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by jprochazka on Sunday, 01 May 2011

Can you believe that DHS/Lawyers told my daughter that if she wanted to keep her surving 4mo. old twin that she had  to sign her rights over to her firstborn. When I questioned as to why this was I was told "that's just the system". Lovely huh.

In May of last year, my daughter gave birth to twin boys, Jonathan & Nicholas. Nicholas passed away in Nov. DHS arrived to take the other twin from my daughter,  in the emergency room. The affidavit that was filed was full of misinformation/lies. The judge saw this,  Nicholas' death was found to be SIDS and his case was closed, Now, here's the kicker...they still have him for reasons unknow! And then they tell us that if she wants to keep Jonathan, she has to give up her oldest daughter!!! Sounds like blackmail to  me.....

My daughter just gave birth this week, an emergency c-section, the baby was 4wks early. DHS walked in her room on Day2, to tell us they put a 72hr hold on the baby. My daughter was not allowed to bring the baby in to her room. When Friday rolled along, they still had not informed us of the allegations, stating the baby was just put on 72hr hold upon her discharge & now they have til Monday to get the affidavit.

My daughter is so devastated. DHS has now carried this out way  to far. It's as if they have a personal vendetta against her, since the DHS supervisor over the county was fired over my daughter's case.

We are in need of desperate legal help, and do not have the hefty retainer fee the lawyers are requesting. Is there any layer out there that would be willing to help us 'pro bono'?  Someone has to stop them.

by jprochazka on Saturday, 06 November 2010

I would like this opportunity to post my story.

My 2 yr old granddaughter has been in Foster Care for about a year and a half.  The Baxter county DHS became involved when my daughter was living in that county at the time with her grandmother. They got into an altercation and DHS was called because my daughter could not get a hold of me at the time of the incident , so her and the baby had no where to go. My daughter was put in jail for domestic battery and the child was taken by them.  She was returned shortly thereafter and was able to provide a home. Upon one visit, the social worker found the home to be unfit....my grandaughter was place back in foster care...dependent neglect.  My daughter then moved to Pope County where I live so that I can assist her.

Since that time my daughter followed the court's case plan sucessfully. We were mislead into believing that we would get my granddaughter back...however, the judge, or the Baxter County DHS ofc rather,  changed their mind and told my daughter that she had to show financial reliability herself in order to get her daughter back, that I can no longer be the one supporting her financially, she had to go on Welfare instead.

In May of this year, my daughter gave birth to my beautiful twin grandsons.  One of the twins was diagnosed with Failure To Thrive soon after coming home from the hospital, it was not found to be Environmental. So, Pope County DHS took both of them claiming false allegations. We proved the allegations were false at the judication hearing and the case was closed.

One month later, the healthy twin died of SIDS.  DHS was in the emergency room at the time of his death and took the other twin. Hearing is not until January, the coroner's final report came after this judication hearing, so now we have to wait.