Marcia, a grandmother

“Marcia” writes as a 70-year-old grandmother about how her grandchildren ended up in foster care. Her son-in-law left her grandchildren strapped into their carseats with the windows down while he ran into the Department of Human Services to use the restroom. This was...

George, a natal dad

Both of “George’s” children were placed into CPS custody after he reported that they were abused by one of his relatives. His two children are still in state care, but his parental rights have not been terminated. His family income was middle class at the...

Marissa, a natal mom

“Marissa” was in her mid-twenties when one of her three children was placed in foster care. (She did not explain why only one of the three went into foster care.)  At the time her child was taken, she characterized their living conditions as “below poverty/poor” but...

Charlotte, a natal mom

“Charlotte” was in her early 40s when her three children were placed under legal guardianship in foster care.  She emphatically said that having her children placed in-care was not in the best interest of her children. She does not believe that the social...