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February 9, 2009 permalink
Rob Ferguson reports on how children's aid frustrates his efforts to see his son. This kind of war of attrition against parents is commonplace. After months of blocking access visits, the children's aid lawyer will present an affidavit to the court showing that the parents neglected their child by failing to show up for scheduled visitation.
CAS suspends access based on their own discrimation
It is no secret that I have a vision problem and that my wife uses a wheelchair to get around. For months after my son's birth in July attendance was 100%. The Brant CAS moved our access to the other side of the city. Meaning we will have to get their. Brantford Transit does not have a complete fleet of accessible buses. This mean that many buses go by without us being able to board. We have been stuck downtown for hours trying to wait to see if the next bus is accessible. At times we jump in a cab and go to the visit. We have arrived 1-5 minutes late and such the CAS made an order to attend the visit 1 hour before. Once again because of travelling issues we have arrived 1-5 minutes late for their protocol but 55 mintues early for our visit. We are not a typical family that can jump in their own car and go to a visit. We learned yesterday that two out of three visits have now been suspended because we have had some travelling issues. At a meeting Friday with Brant CAS the worker is quoted as saying " come on guys it doesn't matter the reason this is happening, we will only present that the end result is missed visits. The judge will favour us" She said. I then said you need to present that the ability to get to visits is the real issue and she replied by laughing. The CAS will present a lack of interest in your son with poor attendance to the court and that may cost me yet another son. I have not lost yet and will do all I can do to fight. I might be at the visit first thing in the am hours and hours before the visit. and while I'm there I can talk to parents about their cases and issues again and be a thorn in CAS backside. But hey they put me there
February 7 at 5:05pm