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California Bill Would Stop Parents from Knowing Their Child Had an Abortion

California Bill Would Stop Parents from Knowing Their Child Had an Abortion

California has prioritized the passing of a bill that will enable minor children to receive abortions or transgender hormone treatments without their parents’ consent or knowledge. The bill would allow for information about “sensitive services” to remain confidential and hidden from third parties not authorized to receive that information. “Sensitive services” would include “services related […]

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

In most investigations by child protective services (CPS), the investigator is required by protocol to conduct a “home visit.” This is especially the case when the allegations involve younger children or the condition of the home. During the home visit, the investigator will typically conduct a walk-through of the entire house and take pictures along […]

Harvard Law Professor Calls for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling

Harvard Law Professor Calls for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling

Image Source: Harvard Magazine Harvard Magazine recently published an article in which Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Bartholet calls for a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling.  In the article, Bartholet states that homeschooling not only violates children’s right to a “meaningful education” and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them […]

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Late one evening, five-year-old Madison* was out of her bed, speaking and singing so loudly that she was on the verge of waking up her three siblings. Her father, Michael, asked her to quiet down, but she just got louder. “Honey… shh… shh…,” Michael finally whispered as he gently put his fingers on his rambunctious daughter’s […]

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

When a child is removed from the home, regardless of how long they have been away from their family, research demonstrates that the effects are detrimental and permanent. The removal process traumatizes both children and parents, forever changing their lives. This article1 published by the University of Michigan Law School explains that all too often, children […]

Heritage Defense Foundation Submits Amicus Brief to the Texas Supreme Court

Heritage Defense Foundation Submits Amicus Brief to the Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this month, Heritage Defense Foundation submitted an amicus legal brief to the Texas Supreme Court in regards to the Drake Pardo case.   The crux of the argument is simple: Texas child protective services (CPS) should not be allowed to violate state and federal law and manufacture urgency to remove the Pardos’ four-year-old son. Under […]

Homeschool Mom Falsely Accused of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Homeschool Mom Falsely Accused of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Hannah Overton was a homeschool mom of five from Texas. She and her husband were in the process of adopting Andrew, a 4-year-old boy they were fostering. Little did they know that their lives were about to be forever changed. In October 2016, after Andrew began to show symptoms of a stomach bug and then […]

After Mom Eats Poppyseed Bread and Fails Drug Test, CPS Opens Investigation

After Mom Eats Poppyseed Bread and Fails Drug Test, CPS Opens Investigation

On her way to the hospital to give birth, Jamie, a New York mom, stopped at a coffee shop and ate a piece of lemon poppyseed bread. After her son Hunter was born, a doctor told Jamie that she had failed her drug test. The hospital called CPS and a child abuse investigation was opened.  […]

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

After 5-month-old Mason Bright fell out of a chair and injured his head, his mother rushed him to the hospital. After the hospital discovered multiple skull fractures, they suspected child abuse and reported his parents to CPS. Blood tests later determined that Mason likely had a blood clotting disorder which would cause excessive bleeding. In […]

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