Lawsuit Filed Against Department Of Human Services

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“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#87 May 22, 2008
jimahall wrote:
Great news. My 5 year old tested for kindergarten today. He scored a 95% out of a possible 100%. We were told he is more than ready for kindergarten this fall. Why is this great news? Because I have been homeschooling him since May 2007.
He has overcome abuse while in DHS custody and is adjusting to his new home in Arkansas. Judge Dean stated in May 2007 that what these children needed were stability and their father. Guess he was right!
Oh Jim that is great! God is watching over your children, and you. I am sure in time all your children will rise up and overcome the sadness they have had in their lives, and God will show them each their path. Congrates!
Leigh

Van Buren, AR

#88 May 29, 2008
yes I want Everyone to know that I know what your talking about and DHS Well I have NO!!!!!Faith in at all I say you take Children away from alot of parents that Really dident doany thing to there children what disaplin? well the schools can leave marks on our children !!some foster parent cant beat ,kill,and molest, our children but we better not even touch our children as is teach them right from wrong because thy will come in and take them and put them in dhs coustedy where thy are miss treated for years how sad is that ?? if we know a parent who hits there Child in the face or there on drugs and there are Children there !!! and you turn them in well nothing gets done and the mother goes off and leaves the small Children by there self where are you then?? its all sad and I know that there are good people in DHS I'm not saying all are bad But where in the World are YOU ?????:*( God Bless The children!!! Amen Lord Jesus Please keep your Hands on the Children anyone Remember the SONG !!!!DEAR MR>JESUS???:*( well it says it all ! and I think that the Chicken plant APT #7 and a lot of others in that Apt Complex are full of Drugs and there are small chldren there ! on Rogers St in Clarksville !!Across from the Tyson Chicken Plant !! well that place is full of Drugs and Children are involived How very sad :( it all may apear so Great there at times well Check out the week Ends and Nights that whole Place is full of Drugs Nothing is ever done !! God Bless The Children And the Real People that will one day step in for the Children ! Amen,

“Caring father.”

Since: Feb 08

http://hallcase.bravehost.com

#90 May 30, 2008
I have a life, a new wife and MY FIVE CHILDREN! And soon lots of money when I sue DHS for damages! Of course my attorneys will get their share. I already owe one over $20,000 thanks to Rogers County DHS.

There are numerous cases in Rogers County that the DHS investigators have lied in court and parents have lost their children. As an advocate I seea lot of it. Go to www.rogerscountygrandjury.com and read some of the accounts.

Raed our public order at http://www.rogerscountygrandjury.com/files/Ji ... and raed that Rogers County DHS IGNORED the findings of their own counterpart and wrongfully held my children in custody for well over two years. That is kidnapping!

Mr. Hendricks, my offer to settle still stands. We will be meeting with a federal civil rights law firm in Tulsa next week. After that, talk to my attorney.
An Angry Grandparent

Rison, AR

#91 Jun 6, 2008
I am so happy to see DHS being sued they deserve it.
My Grand children and their parents have been stalked by DHS and their cronnies for years. For the last about 1 1/2 years their family has been clear of DHS and living in a simple life. Both parents work. One works nights the other works days. Why do both parents work. Because the fathers check was garneshed alsmot two years ago for medical bills after a wreck which nearly killed him. He was riding. They live in what they can afford. But it is kept clean and the children are happy and taken care of.
Close to the last day of school AR ST Police came to the school questioning the children about two of the being sexually abused by the father. The children and myself know better than that. Since then DHS will not return my daughters phone calls. A worker is being fired for telling her that they are about to step in and take her children for no founded reason. There are cars that follow her when she gets off work late at night. She hired an attorney and has him on retainer. But her income is limited as she is working to help pay the bills and buy what the children need. DHS has been caught in so many lies in the past by the judge and every case but one has been unfounded. One case was for a dirty house. And yes I agreed that that needed to be rectified and took the children while they followed the program.
Right at this moment and for every moment since this started my daughter cries and can't figure out why they won't leave her alone. Today is the 2nd time I have seen my SIL cry. They are both so tired of the crap. And I am also. I cannot believe that children are not allowed to get dirty, play, get bruises, laugh, cry, express anger. What happened to 30 years ago when a child could be a child and if they got in trouble they got their but whipped. Not anymore. Not in ARkansas anyway. I find it humorous that a man can take his wife to the courthouse lawn once a week and beat her with a stick no larger around than his thumb, but we are not allowed to dicipline our children. DHS has way over stepped their boundaries this time. If I have to go to the papers I will. My daughter in the last year (29yrs old) and disabled. Went back to school to get her diploma while holding down a job and taking care of her family. I am so proud of her.

