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Our children were recently taken from us by the DCFS due to a mistake and are facing adoption. Please help us keep our family together....
In the last 9 months we've been hit with a struck of bad luck. It all started when mysteriously my wife got extremely ill, but no doctor or specialist could give us a reason why or what was wrong with her. In two months she went from 190 lbs. to 150 lbs. and now she is about 135 lbs. She could not keep any solids down, was extremely lethargic, and inexplicably would go unconscious from one moment to the other. To make matters worse her organs started failing, there was chaos inside her, and her whole body went into a hiatus. We were told not to expect too much as they were dumbfounded and had no idea what to expect next. She only got worse as she could hardly get out of bed and lost complete strength to the point that even the children had taken notice, she couldn't pick up our one year old anymore let alone keep herself up. Her illness lasted for four months and was in and out of hospitals, she spent at least 70% of that time admitted to the hospital. I had to take time off of work, one cause she spent most of her time in the hospital and two because she was so weak she could no longer take care of our children. Ours kids couldn't ignore the fact that mommy could no longer stand for too long or pick them up, play with them and now looked fragile and weak. They cried, and worried at an age they should have never had to know the meaning of those words. They constantly tried their best to keep her happy and comfortable showing their unconditional love by trying their best to clean up after themselves, the older kids trying to help with the younger ones, even making their own recipes to feed mommy and the two little ones. Their favorite recipes were, one part pink lemonade and one part fruit punch, pb&j with bananas and pre-cut apples with peanut butter. It broke our hearts watching our babies doing their best in becoming their mommy’s caregivers, trying to make sure that mommy would get better. The worst time was when she was stuck in the bathroom for up to 3hrs. Throwing up, the episodes were so severe there was no way she could be somewhat quiet out of concern and consideration for our babies. The severity of these episodes was so intense she filled the house with the horrible sounds coming from the bathroom, the gagging, coughing, gasping for air, cries, it was terrible. All I could do was try and distract our babies by playing music because they refused to leave the house and it was also a difficult option knowing I would be leaving her alone with no supervision. But even then, my desperate attempts were of little help, because when she exited the bathroom smiling trying to ease our babies concern, her bloodshot eyes, the erythema or small broken blood vessels on her face, the lethargy and extreme weakness was enough to get anyone alarmingly scared. Everyone helped in any way they could, especially being aware that just months before we had to let our home go and lost our car to unrepairable damage, forcing us to move in with family. We were blessed to get a new car, which facilitated our stay at my mother in-law's home to help with our babies and my wife recuperate. My wife's health improved and in no time was back to herself again, we were all ecstatic, specially the babies. But shortly thereafter I lost my job due to all the hardships our family was going through. Again, we were forced to relocate this time to my mother's in-law home and again we lost our new car, again due to mechanical problems except this time although repairable we couldn’t afford to repair it or continue to make payments. Our family felt the hits that were coming too often, too close, and all at once. Witnessing the strength of our family ties and unity that my wife, in reality, planted in our little ones to stay strong and united through the highs and the lows no matter what. Made me realize how much she truly did while I was away at work, disappointed that I had not realized this in the eight years we had already shared. Realizing she is a fundamental part to our family but most importantly to our children. I started to feel disappointed and ashamed of myself, for doing and keeping things from my wife she didn’t deserve, all the while she was building a strong loving family that although I played a role the majority truly was her as she was the one who fully dedicated herself to raising and taking care of them. She quit her job years back and completely with every sense of her being dedicated and devoted herself to our children from taking care of their good hygiene customs to building wonderful individuals with morals, values, principles, and UNBREAKABLE LOVE. With the blindfold off my eyes, I decided I was going to come clean and give her the respect she deserves. I came to the conclusion that this would be best done in a public place hoping it might make it easier to avoid rejection or a negative outcome. I was under the impression that doing it this way I would have some sort of chance to explain myself and apologize, plea for her forgiveness. I was wrong, confessing to her that I had failed to our promise to always be honest, loyal, and faithful broke her heart in two. She was hurt, angry, disappointed, and understandably lost her composure and reproached me with the lack of worth in my person and demanded explanations, answers, everything and anything. She was in tears, all the same, angry to know she did not receive the same respect, she was not given her rightful place as she so selflessly gave me. She angrily walked away saying she was leaving and was done with this, I in returned was hurt and let my emotions get the best of me and rebutted angrily. On May 8th 2014 a concerned by-stander watching the confrontation called the cops, for our children were present. The cops took our children into custody and called CPS. There was no evaluation