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April 21, 2009 permalink
Here is a new low in abuse by CAS. Social workers got a post-partum mother to sign a document without letting her have a copy, then took her newborn baby. The parents cannot get a copy of the document, and cannot get legal aid without it. They have received no legal process.
How come we haven't got court papers! What can we do?
Thu 02 Apr 2009, 4:24 pm
screen name: CAS_IS_CORRUPT
We have been waiting and requesting court papers to be filed so we can plead our case to a judge. It has been 3 months since our daughter was taken from us and we have yet to see any court papers. We have asked for them like everyday since our daughter was taken, and get the same response of 'we are getting them'. I know they should have given us these papers within the week of this happening, and I had a lawyer even call and they told him that the papers are going to come in a week, it has now been 3 weeks and still no papers.
CAS threatened my girlfriend into signing a hospital document when our child was a week old, and we asked for all files we signed to be released to us, and this hospital document was nowhere to be found. Now they bring this document out and are saying we signed it to release our daughter to my parents, but we didn't. My parents won't give us the documents we signed and the cops won't get them for us, and now we fear that the CAS told my parents to hold onto the files so they can slip this document into the folder that we got. We cannot afford a lawyer and legal aid will not take anything from us because we don't have these court papers. This is confusing and stressful to us, we haven't done anything wrong, and think the only reason this is happening is because my parents never had a girl of their own. PLEASE HELP US WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!
Source: TalkCAS (private message board)