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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved fall river department of social services — my children
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
To whom it may concer,
My name is Melissa Taylor I am writing to you about the Fall River office of social services in regards to my children Raqib Lloyd dob:12/5/03 and Larell Carpenter dob:01/29/06. My children were taken from me in March of 2006. I was living in Fall River i then moved back to lynn, ma right after. I followed everything on my list of things to do to gain back custody yet My worker Jen Bragga did not. I was in counseling and parenting groups and i was working at a stable job and looing for an apartment. At this time the goal was switched to adoption without my knowledge. I then called Jen about the change and she told me that as long as i kept doing what i was supposed to do that the goal would be switched back to reunification. It wasn't...i found this out at my next court date where my attorney who was supposed to be on my side pulled me out of the court room and in his exact words said to me." its better if you sign them over for open adoption because its thier word against yours and if you g through with this and you lose you'll never see them again and theyll take the baby youre pregnant with now". So i signed the papers thinking that was the best thing to do. It wasnt i saw them a few times after that with no problems raqib was staying with a family in brockton that he was supposed to be adopted by and then was taen out of there and replaced. My visits were four times a year for 2 hours. After he was replaced i was visiting him and the guy was told buy Wendy Tune that my visit was only an hour so it was cut and hour which was unfair. I then called to set up another visit and Wendy told me Raqibs therapist said it was in his best interest if he doesnt see me right now. I called for another visit 3 months later lie i was supposed to and Wendy gave me the same excuse. I then called her again not long after that and Wendy said she nows of my mother trying to get custody of Raqib and if she does and im alone with him at all and she finds out that she'll get him taen from my mom and she'll also take the other child i just had. Since then i havent seen him because i got tired of Wendys excuses for me not be able to see him. Im tired of it i want to see my son i want to be a part of his life i want to now him and i want him to now me and his brothers and sisters that he doesnt. He deserves to now his biological family i thin its only fair. I dont now what to do but instead of covering thier mistakes the department should be caring more about the children and someone needs to do something about it. If you would like to now more you can reach me at [protected].