Sue (unicorn1) wrote in ss_sucks,

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My name is Sue, I am a lousy typist, so if this goes all small letters it's because I'm lazy,too.
My story is going on 3 years old in june. my now 17 yo girl is in a psychiatric hospital, my 14 yo girl and 12 yo boy are in foster care, and my husband is doing a year in jail for a crime he didn't do, but he wasn't gonna take a chance on a trial and maybe get life in prison.
My personal feelings about cps and foster care is that there is a lot of changes needed to fix this horribly biased system. you are guilty just because a kid says so. what happened to investigation? or even listening to the parents? I gave cps medical records about Tracie,(the oldest) that showed she was developmently delayed and all sorts of other stuff, i don't think anybody read them. AND, even if my husband had gone to trial and was found not guilty the family court wouldn't have to honor it because the system is different in family court.
criminal= beyond a reasonable doubt
family= a preponderance of evidence or is/was it possible?
so nothing ever gets investigated.
the way my husbands sentencing reads, he can't come home after jail is done, untill both kids are over 16, if they ever let them come home.I know our love is strong enough but I don't know if I can "physically" hold on that long. i have M.S. and the body doesn't always do what I want it to.
Here i go feeling sorry for myself when i know other people have it worse.
Hi to everybody!!
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This sounds all too familiar, My wife and I are being persecuted in a very similar manner. My step son 9yo has decided he no longer likes it at home as they believe everything he says, we asked for help for him for 2-3 years, and got nothing, we asked for help for my CFS (most days I am strong enough only to get to the toilet, if I take a bath or try to cook/do simple tasks, I'm stuffed for the day, If I have to leave the house for an appointment I'm in bed for a week after.

We allowed the kids to be put on the "at risk" register as we were told that if we did, we would recieve all the help we needed, all that happenned was that the other 2 kids were rehomed. The social services need to be deprived of their self investigatory complaints system, maybe then things may get better.

One of the Social workers seems to be a habitual liar, and the other, well she is a bible basher with a sideline in seeking "good christian families" to adopt kids. It realy makes me wonder how they get away with all that they do, but then again, it may also explain how my wife (With learning disabilities, and myself with cognative problems from the CFS) were at no time allowed an advocate, or a solicitor present whilst they came to visit and take information from us, which was soon changed to what they wanted to hear, and definately not what we said to them. The system sucks, and theres no easy way of sorting it out whilst the legal system is as corrupt or worse.