May of 2010 I was in agreement to my ex husband having custody of our now 4 year son. I had signed a paper stating I was giving him all rights. But, April 15th 2013 I received a letter in the mail saying our son, was placed in foster care due to physical abuse and the letter was asking me to contact a lady whom works at the CPS office. I called as soon as I had finished with the letter. I had talked close to a half hour with this lady... she had told me that my son was beat by his father, so badly that he had to be hospitalized for 5 days. She also had said that my son was literally covered in bruises from head to toe and lungs were bruised. My son's father was arrested for this harsh and unthinkable crime March 6th 2013. I wasn't notified about it until April 15th 2013. The lady from the CPS office had given me the CPS case worker that is working this case phone number. I then called the case worker. She was extremely uncivil and every time I tried to speak she said "I'm not finished" in a rude way. She asked for me (in her words) "to do her a huge favor" and to allow the foster family to adopt my son. I don't feel that is in his best interest, and I know for a fact he would also have a loving family with myself, husband, and our two children... along with our extended family. Once the case worker knew I was not going to be in agreement for my son to be adopted to his foster family she started in by saying I was only thinking of myself and if I truly cared and loved him like I say I do then I would let him be adopted. She told me that I never tried to see my son which is not the case because I have in fact made many efforts in seeing him even when I thought I had no rights the entire time. My son's father allowed me to see my son until July 29th 2011, after that he had excuses of why I couldn't see him. The case worker also said that his foster Mother was at his side his whole hospitalization time (5 days). I would of been there also if they would of notified me, like I said I didn't learn about this until a little over a month after the incident. She said in the end of the phone call "you aren't getting this so when can you and your husband come into my office?" I replied "when do you want us there?" She answered "let's make this all about you, this makes me sick, how about April 29th 2013 at 10 AM, I wanna throw up". I told her that we'll be there. I live in Oregon and her office is in Washington, a 356 mile round trip distance. Which in all means is fine because we will go to every meeting, court, everything we need to do to have my son come live with us. I tried to call the case worker's supervisor to let her know about the phone call with the case worker... When the supervisor answered her line she said "hello this is *****" I said "hi this is Amber *****, maiden name **********..." and she hung up the phone. I called back within 30 seconds and received her voice mail. I am wanting your advice/ help on what to do next... Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. I greatly appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you.
on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:11 PM