Sometimes, you hear a compelling story and you can’t shake it off.

The story I’m about to tell is one of them. It’s going to blow your mind because it’s going to deal with local corruption and systemic breakdown of organizations that are supposed to help people but end up hurting families. This is Theresa Abbott’s story. I met her in the winter of 2013. I made a surprise visit to her home with a friend. She wasn’t even up when we arrived and had to throw some clothes on before we could come to the door. Abbott, 47 is a normal height and weight woman with a beautiful head of dark hair. She has greenish blue eyes that sparkle like diamonds and has a space between her two nicotine stained front teeth. She smokes heavily and tends to enjoy a few beers in the evening. She’s no picket fence mom but to hear her talk of her kids you know she’s a good mom. She has a deep husky voice from years of smoking. She actually rolls her own cigarettes and I think in our first meeting she smoked at least fifteen. I met her in her living room while she was lovingly looking after her two month old grandchild while he was getting into everything. She was moving things as he walked to keep him from getting into trouble all the while telling her story and never missing a beat. She has incredible recollection of events. She would tell the same detail as it related to her story and never change the details. Her home on this surprise visit was cleaner than mine. There were a few dishes in the sink and some sugar spilled on the

counter near her coffee maker. She had at least fifteen cups while I was there. Lived in, comfortable; would be how I would describe her home; a normal home. She showed me her entire house and mainly I was looking to see if something was amiss. Nothing was. She owns her home outright with no mortgage and she said this is the home for her kids if anything ever happens to her. She was showing me the ways she protected her home against intruders. She had large wooden 2 x 4s in hangers across the back and basement doors to stop people from breaking in. The doors are nailed shut. On March 2nd, of 2013 an ADP security system is supposed to be installed. I can tell the front door is the point of entry. A skilled criminal or equally skilled police officer is picking her locks and brazenly walking in her front door. Her story started in 1991. She was pregnant with her first child Kaylie. Children’s Services first came into her life in 1991. They have never left. At seven months pregnant, Children Services got an anonymous tip that she was neglecting and abusing her children. Only problem was the baby she was pregnant with was Theresa’s first child. They asked her was she sure she didn’t have other children when at the time her Doctor confirmed this was her first child. Looking foolish they changed their story to say that she had thoughts of hurting her unborn baby. When they asked her if she had these types of thoughts she said no, this baby is a gift from God. My interview with Theresa was with her first daughter and grandson. I watched her daughter

carefully. I could see she was a loving caring mother herself. I watched the interactions between Theresa and Kaylie. Kaylie couldn’t do enough for her mom the entire time I was there. She made her numerous cups of coffee all with a sweet smile on her face. She got frustrated at times trying to be part of the conversation and also look after her seventeen month old son. She did a great job. She’s a totally normal, smart healthy twenty-one year old mom. Kalie lives with her Aunt Lisa and she tells me she treats her like she is her own child. She has told Kaylie that Theresa never deserved her. Aunt Lisa treats Kaylie’s son like it’s her grandchild too. She loves the baby. Being an Aunt and having no children myself, I understand the love she feels toward her nieces. Once Theresa had her first daughter, Children Services stepped in again and as a young mother recommended that she take parenting classes. Theresa agreed and took the classes. Theresa said the classes were on how to change a diaper. Theresa said although Children Services made many visits those first few years they never made anything negative stick but they were relentlessly looking for something. Let’s jump to 1998 when Theresa was married to her first husband. She had come down with some type of virus that kept her from being able to breathe. The doctors didn’t really know what she had. But they tested her apartment and they found Ligonier’s disease in her apartment. Theresa was

Officer Josh Wilson of the New London Police Department and officer Brian Smith also of the New London Police Department. While calling 911 they let the dispatcher hear what was occurring through the baby monitor. As a result of her illness she sued the hospital and was awarded about $25.put in a medically induced coma while Doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with her. 2005 and Theresa lived in New London. A problem arises when the Norwalk Sheriff who answers the 911 call tells them to call the local New London Police Department. She rents part of her home to Rick and Tish. it’s a small rural town where everyone knows everyone. The doctors induced her labor and then did an emergency c-section as the pushing of childbirth would have exploded her lungs. Theresa was raped that night by two men. They set up a baby monitor in Theresa’s room. Everyone in New London knew . The neighbors across the street also called 911 as they saw men dressed in black all over her yard and saw them walk into her home. Detective Pracin of New London was in charge of the case and nothing was ever done about it.000 for medical malpractice. It’s May 13. She was kept in a coma and gave birth to her son while in the coma. Ohio. She was on a ventilator. Rick and Tish made the 911 call on that night. Her ailment also resulted in her going on permanent Social Security disability. She was pregnant for her second son Dustin at the time.

