Child Protective Services False Allegations

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Madame Vigee-Lebrun and Her Daughter, Jeanne-Lucie-Louise (1780-1819) 1789 - by Elisabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun.

Why I Started the FightCPS Website

Every day in the USA families face false accusations of child abuse. Children are frequently unjustly ripped from their families and placed in foster homes.

These families suffer extreme trauma and depression in their attempts to be together again.

FightCPS is a family rights website that seeks to assist parents and others who are falsely accused of child abuse and neglect.

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Many Children in Foster Care are Traumatized by Separation From Loving Parents

Wounded Innocents
Wounded Innocents

Long regarded as a powerful, insightful exploration of the child abuse industry by a tireless advocate for family rights. Author Richard Wexler was associated with the National Coalition For Child Protection Reform (NCCPR).

 

Why I Help Victims of False Child Abuse Allegations

Many people have asked why I would try to help people whose children were taken away from them by Child Protective Services. Here are a few of my reasons:

  1. Many accusations of abuse or neglect are false. False accusations can come from anonymous callers, doctors, nurses, neighbors, school teachers, or even the social workers themselves. People who are falsely accused and have their children taken are devastated, and need legal information and social support. Fight CPS helps with both those needs.
  2. A large percentage of the young parents falsely accused of child abuse or neglect are impoverished, and must rely on court appointed attorneys for representation in juvenile court settings. These court appointed attorneys are notorious for doing almost nothing to help their CPS clients. They seem like they're there to guide people through the court process, but don't provide any type of aggressive defense. So my site, Fight CPS, fills in the gap by showing people how to provide their own evidence and legal paperwork.
  3. When parents are sent to juvenile court they are denied constitutional rights such as the right to a jury trial, the right to a public trial, and the right to be confronted by their accusers. Yet they stand to lose their children, one of the saddest and most heartrending losses known to humankind. This lack of constitutional safeguards leaves child detention hearings open to gross injustices, the like of which few people believe could happen in America - unless they've been through it.
  4. Federal statistics show that children in foster homes are about ten times more likely to be abused sexually, physically, emotionally, and mentally than children in their natural family homes. They are even more likely to be killed. A recent study concluded that foster children are more likely to have teen pregnancies and to become juvenile delinquents. The study said that children are better off when left with their natural families, even if those families have severe problems.
  5. Social work should be a process of helping families resolve and recover from problems, not a process of tearing families apart forever and traumatizing children for life. This imbalance in the social work profession has been caused by federal legislation that gives financial incentives in the form of federal funding and social security reimbursements when children are torn from their homes and placed in foster homes.


Children are Abused in Foster Homes - Many Children Have Died While in the Custody of the Child Welfare System.

Children are Dying in Foster Homes
Children are Dying in Foster Homes

Children Killed Under the "Care" of Child "Protective" Services

Activism to Help Victims of False Allegations

Child protective services (CPS) often accuses people erroneously, or takes children for trivial reasons.

This page clarifies family rights issues and explains why I choose to help families who have been torn apart by CPS, something that's happening far too often these days.

CPS false accusations are a travesty of justice, one I cannot silently ignore because I've felt the sting of false accusations made by a CPS caseworker, and resolved to try to prevent this injustice from continuing.

I haven't been able to stop it, but I have helped many families to fight the CPS injustice system and get their children back.

Sir Edmund Burke, a British statesman, said, "Evil flourishes when good men do nothing."

I believe that if everyone would choose a social issue, this one or another, and devote their lives to it, many wrongs of this world could be made right again. I have devoted myself to the cause of helping to reunite families attacked by CPS false accusations.

If you've been targeted by a Child Protective Services agent, the best thing you can do is get a good lawyer.

Next, a positive step forward is to read my site, FightCPS, and others like it.

Learn as much as you can so you can help defend yourself and help your lawyer plan an effective defense.

Collection of documentary evidence in your favor is crucial.

You can find information that may help you develop a strategy for fighting your CPS case.

Where to start?

