Audrie Elizabeth Sargent’s First Word’s in Foster Care- Note to Self:
Audrie’s Expressed Desire for Representation:
This site was created to show how Individuals within the Grayson County, Texas Child Welfare system collectively deprived us of our ‘Rights’ and continue to Abuse and Neglect my 12-year old daughter Audrie Elizabeth Sargent. Audrie has been held in state control & custody against her will for over a year now, and her every request has been misrepresented or oppressed. So most importantly this site is so her desires can no longer be ignored, and so her beautiful voice will no longer be silenced...
Audrie’s Beautiful Voice!
Undoubtedly she speaks for many more of our children that the Unconstitutional Foster Care System in Texas has for too long Victimized & Traumatized through systematic misuses & abuses by representatives of our State Government.
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller
Audrie texts her Grandma the day before her last permanency hearing:
I have contacted everyone I could imagine beginning with our Governor’s Office to explain the injustice my daughter’s life has become. At best I was deferred elsewhere, but months after Audrie was taken from her life, home, and family I finally received a review of our case by the Department of Family Protective Services themselves. Frankly it was an insult to my family, our constitutional protections, and to our very humanity.
Audrie began keeping a journal at Jonathan’s Place an emergency foster shelter somewhere near Dallas. When CPS found out the journal existed they confiscated it in a prison-style raid through all of her personal belongings at her second placement. CPS was tipped off by Stephanie Foley. The Foley’s house is she was living with at the time.
Audrie’s (partial) Foster Journal:
Audrie’s Love & Fight Letter to her Mother Amanda:
CONTENT REMOVED PER AUDRIE’S EXPRESSED DESIRES
These journal entries are showing that Audrie feels abused, neglected, and traumatized while in Texas Foster Care.
Audrie states the deception she is navigating through her experience by stating her second of 4 placements Stephanie obviously hides her conversations with her friend, and Audrie’s caseworker at the time, Teresa Sutherlun. Audrie rights clearly state she should know the plans for her care. She has not been told the plans for her life at any point in over a year since Child Protective Services removed her from her parents, siblings, and family and is suing her for her ‘rights’ to her loved & loving family.
Audrie never experienced this time of arguing and aggression in either of the homes of her parents that she was raised for 12 years up until removal in.
Below is the guiding framework for children’s ‘rights’ in the Texas Foster Care System. The founding principles are most obviously established by our United States Constitution, and the most blatant of Constitutional Amendments violated her are the ‘rights’ set forth by the Fourth Amendment & Fourteenth Amendments. Audrie has indisputably deprived of these ‘rights’, and countless other children in Texas have suffered the same unjust fate. My daughter was never even provided the Texas DFPS Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care. In fact, Audrie Elizabeth Sargent was deceived, coerced, and then forced to sign the bottom of a document that she was not allowed to see. She has stated since that while at Jonathan’s Place Emergency Foster Shelter she was suspicious when asked to sign a document she couldn’t see, and when she asked numerous times what it was she was signing she was denied that information by the lady who was asking her.
In this text from January 24th, 2018 Audrie expresses to her father Corey Sargent how she has always, and despite their separation still feels about her dad.
Below are the Texas Rights of Youth in Foster Care:
This code language was created by Audrie Elizabeth Sargent after CPS took her foster care journal in a prison-style raid in order to keep her beautiful voice silenced. She wrote this letter to me in 2017 and provided me with a decoder key as well. She had to get CPS off of her back and out of her private life. I promised to never share the key with anyone.
Code Created by Audrie to ‘Shake Off’ CPS:
Audrie’s Last Call As Amanda’s Daughter Before MSA is made Court Order:
Audrie called me on 11/14/2018 to tell me she thinks I missed court on 11/12/2018 and that CPS permanently took her parents without really telling her, but that she is not sure.
Listen to the call below: