There seems to be a nationwide problem with this type of thing. I suffered the same at the hands of the State of North Carolina, Department of Social Services, and Child Protective Services. My daughters were taken from me.
I was almost arrested due to a false report that I was harming the children, who were, 40 miles away in a foster home. The allegations just piled up: I had supposedly burned my kids with cigarettes, dug a hole to bury them in, abused them. All of it was false. All of it was easily investigated and found to be completely groundless. Foster parents abused my children but I was constantly made into a monster. I have not been able to see or speak to my children without some type of 'supervision' in 7 years.
My oldest tells these horrible lies, my youngest, by a few months always tells the truth. In investigations there was no hole, nor any indication, however small, that I had ever abused my children in any way. My ex, who was abusive to me and the kids was located and brought into the picture because the State did not think I was fit to be a mother.
Despite the fact that my ex was abusive, had left when the baby was only 3 months old, and had a restraining order on him, the state acted like he was God. His parents, who never cared or helped me with the children and my ex, are allowed overnight visits, weekend visits, anything.
I am only allowed to see them at the main office, under supervision. In California there were people on a board of adoption that also worked for the State Department of Social Services. Lo and behold, children began being available for adoption. Why? Because these people would take the children on bogus charges and then see to it that they were made available for adoption because they got big pay-offs for every child adopted. Here in my county, it received $60, 000.00 as a bonus for the children it had already placed in homes. The branch of Government that is over Health and Human Resources and Child Protection and Welfare is crooked, un-policed and basically feels it can go in and destroy families with little or no evidence of any wrongdoing. It does happen and it happens all the time. It happened to me. I am poor but I wish I could sue them and get my children back. My children were taken from me when they were 6 and 7. Now they are 14 and 15. I was told that I HAD to give them up so they could be adopted because they were rehabilitated and ready for a permanent home; which I could not provide until I received my disability. They said they would take them. And they did. Well guess what? After they got a court order and took my children, suddenly they were NOT ready to be adopted out. What the state did was destroy our family, and take away my years of seeing my babies grow up; of being able to teach them things like values and such. I missed school plays, school pictures, I missed it all. I can't even send them a birthday card without it being 'screened' as if I'm some type of horrible monster. As I said, I am by no means the first this has happened to, nor will I be the last. How many other lives have to be destroyed before there is someone willing and able, strong and secure enough to file a national class action suit against the Government for what it has done and will continue to do?