interview, our babies were just picked up and ripped from our arms and our lives. Their excuse was the previous two reports we had with CPS. You see we have a 7yr old, a 6yr old, a 2yr old, and a 1yr old, but our 6yr old has a disability called PDD-NOS, it’s a developmental disorder that falls under the autism spectrum. With this disability, he wants and needs things a certain way as he lives in his own world, and if he doesn’t get them he snaps and throws full blown and scary tantrums anything from just crying to screaming and kicking doors, throwing large enough objects across the rooms, breaking or ripping objects, hitting himself, name calling, accusing, spitting, relieving himself 1 or 2 anywhere, to trying to hurt others. Before we were aware of his disability we would just allow him to get it all out while at the same time trying to control the situation either by trying to calm him down or sometimes all we could do is just try and catch things and keep him apart from the rest of the babies to prevent them from being afraid and getting hurt while it was happening. Of course neighbors had no idea of what was going on and called CPS. Both previous occasions were dismissed as there was no danger to them and they just couldn’t find anything to pin on us. They sure tried though, to the point that they made the attempt of saying my wife was neglectful by having them live in a filthy home. Their "justifiable" argument? Well that my wife allowed them to paint and write on a certain section of the walls and then clean it up and let them do it again, it was their canvas and she was more than happy to clean the slate for them to enjoy themselves again. My wife calls it " Kids being kids, and they should be allowed to be kids, after all I’m the one who cleans it over and over again cause it's my job to be the parent and grown up, not theirs, they are still toddlers, let them be it makes them happy and I don’t mind cleaning, there’s an age for everything and right now is not the age to limit them with the reality of life's rules and formalities of it". Yet they blew this simple privilege she gave our angel’s way out of proportion making false accusations in the upkeep of our home. This time they just took them, no questions, no explanations, nothing they just picked them up from the police station. We have been destroyed, not just us but our children are being traumatized and extremely sad, trying to figure out what’s going on. All the while they are being told what to do, what to say, how to feel, when to lie, they are hurting constantly asking when can we please bring them back home. They are depressed and hopeless, but most of all afraid, afraid to talk, they want to tell us something but always stop and either look up at the foster parent or social worker and stop, or over the phone they start to say something and are quickly silenced by a voice in the background and told what to say. There’s been numerous times that our 7yr old lets it slip, when she’s angry at my wife and accusing her for all of this with specific accusations as to how "she caused" it, and when she’s asked who said that or why she says those things or feels that way she slips and states " because L**** said that’s what you did" or " L**** told me you did" referring herself to the foster mom. Who by the way happens to have majored in child development and psychology. Our 2yr. old son has said to us "Mommy and daddy are really mean and bad" with close to perfect pronunciation and in a complete sentence, yet you can’t understand anything else he says, and did not speak in sentences just yet nor does he know to emphasize. Furthermore, there was a monotone to his accusation letting us know he is being coached and trained. They are putting our children through hell. I am well aware of my mistakes, even my wife feels like she should have controlled her emotions, although I find her reaction natural to any normal person, we are extremely disappointed in ourselves as we feel like we have failed our children. I am in no way proud of my faults, but feel that NOW is not the time to be conservative and private about my disappointing failure simply because I might be ashamed and concerned with my character being judged, I will rid myself of any stupid personal pride because my children don’t deserve this. Transparency is of the utmost importance and I learned that the hard way, but I would lay my life over my children, they are amazingly wonderful individuals who don’t deserve this and for them I willingly show my humility in any way possible starting with honesty. My wife's world has been destroyed, she is not used to being away from them after all they are a part of her being and I can see that the color in her world has been taken away, they are what brightens her life, her world, and her person. I can only imagine what my children are going through without mommy and daddy, but mommy? Without mommy? as you can tell she is everything to them as well, my beautiful little 7yr old daughter still finds it in her little hear to worry about her mommy and what she might be feeling being without them, she stresses so much she gets sick and has panic attacks, throwing up and abdominal pain, can’t eat or sleep, AND SHE JUST 7YRS OLD!!!!! She shouldn’t be going through this at such young age, our children have been through too much already this is unfair and life changing to them. My wife does the same here she can’t eat, sleep, quite honestly even live for her everything and anything reminds her of them there is nothing that I can guarantee doesn’t. She can’t be around children, see or hear them because she just breaks down with a heartache that I have never witnessed in my life. Our 1 and 2yr olds want to come home, they won’t let go of us at our visitations and are always holding tight when they see that it’s time to go, our 6yr old asks if he will ever come back home, our 7yr always says " But why! I don’t want it to be time to go, I want to stay with you, I