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ABOLISH CPS KIDNAPPING

The late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer knew more about Child Protective Services, (CPS), $$$$ (2)and “State Sanctioned Kidnapping” than what any other politician knew, and some suspect it was related to her death.  She was murdered in March of 2010, but her published report, The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services, is summarized below.  It concisely delineates many of the problems of a system that can be shown to be doing more harm than good, but too few are willing to accept that.  Instead, every state across the country purports to study and “fix” it every few years, and change its name so that people will think the agency that begs to be aborted, has changed. It has not.

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Schaefer claimed the financial motive for the State to take children from their homes was put in place in 1974 by Walter Mondale with the “Adoption and Safe Families Act.” Later expanded in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, The “Act” gave states even more incentive to take children when it provided cash bonuses for every child adopted out of foster care.

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As a result of this federal funding that can more accurately be described as ‘kidnapping funding’, MILLIONS of children and families have been and continue to be destroyed behind a veil of secrecy and fraud said to be for the
confidentiality to protect the children.  The only ones protected are those ripping families apart.

ZoeyThere are almost half a million children in foster care right now, and hundreds of thousands who have been churned in and out for years.  Think of the damage and trauma caused by just the removal alone.  If not done by total strangers carting children off, placing them in homes often worse than anything their parents were accused of, then by swat teams, as was done in this instance, VICTORY against CPS corruption and tyranny!!!

reneeThen there is the real threat that these parents will be TPR’d, (Termination of Parental Rights), never to see their children again.
CONFIRMED! “very common” – States needlessly take custody of OUR children!  

I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to so many families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so.
Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.  – Sen. Schaefer

READ, SIGN, and SEND today.  Your family’s future hangs in the balance.

Please watch this short video to further OPEN YOUR EYES: 

Nancy Schaefer:  “I have come to the conclusion:

· that poor parents very often are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;

· that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;

· that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while the parents are at work and while their children are separated from them. (some times parents are required to pay for the programs) This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children to their parents;

· that caseworkers and social workers are very often guilty of fraud. They withhold and destroy evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights unnecessarily. However, when charges are made against Child Protective Services, the charges are ignored;

· that the separation of families and the “snatching of children” is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having these taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;

· that Child Protective Services and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid! There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian ad litems, court personnel, and judges. There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that the social workers are the glue that hold “the system” together that funds the court, funds the court appointed attorneys, and the multiple other jobs including the “system’s” psychiatrists, therapists, their own attorneys and others.

· that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion first in 1974 by Walter Mondale and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 to $6,000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;

· State Departments of Human Resources (DHR) and affiliates are given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. For every child DHR and CPS can get adopted, there is the bonus of $4,000 or maybe $6,000. But that is only the beginning figure in the formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the State has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. Therefore States and local communities work hard to reach their goals for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care.

· that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. There is funding for foster care then when a child is placed with a new family, then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved and so is Medicaid;

· As you can see this program is ordered from the very top and run by Health and Human Resources. This is why victims of CPS get no help from their legislators. It explains why my bill, SB 415 suffered such defeat in the Judicial Committee, why I was cut off at every juncture. Legislators and Governors must remember who funds their paychecks.

· that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together or provide effective care;

· that the incentive for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared and who in protective services will step up to the plate and say, “This must end! No one, because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Just look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer;

· that the “Policy Manual” is considered “the last word” for CPS/DFCS. However, it is too long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;

· that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there might be a greater need for protective services, but today children are not safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care;

· It is a known fact that children are in much more danger in foster care than they are in their own home even though home may not be perfect;

· that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no option, will divorce and then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do anything to get their children home with them. However, when the parents cooperate with Child Protective Services, their behavior is interpreted as guilt when nothing could be further from the truth;

· Fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are oftentimes treated as criminals without access to visit or even see their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life out of them;

· that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not stress that a foster parent is there temporarily to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many foster parents today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights as a means to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child placed in their care from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system. Recently in Atlanta, a young couple learning to be new parents and loving it, were told that because of an anonymous complaint, their daughter would be taken into custody by the State DFCS. The couple was devastated and then was required by DFCS to take parenting classes, alcohol counseling and psychological evaluations if they wanted to get their child back. All of the courses cost money for which most parents are required to pay. While in their anxiety and turmoil to get their child home, the baby was left for hours in a car to die in the heat in her car seat by a foster parent who forgot about the child. This should never have happened. It is tragic. In many cases after the parents have jumped through all the hoops, they still do not get their child. As long as the child is not returned, there is money for the agency, for foster parents, for adoptive parents, and for the State;

· that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims, parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services;

· that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia and from other states trying to get custody of their grandchildren. CPS claims relatives are contacted, but there are many cases that prove differently. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to their heirs;

· that The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!

· That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.  cps-obama

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Call for an independent audit of all State Child Protective Services (CPS) and for a Federal Congressional hearing on Child Protective Services nationwide.

2. Activate immediate change. Every day that passes means more families and children are subject to being held hostage and their lives destroyed.

3. Abolish the Federal and State financial incentives that have turned Child Protective Services into a business that separate families for money.

4. Grant to parents their rights verbally and in writing.

5. Mandate a search for family members to be given the opportunity to adopt their own relatives if children need to be removed permanently.

6. Mandate a jury trial where every piece of evidence is presented before permanently removing a child from his or her parents.

