Please help me to get this story out there. Sandusky County CPS, located in Fremont, Ohio has abused our family so much and we have nearly forty pages (single space) of documentation that grows exponentially by the day; all of the abuses, times, dates, everything recorded.
We want to reveal the story. The goal of my mother and I is to get our story out there. We want to help advocate for others who face bullying and abuse by CPS. We want our case to be the first that pops up when victims of CPS search, "How to fight CPS".
As I mentioned, my mother has tons and tons of notes and we are in the phase of organizing all of the notes. What follows is just a snippet of the abuse placed on us by Sandusky County CPS employee, Jackie Hamann. It's really just sick, brace yourself:
On Friday February 24th Jackie from CPS stopped by my house unexpectedly and told me that she got a phone call, a message from Shae that said I was overwhelmed with taking care of Penny-Lynne and that they had filled out the necessary paperwork so that they could take her. That was a lie and apparently Jackie thinks that Shae and I don't discuss these things. Shae wanted to fill out the
necessary paperwork IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, in case something were to happen to me and I was unable to care for Penny-Lynne. What is wrong with Jackie? Why does she lie? Or is she just that mixed up and doesn’t know what she’s doing?
Jackie also went back to Becky's parents and told them that I thought Brody should be able to come to see their little girl at my house once Becky went into rehab. I
DID NOT SAY THAT! I simply asked when she thought Brody might be able to start coming to my house to visit the baby. She tends to twist things around often.
She puts down what she wants and says what she wants, to whomever she wants, whether it’s true or not.
Another thing that Jackie did was this: Brody went for a random drug test one day and the guy sat the test in a basket with the others. The following day he went
again for a drug test and the guy said “All your urine tests look good. Obviously you're not on opiates.” Then a couple of days later Brody told me that Jackie from
CPS called him and told him that his last test came up as a dilute, and that she had to count it as a positive for drugs.
One test at TASC showed a small amount of alcohol for Brody, but the test immediately after at Firelands showed nothing.
On one occasion Jackie called Becky and told her that she has no records of her attending IOP at Firelands. She also told Becky that she had gotten 2 dilutes for
Becky – and then said “Oh wait, it’s only 1. I had made a copy of the one.” And that “dilute” drug test result was taken IMMEDIATELY after she left 3 hours of
IOP which she drank lots of coffee and water at, which her dad took her to and picked her up from, then took her directly to her drug test at TASC. And then
Jackie said to Becky “I hope all of this news doesn't cause you to slip up.” What an awful thing to say to someone who is in recovery!
Brody and Becky both feel discouraged because Jackie continues to tell them that they are making no progress. Unbelievable coming from a so-called professional.
Jackie also said to Becky’s parents that the day Becky came home from Devlac Hall rehabilitation that her and Brody probably sat at home and got high all day.
What an assumption to make and how sad that she would say something like that.
Anyways, they were here with me all day for our Sunday family day. But Jackie continues to make these false accusations to others, and supposedly that’s ok?
Again, it's only a snippet, there is so much more. We have a clear case against CPS and are ready to get the ball rolling.
I will be turning the employees in to the National Association of Social Workers, and I will also be contacting the Ohio Bar and turning in the court appointed lawyers.
Following is a later my mother sent to her lawyer, my brother's lawyer, and a couple of other places. It's important to read because it really does sum up how horribly we've been treated:
June 30th , 2017
Re: Brody J. Adams vs. CPS of Sandusky County Ohio
To Whom It May Concern,
My son, Brody, is 42 years-old. He is a functioning, contributing being to our society. He has a full-time job, pays taxes, and supports a family. Brody is not a junkie. In fact, a junkie would not lose a job (because of lack of work) that they literally busted their back at for over twelve years and then turn around and find a new and much better job a month later, even as he waits for treatment for a serious back injury. Which, by-the- way, he passed a drug test for this new job. He has a CDL and he would never risk losing that – that is his livelihood.
