Case Could Make-It or Break-It for
Parents and the Children they Love
Call to Action:
are fighting for Bianca and Jamie Krakofsky
and their rights after a foster child they have been
preparing to adopt was in a terrible near-drowning accident.
An extremely successful (criminal) lawyer with 42 years
of experience has seen this as a great way to make millions
and has come out of retirement to do so. He is suing
the foster parents, DHS and the foster care agency and
has put Bianca directly in the middle by taking an accident
and turning it into a felony charge.
has lost her job, lost the foster/adoptive children
she was caring for in her home and is feeling the overwhelming
amount of pressure coming from the court system against
her. If they can get Bianca to plead guilty to neglect
of the child then it will be much easier for this lawyer
to make millions off of suing DHS and the foster care
agency. There are real reasons these children were pulled
from their Biological parents' home and why they currently
are hanging onto their rights to the children by a thread.
terrible accident that happened while on a vacation
at a hotel.
Bianca and Jamie Krakofsky
Military Family has protected our rights is now
being prosecuted unfairly and having their constitutional
rights taken away.
of their two little boys that she and her husband were preparing
to adopt was found unconscious in a hot tub with about 18 inches
of water in it. They were getting the children out of the pool
and when she turned around he was gone, having only disappeared
for a moment. He was found in such a short time that Bianca
was able to save his life.
accident in Colorado with a drowning has ever had a felony charge
against a biological parent, but a foster parent who saves a
foster child's life is facing up to 12 yrs. in prison if she
doesn't take a plea.
he was in a coma for some time, and now is said to have sustained
brain damage she still wants to adopt him, as she feels love
for him as she does each of her children.
testimonies of those who know them.
parents have an attorney appointed to them. However, Bianca
has been forced to pay for her own attorney OUT OF POCKET,
yet she has also lost her job due to the publicity that
she did not ask for but was released due to a press release
by the Breckenridge District Attorney Bruce Brown.
have set up a funding account to help raise money to cover
their legal fees. Every little bit you can give would
be much appreciated. A simple $5 donation, the cost of
a latte added with others will go a long way to fighting
for her 14th amendment rights. For those of you who can
give more it is so much appreciated.
here to see the
KKTV News Story
Krakofsky at his Air Force Graduation
Colorado's District Attorney Bruce I. Brown has made a
very public decision to overstep Bianca's 14th amendment
rights and hold her to a higher standard than other parents
by placing CRIMINAL FELONY CHARGES against her, claiming
that she neglected the child, even though she was there
and present, and saved the child's life.
should this bother you? Because if they are able to make
money off of charging Foster Parents for accidents, what
will the future look like for babysitters, caregivers,
nanny’s or church organizations who are responsible
for children at camp or on a field trip?
is the future going to look like for these foster children?
Who will be there to care for these children after undergoing
major traumas, malnourishment, sexual abuse and/or close to
death experiences? Knowing that you could face felony charges
that will tear you away from your family, will you be there?
June of 2013 a similar but more tragic accident occurred when
Colt Meurer was found in a local lake deceased. Mr. Bruce Brown
DID NOT press charges on the Meurer family. While our hearts
go out the the Meurer family for their tragic loss, we are forced
to question the motives of the Breckenridge, Colorado District
Attorneys' office and why they have decided to file criminal
charges on this adoptive family, when a biological family can
face a loss and receive no penalties?
FELONY is "a crime, typically one involving
violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor,
and usually punishable
by imprisonment for more than one year or by death."
is insanity! Obviously Bianca is being falsely accused. Here
14th Amendment Rights are being trampled upon.
"Nor shall any
state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property
without due process of law; nor deny to any person within
its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Attorney Brown has made a very public decision to overstep
Bianca's 14th amendment rights. Instead of being held
to equal protection under the law, Bianca has been told
by the prosecution that as a foster parent, they are holding
her to a higher standard than biological parents.
parents are indeed held to a very high standard in their training,
preparation and requirements in licensing. But as we all know,
accidents sometimes do happen in the best of families. She should
not be prosecuted for a Felony for a felony is an act of violence.
She is not guilty of violence to a child, nor even neglect.
She caught his disappearance so quickly she was able to save
one would think this is so outlandish there is no way a felony
charge could fly...yet a family in El Paso County had a foster
child who threw strong tantrums and during one of those, this
child threw himself down on the floor and his injuries killed
him. The foster parent ended up in prison for 6 years with sexual
offenders and parents who actually killed their kids... Why?
Because she didn't have rug in that area for the child. It turned
her life upside down!! Foster Parents Have No Protection!!
felony would follow Bianca for the rest of her life and destroy
her life in so many ways- and she is not guilty of a felony!
accident in Colorado with a drowning has ever had a felony charge
against a biological parent, but a foster parent who saves a
foster child's life is facing up to 12
yrs. in prison if she doesn't take a plea bargain. Taking
the plea bargain would not only be lying but it would condemn
her to lifelong punishments.
