Tag: testimonial

Member Story: Church children’s ministry calls CPS on parents

Member Story: Church children’s ministry calls CPS on parents

One bright Friday morning, Courtney Caddo* took her two daughters, two-year-old Mia and five-year-old Ella, to a park day with lots of other parents and children from their church. While Ella played on the playground, Courtney was at a picnic table visiting with five other parents while Mia played next to her. At one point, […]

Member Story: Hasty reporting leads to visits by CPS and police

Member Story: Hasty reporting leads to visits by CPS and police

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. Mrs. Aaron* was at home with her children one afternoon when she heard a knock at the door. When she opened the door, she was met by two social workers from child protective services (CPS) and one law enforcement officer. When Mrs. Aaron asked […]

Member Story: Abortion activists used CPS to attack my family.

Member Story: Abortion activists used CPS to attack my family.

When Christopher and Ashley Bachman* began pleading for the lives of preborn children at abortion clinics and publicly around town, they understood the costs. The Bachmans knew that they would become objects of profanity, insults, hatred, and potentially even physical violence. Nevertheless, seeking to love their neighbors as themselves, they went anyway, and they often […]

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. The Halberts had been so vigilant about caring for their newborn baby boy, Jacob.* Within the first two weeks of his birth, they had already gone to two checkups with his doctor and almost everything was looking great. However, since Jacob was below his […]

Member Story: Trusted counselor makes CPS report.

Member Story: Trusted counselor makes CPS report.

Kelly Walters* was going through a rough patch in her life, so she started seeing a counselor at a Christian counseling center. After several sessions, Kelly casually mentioned to the counselor that Kelly’s teenage son sometimes watched the younger children while Kelly ran an errand. Kelly thought nothing of mentioning it and the counselor said […]

Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.

Member Story: I questioned a nurse. Then CPS showed up.

Robert and Kimberly Tyler* were in the hospital with their 11-yr-old daughter Sophia. Sophia was battling a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart’s valves and lining. She would have to undergo open-heart surgery. As the hospital was preparing Sophia for surgery, a nurse came into the hospital room and told Robert and Kimberly that she […]

Member Story: Dispute with landlord turns into CPS report

Member Story: Dispute with landlord turns into CPS report

Michael and Lisa Travis* had no warning when CPS knocked on their door. No accidents requiring a hospital trip had occurred, none of the children were sick, and there had been no dispute or conflict with any extended family. CPS did not even tell Michael and Lisa the allegations or who had reported them; they […]

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Terry and Maria Chambers* planned to have their baby at a birthing center with a midwife. But when complications during labor arose, they transferred to the hospital for a c-section. After a successful delivery, a social worker on staff at the hospital visited the Chambers in their room with some concerns. She informed them that […]

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