Tag Archives | CPS

Let's hear it for the Mounties!

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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The Family Defense Center report says: Let's give parents the benefit of the doubt before crying "negligence!

It’s Too Easy to Charge Normal Parents as “Negligent,” Says Study

. The Family  Defense Center in Chicago defends families being torn apart by pointless yet devastating Child Protective Services investigations. Families like Natasha’s. Remember her story? Natasha let her kids, 11, 9 and 5, play in the park literally across the street from her home, where she could peer out at them every 10 minutes. […]

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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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The Meitiv family is no longer up a tree!

MEITIV FAMILY IN MARYLAND CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES!

From Danielle Meitiv’s Facebook page comes glorious news! MORE GOOD NEWS on the free-range front: We received the notice about CPS’ findings in the second, horrible incident when the kids were picked up on April 12th. They “ruled out” neglect, which means BOTH cases have been decided in our favor and are now closed. There […]

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