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Foster Care Class-Action Lawsuit

Is the foster care system in Massachusetts broken? A child welfare advocacy group says yes – profoundly broken.

The group Children’s Rights released a new wave of reports claiming abuse, neglect and inadequate organizational support within the Massachusetts foster care system.

The group also filed a class-action suit against the state in 2010. The case is currently pending in Springfield Federal Court and set to go to trial next January.

Guest:

  • Angelo McClain, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families
  • Tracy Feild, director of the child welfare strategy group Annie E Casey Foundation
  • Marcia Robinson Lowry, executive director, Children’s Rights

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  • MaryAnn

    The current foster care system acts as a deterrent to working families who could provide a stable environment for foster children.  The foster care system does not provide enough funding for childcare.  Many working families with children who pay for daycare, afterschool care etc for their own children are unable to foster children due to the lack of financial resources for childcare.  People can work everyday and still provide a stable home environment for a child.

    • Rosa

      I’m not sure what your experience has been, but DCF provides child care vouchers for children in foster care.

      • Profwoman4u2

        The truth is the USA system is a failure to humanity. Children should not be sold to strangers because the fact is children are not paychecks and too many children die in the system because of paychecks. Stop mentally abusing biological parents Please sign my petition to the White House: http://wh.gov/UXOx and share this link for more signatures.

      • Marianna

        I’ve been a foster parent for 4 years, have adopted one child out of foster care, and now have his younger brother whom we will adopt if he’s ever freed for adoption. I have never in that time received any childcare financial assistance. Between the two kids, we pay $1900/mo for childcare, and none of that is covered by DCF. Never has been. Childcare subsidies were discontinued many years ago during one of our many fiscal crises, which we’re trying to solve by breaking the backs of working families and – apparently – children in DCF. 

        • Jane

          I beg to differ with Maianna, DCF pays at least $550 per month per child, clothing allowances, free lunch, food stamps , christmas and birthday monies plus masshealt which means no deductables and copays.  Free college education as well.

          • Oreo_boston

            I have been a foster parent for 5 years.  I have done such a great job, the kids that have left to go home, come and visit and call.  Yes, we get paid for our services.  However, alot of work comes with being a foster parent.  The love and caring are easy.  However, there are many docter and therapy appt.’s, school activities, meeting with social workers, review boards,biological visits with family members, etc…  Yes, the clothing and birthday money help to supply the children with what they need.
            Granted, I will agree that there are some foster homes that are bad apples.  It is like that with anything you do.  However, please keep in mind that there are alot of us that are foster parents that are helping the children.  It really isn’t our fault that the biological parents (in some cases) didn’t take care of their children as they should have.  I was a single parent for most of my life and worked full time outside the home and it is not easy to raise children too.  However, I  did not do anything that would cause DCF to take them away.  My feeling is that usually when children are taken away it has to be really bad.
            To the best of my knowledge, at present. my DCF is working with the families to have the children remain in the home.  Even sometimes when I feel they should not go back.

          • humansubjects

            Are  you doing this for extra pay and child tax credits for many reason children are killed in the system over pay?

          • HumanSubject

            The DCF and their strangers NEED to stop condemning biological parents over paychecks (the reason more children are murdered) and social worker’s bonuses. Shut off paychecks to strangers as this is worse than the welfare.

            Help biological parents, and stop abusing and neglecting biological parents.

          • humansubjects

            The college is not free, any parent can put their children in college. College is done by filing FAFSA. All that money should be paid to biological parents to help them and their children instead of strangers. Kids are not born to be strangers paychecks. Worst than the welfare. People complain about the welfare because of taxes. People now have to complain about this welfare with strangers and with much more children dead and abused.

            Fight for shutting off strangers’ paychecks and do to them what the government does to biological parents.

          • HumanSubject

            College is not free; any biological parent can file the FAFSA as well. The FAFSA only pays up to a Bachelor’s degree.

        • HumanSubject

          The $1900/mo. is paid back to you and you are capable of obtaining that money through child tax credits where biological parents use that money for braces and the best camps; including Universal Studios, Disney, and so on.

        • boydmarie25

          Are you a family member. A foster kinship. I know that they all get day care, for the ones they don’t want around. I wish someone would really take a good look at them. Sit in on their meetings. Listen to the reasons they are removing children. They have a GOD complex, they talk to you like crap,trying to get you going. Now who is going to pay for all these dy care vouchers,and all these bonuses , the tax payer. Who is going to pay for all the lawsuits, the taxpayer. So i am paying twice as a grandmother.who cannot see them. And my taxes, i pay every year. I have owned my own home in Norwell for 26 years. I will live her now for ever. I had planned on moving,but i need to know they can find me. I will never move, i don’t care what they do, I can’t be hurt anymore.,

      • HumanSubject

        DCF should just pay biological parents as biological parents are told by social workers that they (DCF) does not pay biological parents. The foster (stranger) monopoly is worse than the welfare. Remember, biological  parents are forced to go from bus to bus down the highway to work. If biological parents don’t get funding help, then why should strangers?

  • Marianne from Boston

    Thank you for drawing attention to this issue. I’m the parent of two non-biologically related children adopted from the foster care system here in MA. The kids are great, but they have been through a lot. We all, as a society, need to remember that the kids are in this situation not through any fault of their own, but because of adults who were unable to parent them appropriately.

    One of my kids was not too harmed by the system. She was in just one foster home before being placed with us. Her foster mom was a great advocate with a ton of experience, so I believe that’s why she kind of “lucked out.” Her paperwork was a mess, documentation was missing, and they didn’t even really know what her name was. Her workers varied from totally incompetent to bright and caring.

    Our second daughter’s story is much worse. She first came to the attention of the system when she was just 5 days old. DCF (or DSS for part of the time) was in and out of the home for four years before she was permanently removed. By that time she was so damaged they thought she was autistic or retarded. She was, in fact, a trauma survivor. During a foster care review, a DCF supervisor admitted, “This child was not well-served by us. We did a bad job.” Fortunately, with a stable home, a lot of clinical support, and a caring school system, she’d made a lot of progress in the four years she’s been with us, but we do fear she’ll have permanent deficits that will affect her the rest of her life.

    We all own these situations. More of us need to step forward to be foster parents, or to provide support for families having trouble caring for their children. We need to be willing to ensure that DCF has adequate funding, and is held accountable for managing these funds wisely. Good workers need to be supported in the system, not forced out by incompetence or the sense they can serve kids better in other jobs. Our politicians need to be asked about what they will do to protect vulnerable kids and families when they are running for office, and then we need to make them keep their promises. Agencies that work with foster children deserve our donations and volunteer efforts. Schools serving foster children need the resources to attend to the complex needs these children present with. And the kids need to be allowed to be kids–not treated as pariahs.

    • Harold

      Unfortunately the better workers at DCF leave the agency or get burnt out due to incompetence of management and all the red tape that doesn’t allow the children to be cared for in the right way.  Also, the truth at DCF is, the better worker you are, the more traumatic cases you get, while the bad workers get easy cases.  Main reason why DCF can’t keep their strong workers, most can only take so many mangled children.  Its very sad.

      • Profwoman4u2

        Most Social workers just do not know how to help, that is the real problem. They make wrongful accusations most of the time. The DCF contradicts the welfare reform system accusing biological parents of being abusive because they have to work. When in fact, millions to billions of dollars are being paid to strangers, that is why we have a finanical crisis in the USA. Let’s shut off the foster strangers paycheck and time for them to work work work as well, just like biological parents Please sign my petition to the White House: http://wh.gov/UXOx and share this link for more signatures. 

      • HumanSubject

        The reason why the good social workers do not stay is because the system is an abusive system towards biological parents. There is more abuse and killings among children in the strangers’ homes than there is in biological parents loving care.

    • K – adoptive mom

      You are a saint and you are right -we all own this. Agencies like MARE are wonderful and so many foster homes are great but our own experience makes it tough to encourage others to foster and/or adopt from the system. These kids need a ton of love and care and it truely does “take a village” for them. But – I can’t imagine our family without our youngest. For all his challenges, he’s made every family member grow in faith, patience, gratitude and love. We are grateful for the good attorney’s and the invested social workers but they were few and far between.

      • HumanSubject

        Good, refuse the monthly pay and the clothing allowances that biological parents do not receive. And, refuse the child tax credits since you think you are saint. STOP condemning biological parents as there is more abuse and child killings in stranger’s homes.