Amendment to the Constitution:
believe this treatment of Bianca would be considered as Cruel
and Unusual Punishment, covered by the 8th Amendment to
VIII: "Excessive bail shall not be required,
nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments
biological parents have an attorney appointed to them,
yet Bianca has been forced to pay for her own attorney
OUT OF POCKET. This is not equal protection or representation
under the law. She has also lost her job due to the
publicity that she did not ask for, but was broadcast
by way of a press release by the Breckenridge District
Attorney Bruce Brown.
are the Kriskofskies?
Voices of those who know them.
had the joy of being around the Krakofsky's while the boys were
in their care. They always went above and beyond to show those
boys love. Bianca is an amazing Mom and loved those boys more
than life itself. Sadly accidents do happen and if this were
to happen to the biological parent then no charges would be
sought. Where are the rights for foster parents?? Myself and
my husband became foster parents after seeing how happy the
boys were with Bianca and her family. My first time ever meeting
them was at the foster care agency and those boys were so unbelievably
happy and having a good time, you would have thought they were
at Disneyworld. It is because of the Krakofsky's that my husband
and I decided to become foster parents. Who else do these children
have to turn to when their parents get them taken away? It takes
a very strong person (or couple) to stand up and become acting
parents for foster children. Foster children come into our homes
broken due to circumstances beyond their control and it takes
a lot to build a relationship with them and get them to trust
you and know that you love them as much as you love your own
children. The Krakofsky's are the "Poster Foster Parents"
that you would want your child to go into their home if that
situation should ever happen to you. Their home is always full
of love....always. It shows how much they loved them if they
were going to adopt them! I had the joy of being around the
boys a lot and spending time with them. Jayden was best friends
with my son and they were always having a good time together
and went to school together. Their eyes always lit up when they
saw each other. The Krakofsky's rebuilt these boys up to know
that they are amazing kids who could accomplish anything in
the world that they want. They were so full of love and very
social. If anything the Krakofsky's had to be over protective
of the boys due to the hostility of the case. If anything should
be aired all over the airways it should be the question of WHY
these boys were in foster care and WHEN will foster parents
get any protection for something like this? Believe me I sympathize
with the bio parents and the Krakofsky's in this situation.
I have shed plenty of tears over this as well. But what the
focus needs to be on is getting Jayden well enough to be out
of the hospital and in a home where he will be taken care of
properly. Not prosecuting someone who stepped in as a Mom to
these boys and gave them her everything, just for them to be
ripped out of her care. Get better Jay-bug!
have been in contact with the adoptive family who took in Jayden
and his little brother into their home. I know they absolutely
doted on them. This family loved these kids so much, that they
did everything in their power not to give up on the children,
despite this being one of El Paso County’s most hostile
cases. The Krakofsky family volunteered to be there for Jayden
and his brother and even wanted to adopt these kids as this
case was leaning in that direction. If they could, they would
adopt them still.
was not allowed to be in the hot tub, but was there to swim
in the pool area with the other children, including his little
brother. Bianca, being active and present saved Jayden. After
this accident both boys were instantly stripped from the arms
of this loving family. Since then, the Krakofsky family have
been treated like criminals, restricted from seeing Jayden and
his little brother, and have not been given any information
on how Jayden is doing in the hospital. Bianca and her family
have been in tears since this incident facing terrors that I
wouldn't wish on any family. Being unable to know how Jayden
is doing has made things so much worse. While the parents of
the child get sympathies, which I agree they should as well,
all that Bianca has received is: losing the children, accused
of neglecting the children, and now has criminal charges put
against her. This has resulted in her losing her job, putting
her career at risk, and now she is unable to support her family
because of these charges.... Why? Because she loved these kids
and didn't want to exclude them from the family outing.
was asked by the boys’ grandmother to take pictures for
her on the day trip. Being the loving parent that she is, Bianca
was making a scrapbook for their grandmother and the parents.
So if they were able to get the children back, they wouldn't
have missed out on everything during the time the boys were
in the system.
help me fight for Bianca and every foster and adoptive parent
in the system who can, and will, be held to these unfair standards.
No biological parent who has had an unfortunate accident with
their child is treated like this… Unfortunately, all foster
and adoptive parents are.
GOING TO HAPPEN TO FOSTER FAMILIES?
is great concern that
other foster parents will be dropping out of the system
upon seeing the unfair legal threat and possible devastation
to their own lives should an accident happen while the
children are in their care.
parents are volunteers. The money they receive goes
right back into the needs of the children. Because of
the traumatic experiences most of these children have
faced they have emotional and behavioral problems not
found in secure loved children from stable families.
Sacrifices are made by both parents and children in
many ways so that they can bring healing and hope to
a foster parent, working with the Department of Human Services
is hard enough, for it takes a lot of work and effort to be
a foster/ adoptive parent. There are requirements for visitations
and appointments as well as continual and sometimes overwhelming
paperwork and red tape that disrupt family life on a regular
basis. Many considering foster care will back out due to fear
that an accident or injury could destroy their lives. This case
could easily pave the way to shut down the current foster care
system as we know it today.
any of you worked with children who throw tantrums by throwing
themselves onto the floor? Many children I have worked with
would fall anywhere, on tile, on a sidewalk, against a shelf,
down on the carpet. Working with military children in Daycare
and as a foster parent showed me the craziness these kids are