Our 3 youngest grandchildren where taken by CPS in Feb, 2006. We did everything they asked of us only to be told on Sept. 1 that we are not going to be considered as a placement for the children, they are going to be put up for adoption to the foster parents that have had them since they were taken. When they were first taken we were told it was to give us a break and let us be grandparents for awhile. Then we were told it was to make the parents comply with services. Finally after a few days they charged us with neglect and abuse. They dropped the abuse but substantiated the negelet charges. We are still trying to get that appealed. The dependancy hearing is Oct. 26, 2006 and up until the 1st of Sept. we had been led to believe that we would be able to adopt the boys. The one case worker even told us that they did that so that we wouldn't have enough time to stop what they were doing. They have made all kinds of false charges against us and even threatened to take our other 3 grandchildren that we have legal guardianships for. They only took the 1, 2, and 5 years old children into their custody the day they came out to get them. They left the 10, 12, and 13 year old children in our care telling us that they weren't adoptable so they wouldn't remove them unless we gave them a hard time. We had the children in our care for 7 months when they changed case workers and that case worker came out the day she got the case and removed the children. The old case work has resigned from CPS and his notes on the case have been lost so when we went to court we had nothing to give the judge because all the positive notes from the one case worker were missing and since we couldn't prove we didn't neglect the kids he found in CPS's favor.
Does any one know of a way to fight them before we lose our grandchildren from the family forever?? Is there a lawyer willing to take a case for little or no money as we have very little or we would have already hired one. Any suggestions welcome, I am very desperate and at the end of my rope. Losing these boys is breaking my heart. t