Another Murder at the hands of CPS and Foster Care

Alice Samantha Thomason with her children who have been snatched by Jackson County, Ga DFCS Autumn Destiny DeShawna Thomason Carly and Sara Louvelle Texanna Wilfawn

This is yet another murder at the hands of Child Protective Services and the Foster Care System. This happened in Michagan. However, in Jackson County Ga another one happened in 2008 Little Jessica Scovill. Will my three grandchildren be next? The oldest already a DeShawna has black eye and the youngest Carly has a broken arm – they are currently in foster care in Jackson County Ga.

Johnny Who Was Starved to Death in Foster Care

(WXYZ) – All she wanted was help caring for her wheel-chair bound son Johnny. The state’s answer was to put him in a foster care facility. Johnny’s mom would have preferred to have someone help her at home, but the state offers limited home-care services. A year after Johnny was in foster care, the 10-year-old boy starved to death.

We have all heard the horrendous cases of kids who were abused and some who died in Michigan’s foster care system. Our story exposes the state’s financial incentive to keep kids in the foster care system. Federal law sets it up that way—the more kids in the state system, the more money the federal government gives Michigan.

The foster care facilities contracted with the state cash-in too. In Johnny’s case, the foster care facility got $12,000 a month to care for him. It is a heart-wrenching case that illuminates problems in the system, including how difficult it is to get your children out of foster care. Johnny’s mom fought to get him out of the system, but he died before she succeeded.

For several months, the Action News Investigators dug deep into Michigan’s tragically-flawed foster care system. Along with Johnny’s story, we also met a father who fought all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court to get his boys out of the system. The state’s main reason for terminating his parental rights was his finances. We all know people who are struggling in this economy—and as one attorney said, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.

The state is making some changes as a result of a class action lawsuit. A court-appointed monitor now oversees the Department of Human Services. Progress is underway, but some critics say more needs to be done to help parents keep their children rather than put them in a flawed foster care system.

You’ll see the first piece of our investigation Thursday night at 11 on Channel 7 Action News. Watch and let us know what you think of state’s foster system and it’s ability to care for the children of Michigan.

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 Another Murder at the hands of CPS and Foster Care

  1. Deborah Young says:

    We all must stand up and protect all our children . They must be stopped with all of us speaking out writing letters and protest. Justice for Families and Children is holdin a protest in philadelphia to hold cps judges courts accountable for what they have done . We need to stand in unity and protect all our children from their abuse and killing our children. Protest info email me at justiceforfamiles& date is sept 24th 4 to 5. GOD BLESS


  2. I agree I have 7 children that have been in the Michigan State Foster Care System since May 19th of 2008… My children have been tossed around from one placement to the next placement.. My oldest son which is now home with me due to his age turning 18 in July 23rd 2010.. He was placed at Childrens Villiage in Oakland County… There he was put on lock down for anger issues.. But dont you believe that all children that enter the foster care system all have anger issuees due to how our children are being treated for something they never did.. They are suppose to protect not damage & harm our children.. So far I have not seen no kind of protection for no child that has been put into the Foster Care System in Michigan… They have damaged my 5 yr old little boy Cody.. My son was with his little brother in one foster home then decided to preplace my little boy away from his little brother. They put my little boy with a foster mom that has about 12 children living in the home plus a 25 yr old lives in the basement of her home… My Cody has been sexually touched by another foster child in that home.. Nothing was done & my little boy Cody stills remains in that same unprotected environment… My daughter is 13yrs old in a different foster home she has tryied to kill herself.. Carissa my little girl cut her wrist 3 times cause the foster mom told my baby she is worthless.. she started to believe the foster mom so she wanted to end her worthless life that the foster mom Brenda kept telling my 13 yr old little girl.. My little girl is still in that same home with that same foster mom.. Im still fighting for all of my children.. but they are trying to terminate my rights… Im leaving it in Gods hands & hope for the best thats all I can do now…If there is anyone that can help me please call me at 5868437518 my name is Tabitha….Please someone here a moms cries to help her children get back home to where i can protect them..


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