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. […]
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 […]
After Michael and Melissa Bright’s infant son fell and hurt his head, they took him to a hospital. The hospital reported the Brights to CPS, which then took both of their children by emergency removal.
On Christmas morning in 2016, as 18-year-old Alyssa Gilderhus began to open her gifts, she suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm.
Can your child be legally left at home without a babysitter or other supervision? Well, that depends.
Three-month-old Ethan had been in perfect health. He was breastfed, was on his growth curve, and had never been sick. The family did not have any history of SIDS.
On April 6, 2016, a young girl — known only as N.M. in court documents — was extremely fussy, causing her concerned parents to bring her to the family’s pediatrician. The pediatrician diagnosed her as having an ear infection and prescribed an antibiotic. After leaving the pediatrician’s office, N.M.’s mother felt a “popping” on N.M.’s […]
Every state has a law about children’s car seats, but do you know what the law is in your state? Should your child’s car seat be rear-facing or forward-facing?
Should I leave my child alone in the car or at home? Can I let them play at the park across from our house? Can they play a game of basketball in the street? While we parents may have grown up doing these activities, our children live in a different society–one which is not necessarily […]
Though the Halberts’ newborn baby boy was otherwise doing great, someone called CPS on them after his weight temporarily dipped below his projected growth curve.