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Cps taking civil rights

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Petition to Change.org, Patty Murray

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  Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and healthcare systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, we hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy. Children’s Rights has made a lasting impact, protecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and we are poised to help millions more. They are depending on us…and you

Amie Davidson
101 supporters
Update posted 3 months 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
52,776 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Donna Doore, Maine Governor, Paul LePage, Chellie Pingree, Bruce Poliquin, Geoffrey Gratwick, Joyce Maker, Anne-Marie Mastraccio, Aaron Frey, Victoria Kornfield, Ellie Espling, Gay Grant, Abden Simmons, Stephen Stanley, Kent Ackley, Frances Head, Christopher Johnson, David Miramant, Wayne Mitchell, Amy Volk, Justin Alfond, Paul Davis, Garrett Mason, Susan Collins, Angus King, Timothy Theriault, Lawrence Lockman

Fix Maine CPS Fraud and get my Child/Children home

On August 17, 2017 we gave birth to a baby boy. The hospital claimed he was suffering from NAS symptoms of unknown origin and made a report to DHHS. ALL of my drug testing as well as my sons was always clean and the only thing they said he could have been suffering from was my Ambien, Tizanidine, or Propranolol, all prescribed by maternal fetal medicine in portland. They came in and set a meeting before I would be allowed to remove our son from the hospital. I was told if we did not make and agree to a safety plan they would remove our child because we had a TPR within the past year. We actually had voluntarily relinquished our rights 13 months prior because we had poor counsel, fought the wrong fight and just wanted our 2 children to at minimum have each other and the resource parents were willing to adopt both children together. Without a single documented case of domestic violence they had accused my husband of domestic violence and at the time I had just been in the CCU of the hospital. I ended up overly medicated for mental health issues that have now been ruled out by my code evaluation. But their safety plan was that I move in with my aunt for NON eyes on supervision with my son. I just could not leave alone. My husband could be there all day but could not spend the night. I guess he turned into a werewolf or something. When we asked if he could stay in a camper on the property we were told no, because if he did he would become a resident and would be harder to kick out. We asked if we could go camping in New Hampshire as a family. We were told we could, however my husband could only stay till bedtime, then he must go home and come back in the morning. Eventually our safety plan turned south. There was drinking, which we did not want near our son. There was marijuana smoking both outside and in a back room by someone who had somehow conned their way into moving in. It also turns out that the male was not to be around children and the female had an open DHHS case. Then things got real bad. A cousin came to visit talking about smashing heads, ignorant fucks and beating men bigger than my husband. Her and the female who had conned her way into moving in began to yell at me. My husband asked them not to yell because our son was there, but they were following me yelling even louder. We had been calling my lawyer for 3 days with no call back. And my lawyer had prior told me he did not think that the state would be granted an order of removal if I left and was supervised by my friend. He had told me that what I was doing was all voluntary. So at this point I felt I had no choice but to remove my son from the situation. So, I removed my son from drugs, alcohol, violence and a man who wasn't allowed around children. I called my lawyer as soon as I left, but he was in court so I had to leave a message. The state called me and asked where I was. I stated I would not answer till I sought legal counsel, which is my legal right. They now use this against me. I refused to tell them where I was. So in there eyes, I ran. Even though I brought my son back. They don't find my reasoning for leaving credible. So we had a meeting and try to convince the state that with a set of ground rules our plan won't fail. We just needed the state to set the rules with my aunt that no one was to be at her house. We knew the rules of the safety plan but it was still somehow unclear and they hadn't been checking up on us at the home. But they chose instead to remove our son from our custody. September 29,2017. Eventually we sign a jeopardy order. "Older children reported alleged domestic violence. Parents must be engaged in counseling to address this. Both parents have a history of mental health issues which must be treated and managed. Parents agree to take all prescribed medications as prescribed" We have been in counseling since before our son was removed, not on any medications and willing to do anything it takes. The prior jeopardy they speak of is a default judgement because at my request on poor advice, I told my husband if he was involved I would not get our children home. The state was telling me I was getting our children home and that I was doing great. All the while telling my in laws I was not going to get them back and I was on drugs. Truth be told I was over medicated on mental health medicine, which is a big difference. I am now not on any medication because I see it as just a bandaid. Instead I spent 3 years working on myself and how to deal with my own issues. A big portion of which was my toxic family, the ones who were responsible for the report when I was in the CCU that got my other children removed. The state is not happy I have distance myself from my controlling and alcoholic toxic family because they saw them as a big support. But I threw up for a year till I cut them out of my life. About 6 weeks ago we asked the state what more we needed to do. They said they did not know because the code was not back yet. This was in our family team meeting in front of our lawyers. More recently, last friday in a family team meeting we asked the state what more we needed to do. They stated they did not know because the code did not give any suggestions. They stated maybe we could get the evaluator to rewrite it with some suggestions or maybe we could get my husband to have a complete neuropsych. On Monday the Guardian Ad Litem came out to visit our home, Finally after 6 months. We asked her, what more do we need to do to satisfy you. Again, "I don't know, the code did not