don’t want to go, we want to come home!" right before she breaks down and cries because they are pulling on her already to separate us, and always right before she leaves she tells my wife "Mother and daughter forever NO MATTER WHAT! I love you mommy....I love you daddy" every time it’s the same, by the time they reach the car they are all crying and reaching for us. I couldn’t even begin to describe how I feel inside, all I know is that I have to try and be strong for them, although I feel crippled. My kids constantly cry for me specially since they kept me away from them for a whole month not even a call, I've only been able to see them twice in the past two weeks and now I am allowed to speak with them once a day for 30 minutes and only before their bedtime, my wife has been able to do all of this for the past month or so but it took her contacting the person in charge that’s outside the department, I believe it was the regional supervisor, to get her visits and phone calls, apparently they don’t return calls or messages at all. But they can try and break a child’s heart, let me elaborate further, when our children were picked up the social worker was informed that our 7yr old was not my biological child but we were in the process of the legal adoption. We emphasized that our daughter was not aware of this or that her last name was her biologicals parent versus mine. We explained that she was unaware because he simply dismissed himself from her life while she was still in the NICU for being born 3 1/2 months early at 1 lbs. and just reaching 12inches long due to early labor. We continued further with the fact that my wife and I met just 3 days of our daughters release and we quickly built a strong connection resulting in our moving in together 7 months later. We made it clear the reason why our daughter was unaware was because I had been in her life since she was just over 4 months old and just naturally connected with her, a connection that was amazing I had never loved a baby in that way, the love that was developed was that of a father and daughter. The absence of her biological is what facilitated our relationship of father and daughter and the lack of her knowledge of him, but we were going to tell her at the right time. W asked that she made sure she was not told anything especially since it could damage her even more given the situation. Instead as soon as she arrived with our children to her office she made sure to tell her what her legal last name was and making sure she understood that her last name was not mine which is the same for the rest of the family, which she also made sure to emphasize on that fact. Please help us keep our family together and our children away from the real abusive treat and danger. PLEASE NOT FOR US, BUT FOR THEM, THEY ARE INNOCENT ANGELS, PLEASE HELP US...ANYTHING HELPS, GOD BLESS.

CPS gets monetary profits from removing children from their homes and helping terminate parental to be put up for adoption with the adoption agencies they have contracts with. They get bonuses for every child they remove from their homes, and then for every child they helped put up for adoption. They have monthly quotas they must meet, quotas on removing children from their families. It gets worse, make a thorough research on what they are involved in. I would write more on it but it is quite extensive but just to give you an idea I’ll leave you with this:

From the legislative desk of Senator Nancy Schaefer 50th District of
Georgia
November 16, 2007
THE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE
SERVICES
BY: Nancy Schaefer
Senator, 50th District
My introduction into child protective service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining
state who called me with her tragic story. Her two granddaughters had been taken from her
daughter who lived in my district. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see
her children again she should sign a paper and give up her children. Frightened and young,
the daughter did. I have since discovered that parents are often threatened into cooperation
of permanent separation of their children.
The children were taken to another county and placed in foster care. The foster parents
were told wrongly that they could adopt the children. The grandmother then jumped through
every hoop known to man in order to get her granddaughters. When the case finally came to
court it was made evident by one of the foster parent’s children that the foster parents had,
at any given time, 18 foster children and that the foster mother had an inappropriate
relationship with the caseworker.
In the courtroom, the juvenile judge, acted as though she was shocked and said the two girls
would be removed quickly. They were not removed. Finally, after much pressure being
applied to the Department of Family and Children Services of Georgia (DFCS), the children
were driven to South Georgia to meet their grandmother who gladly drove to meet them.
After being with their grandmother two or three days, the judge, quite out of the blue, wrote
up a new order to send the girls to their father, who previously had no interest in the case and
who lived on the West Coast. The father was in “adult entertainment”. His girlfriend worked
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as an “escort” and his brother, who also worked in the business, 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.
The father developed an unusual relationship with the former foster parents and soon moved
back to the southeast, and the foster parents began driving to the father’s residence and
picking up the little girls for visits. The oldest child had told her mother and grandmother
on two different occasions that the foster father molested her.
To this day after five years, this loving, caring blood relative grandmother does not even
have visitation privileges with the children. The little girls are in my opinion 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 not recovered.