Who were these men why were they in her home? They were members of the New London Police Department and the were searching for her rape kit. The . They are all communicating to let each other know when she is back from her meeting. There was much more incriminating evidence on the video initially but the DVD had been altered. At one point you see one of the men outside her window light up a cigarette. To hear just a few minutes of her story you write her off as a nut. They are looking for the paperwork from her first. Then you hear doors creaking. Her dogs are aware someone is in her house as they are agitated and whine and bark. It was clear that men were walking around her house the whole video. Her bathroom door creaks so the assailants were going in and out of the bathroom at her return. It was six hours long. To see her documentation and evidence you realize this is a mother that got railed by the system.she was raped but who’s going to say or do anything when the people in charge of protecting the citizens are the ones committing the crimes? I watched a video taken by security camera in Theresa’s house on the night she was raped. You could hear people moving around in the house all the while the house was empty. Theresa keeps very good records. Outside you see police cars pass back and fourth at least a dozen times. She only has a portion of the video on a DVD with other downloaded videos. This is her second rape. You see Theresa walk out the door to go to an AA meeting and then you hear a window open and a thump.

He’s also got a grudge against Theresa Abbott’s husband. George Melnick makes a donation to the New London Police Department in the sum of $30. Nothing happened. nothing got done. Time passed and Theresa gots to live with her rapes while no justice was ever served. Her attic where her . Missing and then back. And he’s been in her house. It’s obvious by the manner of speech and the use of the word “partner”. Things come and go. The nails in her windows can’t be seen from the outside. the caller is a cop. Her things are rearranged. George Melnick. She had cryptic messages from a caller who says she knows him but he’ll give her clues to his identity. She knows this because her documents are missing. He threatened hell was coming in ten minutes and that he’ll slit her throat.000. Theresa’s rape case never see’s the light of day. He said the door barricades and the windows nailed shut aren’t a deterrent. she has back ups. Nord claims she has a solid case. She’s smart. I listened to voicemails on Theresa’s phone. She’s changed her deadbolt at least four times. George is a wealthy man. He then says his partner is sitting in jail for her lies.actual rape is missing from the video clip but she did a rape kit with the Nord Center. Her Rape kit had solid DNA evidence but was taken by the New London Police and they claim it was not a good DNA sample. The caller said he was hired by the man who raped her. He talks about knowing and seeing everything. Someone is breaking into her home.

I genuinely liked her. She is a victim and has been brutalized at every turn. The system has worked her over. They swap an energy efficient light bulb with the old style bulb. She expects fairness and understands she hasn’t led a perfect life. She’s someone who needs protection not attacks. A closet she could never get open has a door in the open position she has no idea how. She hasn’t worked the system. She doesn’t lie about herself or her history. she has no concept of working the system. A tub that wasn’t working and many witnesses to prove it was never working now has running water. It’s clear the system has labeled her a nut because after all who has luck this bad? . but for good reason. She was brutally honest about herself. wants her to know they were there. Let’s get into Theresa Abbott’s head. She doesn’t understand that people lie and they can be evil. She admits to self medicating with alcohol. When I asked had she had run ins with the law. she looked me straight in the eye and said yes. She has the innocence of a child and a huge heart. I hugged her a few times at our first meeting. You could say she’s paranoid. They are trying to make her second guess herself and she does. Whoever comes in. She feels angry and cornered. She takes people for their word.daughter hid her records has the door ajar. When I asked other tough questions she answered honestly with no hesitation. She’s weak and doesn’t understand the whole “playing the game” concept.