Brody has been stripped of so many rights. There is absolutely no reason he should be stripped of the
right to see his daughter and family, which is in direct violation of Federal Code 42 U.S.C. – 1983: Civil
Action for the Deprivation of Rights. Brody should be at my house right now spending time with his daughter, myself, and the rest of his family - not by my opinion but by the law. Since the beginning of February of this year, 2017, Brody and his wife, Becky, have been allowed to see their daughter, who was born on Christmas day of 2016, only one hour per week, and that has been only at the Village House here in Fremont, Ohio. Brody HAS made so much progress. It is quite obvious for everyone that knows him to see. Becky tested positive for cocaine when my granddaughter was born, and my granddaughter had a slight trace in her system. When Becky and the baby were staying with me immediately after their discharge from the hospital after Penny-Lynne’s birth, they both went to AA meetings, attended Firelands (Brody, after his assessment, was told his would be 6 weeks and that was it) and did TASC. They were told that if they continued to do this that it wouldn’t be long before they would have their children back. Brody missed a Firelands meeting in January due to very bad fog. And it was bad that night. He was to go to
Tiffin, and one of my Facebook friends from Tiffin had commented to everyone to be careful out there, due to the heavy fog. I was right beside him when he called. The next day he received a call threatening him because he didn’t show up, nor did he call. Well he did call. There is such a lack of communication that I have personally witnessed. And then there was the day that he was out on his job and couldn’t make it back on time. Brody called and told them. After that his counselor told him that he would need to do the 6 weeks, and then IOP, and more. Why? Why the changes? Brody asked for a different
counselor and was told he couldn’t have one. He did not feel comfortable at all with Mary Zimmerman. But he could not get a new counselor. All of this lead to many feelings of discouragement for him. Thus, the lack of desire to attend any of these things that he was told to do.
During the first month or so, Becky was the one who failed drug tests, on more than one occasion. At
that time I did ask that Becky’s Dad come and get her and the baby and take them to his house, a place that was considered to be a safe place in the eyes of CPS. I couldn’t help them if she was going to continue to use. Then I allowed them back after only a few days, and, unfortunately, the use continued.
It was quite obvious by Becky’s behavior. And my son was beside himself. I was scared, and felt that I couldn’t help anymore. I felt that I was being an enabler. Becky was breastfeeding, and if Becky left then Penny-Lynne, my granddaughter, must go with her. At that point in time I was not allowing myself to get attached to Penny-Lynne in fear of losing her eventually. It was a very trying and emotional time. They left my house.
In the beginning of February, when we went to the court hearing, I asked for temporary custody. Becky was no longer breastfeeding, and I was fearful of what might happen to my precious little granddaughter if she went somewhere else. At that time, they said that despite the fact that I had allowed them to leave my home, they would grant custody to me, with the exception to visitation, which would now be done only at the Village House. It was stated at that time, in the courtroom, that
this arrangement was being set up because they felt that I might change my mind and let Penny-Lynne leave my home again. It wasn’t put into place with any of Brody or Becky’s services being fulfilled, or lack thereof. As stated in the courtroom that day it was set up because they felt that I might make a choice that would not include the well-being of Penny-Lynne. So here we are, nearly 5 months later, and anyone that has been around Penny-Lynne and myself know that we have bonded in such a beautiful way. She has been a true blessing in my life, a true God-send. Anyone that has seen the interaction between Penny-Lynne and myself knows that I would never allow anything to happen to her. I would give up my life before I would allow any danger to her.
So, there have been continued changes to the expectations from CPS for Brody and Becky as to what
they must do so that they could start visiting at my home. There have been constant changes and now
here we are at today, as I will explain later. On May 11th, when CASA Kelly came to my home with the other girl, she told me that she could understand how hard it must be for Brody to attend services with the way that his back is. She told me, and later told Brody, that if she could get 3 to 4 clean tests in a row, that they would consider changing the visitation to my home. Brody began going weekly when his color came up. His color is called one time per week. Prior to him being hired at his new job, which he began on June 8 th , this is what his test results included (these are all that he has because Sam at TASC denied him his records, for whatever the
reason, which would show prior to the following dates):
beginning on May 18 th all of his tests at TASC were clean
prior to May 18 th there were 2 positives for alcohol, which was in March
there was 1 dilute in February
**On June 23 rd Becky received a call from Cassidy saying that she tested positive for alcohol, yet now they are letting her come to my home for visits and to her parent’s home for visits. I do believe that the positive alcohol results were from Becky having to stick her hands in alcohol throughout her nights at work. But prior to this, there were no questions asked, no excuses or explanations excepted. But this was okay for Becky. Yet there were still no changes in visitation for Brody. And this is after Jackie told Brody and me on Monday, June 26th , that her and the CASA would talk and let us know on Wednesday,June 28th , if there would be any changes to visitation. Of course, Brody and I were both looking forward to a change to his visitation rights. But that didn’t happen. However, Becky’s were changed. What a huge letdown, and a sickening kick in the gut. And I’m expected to let Becky into my home for visits,
while my son still is not allowed in my home. Do you have any idea how heartbreaking this is? I love Becky, and I will do that. I believe in Brody and Becky together, as a team. They are good together, they love each other, and despite what any of you might think, they bring out the best in each other. And because of these things I am happy to have Becky as a part of our family. Also on Monday, June 26th , I was present at Brody’s home when Jackie went to see Becky. After the long conversation, Jackie, the CPS caseworker, said that she believed that they were not using. She said that usually when a couple is using they use together, in the same home. We have this entire conversation recorded.
