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 little one. Then they heard a knock on the door.
Someone had reported the Richlands to Child Protective Services claiming that they had left young children home alone and that they didn’t have a working refrigerator or stove. Both accusations were completely false. Yet CPS claimed they had to do an invasive home search, and interviews with each of the children apart from their parents about inappropriate subjects that were totally unrelated to the allegations.
Mrs. Richland told the social worker at her door to wait one moment while she called her attorney. As soon as the social worker heard this, she handed Mrs. Richland a business card and told her that she had 24 hours to respond, then left.
Heritage Defense immediately reached out to CPS on behalf of the Richland family and provided relevant information disproving the allegations. After lengthy communication with Heritage Defense, CPS closed the case.
If you are a member of Heritage Defense, we hope it is an encouragement for you to know that your membership is going to help families like the Richlands. While we cannot guarantee outcomes, if your family is ever falsely accused of child abuse or neglect, we are ready to fight to defend you and your rights.
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*Names changed for privacy