    • HumanSubject

      Foster strangers need to stop condemning biological parents. DCF is not as good as what you say. Some kids are removed because their parents have alcohol and drug problems; well let’s look at the Kennedy’s; they had these issues but was not condemned for their diseases. The problem with DCF and putting them in stranger’s homes is that DCF does not offer parental training and pay them $500 plus a month along with giving children clothing allowances. I know one case, the biological mother was putting her children in the best camps, provided in fashion clothing without child support. The mother asked for help because of a preditor stalking 14/15 year old teens (female). DCF mentally abused the biological mother and put the 14/15 year old teen (female) in what he calls a speicalize home where the lady’s (stranger’s) husband and older son at the age of 24 violated the young teen. In fact, the stranger’s son had and has a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. Now, is that ethical?

    • boydmarie25

      I don’t want to see more. I just told a foster parent what a great JOB he is doing. Know who and what yo are talking about, Sounds to me that the social workers were wrong. If they cannot keep paper work in order, didn’t know the girls name,come on. my daughter took one tox screen, and she misread it. Her supervisor and investigator were out That day. So you admit how bad they are can’t you admit maybe they made mistakes removing these kids. That little girl,was traumatized by DSS. You said it your self. If your in this business because you at least like kids, half the battle is one, but don’t do it to plan on taking them, they belong with family.. No one is saying you get that much money,but i also know special needs kids,and they are all listed as that. After you adopt, you still get all the foster money, you get now. I still commend you.

  • K – adoptive mom

    how do we lend our story to this fight? Our youngest child is “out of the system” – 5 homes before us (we got him at 15 months). His last foster home was spanish speaking only but both birth parents were english speakers (only one with an hispanic background). State was so negligent in “moving the case” toward adoption the birth mother apealled the termination decision claiming the judge couldn’t possibly remember testimony 18 months later. This had to go to the SJC and our son was not “legally free” for adoption till he was 5 1/2 years old (despite being removed for neglect at 6 weeks) – absolutely SINFUL! The state is harming these kids because of the libral mindset that we need to “wait”, “give the biological parents as much time/help/support” they need – meanwhile, the child is being permanently damanged because …he has no permanent home and family. I have long felt guilty for not sueing the state on behalf of our child. Way to go!!!!!!

    • Ackgirl88

       My son was taken from me because I was clinically depressed. At the time I was 5 yrs sober. Three months after he was put into foster care I lost our home. I did everything I was asked to do by DCF even though @05df7f555bef0b91aa81ee16fa6346b1:disqus  a drop of a hat they would change the rules. I couldn’t get into a family shelter w/out custody & they wouldn’t help me find a family shelter. I had never struck my child, emotionally abused him, & had changed my life by getting sober in order to make his better. My only crime was being poor & unable to find work in the middle of this economy. I found & maintained housing after a year & they decided it had been to long & the goal needed to be changed from reunication to guardianship. I continued to fight & went through 8 different workers, one by even DCF lawyers account, was out to get me. I after 2 1/2 yrs & deciding to bring this to trial regained custody of my son. They knew they could not prove me unfit in a court room. They couldn’t admit they were wrong or that any of btheir workers were either. If I had rolled over like they expected me to someone else would be raising my son. Some families need more time then others & shouldn’t lose their children because of it. Also sometimes DCF is as much to blame & should be held accountable when their wrong. I am grateful for one thinh my son was with a good family who we are close to & who is part of our support. I don’t deny needing help when they came into our lives but there many things , more then I have mentioned, that were done by them that made problems worse then better. In the end I did have a few workers who did their jobs well & I would be remiss if I did not mention that. Thank you

    • Profwoman4u2

      Please sign my petition to the White House: http://wh.gov/UXOx and share this link for more signatures.

    • ACaringPerson2

       Adoptive mom, I really believe the problem is that there is too much discrimination against biological parents not getting the same treatment as strangers such as yourself with the welfare reform system, and so on where the system is suppose to be work work work work; not stay at home moms waiting for their monthly checks like strangers.  I believe that the strangers should not receive paychecks like the biological parents and be put on bus to bus to bus down the highway just to go to work.  The system costs zillions of dollars across the USA where the money can be invested on well-structure programs to STOP child abuse, killings, and mental abuse toward biological parents.

  • Elyse Ted

    It’s so sad the way children often get shuffled through the system. Consider opening your heart and home to a child today: http://www.kidspeace.org/services.aspx?id=3596

    • ACaringPerson2

       Elyse Ted, this type of offerings should be offered to biological parents instead of strangers. It would be more ethical, don’t you think?

  • Jre26

    There is definitely no accountability in DCF. A story I’m following has a perfectly fine relative of a child being labeled as inappropriate with children despite the fact that a CORI check was passed, positive character references and no evidence actually provided to support such a claim.  The label was only given in retaliation after the individual filed a complaint with the Ombudsman against DCF asking for accountability.  So instead of a child being cared for by a relative that has done nothing wrong, they sent the child off to a neglectful foster home, don’t have the child in therapy and didn’t allow the child to go to summer camp.

    • humansubjects

      That is true. Take control and take it to court by representing yourself. The more cases brought to court, maybe something will change.

    • ACaringPerson2

       Summer camp; God forbid if you have your children in the best camps as a biological parent, you are a neglected parent according to some social workers.  And strangers who get paid with peoples’ tax dollars for others’ children stay home. Which, contradicts the MA welfare reform of work work work and putting children in well structure camps.

  • Quentin Clarkhairston

    It’s Sad Because this isn’t only happening in Massachusetts  
    I’m from West Virginia
    I’m 21, I’ve Been in system
    pretty much all of my life and the things I’ve seen
    are unbelieveable.
    I  was adopted at 12
    and i lived with my foster-mom for 8
    yrs.
    I was mentally and physically
    abused. That still effects me until today
    the way i think my confindence and depression.
    I really do belive there’s some good parents out
    thier but the system doesn’t care
    it’s all about the MONEY!

     

    • humansubjects

      Have you tried contacting or finding your biological parents. Biological parents are abused by social workers because that is how social workers get paid and recieve big bonuses?

    • HumanSubject

      Try talking to your biological mother; she probably loves  you dearly and was tossed up just like all the biological parents  over MONEY! So sad. So sorry.

      • Mavis

        Human, putting your problem onto someone else’ situation doesn’t help.

        • ACaringPerson2

           No putting problems onto someone else Mavis, the system is too abusive toward biological parents over bonuses and money.

    • Mavis

      I’m really sorry, hope you know what you’re worth, having survived. 
      If it were about the money, I think they’d find easier things to do. Dealing with government agencies cannot be “easy money” and from what I remember, it wasn’t much. 

  • Mislilwolfz

    I need help in R.I no one will help me and my grandchildren. I had my grandchildren from birth. Someone mad a complaint about my daughter the mother of the children, and guess what she never had the children. They took my grandchildren and made up all kinds of sick lies about me. I even went into court and they gave me gurdianship of one child. They would not let me explain anything. Now my daughter has died and I am still fighting to get my grandchildren back. They are scattered all over MA, and RI. No lawyer will hep me because I can’t afford one.

    • Only Mark72

      My prayers are with you, sincerely! for four years they have instilled more fear in me than i could ever have imagined.

    • humansubjects

      You need to prove that the social worker lied in writing and file slander and/or defamation in civil/libel court.

  • Mislilwolfz

    Here we are 12/2012 still fighting for my grandchildren. 6/14/2012 my son died 6/20/2012 my daughter died. The mother of the children in DCYF.  Still no lawyer to help me. No lawyer to help my grandchildren. All this based on a lie by DCYF. My grandchildren scattered all over R.I. and MA. Just imagine a Lawyer for Casa calling me up screaming at me we know your dame son is dead. Now tell me what hospital your daughter is in.  On top of that I’m not allowed to cry for my dead children. If I do they will use it against you as unstable. Not one lawyer will help. Why I don’t have the money to pay.

    • Jlostumo3

      that is horrible ! those people ought to be put behind bars, nevermind holdinga position of authority !! Something needs to change ! How dare they be allowed to be so cruel to a grieving mother, & those poor sweet children !! they  are just heartless cruel abusers !! getting paid to be cruel  , with tax payer dollars !! When is the state going to wake up & stop these atrocities?!!  The Governor should step in & help !! or be voted out of office !!

    • Jlostumo3

      so sad to hear such a sad story, God bless you, it is such a grievous tragedy that those people are so heartless & cruel !! The Governor should do something about this abusive agency !! Or be voted out of office if he continues to ignore so many cotizens being victimized by this corrupt agency !!

    • humansubjects

      You have to get to the tax payers who are paying for the stranger’s paychecks and the DCF workers bonuses. I know that the social workers are writing the human subjects up wrongfully; slander and defamation. Show the courts that you are stable. For example, Social Worker Michael G. Costa license #3031197 of the Attleboro/Taunton division broke a federal law and a DCF policy by not doing his routine visit as discussed with one of the strangers where Costa #3031197 failed to do his required visits. It is a job, that is how social workers get  paid. It is not human. Costa also neglected to put viable information in his reports to the judge, that is also a violation.

