Healthcare Worker Gives Mother False Diagnosis & CPS Takes Baby
At the end of August 2018 DCYF of Washington state, came to my house and told me they got a call and they had a concern I was taking my son to the doctor too much. “They told me not to expect anything to happen. That they like to close these cases out in 60 days.”
At the End of October 2018, I took my son to the local ER cause he was puking what appeared to be blood. They transferred him to Randell children’s hospital in Portland, OR. After two days they told me they wanted to have a meeting with me about my son’s care. As I walked into the room there were several people sitting around a table. They proceeded to say that they had a pick up an order for my son to be taken into state care. They never showed me a pick-up order and bullied me saying I had a mental disorder and I was a danger to my child’s health and well-being. They said that a doctor by the name of Thomas J Valvano of CARES northwest was the person who looked through my son’s medical records and determined I had a factious disorder by proxy. I was escorted out of the hospital by an officer.
DCYF of Washington state Jessica Zinger threatened me over the phone and stated that “if I didn’t admit to what I did and got the help that I wouldn’t be able to see my kids”
I told them how can I admit to something that I didn’t do. It would be lying. I got a new caseworker Janeane Ladigus and she proceeded to keep me from seeing my kids for a month and I had to get a court order to see my kids. On the first visit after a month, I saw two of my three kids. They stated that my youngest was in the ER at the time of the visit for a rash. Found out later that he was in fact not in the ER at the time of the visit and was discharged well before the time of the visit.
My baby started to show up to visits with bruises and I reported to the caseworker Janeane Ladigus and she stated not to worry about it cause he was moved to a different foster home.
He continued to show up with bruises, deep scratches, and a black eye nothing was done about this. So I went back to court to get my kids with family placement and it was approved and my son’s bruises had gone away and no more appeared. I had to keep taking DCYF back to court for visitation cause they absolutely refused to give me any more time or go to sporting events my kids were involved in as well as school events.
For the past two years and two months, I have not had fact-finding in Washington. They kept pushing it out “for a good reason”. Eventually, they stopped scheduling fact findings and there still isn’t one scheduled. If they had enough to take my kids from me then why not prove it in fact-finding instead of not ever having one.
I met my boyfriend shortly after the DCYF case started in 2018. I went out to Indiana to visit him in 2019 then found out I was pregnant with his child. I made the decision to move to Indiana in order to protect my unborn baby from Washington DCYF. One day I was home with my boyfriend’s older daughter and I took her to the park with some friends. A week later DCS of Clay County Indiana was knocking on my door. We set up a meeting with Michelle Puckett who was the intake caseworker. Someone called DCS cause I was at the park with my boyfriend’s older daughter, she then proceeded to say that there was an outtake case from Washington state. I was open and honest about it and she said I wouldn’t expect anything to come of this. We didn’t hear from them again.
July 16, 2020. Baby girl was born. Healthy and happy we went home. July 20, 2020, they came in and tore our new family apart.
They Took my newborn out of her loving healthy home based on hearsay from Washington states DCYF.
At the detention hearing a couple of days later they forced me to stop nursing and breastfeeding my newborn. said they wanted to test the breastmilk cause there was ipecac in the home. There was not nor will there ever be ipecac in my house.
They still can’t show me actual proof that there was ipecac in either of the houses I’ve lived in.
I’ve had two mental evaluations that show I do not have factious disorder by proxy and they want me to have another. I’ve had one per their referral and they just pushed it aside cause it’s not what they want it to say. I had another per me and it agrees with the one I had per them.
After five months of suffering for our new family. We’ve missed all her firsts. First holidays, first smile, first tooth, first milestones, and they’re STILL hasn’t been a fact-finding. DCS in Clay County Indiana keeps pushing it out. Still, to this day there isn’t one scheduled in either Washington state or Indiana. If they had enough to take my newborn why would they keep pushing out fact findings?
They also NEVER wanted to look at anything I have that goes directly against what this doctor is saying. I have video and photographic evidence as well as Negative mental evaluations they ignored. We’ve recently found out this said doctor that diagnosed me with the factious disorder by proxy can’t make a mental disorder diagnosis as he’s just a general pediatrician who doesn’t have a license in mental health in adults.