The saga of my daughter Alice Samantha Thomason and her three girls continues. It has gone from insane to stupid and as we all know there is no cure for stupid.
In the early part of December Samantha was informed by her case worker Stephanie that she was leaving DFC at the end of December and she (Samantha) would have a new case worker. Well, it appears that the new caseworker doesnt’ appear to thing that Samantha is worthy of her time. She has had Sam’s case since December 31,2009 and it is now Jan. 30,2010 and Sam has not heard a word from her. The case workers name is Katie Brice. It would appear to me that if Jackson County DFC was so worried about Samantha as a fit mother- they would contact her. I can guarantee the foster parents have been contacted.
The system is so broken that it is or should be criminal. The foster parents get a monthly check for each of Sam’s three girls and they get to file them as dependants on their income taxes. This family has seven foster children crammed into a three bedroom house as well as children of their own. Samantha was told she had to have a place big enough for a room for each girl. Sounds like a double standard to me.
Sam had not heard a word from her lawyer Crandell Heard. He said he couldn’t do anymore. He doesn’t even have discovery on her case.
I am sure that once Ms. Brice contacts Sam she will give her yet another case plan. This makes the eight case worker in two years. This in itself is criminal. It is time for the girls to come back home to their mother.
I am will be telling her that she has the right to request another hearing before the elusive Judge Guidry who is responsible for her kids being taken in the first place. She is within her rights to ask for that hearing. I am tired of the foster parents and the state making money off of the three girls.
Yvonne Mason, Author