Tag: government-harms-children

Member Story: Only hours after birth, CPS is at the door.

Member Story: Only hours after birth, CPS is at the door.

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 […]

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 […]

They missed one check-up. CPS took their son.

They missed one check-up. CPS took their son.

When their 10 month old son, Cyrus, became ill and continued vomiting, Levi and Marissa Anderson took him to St. Luke’s Pediatric Center in Boise, Idado. After one week in the hospital undergoing numerous exams and tests, Cyrus was released with a clean bill of health.  Marissa and Levi continued to take Cyrus to the […]

Member Story: Teenage daughter calls CPS on parents

Member Story: Teenage daughter calls CPS on parents

When their biological children had grown up and moved out of the home, Michael and Lisa Proctor* felt a call to rescue older foster children through adoption. They ended up adopting six older children out of CPS foster care, including a 7-year-old girl, Abigail, who had been labeled “unadoptable” by CPS because of her behavioral […]

Reported to CPS for ministering at an abortion clinic

Reported to CPS for ministering at an abortion clinic

The Richland* family was shocked when CPS pounded on their front door and informed them that a report had been made against them. The accusation: child neglect. As an Emergency Room physician, Dr. Richland stays extremely busy. However, he and his family still make the time to minister outside of abortion clinics every chance that […]

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 […]

What does CPS ask children in an interview?

What does CPS ask children in an interview?

Have you ever wondered what questions child protective services (CPS) asks children when they conduct an investigation? Across the country, most CPS investigations begin the same way: a social worker asks (or demands) to talk to the parents, privately interview the children, and inspect the home. In almost every case we handle, when the social […]

In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

Note: This article has been updated to clarify that, at least, the 9th Circuit does not recognize absolute immunity for claims of perjury. Federal law provides a way for families to sue government employees who violate their rights under the U.S. Constitution.[1] However, in federal courts within the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eight, and Ninth […]

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