Planned adoption prior to birth by DCFS
Planned adoption prior to birth by DCFS
Mclean county court
DCFS agency Baby Fold
Andrew Wheeler Jennifer Andersen
Karen Cook tried twice to intervene but denied by Judge Goldrick also had two dcfs appeal hearings
Father Andrew wheeler Caryn Kamp Peoria IL
Mother Jennifer Andersen Marianna Metoyer Bloomington IL public defender
Baby Fold agency Normal IL
Mclean Co. clerk
He allowed Baby Fold to stretch the case out for yrs. No referals etc. Late on dna testing, Case worker lied on the stand and judge refused to sanction even though he did state she lied.
At initial court date public defender allowed the states attny to place false information to the judge with no rebuttal. At adjudication private attny of false info did NOT bring that information forward to the judge.
The information was that GUNS were around this child. There was never a gun ever present in my home where the child was being raised. The gun in questions was with the father at age 4 causing him to then have PTSD. Twenty years prior. The judge said guns we are removing the child.
Unmarried parents both disabled. IEP during school years. PTSD etc. Both parents lived in my home the great grandmother of this child. Father had prior teenage arrests 5 years prior to child and had completed his probation etc. No legal issues for five years.
Mother had numerous domestics with her own mother. Mother was completing mental health court probation during pregnancy and graduated from that issue 6 weeks prior to child being removed. Father watched the child daily while mother was in class 9am till 3pm. DCFS had full knowledge that the father was caring for child while mother was absent. A report stating concern caused intact to start. Intact entered the case and explained they were present to guide the parents with care for child. Totally optional to except their service. NOT true it was actually an investigation. The mother went in to hospital for check up of meds and they removed the child. Claiming indigent and neglected. mother did in fact admit she was negligent in the care of child. She did need coaching to care for child she really never attached to child. Father was main caregiver along with myself the great grandmother. She child was totally on target with all medical, weight, etc. He never once even had a diaper rash. Baby fold demanded that parents separate when she returned from hospital stay. They claimed domestic abuse reasons. There had never once been a DV between either one of these two parents. Mother had history of DV with her own mother. Father had one police call reported DV by myself to police but no chg's. It was actually a call for mental health concern and led to a hospital visit on the day of police report. Father stayed in my home and mother moved back into her mothers home where the DV had occurred between both of them. This was not good placing a person back into a domestic violence's history was still active. Mother and her mother had NOT worked out issues between themselves.
Parents fell apart with out each other support. Baby fold followed them and would report to court if parents even spoke to each other. Baby fold was intent on breaking this family. They had an adoptive foster parent and they wanted child to be adopted by her.
Fathers family had been the main support of both parents and child. We had full intention and approval from parents to file for guardianship of child as parents would in the long run need to be supported in raising the child. DCFs and baby fold would not hear our plea. Baby fold refused to place child outside of McLean county when child was removed. We offered six family members that were willing to take child but they lived in adjoining counties. Baby Fold stated could ONLY be placed in Mclean county as that was the area they served.
I filed an appeal and recieved administrative hearing. Result was that if parents were terminated I was to be considered for placement etc of child. I then petioned the court twice for right to intervention to seek guardianship. I was denied both times. The judge took a vote amoung the attorney's in case and States attny dcfs attny gal etc all voted NO to allow me to intervine. Of course parents attorneys voted yes. But I lost ...5 votes no and 3 yes.
Father move out of my home after 14 months of child removed so that child could be returned to my care. Case worker stated if he did not live in my home child could be returned to my care. Worker did not follow through with those words. They never inspected my home to see if father moved out. They demanded he have a lease and prove another address. He was living at friends homes on couches . Never knowing where he would lay his head from day to day. He finally did get an apartment 4 months later and then all the street friends moved in on him. Remember this is a person with very low IQ, Special needs, has a legal guardian due to learning disability, emotionally makes decisions at the level of young teenager. He ended up in legal trouble and charged as a sex offender because one of the people that controlled his apartment was a prostitute. So his life has now been destroyed by Baby Fold. They stole my great grandson, destroyed my grandson who needed the support of his family. They lied to the court regarding our family wanting the child. They are horrible people. I know of NINE other families all dealing with this agency and court. Baby fold has placed some of these children in these cases with pedophiles, drug users, alcoholics, etc. Judges have ordered them to place a young man in drug treatment and they refuse to do so. They are or think they are GOD! Attorney never once defended this set of parents or the family that love this child. GAL. Brenda Temke never once did her job and when investigated stated that she did not have to talk to anyone or take info from anyone. She is NOT the eyes and ears of the court.