Get peace of mind about your parental rights
Unite with other Christians to have full legal protection for your family at less than the average cost of one hour with an attorney.
MEMBERSHIP IS EASY
Thank you for your interest in Heritage Defense. You can apply for membership by completing this form.
Membership is currently $18 a month (or $175 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.
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
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”
No. We are extremely grateful for the heroic work of HSLDA and others in securing and safeguarding the right to home educate. However, HSLDA membership benefits do not extend to court actions resulting from non-home schooling matters. Heritage Defense complements the work of HSLDA by covering all other reasons why a family might have a social worker show up on their doorstep (such as medical decisions, child discipline, and any other false report of abuse or neglect).
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)