Tag: heritage-defense

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: 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 […]

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: Hospital Calls CPS After Parents Advocate for Daughter

Member Story: Hospital Calls CPS After Parents Advocate for Daughter

Samantha Cooper* suffered from an extremely difficult condition for which medication had proven to be incapable of preventing flare-ups.  As a result, this meant that Samantha and her parents, Richard and Lisa, had become regulars at the local children’s hospital. Samantha’s day-to-day healthcare was guided by protocols established and refined over time by her specialists. […]

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