CPS ( Child Protective Services) Should they be allowed to just take your child

United States
September 14, 2007 9:52pm CST
CPS or Child protective services is a sore part for me. Should they be allowed to just come in and take your child without a court order or without you knowing about it. Well this very thing happend to a friend of mine in PA. A CPS worker came in while she was at the laundry mat and a policeman broke into the bathroom and pulled her 17 year old out of the shower naked. Took both of her children into foster care. She returned and started to panic. She looked all over the place for them and they were not around anywhere. She got a call from the social worker that took the kids that night and the social worker told her that she and a policeman took the girls into states custody. The Social Worker called her 4 hours later to tell her that. She was about to call the police when she got the call. These agencies I admitt they are needed. But they need to be watched over because that incident was State funded kidnapping. And you make someone mad they turn you over for something that is not true honey your name is in the system.
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
15 Sep 07
i believe we definately don't have the whole story. something is left out in this!!! why did they come to begin with? they don't just break in unanounced, pull the kids out then call 4 hours later. i can't give an educated answer to this without the circumstances.
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• United States
15 Sep 07
I agree. there has to be a reason for them to take the children.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I to like everyone else believe there is something more to this story. Maybe your friend is not telling you the whole story. What did she do to have the CPS at her door to start with.? Maybe she is not telling the WHOLE truth. Plus I find it hard to believe they grabbed the daughter naked out of the shower but if they did then something would definitely need to be done there.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Why would they break into the house instead of knocking on the door? For all they knew there was no one at home and they were just breaking into a house for no reason. Grabbing a 17 year old girl naked out of the shower is not cool either.
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• United States
15 Sep 07
yea ive gotten CPS called on me before..im in VA so theyre pretty nice at least one of them was..im pretty sure she was a newbie though because she just seemed new at it..but yea i do think there has to be more to the story than just that..i mean..was there a phone call or some sort of misunderstanding with her kids and law enforcement at one time? usually CPS doesnt bother with you unless there's a complaint against you..the reason why CPS was called on me was because i was carrying my newborn son with me down the stairs to put him to sleep and i fell on the stairs and he hit his head on the ledge that was there..we took him to the hospital and its mandatory for doctors to call CPS when they believe that there's abuse in the home or whatever because of the extent of his injuries..i can imagine too well what this woman is going through..CPS did say that the claim was unfounded but that i will be kept in the system for a year..i dont know what its like in PA but im sure its around the same or even more i hope that everything works out for your friend good luck to her
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@Dee351972 (743)
15 Sep 07
thats is wrong , i wonder what she was accused of for them to take them like that.17 is old enough to be home alone so it dont make since. Yes we need these peopel to help wathc over their childern, i adopted my nephew from forster care, he was stuck ther for a year and a half