For me, the best part of writing besides hitting the print button, is the release of the heaviness of carrying around these details. Once its written, it’s on record, it’s explained, it’s addressed, it’s debated. It is no longer just a thought rolling around in my mind.
Once I think it out and write it out, it feels like at least that little part is put to rest. It is one less point to obsess about. When I cross it off my list, I don’t think about it anymore. One less negative thing makes room for many more positive things. When it’s finally out, I can think straight.
Well, the same thing goes for this complaint I was just recently working on. It is addressed to the Supreme Court Justices of Nevada. I feel the documentation I will enclose to accompany the complaint will speak for itself, so I was very matter-of-fact, as to not dance around the issues. I respectfully got to the point, and I feel relieved that our case will be brought to light whether or not anyone wants to deal with it.
So like the other information I want my niece to have, I am also including this complaint because it’s important that she has it ….
Dated: March 5, 2015
Dear Justice _______ ,
I am writing this letter of complaint addressed to the Supreme Court
Justices of Nevada since ten years of constant complaints to the
Elliot County Courthouse have been blatantly ignored.
Our family alleges that in late 2004, Lupita Stamos, a court clerk
for the Justice Court, did in fact facilitate and profit
from the adoption of my niece while on the clock, from her home,
through doctor’s appointments, meeting with Adoption
Alliance ( Adoption Alliance lost their license to practice less
than a year after our complaint, for reasons they are not willing
to disclose. ), as well as a few meetings with her lawyer friend
that handled the paperwork that pushed this secret adoption
through in 28 days. She also received engraved Tiffany & Co. jewelry,
plane tickets, fancy dinners, and who knows what else from the
adoptive couple. We sent complaints to the judge whom was her boss,
as well as the district attorneys and didn’t even receive a call back.
Ms. Stamos referred the investigating officer to her lawyer and
that was the end of that.
I spoke with the Elliot County Sheriff’s Office recently and I was
advised to call the new District Attorney to ask him
to reexamine our complaint. It’s no surprise to me that I didn’t
receive any sort of response. We have made complaints to
the Public Integrity Unit of the Attorney General’s Office,
Senator Feinstein, Adoption Alliance, the Nevada Attorney
General Catherine Cortez Masto, the FBI of Reno, as well as
countless phone calls and two police reports with Elliot County.
I was advised by each and every one of those offices/officials that
it is an internal case, therefore it needs to be investigated internally.
Obviously, Elliot County wants to just wish this situation away, as
they continue to ignore our complaints. When our attorney filed the
petition to set aside the adoption, I didn’t understand then why all
this wasn’t thoroughly addressed, and ten years later, there is
no closure. I asked Elliot County point blank, if there was no
issue, then acknowledge what Lupita has done and stand behind her.
There are so many red flags regarding this adoption, too many to
list in an introductory letter, but I’m hoping that after all this time,
not to mention what this has done to my sister, her daughter and
our family, those involved will finally be held accountable.
I have enclosed a copy of the original police reports, our family’s
letter of complaint, the petition to set aside the adoption, and the
complaint to the Public Integrity Unit. If you need further information
or if you could offer some kind of advice or instruction, feel free to
I thank you for your time and I do anxiously await your response.