Theresa never misses attention to detail and it literally took me hours to get to the story because her memory is so acute. He was going to lay tile in her closet and utility area. On that day. She claimed the emptied closet items on the floor were showing a dirty home. Her hearing was with Melegros Marero. a case worker for Children Services over her daughter Rebecca missing 44 days of school. a virus. She planned to hire Mike to make improvements to her home. Theresa welcomed her in and said she had nothing to hide. I asked Theresa did she miss that many days and she said yes. The case worker made an issue with the following items. a rash and she was sick and was not able to get into the doctor for a few days. It was over the course of an entire school year. A supervisor from Children Services named Amanda Pitner came to the home prior to this visit and promised an air conditioner would be provided but it never came. Just a few hours before Morero was to see her in court. she showed up at Theresa’s door wanting to see her home. Mind you the house has no air conditioning and everyone is sleeping on the bottom floor. Theresa took the ambitious project of cleaning out a closet so Starkey could lay new tile in her closet. Theresa had an appointment with a man named Mike Starkey. The living room is littered with bedding as everyone is on the lowest level trying to stay cool. 2011. She had a court hearing that day with Children Services and her ex husband agreed to watch the kids so she could go to court. she had lice.The reason I met Theresa in the winter of 2013 is what happened to her on July 26. that a .

Morero called Theresa after she left and stated she was at the police station and she was coming back to take the kids. all the while she was making her way to court house for Theresa’s case. knew what Morero was up to. She came right before Theresa was about to leave for court and made threats so Theresa was beside herself with stress before she had to appear in court and then made her way back to court to prove Theresa was a no show. At the last minute Stead decided they were going to take the kids to Theresa’s sister. Stead wanted to go into court with Theresa for moral support and didn’t want to leave the kids in the car. When Theresa and Stead arrived at court. I have provided pictures for your review. Mike Stead and Theresa put the kids in the car and headed to court. Theresa was frantically leaving her her court appointed lawyer Paul Kocsis of every single situation she is going through. Theresa responded with “No you aren’t taking my children Bitch. Mike Stead. But her boyfriend figured out the set up Morero had put into place.shower that didn’t work in the upper level was dirty. She then told Theresa she was taking her children. that a cat box wasn’t cleaned and that poop was in the toilet. He doesn’t answer his phone and he doesn’t call her back. Lisa Nells or Clarissa as is her given name.” then told her she better come back with the police. She’s to see him in court in just a few minutes. Theresa’s boyfriend at the time. Theresa almost didn’t go to court because she thought Morero had already made the decision to take her kids. they .

Boyfriend Mike wants to stop off at Apples grocery store to buy food and Theresa calls her sister to tell her they are on their way to pick up the kids. Her representation gave up. Theresa has never heard from him again to this day. They are the least talented least conscious of any of them. I explained to Theresa that these aren’t professional lawyers who take these cases. Paul Kocsis arguing with Morero that she wasn’t taking Theresa’s kids. Morero then calls Theresa and tells her she has filed a “no contact order” so Theresa is not allowed to see her children.heard her court appointed lawyer. Atty. They survive by what the judges throw their way and are not skilled lawyers but rejects in their field. But case worker Morero has already made her own arrangements. Her sister tells her case worker Morero has already called her and has informed her that if Theresa shows up to pick up her kids. She’s now without her kids and nobody to help her get them back. Abbott signs off and leaves assuming her kids are safe with her and is headed back to pick up her kids at her sisters. They are lawyers who passed the bar but they can’t function as professionals in their field and hang out at the court house hoping judges pass them a bone or two so they can keep working. She has called Lisa and told her that if she lets Theresa take her kids she’ll have her arrested and gives her an 800 number to call to summon police. Anyone who has had a court . Theresa calls her court appointed attorney Kocsis of the recent events since the hearing and he screams into the phone and hangs up. the sister is to call police and have her arrested.

Lisa called her 73 year old mother and asks her to take the boys.appointed lawyer knows this. His younger disabled brother somehow finds his way out of the home. On that day in July. Grandma is at work and his brother is asleep. Her two sons were with Aunt Lisa only briefly that night as Morerro reared her ugly head and decided Lisa’s home was too crowded and that the boys needed to find other arrangements or they would go into foster care. Kaylie. Jessica 13. Dustin 14. Rebecca 9 and Nathan 8. Dustin takes care of his brother and watches over him closely. They are rejects of the judicial system. twenty-one. the poor and indigent are stuck with them. Stress is at a premium for Dustin with the events that transpired and he falls asleep. Police come . Dustin is a healthy child while his very close younger brother Nathan has Downs Syndrome. Theresa tells me it’s the middle of summer and Nathan often strips down to only a diaper when it’s so hot. The man who cuts their grandmother’s lawn doesn’t realize who this boy belongs to when he finds him sitting on his porch just two houses down and calls police. four of Theresa’s children were taken from her. Sadly. Theresa’s mother has to leave for work and leaves Dustin to watch over his brother. Her three daughters remain with her sister Lisa (Clarissa) Nells. Morero gave them fifteen minutes. Theresa has five children. Without air conditioning in the house he often goes around in only a diaper. This eight year old handicapped boy is walking around with only a diaper on.

