As of February 2nd 2015 my son was unlawfully taken from my custody and placed into temporary custody of the Cuyahoga County Ohio Job and Family Services (CPS) based on false allegations made by my sister-in-law (my brother's wife) without any knowledge to me or an proof of abuse, neglect, or drug abuse effecting my the safety and well being of my son being present in our home.
My husband was being treated for a mental illness called bi-polar disorder at the time and also had an anger management problem, however, I did my best to manage his illness, maintain my business, and care for my son. My husband was never angry or violent towards my son, in fact the majority of our arguments happened while he was sleeping and we usually resolved them the best we could. We were also attending family counseling at the time and I always protected myself and most importantly my son by always having a safe place to take him or if needed I would call the police.
However, without giving me any other options or warning I felt blindsided and forced into allowing temporary custody to go to my brother and his wife. Originally, the meeting with the intake social worker was supposed to be at our home between the intake social worker, my husband, my son (now 2 years old 10/03/2015) and Myself. However due to the circumstances that week my brother and his wife were taking care of my son, Morgan, that week for a few days while I worked because my husband went to stay with his sister. But, the day of our meeting with the social worker I was suddenly surprised t find out the meeting was moved to my brothers home and then after that we have not had our son since.
This has not only severely effected my husbands mental wellness, it has also proceeded to severely effect my marriage
and our progress in reuniting with our son has declined due to defensive and irrational actions from my husbands belief that he was solely being blamed for the problem and his family then instigated him to turn his back on me and start fighting against me, for no reason at all!
The one year mark is approaching quickly and we've also gotten a replacement social worker who has no idea about our case and is neglecting our case progress!
Since Lawyers cannot communicate with social workers and I am afraid to communicate to the social workers because they have lied to me and caused such hardship in my marriage and alienation between my innocent baby boy and his parents.
I thought the goal is to reunite the family, not tare it apart!