“If only I had known then what I know now. Because they did not have a warrant to enter my house.”
“If only I had known then what I know now. Because they did not have a warrant to enter my house.“
It all started with my 15 yr old daughters father.
She was living with him while I was making a move from one city to the next. So that she didn’t have to interrupt her schooling..
In the short amount of time he had her, he did a number on her. She was put on meds. Then the one day she took for herself to spend time with my family. He kicked her out and told her he was putting a restraining order on her. Of course I had already moved. Taking her back was not even a question, that’s my child who I love dearly..
I had her 2 days before we ended up on the hospital because her body was having a reaction to something. We went in and had all kinds of test done but they couldn’t find anything. She had also admitted to the nurses and doctors that she had been smoking with her father.
Which is when we had CPS enter our lives. An investigator showed up to my house one evening while I was cooking. She came in inspected my house and everything was good. Then 2 weeks later another investigator (Rafael Renee Miranda) shows up and inspects my house. My boyfriend shows up during this inspection. We both voluntary do a drug test. Which she told my boyfriend his didn’t matter because he didn’t live in the house. But we both did it, and that same day she told us the case would be closed in 3 days. A couple days later I send her a picture of my baby’s updated shot records and she let me know that the drug test were clean.
My daughter was still feeling hurt and acting out. We ended up with her in a behavioral hospital. So from the beginning of December to mid January was when I heard from CPS again.
They had already messed up my life.
The apt that I lived in was told that my boyfriend was living with me. Which was not true. And that my oldest was living with me from the time I had moved in there which was also not true. But I was getting evicted because of this..
She showed up mid January, knowing I was being evicted because of what she had said. And when she came in, she came in threatening to take my kids. There was no talking about. No trying to figure things out. It was that I needed to go stay with family because I could not be alone with my kids.
That was already not right to me. So when she left I decided I was done with them. The next few times she came to my door I did not open it. I did not speak to her. I wanted nothing to do with them.
She had slipped a card under door stating that she was going to come back with the police if I didn’t open my door. I still didn’t open my door. My plan was to move out and not have to deal with them anymore. I got caught off guard when I got a knock at the door at 8 pm on a Sunday. I honestly thought it was my boyfriend’s daughter and her boyfriend. But it was her with a police officer.
I stood at my door telling her I didn’t want to let her in. Her and the officer are telling me that I needed to let them in.
If only I had known then what I know now. Because they did not have a warrant to enter my house. More or less search it, which the officer did. He looked in our bedrooms, and found nothing.
I sat back on my couch speaking to the investigator as he walked into my kitchen alone and I could hear him going through all the cabinets. Which my kitchen wasn’t big enough for him to be in there the time he was, but he came back and asked me who (my boyfriend’s daughter’s name) was and I told him that she is my boyfriend’s daughter, which he says ok then walks over to the investigator and whispers that there are 2 pills on my kitchen floor.
Now at that time I get up with the investigator to go look. And they are on the floor right in front of my refrigerator. At this time she tells me how those 2 pills could kill my baby had she found them…
Any parent of a 4 yr old and an infant knows you can not go into the refrigerator without them standing with you right in front. And you also know that you can not go all day until 8 pm not feeding them. So I know that from 5 am until 8 pm where I was alone with 2 small children that those pills were not left on my floor in front of my refrigerator by us. She then told me that she was going to take me and my children to my mother’s house because now I really couldn’t be alone with my kids.
I called my mom, got the ok and then we were on our way. We got there. She talked to my mom and told her she would be in touch on the morning to let us know what was gonna happen.
Not till about 7 pm did she show up again with 4 other investigators and 3 police officers. And started taking my children out screaming and crying instead of just asking me to leave. So my kids were good, they just had to traumatize them.
My mother went with me to meet with the investigator at her office so that she could get the girls in to her custody. Which she questioned me about the pills. Which I was not going to claim that those were on my floor because of us.
Then she went on to ask me if I was slow. I was truly insulted. She of course denied ever threatening to take my kids. Which I told her she really did.
In the small amount of time they had my kids, they were all sick. When my Mom got them, nothing they ate would stay with them. My mom said they were all vomiting and well the bathroom was busy too.
She had to call the caseworker (Rosa Garcia) and the attorney for the girls (Anna Soileau) to get my oldest enrolled in school because they did not leave her the right paperwork. It took them a couple more days for uniforms for her but she was finally able to go to school.
Few days later my mom get another cps investigator at her house stating that there was a claim against her and her boyfriend making the kids sleep outside in the back of his truck, also total BS.
A few days later she takes them all to a Dr’s appointment for a check up. Where getting to the office my oldest faints getting off of the elevator. But they make the appointment. She was just a little dehydrated but they were all ok. Only had to worry about allergies and eye drops for my 4 yr old.
I made the mistake of going to take my mom diapers and wipes in the evening a couple days later. And it just so happened that the investigator was sitting outside of my mom’s house watching as I left. That night again with the cops and investigators show up to pull my kids out of my mom’s house.
When we went to court it was said that my mom didn’t follow through with the Dr’s appointment. And that they all had ear infections. And that she said she was frustrated with them. My mom said she was frustrated with CPS not the kids but that’s them turning everything around us again..
One of my aunt’s got my oldest and my 2 baby’s ended up in a foster facility. Where my youngest caught RSV twice.
My oldest was having problems with my Aunt putting her down. And my Aunt was having issues getting her to her appointments. So they put her into a foster facility. One of my other Aunt’s took in my 4 yr old. While my baby was put with a foster family. And my oldest was put in to 2 different facilities. Now she is on 8 medications and is now saying she is being diagnosed with autoimmune disease.
I’ve never had any of these problems with any of my kids. I’ve asked to have my case transferred to where I am living but they have not done that. I went through 3 jobs trying to keep my appointments to get my certificates to what they wanted me to do. I finally have a stable job, I’ve been here for 9 months.
I may not have a real home, which I am looking for still. But I stay in the hotel I work in, and I am able to bed and take care of my kids here, even when I’m working. They also focused this case on a boyfriend who wasn’t living with me, and I will still say he is not living with me, but they assume they know everything and now are working on terminating my rights.
Nothing in this story is worth me losing my children.
I love them and they love me.
I can honestly say I have never been more terrified..