Tag: social-services

Do No Harm Podcast

Do No Harm Podcast

This new podcast from NBC, Do No Harm, demonstrates the dangers of going up against child protective services without an attorney advocating on your behalf. The Brights’ lives were turned upside down and their children removed after a doctor misdiagnosed an injury as evidence of child abuse. They were treated as guilty until proven innocent. […]

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. […]

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

In most investigations by child protective services (CPS), the investigator is required by protocol to conduct a “home visit.” This is especially the case when the allegations involve younger children or the condition of the home. During the home visit, the investigator will typically conduct a walk-through of the entire house and take pictures along […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homeschool Mom Falsely Accused of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Homeschool Mom Falsely Accused of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison

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 […]

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 […]

Father Arrested After Daughter Tells Teacher He Spanked Her

Father Arrested After Daughter Tells Teacher He Spanked Her

After a California lawmaker’s young daughter told her teacher that her father had spanked her, he was arrested for child cruelty and CPS took away his three children. One evening, California state assemblyman Joaquin Arambula spanked his seven-year-old daughter after she misbehaved. She went to school the next morning and told her teacher that her […]

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 […]

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