Many of you are new so I will recap in brief form. Lilly (3) was taken from maternal grandparents who raised her from birth. CPS lied to get her. They told the birth mother that Lilly would be adopted by her parents if she terminated her rights. She terminated and then went on to be very successful in rehab. So successful that a CPS high-mucky-muck suggested to me that she should be the object of a newspaper article. (We didn't fall for that one!) CPS then lied in the grandparent's home study. I complained. After many weeks CPS amended just a couple of the lies...notably one that had said the grandmother was a thief and had stolen a computer from Swedish Hospital.The computer had actually been given to the grandparents by the department because they were foster providers. The study was still so flawed that CPS did another one but not until after the child was first in a foster-adopt home and then shuffled to the paternal great-grandparents who decided they wanted to keep her.
Even though the child was taken through lies...I was told she would never be able to go back to the mother or maternal grandparents. And CPS has managed to cause havoc in the inter-grandparent relationships! Nice going CPS! I wrote about what I was told...that the child would stay with the older, rich, politically connected great-grandparents. I tried to reason with CPS. That was impossible under Randy Hart. He would rather not admit any mistakes. And, then they also make the value judgement that the child is better off being rich with old "parents" than without wealth and with 45 year-old grandparent, parents." The fact of the lies doesn't bother them at all. Here is the comment I just received from the birth mother who was tricked into terminating:
I do have to say when my family read this blog it killed us. I WANT DSHS TO KNOW
THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY THINK I AM A WORTHLESS DRUG ADDICT THEY ARE WRONG. I HAVE
NEVER EVER WORKED THIS HARD IN MY WHOLE LIFE TO CLEAR THE WRECKAGE I HAVE
CAUSED. AND MY FAMILY AND I WILL NEVER NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON LILLY AND WE ARE
FIGHTING TO GET HER BACK. They all seem to think I will give up
when I graduate the program I am in. I have been clean for 2 years. If I can do
that I can do anything I put my mind to, so SC DSHS and AG ...I am going to fight for my daughter. You have taken Lilly for no reason. My parents are saints u had no right to take her. OUR FAMILY WILL NEVER STOP.
Thank you for continuing to follow this. I thank God everyday for you.
Note: I have heard nothing about the employee who lied to get the child into the foster adopt home....DSHS should make good on the promises they make. I realize that a judge can not be bound by what CPS thinks...although for all intents they are... But lying to take a child should be a crime. It should be punishable. Somehow CPS can lie before a judge and get away with it. What will the new director of Children's do?
This case is not finished and hopefully, the new CPS secretary will want justice to prevail even if the admissions are harmful to the department. Forget the backsides and let's get wrongs corrected.
By the way...if people lie in court they are prosecuted for perjury. Maybe the AG and DSHS and The Judges Association might want to investigate this big hole.