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From: Christine ( -
Subject: peace in lies
Date: June 8, 2007 at 10:16 pm PST

I have a brother who lived with me for several years. We were very close and happy. He
always relied on me to fight for his rights. People didn't like me too much for this. They
finally took him away. He was suppose to be on a week vacation in a Day Home. I was to pick
him up on Friday. They kept telling him he was going camping. When I called to check on
him. He told me he was going camping. The lady said he wasn't. I asked him did he want to
live there. He kept saying no he wanted to come home. He just wanted to go camping. The
next day I rec'd a call from the social worker that he wanted to live there permanently. I
wasn't surprised because when we visited the home the lady said that she was told it might
be permanent. The social worker denied it when I said he had already planned it. The lady
told me to send his ipod and charger for it. To send his TV. They took his ipod right away
and intentionally broke his laptop. I was stupid as after they broke it, the lady there had me
sign to be responsible for it. I found out it was broken later when I opened it. The lady at the
home told me she didn't know what things he had. He told me they didn't want him to use
his Scooby bedspread, then it went missing. His new jacket, his luggage all gone. I
mentionned the laptop when I brought it. The house owner knew he had the ipod. She saw it
and we talked on the phone about it too. I complained everywhere I could. He was asking to
come home. They said he was dropping money and smelled and couldn't care for himself, so
they sent him to another home. He was always alert, independent and very careful with his
things at our home. He was deteriorating. I kept trying to see him. It was strange. First, they
would say I had to go through the regional center to see him. He had a walker he loved. The
house owner wouldn't let him use it. She chastised me for bringing her the doctor's letter
that said he needed it. At the same time this happened , his work reported me to Adult
Protection Services for not wanting him to work. They said I never gave them the doctor's
note which they had on file for a week after their request. They told him he couldn't work
with the walker. He got upset. I said he didn't have to work, we would take our vacation early.
The supervisor said to me, "Was I sure I wanted to take the vacation." 6 weeks affer my
brother was moved to another home. They wouldn't tell me where he was. I called everyone
again. Finally, the new home called and acted like they just didn't have my right number. We
had Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then, I wasn't allowed to have him home because they said
he broke his arm. It was months. Then, six weeks before Easter, I called and called to see if I
could take him. I said I needed to know. i was called the day before and told that they had
been trying to reach me, but I know the person hadn't. At Easter, I gave my brother his
birthday gift as I didn't know when I would see him. The person always says I can'see him
anytime. He called me and I asked to take him to the Fair which was after work. They didn't
let me take him. Then, I get a call a week end that I told them I couldn't take him that he was
packed and ready to come home. I called and said it was cruel.
I called again to take him on a Sunday. I was told I couldn't take him unless I get approval. I
feel like I am being provoked. I know my brother wants to come home. I think they want me
to take him when they feel like iit, but they know he would rather be home than there. After
the bad home, the new home got him alot of expensive things. I am a peaceful person, but I
feel very angry about this. I believe my brother has rights, but I have seen how they can
manipulate him.

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