Tag: parental-rights

Member Story: Our waiter called the police on us

Member Story: Our waiter called the police on us

Scott and Nicole Gilmer* were looking forward to a nice dinner with their pastor and friends at a local restaurant. They left their two oldest children at home with their babysitter but decided to take their seven-month-old daughter, Sofia, with them to dinner.  The evening began cheerfully, and time passed quickly. Sofia’s head began to […]

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 […]

Child “blows up” Santa. CPS investigates.

Child “blows up” Santa. CPS investigates.

“Santa is dead,” 6-year-old Noah Kemp* announced grimly. The other young children at tumbling class looked at him in surprise. This was not a very merry sentiment. “No, he’s not!” someone piped up. “Yes, he is!” Noah shot back, “He came down the chimney, so I blew him up.” A few little boys seemed impressed, […]

Newborn Blood Spot Screening and Parental Rights

Newborn Blood Spot Screening and Parental Rights

Do I have to let the state health department have a sample of my baby’s blood? As if labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery were not enough to deal with upon a newborn’s arrival, there are also postnatal laws and regulations parents will encounter. One of these is the required newborn screening (NBS) process, which can […]

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