By Leonard Henderson
October 11, 2010
It is heartbreaking to deal with the heartbroken
Every few days we hear from somebody who lost their children long ago. They were TPR'ed (Termination of Parental Rights) years ago.
Their grief of loss has never subsided.
And now they find AFRA, pleading for HELP.
They all have the same story-
The only time they saw their lawyer was 5 minutes before court.
The lawyer stumbled through the appearance, hardly even remembering WHO they are "defending".
The lawyer doesn't challenge anything the prosecution or CPS witnesses say.
The lawyer puts absolutely NOTHING ON THE RECORD. No facts, no defense, no exculpatory evidence. NOTHING.
Parent is TPR'ed.
This is TYRANNY, and the reason our forefathers fought the Revolutionary War against the British.
The parent then might find a lawyer to "appeal" the decision. Since no evidence got put ON THE RECORD in lower court, the appeal is lost because there was "no error" in the lower court's decision.
A couple weeks ago, a mother found us, begging for HELP to appeal her 1996 TPR. FOURTEEN YEARS AGO.
There's no advice to give her beyond putting her story out on Facebook and perhaps her long ago kidnapped child might find her.
If I had one wish, it would be for every parent in America to find the American Family Rights Association website and LEARN their Rights and WHAT TO DO IF CPS KNOCKS ON THEIR DOOR.
Before it happens to THEM.
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"Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." --Aesop (c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist
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Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights Association
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I am not a lawyer and I do not pretend to give legal advice. If you need legal advice, see AFRA's Lawyer Friends who certainly are not pretenders (http://familyrights.us/info/law) I merely relate the things I learned in the past that seemed to work in my own case or things that others have related to me that worked in their cases. I provide information for free and do not expect to receive any form of payment or reward on this side of heaven. Therefore, DO NOT rely on this information as legal advice. Real Legal advice would come from a real lawyer who hates CPS and prepares a VIGOROUS DEFENSE against a negative (proving nothing happened) instead of talking you into a plea bargain (http://familyrights.us/bin/The_Problem_with_Plea_Bargaining.htm)