If You Think DFCS is Not Selling Our Children Think Again


Alice Samantha Thomason and her children Shawna, Carly, Sara

They want to add my three grandchildren to this aution block.

This is just a partial list of all of the events Georgia DFCS has in place to sell our children. There is a link at the bottom which if you cut and paste in your search engine you will find the rest. This is appaling. They parade these children in front of adoptive parents like cattle at an aution. They do it under the disquise of fun and games. “Come and pick out a child” is the mantra. Why not put them on an auction block and sell them to the highest bidder. These children are innocent pawns in a game of greed, politics and corruption. If you don’t believe it is going on in your state think again. Can you imagine the hurt, anger, frustration and guilt these children feel when they are not “picked” for one reason or another. This is a travesty in the worst possible way. Talk about illegal adoptions- This is just one of the many reasons DFCS snatches children from home of parents who are uneducated, poor and who don’t know the sytem and the crime that goes on in its underbelly. It is time to stop the madness, stop the corruption and stop the selling of our children.

Yvonne Mason, Author

Families meet children in-person or by videoconference at adoption event

April 22, 2009

ATLANTA (GA) – Prospective adoptive families will have an opportunity to meet approximately 20 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, at an adoption gathering on Saturday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Jim Huie Recreation Center in Jonesboro.

Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), this event will give prospective adoptive parents a unique opportunity to meet the children in a comfortable, fun-filled environment. Families who are unable to attend the gathering in Jonesboro may still interact with this same group of children via video on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Videoconference sites will be set up at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Brown & Gallo in Augusta, Macon State College and Valdosta State University.

“This is a great event for children in Georgia who are in need of adoptive families and for those who want to impact a child’s life,” said Mark Washington, assistant commissioner of DHR. “Special arrangements have been made so that some of our children with special needs, those in a wheelchair or others with developmental delays are also able to attend.”

There are approximately 2,200 children in Georgia who need adoptive families. They are typically 8 years old and older, African American and/or a member of a sibling group being placed together.

Families interested in adopting older children or learning more about the program are encouraged to attend either the event in Jonesboro or one of the videoconference sites. To avoid confusion, only children in need of adoptive families should attend the adoption gathering. Families who plan to attend one of the videoconference sites are more than welcome to bring their children.

For more information, call toll-free 877- 242-5774 or visit DHR’s website at http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.

DHR hosts community recruitment event for National Foster Care Month

May 11, 2009

ATLANTA (GA) – Thousands of children throughout Georgia are in need of a foster or adoptive family. Many have found homes through the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Yet, too many children continue to wait for a place to call home. During National Foster Care Month in May, DFCS will celebrate the families providing care and raise awareness about the children still waiting for foster or adoptive families.

On Thursday, May 21, the DFCS state adoption unit will be host a community event to recruit additional adoptive and foster homes. The “Children Grow Best in Families” event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 405 Bellevue Avenue in Dublin.

This event is an effort to enlist community support and promote the need for foster and adoptive families. The event will include a brief orientation session to give participants information on how to become involved in foster care and adoption programs.

Currently in Georgia, there are many children in foster care who need a foster family or adoptive family. The greatest need for foster parents is for older children, sibling groups and medically fragile children. The majority of children in need of adoptive families are aged 8 years and older, African American, male and/or a member of a sibling group who wish to be placed together.

The “Children Grow Best in Families” event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; a light meal will be served. For reservations or more information, please call (877)-234-4728.

DFCS brings popular adoption party for foster kids to Gainesville

March 26, 2008

ATLANTA – The Division of Family and Children Services, DFCS, will bring its popular adoption party and video conference to Gainesville on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center. The event, which is open to the public, is designed specifically for those who are considering adoption. Families and individuals will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a diverse group of children who need forever homes.

Adoption parties, which are held several times a year by DFCS, give prospective adoptive parents a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the children in a comfortable, fun-filled environment. Those who are unable to attend the Gainesville event will have the opportunity to interact with the same group of children via video host sites in Savannah, Atlanta, Macon, Americus and Valdosta.

“These events are great because they help the public understand just how wonderful these children are despite their challenging situations,” said Shamim Neal-Backus, state recruitment manager. “It is difficult sometimes for adults to imagine bouncing back from unthinkable situations, but these children are resilient and strong and they really want and need to be part of loving, stable and permanent families.”

There are approximately 2,200 children in Georgia who are in need of adoptive families. They are typically 8 years old and older, African American, and/or a member of a sibling group who will be placed together. For more information call 877- 242-5774, or visit the Department of Human Resources website at http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.

Adoption Expo at Stonecrest Mall

August 10, 2007

ATLANTA (GA) The Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Mall at Stonecrest and Crossroads News have come together to put on the largest adoption resource fair in the region. “Adoptions Expo 2007” takes place Saturday, August 18, from noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia. The event is open to the public.

The resource fair will provide detailed information to those interested in adopting children who are currently living in foster care. County DFCS offices will join numerous other organizations throughout metro Atlanta that serve children, including private adoption agencies. Case workers, adoptive parents and their children will also be on hand to answer questions about the adoption process.

