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Should I push this or not? About CPS abuse

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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I need some advice and some opinions on what I should do. Since September of last year we have been dealing with CPS. I had horrible postpartum depression after my second. I started treatment right away. I think within a month- April- of having my baby. I also put them in a special daycare so that they would not have to deal with my depression. Then in September, my stepdaughter's mother called and told them I made threats against her daughter and my own- which was not true but I didn't expect anything less from her. CPS didn't do anything at first. They actually told us that they were closing it in January, but then in February called and said they needed us to do a whole list of stuff that had nothing to do with anything mentioned in their report. We got a lawyer and things escalated. We proved in court that the caseworker committed perjury at least 10 times on major things, and were going back to court so that we could subpeano my doctors so that the judge could feel comfortable about everything in a week. Basically they told the judge that because there have been other mothers who killed their children while going through postpartum psychosis- even though those women never received treatment from a doctor and I had- that the same thing might happen because I had postpartum depression. They even said that it was not me so much as other women who have done this.

So we got a call from our lawyer this morning and CPS decided that they were not going to pursue our case- after taking us to court, us having to pay $5000 for the lawyer, us paying for a $2500 psych eval. They are going to just drop it completely- not needing the psych eval or anything from the doctor. So we are very excited because we are done.

My one question is this should we go ahead and pursue perjury charges? I am glad that it is over, but I just wonder if they did this to me who else could this caseworker do this to. I was lucky because my family (not me but them) have the money to pay for a good lawyer and for all the out of pocket stuff that we paid for. What would someone who didn't have those kind of resources do if she lied about them and if I do pursue this will it really help anyone else?

by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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stevi3905
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:14 PM

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mstnbecki
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Yes I would pursue it and I would also take them to court to reemberse you for all the money you had to shell out for nothing. they are only dropping it because they now they are in the wrong and dont want to get into trouble plus if they drop it then that lady wont loose her job, now she will keep her job and continue to do this to others.

I am glad to hear that you relized you had a problem and seeked medical help for it and had enough sense to put your children in daycare to insure there safety,I wish other mothers with this illness had as much sense as you.

stevi3905
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:19 PM

 If you could can you also give a reason why not to? I just want to make sure that I am making a good unbiased decision and I can't think of good reason why not to since I have this mentality that everyone should be accountable for their actions.

stevi3905
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:20 PM


Quoting mstnbecki:

Yes I would pursue it and I would also take them to court to reemberse you for all the money you had to shell out for nothing. they are only dropping it because they now they are in the wrong and dont want to get into trouble plus if they drop it then that lady wont loose her job, now she will keep her job and continue to do this to others.

I am glad to hear that you relized you had a problem and seeked medical help for it and had enough sense to put your children in daycare to insure there safety,I wish other mothers with this illness had as much sense as you.

Thanks thats what I thought too.

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