquette.)
About the foster mother:
What would she teach Lisa about "free speech" should she get her, (that all offending blogs should be shut down...that truth is relative?)
What kind of role model is she if she brings guys around with guns who need restraining orders...how is her judgement at 42?
How is it she dumps the child in back to back daycare and doesn't have the time to take her to the doctor (she sometimes has the social worker do it)?
Does the single woman have any support network but the state?
Who pays for the day care..the taxpayers..right? wouldn't it be cheaper for us all if Lisa were with one of the biological relatives if not her mom?
Who is the man who lists his address at the foster woman's house?
Who was the man that answered the door to the process server?
Who was the man listed in the phone book at the foster woman's residence? (Gee, David, if you don't answer the questions what am I to think? And, if you answer them only to the judge how do we know you have told the truth? Send me an answer...and let's put this aside.
Who are these male friends?
If DSHS has done nothing but have the foster woman fill out a simple form in order to have adoption proceed...certainly there has been no check on the other people who are clearly in her life.
What about the foster woman's family??? Well...no one knows.
There was just another multi-million dollar judgement against DSHS (see earlier PRR)for placing children in a house with "bad people." DSHS never ran checks. In this case they did not know about the restraining order and neither DSHS or one of the judges thinks this is a problem. I do. And, I think the public would be concerned. If the foster woman is fearful for herself and she has two children from the state...it is a bad situation. It is a situation that goes on, everyday for many women. But, why would the state opt to send a child into this kind of risk? And...David throws stones at me!
David thinks I have terribly maligned the foster woman. And, yet, I get no answers. And, David, I am asking because part of my responsibility is to hold government accountable. That is not your job, I understand that. But it is mine.
If this were DOT or DOE for example...I could hold a public meeting and they would attend. For example, DOT would try to explain to the people of Enumclaw why they should have a round-about in the middle of a highway. The truth was they just wanted to experiment on a highway and chose a sleepy little town to do their work. The public spoke and there is now no roundabout. But, there are no public meetings with DSHS, David. You take poor people to court and needlessly go after their children.
Why didn't DSHS honor the positive in-home studies of the grand parents and the aunt/uncle? Why didn't you go first to the state law that says you place with relatives first?
Why, did you place this young mother in a house with 13 people and one bathroom?
Why did you place her in a basement bedroom and have to share the one room with another mother and her two older children?
Why did you have the mother and daughter placed in a home with two old, turned over refrigerators in the front yard?
Why did you leave everyone bunched up and without supervision and so little food that relatives had to take in a bed and were compelled to take in food?
WHY IS IT YOU HAVE YOU ALLOWED LISA TO STARVE? SHE HAS ONLY GAINED 4 POUNDS IN THE 15 MONTHS THE STATE HAS HAD HER. SHE COME TO DAY CARE WITH FOOD LODGED IN HER NOSE...A BLACK EYE MORE THAN ONCE..SORES IN HER MOUTH. THAT IS NOT A LIE DAVID. READ THE DOCTOR'S REPORT.
Why was the original email about the black eye altered?
Why did you tell me in a recent phone call that cases like this one are never terminated and yet you keep pushing for it.
I have to think that was simply a lie...or that the taxpayers are paying millions and millions of dollars to bluff. And this is not a bluff. You want to take this little girl from a good family. AND, under your care she has diminished. Like so many others..and after a year has passed you want to tell the judge that is the mother's fault!!
What kind of credibility do you think CPS has, for heaven's sake?
Why do you not tell the judge that there is no place that will take the mother and Lisa for overnight visits? You don't allow the grandparents home...and there is no place that will take a mother without the child. THE FAMILY HAS LOOKED ALL OVER KING COUNTY TO SATISFY THE JUDGE'S ORDER AND TO ENJOY THE COMPANY OF LISA...BUT FACILITIES ARE GEARED FOR MOTHERS EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT THE CHILD. THERE IS NO PLACE THAT TAKES THE MOTHER IF THE CHILD IS ONLY THERE INFREQUENTLY...BUT, THEN, YOU KNOW THAT. DON'T YOU? YOU HAVE SET THE MOTHER UP TO FAIL IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE. YOU WILL SAY SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE OVERNIGHT VISITS...BUT THEN...WHILE SHE DESPERATELY WANT TO...YOU HAVE MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE. YOU WANT THE CHILD.
There was an email that I saw. It was from the day care supervisor at Childhaven to Lisa's mother. The piece I saw was the original.It was later changed at least twice. A judge should demand to see the original and question the worker over this! Instead a study is made and the whole thing is quickly covered up. But, how do you dismiss this:
In the email the supervisor said a day care worker had asked Lisa how she got hurt (referring to the black eye). Lisa responded by pulling up her Capri's, pointing to a scratch, and saying she did it on the slide. "No, " said the worker. "What happened to your eye?" (The email said Lisa had a significant black eye...no picture....no immediate reporting....)Lisa's response to the day care worker was covered with a black felt tip. Instead of making that response known to the mother...they covered it up. Literally.
The version of the same email was altered. (You know this as I presented it to CPS high-up, Cheryl Step-on-me.)
Someone took out the question and the blacked out answer and it then looked like the question was never asked.However...the person who doctored this email added a one sentence paragraph at the end of the email saying that parts of the email had been redacted for privacy reason. Really? OK...then we have an admission that someone doctored the email. Someone removed the direct question to Lisa about what happened to her eye.
Then, strangely, a third version of the same email surfaced. This one had little Lisa merrily coming into daycare that day and announcing, happily, "Oh, look...(all smiles) I fell and hurt my eye."
I have asked the DSHS Ombudsman (yes, "independent") to get a copy of the first email. She said she could not share it with me if she got it. And two weeks later said she was unable to get it.
Here is what we know about children, especially young children.
First: If they fall and get hurt....THEY SCREAM AND CRY REALLY LOUD. They are very self-centered at this age and cry first because of fear, then the actual pain, and then they cry until comforted. I raised five kids. I have ten grand-kids...I know this. So who the hell saw what happened to her? No one? This toddler is supposedly supervised every hour of every day. And no one heard a thing. I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
Second: You can change history through a child. The younger the better. Just alter the email and give the child a new memory. Tell her what happened to her...and that is what she will say. What she said the first time she was asked was what was important here...and that was conveniently removed.
Lisa's mother brought the black eye to the attention of Childhaven and demanded to know what had happened to her little girl. This was a Friday morning visit. (Please note that it was a Friday morning...so, if Lisa's mother had not been there this would have gone unreported and it would have healed by Monday...how convenient.) It was the first thing she had noticed in seeing her daughter. There was a hint that DSHS and CASA wanted to blame the mother. But that was kind of hard. Blackeyes are red before they turn black. So, they couldn't blame the mother with a straight face (actually, come to think of it...they really only have straight faces.)
Lisa had not been to Childhaven the previous day. (It was closed for some reason.)She had spent the whole day either at Kindercare (her other haunt) or...at home with her foster woman. This injury happened either at home, on the bus (yes, she was only 2 years-old and boarding a school bus...that, ALONE, is reason enough to take her from this situation!!!!!), or she was at Kindercare.
Note: DSHS tells me I am not the only one to report this. I reported it to the police. DSHS will not show me, again, the first email. We may never know whose name was taken out of Lisa's answer.