• Petitioned Bob Genetski

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Bob Genetski
Michigan Attorney General
State of Michigan - Attorney General
Lisa Posthumus Lyons
Lesia Liss
Vicki Barnett
Judiciary Committee
Kurt Damrow
Barry County Prosceutor
Thomas Evans
Assistant Majority Whip
Holly Hughes
Speaker Pro-Tempore
John Walsh
Head of Appropriations - Human Services
Dave Agema
Joe Haveman
Mike Callton
Ken Yonker
Peter McGregor
Bob Constan
Speaker of the House
Jase Bolger
Jim Ananich
Michigan DHS
Maura Corrigan
Rep. Justin Amash

Return Michael Terpening to his Family

    1. Petition by

      Susan Gillihan

      Hastings, MI

On May 16, 2011 Michael A. Terpening was visited by CPS workers with a false accusation and ordered to leave his home and 8 children (the false allegation had NOTHING to do with his children). Because he knew the allegation was false and hoping to help with the investigation, he did not argue and readily complied. Believing that the State CPS worker was working in the best interests of all involved, he felt that he would only be gone a day or two at the most. After being presented with numerous documentations of proof that nothing happened, the CPS workers continue to keep Michael from his family. Because his wife is being supportive of her husband, she is now being investigated for the alleged crime of neglect. For each child that is removed from a home CPS receives between $3,000 and $5,000 per month per child. This family alone can bring CPS $288,000 - $480,000 per year (approx), via Title 4-D funding and TANF. It’s time to get Michael A. Terpening home with his family! It’s time that we stop allowing the CPS workers the carte blanche that allow them to keep families separated, causing more harm than good. Our Children are not commodities to be bought and sold by the State!

Recent signatures


    1. For those who are about to sign

      Susan Gillihan
      Petition Organizer

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    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Now that we've reached 500 Let's get it to 1000!

      Susan Gillihan
      Petition Organizer

      We are at 69% of our goal, let's get it to 100% and then some! You guys are doing GREAT getting the word out! We'll keep you updated as to Michael's progress! Each court date is one day closer to him getting home!

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Whoo-hoo We have hit over 100 signatures now

      Susan Gillihan
      Petition Organizer

      We are doing great, have reached over 100 signatures and rising!! Please feel free to share with everyone that you know! Attached is a link of a YouTube Video of this family.

      Thank you so much! Let's keep this moving!

    6. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa M SA, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I am so sorry this is happening to you! please help me and sign my petition as well. http://www.change.org/petitions/texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services-dfps-dismiss-investigator-amanda-brothers-2

    • Edward Hammond BATTLE CREEK, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Mike is a great friend and I know he deserves to be with his family. They need him he needs them.

    • Connie Davidson BATTLE CREEK, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Children belong to there parents if they are not mistreating them. I have my granddaughter because her Mother was.

      • about 2 years ago

      I believe in Mike and his family. I do not believe the accusations and do not believe he should be away from his wife and children. I have known this family for several years professional and as a friend. Its time we get him home where he belongs.

    • Tarrie Duke WATERFORD, MI
      • about 2 years ago



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