      What you need to do First is obtain the social worker’s license number. You can do so by typing in social worker ***(name) and the city and state. For example: http://license.reg.state.ma.us/loca/locaRange.asp?profession=Social_Worker&city=Taunton

      You can also represent  yourself in the courtroom. For example, in the case with Costa, his team also manipulated the judge that a mother was mental, and that was the sole reason….. I have Marty Kenney’s also of Attleboro/Taunton confession in writing.

      You have to act just like a lawyer. You do not need one. You just need to be strong. Hope that helps.

    • HumanSubject

      File a civil case in the courts. You do not need an attorney.

      Soon, I will be operating a nonprofit advocate for biological parents because of DCF abuse.

  • Profwoman4u2

    Stop Abusing Biological Parents. The DCF contradicts the welfare system. The USA has a financial problem because millions to billions of dollars are paid to strangers. Stop The DCF from selling kids. Kids are not paychecks. The president should do what the welfare reform does, work work work for the strangers and end their sit back and receive a paycheck not caring about kids. Famous words of Marty Kenney, “Hey a lot more than just two kids have died in the system.” When is politics going to wake up and see the abuse with DCF? Please sign my petition to the White House: http://wh.gov/UXOx and share this link for more signatures.

    • HBwells

      Are you aware how much foster care parents are “paid” for taking care of a child? By your post above, obviously not.  Let me assure you that it is not a pay check, how anyone is supposed to take care of a child with what DCF gives is beyond me.  While I can imagine others might do so, it is not the case everywhere.  Please do not lump together all foster parents just because you have had a bad experience.  A foster parent is a volunteer, who opens up their home and family to children who have been neglected and abused.  My husband and I are professionals with a home and we opened our house to various children.  During the time they were with us, they went on vacations, restaurants, Christmas specials, piano lessons, play dates and many more things.  We also paid for the schooling, their clothing and toys.  We provided them with love, caring, and above all a safe environment.  When the children left our house, they cried because they did not want to their parents.  With us they saw what a stable and safe home was. Please do your research and speak to people who have actually done this before venting without have any real foundation.    

      • HumanSubject

        Then I am sure that you will refuse on penney for other peoples’ kids who does not get one penney for assistance. Don’t you believe that biological parents are putting their kids in basketball camps, LPG golf camps, christmas specials, waterrafting, and many more things just be taken out to turn to illegal tattooing, drugs and alcohol in strangers’ homes like yours? Prove  your words by not taking one penney and refuse that child tax credits that biological parents use for braces for their children.

      • deMillette

        Koodos to good foster parents, but I’m sorry , there is not enough of the good ones. Only 2 people in my 60 yrs of living told me they were better off with foster parents all the other’s were horror stories, the facts.

  • Jlostumo3

    the Boston DCf is bias against men, they do not recognize the equal rights of the fathers as parents, they knew a false accusation was made, from a vindictive x girlfriend, who is also a drug addict, & the accusation was proven to be false, but instead of letting the children go be with the father, or the grandmother, or the great aunt, who aall asked for the children, they insisted on keeping the children with strangers . The children constantly asked for their daddy, but DCF did not care, they traumatized our children which is emotional abuse to the children. Theu were rude, arrogant , unethical, & unprofesional.  This agency, should not be allowed to hurt any other families in this way, they should be regulated., because they abslotuely have abused their authority, & victimized families as a result of this.

  • Jlostumo3

    here is my petition corresponding to the comment post below, please & thanks if you would sign it, & also pass it along to others, thanks-…http://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/927/335/abuse-of-authority-by-the-boston-dcf/

  • Only Mark72

    i am in my 4th year of my own DCF nightmare! my daughter was a victim of a horrible crime. she started hanging with that crowd that does not judge. withn a couple months she turned to alchohol on 3 different occasions, all of which ended in 51A’s. both my children were removed from our home, like something right out of one of those movies that leaves you with both tears in your eyes and a hole in your gut, something ou could only imagine happening in a movie.  it is now four years later, my son has never met with them once but i feel as if a predator is after my daughter and they are not going to stop until they take her. she has grown so much the price i have for her after all they have dragged her through in unexplainable.  does great in school, every counselor she see’s speeks nothing but good of her. well she made a mistak and had a couple of drinks a couple weeks ago, no proof, she admitted to it on her own. they put her in a 14 day detox where she read half of the bigbook, enjoyed the groups that came in to speak and cant wait to start attending some meetings with myself(dad).  i’ve raised my kids to know right from wrong, never make fun of or pick on someone less fortunate, respect adults in your life. they are incredible loving children, they have a loving family that  has been involved in ther lives at all times, and they have parents that love them so much it hurts.  i feel like i’ve been filled from head to toe with cement. i have always filled every moment i could with their presence. everytime they send her somewhere it is Trauma all over again..  she adapts to where she ends up but the sadness is unbearable. my children love their home life and love their parents. they have awsome memories of all the family events and vacations that as a family we all took together where ever we went.  NOW i just need to know why this supervisor, who i thought was supposed to work with families solve problems and see family together, why is she filing for a care and protection so they can have full custody??????  of all the troubled children out there that truely need help and need to experience some love and compassion, WHY is she going after a little girl that has constant open arms waiting for her and has had a wonderful life, with the exception of her Trauma, then DCF trauma’s, and now the fear that they want to rip her away and send her off to strangers.    NONE of it makes sense, PLEASE if you can help my family before it is destroyed, maybe forever. Please 

    • humansubjects

      They are doing it for their own financial being and bonuses is why.

    • sue alley

      I understand your pain, all too well. At 5 yrs old an older kid in the neighborhood started to groom my little girl. He molested her, @ 6yrs. old she had such anger and violent behaviors she went to crisis and was placed at the Italian Childrens Home, for a ten day period. Upon d/c she continued  the behaviors. I approached dss at the time and was informed that as i had private insurance i would have to bear the cost. I then proceeded the long list of counselors, psychiatrists, and many trials of drugs, on my little girl, to no avail, the anger was intolerable, and when she was 8 yrs old it surfaced that she may be getting molested by this now 14 yr old boy. the police in our town said it was a matter for the next town as we lived across the line, and the other town claimed it belonged on the other town…anyways my daughter was threatened by her perpetrator and as it was brushed away, the records claimed she recanted, making her the storyteller.  well, at 11 yrs old she let me have her old phone and low and behold she was being exploited on the internet! How did i know?  i turned on that phone and my daughter was masturbating online, at 11 yrs, when i confronted her, she went ballistic and asked me if i had ever been thrown up against a cement wall and had someone shove their c*** in your ass, and be told she was a liar and not only was he still getting away with this, now she had to go on the internet for whatever reason that was given. The phone had msgs from older men, very graphic.  I reported this to police and upon completion of a sane (forensic) examination (one of three), it was determined that she is a known liar. after a few 51As, steph was put in the crisis for weeks and months until she was placed in a girls home in f.r. we reunified and the next 51A was when she slept over a friends house and the 18 yr old brother slept w/ her and that  case,also got dropped , due to stephanie lying. Then we moved and stephanie had an emotional break and stayed in bed for four weeks total, back to girls home, and another reunification.  she was by this time cruising the internet for guys and she was actually meeting them. then one sat nite she went to babysit w/ a friend and the police call saying she claimed to have been raped, beaten and almost run over by a 27 yr. old guy. Went to station, then hospital for forensic rape kit, exam, the handprints on her face and body and because she was given a cell phone by me, yep 51A and removed from my custody…reunified…by this time she was more aggressive, intimidating refused to move to a new apartment with me, i called dcf and said she would not live with me ,f her she was housed til they found a foster home, the foster family became so unbearable, and nothing was being done (this whole time rejecting my fathers plea for custody) stephanie reached out to school officials and got immediately placed again in a program, then placed back at the girls home. the idea has been dismissed of her ever returning to my care, and asking and asking for family members she could live with besides my dad. My daughter has become a beautiful young lady, looking forward to a bright future as a lawyer…so she can fight for the children being taken out of good homes and put in worse places than they could have ever thought. But as usual, she is fighting only to be with family…we’ll see…thank you for listening my heart goes out to the suffering children and the parents who can do nothingn but watch.

  • Missing my son

    DCF is an Agency with no oversight and no one to whom they report. They are an Agency mired in ineptness. My son (who has schizophrenia and frequently hallucinates) accused me  of hitting his brother. Without doing any investigation, DCF came into my home and took my foster child, who was not the one who had supposedly been hit.  They immediately shut down my childcare business.  I was shunned by society.  I asked for a fair hearing to contest the allegations and they sent me an 18 page ruling saying that I “looked” angry in the hearing and so they knew that the allegations were true.  My life has never been the same.

    • HumanSubjects

      The children need to return to their biological parents.

