Watch our FREE webinar and Q&A with our Vice President & General Counsel, attorney Bradley Pierce.

Today, more than ever, even good parents are being falsely reported to social services by overzealous doctors, disgruntled neighbors, estranged family members, and many others.

A CPS investigation typically begins at your front door, where the social worker will normally show up unannounced. This gives you little time to think or gain your composure.

Successfully handling your very first encounter with social services is vital to keeping your family safe and protecting your children from unnecessary trauma.

We invite you to learn how to handle CPS at your door and what you can be doing to prepare by watching our free webinar with Heritage Defense Vice President and General Counsel, Bradley Pierce.

Please watch and then share with your homeschooling friends!

Heritage Defense's Position on a Potential Forced COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

Regarding a COVID-19 vaccine, we have received many inquiries at Heritage Defense about what our response would be if such a vaccine became legally mandated for all children. The answer is simple. At Heritage Defense, we support vaccine freedom–the right of parents to make informed, voluntary immunization decisions for their children. If member families were ever reported to child protective services for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine, Heritage Defense would continue to do what we have been doing since 2010 and fight for the parental rights of our members.

Like many of you, we expect this newest fight to be big. Based upon the response we have seen thus far to COVID-19, the threat is very real that governors, local officials, legislators, judges, and child protective services agencies in every state could soon be attempting to force parents to vaccinate their children even contrary to the rights and convictions of the family. Among many others, doctors in major media outlets and at least one state’s attorney bar association are already calling for making a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for every child without a medical exemption, regardless of religious or personal objections. This could result in a tidal wave of attacks upon many homeschooling families across the country.

That wave is not here yet, but now is the time to prepare for it. Our resources are not unlimited, and if we are to overcome it, we must stand together, and the more of us standing together the stronger we will be.

If you are not already a member of Heritage Defense and you have minor children, now is the time for homeschooling families across the country to join to stand united with us.

If you are a member who wants to give above and beyond your membership, or if you are someone who just wants to do what you can to help, you can support us in this fight by donating today.

To our members, know that we are ready to do everything our resources will practically allow to legally defend your parental rights. Please be praying that God would provide more members, more donors, and all the resources we will need to effectively fight these battles.

Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The legal battles are coming, but most of them will be preceded by legislative and political battles. To prepare for all of them, we are currently working to partner with other parental rights and vaccine freedom organizations, activists, and attorneys to form a coalition to fight against the imposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates legislatively, politically, and in the courts.

In addition to joining and supporting Heritage Defense, we are also encouraging families to do three things:

  1. Have a relationship with a pediatrician/family doctor who respects your parental rights.
  2. Support statewide and national organizations lobbying against forced vaccine mandates.
  3. Get involved with your local officials/elections. Many of these mandates would likely issue from and/or be enforced by local officials.

Please watch our webinar and Q&A to find out more.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, our trust is in the Lord. He has called us to prepare the horse for the day of battle—and we are working to do that—but we are grateful that deliverance is from Him.

Please watch the webinar and be steadfast in prayer. 

If you are a homeschooling family, whether you are a member of Heritage Defense yet or not, please register below to join us for our FREE upcoming live webinar and Q&A with Heritage Defense Vice President & General Counsel, attorney Bradley Pierce, on the topics:

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Other Medical Issues, and Your Parental Rights


Thank you for your interest in Heritage Defense. You can apply for membership by completing this form.

Membership is currently $19 a month (or $190 a year).

Membership is open to Christian families whose minor children are all educated primarily at home. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us.

Membership approval is based on the discretion of Heritage Defense. If your application is declined, your contribution will not be processed.

37% of children

will be involved with a CPS investigation

by the time they turn 18

American Journal of Public Health: “Lifetime Prevalence of Investigating Child Maltreatment Among US Children”

Instant Membership Benefits


Have direct access any time of the day or night to experienced, Christian attorneys ready to protect your children and preserve your freedoms.


Get full legal representation in any case with child protective services; we cover all legal fees and expenses. Just have questions? There is no charge to talk with an attorney.


Be an important part of defending other Christian families, getting laws changed, and setting good precedents across the country.

What Our Members Say

Heritage Defense has been an incredible blessing to our family. In the midst of a challenging ordeal with CPS, Heritage Defense served as a God-honoring voice of reason, wisdom, and encouragement. Each time we called, whether during the day or after-hours, we immediately spoke with an attorney who shared care and compassion toward our situation. Our attorney at Heritage Defense helped us to understand our rights, and most importantly helped to protect our children from the undue duress of the false accusations that came upon our family. He followed up and interacted with CPS as promised each step of the way. The ultimate result was very positive for our family. We praise God for the counsel and action of Heritage Defense. If you are not a part of Heritage Defense, I highly recommend that you join.

When a parent has a sick child nothing is more important than getting the best possible care. I assumed we and the hospital had the same goal for our daughter, but when it became apparent that they considered us an impediment, Heritage Defense... was a steady guide through a stressful time.

When I consider the question 'Is there a better way that I could spend what I spent for my membership dues right now?', the answer quickly comes when I remember the stress that our family was under and the relief that came in the form of the Heritage Defense attorney and his diligence in handling our case. Knowing that my membership contribution is not only protection for my family, but is helping meet the needs of other families, going through what we did not so long ago, is a comforting thought.


No. While Heritage Defense is not affiliated with or endorsed by HSLDA, we are extremely grateful for the heroic work of HSLDA and others in securing and safeguarding the right to homeschool and helping families navigate the homeschooling process. However, for child protective services (CPS) matters related to medical decisions, child discipline, and other non-homeschooling issues, HSLDA does not commit to assisting beyond initial contacts with CPS. Heritage Defense covers even non-homeschooling CPS matters for the whole case, including representation in court.

Yes. Issues with social services can arise at all ages. As long as your children who are “school-age” are educated at home, you can still join.

Yes. In addition to our staff attorneys, we have contact attorneys in all 50 states and D.C. to assist us in defending our members.

No. We handle social services cases, but if you are wrongfully accused and need a criminal defense attorney, we will help you find and work with one.

No. Our terms and conditions state, “We reserve the right to decline representation if, in our sole and absolute discretion, we believe that actual abuse, neglect, or other misconduct has occurred or is occurring, or that a conflict of interest exists. We condemn and will not defend child abuse.”

Membership is currently $18 a month (or $175 a year)

Webinar Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not a member, can I attend the webinar?

Yes. This informational webinar is for members and non-members. Please attend and share with your homeschooling friends.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. Within a few days after the last scheduled webinar, a recording will be made available to everyone who registered for the webinar and to Heritage Defense members.

Is this webinar free?

Yes. This webinar is provided free of charge. Please attend and share with homeschooling friends.

What if I register but can't make it?

We are offering several time slots so you can register for another session at a more convenient time, or you can watch the recording later. If possible, please attend the live sessions so you can take advantage of the live Q&A.

Can I ask questions?

Yes. There will be a Q&A session during the webinar. Please bring and ask your questions about CPS investigations and interviews.

What is the length and format of the webinar?

The webinar will be 60 minutes, including at least 20 minutes of Q&A. It will be a webinar format so your camera and microphone will not be needed. You can join from your computer or mobile browser. You will not need to download an app to access the webinar.

Information on this site is not legal advice or a substitute for legal advice.  

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