6.24.2011

The Sunset Inn Gets A Reference In A Court Case Decided Yesterday

When Martin found the family, they were about to be evicted from the Grasslands because they had stayed too long and were not able to pay the Park Service fee. The tent was a tight fit, but the family told Martin that some were sleeping outside or in the car because it was warm. She met with them one more time in the Grasslands; she did not have any more contact with them after the end of July because they had moved again. She finally tracked them to the Sunset Inn in Wise County through a relative. Father agreed to sign a family group contract to start services with CPS, but he called back a few days later and said he did not want to do so anymore because he did not think he could get any family support. Martin still wished to offer services, so she set up an appointment at the Sunset Inn for late July; the family was not there because they had gone to the lake . . . 

And so begins the long factual recitation of a CPS case affirmed today on appeal where the parental rights to five children were terminated. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just reading that opinion makes me incredibly happy that I'm not representing parents in CPS cases anymore. The whole CPS process is just wrong.

Anonymous said...

If CPS were around 200 years ago, or 300 years ago, would ALL kids west of the Mississippi have been taken from their parents? Wagon trains, mud huts, cabins without running water, heat or air conditioning, taking children through bear-infested woods, hunger, inadequate medical care, having to do chores, on and on.

Anonymous said...

@913
"The whole CPS process is just wrong."
Do you mean the termination of parental rights, or what?

Anonymous said...

So sad. It is a crime to be poor in this country. If they work and leave their kids with older siblings then they will get them for neglect. If they don't work but pitch a tent because that is all they have and fish for food so they can keep their kids then that is neglect because they don't have shoes and clothes for school.
I love how they kept testing negative for drugs but are still treated as "evil". I am shocked that there were not more stories of domestic violence other than he slapped her once and she pulled his hair given the extremely stressful situations they were living in.
The parents ARE the only thing that was stable in those kids life and to terminate that permanently so they can be separated and bounced for house to house is tragic. To be surprised that they would act out and need a mental hospital is shocking. Good luck to the foster parents because CPS is your friend only till you adopt them and then you will be the enemy just like the parents were when those kids get too difficult to handle. The kids don't stand a chance.
Maybe CPS needs to go remove about 80 percent of the kids in rest of the world whose families are scraping for something to eat. Just my opinion which counts for nothing..lol

Anonymous said...

You folks need to read the link provided. When one becomes a parent, it is very important to be a responsible parent! I have no problem with children being removed from a home where they are not cared for, where they witness parental fighting over and over or are put in dangerous situations with no supervision. Just because it's your "seed" doesn't give you the right to treat it (child) any damn way you wish. If you cannot afford to take care of your own self, then don't have children. If you can't afford birth control, then don't have sex!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 1:34
Too many low lifes having children.

Anonymous said...

I know of a couple who couldn't get a motel room when they really needed one. She was 9 months pregnant at the time. They ended up staying in a barn where she gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy. They did move into a house in different small town. The dad had a job as a carpenter. He didn't make much money but, he was able to provide for his family. They were wonderful parents and took excellent care of the baby and the other children who were later born to the couple. (Aren't you glad they were discovered only by sheep herders while they were staying temporarily in the barn instead of CPS!)

Anonymous said...

Lets just have MORE kids so we can get more state aid... The kids need out of this situation

Seriously, anyone who reads the link, you think this sounds like a good situation

Anonymous said...

8:10, you obviously have not read the link!!! What you write about the birth of Jesus is totally irrelevant here! You've really showed yourself to be the fool here! Read the link...and pay attention! DA!!

Anonymous said...

8:10. Read the link. Joseph didn't beat Mary. Jesus wasn't locked in his room while Mary & Joseph got high on drugs. Jesus didn't steal food from WalMart (taught by mom & dad).