      • Kiki

        that’s too pat a response. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

        • Human Subject

           The problem is Mavis, biological parents are really taking a beating; strangers are being paid a lot of money for children. Children are being exploited, sold to strangers, and there is so much child abuse in society, it is petrifying.  Some of my best professors are social workers, however, in order to really help the human subjects is to use more critical thinking, and use the caring theory because there is too much abuse all around with the human subjects.  Some cases is just simply finances, and just because an individual is having financial difficulties because the system fails child support payments, does not make that individual mental or have mental issues as portrayed by abusive social workers who simply care about nothing than bonuses.  Money is not worth seeking the human subjects suffer as so many humans do, that is suffer great pain.

      • Mimig747k

        sorry but depends how they treat them and how they treat themslves.
        a foster parent.

        • Human Subject

           Mimig747k,

          It appears that children are being more abused and killed under stranger’s care; once I finish my PhD in Organization and Management, I am going to pursue another PhD in Leadership of Social Workers to make a difference in a system that just is unjust to the human subjects.

  • HumanSubject

    The Massachusetts DCF puts ads in papers and Craigslist “Stay at home mom position, $500 sign on bonus; free training” while biological parents suffer.  STOP ABUSINES BIOLOGICAL PARENTS. Commissioner McClain does not care about other peoples’ children. Angelo McClain mom put him in a special school when he was walking the wrong road, that is where children need to be, like the McDonald house giving biological parents rights. Too much money spent taking away from education.

  • HumanSubject

    If McClain cries he wants to help people, then why does he not help biological parents instead of wrongful accusations against them? Why do social worker get away with not conducting their routine visits; it is a federal law and DCF agency that McClain allows workers to get away with YOU (biological parent) and your children (biological children) are being abused; and strangers are getting paid.

    Definitely an unethical type of business called immoral acts toward the human subject.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002035780490 Marie Boyd

    so if we can prove that a social worker lied to have the children removed, and we can.   two of them have, that we can prove, that the supervisor filed a 51a after the children were removed,the night before the children were removed. crossed her name out,but was caught at a fair hearing.  Then an adoption worker lied numerous times, i as a grandmother got her to recant on the stand in front of the judge.   My grandson was born healthy,except a Dr. at SSH in Weymouth induced my daughter guarenteeing us,his lungs were going to be completely matured,  Wrong again.  He got sick,because of it, and the social worker,who walked away from the reilly girl’s house,because dad told her to,went around saying my grandson,was sick from drug use.  Wrong,Dr. From SSH in Weymouth , Pedi from NICU present at birth,said mom and baby were both clean at birth, and even if it were drugs and it wasn’t  drug’s would have nothing to do,with what was wrong,with the baby.   baby was healthy at birth, two year old never missed an appt.  My daughter is in recovery,  and they said they took her children because of  history.   These are just a few of the charges.  So who do we call,how do we get involved in a class action suit,how do we get our babies back.

    • Human Subject

      File an electronic law suit with proof to USDC-BostonInfo@mad.uscourts.gov E-mail for documents as a PRO BONO and have proof.

    • Mimig4747k

      hi marie im so sorry this is happening to you.  this is a very broken system.  i had 2 foster children here and one day was accused of abuse and they were immediately removed.  it turns out that one of the fost er chileren (4 year old ) told everyone in school, the social worker,etc. that  was  abusing her with a belt of regular beatings.
      body no  bruises. Now im being investigated, going to a psychologist, then psychiarist , taking classes, etc. i dont get to see them noting . How and who is her mother she will wind up having an identity crisis and who knows what will happen to her.  I want to adopt her but for some reason I havent beengood enough.  all i want to do is to help her.  It takes 8 weeks to get an investigation done. why is that?  The System of taking care of our children is broken….hello???no one seenms to understand or hear me.

  • Mavis

    I heard about this on the news for months. It took till now to dare read up a little. I don’t see the concrete damages I had in these stories. Guess I had the wrong lawyer (none).  My foster parents were scammers. I don’t know what they were doing but afterward, people told me they were suspected of murder and fraud. They skipped town fearing prosecution. Around the same time, my DSS worker was fired. I called and left messages, I was on the street, my stuff was getting taken off the curb. I had no one to call, no number to leave to return a call for, and no placement, no home, no food, no transportation, no money, nothing. Nobody answered a phone. I was on the streets, again, raped and screwed up, again. My abusive and neglectful parents only viewed it as proof they were better than DSS and welcomed me back eventually, with some pretty harsh penalties. I couldn’t take it. Went on to work three min wage jobs just to survive, never made it back to school.  I will never be normal. DSS lost me in the system. I’ll never be able to sustain myself, I’ll never have a home, I worked three jobs at a time to survive and tried to save up for college, sleeping on the floor, having little nutrition, and really no clue what happened to me except that nobody cared. 

    I am older now, and the few times I have wondered with more schooled people than myself what could be gained, I have come to the conclusion that the only difference one can make is to care about someone around them. I have no faith in the government to do the job of parents, I never will.

    • Human Subject

      Explain further Mavis, what do you mean by “pretty harsh penalties”? If you would please so we can understand. Do you have a drug and alcohol problem?

  • Jlostumo3
  • Jlostumo3

    Boston DCf abuse of authority, caaused emotional trauma to our children, please sign our petition, thank you  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/927/335/abuse-of-authority-by-the-boston-dcf/

  • Jlostumo3

    The Boston DCF abused their authority, & therefore caused emoitional trauma to our children, please sign our petion, & thank you .   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/927/335/abuse-of-authority-by-the-boston-dcf/

  • Jlostumo3

     Boston DCF abuse of authority, caused emoitional trauma to our children,  please sign this petition, & thank you.   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/927/335/abuse-of-authority-by-the-boston-dcf/

  • Jlostumo3

    BOSTON DCF ABUSE OF AUTHORITY CAUSED EMOTIONAL TRAUMA TO OUR CHILDREN PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION, & THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/927/335/abuse-of-authority-by-the-boston-dcf/

  • Poopy123

    For everyone reading HUMAN SUBJECT’s Ridiculous Comments…  1st of all, she was the worst biological mother who deserved to get her children removed from her house.  She was abusive and neglectful……..  Consistently physically and emotionally abusing all of her children.

    Don’t feel bad for her, all of her children are extremely happy with out HER.  She also continues to harass all of her children who want ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with her.  Shows that the problem is with HER, not DCF!

    • Human Subject

       Poopy123, the human subject had her children in the best camps that money can buy until the DCF took her children out of them allowing them to do drugs, pass out, and be abused by older men. Who are you to discuss human subject when you do not even know this person?

    • Human Subject

       Poopy123, at least Human Subject took her children to Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, had her kids in structure basketball teams, gymnastics, golf, and so on just for DCF to allow the children to receive illegal tattoos, drink alcohol, and have her daughter allowed to have relationships with older men. Something the biological mother was trying to prevent. In fact, the biological mother walked into the DCF office to get help, but the help turned out to be the mother’s mental abuser.  Not only was the Human Subject neglected of any child support, but the strangers were paid lots of money.  If the DCF really wanted to help, they should have paid the biological mother what they pay strangers and gone after the biological father for child support who owes over $180,000.00.  There is one thing that the Human Subject’s children can always say about their biological mother is that she loves them dearly and her doors will always be open. And, if they need rehab of alcohol of drugs that was allowed in strangers home, then she will be there to support them ALWAYS.

    • Human Subject

       Poopy123, YOU know that your comment is a lie that the biological mother was NOT abusive and neglectful and you also know that the biological mother was NOT consistently physically and emotionally abusing all her children. In fact, by saying this then  YOU know that the biological mother had her kids in the BEST camps from Wheaton College basketball camps in Norton, MA; Easton,  MA water-rafting camps, to PGA golf camps in Norton, MA, putting braces on her two oldest children with her child tax credits, and so on.  In fact Poolpy123, the social worker took the two youngest out of their school basketball team; which they were wetting the bed so bad in the stranger’s home in Norton she did not want them anymore, and the children was refused to come home to their loving and caring mother. 

      The problem is with the social worker, is, wanting big bonuses as one foster care stranger told me that social workers receive big bonuses for every child they remove permanently stating that she did it to become financially secured. 

      Then Poopy123 YOU should also know that the biological mother had her oldest son who has aortic stenosis working in the hospital that the social worker allowed him to quit allowing him to drink, pass out (suffering minor heart-attacks), smoke, and so on. YOU also then know Poopy123 that the biological mother worked real hard spending every penny on her children without any support. So then Poopy123, who are you to make a comment and lie that Human Subject deserved to have her children removed when they were abused in strangers’ homes and with the social worker who received big bonuses.

