Dear Pam, All:
Tonight after taking care of my grandniece for 4 years, since she was a baby under the auspices of CPS and about to adopt her, the Adoption Assistance Team and CPS permanently removed her from my home. This little girl is in agony and so am I and there is not a thing I can do. I am the only mother she has ever known. They don't care about that, just their opinions which are based on deliberate falsehoods.
It was all around my ex-husband who committed a sex offense 25 years ago and I am still friends with him because he is the father to our three kids and grandfather to our two grandchildren. We are not married. We live separate lives, but because we are friends and he is around my family too, I "used bad judgment."
I had never left my grandniece alone with my ex-husband for HIS protection because he helped raise our own children with knowledge of the State. Nothing ever happened to them nor has DSHS found one thing wrong with my grandniece or my grandchildren.
Here is the worst part for me because it is all lies: They accused me of lying to them, when I did not. They said I did not tell them about my ex-husband but I am the one adopting this little girl, not him. I am not married to him nor do we live together.
They all say, DSHS, the CASA, all of them that my grand niece was well cared for and loved, a healthy well adjusted little girl who has never been abused. Yet still they say it will be impossible for me to adopt her. They have made up their mind. And so they took her and gave her away as to them all she is is their "property."
The name of the social workers are: Elizabeth Brandt and Sandy Greenup out of the Martin Luther King Children's Services and their supervisors are also going along with this.
I am in agony because I know it will permanently damage this little girl. Furthermore, they actually set my family up. They knew my ex-husband was coming to this meeting tonight and had insisted on a "no contact order" with my grand niece, which we were more than glad to honor and did honor. Then, without telling any of my family, they made sure my grand niece was there at this meeting when they, themselves, insisted on this no contact order ... I believe they were setting us up.
You can see it so clearly, that this DSHS "team" is sick. I have lots more to tell, but the truth is, even they say I did nothing wrong except they accused me of lying, which was a lie in itself. I have always been honest with them. Always.
I heard my grand niece screaming for me when I left. Screaming in agony for her Nana. What a terrible thing to do to an innocent little girl when I have done nothing wrong. Nothing.
THEY lie and it is fine.... but I tell the truth and I am a liar since I do not have any of their "credentials." Now I am in terrible grief and had to write. Senator Fairley's office, who knows the whole story advised me to post here because she said that Senator Roach was gathering these stories.
Thank you so much for having a place that let me speak about the corruption and sickness of CPS as well as the whole DSHS system because I needed a place to come and grieve. I wish there was help but I do not think there is for this little girl or me, the one who loves her more than anyone.
Cat in Seattle ~ keening in terrible grief.
Go back to Senator Fairley and ask her to stand up for you. Ask her to contact Susan Dreyfus directly. This is a non-partisan issue. The department lies without consequence and without apology. They really don't mind any of the hurt they cause. If Susan Dreyfus does not step up to make changes it will not happen for many years. This is a test of the governor. She either appointed Dreyfus to make our system work...or she was appointed to do a better job of defending the evil citadel.