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Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. The Halberts had been so vigilant about caring for their newborn baby boy, Jacob.* Within the first two weeks of his birth, they had already gone to two checkups with his doctor and almost everything was looking great. However, since Jacob was below his […]

Member Story: Trusted counselor makes CPS report.

Member Story: Trusted counselor makes CPS report.

Kelly Walters* was going through a rough patch in her life, so she started seeing a counselor at a Christian counseling center. After several sessions, Kelly casually mentioned to the counselor that Kelly’s teenage son sometimes watched the younger children while Kelly ran an errand. Kelly thought nothing of mentioning it and the counselor said […]

Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.

Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.

Robert and Kimberly Tyler* were in the hospital with their 11-yr-old daughter Sophia. Sophia was battling a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart’s valves and lining. She would have to undergo open-heart surgery. As the hospital was preparing Sophia for surgery, a nurse came into the hospital room and told Robert and Kimberly that she […]

Member Story: Dispute with landlord turns into CPS report

Member Story: Dispute with landlord turns into CPS report

Michael and Lisa Travis* had no warning when CPS knocked on their door. No accidents requiring a hospital trip had occurred, none of the children were sick, and there had been no dispute or conflict with any extended family. CPS did not even tell Michael and Lisa the allegations or who had reported them; they […]

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Terry and Maria Chambers* planned to have their baby at a birthing center with a midwife. But when complications during labor arose, they transferred to the hospital for a c-section. After a successful delivery, a social worker on staff at the hospital visited the Chambers in their room with some concerns. She informed them that […]

Can a child obtain medical treatment without parental consent?

Can a child obtain medical treatment without parental consent?

More and more, doctors are asking parents of children or teens to leave the room so the doctor can speak privately with the child. While the parent or the child can insist that the parent stays, being asked to step out raises a question in the mind of most parents: “Can my child even legally […]

Member Story: Only hours after birth, CPS is at the door.

Member Story: Only hours after birth, CPS is at the door.

When Mrs. Richland* went into labor, she and her husband headed for the hospital, leaving their other children at home in the care of the oldest sibling, who was 17. After a smooth delivery and hospital stay, Mr. and Mrs. Richland got back home exhausted and ready to settle in with their family and new […]

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