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Cps taking civil rights

4 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Tim Knopp, Greg Walden, Kate Brown, Donald Trump, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley

PLEASE Help the fight to get Christopher and Hunter back to their parents!

Imagine having your newborn baby taken away from you because of a falsely reported phone call to Child Protective Services and what that would feel like. And now imagine that they will not give your child back to you, despite years of jumping through hoops to prove that you are a worthy parent, with no evidence to the contrary. As a mother of two children, I can’t imagine a more terrifying world to live in...and yet, I’ve seen it happen to someone else. I’m here to share that story with you. Before going into the story, it seems fair to briefly tell you about who I am. Besides being a mother of two wonderful grown children, I am a doctoral student with an M.S. NDR (negotiation and dispute resolution), a B.S. in social science/psychology and an associate degree in criminal justice. I have over 20 years of volunteering in non-profit organizations and currently, I work as a Professional Mediator and Life Coach (www.aktionnow.com) I only share this because it helps to know that my education level and field of study qualify me to make these assessments and hopefully brings credibility to the story. I have been volunteering my time with a family as their life coach/mentor. I met them in May 2016 when I was volunteering at the Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Protective Services (CPS) in Bend, Oregon. My position was to monitor parent visitations for families that had their children in the State of Oregon’s custody. I met Amy and Eric when I was the case worker required to observe them during home visits with their nearly 3-year-old son, Christopher, every Friday. Each visit was for three hours, which provided a lot of interaction for me to observe and document. I quickly discovered that this family had no problem at all taking care of their son. They showed loving attention, were attentive to his needs, and at this point had been fighting faithfully in court for almost three years to prove to CPS that they were capable and loving parents. For those of you doing the math, yes,  Christopher was removed from them when he was only days old. In my professional opinion, after multiple sessions observing Amy and Eric interact with their son for hours on end, I found no reason they should have had their child taken from them and placed in the State’s care. Any reasonably trained and educated CPS worker should have arrived at the same conclusion, as I documented in the session notes of every visit. The couple demonstrated competent parenting skills with Christopher, had no history of abuse or neglect, and expressed a deep desire to have Christopher returned to them to raise him along with the mother’s twin boys. I would also add that it was apparent from their body language and how they treated each other that the couple was in love, and while that is not a requirement to be a parent, it’s a big bonus for a child.  So why was a newborn baby taken away from his mother and father? As the caseworker assigned to the family, I learned their story… Seven days after losing her own mother, Amy Fabbrini (the mother in this story) gave birth to Christopher at home. She was unaware that she was pregnant. Amy suffers from kidney issues (which she says is a genetic thing passed down from her family), causing intense pain at times. She had associated the symptoms of pregnancy with the disorder. After helping with a surprise delivery of his new baby boy, Eric (the father), immediately called 911 and had mother and baby brought to the hospital. Both were in shock of this and were understandably probably affected by this traumatic event. Amy had been living with her parents and her two twin boys after a divorce with the father of the twins. After losing her mother to Alzheimer’s and the surprise addition of a new child, Amy told her father of this event; to hear him tell her that she may not bring the infant back to his home. She was forced to make the decision to move with her twin boys in with her newborn child’s father, Eric. What happens next is what I believe to be a traumatic panic, her grieving father, dealing with the recent death of his wife and now losing the companionship of Amy and the twin boys, called CPS and falsely reported neglect, after he had already known about a falsely reported call from Eric's roommate (after an argument that they had). It sounds confusing but this is the mess the couple was in days after the infant had arrived, without having a chance to settle in as a new family, get adjusted to the idea of a new baby, or get the house ready for such an event, they were dealing with negativity - rather than excitement of a precious little baby boy. Sadly, CPS took infant Christopher, and he has been in foster care ever since. At the time that they took the infant, they also took Amy's twin boys and gave them to her ex-husband who had not really been involved with the boys much. Amy lost all three of her boys within a week after her loss of her mother to Alzheimer's. She was not given grievance counseling or condolences to this day from CPS. Additionally, the parents have complied with all of CPS’s requests from the beginning. There was no abuse. There was no neglect. There was no alcohol or drug use. CPS has simply claimed that they are “retarded” (yes, that was actually the term used by a CPS worker) and that they do not