Throughout this case and through the process of dealing with multiple other mismanaged
cases of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), I have worked with other
desperate parents and children across the state because they have no rights and no one with
whom to turn. I have witnessed ruthless behavior from many caseworkers, social workers,
investigators, lawyers, judges, therapists, and others such as those who “pick up” the
children. I have been stunned by what I have seen and heard from victims all over the state
of Georgia.
In this report, I am focusing on the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
(DFCS). However, I believe Child Protective Services nationwide has become corrupt and
that the entire system is broken almost beyond repair. I am convinced parents and families
should be warned of the dangers.
The Department of Child Protective Services, known as the Department of Family and
Children Service (DFCS) in Georgia and other titles in other states, has become a “protected
empire” built on taking children and separating families. This is not to say that there are not
those children who do need to be removed from wretched situations and need protection.
This report is concerned with the children and parents caught up in “legal kidnapping,”
ineffective policies, and DFCS who do does not remove a child or children when a child is
enduring torment and abuse. (See Exhibit A and Exhibit B)
In one county in my District, I arranged a meeting for thirty-seven families to speak freely
and without fear. These poor parents and grandparents spoke of their painful, heart
wrenching encounters with DFCS. Their suffering was overwhelming. They wept and
cried. Some did not know where their children were and had not seen them in years. I
had witnessed the “Gestapo” at work and I witnessed the deceitful conditions under which
children were taken in the middle of the night, out of hospitals, off of school buses, and out
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of homes. In one county a private drug testing business was operating within the DFCS
department that required many, many drug tests from parents and individuals for profit. In
another county children were not removed when they were enduring the worst possible abuse.
Due to being exposed, several employees in a particular DFCS office were fired. However,
they have now been rehired either in neighboring counties or in the same county again.
According to the calls I am now receiving, the conditions in that county are returning to
the same practices that they had before the light was shown on their deeds.
Having worked with probably 300 cases statewide, I am convinced there is no responsibility
and no accountability in the system.
I have come to the conclusion:
· that poor parents often times are targeted to lose their children because they do not
have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. 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;
· that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not
mean your children are always to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not
perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to
be, with family;
· that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes
and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while
they are at work and while their children are separated from them. This can take
months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents
are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and
“bonuses” for not returning children;
· that caseworkers and social workers are oftentimes guilty of fraud. They withhold
evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights.
However, when charges are made against them, the charges are ignored;
· that the separation of families is growing as a business because local governments have
grown accustomed to having taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;
· that Child Protective Service and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a
confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing.
There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid!
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There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, court personnel, and judges.
There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster
parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state
custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that social workers are the glue
that holds “the system” together that funds the court, the child’s attorney, and the
multiple other jobs including DFCS’s attorney.
· that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion by President Bill Clinton,
offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In
order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need
more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sell and you must have
plenty of them so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000
bonus for each child adopted and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child.
Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;
· that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the
home. When a child in foster care is placed with a new family then “adoption bonus
funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16
drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved;
· that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep
them together;
· 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, “This must end! No one, because they are all in the system together and a system
with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Look at the waste in
government that is forced upon the tax payer;
· that the “Policy Manuel” is considered “the last word” for DFCS. However, it is too
long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;
· that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there
might be a greater need for protective services, but today all children are not always
safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care
and the head of a Foster Parents Association in my District was recently arrested
because of child molestation;
· that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they
must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no
option, will divorce and
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then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do
anything to get their children home with them.
· fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are oftentimes treated as criminals without
access to their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life
out of them;
· that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not bring out that a foster parent is there
only to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many Foster Parents
today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child
from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the
system;
· that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims,
parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the
system’s services.
· that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia trying to get custody of
their grandchildren. DFCS claims
relatives are contacted, but there are cases that prove differently. Grandparents who
lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children
lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to
their heirs.
· 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”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual
molestation than in the general population.
· 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.
Please continue:
(See Final Remarks next page)
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FINAL REMARKS
On my desk are scores of cases of exhausted families and troubled children. It has
been beyond me to turn my back on these suffering, crying, and sometimes beaten down
individuals. We are mistreating the most innocent. Child Protective Services have become
adult centered to the detriment of children. No longer is judgment based on what the child
needs or who the child wants to be with or what is really best for the whole family; it is some
adult or bureaucrat who makes the decisions, based often on just hearsay, without ever
consulting a family member, or just what is convenient, profitable, or less troublesome for
a director of DFCS.
