My children were taken after I took my baby (6 weeks) to the hospital. It was found out her father had hurt her. They took my children. I kicked him out and he went to prison. I didn't get my kids back. The abuser and I had the EXACT same chance to get her back and I had a chance to get my other 2 back. There was no danger in my house. I was questioned by cops unrecorded and denied a lawyer or mental health professional and then preceded to tell me I was a horrible mom because I went to sleep after 3 days of not sleeping, (I have PTSD caused by being in foster care myself) all in front of my cps case worker.
My name is Anna Seidl and I am a senior in high school who is writing an argument paper in my college class on the corruption of CPS. My mother, 4 younger siblings and I were attacked multiple times by this terrifying system, even though we were completely innocent. My mother took us and ran. I am supposed to write my paper on only one section of the corruption and then talk about a group or groups that are trying to fight it.
My story is heart breaking, it involves child deaths so understanding what my family suffered could help save others. In the early 1990's my young daughter told me she was being abused by her step dad. I was mortified and immediately hired the best family law lawyer in town for a steep fee.