Thomas and Lori Whitney* recently remodeled their home. Because of some construction debris in their yard awaiting pickup, someone reported them to child protective services (CPS). They wrote this story about their own case: “One day out of the blue we received a visitor to our residence. We were not home and they left a […]
Member Story: Trusted counselor makes CPS report.
Kelly Walters* was going through a rough patch in her life, so she started seeing a counselor at a Christian counseling center. After several sessions, Kelly casually mentioned to the counselor that Kelly’s teenage son sometimes watched the younger children while Kelly ran an errand. Kelly thought nothing of mentioning it and the counselor said […]
Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.
Robert and Kimberly Tyler* were in the hospital with their 11-yr-old daughter Sophia. Sophia was battling a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart’s valves and lining. She would have to undergo open-heart surgery. As the hospital was preparing Sophia for surgery, a nurse came into the hospital room and told Robert and Kimberly that she […]
Member Story: Dispute with landlord turns into CPS report
Michael and Lisa Travis* had no warning when CPS knocked on their door. No accidents requiring a hospital trip had occurred, none of the children were sick, and there had been no dispute or conflict with any extended family. CPS did not even tell Michael and Lisa the allegations or who had reported them; they […]
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 […]