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Return Michael Terpening to his Family

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!

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

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