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  • graci
    December 04, 2013 - 03:03

    As a child who grow up in and out of the cyfs system and is now on youth services i can tell you that the system has holes in it they say they are doing what is best for the kids but how is ripping a child out of a moms arms and makeing someone fight for there child helping the kid i grew up in differnt foster care and group homes cyfs does not care where the place you and they do not care where they put you i was in a foster home where the lady use to beat me and my brother and sister and then i lived in a group home and the day i turned 16 i was kicked out and put in a homeless shelter being on youth servicea they put me in a house on cabot street where drugs where everywhere ans i got into drugs bad i had a baby almost 3 months ago and cyfs came in 4 hours afther she was born and never gave me no chance at all witch in my books is not far tnhey think they know what is best for the kids but as someone growing up in the system i dont think it is unless there should be a real resion to take someones child cyfs used the fact that i was removed from my moms care at the age of 1 agensed me how is that my falt

  • Sad Grandparent
    December 03, 2013 - 20:55

    A Sad Grandparent Writes: The system, what a joke, i have been involved with this system for over 5 years, trying to save my grandson, for 5 years now i have heard, we are doing whats in his best interest, he needs to return to his home, we will train them to be loving. We will train them to be caring Its a joke, how do you train people to love and care, people from a lifetime of systemic abuse,,,a lifetime of abusing yourself,,and now you have children and place them in their care so they can put the abuse both psychological and physical onto those most vulnerable. Where was the system for Zachery Turner, but yet they still do not learn from the mistakes, where was the system in Mt Cashel, they did not learn from the mistakes, as adults I have heard all the cliches from them,,,we know what is in the best interest of the child,,,,,yet time and time again what has been in the best interest of the child has been tragic, sad, and even deathly as we have seen. Well my grandson has a chance, i say publicly, I have kept very accurate records, names and dates of the "professionals" who are doing what is in his best interest. If he is lost to this infamous system, a system which I am bound to, as I do not want to lose the only chance left to save him, You see like so many others they will tie us up with bureaucratic mumble jumble, they will cover and protect their proverbial asses, their pensions, their paychecks, their jobs. By the time they " i do not recall that incident", "it's outside our control, we are sorry", or "we are assessing we will monitor what is happening" it may be too late. He too maybe 16 and in a situation where he too feels he may not have any other escape, lost in a world of narcisstic adults. Me i am just a sad grandparent, caught between towing the system line, or risk losing a beautiful grandson. Its a fear which haunts me daily, as those like Ms. Chafe have the power, for now.

  • Corporate Psycho
    December 03, 2013 - 18:10

    So if there was a major failure in 2011 why isn't Charlene Johnson speaking to this. Another huge failure for her.

  • W Bagg
    December 03, 2013 - 17:34

    At 16 yrs old, you can't buy alcohol, you can't buy cigerettes yet someone thought it was OK to let a 16 yr old live on his own in a boarding house to fend for himself. Think about that.

  • William
    December 03, 2013 - 14:25

    CYFS serves to facilitate ridiculous claims made by women who are simply trying to gain an upper hand in family court. CYFS does not help children, it hurts them.