Never Had A Chance
I’m a father of two boys with special needs. I have an open case with dcfs , and I’m extremely concerned with how my case was handled.
My first concern has always been my two boys.
It’s been brought to my attention that there are some very disturbing practices and procedures going on and all around my case.
See my children are preverbal and since they cannot talk or speak for themselves if something were to happen to them no one would ever know.
An even bigger concern is why and how a special needs child whose case is in LA COUNTY gets moved out of the county and without my consent.
I have already brought these. And many other concerning facts to dcfs about what is going on at the Lakewood Office.
I even had a social worker removed from my case. For falsifying documents and information to the judge. I also brought this matter to the judges attention. And the court addressed that matter.
That I was no longer comfortable talking to the foster parent. Because I felt that they had an agenda. To adopt my kid. They take my words and twist them. And use them against me and it’s unfair.
The judge ruled in my favor. So it was then I was no longer to call them, to set up my visits. I was to call the agency.
I thought they were to help with reunification and support the families who put forth maximum effort. In hopes of getting back their children back. And to protect the rights of the children, its parents and assure them a fair and equal opportunity. Without inside interference or biased opinions cleary based on a personal agenda.
It should be about the kids and how they interact with the parents and whether or not the parents are deemed a threat.
There have been crimes committed by workers and foster parents to sabotage reunification. It seems to be with extreme prejudice which indeed is a crime against the children as well. It is all documented not by me but by the social worker and foster parents own statements. I brought the matter to dcfs out of pure fear and terror about what’s going on with my children, how they have been detained without any abuse signs from the parents? I see report of foster kids who get molested and abused and sometimes even killed. And I also see that no one is being held liable for that.
Now I’m not perfect no one is.
So when my kids were detained I took it upon myself to do everything necessary to have them back in my care before the judge even ordered me to.
Everything that has been wrong with my case was not by my doing.
Everything that has been done by DCFS the social worker and the foster parent was to ensure that I would not get my kids back.
Now because no one did anything about it. The foster parent and the social worker on September 15th 2017 at Children’s Edelman’s Court made false allegations against me saying I threatened to kill them, my kids and the judge and that I was escorted out of the building.
My DCFS lawyer Zenobia Bell called me to tell me that they are trying to get me on criminal threats but they don’t have any evidence. Then she told me that my visits have been cancelled. She said that she had interviewed both of the deputy sheriffs and they are both available to testify on my behalf that I did not threaten the judge nor was I escorted out of the building . Because that was the truth. I was to appear back at Edelman’s court 2 weeks later. So they could testify on my behalf.
I was then arrested in the lobby. Before I could make it upstairs that day. I was arrested. Then put into Alhambra jail. Where I tried over and over again to fire a lawyer. Who refused to call these witnesses to the stand.
It was then that the foster parent testified that I had called his house seven times and threatened his life. He has provided no dates times police record or phone numbers to back up that statement. And it is already documented that I was uncomfortable calling him and that I had not called him in 6 months I even missed my son’s graduation ceremony because I did not want to contact them. I went back and forth to Children’s Court as a prisoner and watch them take everything from me.
In fear and out of duress I had to take a deal. So that I could get out of jail to get my children back and prove these allegations false. The judge gave me 180 days Residential Treatment, five years probation, and 20 weeks anger management. I completed it all and even did more than what was asked.
Including being president of Hope Harbor Salvation Army drug program. Where I was nominated for the position after only 2 weeks of being there. I also have received an award from Telecare mental health that they only give out once a year. Have certificates and letters from every director of every program. I have been in speaking on my character that DCFS has tried to defame.
Now because of this. I was unable to overturn any rulings in children’s Court. When nothing I have done has shown that I am a threat to my kids. I have pictures and videos from the entire year-and-a-half. That I got visits with good reports but was never able to move from monitored visits to unmonitored.
I even went to Children’s court. Told the judge that I was in fear. I was doing everything asked of me. But was not getting any closer to my children.
I then said I feel like I should be making progress. With good reports, clean drug test and even completed classes. But I was not.
I know that if I make one mistake or anyone says something bad about me that you will take everything from me with or without any evidence. And that was exactly what happened and it is documented.
My concern was never the social worker. It was never the foster parent. It was always my children.
So I could not defend anything that wasn’t true, because if my reports were true. And I was that person in these events. And if these events did happen they would have deemed me a threat to my children. I would not have gotten visits for a whole year and a half. Have the pictures and videos to prove it.
I have recently brought the matter to DCFS. Along with the evidence of what was happening and everyone turned a blind eye to all the evidence and instead of correcting these well known offenses and dare I say unlawful errors I was advised to get a lawyer and file a complaint.
I do not have any hate or malice in my heart. Nor do I wish ill will on the social worker or the foster parents. I am not in this to get money out of some settlement. I am not here to make anyone look bad I’m not here for financial gain I am here for my children with special needs and I am only concerned with clearing my name and having my children returned to me.
Because it was that which was falsely said about me is why one of my children is adopted by the foster parent making these allegations and who has even continued to threaten me through Facebook with a fake profile and threats to my cell phone which is a violation of the restraining order that he has put on me not to mention, I have not seen my kids since these allegations were made and the threats were made after I came out of court and posted a picture of me and all of my Awards and success and achievements.
The other child with Asperger’s autism has been moved out of LA County and is on the verge of getting lost in a system that he’s not capable of speaking up on because he is preverbal and cannot defend himself.
My children have never been abandoned as your report would say they are.
These people tried to bury me with allegations that I can prove are false because I have done everything and more to show that I am just not a fit father but an extraordinary one.
I hope that someone will do something about this because from the very beginning all power had been taken from me and I was met with nothing but resistance and was never given a fair opportunity even though I was doing what was asked of me it seemed that nothing good that I do will prove to the powers-that-be that I am not only a loving father but a great human being who would never do harm to his fellow brothers or sisters.
I would hope that me bringing my concerns, testimony and story to you will help me restore my family because that is all I care about.
Thank you for your time and your consideration
Signed A Loving Father