October 9th 2021 would spark a chain of events that would change the lives of myself and my children’s lives forever beginning with a suicide attempt by my middle child, Sammy.
What started as a seemingly normal Sunday morning would prove to be anything but when I found my son Sammy hanging from his bed.
By the grace of God Sammy is alive today. But after his release from Valley Children’s hospital Sammy along with my 3 other children were taken by CPS due to the fact that it was alleged that I had kept Sammy from recieving mental health attention. This was false. I’d actually made an appt prior to bringing him home from Valley Children’s hospital. It was advised by Valley Children’s hospital to have Sammy seen in 72 hrs but was given an appointment for almost 2 weeks out. This would give CPS grounds to detain my children. Fortunately my mother who was already in the system as a foster parent was able to get them However she has not had any luck finding adequate living for them. People are not in a rush to house a foster family of 5. I don’t want to lose my kids in the system due to them not having a home.
My mother walked off of her job the night they were detained to save them from being split in the system but has not received much help from cps
Since then I have been stripped of all of my parental rights and was told that I’d be assigned classes. Wich should be completed within 6 months in order to get my children back. We’re on month 3 and no assignment for me or classes as of yet. I was a stay at home mom due to the fact that I have a baby. My only income was my aid which was taken immediately. I’ve been looking for work but as of yet I haven’t found work. My car was stolen as well which cuts my work options as well. I have stayed just above water trying to hold it all together. Being away from my kids has been devastating to say the least. I know if I lose my place it will be almost impossible to find another which will only hender the return of my children. We were homeless for 3 years prior to finding our home. They are exhausted from constantly moving and not knowing if or when they could come home. I’m asking for financial help with my bills and for legal representation concerning my children. My rent is 2 months behind and so is my gas. If I get an eviction it will be close to impossible to find another. I am humbly asking for any help you can offer. I appreciate anything you could help with and I thank you for taking the time to hear my story. God bless .