Q: I am a foster parent and the agency placed a child under my care since the age of 4, she was suppose to be in my home for 18 months. the agency never provided the adequate services for her needs and lost her records numerous times which i would provide to them being that i always saved copies of her records. The mothers rights were never taken away after failing numerous times drug and programs. Now the child is 9 1/2 and she was removed from my home in less than 24 hours like she was being abused. I am aware that the child is happy to be with mom, but I feel that this Agency violated her rights and put this child thru a trauma. she is currently reading 1st grade level and was never treated as a special needs child. I feel someone should be held responsible and that changes should be made to protect our children. The principal is not the incentive, its the lives of the these children that are being used as a number and not treated as an individual. these children are becoming victims of the @#$^ &* “child care system”
A: David’s Answer: You have a right to contest the removal, but must do so in a timely manner. If you’re not otherwise contesting the removal, however, then it wouldn’t appear you have legal standing to sue the agency. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.