"I am writing for one of the first times ever. I am Lilly's mother or "terminated mother" as the AG calls me. This day in court brought a smile to our family's face for the first time in many, many long months. Yes I am appealing my rights. I was lied to in court and promised my child, Lilly, would go to my parents, who had raised her from birth. Lilly is their world as much as she is mine. We love her. Pam thank you so much for following this. IT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED. THEY ARE TEARING APART FAMILIES." (Lilly's Mom)
STATUS: Standing has been granted by the court to Lilly's maternal grandparents and also to the deceased father's grandparents (Lilly's great-grandparents) who stepped in to regain family placement after the maternal grandparents lost the child because of a bunch of lies in a home study. (The home study called them thieves who lived in a home without heating.) The child was removed from the grandparents because of this study.
DSHS tells young mothers when they are asked. "Yes, you terminate your rights and your mom can adopt her! You can have the chance to get an education and you know your child will be better with the parents who raised you. This way everyone is happy...and you will be able to even see your child grow and develop." ETC.
DSHS and the Attorney General have no intention of giving the child back to the mother even though they used false pretenses to get her into the system and lined up for adoption. There are a lot of problems in this case. But, we need to go back to the first problem and get it corrected. Since the state lied to the mother to get the child...the mother should have the child returned to her!