CPS Tried to Play A Shell Game


Child Advocates Condemn Seizure of Brother of Child Killed in Foster Care

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ — A national non-profit child
advocacy group has condemned the Massachusetts Department of Social Services
for needlessly taking away the newborn brother of a child killed in foster
care.
The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform charged that the case
is at least the third this year in which a child welfare agency has sought to
divert attention from its own fatal errors by attacking a birth parent.
The latest case involves Diana Ross, of Ware, Massachusetts, whose
children were taken in 1999 after one of the children, then three-year-old
Kyle, twice got out of the house alone, leading to a “lack of supervision”
charge.
“Rather than help Ross better supervise the child, Massachusetts
authorities threw him into foster care,” said NCCPR Executive Director Richard
Wexler. “But the foster parents also may have had trouble supervising Kyle.
In June, the foster parents’ Rottweiler killed the boy.”
Days after announcing she would sue the state, Ross gave birth to a baby
boy, Aaron. Just one day after Aaron was born, he too was taken, almost
literally from his mother’s arms. DSS says the hospital filed a complaint.
But the hospital says it saw no evidence of abuse or neglect and was ordered
to file the complaint by DSS.
Aaron is now in foster care, where he is almost certainly suffering
emotionally by missing a crucial opportunity to bond with his mother during
the first days of his life, Wexler said. “The real reason Aaron was taken
almost certainly was to divert attention from the state’s own failure to
protect his older brother. Deaths in foster care provoke questions about
whether agencies have too much power to remove children and whether that power
needs to be curbed. The best way to deflect such questions is to smear the
birth parent.”
Wexler said that in at least two other recent cases in which children died
in foster care after being needlessly removed from their homes, one in Maine,
the other in Ohio, agencies rushed to do just that, rather than admit that
they never needed to take away the children in the first place.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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