A mother who has lived in New York for the past decade is facing a new round of legal troubles after her daughter was denied an extension to stay in her foster home.
The mother is the founder of a nonprofit that has taken on some of the toughest cases in New Jersey’s child-welfare system, including those involving her two adopted children.
But after her foster daughter was granted an extension, she said, she found herself facing a legal onslaught.
In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a law meant to keep children in foster care longer than six months would be unconstitutional, effectively blocking an additional six months.
She was allowed to stay until the end of the year.
Her daughter was in the custody of the state for more than four years and had been living with her adoptive mother in a trailer in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she was placed.
After her foster mother was transferred to a facility in Brooklyn, she was moved back to New Jersey for another six months before the law was overturned.
But the New York State Supreme Court in June upheld the decision to allow her to stay, finding that her foster child was still considered to be in need of services.
In her lawsuit against the state, Ms. Tomsaid she has had to hire lawyers to try to keep her daughter from going back to the trailer where she has been living, and that she is now paying a $1,800-a-month bill to the state’s Human Resources Department.
She said she has also had to go to court to obtain a restraining order against her daughter’s foster parent, who is also the mother of the two children who are in her care.
The law Ms. Mays had to pass to stay was enacted in 2006.
Under the law, the state was required to provide services for the child if it could show that there were more than two children in the home.
That meant Ms. Marcy’s daughter was the only child who was in foster custody, which the law says can mean more than one child.
Ms. Tamsad said that when she tried to contact her daughter, she received no response.
She sent a letter to the attorney general’s office, asking to have her daughter placed with an agency.
She wrote that she did not know if the agency would be able to get her daughter back to her home.
When the letter was returned, she wrote, the attorney said that her agency was “filling the gap” and that it was in her best interest to let the child go back to its custody.
The New York Attorney General’s Office confirmed that it did not have jurisdiction to file a case against Ms. Lipsett.
The attorney general is responsible for investigating complaints filed by individuals with the Department of Children and Families, the department that oversees New York’s foster care system.
According to Ms. Chisholm, the agency is “not required to respond to a letter” from a state agency and she was never informed of the filing deadline for filing a complaint.
Ms. Shilcutt said the agency’s response to Ms, Mays was not to let her daughter leave, but to send her a letter explaining that the state would not intervene.
“I was told that the attorney is trying to put a hold on the case because he’s trying to protect the public and his family,” Ms. Siegel said.
“He’s trying not to take away from any other person who’s in harm’s way.”
Ms. Mains attorney said she had also heard that the Department Of Human Resources would not take any action against Ms Tomsad, but Ms. Krawczyk said that the agency has refused to comment on the matter.
The Department of Human Resources did not respond to repeated requests for comment on whether it has taken action against the agency, Ms Chishow said.
According a report from the state comptroller’s office earlier this year, there were 933 foster children in New England last year.
Of those, 588 were children with special needs, a figure that includes children with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities.
Ms Mains daughter has a severe disability.