When a child is removed from the home, regardless of how long they have been away from their family, research demonstrates that the effects are detrimental and permanent. The removal process traumatizes both children and parents, forever changing their lives. This article1 published by the University of Michigan Law School explains that all too often, children […]
Hannah Overton was a homeschool mom of five from Texas. She and her husband were in the process of adopting Andrew, a 4-year-old boy they were fostering. Little did they know that their lives were about to be forever changed. In October 2016, after Andrew began to show symptoms of a stomach bug and then […]
On her way to the hospital to give birth, Jamie, a New York mom, stopped at a coffee shop and ate a piece of lemon poppyseed bread. After her son Hunter was born, a doctor told Jamie that she had failed her drug test. The hospital called CPS and a child abuse investigation was opened. […]
After 5-month-old Mason Bright fell out of a chair and injured his head, his mother rushed him to the hospital. After the hospital discovered multiple skull fractures, they suspected child abuse and reported his parents to CPS. Blood tests later determined that Mason likely had a blood clotting disorder which would cause excessive bleeding. In […]
After Sarah took her son to the hospital with a high fever, the doctor told them to go to the ER. After the doctor learned that Sarah had not immediately gone to the ER (because her son’s fever was going down), he called CPS. That evening, SWAT kicked in their door and removed the children. […]
All too often, innocent parents find themselves facing a CPS investigation. Once someone reports a family to social services, it can be very difficult to get out of the investigation unscathed. When Jacob Weidner was about five weeks old, he began vomiting intensely. His mother took him to the emergency room. After a CT head […]
Last year, after Jessica Porten told the nurse at her newborn daughter’s first appointment that she was experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, the nurse called the police.