On Dec 22, 2021 CPS entered the home where my 2 children and I were visiting in Canadian County El Reno, Oklahoma. Multiple sheriff deputies removed my children from my custody based on false allegations. I have not been charged with any crime. I have a spotless record.
My name is Samantha Ricks, mother to Ida (6yr) and Aurelius (4yr). I am a single homeschooling mother. We live in the state of Georgia. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services placed my children in foster care December 22, 2021.
Just 3 days before Christmas they were ripped from my arms and put in a foster home. It was the most painful day of my life and I'm certain the most traumatic day for my children. Due to the holiday the courts and the CPS offices were closed. I was not allowed to even speak on the phone to my children on Christmas. Through my tears I spent Christmas day alone in a hotel calling attorneys searching for legal counsel. I'm determined to get them back into my safe loving home in Georgia.
It was nearly a week later at my initial hearing when I learned what the allegations were. No warrant or paperwork was presented to me. I was afraid and overwhelmed with such a heavy police presence.
Oklahoma CPS has intentions of enrolling my daughter in to public school and vaccinating my children. We are a non vaccinating family. My daughter has been wearing makeup in the foster home and sent to other homes to spend the night. The CPS says that overnight stays are appropriate. I fully believe this to be unacceptable. My children are NEVER away from me. I had my daughter at 38 and my son at 40 years old. I dedicate every waking hour to them. They need to come home to GA so we can get our lives back to normal.
Any contribution you make to our legal fund will help me hire an attorney specialized in retrieving children from CPS.
With your help this attorney will petition the the court in Oklahoma to return my children to the state of Georgia where they have friends and family waiting for their return.
It is with love and gratitude that my children and I thank you for helping us be together again as soon as possible.
I understand times are hard for the entire nation. If you cannot contribute to our legal fund perhaps you could leave a prayer and share our story. If you know of an attorney specialized in CPS cases please contact me.
Another way you can greatly help me and my children be together again is to write a personal endorsement if you feel lead to do so.
God Bless each and every one of you,
Samantha, Ida Rose & Aurelius