• No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    A little boy recovering from a brain tumor has been has been taken from his mother, in what some are calling a medical kidnapping in Connecticut. After surviving a year of intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 3 year old Weston Lamarre was declared to be in remission and cancer-free. But just two months later Child Protective Services stepped in and took him away from the mother who has stayed by his side every step of the way of their heartrending journey. Now Wendy Lamarre is fighting to get her son back.

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  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

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    Victoria said: > Is there any update to this story? You can click on the full story above and then on the link to their Facebook page in the story: There are some updates given there.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    As someone who has been threw medical kidnapping by CPS do not sign a thing. And admit to nothing they use scare tactics to get you to agree be they say they will give your child back. They will not follow through they will only take him for good bc now they have proof of your admission. Get a better Laywer and take their asses to court. It cost me 4000 dollars, 12 specialist and 5 months without my daughter to prove it wasn't because of me why she wouldn't gain weight to get my daughter back. Good luck and I'm so sorry this is happening to you and your precious son
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    They want you to sign that you are guilty in order to white wash their actions. They will use that admission on your part to stop you from suing them, or ever being free of their accusations. I know this is TERRIBLE for you. Just don't sign to their manipulation and blackmail. You are wonderful.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    What is the name of the social worker? The judge? The GAL? Those names must be public record somewhere; or even on mom's paperwork. . Who exactly are the persons doing this? We the people must know WHO is doing this, and put an immediate stop to it. Please name some names (with titles), so we the people will know for certain exactly who the enemy is! But please do it quickly before a gag order is issued!
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    Omg hasn't that family been threw enough now you ppl have to abuse your power and make it harder!!! I hope she sues you and takes you for all she can !!! Good luck mom keep up the good job and never stop fighting my prayers are with you both !!!!
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    Years ago I noticed a large bruise that did not hurt. I did not remember any impact on that spot, so I we t to my doctor, who referred me to a hematologist. After extensive testing it was determined that I had a clotting abnormality that was the cause of the bruise. This child had a year of chemo, which could have caused a temporary clotting problem similar to mine. I can't believe an oncologist, who should be familiar with the side effects of chemo agents, did not immediately suspect this as the cause, and recommend appropriate tests. I can only conclude that such a finding would not have advanced DFC's agenda which was probably the receipt of federal funds. This groveling for that federal dollar is the thing most likely to undermine the rule of law and to eventually cause the very concept of a free society promulgated by our founding fathers to perish.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    We all read these articles and are infuriated and terrified, and we comment her to each other. How do we make a difference? Who has authority over CPS? And I'm not talking about God. I don't want to wait for God's justice after death for these people (as some suggest), because children are hurting NOW. Who has actual jurisdiction and power over an organization like CPS? Because that's who we need to start petitioning. Write an email, call an office, post this article to your Facebook! Yes, do those things. But let's do MORE. The funding for removing children needs to dry up. How do we do that?
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    This is so heart breaking! This needs to stop! The children that are being abused fall through the system while others are being wrongfully taken from their parents. Has any judge, doctor, etc.. stopped to think about all the emotional and mental trauma and abuse they are causing these children and families? The funding has to stop! This is clearly kids being used for cash for CPS, hospitals and doctors (follow the money trail) and lab rats for the pharmaceutical companies!
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    My prayers are with this amazing and dedicated mom. I have 2 children whom my husband and I have adopted from DCF in CT and this story infuriates me. This woman should be admired for staying strong in the most heart wrenching
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    This story is offensive and should be revered as such by every family in the state. The abuse of power on the part of the CT Dept. of Children and Families is out of control, detrimental to the health and well being of the state and individual families alike, and has become increasingly reprehensible and reckless in the wake of State budget cuts and funding limitations. DCF actions harm children and families far more often than they claim, report or are held accountable for. Statistics show that, Nationally, state child protection services practice's are effective about 20% of the time. (Effective meaning that an optimal or healthy outcome was achieved for the intended recipient.) That means that 80% of the time it wasn't. In those cases CPS practices inflict needless harm, fear, grief, panic, hardship, pain on families and their kids ... and effectively hurt the vary children they are charged with protecting. Often these actions include separating a 'vulnerable' child(ren) from their parents, home, familiar loving environment and applying harsh, threatening tactics to ensure the Department's decision and agenda are clearly supported. This isn't simply opinion; it is fact and has been identified in countless reports, data collection surveys and foster program outcome data. But the State's DCF actions are masked by the unchecked authority and authorized, lawful intrusive reach they are granted into our Country and State's most valuable resource - families. They are provided with 'cart blanch' to trample upon the lives and dignity of effective, responsible and responsive parents without evidence. They are permitted, and it is expected by family defense attorneys that they will, lie, under oath and in vital case plans against parents, to ensure their 'narrative' is received as fact. Often the content is based solely on subjective suspicion by over worked, under paid, poorly trained, exhausted social workers and a coercive agency agenda. Family unity, health, liberties and child well being are, at best, an after thought. Laws that establish vague parameters and definitions relative to interpreting or concluding the presence of abuse, neglect or mistreatment are at the heart of the problem. As is the absence of evidence-driven family court policies, the ability of DCF to remove children from parent's care first and marginally prove facts later, a lack of opportunity for families to immediately present evidence of their own to contradict that against them. This coupled with substantial federal incentives that are pulled down and increased substantially based on the number of children in state care and the characteristics of those children, like medical and mental health neediness; has compromised the Department's ability to act in the best interest of anyone but itself. Based on Department actions taken in numerous publicized and non-publicized cases, the Dept. is clearly reckless in its conduct and is endangering the lives and well being of CT families. This family's ordeal should clearly point to this fact. But their posture, actions and conduct against 'good' parents, and a seemingly deliberate practice of creating suspicion and concern about parents where there is none, will continue until legislators and their constituents, the media, harmed families and their attorneys, in large numbers, act boldly in their capacity to be heard and bring change. I am praying for this family and hope, sincerely, that the actions of the State of CT's DCF has not inflicted such a level of additional trauma on this child that a lifetime of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues will ensue. Is it not bad enough, that this child spent untold time in the hospital with cancer, away from his parents? To add to this child's young life more attachment disruption, in the name of 'concern' and 'protection' over a bruise, is disgusting.