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A Missing Kid and the Benefit of the Doubt

. This is how it’s SUPPOSED to work: Dear Free-Range Kids: I feel very fortunate that we live  in Northern Alberta, Canada, where the kids play outside all day, all year! Last summer, we had the biggest scare of our lives.  It was the last day of school and I was resting in my bedroom […]

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Your blood pressure is fine and your kids are being taken.

“Medical Kidnapping”

. This piece comes to us from Carlos Morales, a former Child Protective Services investigator, now the supremely disillusioned author of “Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services.” Carlos is president and founder of Child Protective Services Victim Support, and a legal advocate for family reunification. He lives in Manchester, NH. The second edition of his book is now […]

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Xray vision...but not for justice.

A Bone Fracture Leads CPS to Remove Two Girls from Their Home

. Here’s another horrifying case from the Family Defense Center in Chicago. A baby’s fractured leg convinced the Department of Child and Family Services that she has been abused, despite the fact that fractures like hers are common in kids, and there was absolutely no other evidence against the parents. The state fought tooth and […]

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