Sample Letter To Social Services


If your children have been removed from your care and it has been several months since then, and you are experiencing delays on the part of the social worker(s) in providing you with services and or having the children returned to you even though you are diligently completing your case plan, I suggest you write a letter to the worker with a cc: to the supervisor AND the Director or Assistant Director.  Here is a good example if CPS has recently changed workers and causing a delay in what they are supposed to do. You can copy this letter and change it to fit your situation.  I have witnessed the effectiveness of these types of letters.  Always be sure to send a copy to your attorney as well as file it with the Court, especially using it as an attachment to a Declaration in the event you file a Contempt of Court against CPS.

Dear Suzy Social Worker:

I understand the Department’s goal is to protect my children while providing me and my family with the tools and services we need to overcome our difficulties. [Name of husband, wife, partner] and I have been dedicated to strengthening our family by engaging in all of the services that the Department is providing us. We are working diligently in completing the case plan because we firmly believe that it is in the best interests of our children and family.  We are dedicated to complying with whatever the Department deems necessary for the safe and timely return of our child(ren) to our home. As we can sympathize with the Department’s caseloads, this is no excuse for failing to diligently perform your duties and responsibilities. The Standards of Practice as well as the State’s Policy Manual clearly regulates the Department regarding the children’s permanency. {name of husband, wife, partner] and I are meeting our responsibilities without delay and we expect nothing less from the Department.  This letter is to notify you that the Department is failing our family with excessive delays in their service functions which is not meeting regulatory policies in regards to providing our children with permanency.

Over a month ago, I was told that we would be provided with overnight visits. I had spoken with our previous worker, [name], four times prior to the change in workers however, I was repeatedly told that our case was being transferred to you and that as soon as you reviewed the file that the Department would be providing the court ordered overnight visits.  I spoke with you a week after you received the file and you told me that you had not reviewed it yet.  I called again three times last week and was unable to speak with you personally so I left several messages.  To date, I have not received a return call. I find this unacceptable and unprofessional not to mention not in the best interests of our children, who ask me everyday I speak with them while in foster care, when they can stay the night.  Our children cry and exhibit signs of severe emotional distress.  This can be verified by the foster family.

This letter serves as an official request and demand that the Department adhere to the Court’s Order and provide my children the benefit of familial association before the emotional damages become worse, immediately. If the Department fails to respond to this request and demand within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we shall have no other remedy than to proceed with a Contempt filing.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

cc:  [List of names of other recipients, i.e., worker’s supervisor, the Director and/or Assistant Director of DPSS (or ACS/ACFS/DCFS, etc.), your attorney, other parent’s attorney, minor’s counsel

 

HERE IS A LINK TO CALIFORNIA CPS POLICIES

YOU CAN GOOGLE “CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES POLICIES ___ (NAME OF YOUR STATE)

http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/res/pdf/SDM_Manual.pdf

 

CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS BRIDES AND GROOMS FOR ADOPTION DAY AT SOUTHWEST JUSTICE CENTER


A parent we know is at court right now in Riverside County, California. Here is a message I received from her just a few moments ago. This is soooo very disturbing!adoptionday2

TO ALL ADOPTIVE PARENTS OF CHILDREN STOLEN BY CPS!


DISCLAIMER: This is not to anyone specific, it is to every person who has adopted a child through the child protective services adoption agency.

YOU THINK THAT WHAT THE COURT DOES IS LEGAL? WATCH THIS! WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE BEEN RAILROADED BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. GET A CLUE, IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU TOO!

ALLOW BIRTH PARENT RELATIONSHIPS-ITS JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO!

THE CHILDREN YOU HAVE ADOPTED WERE HAPPY WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND YOU ARE DENYING THE CHILDREN THEIR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO THE AFFECTION AND LOVE FROM THEIR BIRTH FAMILIES.

IF YOU ARE NOT JUST DOING IT FOR THE MONEY, PROVE IT!

DO THE RIGHT THING. DO THE RIGHT THING. DO THE RIGHT THING. PLEASE!

Just Because YOU Wouldn’t Sell Children Doesn’t Mean Other People Won’t


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So many people have the same response, “Nooo, they wouldn’t do THAT, in today’s day and age people just don’t do that!” Yet, these same people believe that there are 250,000 children being “abused and neglected” each year just in California. That’s 25 Million per decade. “Abused” children tend to abuse their children when they become adults, according to the child welfare industry, so the likelyhood that it would become a cycle is at least 75%. Now if one was easily convinced that this was fact, that ALL OF THESE CHILDREN WERE TRULY ABUSED BY THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR OWN HOME, what in the world prohibits their ability to believe that THE GOVERNMENT IS ABUSING CHILDREN AND DESTROYING FAMILIES FOR FEDERAL FUNDING??? The government is run by PEOPLE. People just like the parents they are taking children from. DO THESE PEOPLE believe that the PEOPLE in government do things RIGHT and can do a better job raising children than the parents? Pretty soon no one is going to be raised by their biological parents, children are just shuffled around into homes that could be far more dangerous than the one they were taken out of.  Everyone who has anything to do with it from case workers to psychiatrists and drug counselors to court personnel, these “stakeholders” rely on the removal of children for their paycheck.These people don’t realize how much money is involved here. California alone got 25 BILLION last year. 25 BILLION DOLLARS TO REMOVE CHILDREN, PUT THEM IN FOSTER CARE FOR 12-18 MONTHS WHILE THEY PAID FOR “PROGRAMS AND SERVICES” (HOOPS THE PARENTS HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH). So, DPSS receives and they give out to all of those stakeholders and when they quickly terminate parental rights and push through an illegal adoption they get “incentives” which are bonuses. A portion of that bonus goes directly to the social worker and their supervisor in the form of a “Christmas Bonus” if their points are not taken away by the end of the year. Yes, they work on gold stars and points.That is why Antoine Coley and Amanda Spratley JUMPED UP FOR JOY, HUGGING AND CONGRATULATING EACH OTHER, SMILING AND DOING A HAPPY DANCE WHEN OUR RIGHTS WERE TERMINATED, WHILE THE REST OF US CRIED AND ANOTHER PERSON TRIED NOT TO SMILE BUT DID A HAPPY DANCE LATER ON. So, these people who supposedly ‘CARE’ so much about children had absolutely no feelings of sadness for the parents and siblings who lost their little boy. Heartless. And these are the people who are believed? Really?

Can I be any clearer? I just want to post something that these people will read and say,

“OH MY GOD!!! WHAT IS GOING ON???? WHY DIDN’T I SEE THIS BEFORE?”

From the time my husband and I wake up to the time we go to bed, we are constantly thinking of ways to explain, prove, and deliver this message. There have even been times when we are lying in bed, lights out, and we will start talking about it and come up with an idea that just can’t wait so we sit up, grab our laptops and start typing! We are dedicated to this fight, what else can we do? Without our son we feel so empty, my pregnancy and childbirth all for nothing, or for OTHER PEOPLE TO SELFISHLY ENJOY. Yes, I said selfish because not letting him see us is exactly that and I can’t wait to tell him how he was not allowed to see his Mommy and Daddy because of a pointless restraining order. Yes, I said pointless because a piece of paper is not what is stopping us from knocking on the door. It is decency and respect and not wanting to upset anyone.

California Gets 21.5 Billion from HHS


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