By Wendy Greene
April 25, 2015. High Point, NC. (ONN) I know it has been a while since I have written a Canary Story. I have been busy on my endeavors to stop CPS from destroying our families. I met an amazing couple in this duration of time. S and C Carrithers. Their case spawns out of North Carolina. This is a very different Canary story due to the fact I am writing about caregivers, which is considered Kinship Placement, having the premature child ripped from their arms for no reason at all.
The Carrithers family is trying to adopt this beautiful little girl out of state custody, with the biological mom’s blessing.
Usually I frown upon alternative child placement outside the biological family, and I really should not do that. We must remember there are good and bad in every group of people, except maybe Satanists…just saying.
No good deed goes unpunished
The couple’s nightmare begins when they both volunteered through their Church to deliver food to a rehabilitation center for women. S and C Carrithers developed friendships with most of the women in the facility and began to provide necessary items to them that were not commonly found at a shelter. They met the biological mother of their future adoptive daughter early on in their ministry, totally unaware that the child would be in their care months down the road. They even invited her to their Church along with several other women that were staying at the center.
Several months later, the biological mother decided to leave the shelter and go back to her abuser in which was a violation of her court order. S and C Carrithers received a call from Social Services to pick the baby up immediately and care for her for an undetermined amount of time. Social Services gave the Carrithers a piece of paper stating that she was in their physical custody. There were no instructions given, no expectations given, and DSS did not provide anything explaining what they are required to do according to WIC (Welfare Institution Codes).
Falling in love
The baby girl remained in their care for ten months and thrived socially, physically and emotionally. They enrolled the child in an educational program for three hours on Wednesdays. Social Services changed the visitation with the biological mother so often it was very difficult for the Carrithers to keep up with it. Just to be difficult, Social Services moved the visitation to Wednesdays, knowing the child had her educational program during this time frame.
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Since this conflicted with her learning program, the Carrithers politely disagreed with this change and spoke out about it on behalf of the child since there was no Guardian Ad Litem present to do so. As a result, the baby was officially removed from the Carrithers’ care, although the child remained in their care for an additional two months. The child's removal from the Carrithers was without any kind of court participation. A Guardian Ad Litem was assigned to them, but never showed up. The Carrithers called and asked repeatedly where the Guardian Ad Litem was and were met with explanations that the agency is “understaffed.”
State institutions over loving adoptions
The Carrithers received a call two days after she was removed from their care. There was no investigation to substantiate the tantamount decision to remove the child from their care - this was purely malicious and retaliatory. To document the injustice, the decision meeting was secretly recorded on Mr. Carrithers’ telephone without anyone’s knowledge.
One Month later, the Carrithers contacted an attorney for help and he filed an emergency motion to have the baby girl placed back into the Carrithers’ care due to the fact Mrs. Carrithers had knowledge that the premature child’s health was deteriorating. The court denied the motions even though the biological mother created an affidavit stating her wish was to have her child placed with the Carrithers and adopted by them if she was not able to reunify. The Carrithers were called into the courtroom and continually told that they “are not a party” even though they have been subpoenaed five times and called to the stand as witnesses.
It’s dangerous to be right when the government is wrong
Unbelievably, the Carrithers were accused of “trolling” for a child at the rehabilitation center where they were delivering food for their Church. Then to add insult to injury, they were also accused of coercing the biological mother into signing the affidavit. The Carrithers were questioned in regards to the specifics of the affidavit - where and who created it. The agency even went so far as to call their attorney to the stand and accuse him of masterminding the idea.
This loving couple was further humiliated in a public venue when they were asked specifics about their infertility - how long had they known they were not able to have children, who was the infertile one, etc. And again, they were accused of going to the women’s center specifically to “troll” for a child. The judge ordered the biological parents to notify authorities if the Carrithers tried to contact them in any way.
This is a violation of the couple’s basic Constitutional rights, and not the first instance in this ongoing struggle. The court and DCFS continually infringe upon their rights. This just sickens me how our rights are so easily taken from us without any just cause, only hearsay and falsified reports. And many witnesses to this case believe it is malicious and vicious revenge for having the audacity to disagree with the government and its agents. This is another example of the old saying - it’s dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Filing for adoption
The Carrithers went ahead and hired a new attorney, filed adoption papers, and made several motions to consolidate and make the County’s job easier to push the adoption through. They are being told however that placement with them is no longer in the best interest of the child. This opinion has been derived without actually meeting them and getting to know them. The deputy attorney and Guardian Ad Litem have never spent any time with the Carrithers in order to be able to form such a negative opinion of them.