The most important pages on the FightCPS website

This article is a quick guide to the most important pages on the FightCPS website. Read this first.

Psychotropic Drugs are Given to Foster Children

Foster children are often forced to take multiple psychotropic drugs. Foster and adoptive parents get extra "special needs" money for damaged kids, so they rush to take children to doctors known for their willingness to prescribe medications regardless of whether the child actually needs them.

This is well-documented.

Many people are aware of this now, and it is a tragic practice that could affect a foster child's brain and nervous system for life. Some children have died because of it.

They are forcing foster children onto psychotropic medications after they're traumatized by being forced to leave their families.

Read more about it here: Drugging Foster Children, where you'll find multiple tragic case histories including the testimony of former foster children.

CPS Approves the Drugging of Foster Children - Here's the Proof

Grandparents Never Forget Children Lost to the System

Remember Cynthia Rose
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Remember Cynthia Rose

Grandparents Fight to Save Their Grandchildren from CPS

Remember Cynthia Rose: Grandparents Fight to Keep Their Grandchildren (For Our Children)
Remember Cynthia Rose: Grandparents Fight to Keep Their Grandchildren (For Our Children)

CPS workers often violate Kinship Care rights.

If your adult child is unable to be a parent to his or her child, you may also be deprived of the right to be a grandparent.

Even though there are Kinship Care regulations in place in every state, CPS caseworkers often try to adopt children out to strangers anyway.

This book sheds light on the deprivation of the rights of grandparents.

 

The FightCPS Website

The FightCPS website provides support and information to families falsely accused of child abuse or neglect.
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The FightCPS website provides support and information to families falsely accused of child abuse or neglect.
Source: FightCPS

History and Philosophy of Fight CPS

My fight against the injustices of the child welfare system has been ongoing since 1989 when my fourth child, a newborn infant, was taken from the hospital by a social worker because her father had battered me when I was pregnant. I found out first-hand what it felt like to show up at court to find a social worker's court report full of slander and lies.

In 1990 I started writing articles about CPS cases. Numerous parents came to me asking for my help in publicizing the cruelty and injustices they were enduring, including direct lies by social workers in court reports. My articles were published in The Enterprise News, a weekly newspaper in Central California owned by a kind Libertarian, Richard Palmquist, who also owned a Christian radio station. I also made a few public appearances including a call-in talk show on that radio station and a televised talk show in Fresno, California.

Next I got involved in exposing CPS using the FidoNet BBS network from 1991 through 1997. I was not as active in meeting people with open CPS cases at that time because I was busy raising my own children.

The Fight CPS website has been online since October 2000. I started it a month after starting the Child Protection Reform Yahoo Group - which I've since passed on to other owners so that I can spend more time improving Fight CPS.

I started Fight CPS because at the time, there weren't many sites on the internet that informed people about the topic of family rights. And some of the sites that already existed didn't seem to fulfill the needs of the people. For example, one large site had lots of good information, but forbade anyone from mentioning any other sites that might help. I felt this was too controlling - that the flow of information had to be free so that people could learn more from each other.

Therefore one of my main goals with Fight CPS, at the beginning, was to collect links to information, to encourage others to start sites, and to link to their sites, and promote them. To this day Fight CPS allows all family rights sites to be linked on the site.

The front page of Fight CPS is now a WordPress blog. It started out with no blog at all, on Geocities in 2000. It moved to its own domain name in 2002. In 2004 I put a Blogger.Com blog on the front page of the site. In 2007 I changed it to a WordPress blog for better search engine optimization.

Child Protection/Abduction Services - The Modern Mafia: Federally Financed Perjury, Fraud, Kidnapping, and Child Drugging for Profit

Child Protection/Abduction Services: The Modern Mafia: Federally Financed Perjury, Fraud, Kidnapping, and Child Drugging for Profit
Child Protection/Abduction Services: The Modern Mafia: Federally Financed Perjury, Fraud, Kidnapping, and Child Drugging for Profit

Look! Another new book about CPS. This was recommended by someone on the FightCPS message board.

