Victoria's Law for Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services Reform

Victoria's Law for Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services Reform

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Michelle Urps started this petition to South Carolina State Senate and

In March of 2020 Victoria Rose Smith age 3 was placed in an adoptive home with her 2 biological brothers. It appears from the start of them being in this home they were abused severely.  On January 14 2021 emergency services were called to the adoptive home by the adoptive parents and Victoria was found unresponsive.  She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.  The coroner's report said that the cause of death was multiple blunt force traumas.  The brother's were removed from the home and placed into foster care and 5 days later the adoptive parents were arrested for homicide by child abuse and are currently being held without bond.  It is apparent that DSS and CPS did not do the due diligence needed to truly safe, healthy home.  Photos posted on social media appear to show the children always recovering from bruises on their head, neck and arms.  Most of them on Victoria.  We are calling upon the State of South Carolina to pass the bill to be name Victoria's Law which will call for reform of the current screening process to become not only an adoptive parent but as a foster parent as well.   We want there to be frequent non-scheduled home visits to the foster and adoptive parents and even after adoptions are finalized.  We want Guardian Ad Litem's and case workers to talk privately with children in these homes so that they have the chance to ask for help if they need it.  

By signing this petition for change you are saying fix DSS and CPS system so that our most venerable and innocent citizens don't go through what Victoria, her brothers and countless other's in the SC DSS and CPS are going through.  

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