Friday evening two woman from CPS came by and told me that they had gotten a report that my five year old son was outside at 9:30PM, unsupervised, playing in the road and was nearly hit by a large truck. I told them that that was ridiculous because at 9:30PM he was in bed and had he gotten out the front door I would have seen him because I was in the living room watching TV. I could tell that they didn't believe me because the one woman kept questioning me about it and asking me what services I have in place for his safety and care as far as therapies and schooling and such. He has ADHD and she wanted to know what doctors he saw and medications and treatments he gets. Then she gave me a card and said that Monday I am to call the man on the card that he was the social worker who was working my case.
About 2 years ago the school reported that my daughter who is now 8 had bruises on her and after a 6 month evaluation the case was dropped because the claims were unsubstantiated. The marks they thought were bruises turned out to be grape juice that she had spilled on her legs, she was wearing a skirt.
A friend of mine told me though that since I was investigated before their normal policy is to remove the children until after an investigation and a judge deems me fit or unfit in which case the kids can be put up for adoption. She told me that Monday when I call, they will tell me to come to the office with the kids, their medications and clothes packed and that they will take them then and it could be 6 months to a year before I get them back, if at all. She also told me that I will not be permitted contact with them until they know that the children are not in any danger. In the mean time I will have my life, family, and home put under a microscope and they will investigate every detail in my life to determine if I am fit to get the kids back.
Is any of this true? Are they going to take the kids on Monday? Do I have any rights here that I can express or am I at the mercy of the county now?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Aug. 17, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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