A study in Baltimore by Trudy Festinger, Department of Research at NYU's School of Social Work, found that 28% of the children in foster care had been abused while in the system.
State Sanctioned Prostitution
Updated May 1, 2006
The state continues to work against the best interest of the children
they are paid to protect, they rape the parents of their hard earned money,
needed to care for that same child, then have the nerve to charge that same
parent with a crime when they finally reach the breaking point and decide to
take matters into their own hands.
This letter from a loving grandmother is enough to make any God fearing
parent or grandparent angry enough to take the law into their own hands. This
is nothing less than state sanctioned prostitution of a child. There is nothing
else to call it. The parent is paying ransom for her child but instead of
getting just one ransom note and paying the demands in hopes of having her
child returned, she gets to pay over and over again.
This grandmother is asking for help and I have no idea where to send her,
my first inclination is to tell her to just grab the child and run like the
wind but how long could she possibly keep the child safe? What kind of life is
this child going to have after all the abuse she has been forced to endure
due to the collaboration between her attorney, the judge and CPS workers? In
a perfect world, these collaborators would be charged under the
RICO statutes, which were penned for just such an
Incest Victims Seek Assistance
My granddaughter is the victim of sexual abuse/incest; my daughter and her
are both victims of the family court's failure to protect.
A court ordered psychological evaluation was performed when overwhelming
evidence indicated my three-year-old granddaughter is being sexually and
psychologically abused by her father. The evaluation confirming molestation
and psychological abuse and its recommendation to cease visitation was
presented to CPS and the Guardian ad Litem.
In a subsequent hearing to obtain a protective order CPS and the Guardian
ad Litem failed to provide the evaluation as evidence and their recommendation
to the court was for extended visitation with the father (abuser). The
Protective order was denied and visitation increased.
The abuse escalated in frequency and perversity with the new visitation
schedule. The psychologist hired by GAL who performed the evaluation was
dismissed from the case. A new psychologist was hired who is clearly not
interested in the child's or protective parent's best interests in spite
of the fact it is my daughter who is responsible for her fees.
In "nanny videos" random recordings show child the disclosing and
enacting details of her abuse. These videos were presented to CPS and GAL and
an investigation was supposed to take place. The father willingly stopped
Two weeks later, unannounced, police officers escorting the abusive parent
arrived in the evening at my daughter's home serving her with a restraining
order and removed her child, placing her into the full custody of her known
abuser. He immediately moved out of the area removing the child from her
preschool, friends, family, and all things familiar and safe.
My daughter (protective parent) and all of her family members are restrained
from all contact. Three weeks later my daughter was allowed to begin supervised
visitations one hour per week in a monitored setting. Each visit she is searched
and must pay to see her daughter. The father cancels appointments and my daughter
has not been allowed to make up missed visitations.
The GAL and CPS caseworker do not return her phone calls. The GAL stated that
she "only has the power to make recommendations and cannot force the father
to keep visitation appointments." My granddaughter has disclosed the
continued abuse and sodomy during the supervised visitations. The monitor
reported this to CPS and GAL. This evidence was ignored.
On one visit my granddaughter was in distress, showed physical signs of sexual
abuse (extreme rash in genital area) and diarrhea throughout the entire visitation.
She asked her mother to take her to the hospital. My daughter called CPS and
pleaded with her to make an appointment for a medical exam. She also called
Justice for Children, a national organization for the protection of children,
and asked for their help in this matter. They called CPS to encourage them make
this appointment. I called as well but my phone call was never returned.
CPS told my daughter that they would have to discuss it with the father. The
request for a medical exam was denied.
The GAL's evaluation to the Family Court is for permanent removal of my
granddaughter from her mother and full custody with the father. A hearing
is scheduled in March 2006 for determination. Legal payments to date exceed
$74,000. The Attorney is ineffective in every way. All financial resources
have been exhausted. My daughter is currently without legal representation.
A three-year-old child is losing contact with reality. Her disassociation is
extreme! A child has been crying out for help. She has been silenced. What can
The only help I can offer is to help you get the word out about the abuse being
suffered by your granddaughter, which I am doing.
You must do the rest. Get on the phone and tell your story to everyone who will
listen, share the link to this article with everyone you know. Call your congressman,
your State Governor, the press, anyone and everyone. Join a state list for those
abused by CPS agencies and ask about attornies in your area. Call every attorney
in your area if necessary, until you find someone who will represent you with integrity
and tenacity. Above all, don't give up and don't lose hope. There is help available
and people who care, finding them takes time and effort.
Give your granddaughter a hug from me.
Annette M. Hall
This mother is beside herself with anguish over the desperate situation
her daughter finds herself in due to the State of Texas' meedling in their
lives. Lord please forgive them, they know not what they do.
Daughter Needs Mom - Texas Turns Deaf Ear To Pleas For Help
Posted May 1, 2006
I feel your pain. My daughter has also cried out and not been heard.
I gave birth at the age of 15. The father was my mothers ex-boyfriend. I didn't
know the law so when he filed for a divorce I thought it was a joke and didn't
go to court. Since that time he has had custody.
He has repeatedly abused her. His friend raped her from age 4 to 7. The police and
CPS didn't do anything to protect her and instead threatened to arrest me. I
couldn't take the feeling of hopelessness and moved out of town.
Her father continued to abuse her. He started letting her smoke weed and drink with him
and his friends at 13. That's when she got pregnant. She only went to the doctor twice
in her pregnancy. Her father is an alcoholic and addicted to crack and doesn't work. Her
grandmother takes care of the bills but is never home, she spends her time at the bar.
My daughter gave birth 2 weeks ago. Her father sent her to live with her baby's father,
though they didn't have a relationship (he flaunted pictures of his girlfriend). I
tried to press statutory rape charges on him but the police said only her father can
press charges on him even though he was 18 and she was 13. She couldn't take the abuse
from his mother and his sexual advances (she'd just had her baby and still had her
episiotomy stitches) and went to live with a friend. After a couple of days she was back
at her father's house. She has begged authorities to take her out of his house but they
don't listen. The Sheriff said that she can choose to get married but can't choose to
live with her mother.
I was able to obtain a lawyer but I realize as crooked and corrupt as the system is, I
shouldn't expect too much. It's hard to explain to my younger children why their big sister
and her baby can't be here in the room I keep ready for them.
I hate Texas laws for their inability to protect my child.