HOUSTON, TX A Brave Houston Attorney, Julie Ketterman of KHA Lawyers, PLLC, is strongly passionate about her stout defensive stance for families and the important job of protecting the full rights of parents who are in a battle with the Child Protective Services (CPS), a controversial branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The befuddled case workers and administration at CPS are doled-out the tasks of investigating and detecting incidents of child abuse, child neglect, or whatever they want to report, to be able to place children in foster homes, orphanages, and to provide services to the families. Now, CPS kidnap children from the comfort of their own homes and are inserting them into a foster-to-adoptive set of parents. Ketterman stated that this is occurring on a far to regular basis.
“The role of CPS has changed over the years, they have become too powerful and have shifted their focus from offering guidance and support to acting as a punitive force.” Back in the day, CPS would counsel and assist families with in-home services to aid in stabilizing the family unit, with childcare to help maintain kids in their home. Their most important job was deterring child abuse and making sure children lived in safe homes.
Since the 1960s a dramatic rise in the exposure to the knowledge of child abuse led to the Social Security Act being amended, which fueled its growth to the large size that it is now. Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in 1974 that gave federal money to the states to help prevent neglect, and sexual and physical abuse. Followed in 1997 with Congress passing the Adoption and Safe Families Act, that established very strict timelines for returning young kids that were in foster care to their parents, or just terminating the parental rights all together, which was the easiest and a commonly practiced choice leaving the children more available for adoption.
Ketterman said “This legislation started with good intentions, but it was the seed for corruption.” Mrs. Ketterman also believes that CPS very often goes way beyond their jurisdiction and just simply chooses to remove children from their homes to place them in the foster-to-adoption programs to acquire big money rewards and benefits. “CPS profits every time they place a child outside the home for adoption,” Ketterman said. “It has stopped being a resource for families in need and has instead turned into an adoption mill.”
She stated that most couples make the obvious choice to become foster parents first because it puts them on a faster and much simpler road to eventually be adoptive parents.
“Going through an adoption agency can take years, and babies are a hot commodity, they can even be part of the lawsuit to fight the birth-parents for the chance to adopt”.
Ketterman went on to say that another big issue with CPS is that, their severe shortage of qualified, knowledgeable, and properly trained case-workers and management. “The only requirement for becoming a CPS case worker is a bachelor’s degree, and not necessarily in social work or child development, and they essentially are given very little training.”
“We have to attack corruption on a case-by-case basis,” Ketterman stated. A partial victory against the CPS, ‘SB 1876’ was filed by Senator Judith Zaffirini that was just signed by Governor Greg Abbott into law back on June 19 and will be enacted on September 1 of this year. “The bill specifies that attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem and mediators in CPS cases will be appointed on a rotating basis, this prevents corrupt judges from appointing attorneys they have in their pockets.” More to often the same group of attorney’s are being hand-picked in back-room buddy-to-buddy meetings with the judges to work multiple CPS cases, so as to make sure that large profits are gained, and all of it is stolen from the taxpayers. “These lawyers are making massive amounts of money off these court appointments, and many are high campaign contributors to the judges that appointed them.”
Ketterman, who also contributed her work and research to the senate committee for the write-up of this bill, she displayed her vast knowledge and first-hand experience in several interviews with the senate committee. Ketterman said “This bill is extremely important, it affects taxpayers in the sense that the clerk will have to make public how much the government and individual judges elected by the taxpayers pay these ad litem attorneys.” Her article entitled “Double Jeopardy: The Inherent Dangers of Dual CPS & Criminal Cases” is a must read. Just like all the other 3 letter acronym government departments that overreach their authority and have scandals and for profit schemes of their own. CPS has been on the hit list for sometime among activists and the public with their actions and tactics becoming harsh and authoritarian in nature. Hopefully we’ll see the fall of this unnecessary artery of the ever-growing government as well as the IRS, DHS, TSA and Planned Parenthood to name a few. Source from ‘The Paper’
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
HELP!! My husband and I are both military veterans and Our kids where taken by cps about three months ago. My daughter is mentally disabled and made a false claim to her school about sexual abuse. They use her to say anything they want her to say. She is 15 and just wanting to be with boys but mentally disabled and can’t be with them . So she got mad and made a outcry. Now she is at an insitution in Austin Texas and I have to Do all types of services. They have one positive hair follicle test and drilling that on us. My husband doesn’t even get a visit!! I’m absolutely devastated. Since this has started my daughter has tried to tell the truth but they say it’s too late now.
Arcola child trafficking and human trafficking I don’t see it any other way they take children for a profit..
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And its not just Texas – every state. Bless Nancy Shaffer, Bill Windsor, and everyone else courageous enough to stand up to this corrupt system. Federal courts should be flooded with cases of civil rights violations, we need attorneys to stand with parents. Thank you.
It’s not just CPS that’s a problem, it’s all of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. After reading this blog you will realize that the problem is much wise than you thought : http//darksideofchildcare.blogspot.com
Make sure that you add the DEA and ATF to that list. They are as corrupt as can be.
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