WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN CPS WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU? I HAVE TRIED EVERY THING..

KATRINA - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WITH CPS TO GET MY KIDS BACK BECAUSE OF MY EX GETTING THEM TAKIN AND ALL KINDS OF MESS NOT TO DO WITH ME BUT CANT GET THEM BACK CPS WONT LISTEN ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAL WHAT TO DO TO GET CPS TO DO TO LISTEN THIER CASE LOADS ARE SO HIGH THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT THEY DONT NEED TO MESS WITH THEY JUST GO TO FAST AND WONT SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE CASES....

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Stephanie - posted on 08/10/2009

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I am a foster parent and adoptive mom working for cps for 10 years now. When the worker will not work with you by telling you what you need to do then you go to her supervisor if that does not work then her boss. The first thing is you being the mother they have to have a plan for you to get the kids back and what you need to do that. Make sure that you are ay all visits and court appt and fst meetings. Do go to the court house and ask for an attorney to be appointed to you and stay on that attorney for they are paid to just be there. If none of this works the next step is to in email because it is faster if you have done all this and you are not getting the plan from the worker and getting the court times to be there to represent yourself then write out the complete situation to your cities representative and ask for help they will help. The state by law is to try every means to put the children back with the parents inside of 18 months but can ask for continuence for special circumstanses. The judge does not order things just on cps but the attorneys for the children as well. You can also find out who this is and contact them to get the information on what they need from you. My email is kennemorezoo@yahoo.com my name is stephanie and I believe in kids being with their parents if it is at all possible.

Anne - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hi Katrina, as I have no experience with what you are going through to be of any help, I will not give you bad advice. BUT I do know that Prayer changes things, and I want you to know I will be Praying for you. If you want to vent somewhere you do not need to worry about being judged (I am not suggesting that the moms on Christian Moms will do that.) just go to my page and send me a private message. Try not to worry, because worry really does not only get nothing done, but it also hinders what THe Holy Spirit, Jesus and God are doing in your life.

Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Tara - posted on 09/30/2014

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this is an old post but I would like to suggest to anyone who reads this, when dealing with CPS situations it is always wise to record every interaction possible with CPS and your children. Do not rely on CPS to record anything. You need your own copy and recordings of interviews, supervised visits, etc. this will protect you in court proceedings and provide you with proof of any event. CPS has a reputation for twisting the truth, making up outright lies, and taking the word of unreliable sources, and using hearsay in court. If you have video or audio evidence to prove you are the truthful party, they can't very well go against it. It is your legal right to record. you can tell them I am recording you now, and they can't legally stop you. Usually once or twice of this, and they will drop the case anyway because they can see you aren't easily subdued.

Cousins An - posted on 08/16/2014

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My daughter is in rehab. My grand daughter was 5 days old. My cousin has temp custody of my grand daughter. She smokes pot, addicted to narcos, and takes Xanax. Cps is best friends with her. They finally did a drug test on her. She passed! WTH! Obviously it was synthetic pee! I hate her with a passion! I want to beat her ass! The narcos are prescribed so what I want to know is did the narcos come up in her drug test? Cps won't talk to me....... Because they are believing every word out of cousins mouth.

Rose - posted on 04/05/2011

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get a relative to get custody of your kids, someone you trust my mom had to let my Grandma and Grandpa get custody of me and my sister and my grandma died in 05 and the whole time i was supposed to be in her custody i was living with my parents and when i turned 16 or 17 my grandpa told us that me and my sister could live where ever we wanted if it was with our dad, our mom , or him he didnt care what we chose as long as we told him our choice and then my dad came to where me and my mom moved to and we took him back (he was a drunk for a long time but God sobbered him up and gave him a fresh start) my sister was living with my grandpa before then and my dad brought her with him because my mom asked him to bring her to us because my mom got tumors in her head in she wanted us all with her before she died this last year.
but anyways my point is that if you have a relative or a good close friend get custody over them you are likely to see them and sooner or later you wont care if it a good relative or close friend that has custody because you will more than like still be able to see them and be near them alot more than you are now.. good luck

Carla - posted on 04/02/2011

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Father, Katrina needs a miracle! We stand together with her and ask that You undertake for her in the Name of Jesus. Bring her children home and give her peace and the children the security of being in their own home and with their own mother. You have always come to the rescue of mothers in need, and we are asking now that You again come to the rescue! We will praise and thank You for this vocally. Amen

Darling, I pray the answer comes swiftly, and so miraculously that ALL will know that it was our Father's intervention that did it.

God bless

KATRINA - posted on 03/31/2011

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thank everyone for the help I did not see this untill now how sad is that? Still dont have my kids and it is a long drawn out thing .. but the man that hit his child my ex he has his kids back... This world is so messed up and kids are suffering from it!! All I can do is make sure my kids know I love them (and they do) God will take care of the rest!

LaDonna - posted on 08/05/2009

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I wanted to say that all the moms who posted here have some good advice. We are going to get a lawyer in the hopes to get the accusations resolved and proven untrue.

LaDonna - posted on 08/05/2009

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I wish I had answer for you. We've been dealing with CPS as well and they won't even call to formally interview us like they are suppose to. I will keep you in my prayers though.

Deborah - posted on 08/01/2009

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Get a lawyer that specializes in family law right away. Tell your lawyer the whole truth about everything. Your lawyer will take it from there and advise you on what is best. You may think you cannot afford a lawyer, but you really cannot afford not to have one if you are not getting it resolved on your own. If you have to, borrow from your family etc.

Shannon - posted on 07/31/2009

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Definitely get a lawyer. Are they bringing charges up against you? If there are no charges, then they are saying that you didn't do anything wrong. Call them every day. Ask them every question you can think of about why they feel you should not have custody of your children. If they won't talk to you on the phone, go to their offices every day until they talk to you. You have the right to face your accuser! What are they accusing you specifically of doing? If something happened in your home with your ex and your kids and you could have done something to stop it, then they might actually have a good case against you. For any good advice, you would have to be specific about the circumstances.

Laura - posted on 07/28/2009

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I have a friend that went through the same thing. She got a lawyer and took them to court. She won. I don't remember exactly what happened, but I do remember that they got in trouble because they didn't have their stuff together to prove anything.

Bonnie - posted on 07/27/2009

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Have you fulfilled all of their recommendations like Parent's Anonymouse classes, New place to live, or whatever else they have suggested for you to do? You may need to get a lawyer to petition the court to return custody to you. You are right they do have high case loads and sometimes you get a case worker who is just too overworked to care anymore or who has the wrong impression of you from the start and doesn't feel you deserve to get them back. Whatever the case it's up to a judge to give them back to you, not CPS. If you can't afford a lawyer check with legal aid and see if you are eligible to get one for free or find one that will accept payments. Also check with your local family court's clerk and ask them what you have to do to get a hearing on the docket. Hope this helps you out. You didn't say if they are in foster care or your ex has them. If he has them then it's a custody issue and you may have to take him to court for custody.

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