Tag: hospital

Member Story: Our daughter got into our medication.

Member Story: Our daughter got into our medication.

Under the direction of their doctor, Mark and Tracy Kurby* sometimes take THC-free CBD oil to help them sleep. One evening, Mark took some right before they went to bed and left it on his bedside table. The next morning, Mark and Tracy started doing their morning routine and getting their children up and dressed. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. The Halberts had been so vigilant about caring for their newborn baby boy, Jacob.* Within the first two weeks of his birth, they had already gone to two checkups with his doctor and almost everything was looking great. However, since Jacob was below his […]

Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.

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: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Terry and Maria Chambers* planned to have their baby at a birthing center with a midwife. But when complications during labor arose, they transferred to the hospital for a c-section. After a successful delivery, a social worker on staff at the hospital visited the Chambers in their room with some concerns. She informed them that […]

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 […]

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