Two families called WBTV to talk about their experiences with DSS after having children taken from their home without a court order. It's a practice the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has said is limited. But stories and records from these two families suggest otherwise.
In North Carolina, a social worker has to go to court and get a judge’s order to remove a child from their parents’ home. But a WBTV investigation has found social workers taking children from their parents' homes without a court order in Cleveland and Gaston Counties. No official in Cleveland County, Gaston County or at N.C. DHHS will answer our questions.
A top state senator is asking questions of N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Cody Kinsley after a WBTV investigation found an eight-year-old boy reported being sexually abused in a group foster home. DHHS officials continue their refusal to answer questions.
An eight year old boy reported being sexually assaulted by another child in a group foster home. A worried mother's quest to get answers has revealed a state licensing system that's hardly transparent.