• Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    April and Joshua Whinery report that they won't ever give up fighting for their children whom they say were medically kidnapped by DHS in Oklahoma. According to Joshua, it started "all because I took my child to the hospital." Degenerative bone disease runs in his family, yet the couple was accused of abuse. Though the family has repeatedly asked for him to be tested, DHS has allegedly refused to allow the test, attempting instead to terminate all of the couple's parental rights. The last they heard, Hazel, who is almost 5 now, was praying every morning and night to be able to see her parents. It has been almost a year now since the Whinerys have been permitted to see their kids. All visits were cut off last March with Hazel, Travis, 3 1/2, and Aiden, who turned 2 in December. DHS reportedly told the family: "You're never going to get your kids back, so it is best to cut it off now and get the kids in counseling."

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  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    OH MY GOSH....this story hit so many nerves......SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER....Parents....perfect couple....dated a year, married, waited a year, had a baby. The baby has a savings account, (before she was ever born), new car, nice apartment, both parents work, mom in school as well, dads job is now 8 years same place. Everything was planned out and both on the same page of how they wanted their baby raised. Until an accident with the uncle and one in daycare, led them to the ER. They called DHS, CPS, and the law. Sent the baby to OKLAHOMA CITY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.....and called it abuse. Since it was out of Comanche County, then OKC CPS came to visit and seen no reason for the baby to be taken. The supervisor in Comanche county went against their word and refused to go with their professional opinion. Mom and dad NEVER left the babys side while at the hospital, for near two weeks. (hair line fracture in the femur and was casted) The day of release from hospital, was court and judge ruled to take her. The CPS worker, KNEW my kids. KNEW how they were raised, knew their backgrounds, jobs, happiness, friendliness, their manners, their morals, and knew them to be great people. She was in shock. She fought for them and the supervisor over wrote what she suggested, and her professional diagnosis and opinions. Which led to her QUITTING HER JOB OVER. We went to visit a very expensive highly recommended attorney, no less than a $25,000 retainer, and that was a low estimate. He said we were being bullied, but they have the system wrote in such a way, they can basically get away with it. And not be sued. Their is loopholes in it all the way, to where if they get cornered, they can wiggle out of it. BUT the good news for my kids was, if the detectives have not contacted them already, (after 3 weeks) then MOST likely they have not found evidence. So with that being said, it looked like he would not go to jail for abuse. The supervisor threatened my son, he was gone for 25 years to life, (never been in trouble a day of his life ever...) told him if we cant get you on abuse we will get you for neglect. For allowing his twin brother to carry the baby down the stairs where he slipped and fell. WTH???? Now no one is allowed to carry your child. They lost all rights, the moms mother was a state certified daycare and was able to foster, but the kids were no longer allowed to visit her mom. They had to go to counseling, go to anger management, go to parenting classes, all out of their pockets. Their jobs were good to work with them over all the meetings, classes, court dates, and attorney meetings. It took over two years, to finally get the judge to rule them fit parents again.

    WHAT NO ONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS, UNLESS YOU BEEN THROUGH SUCH AN ORDEAL......IS; what kind of mental and physical toll this has on a person. This is why the kids suffer from shyness, anxiety, depression, severe fits, confusement, feeling of abandonment, feeling no one wants or loves you, eating problems, bowel problems, peeing the bed, you add all these problems and it may then lead to worse, suicidal, or more severe health issues. THE PARENTS as well, anxiety, worry, stress, depression, sadness, loneliness, leads to not eating right, no sleeping, being tired and working and stressing over your lost child, makes your mind crazy. Causes stress on your heart, bad thoughts happen. Lose weight, then your body don't function correctly and you have a life time of problems with your health to deal with. THESE TWO PARENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. They were the most fun, loving, caring, happy people. Now they are withdrawn, serious, and nervous people. It has ruined them. AND the child..... well she talks back, acts out, breaks things, don't mind, puts her teachers in tears, she hits at the parents, (we do the counseling thing) but geuss what.....they are not allowed to dare punish her. Time out, or a corner. (and both of those are sure to be abuse as well).

    I believe OKLAHOMA DHS and CPS needs to be audited, and reviewed by someone that is not from here, and has the kids in their best interest. That will stand up to CPS. That knows the laws and rules and not afraid to take DA's and JUDGES down too. Look around us, kids on the news daily, DIEING due to abuse and neglect, and never once did they get taken, or if they did, they got returned.

    Sorry this is so long, just this story hit me so hard, because it was a true reminder of the nightmare our family just went through. I am NOW going to go see if I can find any updated material on the family, in hopes to find you are all reunited!

