Brother and Sister separated by CPS ” based on hearsay”

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 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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2 Responses to Brother and Sister separated by CPS ” based on hearsay”

  1. Divotdawg says:

    Wonderful video. I hate CPS and what they do to families. To those who think that CPS and foster care providers are these wonderful, altruistic and giving people, please do some research to find out the truth. CPS gets a ton of money for each child adopted out of the foster care system. In some cases it’s well over $150,000 per child due to ASFA adoption bonus money and Title IV-E funding which doesn’t even include Medicaid fraud perpetrated by social workers and foster care providers alike. The more “special needs” labels you can pin on a child, the more money they get.

    Another thing, it use to be that once a foster care provider adopted a child, the money stopped. That’s not true anymore. They all continue to get money on up until the child is 18 and in some cases, 21. In fact, the government is trying to pass a law that will give foster/adopt people their monthly checks on up until the child is 21 IF (and that’s a big word IF) the child is allowed to remain in the home until age 21.

    So please tell me this, if fosterers are doing this for love, then why does the government have to reward them financially NOT to kick the child out of the home on their 18th birthday? Get real here. The fact is, fosterers do it for the money and NOT for love, otherwise they wouldn’t need this law to be passed.

    Social/case workers are now being taught that they should start preparing the TPR order (Termination of Parental Rights) immediately upon removal of the children. There is no money in reunification. In fact, it costs them money to reunify families. Nowadays if you’re related and take the children in, you have to be a licensed foster care provider, otherwise CPS can’t make any money. Also, bio fathers are almost always passed over in favor of foster homes.

    The problem is, the system is badly corrupted and reform isn’t possible. Until all financial incentives are removed for terminating parental rights, things are not going to get any better. Think you’re immune? Think again. The next child to be stolen by the state just might be your own and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.


  2. yvonnemason says:

    I personally know of an adoptive family that adopted a special needs child out of Florida when he turned 18 he was kicked out of the house and is now in prison. Go figure.


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