She said “Hell no. During this time Theresa serves 3 days in jail on an unrelated charge involving her ex husband. Melgros claims she missed fifty-six days. Theresa’s documentation states she missed 44 days. Kathy Isner of Children services contacts Theresa about an emergency meeting on July 30. She provides no proof.” I don’t like to take any drugs. Theresa calls her legal aid lawyer Deborah Dallman. In this hearing. Melagros responds. Melegros tells the court an anonymous witness told her Theresa was doing heroin and drinking heavily. In this meeting Amanda Pitner who is supervisor to Melegros Morero is present but would not let Theresa’s mother or the oldest daughter witness the proceedings. She said I drink and the worst I would do is smoke a joint but I would never do hard drugs. “forty-four days or 56 days it’s still too many days.and give emergency custody of the boys to Children Services. I asked Theresa if she ever done heroin. She also beefs up the number of days from school Rebecca missed. In early July. Ohio. 2012. 2012 in front of magistrate Birilla. Since she has not heard from her court appointed lawyer after numerous calls and voicemails.” . Theresa hears her boys are in Northfield. her sons have been moved to another county which Theresa claims her lawyer told her this was a felony four count of kidnapping but now that the boys are out of county she can no longer help. She is told by her legal aid lawyer Dallman.

Her two granddaughters had been taken from her daughter who lived in my district. The children were taken to another county and placed in foster care. I have since discovered that parents are often threatened into cooperation of permanent separation of their children. former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer wrote a paper entitled The Corrupt Business of Children Services I’m including it in its entirety so you get the big picture of what is happening to poor families in America: The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services By Nancy Schaefer Georgia State Senate. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see her children again she should sign a paper and give up her children. The foster parents were told wrongly that they could adopt the children. When the case finally came to court it was made . 50th District revised September 25. the daughter did. The grandmother then jumped through every hoop known to man in order to get her granddaughters.In a related story. 2008 My introduction into Child Protective Service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining state who called me with her tragic story. Frightened and young.

The father was in “adult entertainment”. Finally. His girlfriend worked as an “escort” and his brother. After being with their grandmother two or three days. the judge. In the courtroom. wrote up a new order to send the girls to their father. The foster parents began driving to the father’s residence and picking up the little girls for visits. the children were driven to South Georgia to meet their grandmother who gladly drove to meet them. The father developed an unusual relationship with the former foster parents and soon moved to the southeast. They were not removed. after much pressure being applied to the Department of Family and Children Services of Georgia (DFCS). had a sexual charge brought against him. Within a couple of days the father was knocking on the grandmother’s door and took the girls kicking and screaming to California. who also worked in the business. The oldest child had told her mother and grandmother on two different occasions that the foster father molested her. who previously had no interest in the case and who lived on the West Coast. the juvenile judge acted as though she was shocked and said the two girls would be removed quickly. . 18 foster children and that the foster mother had an inappropriate relationship with a caseworker. quite out of the blue.evident by one of the foster parent’s children that the foster parents had. at any given time.

I have been stunned by what I have seen and heard from victims all across this land. investigators. I have focused mainly on the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). In this report. The little girls are. I am convinced parents and families should be warned of the dangers. this loving. known as the Department of Family and Children . social workers. The Department of Child Protective Services. and others such as those who “pick up” the children. permanently traumatized and the young mother of the girls was so traumatized with shock when the girls were first removed from her that she has never completely recovered. judges. therapists. The mother has rights but the father still has custody of the children. However.To this day after five years. Throughout this case and through the process of dealing with multiple other mismanaged cases of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). lawyers. I have witnessed ruthless behavior from many caseworkers. in my opinion. I believe Child Protective Services nationwide has become corrupt and that the entire system is broken beyond repair. caring blood relative grandmother does not even have visitation privileges with the children. I have worked with other desperate parents across the state of Georgia and in many other States because their children were taken for no cause and they have no one with whom to turn.