I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even
believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the
people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so.
Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set
our children and families free.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy” Proverbs 31:8-9
Please continue to read:
Recommendations
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
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RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Call for an independent audit of the Department of Family and Children’s Services
(DFCS) to expose corruption and fraud.
2. Activate immediate change. Every day that passes means more families and children
are subject to being held hostage.
3. End the financial incentives that separate families.
4. Grant to parents their rights in writing.
5. Mandate a search for family members to be given the opportunity to adopt their
own relatives.
6. Mandate a jury trial where every piece of evidence is presented before removing a
child from his or her parents.
7. Require a warrant or a positive emergency circumstance
before removing children from their parents. (Judge Arthur G. Christean, Utah Bar
Journal, January, 1997 reported that “except in emergency circumstances, including
the need for immediate medical care, require warrants upon affidavits of probable
cause before entry upon private property is permitted for the forcible removal of
children from their parents.”)
8. Uphold the laws when someone fabricates or presents false evidence. If a parent
alleges fraud, hold a hearing with the right to discovery of all evidence.
Senator Nancy Schaefer
50th District of Georgia
Continue to Exhibit A
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EXHIBIT A
December 5, 2006
Jeremy’s Story
( Some names withheld due to future hearings)
As told to Senator Nancy Schaefer by Sandra (XXXX), a foster parent of Jeremy for 2 ½
years.
My husband and I received Jeremy when he was 2 weeks old and we have been the only
parents he has really ever known. He lived with us for 27 months. (XXXX) is the grandfather
of Jeremy, and he is known for molesting his own children, for molesting Jeremy and has
been court ordered not to be around Jeremy. (XXXX) is the mother of Jeremy, who has
been diagnosed to be mentally ill, and also is known to have molested Jeremy. (XXXX)
and Jeremy’s uncle is a registered sex offender and (XXXX) is the biological father, who is a
drug addict and alcoholic and who continues to be in and out of jail. Having just described
Jeremy’s world, all of these adults are not to be any part of Jeremy’s life, yet for years DFCS
has known that they are. DFCS had to test (XXXX) (the grandfather) and his son (XXXX)
(the uncle) and (XXXX) to determine the real father. (XXXX) is the biological father
although any of them might have been. In court, it appeared from the case study, that
everyone involved knew that this little boy had been molested by family members, even by
his own mother, (XXXX). In court, (XXX), the mother of Jeremy, admitted to having had
sex with (XXXX) (the grandfather) and (XXXX) (her own brother) that morning. Judge
(XXXX) and DFCS gave Jeremy to his grandmother that same day. (XXXX), the
grandmother, is over 300 lbs., is unable to drive, and is unable to take care of Jeremy due to
physical problems. She also has been in a mental hospital several times due to her behavior.
Even though it was ordered by the court that the grandfather (XXXX), the uncle (XXXX)
(a convicted sex offender), (XXXX) his mother who molested him and (XXXX) his biological
father, a convicted drug addict, were not to have anything to do with the child, they all
continue to come and go as they please at (XXXX address), where Jeremy has been
“sentenced to live” for years. This residence has no bathroom and little heat. The front door
and the windows are boarded. (See pictures) This home should have been condemned years
ago. I have been in this home. No child should ever have to live like this or with such people.
Jeremy was taken from us at age 2 ½ years after (XXXX) obtained attorney (XXXX), who
was the same attorney who represented him in a large settlement from an auto accident. I
am told, that attorney (XXXX), as grandfather’s attorney, is known to have repeatedly gotten
(XXXX) off of several criminal charges in White County. This is a matter of record and is
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known by many in White County. I have copies of some records. (XXXX grandfather),
through (XXXX attorney’s) work, got (XXXX), the grandmother of Jeremy, legal custody
of Jeremy. (XXXX grandfather) who cannot read or write also got his daughter (XXXX)
and son (XXXX) diagnosed by government agencies as mentally ill. (XXXX grandfather),
through legal channels, has taken upon himself all control of the family and is able to take
possession of any government funding coming to these people.
It was during this time that Jeremy was to have a six-month transitional period between
(XXXX grandmother) and my family as we were to give him up. The court ordered
agreement was to have been 4 days at our house and 3 days at (XXXX grandmother).
