Q: I have birth and wen doing I was tested for weed my daughter came back negative wen tested do I have to participate in drug test ect
Q: ACS has taken all 3 of my children (5 year old daughter & 4 day old set of twins) and placed them with my paternal grandmother. There is no neglect, or no abuse (physical or mental) no drug abuse etc. The case was originally for me not taking my meds for bi polar disorder and for my medical status. Being that I am a single parent I chose not to be on those meds because it would make me nauseous, have diarrhea, vomiting, sleepy basically not functioning enough to care for daughter, so i chose to put my child first. Eventually these things were made aware to certain persons who felt this was cause for an ACS case. My investigative worker visited me in my home and talked very disgustingly to me with no respect or consideration of my feelings. She would say to me "you have a chronic disease" & "you don't care about your life". She would constantly twist my words and talk down on me. I Went to court and they stated their accusations as to why they felt my child needed to be removed and the judge ruled in my favor, long story short I was put in a drug treatment program for marijuana which I stopped smoking once finding out I Was pregnant (They were born drug free) please ask for more
Q: I currently have an active CPS case it or has already been in court the lawyer that I currently have is not useful whatsoever I'm having a really hard time with CPS right now they are alleging a lot of false information they have pulled my children out of school without my consent to question them,they have a abruptly came into my home to strip down my children and this was a male workers who did this they are claiming that I am not cooperating when in fact I am they are making my life a living hell because I was positive for THC while I was away in Jamaica they wanted me to attend a drug program which I did two intakes for I went today they told me that I can attend the program twice a week from 630 to 730 I advised my CPS worker that I was excepted she was not happy she told me I have to go five times a week which means I work my job accommodated me to attend those nights also the judge had put in an order protection to remove me from the home I had court last week and I am back in the home and now there's another order of protection stating that I stay away from drugs and alcohol while in the home or in the presence of the children! I feel like I'm in violation of my rights
Q: Advise I would be indicated for spanking child with spoon on the butt. CPS advised that fighting this with a lawyer would be a waste of money. Advised that it doesn't mean anything but a red flag in their system. I feel this is not right.
Q: I have a 7 year old austitic son who has seizures he lives with his mother one night she didn't give him the medication because the doctor told her if it made him to hyper active to take him off ( or so she assumed) a he had a seizure the hospital called acs and they came to her home to evaluate and we told that they saw nothing wrong and it shouldn't last past 2 months after they we may have seen that worker 2 more times and that was it now 7 months later their back saying we have a preventional service case now their at my son's school unannounced and saying we are still being monitored I just want them out of our lives when she came seven months two visits later she is saying we had a status of indicated because my son's mother told them the truth about what happened now we are being hounded for a honest mistake because he is a special needs child and she is bi polar and skitzophenic
Q: My son was not feeling good and was shivering had slight fever and I have him some Moltrin as if the hospital would be started shivering a little more so I decided to bring him to hospital he walked down my 45 stairs got in the car and I drive to hospital. When he got to emergency room doors my son collapsed and started having a Seizure he couldn't move so I screamed he needs a wheelchair hurry up my son is having a Seizure. Afterwards my son couldn't talk or move much. They ended up calling CPS. My son had no bruises, no damage to head, and nothing in his blood. He got transferred to a children's hospital where CPS met me there and 6 days later the hospital ran blood tests, urine tests, EEG tests and couldn't find anything. We were cleared to go home. They said he could've caught a Seizure from a high fever. It's there a way I can sure the first hospital for falsely accusing me. I am always with my kids and I am very offended that I am accused of this and I want to clear my name.
Q: My son and I have been tangled up in the family court system for many months. He was removed from my care following reports I made about a feeling I had that people were breaking into our shelter room while we slept and abusing us sexually. We were laughed at by hospital staff, city officials, and anyone else to which I tried to explain out situation. Due to trauma that caused me to seek mental health services when I was younger, my son was removed from my care and placed in foster care. There he reported to me that he was molested on two separate occasions by older children in the home. When I reported this to the foster care agency following each incident, they accused me of being crazy and putting my son up to it. Him they threw into inpatient care at several mental health facilities. He was put on medications to which I never consented, we were not allowed to see each other, and I had to repeatedly send for money from back home because most of the time transportation fare was not provided. During this time I did everything that ACS requested, except for the voluntary taking of psychotropic medications. (If you have any advice please bless us with us a response to hear the rest)
A: David's Answer: You have not yet stated a caused of action. The issue is whether you were wrongfully deprived of due process rights. Thus, generally to sustain a civil rights claim, you would've need to prevail in either the trial court or appellate court - i.e., a court finding that ACS wrongfully removed your child. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Abuse defense attorney for a full assessment.
Q: I had a mental black out, I drank till I blanked out and didn't know where I was at, I left my daughter in the house and was suppose to be going to the store and coming right back, that never happened I ended up at the precinct and then to the mental clinic in the hospital.my daughter has been in care for almost 2yrs.i comply with everything, drug test, my therapist, taking my meds, visitation is only once a week for 2hrs, my daughter keeps changing her mind, one minute she wants to come home, then the next time she doesn't want to come home, it's back and forth with that. the judge is not trying to move this case forward, i am being discriminated against, my lawyer I feel is not fighting enough or know the rights with dealing with this type of situation, my heart is killing me trying to stay strong and now I think I might be pregnant and I wouldn't want to kill the baby if I am, but I don't want cps to take my baby away either, this pregnancy was Not planned, so if I had to kill this baby to keep it away from cps I will. but would they or could they take my new baby from me? If I'm doing good? If I go to the hospital and there is no drugs in either one of our bodies could they take my baby?
Q: I was arrested for leaving them in a running car, I had the ac on so they would be ok. I was not gone for more than 15 minutes when I was called by officers to come outside. I went to court and I was given an order of protection. My children are my whole life, It has been torture living without them these two weeks. The order is for a year but the social worker from cps said he filed a petition for me and I should get served those papers in about 3- 4 weeks. I asked him for a copy but he said I would get it in court. Also when the incident occurred I signed a safety plan with him where I would always be supervised with the kids with either my relatives or my husband and he never gave me a copy to give to my public defender. I feel that he might have helped out my case more by providing me with this document. My children are 9, 2 and 2 months. My 2 year old cries for me everyday my family says. This is a travesty of justice. By punishing me,my children are being punished even more. I am a great mother and this one time mistake shouldn't cost me my whole family. I have been staying with my cousin until the petition comes through, This is traumatic on my whole family.
Q: My son was removed from my care under suspicious circumstances by ACS. Though I'm the one charged with neglect, they have put him in unsavory situations that he never would have been in had he still been in my care. He was also given Risperdal though I would not give consent. He was supposed to be returned to me a long time ago, but ACS creates different reasons not to return him.