When Samantha went in front of the Panel she was told by Donna Webb the foster care provider that Shawna the oldest child didn’t love or trust her mother. She had been told this by the therapist or so she stated to the panel. The therapist was not in attendance. Last Monday Dec 8,2010) Samantha went to visit her three children at the Tree House and she took Shawna a necklace she had bought her for her birthday with the letter “S” on it. Shawna told her mother that she loved it and she loved anything her mother gave her. A while back her mother had given her a camera and Donna had taken it from her and made Shawna give it back to Samantha. This is probably what will happen to the necklace. Donna doesn’t want the girls to have anything their mother gives them. She had given Shawna some play makeup for Christmas the year before and Donna had also taken that away from her. These are things that are not told in court. Donna will not let the girls have anything their mother gives them.
Samantha is not allowed to spend any holidays with her children. And they cannot keep anything she gives them. This is in direct violation of Title IV-E – Donna is complicant in her attempt to allienate these children from their mother.
Shawna also asked her mother if she could get her ears repierced when she comes home. Samantha told her yes. Does this sound like a child who doesn’t trust her mother? I think not!
It is way past time for these children to return home. It is way past time for Jackson County DFCS to help her get the housing they are supposed to do under Title IV-E Funding. That is one of the condtions they receive the funding. They are supposed to make reasonable effort to help her with housing. They have not done that. Tempra Fields has not even returned her calls regarding the two different court dates one in Jan and the other in Feb. Samantha has made numerous phone calls to her and it all goes to voice mail. She is to busy to call her back but not to busy to keep her children from her.
Time to bring them home.