      The Human Subject understands now why the social worker purposely left out the psychological test that the Human Subject passed from the court reports – $$$$ – In fact Poopy123 the Human Subject would NEVER do anything so unethical, so immoral to another human subject for which was done to her because of $$$$. And in fact Poopy123, The Human Subject is soon to be Dr. **** and will pursue another PhD degree in leadership of social workers to make a difference and to STOP exploitation of children, and biological parents. In fact, the Human Subject does not have anything against social workers because some of her best professors are social workers, with some writing what the Human Subject really is as a human being, intellectual, not what you portrayed me to be, because Poopy123, your words are a cold lie.

    • Human Subject

       Poopy123, who is really happy, the strangers that received their monthly checks or the social worker who received his bonuses?  YOU do know that the social worker put a 15/16 year old young female teen in a stranger’s home where she was stalked not only by the lady’s husband (lady told mother), but by the son who was 22/23 years old (not ethical, 15/16 female – 22/23 male); to this date, the Human Subject’s daughter is living with the lady’s son in Fall River.  I really do not believe that the children are as happy as what you say. In fact, people turned the children against the mother.  The mother regrets going to DCF for help and wished she did what Mr. McClain’s mother did to him when he was walking the wrong road.

    • ACaringPerson2

       And these comments by Poopy123 is what happens when strangers and social workers get paid well for others’ children; they talk badly and make wrongful accusations about the biological parent just to receive $$$$ Because in this case, the mother was trying to protect her children from older men, drugs, alcohol that the social workers and strangers allowed them to do, and got away with it.  But in the mean time, the social workers and strangers also mentally abused and deeply hurt the mother.

      The mother also had the children in the best camps including activities at the hospital where she had her children involved to try to keep them out of walking the wrong road that the system failed to do under their care.

      The mother is devastated, highly educated, and sends messages of love and care to her children hoping soon they will walk through the door.

      If I could change the system, I would stop the payments to the strangers that biological parents are neglected of because first of all, children should not be paychecks to others.  Second, I would offer the training program to biological parents, especially in the teen era as strangers are also paid big bonuses for training. The Human Subject would have gone to training for free, but was told by the system that the system does not help biological parents. So what does that tell everyone? Also, more programs should be put in place similar to what Mrs. McClain did to Angelo McClain when he was walking the wrong road.  I am sure that Mrs. McClain did the right thing because she probably didn’t want her son to be stranger’s paychecks.  This is something the Human Subject regrets for going there asking for help.  Her help has turned into her mental abuser, and her children’s real neglect and abuser.

      So if you could change the system, how would you change it so that zillions of dollars of peoples’ hard earn tax money is not spent on child abuse, killings, and mental abuse toward the human subject?

    • ACaringPerson2

       This wrongful accusation by Poopy123 against Human Subject just proves how wrong the system is against biological parents.  In fact, the Human Subject was such a good mother she actually paid for one set of braces on her oldest son through her child tax credits, and put another set on the second oldest child with child tax credits.  The Human Subject was such a caring mother she was going to put a third set of braces on the youngest if tragedy did not hurt the family where the Human Subject’s help turned out to be her mental abuser over bonuses $$$$.  I am assuming that Poopy123 is one of those strangers who receives a lot of money just for their own well-being and not in the interests of the children as the youngest never received those braces that was recommended by a reputable dentist (orthodontist) in Mansfield, MA.

    • Human Subject

       The truth Poopy123:

      DIRTY TRICKS OF MASSACHUSETTS DCF

      http://www.massoutrage.com/ma/

      Children kidnapped by the Massachusetts DCF are severely abused,
      parents are severely mentally abused, and too many children are being
      killed.

      Time to stand up and STOP it.

      The Human Subject just walked in thought she could get help when
      older men was stalking 14, 15, and 16 year old girls.  But instead, was
      severely mentally abuse, her children were severely abused in strangers’
      homes where death almost occurred.For what?  All over money.  In fact, the Human Subject will never forget Mikeee’s words when they disputed over the two children who died in Taunton, MA back in 2005 with Mikeee screaming at the top of his lungs “So What”The Human Subject is just that, cares about the human subjects.

    • ACaringPerson2

       Is this what you told the Human Subject’s children Poopy123?

  • deMillette

    I was and 5 siblings were in foster care from 1959-1963 and we were all subjected to many forms of abuse. 4 boys and 2 girls. I was moved to several different foster homes. Only one of the foster homes bought me new clothes the other’s bought me used clothes from Morgy Memorial. They received about $60 dollars per child back then and on foster home had 8 of us. Never let us out to play. Made us clean the house all the time, cook all the meals do the dishes. I was constantly told that my parents did not love me or I wouldn’t be in foster care. I was told that I came from “bad stalk” or I wouldn’t be a state ward. My oldest brother was in one foster home for 4 yrs till he turned 18 he has been in Mental institutions since he was 26, he is totally insane. Another sibling committed suicide at age 18. Another went off to war and came back with additional PTS. I have my DSS records, many names have been whited out, and many lies were included in the document. My older sister was molested by a 36yo foster brother that was a biological foster parent to us. Instead of turning this man into the authorities ,the foster mother blamed my 14yo sister of misconduct.  We all eventually ran away from foster home. My sister ran away while I was 12 and I was threatened by my foster parents that they would take her run away out on me. So I was so afraid and soon ran away myself. My mother willingly turned us over to the state with the promise that we’de be safe and well provided. One of my deceased brother’s was struck with a garden cycle in the calf of his leg. He attempted suicide many times. I have been in therapy 40 or my 60yrs of life. I’m also Native American “Algonquin” non status but have documents to prove I’m Native. I have 5 Algonquin Clans of ancestry. I’m trying to find out if any of us can be compinsated for the abuse and neglect. Our social worker’s only once a yr came out to visit us but lied in their documents that they made frequent visits, not true. I was promised many times if I was not happy with my foster parents DSS would replace me, never happened. I complained many times and nothing was done, instead the social workers’ COA themselves. There are 3 of us mentally capable of testifying as to our experiences in foster care in MA. My older brother (not alive) told me his foster mother would walk naked around him when he was only 12 and told him “there is a place in Heaven for people like me”And there is much more to this story than can be told on this page. Lawyers can contact me anytime via my email. or fb profile page.

    • ACaringPerson2

       Thanks for sharing your story deMillette. Have your tried contacting the Children’s Rights group direct with your story to represent you, and your siblings?  If you could change the system, how would you change it, and why?

  • one of the lost ones

    in 1978 i was in a foster home in Abington, Massachusetts. this foster home was to receive the award for foster home of the year. Instead a week before they were to receive the award the state shut them down. They shut them down in two days. How bad do you thing it would have to be to go from foster home of the year to closed within 2 days. I stepped forward as a scared 10 yr old boy to tell of the beatings, whippings with electrical cords, coathangers, tree branches, belts, whatever was close by or was thought up. They fed us corn meal and cold water, oatmeal and cold water to force us to vomit as a punishment. We were sent to school with pajamas on under our clothes so when we got home we could take off the school clothes and sit at the kitchen table writing whatever, however many thousands of times.  Sleep deprevation (keeping 5,6,7 yr old children up until 2-3 in the morning at this table. Beatings for anyone who fell asleep. no pillows at night because we might have pillow fights like normal children (not for a night or 2, i didnt have a pillow for 6 yrs. Contact paper over the bedroom windows so we couldnt see them come home if they went out. Then they could sneak up on you and catch you playing (let the beatings commence.) I tell people that the closest thing ive ever read that would vest describe my time as a foster child would be the experiences of American P.O.W.’s at the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam. These foster parents recently died and their children actually put in their obits that they provided loving care to many foster children over the years. This is just the tip of the iceberg, i wont go into the sexual abuse, being tied into beds at night, etc.  My social worker wanted to have them arrested for child abuse but her superiors covered it up instead. What a shock, they didnt want that publicity. Shortly after being moved to my next foster home my social worker  took me to childrens hospital so they could run ekg’s on me to determine if i had brain damage from all the beatings. My foster father took me to the barber and the barber took him outside and told him he had two minutes to tell him what had happened to me (due to all the cuts/scabs/scars on my head) and then he was gonna beat his a++. I guess fortunately for him the barber believed his story. I recently celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary and i have two beautiful girls ages 10 and 13.  As an x-Marine i cant tell you how many body bags you had better bring to my house if anyone ever showed up at my door with the intent to put my children into foster care.

    • ACaringPerson2

       Thanks for sharing your story.  If you could change the system, how would you make the system a better place?

    • Jlostumo3

      Oh my GOD !!! that is such a sad story about your nightmare upbringing by the DCf, I hope & pray you would sue the state & win , it just makes my skin crawl that they would get away with what they did to you !!! every person responsible for the suffering you went through should be behind bars !!!!  I can’t imagine they would be allowed to get away with that !!! My heart goes out to you &  please please sue them  for what they did, they should be held accountable for these kinds of crimes against humanity !!   God bless you.