have the intelligence to raise a child. When I questioned this supervisor assigned to the case, he replied with derogatory remarks about the father and mother. I asked why the couple had not been given their child back. His reply shocked me. He said, “Eric is retarded, fat and lazy - he doesn't even brush his teeth. There is no way that I am allowing them to have Christopher.” The way that this supervisor spoke about the parents was anything but professional. It was then that I realized that this couple had been up against a powerful agency that seemed to have little or no accountability. After I had spent almost three months observing this family and reporting weekly on my observations, we learned that none of the reports I had submitted to CPS were given to the court or the attorneys representing each parent. Eric continually asked his attorney to get copies of the reports that I had submitted. After no reports were produced by CPS, Eric’s attorney asked me if I would be willing to testify in court regarding my observations of the visits. I agreed. While on vacation in California, I testified telephonically in court on behalf of Eric and Amy to report my observations that were in the reports which could not be obtained from CPS by either attorney. I reported the interactions that I observed between Eric, Amy and their son, Christopher. I told the judge that I did not understand why CPS had not returned this now almost 3-year-old child back to his parents.  Just a few days after I testified in court, I was notified from CPS that they “no longer needed my volunteer help” because they “had recently hired someone for the position.” I was asked to come in and return my key to the building along with all equipment that CPS had given me to use while I was in an observational role. When I got back from my vacation, I met with the supervisor and turned everything in. During that meeting, I asked for clarification as to why I was being released [just days after my testimony] from a “volunteer position,” and why I was being treated so differently by him that afternoon. He only replied with “we have a new hire for your position,” and then said, “I will need to walk you to the door; you now have no clearance to walk freely.” As I walked to the door (which was approximately a football field away in distance), he walked behind me. The feeling from him was cold as if I did something criminal. His demeanor was completely opposite of how he used to conduct himself in my presence. Prior to the testimony, I gave in court, the supervisors would tell me how thankful they were to have me and my expertise. I decided to continue to work with the family as a life coach and mentor, volunteering my time to help them get their son back. Their case with Christopher is currently back in the county courts, after going to the appellate courts and the supreme courts of Oregon. CPS has moved toward adoption, permanently removing the child from them and terminating their rights as parents. Eric has a normal high school diploma and tested in the middle of his class. Amy also has a normal high school diploma. The two of them have newer vehicles, a three-bedroom, two-bath house and live in Redmond, Oregon. Recently, Amy gave birth to another healthy boy, named Hunter. Even though this new baby is viewed as a “new case,” CPS came into the hospital and took Hunter from his parents. They did not do any investigation to see if this child was at risk. They simply took him. When the worker arrived, he was not even prepared to take the newborn infant. He had to ask the hospital for diapers, wipes, blankets, an outfit, formula and did not once ask the nurses about the care of the infant with the parents. I had spent hours with the family in the hospital, and they kept hourly records of their child (e.g., when he nursed, when he wet the diaper when he had a bowel movement, etc.). They were very caring, attentive, happy, and in love with their new baby boy. The night before CPS came to take the child, they informed me that they were coming to take the infant. I offered my home to CPS for the child, and that I would provide 24/7 observation with the family in my home, and that I would work from home to give this mother a chance to bond while CPS did their “investigation.” They refused. The next morning, I emailed the case worker peer-reviewed journal articles explaining the neuroscience regarding the trauma that occurs to an infant when it is taken from his mother, and how the first several weeks are a very crucial time for nutrition (from breast milk), bonding and attachment development. He emailed me back with, “Can I call you?” However, he never called. He came that day at 2:00 pm and took the infant. In court the next Tuesday we pleaded to have the child returned to me as a caregiver so that Amy could nurse and bond with the infant. The judge agreed to have CPS perform a background on me and encouraged the infant to return to the mother with 24/7 monitoring until CPS was done with their investigation. To this day, they still have not performed a background check on me. I have sent probably 20 emails. We are now asking for an expedited court date and want to expose this case. It is criminal and inhumane what CPS is doing. If you have any ideas; (i.e. contacts for news stories, lawyers, or other organizations that you feel you can connect me to; I would be most appreciative. Please send all inquiries to sherrenehagenbach@gmail.com See updates on news coverage and up to date info and news investigations https://www.facebook.com/ReturnChrisandHunter/ Thank you so much for your support!!!

