Tag: government-harms-children

Member Story: Our waiter called the police on us

Member Story: Our waiter called the police on us

Scott and Nicole Gilmer* were looking forward to a nice dinner with their pastor and friends at a local restaurant. They left their two oldest children at home with their babysitter but decided to take their seven-month-old daughter, Sofia, with them to dinner.  The evening began cheerfully, and time passed quickly. Sofia’s head began to […]

Member Story: From home birth to hospital to CPS report

Member Story: From home birth to hospital to CPS report

Ryan and Kelly Kingston* were expecting their newest baby boy and Kelly wanted to have a home birth. Everything with the labor and delivery went smoothly. Baby John made his arrival on schedule, healthy and doing great. However, when Kelly’s bleeding did not stop, they immediately went to the ER. When the three of them […]

Author Durenda Wilson: “This happened to our family.”

Author Durenda Wilson: “This happened to our family.”

“Have you ever wondered what you would do if CPS showed up at your door? This happened to our family a little over a year ago and today I’m telling our story.” In her recent podcast episode, Durenda Wilson, homeschool mom and author of The Unhurried Homeschooler and The Four Hour School Day, recounts her […]

Child “blows up” Santa. CPS investigates.

Child “blows up” Santa. CPS investigates.

“Santa is dead,” 6-year-old Noah Kemp* announced grimly. The other young children at tumbling class looked at him in surprise. This was not a very merry sentiment. “No, he’s not!” someone piped up. “Yes, he is!” Noah shot back, “He came down the chimney, so I blew him up.” A few little boys seemed impressed, […]

Member Story: Medical neglect for transferring to a new hospital?

Member Story: Medical neglect for transferring to a new hospital?

“Should you feed her that? We don’t think her body can handle it.”  Jason and Amy Hawkins* watched helplessly as the pediatric hospital staff started the feeding tube. Their 16-year-old daughter Alyssa had cystic fibrosis and standard hospital protocol did not meet her dietary needs. But the hospital would not listen. “How much are you […]

Top News: Mandatory reporting laws are a failure

Top News: Mandatory reporting laws are a failure

When a person has a suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected, laws in every state require members of certain professions—and sometimes everyone—to report those suspicions to law enforcement or child protective services. On its face, this seems like a good idea. But it has actually been counterproductive to the original intent of […]

COVID-19 Vaccines for Schoolchildren

COVID-19 Vaccines for Schoolchildren

Though few people are talking about it anymore, a question raised over the past several years remains: will states require the COVID-19 vaccine for school-aged children? The answer is that it depends on the state. A few states have already published their immunization requirements for school children for the 2023-24 school year, but most have […]

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