After Sarah took her son to the hospital with a high fever, the doctor told them to go to the ER. After the doctor learned that Sarah had not immediately gone to the ER (because her son’s fever was
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.
Last year, after Jessica Porten told the nurse at her newborn daughter’s first appointment that she was experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, the nurse called the police.
In 2010, after Michelle Mitchell’s physician recommended she have a cesarean section, her doctor threatened to call CPS if she did not consent to it.
After Michael and Melissa Bright’s infant son fell and hurt his head, they took him to a hospital. The hospital reported the Brights to CPS, which then took both of their children by emergency
After her daughter showed signs of congestion, the mother of a 9-month-old baby girl known only as “Baby H” placed her on a pillow in her crib after giving her Tylenol.
Though the Halberts’ newborn baby boy was otherwise doing great, someone called CPS on them after his weight temporarily dipped below his projected growth curve.