What is the name of your state? Ohio
Am only employed part-time.
Scheduled one-two days a week, 51/2-6 hour days for 7.25 an hour.
In Oct of last year, FCCS placed 2 of my grandkids with me. Because of this, I lost my home and job. I receive no aid of any kind except for the medical card they finally got the past 2 months. FCCS says as a family member, I'm not entitled to any aid for the kids. Every time court has been scheduled, it has been postponed by them. We have followed the case plan as well as possible. Now the Guardian ad litem has been replaced by CASA. The original prosecutor has removed himself from the case. Last month on the 18th, the Judge decided to remove himself. I believe the kids and I need an attorney, but I obviously am in no position to pay for one. I sincerely believe my daughter and son-in-law are good parents, and it is hurting these kids to not be allowed to go home. Every complaint made against my daughter and son-in-law has been proven false...but each new court day they come up against new allegations. I believe our rights are being violated in more ways than one, and I'd like some information on what I can do to speed the return home. I don't believe CASA is working in the best interests of the kids. I know the FCCS supervisor told how the kids are prime adoptable age, and that if this drags out until Oct. they can remove them from me and adopt them out. Yet, they are the ones finding reasons to continue the case, even as far as dropping the charges and refiling. I believe this should have been over the first time they checked the kids and found no bruises, marks, or any sign of abuse, just happy,chubby, healthy kids...plus my daughter and her husband have gone for numerous drug and alcohol assessments, and nothing has ever been found. On the 3rd was another court date, which has been postponed until the 28th of this month. We already heard that on the 28th, they are going to go through dropping and refiling the charges again to give theirselves another 90 days. Which brings us into Oct. again, and the end of the year they have to keep the kids away from home so they can adopt them out. I can't run, because I've gone through this so many months of no work now, and I have no money left. I do not want to see them put anywhere but back home, where they want to be. I hate watching them cry because they can't go home with mom and dad when they come visit or we go over to their house. The other thing is...CASA has decided they should probably be removed from me because we're staying at a friends house instead of me having my own place, and because I'm not in a steady relationship that would prove I was stable and a good influence. So when court comes up on the 28th, CASA is going to recommend they be removed and given over to the state. The whole point in my taking care of them since October was to get the family reunited.