People speak up protect your rights as a parent. And stop the DHS bullying.

Since: Jun 08

Rison, AR

#92 Jun 6, 2008
Move On You have no idea what you are saying. Sounds like you are a DHS worker trying to justify your actions. I feel sorry for all the innocent parents who are sucked into the system of abuse. They are always claiming to save the children but my experience as an advocate is is proving that DHS uses the abusive power they have whenever possible. And in our county and the surrounding counties It is well known that they can't keep good workers. Once they see the abuse of power they quit. If they try to stand up and state the truth they get fired. Saline, Hot Springs, Pulaski and Grant counties are horrible. Do I need to name the workers who abuse power or what.
Wants to be annoymous

Enid, OK

#93 Jun 16, 2008
Grandmother Sis wrote:
With the lawsuit against the DHS. My one comment is How Many Native Americans are under Custody of the DHS. That the Indian Child Welfare Social Services of the Indian Tribes in Oklahoma don't know about
If DHS has Indian Children in custody, have they notified the Tribes, that they have them?
Can you or at least someone answer this?
I have custody of my husbands siblings and they are tribal.. They said that the tribe was aware of it but when I called to get CDIB cards they didn't even know we had guardianship...
Denise

King Of Prussia, PA

#94 Jun 17, 2008
This message is for all of you idiotic people who don't know the system and how DHHS works. I am so sorry to hear what has happened to these children and these families while they have been invloved with DHHS due to many diff. circumstances. My condolences go out to all of you! I know how the system works first hand. For all of the people who are making negative comments about us being lousy parents is the reason why our kids were taken, you don't have a clue of what is really going on. DHHS is all about the money. They get paid huge amounts of money to take our kids anyway from the govt. I got my kids snatched from me because my son's father decided to call them on me and report that I had left them alone when he was really there watching them. He told the police that he did not know me and he was not the father to my unborn child at the time. When DHHS terminated my rights because they said that I did not complete counseling, he called me and said that he was so sorry. But he had to do it because he did not want to pay child support. My children were constantly being abused and they told me on every visit. There was nothing that I could do to protect them but kill the foster parents. One of my son's suffered from a severe chemical burns due to his foster mother decided putting a chemical relaxer on his scalp and left it on there so long, it left huge open wounds in his head that caused a very bad bacteria infection that he had to be rushed to the emergency room to seek treatment. I have the horrible pictures and they are embedded in my brain. And that is just one of my stories. You can imagine the rest. For all you people that think DHHS helps families are seriously brainwashed. These people are like the devil. They seek, steal, and destroy. My oldest 2 children are developmentally disabled. Do you people know that DHHS receives $5,000 per disabled child plus bonuses and other payments. Just think about the many children that they have who are disabled whether physically,mentally, or developmentally. You people who are quick to defend these evil people better wake up and smell the coffee. It is all about the money. They could care less about these kid's. You think that children who are getting abused by their parents should be taken well think again! I guarantee you those same children are suffering much more in those foster homes as a matter of fact, I am willing to bet my life on it. At this time, I am also seeking compensation for the things that have been done to my children as well as others and I am going to put the money ina trust for my kids, donate some to charity, give God his 10% and send the rest to help the disabled. I am in no way trying to profit off of me and my children's misery. It is plain torture,I tell you! I can't even begin to explain. People please be a little more respectful and try and understand what these parents are going through and I am not condoning any parent who mis treats their children. But people must understand that things are not always as they appear to be and God gave no one the right to tell the next person how to raise their children especially the disfunctional DHHS. That is for gOD to decide. No one can chastise us like the good Lord. Believe that!
Denise

King Of Prussia, PA

#95 Jun 17, 2008
jimahall wrote:
I have a life, a new wife and MY FIVE CHILDREN! And soon lots of money when I sue DHS for damages! Of course my attorneys will get their share. I already owe one over $20,000 thanks to Rogers County DHS.
There are numerous cases in Rogers County that the DHS investigators have lied in court and parents have lost their children. As an advocate I seea lot of it. Go to www.rogerscountygrandjury.com and read some of the accounts.
Raed our public order at http://www.rogerscountygrandjury.com/files/Ji ... and raed that Rogers County DHS IGNORED the findings of their own counterpart and wrongfully held my children in custody for well over two years. That is kidnapping!
Mr. Hendricks, my offer to settle still stands. We will be meeting with a federal civil rights law firm in Tulsa next week. After that, talk to my attorney.
You are not the only family who is involved in a case against DHHS federally. There is another lady that I know in Ohio is is seeking a federal class action suit against DHHS. Would you please be so kind as to give me a little more info about your case so that I can forward it to her. You can email me at vishus1v@yahoo.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you and I know that this will help everybody's case who has been wrongfully accused in these terrible cases.

