My mother in law called CPS on me numerous times because I was going to move away with my daughter and she didn't like it. I refused to let the social worker in and they came back within an hour with police and a warrant. My daughter was removed that same day because I was "uncooperative" and therefore "they couldn't ensure my dd's safety". So they threw her in a van and drove off with her. I've never seen such a look of terror on a child's face before.
I was a good crunchy mom. We lived in a huge, clean house. My daughter was well fed, home schooled and involved in lots of activities, had friends, etc. There was no abuse of any kind (I have never once hit her or anything like it). Certainly no neglect. No drugs or alcohol. But they took her anyways.
At first they said they took her because I was uncooperative. Then it was because I have bi-polar and that means that there is potential for abuse or neglect. Then by the time trial happened there was so much made up stuff (with no proof) that it is still unbelievable to me. Supposedly I cut myself in front of my daughter, was on the internet threatening to kill her, etc. All completely made up things! They never did accuse me of any physical abuse though, which I guess was "kind" of them.
The kicker was that CPS gave my daughter to the same MIL who lied and started all this to begin with. My daughter HATES my MIL and was miserable living with her for months. There were plenty of other people jumping at the chance to take my dd in. But my MIL had CPS wrapped around her finger for some reason (I never have figured it out).
I played the game. Drove the 50 miles each way for my one hour visit a week. Attended every hearing. Took pointless parenting classes that taught me nothing after years of being on MDC. Continued to see my doctors and psychiatrists (like I always had been anyways).
It's been a year and a half now and my daughter lives with me full time again. However, CPS is still in control of our lives. I am not allowed to home school. I'm not allowed to move. I can't go anywhere or do anything with out the social worker calling and talking to someone (you know how embarrassing that can get after a while? this includes my jobs, etc). And we live in constant fear of doing (or not doing) something wrong and them removing her yet again. Everything is supposed to be dismissed in Oct...but I won't believe it until it happens.
So I don't really care one bit what the social workers here on MDC have to say about CPS. Corruption sure as hell does happen. It happened to me and because of that I believe it is happening to a lot of people. There is no way that my case is just a very random, unlucky situation. No abuse, no neglect, no drugs, living conditions were perfect...and they still took her. It sickens me really.