From: Foster Care Justice Alliance
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 3:30 PM
To: Randy Hart ; Greg Dootson
Subject: Langley Case

I have not heard a response from you to my letters of 1/28 and 1/29.  There continue to be disturbing developments in this case.
I now learn that the visits about to commence are to be supervised by relatives that have themselves had their own children removed by CPS.  I really don't think this case could be much more of a mess if you were intending it to be so.
It is also troubling to learn that every letter I have written since August - to the governor, you, Greg Dootson, and Susan Muggoch - has found its way into the hands of the birth parents' attorneys.  There is only one way that could have happened.  This combined with the department's release of unredacted information on the foster parents to the birth parents' attorneys, and with the department's announcement in open court that the foster parents were responsible for a police investigation of the birth parents, is deeply disturbing.  All are serious breaches of confidentiality.  They fit the pattern of clear bias.
According to the OFCO report, in the last two years there have been 158 children who have died with an open case file.  That's one child every five days.  I now know why.
S. is medically fragile, and has behavior problems that require advanced parenting skills.  Her brother has recently reported to his teachers that there is violence in the home.  Three children have already died in this home.  The case has gone on long past statutory guidelines, and everyone connected with the case is clamoring for the department to stop in its course.  The department's response in every case is to silence its critics.  The child is scheduled to be moved on the 7th.  I find this baffling.
Please act quickly to prevent what I fear is another fatality in the making.
Gary Malkasian
Foster Care Justice Alliance
P.O. Box 233
Woodinville, WA 98072-0233