All of their actions have been ignored or dismissed on illegitimate grounds or because of false statements that have been made about them. One example is when the county insisted the Carrithers did not spend a “significant amount of time” with the child in order to form a parent-child relationship. I would like to say that ten months is a very significant amount of time in the beginning of a child’s life in order to form a very healthy bond with the person acting as their caregiver.
The Carrithers continually asked if there is a prospective adoptive family. They were never informed that there was one and were unsure if the current foster parents were interested in adopting the baby girl, whom the Carrithers fell in love with and feel with every fiber of their being that this baby was meant to be with them. They love that little girl as if she was their blood. We need more foster parents out there like the Carrithers.
On a brief personal note, I feel very strongly about that because the foster parents that my children have run through like water over the past 2.5 years have not been good. And the one that my baby is with now physically abused my baby and nothing was done about it. CPS investigated it internally and are not filing criminal charges. So they graded their own paper and gave themselves an “A”. Meanwhile, I have no clue if my baby is okay or not.
From adoption attorneys to defense attorneys
The Carrithers’ legal papers - consent to adopt, termination of parental rights and their legal adoption papers - have been sitting in limbo for months and the county continues to hold the child. The taxpayers’ dollars have been wasted needlessly for almost two years. The child was at a zero risk with them and is now at a 600 percent higher risk because she is now officially in foster care.
This past January 2015, the Carrithers traveled to the current foster home with the intent of asking if they wanted to adopt her, as well as to give them some of the baby's personal things. The foster parent was very rude and told the Carrithers to get off of her porch and if they attempted to initiate contact again she would file a restraining order on them. She then slammed the door in their faces.
The Carrithers are now facing two judges, many attorneys, and county employees going against their own policies and procedures - breaking the law, perjuring themselves, infringing upon their civil and Constitutional rights and committing crimes that seemingly fall under the RICO statutes (racketeering, influence peddling, corruption, organized crime).
Five days after the porch incident, Mrs. Carrithers was served with a subpoena to appear and testify and to produce any and all documents relating to the child. The Carrithers have a friend that is a journalist that attended the court hearing per their request. The judge called him into the courtroom and told him that if he printed anything about the case she would criminally prosecute him. He told the judge he could not agree to those terms and left the courtroom.
That brave journalist is named Doug Clark. And he not only refused to accept a gag order placed on him by the judge, he wrote and published his and the Carrithers’ experience in the Greensboro News & Record, twice. Kudos to Mr. Clark, as well as the local newspaper, for having the courage to stand by the truth when most other news outlets succumb to the government’s threats and intimidation.
Welcome to America’s justice system
Upon Mrs. Carrithers arrival into the courtroom, she was seated in the witness stand and asked one question. She hesitated in her answer and the hesitation was interpreted by the judge as a failure to cooperate, causing her to be charged with civil contempt. Mrs. Carrithers was then jerked across the witness stand by the female bailiff, causing her to make a startled utterance of “Hey!” The judge misinterpreted that as calling the judge “Hey.” The judge then added the charge of criminal contempt.
Mrs. Carrithers spent several hours incarcerated and was brought back into the courtroom in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit where she continued to be questioned. She complied, even apologizing to the court at the suggestion of her attorney, and was released without any documentation. Instead, she was told that the records were destroyed by the Clerk of the Court. Three weeks later, they reappeared, signed by the judge. Mrs. Carrithers has filed an appeal. However, she’s been blocked from obtaining the transcripts by the county. They claim she has no rights to them since she is not a party to the case. Per Smith vs. United States, if you are under subpoena, it automatically makes you a party to the case.
I need to inform you readers that the Carrithers did not receive any money at all for caring for this child. Everything came out of their own pockets. Now that the child is in foster care, the foster parents are getting their Title V and IV adoption incentives. What is it going to take for my fellow Americans to stand up and speak out and say “No!” to this tyranny? How many more families are going to be destroyed by this corrupt system before we do something besides sitting on our couch watching the smoke screen called ‘the news’.
Stop eating your GMO infested food, go to a rally, change some laws, run for office…something, anything. Our Country is in dire need of immediate help in order to get our freedom restored. We must get the government back to where it belongs under God not above him. The government works for us. The Constitution was written to protect the people from the government, not the other way around. Do something already! There is no excuse not to.
Wendy Greene is a fourth generation Human and Civil Rights activist, writer/advocate for the victims of autism and homelessness, and author of the up-and-coming book ‘Justice’. The Canary Stories are individual true accounts documenting the corruption and fraud of Child Protective Services and similar agencies, sent from around the world by parents requesting that their voices be heard. The ongoing reports are named The Canary Stories after the life-saving canaries that protected the coal mines. Today, The Canary Stories are also sounding the warning in an attempt to save children, families and even lives. Readers can email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit her website at AngelWarriors4Justice.com.