They wept and cried. However. several employees in this particular office were fired. has become a “protected empire” built on taking children and separating families. out of hospitals. this report is concerned with the children and parents caught up in “legal kidnapping. It has already made over $100.Services (DFCS) in Georgia and other titles in other states.” ineffective policies. However. they have now been rehired either in neighboring counties or in the same county again. In one county in my District. Their suffering was overwhelming. I arranged a meeting for thirty-seven families to speak freely and without fear. I had witnessed the “Gestapo” at work and I witnessed the deceitful conditions under which children were taken in the middle of the night. heart wrenching encounters with DFCS. and an agency that on certain occasions would not remove a child (or children) when the child was enduring torment and abuse. Due to being exposed. In one county a private drug testing business was operating within the agency’s department that required many. This is not to say that there are not those children who do need to be removed from wretched situations and need protection. These poor parents and grandparents spoke of their painful. and out of homes.000. many drug tests from parents and individuals for profit. According to the calls I . off of school buses. Some did not know where their children were and had not seen them in years.

it is home. I have come to the conclusion: · that poor parents very often are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the wherewith-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. and now hundreds and hundreds across this nation and in nearly every state. (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. and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be. · 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. the conditions in that county are returning to the same practices that they had before the light was shown on their evil deeds. 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. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for . Having worked with probably 300 cases statewide.am now receiving. counseling referrals. Even if the home is not perfect. I am convinced there is no responsibility and no accountability in Child Protective Services system. · that parenting classes. 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. anger management classes. with family.

lawyers. There are psychologists. foster parents. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid! There are state employees. counselors. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights unnecessarily.holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children to their parents. their own attorneys and others. caseworkers. court personnel. and judges. funds the court appointed attorneys. guardian ad litems. therapists. . when charges are made against Child Protective Services. and on and on. They withhold and destroy evidence. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. · 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. the charges are ignored. However. court investigators. · 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 everexpanding budgets. therapists. Parents do not realize that the social workers are the glue that hold “the system” together that funds the court. and psychiatrists. · that caseworkers and social workers are very often guilty of fraud. adoptive parents. and the multiple other jobs including the “system’s” psychiatrists.

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. set in motion first in 1974 by Walter Mondale and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton.· that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day.000 or maybe $6. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing. 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. Therefore States and local communities work hard to reach their goals for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care.000. like two children . For every child DHR and CPS can get adopted.000 for a “special needs” child. · State Departments of Human Resources (DHR) and affiliates are given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty so the buyer can choose. then “adoption bonus funds” are available. · that there is double dipping.000 to $6. offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. there is the bonus of $4. Some counties are known to give a $4. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children.000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2.

it is too long. · that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together or provide effective care. of whom I am . · that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes. 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. · As you can see this program is ordered from the very top and run by Health and Human Resources. poorly written and does not take the law into consideration. This is why victims of CPS get no help from their legislators. why I was cut off at every juncture.of a constituent of mine. Children. there might be a greater need for protective services. more funds are involved and so is Medicaid. but today children are not safer. “This must end! No one. It explains why my bill. SB 415 suffered such defeat in the Judicial Committee. · 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. because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. However. too confusing. Legislators and Governors must remember who funds their paychecks.

but parents will do anything to get their children home with them. a young couple learning to be new parents and loving it. who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system. However. will divorce and then just continue to live together. Recently in Atlanta. feeling they have no option. 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. (non-custodial parents) I must add. · 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. Many. they must divorce their spouse. have been raped and impregnated in foster care. 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. were told that because of an anonymous . · that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren.aware. This is an anti-family policy. when the parents cooperate with Child Protective Services. · 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. their behavior is interpreted as guilt when nothing could be further from the truth. who are under privileged. · Fathers.

