So Monday didn't go well and we need help!
We held off a couple months sharing this as we thought things were going to be ok and the babies would be placed with family BUT we were told this past Monday's court date would be extended to December but CPS lied to us once again! They didn't even let the judge know we had family being assessed to take the children. It is in the BEST interest of the children that they continue the bond with family that they have had their whole lives. They have lost so much this past year. I'm not saying the foster family they are with are bad people (of course we don't know them) but they are not family and the children have loving family that is willing and ready to step up to give them an amazing life and that is where they should be. We just want our grand babies to be adopted by family and we need a good attorney. My son passed away last year after his 32nd birthday due to a massive heart attack on April 17th, his birthday was April 9th and we had to take him off life support on April 23rd . He left behind 3 babies a 1, 2 and 3 year old. The mom lost them to CPS soon after and we've been having to deal with CPS for over a year. Because I have a CPS case from 1998 and my husband is an ex-felon (none of his offenses were domestic violence or anything having to do with a child) also from the 90's they would not let us foster our own grand children. My young daughter who doesn't have any children of her own stepped up and fostered them for over a year up until just a few months ago. My daughter just couldn't do it anymore with the stress everything this past year has put on her. She lost her own baby due to a miscarriage from stress, it's just been too much for her dealing with CPS and we're not able to help with the burden and take them once in awhile as the babies are not allowed at our house because of our pasts. We have family members who are able to adopt them and are suppose to be being assessed for this. As of Monday 10/3/17 they have terminated the mothers parental rights and are proceeding forward with adoption letting the foster people that have had them less than 3 months go through with the adoption. They didn't even let the judge know we have family already going through the procees when they did this. The judge had no idea family is there for them! We weren't even allowed to address the courts to let the judge know we have family waiting to take the babies. The babies should be with family whom they have grown up their whole lives with as this is in the best interest of the children. These babies are all we have left of my Son and we can't lose them. We need money for an attorney to fight them! They have treated us very badly with no compassion whatsoever regarding the circumstances that have brought us here. The babies have NEVER been neglected or abused and unfortunately the mother spiraled off the deepend after the death of my son. We have a very tight, loving family and our babies should be with family! Our babies are now 3, 4 and 5. We really need help and any advise would be wonderful! Thank you to everyone that reads this we are so grateful and please pass this on.
- Rachael Camden
- Anke Voelkel
- AK Poker
- Ashlee Boukes