And on Wednesday, June 28th , Jackie sat in my home, with the CASA present, and told me that Brody had
never tested positive for drugs. Only small amounts of alcohol, but that’s not a big deal, words that came from Jackie’s mouth. That was just BEFORE she told me about the changes to BECKY’S visitation, with no changes to Brody’s. CPS has blatantly broken so many laws in order to harass, bully, and traumatize this family. The fact that he is not sitting here with my granddaughter and myself, and the rest of our family, is wrong. Another holiday is coming up next week, which my family will be celebrating on Sunday, July 2nd , with a cookout. Again, Brody won't be able to spend a holiday with the family. His 42nd birthday was this past Sunday, and it's the first one in 42 years that I haven't been able to spend with him. Nor could his 6-month- old daughter. We were denied that, and it was a very heartbreaking day. On Thursday, May 11th, CASA Kelly and another member of her team (I don’t remember her name) came to my home for a visit. I expressed how this whole situation was tearing up our family - the fact that none of us could be together as a family, which we have always been quite accustomed to and thankful for. The other girl said to me that the only person that this was tearing up was me. Seriously? Does this person not understand the real meaning of family and just how important family is? Is this a reflection of all of those that in any way, shape, or form are connected with CPS? Sadly, from what I have seen, it is.
So, to the matter of TASC. Brody is scared and does not trust going to TASC for his drug testing. And I don’t blame him. They have told him one thing about his test results, and then CPS comes back with other results. In our eyes CPS, for whatever the reason, is playing a game with this family. They have lied and made false accusations. Brody wonders just what they will do next in order to try and destroy him – both mentally and physically. He would go to ProMedica hospital for the testing, unfortunately that would cost him out-of- pocket. So if you have any other suggestions for him, something that could be a trusted source, would you please let him know?
If God were to take either of my sons from me, I would die. But I would continue to trust God and know that He would be there to comfort me. I have prayed and prayed, searched and searched my heart wondering how people could keep my son from me. I've not come up with any good reason. There are no good people who would do something like that to anyone. So the only thing I can come up with is that they are doing the works of the devil. And I feel so sorry for any of them, or anyone who supports their decisions, who have been a part of hurting this entire family in the worst kind of way. Because they must have been seriously hurt, at one time or another, in some awful way, and have never been
able to heal.
✔✔✔✔I was expected to take Penny-Lynne to Becky's family for the 4th of July cookout, yet Brody
could not go to our family's 4th of July cookout.
✔✔✔✔What CPS is doing is not only an obstruction of Brody's justice, but also of Penny-Lynness and
the rest of our family's justice.
My mother is Denise Roehrich. It is very clear CPS is playing games with and abusing this family for the simple fact of funding, causing much, much emotional damage to us, and trying to split us up. The stuff they have done, what I have here, isn't even scratching the surface. They seriously told us early on they were low on funding (a newbie who quite less than a year in to the job).
Please, get the story out there. We want to shed light on our story so we can advocate for other families who are abused and bullied by CPS.
I have already contacted my Federal and State Congressman (yes, I am actually an experienced activist). Next is the National Association of Social Workers (I am turning all of the employees associated with the case in), then on to the Ohio Bar (I will report the court appointed lawyers for misrepresentation), and finally on to celebrities -- which I have already started to compile a list of.
Thank you in advance for reading and please contact Denise, she is the only one who can get anything done, I'm just doing the foot work.
Ian Michael Etzwiler
Time: July 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm