The state, however, last June presented the court with termination papers asking the judge to sign them BEFORE the hearing! The state has pressed for termination at every point. And, while the mother is not perfect, CPS continues to set her up for failure. CPS has always promoted a foster adoption (could have promised one) over the biological family.
I have always believed that the state was structuring a situation that would allow termination and adoption outside of the family. First take the child away from the family...then don't let them have visits. The CASA told the Stuths that a court had ordered them not to have any contact with their granddaughter. I asked for the order. There was none. It was then that they got monthly visits.
The point is that the state has always moved to alienate affections between the child and the grandparents or other relatives. They wanted the foster woman to be the only one with the "bond." Easy then to tell the judge that this child should not go back to the family. This is corruption. It is child trafficking.That is why they have done their best to vilify the Stuths in front of the court.
This all started with the CASA who came up from the state of California to do (for free???) what he did down there. He worked with a few other attorneys and a judge to "help" children. Talk about blogs...you should see what his former wife has to say about him and the issue of moving children. This, in itself, is a huge story, really. Given his background in CA I think this just got too hot for him. While he left little Lisa's case as month ago...he has a lot of questions to answer.
First would be: "Why didn't you tell the judges that there was an aunt and uncle in North Dakota that had passed a study and wanted their niece?" He yelled at the Stuth's telling them there was no way he would allow the child out of the state. Why? Well, he obviously wanted the child to bond with the foster woman. Why?