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    DO NOT SIGN ANY ADMISSION OF GUILT-this child will come back to you but you need your life and career to be able to raise him properly, and this idiotic claim will rob you of your income. They take the supposed "admission of guilt" to the court and use it to keep custody from you."Look, she signed she was unsure, so she must be guilty" and to carry that title for life will destroy any normal mother's life."Oh look, that's the child abuser, she hurt her son right after chemo, blah, blah, blah". And these are the ones that don't have the story straight. You apply for a new job in a new state, they do a background check, your interview/resume goes to the trash can. A Go Fund Me page will help with lawyer costs to bring your child safely back to you and keep your reputation intact.Put your story out far and wide, this has got to stop happening to many parents in the same square-only way to regain custody of their children is to "admit" you are the abuser? Then why give you the child back? So you can do more "supposed" abuse????I will not ever take responsibility for what I did not do. I take full responsibility for my real actions, not invented ones.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    This mother may fill the profile of a common child abuser-but why after all his care and treatment would she suddenly "start" to abuse the child she is determined to raise properly? Many times over this last year she could of stressed out and hurt little Weston, she never did. A doctor, unfamiliar with the case, raised idiotic red flags, she had no prior knowledge of his case and threw in a dirty towel. CPS is so screwed up-and I am in the district for Henri Martin(Hey you-do something for this mother-my mother-in-law RAISED your 4 kids while you were out doing real estate and promoting your goals)Now Senator Mr. Henri-you have the power to change these idiot laws and have your name associated with good, let the mother-who has cooperated completely with authorities-have her boy back. Foster care is not the route for this particular case, and that child does not belong there. So many children are abused, and repeatedly ignored at ER rooms, the laws should reflect this. Not allow a state agency go ruin a young mother's life with the removal of her sick boy-one she lovingly nursed back to health for over a year without abusing him. Wendy-mom-DO NOT EVER SIGN AN "ADMISSION OF GUILT" (or other type of agreement)with CPS just to get your child back-they lie and will bring it back up to haunt you when the state goes for permanent custody. Who can love this little boy any more than his own mother???? NO ONE-this article inflames me because the state tried this on me when I was leaving an abusive relationship with my husband-they wanted to pull my kids for "possible abusive situations" that they,-being 3 and 5 yo.-may have WITNESSED. My children were never in harms way, that was all directed at me for the time being. I left him before it could go any further (him abusing the children when I was not there to watch out for them), and the state wanted to pull my children for all the accusations HE made against me, false or truthful, they didn't care on proving his intentions on the reasons he called the state repeatedly-even calling animal control and the health department(cuz the kids got a bunny for easter).RIDICULOUS. My mom stood behind me and we avoided state intervention by me releasing temporary custody ad litem to my mom, who immediately moved with them 12 hours north. She hired a good lawyer to stop the state, something she should not have had to do, but we were not letting an angry ex-to-be get my kids taken into state custody so his family could step in. He knew he would not ever be granted custody with his "record", arrests, rehabs and jail time. So they planned on having a brother take custody and I was on my way to total devastation. I did what was right for my children, made sure they were safe then got myself right so when they came back to me 3 yrs. later-I had a home and place for them, and felt safe enough to stay in this f*
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    this story is unbelievable !! It's amazing how much power our government has. The police department and the doctors have declared her innocent and she still can't get her son back. Isn't there any real abuse going on out there that they could spend their time on. Hasn't this child been through enough!! return the child to his mother!
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    My love and prayers are with you and your beautiful son, dont let them make you believe you are an irresponsible mom. You are an amazing loving mommy. All of us parents need to put a stop to this insane abuse of the government and medical doctors, hospital etc. taring families apart all for their greed (MONEY).
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    DIAPER RASHES HAPPEN! I know i am a nanny to a hand full of little ones. these CPS agents need to learn what abuse and neglect is in stead of a diaper rash.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    Its as if our Constitution no longer exists!!! This story sickens me beyond words. This child needs to be back with his mother. SHAME on these people!!!!
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    Wendy, though I don't know you personally, I have been following your journey with Weston through a friend of mine since the beginning. I have no doubt that you are a great mom and that you are being taken advantage of by a system that is failing miserably. It sickens me that they can get away with doing this to you and I will be emailing and calling on your behalf. My family and I will continue to pray for you both, your continued strength, and hope Weston is brought home where he belongs.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    As long as there is money to be made taking children from parents CPS agents will continue taking them for little to no reasons or cause, keeping them endlessly and forcing parents to undergo multiple social service referrals, assesssments and treatments for unfounded deficits , and keeping themselves and hundreds of others well employed. CPS workers do not care about the well-being of children, but the well-being of their status and the state's coffers. And, CPS, which investigates itself, always finds it is blameless when children are abused or die in their care.
  • No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over “Diaper Rash”

    reading this -I almost started crying and crying doesn't come easily to me. This child needs his mother. Without her he will die. The powers -that-be are playing with his life.Officaldom stepping in where there is absolutely no need for them to do so.