I have posted on other pages, but this is concerning a friend of mine.Her name is Martha. She moved down here to my county from Yancey county. She has a son that DSS removed from her home in the middle of the night in 2003. He was 3 at the time. DSS told her that if she would see a shrink and take parenting classes and do this and that...etc...she would get her son back. They took him away to begin with because of "Child Abuse". Her friend got angry and turned her in to DSS and lied. Martha did everything that DSS asked for and she still did not get her son back. It has been 4 years and now they are adopting him out to a lady(not a family). Martha has filed an appeal, but she says that no one is working for her. She comes from a VERY small town and when she left and moved here, there were over 200+ cases in Yancey County. What should she do? She has been fighting this tooth and nail, and said that not having her son is breaking her. She was not married to her son's father, she was a single parent, now, she is married and has a good husband, good home, cars, food, etc....I told her that I did not see any reason why she should'nt have gotten her son back when she completed all they asked in late 2003 and early 2004. I have seen a HUGE stack of court papers and DSS analysis' and I have noticed a lot of contradictions. I personally believe, not because she is my friend, that she is innocent of all of the allegations against her. She has a 10 month old, and I KNOW for a fact that the baby is well taken care of and wants for nothing. She also goes to church with me and everyone talks about what a happy, healthy baby she has. They know her circumstances with her son. As far as her son goes, I have saw video footage and photos and there was NO indications of any child abuse. All I saw was a happy boy and a mother who loved her son.... My question is, can they touch her 10 month old considering her previous case with her son?
Last question.....What can she possibly do to get her son back? She has tried everything. Her family and friends and preacher even wrote letters to the senator and congressman and they never heard anything and nothing was ever done. Her appeals lawyer told her that she would probably never get him back.....How is this possible when she did all that they asked, plus more?
Please give any advice that you can on what she should do