Tag: family

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: Teenage friend reports family to CPS

Member Story: Teenage friend reports family to CPS

When James and Linda Roberts’* teenage daughter Emily started staying up late into the night on the internet, they decided to set up time restrictions.  Emily became upset at her parents. She then expressed her frustration to her teenage friend, who decided to report the Roberts to child protective services. James and Linda were shocked […]

Member Story: It was a normal afternoon. Then, CPS knocked on the door.

Member Story: It was a normal afternoon. Then, CPS knocked on the door.

It was a normal Monday afternoon when Mrs. Pinkston* heard a knock on the door. It was a child protective services (CPS) investigative social worker. Then Mrs. Pinkston opened the door, the social worker immediately informed her that a report had been made against her to child protective services.  The social worker was extremely confrontational […]

Member Story: Neighbors climb fence to video family’s children

Member Story: Neighbors climb fence to video family’s children

The Mackenzie* family suspected there was criminal activity going on at their neighbor’s house. When the Mackenzies saw those neighbors climbing the Mackenzies’ fence to video the Mackenzies’ children, they felt they had to call the police.  After the police visited the neighbors and gave them a warning, the neighbors retaliated by falsely reporting the […]

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 […]

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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