Sherrene Hagenbach
51,578 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Change.org

United as One We Stand for Equal Justice For Every Family

There seems to be more and more injustice of many different families, being torn apart from their kids through the corruption of CPS and court systems not upholding any constitutional civil rights that are being injustice towards many american families states wide. I can say from myself experience from my case CPS wrker, that has been bias and out to get all 3 of my kids for own justice finiacal gain.....im so frustrated and have had multiple hardships of not being able to live life in peace without being harassed by the houndings of false allegations or the falsey accusations of my character being a "No Good Mother" look from a bias opinion from case CPS wrker. Im seeking to bring all CORRUPTIONS OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, CPS CASE WRKERS AND UNITED STATES OFFICIALS TO JUSTICE TO BRING OUR KIDS BACK INTO THE ARMS OF THEIR FAMILIES THAT NEVER DESERVED WHAT THEY ALL WENT THROUGH IN THE MOST TERRIFYING GRIP OF BEING TAKEN AWAY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DEVISTATED OF SELF ESTEEM AND GROWTH, AND PAIN OF DESPERATION OF WANTING TO GO BACK TO THIER FAMILIES WHILE CORRUPTION ONLY SOUGHT THEIR PERSONAL GAIN OF FOUL FINANCIAL GAINS. HELP eachother stand together as 1 standing strong to stop this injustice corruption and all those taking american children outta their comfort of their homes to someones personal financial gains that never cared or considered any means of safety for the kids and families they ripped apart. Please sign and help me fight against corruption case wrkers and the injustice from our court system from them doing this. No More 

Amie Davidson
52 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Terry Withrow, Kathy Harwell, Jan Viss

Get CPS workers to adhere to Family Preference placement.

 
  Please Help get our boys back home with family: Complaint regarding CPS/social worker. Today I want to share briefly the predicament and pain that our family has endured since the day CPS took our nephews from family. Since the day my brother In-law announced in 2013 that our nephew would be on his way my wife and I were ecstatic that we would have our first nephew to spoil. Him being the first Grandchild, first nephew and only baby in our family at the time, he brought so much joy and happiness to our days. Two years later would come his baby brother who we adore, all the while CPS has taken them due to false accusations we are at not able to watch him play and grow as we wish to. The seperation will be detrimental to the boys if permanently taken from family. 
 
  Please sign petition: Complaint regarding CPS/social worker My name is Teddy and I am writing you on behalf of myself and my wife Nicole. Please sign petition to stop this process.
  
I am reaching out to you as we have reached out to just about everybody that we can find that will hear us out.  We have had little success.
This is regarding our nephews in Stanislaus county. They were taken away from the parents in May 2016.  Since that day myself and Nicole have been trying to get placement of the boys, as it was our understanding that family placement is preferred.  We took the RFA classes required, took the CPR classes and passed the home inspection.  As it was explained to us an exemption was needed.  At that point Social worker #1 was the one working on the case and she handed it over to Social worker #2.  Then, initially, social worker #1 explained that with their exemption that her supervisor would work with us. During this time I have had a few phone conversations with Social worker #2 and asked her about the exemptions and she told me point blank that even if we got the exemption that she would not recommend that we get placement of the boys.  She's even told other family members that are willing and want to take in our nephews that they would also be wasting their time going through the RFA process as she would not recommend that they get placement of the boys.  Skip back to November 29th when Social worker #2 finally informed my wife Nicole verbally that the exemption was denied, granted we have been doing everything they have asked of us for  five months now (I have all of the documents and email correspondence sent in emails to both Social workers #1 and #2).  So now were at February 3rd and we have still not received the exemption denial letter that Social worker #2 told my wife we would be getting very soon.  I emailed her and she replied in December saying that she was confident it would be sent out the next week, still nothing a month later, I have emailed her again as well as her supervisor and manager and still no response.  Do we not have a right to appeal the denial?  This sure does seem like a long stall tactic to make sure that we cannot get placement of our nephews.  We love our family, and while we understand why the children were taken from the parents we feel that we are also being discriminated against unfairly because she is the father's sister.  We helped raise our nephew the first year since he was born and all because it was "suggested" (from others who chose to not be involved with the boys to begin with) is all the social worker could tell me. We are perfectly capable of taking care of our nephews, we have our own 2 year old that is being raised and spoiled just fine.  Why are we not being given a chance here?  Social worker #2 has fast tracked the boys now for adoption and has moved to have parental rights terminated.  Social worker #2 is fast tracking the boys to be adopted out with complete disregard of RFA family first preference. Social worker #2 is being completely biased towards the father's side of the family, when the Father and paternal family were the sole caregivers to both children. Federal laws are not being as followed 42 USC §671(a)(15)(A), 42 USC §671(a)(29) Social worker #2 has promised the foster family that the boys will be ready for adoption soon.  We do not have much time left... Please sign our petition to stop this process and help us get our boys back home with family. All and any would be greatly appreciated.
 Thank you so much for your time‪. ‬
 