  • Laura

    Subject: my civil rights are being
    denied

    DCF Boston took my children from their mother. Told the judge there were
    no court proceedings anywhere which would supersede his ruling. They with held
    the truth in order to take my children the night they were leaving to come home
    to Florida that morning. There was a court proceeding in Florida for both
    paternity and primary custody by the father. They took the children from the
    mother who has limited visitation. They refuse to allow me to talk to my
    children on the phone and use intimidation to keep me from visiting MA to see my
    children in person. They ignore all documentation proving the allegations were
    falsely called in by a mentally unstable distant relative of the childrens
    mother. Ms. Lavinia Wergen was angry at the childrens mother and told her she
    will make her life miserable. Ms. Wergen threatened physical violence and Ms.
    Sager the childrens mother felt unsafe and took herself and the children to a
    motel. I had my daughter under a pediatric psychiatrists care for hyperactivity
    for a year and a half up until the day Ms. Sager and my children visited Ma. I
    also voluntarily took a polygraph test and passed with flying colors. I am being
    completely ignored because I am a man/father. DCF refuses to let me speak to my
    children on the telephone and has my children living with the very person who
    made up all the false allegations. Please help, I have been sent around from
    agency to agency and My children are being tramatised. I fear for their safety
    and need my children back home where they are safe. Thank you, Christopher
    Nuzzo

  • Laura

    Subject: my civil rights are being
    denied

    DCF Boston took my children from their mother. Told the judge there were
    no court proceedings anywhere which would supersede his ruling. They with held
    the truth in order to take my children the night they were leaving to come home
    to Florida that morning. There was a court proceeding in Florida for both
    paternity and primary custody by the father. They took the children from the
    mother who has limited visitation. They refuse to allow me to talk to my
    children on the phone and use intimidation to keep me from visiting MA to see my
    children in person. They ignore all documentation proving the allegations were
    falsely called in by a mentally unstable distant relative of the childrens
    mother. Ms. Lavena Wergen was angry at the childrens mother and told her she
    will make her life miserable. Ms. Wergen threatened physical violence and Ms.
    Sager the childrens mother felt unsafe and took herself and the children to a
    motel. I had my daughter under a pediatric psychiatrists care for hyperactivity
    for a year and a half up until the day Ms. Sager and my children visited Ma. I
    also voluntarily took a polygraph test and passed with flying colors. I am being
    completely ignored because I am a man/father. DCF refuses to let me speak to my
    children on the telephone and has my children living with the very person who
    made up all the false allegations. Please help, I have been sent around from
    agency to agency and My children are being tramatised. I fear for their safety
    and need my children back home where they are safe. Thank you, Christopher
    Nuzzo

  • Laura

    false accusations, proven false, by DCf themselves, (they did’nt know we had the original court papers saying the allegation of molestation was “unfounded” after their own physical & mental testing of my great niece, 7 years old. also, the father willing, voluntarilty took a CIA approved lie detector test about the false charges, & he passed with flying colors.  A vindictive unstable distant relative of the mother, after they had a falling out, makde a false report about the father, (in which she had never even met in her whole life) so Boston DCf snatched the children.,  & lied to the Judge whe  he asked if their were any other proceddings in any other staes inwhich would supersede Mass. for takeing our children, they answered no, & that was indeed a lie. Their was a parurnity & custody hearing allready filed in Florida before the mother visited this relative with the false accusation, who made the accusation after the falling out, as to where the mother had to flee this relative’s house after being threatened with physical violence>she is unstable, yet, the Boston DCf is forceing our children to live with this unstable, woman, who also abuses the children by yelling bad names about the children’s father right to the children. We notified Boston DCf of this abuse, but they did NOT care. The paternal Grandmother numwerously asked for the children, as did the great aunt, & we were flatly denied access to the children. Our civil rights & the children’s civl rights& the parents civil rights have been trampled on.

  • Laura

    The  or DCF or CPS, should be reformed, & regulated, this kind of cruel injustice does NOT belong in our country!

    • ACaringPerson2

       I agree Laura, the DCF surely needs changing, especially their bonus program. If the bonus program was focused on keeping families together, this would eliminate child exploitation, killings, mental abuse, and all around abuse on the human subject. Thus, peoples’ tax dollars would not be spent on the truth behind the DCF operations, and therefore, society could focus on better school programs, and teen programs which has been neglected for years. AND sadly, the corruption for which most cases where there is human suffering is because of money. 

      • Jlostumo3

        Congress SHOULD be talking about this… this  is not only wasteful spending of tax dollars, but also “trajic misuse of tax dollars”.

        • Human Subject

           US Congress should be doing a lot of things in reality Jlostumo3, like really seeing the human suffering here in the US, never mind in other countries.  I mean not just with the DCF but the overall suffering of humanity here in the US.  When a grown man gets away with trying to make another human being mental because of big bonuses, surely, the system needs changing, especially when the man puts children in abusive situations where death could have arise over bonuses, and where zillions of children die, and severely abused because of the bonus structure.  And, especially when a man shows no remorse of these killing and abuse screaming at the top of his lungs “so what!”

          If you have been mentally abused because of this, here is a web site to help STOP social workers from hurting biological parents because all the social workers do is focus on mental issues even if the biological parent has more ethical sense than them.

          http://cchrnewengland.org/default.asp?pid=20

          Thus remember Jlostumo3, I have nothing against all social workers as some of my best professors were/are social workers.

  • Human Subject

    Poopy123, please stop your wrongful comments against another human being, especially when you do not know the person you are talking about.

  • Human Subject

    Poopy123, would you say it would be ethical that strangers do not get paid for others’ children since there are more reports of death and abuse amongst children in stranger’s homes, or would you say that it would be more ethical if social workers’ bonuses were targeted on how many times they keep families (biological) together rather than breaking them up?  If that was the case, I am sure that the social worker would have paid the Human Subject what the strangers got paid, and then gone after child support.

    The Human Subject all-in-all was/is a good, loving and caring mother who gave her children everything and spent her whole paycheck on them; her pride and joy; the children was always at the YMCA in activities amongst all the other structure camps as indicated below.  There was no other place on Earth that LOVED her children as much as the Human Subject LOVED and LOVES her children, and is still worried sick about their well-being after seeing abusive photos of her son on Facebook under the social workers and strangers care.

    The children are missing their childhood memories that the Human Subject has for them when they visit their mother soon from Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios to many many good times they had before the teen era.  Surely the Human Subject’s children would be doing much better and not messed up the way they are from the strangers’ homes the social worker who mentally abused the Human Subject telling another human being not to talk to her on the phone stating that the Human Subject has severe mental issues.  Which is cruelty and immoral.

    No matter what anybody says about the Human Subject, the Human Subject’s children will always know that their real loving and caring Mother LOVES them and CARES for them, and that they wished someday that they had listened to their loving and caring mother about…. (Well they know).  The children now adults will understand that the social worker really hurt their mother deeply, worse than the witches trials back in Salem, MA, and that they (the children) were not born to become stranger’s paychecks where the youngest was neglected of braces, the children were taken out of structured camps and activities, and where the strangers allowed illegal tattooing, alcohol drinking, and so on; which was forbidden by the Human Subject.  There was not one drop of alcohol in the Human Subject’s home, nor did the Human Subject smoked, in fact, all the Human Subject was doing was working, going to online college, and caring for her children.

    The Human Subject misses going food shopping with her daughter as the refrigerator was always filled with good food, the house was clean, and anyone that says it was not, is not telling the truth and has a personal issue against the Human Subject for his or her own being.

    The Human Subject also recognizes that the social worker told the children as long as they stay in the system that they will never have to pay for college; well the Human Subject was touring colleges with the children before tragedy enter their lives, and besides, the FAFSA only pays up to the Bachelor’s degree, the Human Subject  hopes the social worker is paying for the graduate studies beyond the undergraduate Bachelor’s degree; especially in today’s era.

    Thus, the Human Subject always promised the youngest that she would return to watch him graduate from high school in which the Human Subject paid for his graduation fees, and the grandparents paid for a school book or he would not have graduated.  That was no problem and was paid for from earnings earned, not peoples’ taxes the way strangers’ get paid; worse than the Massachusetts welfare reform system.  Well the Massachusetts welfare reform system surely lost because they contradicted themselves shutting biological parents off any assistance; and hey! it worked, the welfare reform system surely helps the other spouse not pay child support.  Except, the system pays more money out to strangers where more children are exploited, abused, and killed.  I mean, putting ads in the Craigslist offering bonuses and weekly pay to strangers on the Craigslist or newspaper is not ethical.  Children are not met to be stranger’s paychecks in moral sense.

    Surely, this is an organization that needs restructuring on behalf of human dignity, human respect, and ethics.

