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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. […]

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Late one evening, five-year-old Madison* was out of her bed, speaking and singing so loudly that she was on the verge of waking up her three siblings. Her father, Michael, asked her to quiet down, but she just got louder. “Honey… shh… shh…,” Michael finally whispered as he gently put his fingers on his rambunctious daughter’s […]

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

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 […]

Heritage Defense Foundation Submits Amicus Brief to the Texas Supreme Court

Heritage Defense Foundation Submits Amicus Brief to the Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this month, Heritage Defense Foundation submitted an amicus legal brief to the Texas Supreme Court in regards to the Drake Pardo case.   The crux of the argument is simple: Texas child protective services (CPS) should not be allowed to violate state and federal law and manufacture urgency to remove the Pardos’ four-year-old son. Under […]

After Mom Eats Poppyseed Bread and Fails Drug Test, CPS Opens Investigation

After Mom Eats Poppyseed Bread and Fails Drug Test, CPS Opens Investigation

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.  […]

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

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 […]

Police and CPS Investigate Family After CT Scan Is Misread

Police and CPS Investigate Family After CT Scan Is Misread

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 […]

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

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