Published June 27, 2012.

 

The Fight CPS Message Forum

...social support and legal information.

Families involved in CPS cases are welcome to participate in the Fight CPS Message Forum where there are other parents and grandparents who have been through the system and who want to help and counsel others.

The Fight CPS Message Forum is frequented by helpful advocates. When you register at the forum, there's a short wait until the forum administrator activates your account. The forum is closed to non-registered viewers and is not listed in Google search results, for the privacy of the participants.

We have an official FightCPS Facebook Group that gets lots of traffic and helps lots of people. This is a great place to find support from other parents.

An Inside View

Memoirs of a Baby Stealer: Lessons I've Learned as a Foster Mother
Memoirs of a Baby Stealer: Lessons I've Learned as a Foster Mother

This book was written by a foster parent who was shocked and dismayed to see the level of manipulation and insincerity evinced by Child Protective Services social workers she came in contact with.

Mary Callahan never intended to become a foster parent so she could write a book. She just wanted to help children. But in the end, she had to tell the story of what she learned by fostering five children; the abuses within the system were just that bad. This woman had a healthy conscience.

She wrote: "They are taking kids from places that aren't that bad, putting them in places that aren't that good, and completely ignoring the bond that exists between parent and child."'

 

Any Questions?

Questions about the goals and history of Fight CPS are welcome. Also, if you're going through a Child Protective Services case, you're welcome to tell us about it.

© 2007 Linda Jo Martin Last updated on September 23, 2014

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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

I hope you have a lawyer.


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

Jack, when it happens to you or someone you love, you'll see the injustice we've been writing about.


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

bu773rfly - I've been observing people trying to "band together" to fight CPS ... for years I've watched as groups form and then fall apart and disappear continually. The American Family Rights Association (AFRA) was a good effort by a good man, Leonard Henderson . . . sorry to say, he passed away earlier this month. I don't know who will take on the work of AFRA now. The organization has been beset by discord and even a lawsuit. And as you can tell, despite all their efforts there hasn't been progress in stopping CPS injustice. Some legislators claimed to be willing to help, and after much expense spent on lobbying, nothing changed. Very frustrating! Maybe you can come up with solutions, especially for your state.


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

bu773rfly - I was a battered woman too - that's how I got involved in a CPS case. The CPS agencies are re-victimizing battered spouses by taking away their children. Trauma upon trauma. There's an alliance between domestic violence shelters and CPS. Google "dv cps" and you'll get all kinds of information on how they're using domestic violence shelters to find children to take into foster homes.


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

bu773rfly - I agree... CPS abuses children and families by separating them. The trauma caused by these unnecessary is beyond imagination. So many people are suffering! And though we know there are some situations where children need to be given a better home, our country has gone overboard, taking children that would be better served by staying with the parents God gave them. A MIT professor did a study on this and concluded that many children would be better off staying home rather than being taken to foster homes: http://fightcps.com/2007/07/06/study-concludes-tha...


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

Hi Bridgette, please sign onto the forum for feedback on your case: http://forum.fightcps.com


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

Tanisha, if you were given a court appointed lawyer, sometimes it is easier to get them to help than to look for someone who specializes in CPS cases. Honestly, not many lawyers take on juvenile court cases. Trying to get court appointed lawyers to do more for you is the best solution. Good luck with that. You may find helpful ideas on my website: http://fightcps.com


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

Trina, it is hard to know who is making the false accusations. They won't tell you who called in. Sometimes you can guess accurately. Some states will allow you to sue if you can prove who did it, and that the accusations were false. Look for your state's "Mandated Reporter" laws to find out what could happen to people making false accusations of child abuse or neglect.


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Linda BookLady 5 weeks ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Hub Author

There are a lot of cases where the mother is the one who has to leave the house, but you are right, more often it is the father who is excluded. It is a sad society that breaks up marriages and won't give people a second chance. Even worse, many of those targeted are innocent of the charges. My heart breaks for them... I know how much trauma these cases cause.


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