 

Teddy C
378 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Ellensburg superior court judges, Dshs ellensburg wa., Pam anderson cps supervisor

Cps victims and families

? I am going thru a case that just started on Dec.7th..2016.. My fiancé and I have a court date the 3rd one. . Cps stated we neglected and or abused our children.. He had 4and I had 2 . his are 15..13 yr old twins. And 11.. Mine are 3 and 4 yrs old.. My 1st visit my son had a dark green bruise above his eye. And my daughter one across her cheekbone. I asked what happened and my daughter replied oh brother fell . and when I asked her what had happened she looked straight to the floor and said i don't remember... I took pictures ... And reported it to my case worker. She made excuses saying well children get hurt sometimes... And I replied yes. But my daughter her brother and I are all domestic violence victims. We came to Washington to finally get away from there father and his family. Where we were never allowed to go outside. Or they watched as I was choked or beat. And if I tried to leave with my babies him or his family always found me...after living 5 years with majority of it was protecting my children by taking the beatings. To travel over 2100 miles on a Grey hound with a 2 and a 3 year old. What did I do that for my sanity or my health.... No i did it for my babies. And now after Cps hunted me down at the urging of my ex and his family. They left well enough alone. Now my babies are gone. Because of what I tried to protect my babies from.... Now my little 4 year old daughter starts crying because she dropped something. My son is no longer potty trained even during day hours. He smells like poo. And ya know what not even 5 years ago they took my oldest sisters children . after she turned in her own husband for doing horrible things... Ya know to go thru all that just for the well being of my children to have them taken. Well seriously I feel like im on a anthill. Watching my children being taken of poorly . its been almost 2 years since we left and my kids were doing so much better. Now my caseworker says my 4 year old has to be under 24 hour supervision..... And they stated to us that we had to get rid of the 4 kittens. Fix a sink. That still ran water mind you.. And fix the doorknob.. Stating there was mold everywhere etc. I don't really give a flyin f means the way I hurt. I feel my babies pain.... This is a fight I would like to bring into the mainstream media and the public's eye... Yes domestic violence survivors deserve rights. Yes our children deserve living caring lives. Yes the American people deserve little help. Not have there children taken. My children .Cps is trying to send back to the same man who never should have been a cause for worry or night tares again. Now they don't know what to expect. WE NEED HELP. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE A DAMN STAND. IM NOT TALKING COLOR CREED OR RELIGION. IM SAYING ITS TIME TO BE THE GENERATION THAT STANDS UP AND SAYS NO. My niece is currently awaiting court for the pain and suffering Cps caused her as a child..by returning her to an abusive father...please lets help take a stand together and say enough!!! I have come to far to long to give up.and we need to get media and I don't know about the rest of you decide as Americans to sit idle and let someone take your children while you sit there and take it with a fake smile.. Seriously...I am an American I have a damn backbone. Does anyone else? Lets make America the land of the free and the home of the brave..join me. Enough voices in peaceful protest gets eyes and ears.

Chrystal Wiederholt
17 supporters