DFCS stopped the visits within 2 weeks. The reason given by DFCS was the child was
too traumatized going back and forth. In truth, Jeremy begged us and screamed never
to be taken back to (XXXX his grandmother) house, which we have on video. We, as a
family, have seen Jeremy in stores time to time with (XXXX grandmother) and the very
people he is not to be around. At each meeting Jeremy continues to run to us wherever
he sees us and it is clear he is suffering. This child is in a desperate situation and this is
why I am writing, and begging you Senator Schaefer, to do something in this child’s behalf.
Jeremy can clearly describe in detail his sexual molestation by every member of this
family and this sexual abuse continues to this day.
When Jeremy was 5 years of age I took him to Dr. (XXXX) of Habersham County who did
indeed agree that Jeremy’s rectum was black and blue and the physical damage to the child
was clearly a case of sexual molestation .
Early in Jeremy’s life, when he was in such bad physical condition, we took him to Egleston
Children Hospital where at two months of age therapy was to begin three times a week.
DFCS decided that the (XXXX grandparent family) should participate in his therapy.
However, the therapist complained over and over that the (XXXX grandparent family)
would not even wash their hands and would cause Jeremy to cry during these sessions.
(XXXX the grandmother), after receiving custody no longer allowed the therapy because
it was an inconvenience. The therapist reported that this would be a terrible thing to do
to this child. Therapy was stopped and it was detrimental to the health of Jeremy.
During (XXXX grandmother) custody, (XXXX uncle) has shot Jeremy with a BB gun
and there is a report at (XXXX) County Sheriff’s office. There are several amber alerts
at Cornelia Wal-Mart, Commerce Wal-Mart, and a 911 report from (XXXX) County
Sheriff’s Department when Jeremy was lost. (XXXX grandmother), to teach Jeremy a
lesson, took thorn bush limbs and beat the bottoms of his feet. Jeremy’s feet got infected
and his feet had to be lanced by Dr. (XXXX). Then Judy called me to pick him up after
about 4 days to take back him to the doctor because of intense pain. I took Jeremy to
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Dr. (XXXX) in Gainesville. Dr. (XXXX) said surgery was needed immediately and a cast was
added. After returning home, (XXXX), his grandfather and (XXXX), his uncle, took him
into the hog lot and allowed him to walk in the filth.
Jeremy’s feet became so infected for a 2nd time that he was again taken back to Dr. (XXXX)
and the hospital. No one in the hospital could believe this child’s living conditions.
Jeremy is threatened to keep quiet and not say anything to anyone.
I have videos, reports, arrest records and almost anything you might need to help Jeremy.
Please call my husband, Wendell, or me at any time.
Sandra and (XXXX) husband (XXXX)
Continue - Exhibit B
EXHIBIT B
Failure of DFCS
to remove six desperate children
A brief report regarding six children that Habersham County DFCS director failed to remove
as disclosed to Senator Nancy Schaefer by Sheriff Deray Fincher of Habersham County.
Sheriff Deray Fincher, Chief of Police Don Ford and Chief Investigator Lt. Greg Bowen Chief
called me to meet with them immediately, which I did on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sheriff Fincher, after contacting the Director of Habersham County DFCS several times to
remove six children from being horribly abused, finally had to get a court order to remove the
children himself with the help of two police officers.
The children, four boys and two girls, were not just being abused; they were being tortured
by a monster father.
The six children and a live in girl friend were terrified of this man, the abuser. The children
never slept in a bed, but always on the floor. The place where they lived was unfit for human
habitation.
The father on one occasion hit one of the boys across his head with a bat and cut the boy’s
head open. The father then proceeded to hold the boy down and sew up the child’s head with
a needle and red thread. However, even with beatings and burnings, this is only a fraction of
what the father did to these children and to the live-in girlfriend.
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Sheriff Fincher has pictures of the abuse and condition of one of the boys and at the writing of
this report, he has the father in jail in Habersham County.
It should be noted that when the DFCS director found out that Sheriff Fincher was going to
remove the children, she called the father and warned him to flee.
This is not the only time this DFCS director failed to remove a child when she needed to do so.
(See Exhibit A)
The egregious acts and abhorrent behavior of officials who are supposed to protect children
can no longer be tolerated.
Senator Nancy Schaefer
50th District of Georgia
Senator Nancy Schaefer
302 B Coverdell Office Building
18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-463-1367
Fax:: 404-657-3217
Senator Nancy Schaefer
District Office
P O Box 294
Turnerville, Georgia 30580
Phone: 706-754-1998
Fax: 706-754-1803
email: senatornancyschaefer@alltel.net
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