My passion is my family, my little girl and husband. Right now I am having to fight the state (CPS) to get my daughter back to me, this is my full time job. Please help reform CPS all over the country and sign the CPS petitions...this one in particular will help me get my girl home!
The longer version...
This is happening all over the country. There are some parents that live in their cars, in tents at friends garage. There is state monies to aid with food and somehow we can all find clothes from the church donation, or neighbor that has a child that grew out of them while we try to get back on our feet...after the mortgage company foreclosed, or whatever the personal situation is.
The fact remains that the states sees this as an injustice to our children, and is breaking the law (4th and 14th amendment) by removing our children from loving and caring parents EVERYWHERE, and the numbers are skyrocketing everyday!!!
My daughter (13) thought it would be more "fun" to stay at a friend’s house with a pool and this nosey neighbor buying her new clothes and offering to buy her dance lessons because we could not afford it. What 13yo wouldn't want that? One little call to TN DHS by the nosey neighbor, and I haven't seen my daughter in 5 months (and counting). The Judge dropped all the false accusations and DHS unfounded the case. I still do not have custody...her bio father does (who does not want her so he "gave" her away to a family member with whom I do not speak with and cannot afford her). Despite the Judge not believing anything the neighbor said and dropping the accusation of neglect against me, DHS “founded” me on three accounts:
Unsupervised child (I let my 13yo have a sleepover)
Child abuse (however they cannot explain to me what I did)
Sexual Exploitation (this was made up by the neighbor and DHS fell for it)
Custody and the reuniting of my daughter has not happened and the state has made NO efforts to assist in reunification although the Judge ordered it. Hard to do when you send my DD to another state and I do not have the gas money to visit 5 hours away (or the insurance or tags). SO, here is what is referred to as "PARENTIAL ALLIENATION". That is the normal process in which a child, such as mine, will go through, as she has a new school, new friends and is not interested in what's "right" by returning home, only what is more fun for her right now. My 13yo sweetheart is driving the bus and the state is letting her. Since when can a 13yo child make such decisions? I wanted to run away when I was 13 as well, which is EXACTLY what the state has helped my little girl along with a pat on her back stating "you did the right thing". Subsequentially, she can call or have contact with the person that instigated this entire false fiasco, whenever she wants.
If you or know someone interested in helping the families of TN, PLEASE sign this petition. You do NOT have to reside in this state (or even country) to sign!: