Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dear Parents....

....of kids seized by CPS (and put inpatient in a facility like where I work)

So they have your kids and it doesn't look good for you getting custody again. I am so sorry about that. Perhaps you might want to rethink your life choices like putting drugs/sex/money/religion before the welfare of your children.

You cry and gasp you want your child back. Are you willing to do the work it takes to prove to CPS that you do value your children? Here's a list of things that show you are serious (and seriously, I've seen violations of all of this at this job and others)

1. Do whatever CPS asks you to do in good faith

If they tell you that you must clean up your house, then do it. If the judge says you must get rid of your domestic partner because they sexually abuse the child, then pack his/her bags. Take parenting classes, put some real effort to show you are willing to do what it takes to be a good parent.

2. Show up for family therapy every single time unless you are in the hospital or dead

If you keep blowing off therapy and do not have regular meetings with the child's therapist it will be viewed as if you do not care, are too irresponsible to manage a requirement towards getting your child back.

3. Don't show up for family therapy or child visitations drunk or high!

If you stagger in with your hair looking like the last time it was combed was during the Reagan administration with your eyes dilated and your speech slurred you will be denied access to your child and it will be noted and reported.

Many times it is just as simple as going along with the program. Do what you need to do to improve in whatever area they have claimed you are lacking.

However, if you sold your son/daughter to be gang raped so you could have crack money or you let your four year old star in a few kiddie porn movies you should never have your child back in my opinion.

What's with the names? There are very few kids here with normal names, like Nancy or Tom. It's all stuff like Blunt McWeederson, or Harley or Princess Shondalayla or 'String Together Random Words and Syllables' This may be none of my business but it seems like those kids whose names are like the parents named them while high end up here. You might want to think about that the next time you reproduce.

Rant over.

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