While in their anxiety and turmoil to get their child home. . · that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat. and parents too. their daughter would be taken into custody by the State DFCS. parents. The couple was devastated and then was required by DFCS to take parenting classes. As long as the child is not returned. grandparents. 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. for adoptive parents. CPS claims relatives are contacted. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents. and for the State. lose all connections to their heirs. they still do not get their child. but there are many many cases that prove differently. are charged for the system’s services. This should never have happened. alcohol counseling and psychological evaluations if they wanted to get their child back. yet the victims. guardians and especially the children. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. It is tragic. there is money for the agency. · that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia and from other states trying to get custody of their grandchildren. In many cases after the parents have jumped through all the hoops.complaint. All of the courses cost money for which most parents are required to pay. for foster parents.

RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Activate immediate change. including sexual molestation than in the general population. 2. 3. Every day that passes means more families and children are subject to being held hostage and their lives destroyed. 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. . Abolish the Federal and State financial incentives that have turned Child Protective Services into a business that separate families for money. these children are far more likely to suffer abuse. Call for an independent audit of all State Child Protective Services (CPS) and for a Federal Congressional hearing on Child Protective Services nationwide.· 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”.

(Judge Arthur G. If a parent alleges fraud. require warrants upon affidavits of probable cause before entry upon private property is permitted for the forcible removal of children from their parents. Grant to parents their rights verbally and in writing. Utah Bar Journal. hold a hearing with the right to discovery of all evidence made available to parents. Allow the press and family members access. January.”) 8. 5. Mandate a jury trial where every piece of evidence is presented before permanently removing a child from his or her parents. Open family court. Require a warrant or a positive emergency circumstance before removing children from their parents. 1997 reported that “except in emergency circumstances. FINAL REMARKS . Mandate a search for family members to be given the opportunity to adopt their own relatives if children need to be removed permanently. Give parents the opportunity in court to speak and be a part of their children’s future. Uphold the laws when someone fabricates or presents false evidence.4. Remove the secrecy. Christean. 6. 7. including the need for immediate medical care.

defend the rights of the poor and the needy” Proverbs 31:8-9 The Adoption and the Safe Families Act. It does not serve the people. Speak up and judge fairly. or what is really best for the whole family. or just what is convenient. Families deserve better. 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. and beaten down individuals. based often on just hearsay. offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted . It has been beyond me to turn my back on these suffering. profitable. Child Protective Services have become an adult centered business to the detriment of children.On my desk are scores of cases of exhausted families and terrified children. without ever consulting a family member. for the rights of all who are destitute. Children deserve better. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. No longer is judgment based on what the child needs or who the child wants to be or with whom. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. We are mistreating the most innocent. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free. it is some adult or bureaucrat who makes the decisions. set in motion by President Bill Clinton 1997. or less troublesome for the social workers. crying.

…poor parents often times are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-withall to hire lawyers and fight the system. such as The Second Mile Foundation. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child. Schaefer makes it clear that organizations. That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003. or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers. 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes. It is estimated a $4000 bonus is offered for each child adopted and an additional $2. 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”. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services needed more children. including sexual molestation than in the general population. Children Services employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing. these children are far more likely to suffer abuse.” In this document. They must have merchandise (children) to sell and you must have plenty of them so the buyer can have a choice in which children they adopt.out of foster care. procure their underage victims by making children .000 for a “special needs” child.

You get in the way. In 2005 when . It might feel good to have such a champion for families in the Senate but Nancy made too many waves and was ousted from her Senate seat. Sandusky received forty-five counts of sexual exploitation of minors and 30 to 60 years in prison. It has to be questionable that board members of the Foundation didn’t know something was amiss all those years. He was first accused of molestation back in 1999.g. The people perpetuating this crime aren’t going to be stopped. He was investigated by local police and the case was referred to Centre District Attorney Ray Gricar who refused to press charges even though he had tapes and messages of a sexually explicit nature between a victim and Sandusky. The Second Mile Foundation) where unimaginable horrors take place. with or without cause. you die. The now infamous Jerry Sandusky case where the Penn State football coach for years was molesting boys he met through his Second Mile Foundation was just a glimpse into how evil the child trade is. CPS and their partners. Subsequently. The Franklin House. the corrupt juvenile court judges can place these children wherever they see fit (e. CPS has unchecked legal authority to remove children. Boys Town. Schaefer and her husband died under very mysterious circumstances at their home in Georgia in March of 2010. The Second Mile Foundation was recognized by President Bush as Top “1000 Points of Light”. Exposure is not an option for them. Elm House.wards of the State.