    So then Poopy123 why did you say those false accusation against the Human Subject when you know for a fact the children were worst off in stranger’s homes than with their biological parent?  It kills the Human Subject deeply knowing that her helped not only failed her, but failed the children as well.  Even though the Human Subject wanted the children to meet the father, which they did, she does not deserve what was said against her, ever.  AMEN!  God granted the Human Subject’s prayers when the Human Subject wrote in God’s scriptures in a Boston church to look over her children while evil was upon her trying to condemn her of her love for her children during a bad time, and where the stranger’s simply did not care enough for her children where death almost occurred.  Yes, God answered the Human Subject’s prayers.  AMEN.

    The Human Subject’s adult children will visit their real mother soon in peace, harmony, and love to share their childhood memories that waits for them filled with joy, besides, their 3D 60″ by 84″ kite is still waiting for them to come home to fly it on the beach, AMEN.  The Human Subject forgives all those strangers and the social workers who have turned her children against the Human Subject because of greed $$$$.  The children’ lived in an apartment with the Human Subject filled with snow boards, golf equipment, closets filled with nice clothes, shoes, refrigerator filled with healthy foods, and basket balls, remote control cars, bicycles, roller blades, and so on, there was NO neglect by the Human Subject, just no help from the biological father.  AMEN!  May God forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; please dear Lord, deliver us from evil.  AMEN!  The Human Subject has asked the Good Lord to forgive the father for not being present and not helping financially as the Human Subject NEVER spoken badly about him to the children.  That would have been wrong the same way each stranger social worker has spoken badly against the Human Subject to her children.  The Human Subject wanted the children to meet the father, they did with open arms.  No Poopy123, the Human Subject was not what you claimed her to be, what you said is wrong, the Human Subject will ask the good Lord to forgive you for false witness against thy neighbor.  AMEN!

  • Human Subject

    DIRTY TRICKS OF MASSACHUSETTS DCF

    http://www.massoutrage.com/ma/cps-resources/dcf-dirty-tricks/

    Children kidnapped by the Massachusetts DCF are severely abused, parents are severely mentaly abused, and too many children are being killed.

    Time to stand up and STOP it.

    The Human Subject just walked in thought she could get help when older men was stalking 14, 15, and 16 year old girls.  But instead, was severely mentally abuse, her children were severely abused in strangers’ homes where death almost occurred.

  • ACaringPerson2

    The truth is with the Human Subject’s case, the social worker Mikeee looked at her like this $$$$ a single mom, no child support, and not real family support, but she has always been and always will be a loving and caring mother who was raising the children right until the teen era and the older man going around stalking 14, 15, and 16 year old girls. It was so bad, the police could not do nothing about the older man.  So the social worker looked at the kind, intelligent, educated and self-motivated single mother as $$$$ and made about $50,000 in bonuses, and doesn’t realize or care how much he has hurt a human subject, permanently.  All this and no help with the children as the daughter was  still stalked by a father and son team, the father’s daughter hates the Human Subject’s daughter according to the father’s wife where Mikeee put her while mentally abusing the Human Subject. The Human Subject’s oldest son with aortic stenosis had several minor heart attacks in the stranger’s care according to the cardiologist who found the heart condition at birth (the Human Subject was so upset when she found the  photos of her son passed out on Facebook; she called the cardiologist), illegal tattoos in the strangers’ homes; and the youngest was fed a cocktail of alcohol in North Attleoro right before his 18th birthday and he almost died.  The Human Subject is so devastated that her help has failed, and her children became a subject of stranger’s paychecks and such abuse in stranger’s care not being able to remain in their structure of age activities, such as, school basketball teams. 

    But at least the Human Subject understands why Mikeee was trying to drive her so mentally ill making her stop seeing a complete good licensed psychologist after she passed a complete psychological test.  Mikeee told her if she passed a psychological test he would give her the kids back, she did and passed.  Then Mikeee told her if she did not stop seeing the licensed MA psychologist he would not give her the kids back, so she did.  Then Mikeee made her see one of his friends and she wanted to pop pills in the Human Subject, but the Human Subject had more sense than that, and said NO.  The Human Subject did what a normal person would do, but she does feel that she should have fired the attorney that DCF appointed her, and gone into the courtroom and told the judge; but not sure if that would have worked either because of the unjust system.  After reading several articles online, the Human Subject understands that she was treated so cruel, something that is so hard to believe that another human being would make a human being go through  over $$$$ bonuses, about $50,000.

    The Human Subject wished she had done what Mrs. McClain did to Angelo McClain when he was  walking the wrong road because Angelo has to understand that his mother did not want her child to be stranger’s paychecks and be abused like the Human Subject’s children and thousands of other children have been in stranger’s homes with greedy social workers.

    Remember, the Human Subject does not have an issue with social workers as some of her best professors are social workers for which she understands why they cannot….. basically because of bad social workers as written above.  The Human Subject also understands that a few of these social workers and their bosses have $300,000 homes to pay; but being cruel to human beings and when thousands and thousands and thousands of children are being abused and killed in the system and where biological parents are being deeply hurt beyond repair, the Human Subject could never do anything so cruel as what was done to her and her children and thousands of other victims over $$$$.

    This surely is a system that needs change.  Either shut off stranger’s paychecks like they do with the welfare reform system with biological parents; or pay biological parents what they pay strangers or restructure the bonus program to every family a social keeps together successfully, give bonuses.  If that was the case, Mikeee would have done the right thing with the Human Subject because all he had to do is assure the Human Subject that he would help her relocate into a safer neighborhood as she received no child support, but worked, going to college.  In fact, the Human Subject heard about online college when she had her youngest child in a reading program at Fisher College in North Attleboro back in 2003, and has just completed her PhD courses and entering into comprehensive examinations despite Mikeee telling people that she is mental back in 2005 for being in college at an older age, at time 48 years old.  Well, statistics show that the age group that enter into online college is from the age of 18 to 80, and this is the first time in history that four generations are working together, as the Baby Boomers are known to be workaholics.

    The Truth.

  • ACaringPerson2

    In fact Poopy123, isn’t it a fact that the social worker made a pathological mess out of the Human Subject’s family now known because of $$$$ about $50,000 worth and thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars in peoples’ tax money wasted where this money could have been spent on better school programs, and structured teen centers as the Massachusetts welfare reform cried.  In fact, the Human Subject’s children were so abused in stranger’s homes that one day the Human Subject talked all day on the phone with her son who was crying begging to come home, but Mikeee (with an amusing attitude) refused to let him come home, the stranger had left the boy alone all day because the Human Subject was on the phone with him early morning until finally at 6 p.m. she called the police with concerns, and this was after this son was removed from the house in Norton along with his biological brother because the lady there didn’t want them because they were wetting the bed so bad.  They did not have these issues with their loving and caring biological mother.  But did Mikeee care; you are right, no he did not care.  Then the house in North Attleboro where the youngest child was was neglected of all his structured camps, basketball and PGA golf that he loved dearly.  The lady there had no structure, was not involved in school activities like the Human Subject was with the children, neglected him of his braces as recommended by an orthopedic in Mansfield for which the Human Subject was paying with two other children with child tax credits.  In fact, the lady in North Attleboro used the Human Subject’s son as a simple paycheck not paying for his High School monies needed for him to graduate; but made the boy made his graduate ceremony when the Human Subject found out and paid, along with her parentsw for what was owed with pride.  And that is when the boy was fed an alcohol cocktail in this woman’s care and almost died.  The system says teen era when these acts happen in stranger’s homes; now this is something that biological parents are crucified upon the cross for.  This surely is an unjust system.

    Let’s talk about Poopy123 the single man in the trailer park who had about 5-8 boys, now that is a hefty paycheck $2500-$4000 a month.  One of my sons told me that all the man did was talk about himself being an orphan, and the man never cooked because he was too lazy.  The Human Subject assured her sons that he is not an orphan that he could have come home anytime he wanted, but Mikeee prevented it and that his mother’s doors are always open for him to come in, without the alcohol, smoke and illegal tattoos that was allowed by those strangers for lots of money.  The Human Subject’s children knows and will always know that their true mother LOVES and CARES for them more than anything they ever will know, and the love comes from the heart, body and soul, not from a monthly paycheck.

    The children were overwhelmed with their clothing money that the state gave them as well.  Well one thing is for sure, those children received a lot in their lives because the Human Subject provided nice clothes for them, and if YOU Poopy123 says anything different about the biological mother, the community of Attleboro knows you are telling a lie; especially,  the hospital where the oldest worked after school.

    And if these strangers says it is not about the money, then the system should stop these payments and paid training to prove these words.  Thus, the system should offer this training to biological parents and this would eliminate so much child abuse and killings here in America because statistics are showing that children are more abused and killed in strangers’ homes than with biological parents who are mentally abused in the system.

