My twins are home schooled. They both have been diagnosed with mosaic Down syndrome.
I took Logan and Riley to their after school activity program, that day it was music club.
While my kids started to throw up after giving their second lunch. When I went to picked them up from the program, I automatically got a hard talking to by the head supervisor of the program.
She says, “What type of an idiot mom, gives to children who are allergic to dairy macaroni and cheese.
You people are so concern with buying food for as little as possible. That you would just put anything and your children mouths. Are you not aware that your children are allergic to dairy?” I calmly said “yes I am aware my children are allergic to dairy remember I am the one who inform you people.”
I took the children to the ER, it was only a stomach virus. That it is unknown to what start it.
On Saturday me and the twins was on our way out to go to the park. Before we left it was a knock at the door which was an ACS social worker. The lady was rude form the start, she starts off by saying it has been some concern of my lack of parenting skills. She said “Your children are home schooled? I really hope the children are not homeschooled by you. You don't really seem to the intelligent to teach anyone.” I responded with “If that is your opinion on me based on meeting me without knowing me then who am I to change a mind that was already completed before we even met. There is also new meaning to homeschooling. Did you know that there are on-line elementary schools that are a form of homeschooling? You should know I have trouble with spelling and grammar but not with reading. “I then showed the ACS worker the virtual school which my children attend. She then asked about their therapy that is needed because of their down syndrome. “Do you have medicate? “ I said “No” she then went on to say so I see that the children therapy is not happening. She wrote this down on her notes.
By this time I kept quiet. She then ask me about my twins allergies, “It says here the twins are allergic to dairy, peanuts, and wheat. I have to check your food to make sure they have food to eat that is safe for them. “She begin to go through my families fridge. Pointing at items such as, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, mayo, then saying they can’t eat this. Then she looked in the freezer at the ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream cartons and a few faux meat items.
She then checked my cabinets and said “ wow these children don’t eat at all in this house look at all the pasta, what do they have to eat, damn shame. “
She asks me to see the children bed room. I took her to Logan room. She said “only one bed and no toys and nothing but a night light.” We then left Logan room; she then said that would be all. I thought it was odd because she had not seen riley room yet. She left. About two days later the ACS worker came back to my home with a police officer with a court order to remove my children. I am very lucky my children were at their aunt house. I gave them the information they needed to speak with their aunt to see if she can keep the children for a while. I had to go to court a few days after that. When I got to court they were shock to see I came with my own paid lawyer.
I didn’t sign anything they gave me to sign. A few things I did to make sure my case would be dropped were bring pictures and video.
. I brought video of both of my children bed room
(Which disprove the social worker report that the twins share a room and have only one bed.)
I also made sure I had video of my children play room along with the debit card proof of payment and copy of the recipe form toys r us itself.
(Which disprove the social worker claim on no toys.)
I also went through my food and showed her my home vegan milk and cheese product. Meaning no dairy is use and making these products. I also showed our pasta products was in fact corn pasta not made from any wheat. And all the nut butters was not peanut. I told the judge the social worker just assume they were dairy, wheat, peanuts.
I also brought in the debit proof for those purchases along with original recipe form whole foods, trader Joes and fair way.
I also brought with me video of my children getting home therapy by professional therapist. I also showed paper work stating the twins only need speech therapy as of now. I showed the insurance that is paid out of pocket.
They said I was a single mother, I had to stop them right there. I showed the judge my marriage license and a copy of my husband’s boarding pass and explain to them he is away taking care of a frail grandparent who had an operation.
I also showed a debit card proof of all of the out of the USA we have taken within the seven years of the twins life.
I also showed proof of the type of school my children attends and proof of their after school programs.
My children were placed back into my care.
Have anyone else ever dealt with ACS?
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