I have been going to the same, hospital that I was born in. every blood test i ever took was taking there, so i didn't think i should have gone to a different hospital for prenatal care. I don't know who told acs (cps) about my disability, but they interview me at the hospital. The women told me that due to my m.r they can not have a child in my care, and she will be going to get a court order. I told her she can be assure the baby would be happy and best taking care of. by me and my husband ( son father). She ask was my husband also mentally retarded, i told him we have the same disability. She also told me that record shows that my baby tested positive for down syndrome and that is also why i think someone form the hospital called on me because i didn't tell nobody that not even my own mother. I told her those test are not 100% and i will have to wait in see. She came a few days later too my home, to see how it looked. she said it was clean but the baby can't be with us because it's down syndrome is probably going to be severe because of our disability, and would need specialize care form doctors 24/7 and we couldn't provide that. I don't understand how can she say that.
1. we live in a 3 bedroom apartment ( owned not rent, hard earn savings)
2. we both have jobs husband janitor and me home health aide
3. high school diploma ( same school)
4. no drug or booze use
5. no smoking
6. I'm in college for acting part time ( now I'm off due to break)
7. I'm and husband are only 20 years old.
8. I am a former foster child
9. I have never missed a doctor appointment and I'm 7 months
10. me and dh have savings to help.
11. we did parenting classes before this came up.
12. were in new york cps here is called acs
I was thinking i should have my baby at another medical center but i don't know is that safe because of the fact he may be born with down syndrome.
and i have concern of would they be prepare.
on Monday i will be going to my local family court to speak to someone, can i have some more advice.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2011 in Parenting Debate
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Answer by ambr2006 at 8:47 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
That is illegal. They cannot discriminate against you this way for having a disability. Can you get a lawyer? I would consider starting a letter writing campaign to your city mayor, to the state representative for your area and and your state governor. I would contact American civil liberties immediately. and see if there are any support groups in your area for people in your situation where you can find more resources.
Answer by Satiblue at 6:15 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by lovingmy4babies at 7:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
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