Open family court. Remove the secrecy. Allow the press and family members access. Give parents the opportunity in court to speak and be a part of their children’s future.

7. Require a warrant or a positive emergency circumstance before removing children from their parents. (Judge Arthur G. Christean, Utah Bar Journal, January, 1997 reported that “except in emergency circumstances, including the need for immediate medical care, require warrants upon affidavits of probable cause before entry upon private property is permitted for the forcible removal of children from their parents.”)

8. Uphold the laws when someone fabricates or presents false evidence. If a parent alleges fraud, hold a hearing with the right to discovery of all evidence made available to parents.

FINAL REMARKS

On my desk are scores of cases of exhausted families and terrified children. It has been beyond me to turn my back on these suffering, crying, and beaten down individuals. We are mistreating the most innocent. Child Protective Services have become an adult centered business to the detriment of children. No longer is judgment based on what the child needs or who the child wants to be or with whom, or what is really best for the whole family; it is some adult or bureaucrat who makes the decisions, based often on just hearsay, without ever consulting a family member, or just what is convenient, profitable, or less troublesome for the social workers.

I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to so many families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so.
Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.

**The portion of this speech was written by Senator Nancy Schaefer before her untimely death. RIP Nancy.  Families everywhere are thankful for what you attempted to do by bringing this to the attention of the people and attempting to initiate change.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy” Proverbs 31:8-9

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PROPOSED PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1
The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

SECTION 2
The parental right to direct education includes the right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one’s child.

SECTION 3
Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

SECTION 4
This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

SECTION 5
No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

SIGN the Parental Rights Petition HERE

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10 comments on “ABOLISH CPS KIDNAPPING

  1. spreaderofawesomeness
    February 1, 2016

    Reblogged this on Sammi Talk.

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    • Karla Holt
      February 8, 2016

      I’ve been fighting for my son for 7 years through family courts my son is been taken away from me two times since 2014 me and my 4 year old daughter have not had no contact with my son since August 2015 we can’t even talk to him on the phone yesterday was his birthday and was a horrible day for me I just want my son home CPS is protecting his father who plays my son with him who is a violent man who has been abusing beating on my son for 3 years that I know about I just want justice and my son home safe with me.

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  2. Karla Holt
    February 8, 2016

    I’ve been fighting for my son for 7 years really wish that I had an attorney that could help me expose the corruption and get justice and bring my son home

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  3. Tassi Rodriguez
    February 22, 2016

    They have no right to take your children away from you. It is a God given right!!!

    They misuse their power again and again. And if a child stands up they put them on drugs. They are definitely in the business of doing whats not right for the child!!!

    The system is nothing more than hypocrites!!

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  4. Angelina
    June 28, 2016

    Shasta county is still the worse. I told you all about them before. They are just concerned about causing trouble to profit from their criminal activities. They have not hearts and destroy people to make them homeless so they will live in profit. They get richer and they turn the middle class poor.

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  5. HeatherWilliams
    September 14, 2016

    I’m a mom of 3 beautiful kids whom my mother took them in Nov last year and falsely accused me of bogus allegations I was in a domestic violence issue and they requested that I exit the relationship
    immediately however never offered any kind of help for me to do so. Meanwhile he was arrested and received 15 do 3 which made my exit strategy a lot safer and unfold in my favor. Now Dfcas is saying I have to continue with supervised visits with kids and can not be with 500 ft or I go to jail no one will tell me what the reason is. My kids have never been away from me I’ve been the sole provider for the last 6 years never had any kind of run ends with cps before and all of this chaos is due to an overactive grandparent whom didn’t like the punishment of taking my daughters phone for being rude and called cps on a power trip so please help me get the help I need to rightfully get my kids home where they belong please. We go back to court September 19th I have been doing supervised visits since April with no issues no problems and I’m still allowed unsupervised no charges have been made against me nor have I failed any drug screens. I told the court and case worker I was planning to move to Florida where housing was more affordable and I had a great job opportunity. They still are treating me as if I’ve harmed my kids in some way I just want my kids at home with me.they have had hearings without my knowledge and without any kind of notice. They’re making my son in to a juvenile delinquent and he’s not he’s an amazing young man , whom has never been away from me and now only gets to call me for 8 min once a week and once a week visit each week. My 6 year old she started school this year without me and her dad which is my husband not the domestic violence issue. So now the family can and should together and in a stable safe environment which they have always known until this past Nov I don’t want to spend another Christmas without them. I’ve applied for appointed Consul and have been turn down twice so the only thing left to do is fight for my kids myself and that’s why I need some legal guidance if you could help I’d be grateful more than you could possibly realize.

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  6. Lashelle Smith
    January 13, 2017

    Hi my name is Lashelle Smith and I have 6 children in the cps custody as we speak. Actually there mine and my sister’s children and it’s going on two years and our childrens whereabouts are unknown at this current moment and it really worries us not to know. (325)206-0264

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  7. Hadassah Weinstein
    April 30, 2017

    Abolish FEDERAL funding for CPS. If removing children COST States money instead of allowing States a PROFIT on kidnapping children, only children in real danger would be removed. There should not be any CPS. Abuse/neglect should be reported to POLICE. Only parents who are arrested for a CRIME should have their children removed. Parents would get a TRIAL BY JURY -something that virtually never happens to the millions of parents who permanently lost their children in “family” court.

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