It is a sad state of affairs when a mother has to spend the holidays sitting in a neutral area with her three children trying to enjoy the brief hour she has with them. It is a sad state of affairs when she has to take a gingerbread house to this neutral place so the children can spend time with her putting it together. What is even more sad is there was no guarantee that once they took it to their foster home the foster mother would allow them to keep it. She won’t let them keep anything else Samantha gives them. She is not allowed to tell her children she loves them either.
This is Carly the youngest she has been away from her mother for two years. She calls her foster mother by the name mother. When her foster mother is in the same room with her and Samantha she will not have anything to do with her mother. She will not call her mother either. This should be a crime in itself.
This is Shawna the oldest. She is now on meds for hyper activity and alleged ADD and ADHD. She has not been tested out by a specialist in this field. She was diagnosed by a regular MD. This should have never happened. This is just the first step in the foster parents who want to adopt this three girls to get more money from the state for adopting a “special needs” child. They can get up to several thousand dollars for her until she is eighteen years old.
This is the Christmas tree at the neutral place where Sam visits her children. Look at Shawna’s face. Her expression says it all. The middle child Sara never laughs anymore. On all three of their Christmas lists to Santa, they all said the same thing. All they wanted Santa to bring them was to be able to go home with their mother.
DFCS in Jackson County Georgia was not only the Grinch who Stole their Christmas and the one before this past year, they are also the Scrooge from this story. If the State has their way they will make anywhere from 4000.00 to 6000.00 on these three girls if they can force Samantha to sign them away. The foster parents who want to adopt them will make anywhere from 600.00- upwards in the thousands each month until they turn eighteen years old. The buying and selling of our children continues illegally.
We have to get these girls home to their mother. Jackson County DFCS – the judicial system- and the PD’s office all are in this together. Sam is still fighting to get her children home. They don’t need to spend another Christmas without being with their mother. Help me make this happen.