All too often, innocent parents find themselves facing a CPS investigation. Once someone reports a family to social services, it can be very difficult to get out of the investigation unscathed.
When Jacob Weidner was about five weeks old, he began vomiting intensely. His mother took him to the emergency room. After a CT head scan appeared to show a fracture in his skull, a resident at the emergency room called the CPS hotline after suspecting that young Jacob was abused.
CPS and the police soon opened an investigation of the family. CPS informed the Weidners that they had to accept round-the-clock supervision of all contact with Jacob and their two other children. If they refused, their children would be taken away.
10 days later, a neuroradiologist stated that there was no skull fracture. Still, CPS refused to close the case. 97 days later, the case was finally closed because the abuse allegation was finally deemed “unfounded.”
A CPS investigation can happen to anyone at any time. Mrs. Weidner was simply doing what any good parent would do in taking her sick son to the hospital. Still, an accidental reading of a CT scan led to CPS and the police investigating the family. That is why we encourage families to join Heritage Defense to have an experienced attorney available 24/7 to defend your rights.
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