DCF Worker Holds Grudge & Goes Against Policy to Take Newborn Baby From Hospital
My beautiful son was taken 36 hours after he was born from his mother’s arms. I was not allowed to be in the room or even say goodbye to my little boy.. because of a rouge DCF officer, we lost our baby and we are putting up as big of a fight as we possibly can. We don’t know what to do because they left us with little to no options. They kidnapped our child with no court order and placed him in emergency custody. We can’t comprehend how this was allowed. They kept me from even seeing him one more time and saying goodbye. I was not given any paperwork in regards to what was happening or why it was happening. Our hearts are broken for our baby boy.
We arrived at the hospital in the middle of a snowstorm; the biggest one this winter. Mom and I love our children so much and seeing her hurting and in pain is so difficult. Her breasts are constantly making milk for the baby, and the hospital won’t even allow us to bring the baby any breast milk. We’re being stripped of our rights as parents, the director refused to give me his name and refused to give me any paperwork, and had me escorted out and kicked off the hospital property, I was never threatening or aggressive but I was emotional and crying because of what had happened. They literally ripped my heart from my chest.
They were aggressive towards us like we are criminals.
The DCF worker is a former caseworker from a past case with mom’s 2 other children (she had signed her rights away through an Open Adoption and has a great relationship with the adopted parents. The case was closed on Dec 6th, 2020. My son was born on Dec 17th, 2020. Despite the case being already closed for 11 days, mom’s old worker Christine Niven had begun calling, texting, and harassing her for information and doing everything she could to use fear tactics to get more information. Including using her 2 other children and her visits as leverage as an intimidation tactic EVERY TIME. We have most things recorded, including every conversation we have had with them along with videos from the day they took our son. We don’t even live within the same area as the office she operates from, if she had had a DCF worker, it would be out of the office of the city we reside in. But that’s not the case. She has called the mother of my child “easy” because she has kids who have different fathers. She has laughed at successful people in my family saying things like “ yeah well most successful people are drug addicts so yours probably are” on recorded videos through zoom meetings. She has lied and targeted us whenever we speak up and question anything she has to say or bring to us.
She has never once given us answers to ANY questions.
The reports against her seem to go absolutely nowhere. We just want our baby, I have another daughter and I was granted rights and visits and partial custody of her, they won’t even speak to us about why we can’t see our child or even call to check on his well being. It’s just not fair.
We are not bad parents. We planned for this child. We both work and have our own place, a 4 bedroom apartment for our children. We now stay up all night every night almost in tears over this and our days are filled with a sense of no purpose other than to work on whatever we can to get him home. My baby deserves to feel his mother’s warmth and look into our eyes and know his parents. Not held up because a DCF worker holds a grudge and goes against policy to steal our child.