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Failure To Thrive

October 11, 2011 in CPS, drugs, False Allegations, medication

Child protection agencies (CPS), will often charge parents with “failure to thrive.” I’ve personally been involved with a couple of local cases – one case the child actually had a genetic predisposition toward low-weight gain.

The Marketing of Madness: Are we all insane?I’ve spent the entire day watching and re-watching a documentary called The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?. I’ve discovered something that might be helpful to parents who are, or have been charged with failure to thrive in their infant.

According to The Marketing of Madness: Are we all insane?, infants of mothers who were prescribed certain anti-depressants or psychotropic drugs during pregnancy, can experience withdrawal symptoms after birth. One of the side-effects of withdrawal is weigh loss and could mistakenly be misdiagnosed in infants as failure to thrive.

Parents fighting charges of failure to thrive, could be dealing with an infant suffering through withdrawal of these dangerous drugs, if the mother was being treated during pregnancy. Signs of withdrawal include:

  • irritability
  • hyperactivity
  • abnormal sleep patterns
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • failure to gain weight

Be sure to obtain documentation from your physician and hire an expert, if you can afford one. Be sure to save a copy of this documentation for your attorney to use in your defense at court.

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The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

White Children Targeted

September 30, 2011 in Adoption, California, corruption, CPS, family court, family rights, foster care

In June 2011, Sarah Sandy’s children were removed by Orange County Child Protective Services. She fought her battle for their return, in the family court of Orange County, California, where corruption appears to be the order of the day. You decide. Watch the video…

White Children being Targeted for Abduction By CPS

Jeanne Gelin, with the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR) comments on the court proceedings. Gelin addresses the ethnic disparity issue. [Visit: NCCPR]

“Statistics show that almost 80% of children placed in foster care, should never have been removed from their homes. There was never any abuse.”

What do you think? Do you believe that CPS targets white children for removal?

Why CPS exists!

May 29, 2009 in child abuse, CPS, Indiana, Kidjacked

I received the following e-mail today, from someone who obviously has her head stuck in the sand. Please respond to her post and help educate this naive person.

Dear Kidjacked,

So you have all of these stories posted about how children are abused and neglected and you think that CPS shouldn’t be there to protect these children?

Well if the parents aren’t doing their jobs then someone has to pretect the kids. CPS doesn’t get involved with families for no reason.

It sickens me to think that their are groups like yours who are against protecting kids. This is the very reason why CPS does exist.

Leah
from Indiana

Anonymous Callers

November 25, 2008 in DCF

I recently lost my mother and, as I’m sure this is a familiar scenario; instead of drawing our remaining family closer, my brother and I are now mortal enemies.

Anonymous Callers

He has called DCF anonymously on me 4 different times, each back-to-back, meaning I have been under a microscope for over a year. What I’d like to know is, how can a system designed to protect children, gage in any way whether this system is a success, failure or somewhere in the middle if a large portion of its’ calls are anonymous? If an individual can continuously call anonymously, how is it determined if this is not a case of harassment?

I understand the reason for anonymous reporting. However, I feel that although that individual’s identity won’t be released to the person(s) accused, they need to be held accountable in some way for making the accusation.

I suggest that anyone who calls in a report should be willing to have a check into his or her background as well. If they have nothing to hide, and aren’t simply using this as a means of revenge, then not only would it stop people with this intent, but, by getting both sides of the “story,” would it not give a more complete and clearer picture of the truth?

Moreover, as much as we’d like to think we live in a nonjudgmental world — well, need I say more?

In each of the 4 instances, the police showed up at my kids’ school, without my even being notified. I am no longer comfortable attending school functions, but, even more tragic; every time the doorbell rings, my kids panic.

My neighbors have all been interrogated by the DCF caseworkers so once again I automatically look guilty!

This system needs to be reevaluated, and monumental changes need to be made to truly protect our children!

It is unjust and absolutely despicable to think that this country, founded on the rights of the individual, not only leaves the accused with no rights, oftentimes, these rights aren’t merely overlooked, they are denied and abused.

You cannot determine a system’s success when there simply is no way to measure its’ status. And, moreover, how are the future outcomes of these kids being tracked, reported, and by what means are these outcomes evaluated?

These incidents have terrified my kids, and caused horrific problems where there previously were none. I ask you the public, but, also, I am directly inquiring as to how DCF plans to repair all the damage and devastation they have caused?

Beth

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