  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    My child was taken from me as well because I have a hyperthyroid disease. Have you talked to your attorney general. They're helping me. PS im so sorry sounds like the baby's even in more pain. Poor lil one prob out of depression. How dare they do this to the kids. And you. Hang in there. Pray and never ever give up Ever. I've been fighting 4 years and the adoptive patents know I want to see my boy. But they don't let me. Lots of love sweeties.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Request a CASA be appointed to the case
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    You need to begin a petition to ask the US Attorney General or even the President to get the case reviewed.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Petition needs to be started to embarrass this governor and maybe get enough signatures the White House would review it.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    My heart and prayers go to the family and kids. I feel it is very sad that the kids were wrongfully taken. Obviously if either one of the parents were abusive I highly doubt that the parents would be taking the kids to see a doctor. Dhs and CPS should give these parents back their babies, there are other kids that really need help. As for the Doctor that claimed it to be child abuse, makes a person wonder how many other times he has made a wrong diagnosis. Further more how does Dhs or CPS get away with not following a court order. The people who are behind all of this wrong doing should be made to step down from their jobs and band from having any sort of government job. The only abuse I see is the dhs/CPS taking the kids from their loving parents. Do the right thing and give the children back to their parents so the parents can continue to search for a doctor that can and will help this family.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Need to add the Director of DHS Ed Lake to the list of phones and emails to flood. I've met this man and I generally think he wants to help. I don't have the contact info on me but you can go to the website okdhs.org and find it. As a DHS worker I'm very sorry to hear this. I wish there was something I could do but CPS isn't my department. I always strive to do good so I could shed good light on DHS but too many stories like this makes it hard.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    I am the mother of these children and I want to thank all of you for your support near and far. This has been a rough road for us, and I fear that is is just the beginning. I am just glad to see our story making it out there worldwide. You guys are amazing and I am so grateful that each and every one of you took the time to read our story. God bless you all!
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    I've said this before, but I just don't understand how foster parents can blatantly think it's o.k. to buy someone else's stolen children. They brought a picture album to the court house. Well, the family probably had a picture album from birth until they were stolen!!!! The sneaky tactics of the foster family sounds manipulative and abusive to me! I want to hear from foster families, what is the deal with this behavior? Obviously those children are sweet little souls, because of their parents bringing them up that way, now you foster parents want them as your own? No, you don't want the truly needy messed up kids, you want the easy targets.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    I made a call to Gov.Fallin's office and one to Congressman David Ferryman's office.Please make a call for these children..I.am from Texas.Come on people from Oklahoma do something.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    I AM SO SORRY FOR THESE PARENTS - HOW ON EARTH CAN THIS BE HAPPENING IN A SO-CALLED 'CIVILIZED' SOCIETY ? I wish for a complete overhaul of these processes in every state so that we can see exactly where the problems are - why is it that humans get things SO wrong all the time - why is it that humans cannot be trusted to do the right thing if there is money involved somewhere - we humans are disgusting basically ! How can they do this to small children crying out to be let go home with their mommies ?? I am so angry - my children grew up years ago, but I can only imagine how it must feel to be in those parent's shoes - dear God, how can this happen !!!!
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    CPS's business is to steal babies where ever they can!!! I am including your family in my prayers, keep hope always for your children. We can never give up on them, and I know you won't. Pray for them, and take care of yourselves always too. You will always be in each other's hearts because that is how God designs the spirit of families.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Thank you for sharing!
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    They need to start with the hospitals. CPS can get away with quite a bit if a doctor will testify the child is abused or neglected. When there is fracturing but no other sign of abuse, they need to be required to consider things such as osteo imperfecta, ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan, etc. The thing that alarms me the most, is that hospitals and CPS refuse to do the testing. Why? What's so awful about doing a test to make sure you aren't ripping apart a good family? And no one can say money, because when the hospital whisks your kids away and starts testing them for abuse (blood work, CAT scans, x-rays, the works) guess who foots the bill? The parents. Yup. After our ordeal, the hospital sent us our bill. On top of the cost of the fracture was an extra 8,000 dollars worth from the abuse "check." And when it all came back clean, they still accused us of abuse. They are just as much a problem as CPS. I don't want to steal the thunder of this family, because they have gone through SO MUCH MORE than my family did, but I think it's important that those of us who have gone through these things share it so people can see just how often this happens. Just yesterday I wrote a blog on what happened to us. http://bluntlybrigette.blogspot.com/2015/01/little-while-back-i-shared-video-of.html?spref=fb This kind of thing needs to stop. Share your stories so they can be heard by the people who need to start hearing them.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Look up the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. These are not the first parents from OK that have had their children taken away. I know of at least 3. OK took the children and would not listen to the medical concerns of the parents or even have the children tested to make sure. As a former support group leader for the OI Foundation and a current resource contact for parents in need, this is the epitome of the system failing the people.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    Thousands of families are being torn apart by these monsters and they even get a bonus every time they remove a child from their home.
  • Oklahoma Takes 3 Children Away from Parents When One is Found with Possible Brittle Bone Disease

    This is just terrible. Unfortunately cases like this happen all too often. CPS does not have proper over sight and can and does at times bully innocent parents. Either these parents should be charged with child abuse and convicted in a court of law by their peers or send them home with their children. In addendum laws need to be put into place to protect parents in the future against further abuse. At best there should be a very short removal without charges being filed and only in the case of immanent harm which clearly is not the case. Basically CPS overstepped their bounds and instead of apologizing is doing everything possible to save face. Well your pride is causing incalculable suffering.