“Caring father.”

Since: Feb 08

http://hallcase.bravehost.com

#96 Jun 18, 2008
Denise wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not the only family who is involved in a case against DHHS federally. There is another lady that I know in Ohio is is seeking a federal class action suit against DHHS. Would you please be so kind as to give me a little more info about your case so that I can forward it to her. You can email me at vishus1v@yahoo.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you and I know that this will help everybody's case who has been wrongfully accused in these terrible cases.
Am most willing to email anyone a copy of our Public Order. It is also available at http://www.rogerscountygrandjury.com/files/Ji...
motherof4

United States

#97 Jun 27, 2008
I only wish you the best in all of the best!!!
My children were taken from me four months ago. Every right that my children and myself possessed have been horribly violated with out any care of the majority except for family and a few advocacy groups that I have contacted. DCFS force themselves into my home, told they were taking my children, I told them no, and they told me that they were going to arrest me if I did not allow them to take my children. I was taken into my bedroom where two police officers and one case worker yelled at me for 15 min. My children had no marks and were not in any eminent danger. I have completed everything that has been court ordered except for the counseling that DHHS was suppose to provide. I am just now begining counseling because they stated that since I have a stable job and housing they don't really know how to work with me. Wow, that's a new one on me. What is your guess? Well, my five year old is diabetic and has been in the hospital once so far as I know. My two eldest children have been put on meds because the foster parent can't control them without them being drugged. The foster mother and staff of DHHS has continually discussed this case with my children. The foster mother has repeatedly told my daughter that she is fat and she has also told my younger daughter that I need to learn Good Mommy Manners!!!! What in the World is this world coming to? I just don't understand where they get off letting a case worker just out of college that doesn't have any children work a case at all, considering the fact that she can't relate to anything that goes along with being a parent especially since she goes home to mommy and daddy every night. What this boils down to is this: People trying to earn brownie pt.'s with the government, well they are government officials. They don't give a damn about any of these children or what the foster parent's are doing, the only thing they are concerned about are the raises they hope to get. and basically destroy as many lives as they can to increase fraudulent statistics of children they have removed and successfully returned to the parents while enforcing unnecessary services to prolong the time your children come home while doing all of this your children are being tortured and abused by foster parents and ultimately the system since they are the one's responsible for the safety and well being of children in their custody. Dhhs is a poor excuse of service for any community when they can't even follow the law or their own policies and protocols and not only this but also using local law enforcement as a means to us intimidation and coercion to kidnap children from their loving parents and homes. And what law enforcement doesn't seem to understand is the law, this includes all rights given under the Constitution. Warrant less search and seizures are prohibited by law, they should know this or go back to their criminal justice instructor. There is no light at the end of this tunnel, you just better grit your teeth and bare the dog and pony show until they decide that enough is enough, in the meantime you should protect your rights in any way possible because if you don't you will regret it. voice recorders, video, documentation is a must......Thank you!!!!Good luck!! and God Bless all of the little children!!!a.sunshine33@sbcglo bal.net
Watch It Now

United States

#98 Jun 27, 2008
This is how children are taken care of under the watchful eye of DHS. Get a clue sheep. The state kills more kids than parents and momma's baby daddy combined.

http://suncanaa.com/in_memory_

Here's a social worker who actually had some balls and stood up to the government, told it like it was, then turned around and sued.
GOD BLESS HER!!