answer any questions. Maybe we can get you recoded". We have been getting all positive visit reports. Our home has passed with no issues. My husband has gotten compliments on how he seems less defensive and less aggressive towards them and how it is easier to be in a room with him. We admit that his attitude can be a bit offputting and causes him to be misunderstood. But in his defense, he sees them as the enemy because they stole our child/children and we see all these people who have their children but take them for granted and do so much wrong. He did an at home domestic violence certification. We dispute the findings but our child is important enough to jump through their hoops. So we go to court Friday April 5 and we file an injunction and tell them they must show their jeopardy. They try to say that there are services we need to do that are not being done. Yet, just a couple days ago when we asked what more we could do they told us they did not know. We were told in a family team meeting we could have our son instead of daycare if we could find a supervisor. But we cut out all of our negative friends. Which has somehow gotten my super social husband labeled as antisocial. Yet, he knows more of the neighbors than me and always has. The state does not know how to install a car seat. Not the resource parents, not the visit supervisors. We have given more than one persons information to be approved to supervise and they haven't called them back. One being my father, the maternal grandfather which the state literally said "I guess I dropped the ball on that one" when I asked if she got him approved considering he gave his info in early september. Our son is now 7.5 months old. He still lights up when he sees us. He still drinks my breast milk and nurses off my breast. And we only see him for 4 hours per week. He is still content to sit with me even with the resource parents in the room. He still finds comfort in my arms. He still sits with his daddy and sleeps in his arms. He still smiles at both of us. At 4.5 months old he cried when I had to give him back to the resource parents. Your not going to tell me that this trauma is better for him. We are willing to do anything to get our son home. We just want him home. We will even continue to do the work with him home. But he is an infant and we are missing out. 6 weeks ago we were granted monitored visits to work though the steps of getting him home. Which is monitored, unsupervised, overnights, weekends and then a trial placement. The monitored still has not began. The in home has not began and the home visit only happened Tuesday. It is now Saturday. My husband is a great man. He pulls people from cars in accidents, runs into burning buildings in the past, pushed a crossing guard out of the way of a car and was injured. He rubs my feet and my back nightly. He helps me with the dishes. Gives me full control of the money. Does not have a password on his phone and I have his facebook password. He surprises me with soda or juice randomly. We don't believe in yelling and talk out our issues. If we had $5 to our name he would buy me a juice before he would do for himself. He is a smoker and he would go a week without cigarettes but buy me a slice of pizza. When we could only afford 1 cell phone it is me who got the phone. Right now I have a galaxy S6 and he has a galaxy s4. Both our phones have been having issues but he wants to buy me a new phone and take my old one. Whenever we get a new vehicle, I get it. If I am thirsty and there is only one beverage left, it's mine. He does all the shoveling and takes out the trash. He's not perfect, but it's pretty close. We have been together for 15 years. We just didn't fight the last case right because I had been so sick. I was so overmedicated. Our other children love us so much, have such a strong bond with us that the adoptive parents won't let them speak to us or anyone speak about us because it is too hard for them. 3 years later and they still want to come home. I ended up in the CCU and almost died right after my great grandfather had just passed away. My daughter had also just been diagnosed with turner syndrome and I was trying to get her help for the voices in her head that she had been dealing with, that I know of, since 4 years old. There was a lot going on and the state just walked into the school and stole my kids. They claimed my husband was domestically violent (no police reports) and I refused to leave him. You know what, they never asked. Right or wrong. He would have left. As a matter of fact, he left an hour after they stole my kids so I could get them home. They also claimed I APPEARED under the influence on many occasions. The truth was I was suffering from a pulmonary embolism and adrenal crisis. They claimed I was wondering the halls after school. Truth be told, I was being a good mom. I was talking to the teachers about my son who was telling the teacher no, not eating and running around the class. I was talking to my daughters teacher because she was just diagnosed with turner syndrome and lost her Papa and was having a lot of troubles. I was also looking into daycare so the kids didn't miss so much school. But that's wandering. I was being a pain, trying to get the school to give my children more services on their IEP. So now here I am, fighting again. Only this time the right way. And I am still losing. I am doing everything and more. And I would be willing to do even more. Everyone that knows my husband knows he is not domestically violent. He's the one they call when their spouse is. Because my husband has the view that your wife is your queen. Your flower. You have to water her so she can bloom.We need help. The state isn't doing their job. Every single thing in this case is positive, yet in court they play like it isn't. But out of court it's all compliments. Give us our son. We will keep doing what you want. Just don't make us lose another day with our son. We proved no drugs through our clean drug tests. Which they didn't even start till my son was 2 months old. We went in to court and our lawyers asked the state what my son was withdrawing from. They said they didn't know. Our lawyers asked, what could it have been. They said they did not know because they were not medical professionals. So our lawyers said, so your drug testing them then. They said no. So it was pointed out that I was breastfeeding and providing breastmilk for my still 100% breast milk fed son. They looked aggravated and sighed. It is since taken off the court documents. My son has also had a 100% normal EEG while breastfeeding because he was having seizures which the neurologist diagnosed as GAS.. This case is a mess and we just want our son home.

C Benson
81 supporters