    The truth is, the strangers talk badly about biological parents just to keep their monthly paychecks, and when they know that the biological parent loves and cares for their children, they kill, and that is why there is so much child abuse and killings here in America.

    It is surely a time for change.  Ethically, the system should just offer free training to biological parents instead of paid training to strangers.  Second, the system needs to stop putting job ads in Craigslist offering big bonuses and lots of money because the Craigslist is a dangerous place.  Third, children are not a product where the system puts ads in the newspaper.  Children are not met to be sold and to become stranger’s paychecks when biological parents are suffering, worse than the witches trials in Salem, MA centuries of years ago.

    Time for a change in respect to human dignity and ethics.

  • ACaringPerson2

    It is time that the Human Subject’s adult children now come home and visit their loving and caring biological mother as they are missing a big part of their childhood memory in their lives different; much different from the alcohol, smoke, illegal tattooing that the strangers allowed.

  • Jlostumo3

    Lawrence Masssachusettes DCF has been tormenting our family for 9 months now, with unethical practices, fabrications, & have traumatized our children by forceing them to live with the false accusor, who has been slandering the children’s father all the while they have lived with her, & forced them to lie about their father to a so called trauma consellor put in place by DCF, & DCF knows that this woman has been slandering the father right in frount of the children the whole time, but they do not care, infact, i believe they are condoning & encourageing it, since they refuse to acknowledge any & all proof of the father’s innosence of their bogus charges. Bogus charges is the basis of their whole fabricated deceptive case full of lies. Lies, made up by a financial gain driven relative of the father’s x-girlfriend. This same lying woman is also currently being investigated for houseing fraud, & for useing her & her live- in boyfriends deceased parents food stamps. They will apparently do anything for free money, even slander the character & falseluy accuse a father they never met in their life. The father willingly sibmitted himself to a CIA approved voice stress analisis lie detector test, & paid for it himself, concerning the false discusting accusations made by these socio-paths, & he passed it with flying colors. He then offered to pay for his accusors to take the same test, & also offered to pay for it, but these liars naturally refused ! they are the most discusting kind of people there are, & they have been abuseing our children & our whole family. They should all be held accountable for their discusting lies & abuse of our whole family.

  • boydmarie25

    Look I have been leaving comments on tis site for a long time. When Former Comm. McClain was on here saying every drug addict better stop ,every run away better stop. His own union was against him, but he sat saying he slept great at night. A year later he resigns, but not before ruining several families, including mine. How can you remove a happy loved child,because of someones history. they were giving to much power. We had family members willing to take them, but they removed my younger daughter’s children over it. I was told in court that i told a radio station all about the case, and was willing to bring pictures and tapes in. Of course i never saw any proof of that, but this is the only radio station that i got into detail about. I never said any of that, and if i had, I’m sure they would have brought proof in. I didn’t get my grandchildren, nd my granddaughter lived with me, fo the first two and half years of her life. She never even had a babysitter. Never was abused. Now they are taking your children, and terminating rights, because you make bad decisions. Or what might happen if you fall back into your old life. This has got to change, DCF is no longer an agency that helps people , they are a cash cow,keep up those adoption out of families, and they get those bonuses. It’s not about the foster families, and biological families. They don’t take the kids that are being abused because they. wont be adopted out. They have no where to put them. My granddaughter was healthy happy, and loved, and now she is a mess. I can’t say anything on here,because there is an appeal going on. I only hope these justices ,look at the facts. If this doesn’t stop, I will give them information, all the children that are in danger every day, but DCF walked away. I know personally many of them. They never even opened a case,or here in Mass. they tell you to get to court first, sorry we didn’t know the way to beat the system, and we were told by the investigator to do just that.. If the tox they took was dirty, but it wasn’t,my daughter didn’t want to do it,because sh did nothing wrong. The foster people .said when they got her, that she as not abused or neglected. That was when she had the first couple of months. After four months of having them, she wanted to adopt, so six months of them having custody, it changed from reunification to adoption. How do any of these people sleep at night. This woman was known quite well to DCF., because she never said no to kids. That doesn’t tell me she is good, that tells me that you can’t have six kids at once, especially listening to these foster parents saying how much love they need. Why would they ever give kids to a woman, who would tell a mom that she could tell that the daughter wasn’t abused ,and she knows she said,because she has had alot of them. Tell her about a little boy that got there,and you could tell he was because he was running around kissing every one when he got there. That wasn’t our business to know. .How could you say you want to adopt someones children,when they are fighting for them. At least wait until it changes to adoption, don’t be the reason it does,because i can tell you this,if that happened to me as child, i would grow up and blame you and make sure i filed lawsuits every where. You just took a little girl,and look what she is doing now. God is watching, you will answer to him for this. God help you, and i am not saying this to the good foster homes, just the ones ,where it is so obvious why they took them. Please give them back. If you were a part of the problem, you will answer to god.I know with all my heart, the sup, said it to us, that she would be home, In a couple of more visits. This is alos a sup. that told me i could have the kids. Then when we were ready for the home study, i was told by law i would have ,being the next bond. No matter how long it took they said. The next bond, i was even told that in court, for my visits. The family resource worker , who doesn’t remember signing paper work with me, because she told me not to have any family members drop off packets, because they should be home with me. My daughter moved right out, so they could come home. Then when we were ready, The supervisor said i have been thinking about it, I am not making it easy on your daughter. They go to great lengths. What did that mean, I thought it was bout the best interest of the children. Guess not, she would say it in court. She thinks she is higher then anyone. I have the evidence. I felt so stupid they were just keeping me from an emergency hearing in Probate court. I had all the amo, They were seen ,by EI , my oldest grandson was a premature, and they were in my home,that i have owned for 26 years. Four days a week. They saw my family four days a week, and DCF had her there as a witness and sent her home at the hour hearing, because they didn’t like what they said. She wasn’t used by DCF they sent her home,after she defended us. She went and saw my granddaughter in the foster home,and her condition was not good. I don’t know, i thought foster parents, were suppose to help the system, not be the problem. Again this is not to all foster parents, i also know foster parents, who do everything to keep the bond going. They try to get the children, through a terrible situation. Wey, DCF stopped my daughters visits because ,after the judgment she waited seven months for. That is illegal before the appeal,they are doing to break bond. Nothing we can do about it,even though family court ,in Boston said they can’t do that. well she hasn’t seen them in a year. Then i checked their licences and the social workers was expired, that month. He did that last visit. with an expired licene, that is why they closed the case.

  • Anonymous

    One evil DCF supervisor’s name is Kimberley D’errico at the Lawrence, MA office
    and the original lier that stole away the children is Elaine Desirio in
    Boston, MA. None of them had anything more than hearsay from a distant cousin
    that has never been around the children or their father. And they decided that was good enough to have
    kidnapped the children since October 26th, 2012. They are evil people
    that don’t look at any facts and make up whatever story they want to.
    The Evil person that made up the story is Lavinia Wergen and Ms. Wergens live in boyfriend is always yelling at the children and they are afraid of
    him. Her phone number is 978-208-8043 and 978-873-4969, Lawrence, MA. Please get in touch with Lawrence DCF 280 Merimack St. Lawrence Ma.
    01843 phone 978-557-2500 and give them a piece of your mind.

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/DCF-LawrenceBoston-MA/lawrence-Massachusetts/DCF-LawrenceBoston-MA-Habte-Ketema-Kimberly-Derrico-Elaine-Deserio-Custody-cp12bo285-1073740

  • boydmarie25

    Yes they will, make sure you put all paper work some where safe, a couple of copys,and originals the safest place of all. Our children when they learn the truth,will be taking their money from their estates. So I guess all the money these evil people are making off the tears ,lives of innocent children. They will be taking from their children. So please make sure, or hopefully some of these goones will turn on each other, for the whistle blower bonuses. So hopefully ,and this is to a worker at Weymouth who practices without a licence. I am just a lowely social worker. Remember that as they are all turning it on you. Writing all the visit comments at two visits. Thankls for letting us take pics,at all the visits.

  • boydmarie25

    Just the fact,that how many children died ,after multiple visits by DCF in Mass. I am telling you they don’t want the abused they are not worth any money to them, They want the beautiful little babies my daughter has. Ones that were loved, by so many. They made sure I never got into that court room. They even went as far as saying I had a warrant out of of another county. Our Justice system is a mess, Massachusetts is ranked what fourth, or I think they may have jumped to 14th. No one Is doing anything.. Shame on every politician ,every judge that watched the lawyers break the laws, right in front of them. This will all come one day and I pray that you will all pay with your freedom ,the way our children did.. Don’t forget they will get their s back soon ,and they will change the laws, When they know the complete truth, They will have you all in court. Not working their any longer ,i’m quite sure.

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