DALLAS Woods

Muskogee, OK

#99 Jul 7, 2008
I have been dealing with DHS for the last 90 days And no ne will listen to me I have two grandchildern one was removed from the home because of a judge said it was unfit in a divorcecase,which leaves my granddaughter, Dhshas put her back into the home twice. My daughter is on drugs and is even using her fodstamps to buy them ,but the case worker does nothing about this and. I was tld this morning that my granddaughter told her stepfather that she had been eating because mommy hadn't got paid. Now tell me its 7/7 what happen to the foodstamps. I have called Okla.city to report this in the last 90 days I have talked to George Faught and still Dhs desn't want to hear the truth. My Granddaughter was interviewed by a caseworker an told her that she went with her mother to pick up pill,{I thought that was a crime in the presence f a minor} but still they do nothing about it. What I have been told was that I was a grandparent wanting to take my grandchild away from my daughter. I'm not sure about anyone else,but I've raised my childern and loved them dearly so all a want is my daughter to get help and my grandchild to be safe.
roofgoof wrote:
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ive already wrote the governor as well as out state reps concerning this so one step ahead.havent got an reply as of yet but i know it takes time
Tulsa DHS Sucks

Oklahoma City, OK

#101 Jul 10, 2008
Also there were accusations 4 months ago by the pediphiles girl friend and the childs school. Yet the OKDHS investigated the matter in 24 hrs. Never talked with the child the reporting ex girlfriend or anyone else , their answer for the problem was that they were just accusations and thats it. The Detective in Tulsa says he already discussed the matter with the pediphile and he was happy with the answers and that what do we want him to do ask the same questions again and see if the answers are differant?
KENDRA

Jenks, OK

#103 Aug 5, 2008
AFTER WINNING IN THE SUPREME COURT DHS STILL FAUGHT ME ON KEEPING MY LITTLE GIRL THEY DID NOT WANT TO GIVE HER BACK THEY SOLD HER TO THE FOSTER PARENTS ALSO I HAD 30 DIFFERENT CASE WORKERS AND I FINALLY GOT ONE THAT WAS LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE AND THEY SAID HIS OPINION DID NOT COUNT HE SAID THAT I WAS A FIT PARENT I HELD DOWN A FULL TIME JOB MY HOUSE VERY CLEAN AND TIDY AT ALL TIMES I HAVE NEVER HAD A DRUG OR ALOCHOL PROBLEM I WAS NEVER IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AFTER FIGHTING LONG 6YRS IN SUPREME COURT I FINALLY GET HER BACK AND IT HAS BEEN HORRIBLE WE DONT KNOW EACH OTHER WE HAVE NOT BOND SHE IS MENTALLHY MESSED UP FROM LEAVING THE ONLY HOME THAT SHE REMEMBERS (FOSTER PARENTS) NOT HER MOTHERS WHERE SHE SHOULD OF BEEN I EVEN HAD THE FOSTERPARENTS LAWYERS WANTING TO KEEP MY CHILD FOR THEM I WAS FIGHTING THE STATE AND THE FOSTERPARENTS AND THE JUDGE THAT WAS SIDED WITH THE DHS AND FOSTER PARENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE CLOSE FAMILY FRIENDS WITH EACH OTHER I LOST HER WHEN SHE WAS 3 WKS OLD SHE CAME HOME TO ME WHEN SHE WAS 5 1/2 YRS OLD SHE DOES NOT KNOW ME I FEEL LIKE DHS TOOK HER CHILDHOOD YEARS FROM ME AND TOOK ALL THE BONDING STAGES OF HER LIFE FROM BOTH OF US SINCE SHE HAS BEEN HOME DHS HAS NOT CALLED TO CHECK ON HER OR TO SEE HOW WE ARE COMING ALONG WE HAVE HAD NO CONTACT IN 5YRS
Infos

Nixa, MO

#104 Aug 5, 2008
Kim from Bartlesville wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with this statement to a point, I belive case workers need to do more of a follow up as well with the kids. However when the child is placed in a foster home, it then becomes the foster parents that are to blame. This system in OK is very unsable regaurdig foster parents. A lot of foster homes do it for money, as a way to make a quick buck. And that is the part of the system that needs to be resolved. I understand that people need help feeding and clothing the children, and that is fine. However foster parents need to take the actions needed to care for these kids. I see to many just taking advandage of the system. I work hard in making sure my foster kids are treated the same way as I treat my own children, same rules, same love and understanding. I would never let harm come to them, these are other people's children, and they need to know they are loved, and they are worth something in this world. So if I had to place blame on anyone for the abuse in foster homes, I would have to place it on the foster parents of these kids in the first place. These bad foster parents are the ones that make DHS and the rest of us look bad. I always get a call to schedule a home visit, I have told DHS they are welcome any time, they do not have to even call. My case worker has a schedule of all activities we do, soccer, karate ect.. so they know where we are at all times. If more foster parents would be foster parents out of love for others and God, then a lot of abuse would stop, at least in the foster homes.
How can you say in this thread that there are foster parents that do it for the money, but in the other thread you stated there is no money in foster parenting. You stated it several times that there is no money to be made in being a foster parent, and that foster parents spend out of their own pockets for the children in their care. What is different in this thread?

