A Broken System: Examining the Clark County Department of Family Services

A Broken System: Examining the Clark County Department of Family Services

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by Misty Reigenborn
     
 

What if a parent lost their parental rights permanently because they were poor? That is what happened in 2008, when my husband and I lost our parental rights due to a "lack of resources."


A Broken System is not only the true story of what my family went through when dealing with DFS in Clark County, it is also a look into why Clark County DFS has

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What if a parent lost their parental rights permanently because they were poor? That is what happened in 2008, when my husband and I lost our parental rights due to a "lack of resources."


A Broken System is not only the true story of what my family went through when dealing with DFS in Clark County, it is also a look into why Clark County DFS has been termed a broken system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032842934
Publisher:
Misty Reigenborn
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
401,481
File size:
86 KB

Meet the Author

Misty Reigenborn has been writing poetry, short stories and novel length work since she was nine years old. She is the author of thirteen titles: romance novels A Twist of Fate, Crestview Academy: Tory, Crestview Academy: Molli, Crestview Academy: Mellenda, Girls of Gabe's Place 1: Brandy, Girls of Gabe's Place 2: Jessica,Girls of Gabe's Place 3: Robyn,and Girls of Gabe's Place 4: Ami, fantasy novel Mind over Matter, short story collections Second Chance, and This Song Reminds Me of You, poetry collection From the Heart, and non fiction title A Broken System: Examining the Clark County Department of Family Services. She loves to connect with her readers and appreciates an honest review. Find out more at her website!

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A Broken System: Examining the Clark County Department of Family Services 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the first case of wrongful termination of parental rights I have heard of. A friend of mine is currently going through removal of her newborn because DSS claims the child was 'abadoned". The mother had to remain in the hospital for 2 weeks adter her child was born.Her newborn was released after 3 days, so she had to make arrangements for her baby. The father was not in tge picture. She had a cousin take care of her child until she could be released from the hospital. The cousin was married,with 2 children, both she and her husband were employed, neither had a criminal or drug/alcohol abuse past history. DSS was contacted by a hospital staff worker that had only been employed there for 6 days. DSS immediately took the baby, and charged my friend with abadonment even though she was still hospitilized. It has now been 6 mnths. My friend has complied with case workers and still her child has not been returned. Her baby does not even know her own mother. The removal of children by Child Protection Services has reached epidemic proportions,yet children dying in the care of natural, foster, and adoptive parents has continued to climb each year. Somethings definitely wrong here. I sincerely hope the author continues her fight and will one day be reunited. As for the book...if you are a parent,read it! Read it and all others like it. Educate yourself. Yoi may one day find yourself in her shoes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But very very sad for the child frequently removed for the wrong reasons & without actual help to the natural parents
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo true and sooo sad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunatly this happens alot.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yyyeehhhh. Seems like somethings not being mentioned with the bigger picture.