DeAngelo Brothers. Susquehanna Bancshares. Precision Medical.allegations emerged again. Gricar went missing on his day off and his body was never found. Hershey Foods Corporation Ewing Michael Senior Vice President. Martin uFinancial Cliff Benson Retired. Inc. Carlino Sen. Kenneth Retired. He was declared officially dead in 2011 when the Sandusky case become headline news. Not an uncommon fate for whistle blowers. Clyde Shuman Principal. Dunklebarger Inc. Do the board members of Second Mile Foundation think a naïve public is going to believe that between 1977 and 2011 not one of them had any knowledge of the abuse? Second Mile Foundation Board Chairman & CEO. Airgas Safety. Jake Pennsylvania State Senator Corman Neal Owner. Inc. William Certified Financial Planner. DeAngelo Edward President. Inc. Highmark David Woodle . Gricar was forced to reopen the case. NanoHorizons. Inc. Deloitte Tax LLP Donald President.

Bank Chairman. Michael Fiore Fiore. Wealth Advisor. Real Estate Developer & Manager. Linda Gall Community Volunteer Anne Deeter Owner. Leonard S. Inc. Eric Peterson Bucklen & Tennis Alec Pringle Real Estate Appraiser/Developer/ Nancy Ring Realtor. Keystone Real Estate Bruce Heim Group. Walz. Inc. Heidi Nicholas CEI. Deeter Gallaher Group LLC Gallaher Chairman. Deihm. Michael Vice President. Geisenberger. Michael Kuntz Turner Construction Matt Millen ESPN Football Analyst. Waypoint Chuck Pearson Financial CPA. O’Donnell Morgan Stanley Kim OrtenzioCommunity Volunteer Nielsen Retired. Tom Knepley Techbldrs Vice President and General Manager. LP Dorothy Huck Community Volunteer President. REMAX Centre County DrueAnne Community Volunteer Schreyer . Tri-Emerald Financial Dick Kile Group Sales and Marketing Coordinator.Fiaschetti Blue Shield Executive Vice President.

Automated Records Centre Sullivan Regional Vice President. TV personality.6 million in kickbacks from the private prisons and was said to have called them finders fees and saw no wrong . Inc. Paradigm Daryl Milliner Partners Jerry Burton Certified Brain Specialist Director. The prisons were paying him off. Judge Mark Arthur Ciavarella Jr.Steve Seltzer President. Kissinger Bigatel Brower Richard Retired. Fred Strouse Realtor. and Michael Conahan were sentenced in Federal Court in 2008 for the “Cash for Kids” Scandal. Joy Behar did a story called “Cash for Kids” About a Pennsylvania judge who was convicted of giving kids harsh sentences and putting them in private prisons for minor infractions. Pennsylvania State University At best they are guilty of indifference to these heinous crimes. Sheetz. Steve Seltzer Honda Corporate Attorney and Community Lauren Shank Volunteer Executive Vice President for Louie Sheetz Marketing. Bank of America Struthers Michael Owner. Ciavarella was sentenced to 28 years in Federal Prison. College of Health and Human Greenberg Development. The Prevention Research Mark Center. He received $2.

These private prisons were getting federal monies to house these kids and the more kids the more money. workers were rewarded for how much money they brought into the agency. Carol Rhodes. Ciaverella officially resigned from the bench on March 16.doing in his actions. The US Attorney’s Office froze the pension in May 2009 in order to apply the benefits to the victims as restitution. Increasing child support money was the goal.051. She revealed that it was all about money and that in her agency. The Supreme Court went back and looked at every case between 2003 and 2008 and threw out 4. She said policy . The opportunities to use and abuse the court system and the Child Protecting Services has almost become a culture of corruption. That the child support enforcement agency was the “darling” of the courts because they made money for the judge and the courts.000 decisions the judge made. 2009 and submitted an application for pension benefits that same day hoping to withdrawal a lump sum of $232. It was also learned that the judge was holding hearings where the kids were not represented by an attorney and then shackled and hand cuffed and led away to be incarcerated in these private prisons. a former FOC Officer and author of the book “Friend of the Court Enemy of the Family” is a court insider from Michigan who blew the whistle on the corrupt child court system in her state. She said the visitation and custody hearings would be buried because they didn’t make money for the agency.

