An Arizona parent filed a lawsuit against the state after her 5-year-old daughter wound up sexually abused, maimed and nearly dead from treatment by a succession of foster parents.
The child’s mother was an addict, which caused her to lose custody of her child. Yet, just as with many parents who fall into the trap of addiction, that proved to be the wake-up call that she needed to get herself sober and back onto the parenting track. It was then that she noticed her daughter’s deteriorating condition while under the care of her foster father.
But despite stating to Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and Children’s Protective Services (CPS) workers that she suspected her daughter was being both sexually abused and neglected, workers failed to act on the information.
The foster parent was eventually arrested on charges of sexual misconduct, possessing and producing child pornography, transferring child pornography online and procuring minors for sex. He pleaded guilty and is now serving a 17-year sentence.
It was the next foster parent who would almost kill the little girl. Only a few months after she moved in with the woman, her foster mother “submerged and held down [the] 5-year-old, in a bath of scalding hot water. [She] suffered severe burns over 80 percent of her body. When police arrived, there was blood on the floor and pieces of Jane Doe’s skin were falling off.”
The child is permanently disfigured, required multiple surgeries and amputations and will require a lifetime of specialized treatment to cope with the horrific abuse she suffered because of custody decisions made by the state of Arizona.
If you are a parent whose children are being removed from your home due to alleged abuse or other circumstances, you have the right to contest the allegations and fight for your right to parent your children.
Source: The Free Thought Project, “CPS Took Daughter from Mom Over Addiction, Gave Her to Leader of Child Sex Ring,” Matt Agorist, June 27, 2017