A Midlands foster mom has filed a class action lawsuit against DSS alleging the agency charged with protecting children has not provided services her foster child is entitled to.
“The system failed her. I mean she kind of fell through the gaps,” said the child’s foster mom. We’ve protected the identity of the foster mother in order to protect the identity of the foster child who is a minor and a victim of sexual assault.
“I contacted DSS over 80 times,” the foster mom said. “When I do contact DSS I leave messages. So over 80 messages, voice mails were left with DSS and no one has yet return my phone call.”
During the first 8 years of her life, before she was in her foster mom’s case, the class action lawsuit says the child was a victim of incest, sexual abuse, and forced into drug trafficking.