CPS Fails 7yr old Grandaughter
Giving an update on my situation.
Several months have now passed, and the three youngest children who were in foster care are now home to a trial discharge. My cps case and foster care case got closed for my sons as of March 22, 2021 as we have worked hard to complete everything that has been asked of us.
I found out in June 2020 that there was never any intention per Livingston Department of Social Services. To ever allow my granddaughter to come home. She, along with my three sons, have been in foster care for just over a year now. My kids were removed due to allegations of sexual abuse of my granddaughter, which in theory was the whole reason I had my grandchild, was due to her mother’s failures to protect her.
I have reported several times to Livingston County, NY, that my granddaughter was being abused by her mother and father and to no avail all attempts were crashed. My granddaughters, mental health workers and the county all knew this was going on and not one mandated reporter reported it to the proper people, our cries went unheard of for years.
I gained custody of my my grandchild in June 2019 a few months after an anonymous call was put in to the hotline that it had been allowing my grandchild to be sexually abused and was not doing anything about it, which was a big fat lie.
The county didn’t do anything about it, Livingston County Department of Social Services ignored my cry for help for her without blinking an eye to the fact that the little girl had been so abused you could hug her without her crying for two hours in fear. She was under weight and she was wetting bed, refused to eat, sleep, or be touched.
It was well medically documented. Since my children and granddaughter were placed into foster care they were pretty much told I was a bad parent and I needed to complete this program and that program and have a mental evaluation done which I did respectfully and timely with my complaints and issues I was riled it was needed to bring all four of my three and my grandchild home .the whole time I was made to believe I was bringing all 4 kids home they, lied to me last June 2020 the dept. dropped a bomb on me that was not recommending my granddaughter come home to me they were going to terminate my daughter’s rights and the father’s rights and place her for adoption to the family that has been fostering her. From day one there were never any plans on her being able to come home.. The Dept. of Social Services knew this but lied and never told me the truth so I would complete their programs (not that I wouldn’t have anyways).
I’ve fought long and hard to do what we needed to to have a happy ending.
Erika Montremrano, Stacie Weichman DSS Livingston County at Mt Morris, NY. The DSS lawyer at the time, Mrs. Noto, who’s now one of the county’s judges, and Judge VanAllen, are all forcing the adoption process of my granddaughter whom I offered to do anything to get back home, including share a bedroom with her ( she is 7) and the county has never given me an earned to do anything to get her many times but I have ignored it many times. The dept told me what a good parent I am and told me, I have raised well behaved kids and that I’m good enough to give them home but not enough food to have my grandbaby home .
In all I have been isolated from my grandchild, she’s been isolated from me. we carry a strong bond between her and I’ve not been offered to Dr. Appt except twice with the the 15 months. I’ve never been able to do so after. I am still fighting . they treat me like I’m nothing to her although I’ve raised her off and on her whole life.
The county refused to speak to me in regards to what I needed to do to get her home. She’s not just my granddaughter but my daughter, I miss her and I love her and want her home .it feels like I’m planning a long funeral for a child that is still alive. They terminated my once a month one hour visit in January 2021 over issues she had suffered before she came to live with me. My family is torn apart, we are suffering and I don’t want her adopted out and still willing to do what it takes to get her home but they refuse. In the meantime, two of my children have spoken up about their experiences in foster care. My 15 yr old son was jumped by multiple teens a police report was made and a cps report was opened on the home he was in. It was unfounded. my 14yr old and 10yrs old were placed into two bad foster homes, one of which was allowing my kids to watch porno type movies like sausage parties and 50 shades of grey. They take your kids and say you’re a bad parent yet allow foster families to abuse them while the CPS worker in the case herself is a drunk and seen buying many bottles of alcohol in the same town she works in. (Erika Montremrano) and that’s ok. I just want my family to complete it again and I want my granddaughter back home.
I miss her so very much.