I'm hoping someone has some experience or advice because I'm just so upset and discouraged right now. Originally I was concerned about an 18 yr old DUI but I researched and found that since I was never convicted, it did not need to be disclosed (actually says that very clearly on the Good Moral Character worksheet). So I figured I'm fine! But my ATT still wasn't arriving. Finally I got through to pcshq and I was told that something came up on the Adam Walsh/CPS registry check. The only dealings I ever had with CPS is the same year as my DUI, one of my neighbors got angry at me and called CPS, saying my kids were neglected. They were definitely not neglected. I was not in a great place personally at the time- my kids father had died a couple years prior, I foolishly remarried and had separated, my choice in men was not the greatest, and I went out drinking with my girlfriends (hence the DUI) and had loud parties on the weekends when my kids were at my mom's. However, that does not equal child neglect. My kids were healthy, happy, well fed, well dressed and clean, loved, and supervised.
CPS came out to my house twice. The first time, we had just gotten home from camping and the house was a mess, which apparently concerned them enough to warrant a second visit. They did talk to the kids without me present in the room, with my permission, and noted that there were no concerns there. The second visit, they popped in on a normal day, saw that all was well, and that was the last time I saw them. This was 18 years ago but I do remember calling them to be certain that they had closed the case. I wish I had paperwork or could remember more details. But I assumed that my name was cleared and didn't really think more of it. I have also worked with DDS individuals and at LTC for the past decade, and never encountered a problem. So I am shocked that something came up. I'm going to get the Adam Walsh form notarized so I can get my records on Monday. But I'm really scared about this and so angry because although I'm not perfect and have made my mistakes, I was always a good mom. My kids are outraged about this because they know the kind of mom I was/am and how much becoming a nurse means to me.
Is there anything else I should be doing? Has anyone been through something like this? Thanks.