“Take time to smile! ”

Since: Mar 08

Bartlesville

#105 Aug 6, 2008
Infos wrote:
<quoted text>
How can you say in this thread that there are foster parents that do it for the money, but in the other thread you stated there is no money in foster parenting. You stated it several times that there is no money to be made in being a foster parent, and that foster parents spend out of their own pockets for the children in their care. What is different in this thread?
I never said I do not know the system is flawed, there are people out there that think they will make a quick buck, and there are people out there that do pay for kids in their care with there own money. You can not really make a living off foster care, and I do not remeber ever saying I did not know the foster care system is flawed, as I told you before. The money they get is not very much, and the children they have to take care of are very hard to deal with most of the time, due to parents not doing a good job in the first place, so it is up to the foster parents to show these kids some love, most Bio parents do not do that to these kids.
W Moore

Tulsa, OK

#106 Aug 10, 2008
If anyone is interested there are a lot of post,(over 800) at the "DHS workers speak out" Topix Forum regarding the class action lawsuit, the legislative hearings, and other DHS issues.

“Caring father.”

Since: Feb 08

http://hallcase.bravehost.com

#107 Aug 10, 2008
W Moore wrote:
If anyone is interested there are a lot of post,(over 800) at the "DHS workers speak out" Topix Forum regarding the class action lawsuit, the legislative hearings, and other DHS issues.
The thread W. Moore is talking about is located at: http://www.topix.net/forum/source/kotv/TLPSBL...
searchingforthet ruth

Lawton, OK

#108 Sep 9, 2008
Brantley and Mary Pace wrote:
my wife and I have been involoved with DHS for the past two years. we have jumped through hoops to get our two beautiful little girls back. My wife was falsley accused of drinking in front of our 2 year old and set 88 days in Rogers county jail unitl (I) finally talked to the investigator and ask him to (re) foward his report to the DA. once this happened the Criminal case was dismissed....dismissed....dism issed. I had the girls and thougth that it was finally over(it had only began). since i let my wife see the girls they took them from me. since then we have completed many classes, assessments, etc. they are now trying to terminate our rights using the same DA who dismissed the charges. we have had 76 different case workers, 3 DA's, and my children have been in 7 different homes. they report to my wife and i that they have slept on the floor, been punched in the face, and they no know about sex. they are 4 and 6. they are named in the lawsuit against Rogers county DHS and i think they are covering something up. they have accused me of everything from molestation to manufacturing methanphnedines. I served 8 years in the Army(including Iraq) and have been at my job 11 years. we are good people who dont knwo the system. Judge Post hates me for talking back and our lawyers are on her side. DHS workers are scared to stand up to her and we are scheduled for termination hearing 5/14/08. we are terrified. please help!!!!!!!!!! 918 eght o six two zero five eight
I have never heard that "drinking" in front of your children will get them taken away. I am appalled by that, I can understand excessive drinking being a problem.
Isys

Tulsa, OK

#109 Sep 15, 2008
searchingforthetruth wrote:
<quoted text> I have never heard that "drinking" in front of your children will get them taken away. I am appalled by that, I can understand excessive drinking being a problem.
Note: There has been an alarming number of families, "including my own" that have been falsely accused of crimes. OKDHS has many employess that will lie and have lied on people in court and on paperwork to make it look as though they are doing their jobs as good employees, when the fact of the matter is it's all about money and climbing there way up the perverbial "corporate ladder" with no regards to who and how they tear apart children, mothers, fathers,.... families.

With respect to the innocently accussed and anyone who knows how OKDHS can easliy get away with such falsifcation I am asking for as many signatures as possible to get a court order for the justice system to open up cases that some OKDHS employees have handled in the past and the here and now, to prove how this organization needs a major overhaul and to prove the innocents of the truely innocent.

Here are just two of hundereds of links that give examples of how OKDHS and some of their employees have done so much wrong:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/107/petition-f...

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/kotv/T96MTA...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/452...

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