My mom had her grandkids taken away for CACI listings that I know to be untrue because I was the supposedly abused child. (I am an adult now) The social worker came in for an "interview" and acted like she was going to help get the kids back, but turned around and twisted statements around to make my mom look bad. She omitted my statement about my mom being innocent and we were powerless to respond during court, which was painful and humiliating. My mom doesn't technically have a public defender or a place in the court room; Only the children and their father. I've read about submitting a "Declaration of Facts" but I'm not sure how it works. Is it too late to submit it now that the hearing is over?The social worker told her to file to be a de facto parent. There is another hearing 2 months from now for them to decide whether there will be a continuance of the reunification plan with the father or to have his rights terminated. My mom no longer seems to have a stake in anything unless her name is cleared. We fear none of the family will get them and they will be lost to strangers. We are pretty much doing this by ourselves because we don't have the funds to hire an attorney. Any insight is helpful. Thanks.
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