"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." ~D. Thompson
When I came across the story that you can read on the link provided below, I was reminded of all of the unjust (and frankly, unlawful) removals that I have seen during the course of my career.  When you read this, keep in mind that while the hospital staff acted unprofessionally, the fault lies primarily with the system (CPS) making the decision to remove.  There is no law that states one can't give birth at home.  While it may not be something that you, the reader might aspire to do or understand, it is a right that a mother has as long as she has no health risks that have been detected. This story is an illustration of how easily one can lose custody of a child and without being informed of the reasons behind the removal.  The website that you will find this story on is one I highly recommend that you prescribe to if you are a home schooling parent, considering it or want to be informed of stories like this one.  As always, I encourage you to keep an open mind when you read these postings.


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    The author is an educator and has extensive dealings with child protection services. She is knowledgable of the laws and policies and hopes to impart some wisdom and information that can assist and elicit change. Please note that none of the information or advice should be a substitute for independent research and/or seeking out legal counsel.


    January 2014