Two weeks ago we had someone from CPS show up at our door. The lady was very nice, but said they'd gotten a call that I'm not mentally healthy, and am unable to care for my child. This could not be further from the truth. Our son is very well cared for. He is a special needs child, and we've been very proactive in getting him every support service he needs. Countless doctor's visits etc. I gave up my job to stay home with him so he'd have a caregiver that knew everything he needed. In short- we love and care for our son.
Today they came back to do a full evaluation. I wasn't allowed to have my husband there with me as they said they have to interview us separately. During the interview she stated the concerns voiced during the phone call to them included an accusation that I lock my son in his room all day, that we completely ignore our son at night and do not care for his needs, and that my husband is mentally abusive and is not supportive of me. NONE of these things could be further from the truth. The caller also said that we are making up our son's health issues in order to take him to the doctor more often. (How silly can they be?? Like we WANT more medical bills?! ugh!)
I stayed calm and friendly with the CPS employee. I answered all of her questions openly and honestly, and signed the appropriate releases for her to talk to other care givers like our son's doctors. I know who called because one of my 'friends' always comments that she feels our son is 'normal' and shouldn't need so many doctors. (Personally I think she feels he should be completely incapacitated to need services etc) She's even asked if we are 'sure' he has health problems.
I am absolutely SICK over the things she has said. I haven't confronted her and I will not as I feel that will only make things worse. I guess I'm just wondering what else (if anything?) we can do to help the case along and get back to our lives. Has anyone else gone through this? Any advice would be helpful.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by christinahenry at 11:41 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 11:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 11:44 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Wow.... I'm so sorry! I would call her or something and say she is no longer in your or your family's life and leave it at that. Then just show CPS that the call was false. As long as you're telling the truth (from which I believe you are) you will definately be fine! GL and I'm so sorry you are going through this!
Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:45 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
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