A READER WRITES:
Thank you for trying to help get some light on CPS. They have destroyed my faith in our system completely... My step grandson is in CPS custody and has been since May 2, 2008. We go to court again May 5th but I don't see much hope. His mother has done everything they have asked her to do and they are still saying it could be another six months. Her little boy is 3 years old and wants to come home so bad but what can we do? CPS has no checks and balances. No one checks up on them. They can write anything in their reports, say anything, and swear under oath its true and unbiased. They lie so much and all for the "good of the child." I don't even think they know what is good for a child. They come up with the stupidest things to comment on...they are more worried about candy than the psychological damage they are causing the child. Our baby needs to come home before he is mentally damaged by CPS. How do we get him home without just having him kidnapped? I'm so afraid for him. The more I research this subject the more freaked out I get.
(Note: Your step grandchild is already damaged by this. No child can be ripped from parents without damage. The question is: "Would it have been worse for the child to leave him in the home?" And, "Was there another relative qualified (and not falsely vilified) for placement?" Was he in a dangerous situation?
If he was is a difficult situation... there certainly is more psychological damage that comes from wrenching a child from parents than trying to correct a situation such as paying a heating bill or removing the druggie parent. And, biological placement outside the home is the law...not something to be lied about so the department can avoid it. It is easier on the child than placement with strangers.)
Please know that I do have faith in many social workers. I have none in the system or the administrators and elected officials who allow and condone the illegal distribution of other people's children. We are witnessing another form of socialism. The government is just redistributing another kind of wealth. Let's put more effort into helping the kids that need it and protecting them from truly evil parents. They do exist.)