David Mendoza plead guilty to assault with bodily injury to a family member and violation of a protective order. CBS channel 42 did an in depth investigation into Texas Child Protective Services and found 370 employees had a criminal background. A Texas news station. They encouraged parental alienation and court battles. She said people with inadequate training should have never been allowed to make such judgment calls. In Michigan. Most custody cases were determined by unwed childless individuals who were totally unqualified to hold the lives of so many in their hands.changed daily based on whatever would make the most money for the agency and was never about the families. 98% of divorces are initiated by mothers. She admitted nobody wanted to talk about the dysfunction of the agency or abuses as all were struggling to keep their jobs. Some had direct contact with foster kids. She said countless fathers told her they begged to marry the unwed mothers but that the mothers did not want to lose their welfare checks in exchange for a man in the home. She said she put her job in jeopardy anytime she helped a family and didn’t side with the agency. She admitted non custodial parents or fathers were called “payers” only and considered to be dangerous for children to have contact. She admitted that they were not allowed to help families who had been treated unfairly. She was afraid to rock the boat but did so when she wrote her book exposing the agency. Medoza was a CPS Supervisor in .

Jay Bevin conducted the home study and wrote a glowing review of the Gates. I would not hesitate to put my own children in their care. Bevin’s report was “disappointing”.” They were reported in the state registry for thirteen cases of abuse because CPS felt one child was abused and twelve watched so thirteen cases were recognized.” According to court records.El Paso. The Gates went before a judge in a courtroom packed with friends and family and the judge ordered CPS to return the children immediately. CPS’s response was that Dr. “I’ve never said this about anyone I have evaluated. Richard Landon was arrested for indecent exposure and prostitution and works for Texas CPS. I admire the Gates. The reason the agency issued the Emergency Removal was because Mr. who forced their children to haul bricks and miss meals as punishment and who resorted to physical violence when the children acted out. CPS felt the Gates were “frightening disciplinarians. that his uncooperativeness put the children at risk. Gates was uncooperative. The agency can only enforce this action if the child’s physical health and safety was in immediate danger. But to be safe the judge ordered an independent evaluation. Physiologist. CBS 42 investigative reporter Nanci Wilson did a story on Gary Gates who had CPS in his home and wouldn’t leave. Gates thirteen children were taken without a court order with what’s called an “Emergency Removal”. . He is quoted as saying.

They are guilty based on the opinion of CPS.000 per kid.” Gates said of CPS.000 fighting CPS and trying to get their names removed from the registry and to hold CPS accountable for the trauma he says his family has endured. The Gates were never charged with any crime. . Child protective services has been dubbed an official government child kidnapping ring. “the Texas’ “central registry” was created in the 1990s as a repository for reports of child abuse and neglect — a database maintained so child welfare workers and job placement offices could run background checks or further investigations.000 central registry checks each year.” According to a story by Texas Tribune in 2011. “There’s no accountability in the system.And because Mrs. very few people have the emotional and financial fortitude to fight this. “They make up the rules as they go along. He personally knew a gentleman who attended thirty-five of these auctions. “The reality is. These children were hand picked for their looks.” Retired FBI Agent Ted L Gunderson. They have spent $500.” The gates are pursuing legal remedies to try to get off of the registry. There are roughly 325. Gates didn’t stop the abuse she too was reported for thirteen cases of abuse. a 27 year veteran with the agency admitted he found out there were child auctions in which 35 kids were up on a stage in their underwear being auctioned off to the highest bidder some paying as much as $50.

Pat Moore of Elsmeer. Her CPS supervisor responded with a memo recommending the adoption proceed quickly.Venessa Shanks a Kentucky resident. Her lawyer. and when she fought back and saw her relatives kids taken away and when she won her appeal saw her attorney’s child taken away. had her children taken by CPS in 2005. and a convicted sex offender visiting and sometimes caring for the children. a son living there with multiple felonies. she refused to arrange an adoption. KY. . Tom Beiting contends the tie to the Federal money is the basis for this happening. In a News32 investigation of CPS. was a state social worker that was fired after she denied the adoption to a foster home that had two foster parents with criminal records. That Kentucky CPS loses money every time a child is not placed in an adoption. Former CPS workers admitted that kind of retaliatory power is common in the secretive one sided system they can kids right now and get away with it. Moore filed a lawsuit and won with the state paying her $380.000 to settle it.

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