“We’re always looking for ways to inform the public of the constant need for adoptive parents and foster parents. This event is the perfect learning opportunity for those who are seriously considering adoption, casually interested or just curious,” said Mary Dean Harvey, director of the Division of Family and Children Services. “The sheer numbers alone of people passing through and learning about the needs of the children in foster care can only work in a child’s favor,” she said. The event, now in its second year, attracted more than 3,000 visitors last year.

There are nearly 16,000 children in foster care, of those, approximately 2,700 children are in need of adoptive families. There is a considerable need for families or individuals willing to adopt children over 8 years old, African American, and children in sibling groups.

For information on becoming an adoptive or foster parent call 877-210-KIDS or visit the Department of Human Resources DFCS Adoption Unit Website at dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.

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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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8 Responses to If You Think DFCS is Not Selling Our Children Think Again

  1. Dawn says:

    This is tragic.

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    • yvonnemason says:

      It is not only tragic- it should be criminal.

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      • Wrongful Interference with Contract is when parties are involved with deceptive practice to interfere with services that are under contract and avoiding to provide said services, so far every I do mean Children service case that terminated parental rights is wrongful interference. What I find so odd these state workers make recommendation for services such as supervised visitations ,and then those workers stall on providing services they recommend , why recommend if they have no intention of providing services , proof of Breach of contract if services are not provided for in a timely manor
        then a judge must receive complaint from parents or attorney for contempt of court, so the judge has now entered into this binding contract by the judges order for the state to arrange services that the state had made recommendation for , so both parties now are involved in the issue of Wrongful Interference with Breach of Contract every CPS case is participant in Wrongful Interference with Contract, after all Department of human services children service is a State agency is meant to provide services to families instead this Federally subsidized agency takes children to avoid providing services. When state worker starts the case for investigation they are officially under contract to the family to provide services, the action of a case worker to recommend termination of parents’ rights is clear example of wrongful interference with this contract they are placed in, Breach of contract by not only the courts for not enforcing court orders or making the state agency follow and fulfil their own recommendations , but breach of contract both oral and written by the state agency that is under contract to provide services to families not destroy families for profit, when Children services comes in and takes children that is the beginning of Breach of contract through their actions of interfering with the process of the family ability to obtain program services and the action of Wrongful Interference with Contract after all these State agencies are under contract to provide services to families so two laws broken by this action done by said agency, read up on contract law

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  3. SCOTT A. says:

    if anyone comes on these sites and thinks cps is all good /google the story of the social worker named grizelda lopez-hess who got 90 days in jail for lying in court. and its not like its the 1st or last time a social worker lied in court!!! so next time read about this. & the next time you decide to go all gung-ho and side with evil cps and family destruction court think of all the families who have been destroyed by their evil lies!!!!

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  4. Jennifer A. says:

    I met my son at one of these adoption gatherings and it was the best day of my life. He has added much joy and love to our family. What the original poster failed to mention is that CPS takes at least ONE YEAR, TYPICALLY TWO YEARS to get to the point where parental rights are terminated. They provide the biological parents with training, therapy, and whatever assistance they can to help overcome drug addictions, filthy houses with no food, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, and other home environments that are not safe for children to grow up in. Only when parents repeatedly fail to change, either because they are unable or unwilling to do so, does CPS have to terminate parental rights so that these innocent children don’t sit around in foster homes and group homes forever.
    When we met our son, his birth mother had not bothered to come see him in over a year. And by the way, extended family members are always given the chance to take the children into their home before they are placed with foster parents. Why did grandma not step up to the plate to take care of her grandchildren? Perhaps the finger is pointed in the wrong direction. Once children go to these adoption gatherings, they have been in the State foster care system for two years or more. Two years. That’s a long time for a child to wait for their parents to get their act straight.
    The children have a good time and it’s the equivelant of a fair. There is food, games, arts and crafts. Sure it’s hard on the children to know they are there to possibly meet their forever family. It’s also hard on the families there who may not be selected for a particular child. It’s not ideal, nothing ever is. But it optimized the chances of these children finding true stability, perhaps for the first time in their lives. When I met my son, I fell in love. He needed love, he needed a family, and we needed him. He has been with us since not long after that day we met, and if it took an adoption gathering for him to have the love he deserves then I’m all for it. It’s much better than the alternative of aging out of foster care at 18 with no family, nobody to tuck you in at night, no love. Perfect? No. But at least it gives them a fighting chance, the same chance CPS gave to the parents for a year or two. Sadly, some of them just don’t get it and never will. I suppose it’s easier to blame the system for “kidnapping” than to admit that the family unit these kids came from was severely disfunctional. So grandma, where were you?

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    • bdc says:

      First of all, even though you bought you child in much the same way slave trade happened in america so many years ago, you deserve commendation if what you say is soo about your joy of having a child. But i strongly suggest you read the adoption and safe families act of 1997 if you can’t bring yourself to believe the system isn’t out to get children, even children from a loving, safe, and caring family, in the name of padding paychecks. I’m not saying some children aren’t better off but bear in mind cps agencies are a huge cash cow for local and state governments and are one of the least accountable and least regulated agencies out there, and that is plain and simple fact. So before you shoot off at the mouth on the internet again about parents’ and grandparents’ fitness to raise a child, imagine yours being taken by the government when you’ve done no wrong. And get the whole story, as long as most people are blissfully unaware of how little good and how much evil cps commits, it will not change.

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  5. Kim says:

    WELL SAID Jennifer A1

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