cps

April - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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ok so the guy i was with (my daughters father) has another child. his other child is 3 yrs old. him and the mother have both had cps against them. just because i was living with him and my daughter was living with him also and cps took his oldest they took my daughter too. i never got any charges against me or anything but yet they have had my daughter in foster care for over a month now. i have never struck my daughter or caused her harm or pain in any way what so ever. for being 21 i think i am actually a good mother. they never found anything on my daughter and im no longer with her father wouldn't you think they would give her back to me?
can anyone help me with this at all?

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Natasha - posted on 11/27/2009

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Error on the side of caution is why cps took your daughter away. It is up to you to prove you are a fit mother. Although you may have never done anything to your child, you were with a man that has social service down his back. Take parenting classes and do whatever you need to do to get your daughter back. You said that you "think" you are a good mother. Take this time to get yourself together and "KNOW" that you are a good mother. Good Luck and God Bless

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LONIE - posted on 08/26/2012

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sacramento ca cps and sheriffs are lie lie lie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN IF U CAN

LONIE - posted on 08/26/2012

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I HAVE ONE BABY GIRL THATS 1YEAR AND IM A GOOD MOM !!!!! I LOVE MY BABY !!!! HER DAD CAME OVER TO MY HOME A WAS VISITING HER AND HE WENT OUTSIDE TO HIS CAR AND THE SACRMENTO CA SHERIFFS WALK UP AND ARESSTED HIM AND ASK ME SOME THINGS !!!! I TOLD HIM I DID NOT NOW ANYTHING !!!!!! THE SHERIFFS GOT MAD AT ME!! AND LIE LIE LIE TO CPS AND SED I DID NOT HAVE NO FOOD !!!!!!! THATS A LIE !!!!!! and i hav

LaToya - posted on 01/24/2010

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I currently work for CPS in Georgia... I am not sure if the system is the same in Texas as it is here. They should give you a case plan with everything you need to complete in order to receive custody of your child back. You should be proactive, don't wait for them to call you. You call them. If you have to do parenting classes, double up. Instead of taking them once a week, arrange to do them twice. Keep excellent records and documentation of everything you do, everyone you call and their responses. Be prepared for court and assisting your attorney with defending you.

Tam - posted on 01/24/2010

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def get a lawyer, and pay the support they order you to on time or they will put you in jail over the smallest amount of money! follow the court order and do everything they tell you. Stay away from that guy or they will never give your kid back, and when you get yourself out of this mess finally and get your child back, relocate to another state! CPS is out of hand and needs totally revamped, I live in a community where we have one judge who is out of hand.. CPS lies, to the parents and the courts to obtain whatever goal they want, not what is best interest for the child!

Landa - posted on 01/22/2010

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my name is landa. I live here in stark county ohio. I have 2 kids both of my kids are in foster care. I did not know my rights when my kids got taken. It is a lot of good information online. parents need to read a lot about there rights. cps is all about money & lies. In every state need a good organization. a lot of parents/ families dont have money for a good attorney. I always tell any parent to fight for there children. I dont have a lot of money. Im still fight for my 2 kids. anyone in ohio fighting for there kids need to send me a massage. join me in my fight ohio to all come together to save all of our kids. we have to fight for our kids & all of our rights. lets stop cps

April - posted on 12/06/2009

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thank you very much. the case workers are no help and nobody else ever has anything to say to help out that works up there. I live in Plano, if you know where that it...but im just waiting because tomorrow i go to counseling because oh i sure do need it. haha they make me laugh. anyways. i will find out tomorrow more about what they decided to say about me

Danielle - posted on 12/06/2009

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The best thing was to get an attorney. I would sue who ever you can! That is complete an utter BS! I am a Kindergarten teacher, and once CPS is involved they are there forever. I also live in Texas (Fort Worth) and Texas can be most backwards place when it comes to Family Law. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

April - posted on 12/06/2009

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i went to court last Monday and they have no reasoning other than the fact i was living with him and they gave him possibility of abuse and neglect and since i was living with him also and his other daughter had bruises and bites and whatnot they gave me that also since if i knew about it i didn't report it but i didn't know about it so there was nothing i could report. i have a casa worker well my daughter does because that's how Texas works apparently...they are no help, so i have an attorney who is helping me because they wrongfully took her from me...

Valerie - posted on 11/29/2009

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for CPS to take a child away they have to have a serious concern about helath, welfare and safety...find out what specific concerns they have and what steps to get back...ask for a hearing with a judge if they won't respond...

Christy - posted on 11/29/2009

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I'm going to give you some advice you don't want to hear.....you need to hire an attorney! The CPS workers have huge case loads and don't always have the time to push cases through the system quickly! Also if your child has a CASA try to talk to them!! If you have done nothing wrong you will get your child back......it's just the waiting that is hard!! Good luck!

April - posted on 11/27/2009

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it will be worth it in the long run and i am a very outspoken person. i go to court Monday to find out whats going on and iv got a lot to say then. i know i have to take a ton of classes and everything. i have to take drug test's, drug assessments, parenting classes, psychological evaluation and counseling. iv been told im dealing with the worst cps department in the country but then again it is only Texas cps im dealing with and im hoping i get my daughter back to me after court on Monday because i have a job and everything. ex: i work for a daycare, i can provide for her (my daughter) without her fathers help, i have a stable living environment and everything...so im hoping and praying that they see that im trying and what they did was wrong...

Marcy - posted on 11/27/2009

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i have had all five of my children taken from me due to an ex.... i proved myself fit and have them back,,, he is now in jail for numerous things.... i had to provide a stable home.. keep a job... food in home.... and went to several counseling sessions alone and with the kids.... it took six months to get mine back due to hurricane katrina it took longer than expected... we are together now and still have issues with the six months we were apart but we are a stronger family because of this situation... stay strong and do whatever it takes... as long as you have the fight in ya all will be well...i will pray for you childs safe return into your arms...no matter how bad they make you sound.. stand your ground and prove them wrong... it's a hell of a fight but in the long run well worth it.

April - posted on 11/27/2009

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to the first post. its not that i think im a good mother i know i am a good mother because out of my daughters 14 almost 15 months she has been on this earth i was the one who took care of her, woke up with her, fed her everything. her worthless "father" never did anything for me or her. he is the one who has cps on him not me. im finding out more on the case and everything going on Monday November 30th. i also found out from a supervisor the other day up at the advocacy center aka the cps office that the lady who took my daughter from me had no reason to take her. i signed leave for them for 24 hours and she should have been returned after the 24 hour period. im not an abuser like some parents out there but the main reason i think they are following the book this time is because cps here in Texas has been sued more than 10 times this year for letting a child go back with the mother and the mother beat her children to death. im not like that my daughter is my whole world and everything i have left...due to the fact i don't have much family im close to anymore...

Heather - posted on 11/27/2009

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I would stay on the phone calling and leaving messages to whom ever counts. Ask for a supervisors number etc. CPS workers all really really care about children and their welfare. They are just doing their job. I know how frustrating that must be though. Im really sorry for all this. I hope all works out!! keep me updated and im always here to listen if you need.

April - posted on 11/26/2009

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oh yeah and if anyone needs anymore info i will tell a bit more but not the full case all anyone needs to know is i don't have anything against me just him and his ex which is his oldest daughters mother

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