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post #61 of 394
Thread Starter 
well at least now I will be able to hear the interview!

FABULOUS update! the baby is now back with her parents. They left the court house immediately to get her, so we didn't get much chance to talk. they did have to sign an agreement, but I don't have any details on that yet.
btw this is going on in spokane, wa
post #62 of 394
Wonderful!! Please give the family my love!
Laura
post #63 of 394
I am so happy the baby is home with her parents . Now lets hope CPS leaves them alone (although I imagine they will still do in home visits for a short time). If you can get any further details, that would be awesome. Knowledge is power.
post #64 of 394
Thread Starter 
so my question is now what? cps's official story is that they took the baby because she was obviously ill and the parents were not going to take her to the hospital. they said she had ajundice and circulation issues. neither was true, but she did have a slight eye infection and thrush, so they took her to a foster family. so this has NOTHING to do with the uc right? yeah right.... so what do we protest? what do we say to the media? keeping in mind this is a fairly conservative town and most people do think uc is irresponsible...
post #65 of 394
I am so glad!!! I am so sorry for the hell this family has been put through. Much healing and peace to this family!!!
post #66 of 394
Tuckersmom, you don't (obviously) have to take a baby to the Dr. or hospital if they have an eye infection and thrus - you do what you can at home and if it becomes an obvious, serious problem you do what you need to (Dr., etc.) - I think it's pretty obvious it's a bunch of b.s (their reasoning) and the fact that after going to the hospital she was immediately released... it wasn't something that she needed to be there for.

My question would be (to them), is a rash or thrush on a hospital born child enough to be taken by CPS? If they are being treated at home? If so, the whole city is in for a CPS raid and that's just plain idiotic. Their reasoning obviously held no water for the judge.

Ugh. So frustrating. You can be sure CPS will be covering their butts like you can't believe. I bet if you talked to a lawyer they would have a better idea how we should approach it.
~Julie
post #67 of 394
Thread Starter 
it sounds to me like the family's lawyer wants us to just stay quiet and be glad its over.....
post #68 of 394
Oh, and yeah, I'm in the MAMAS group (and planning a UC), I assist Tamy right now with the births she does (well, she only has one left) before she moves. I don't come to MAMAS too much right now b/c Melissa and I had a situation I don't want to happen again (re: my youngest) so I'm giving her space until she moves.

I was in one of your prenatal apts. with Tamy... if that helps to remember me. That was a long time ago though.
~Julie
post #69 of 394
If I may comment on what their lawyer said...

That's EXACTLY why this kind of stuff continues to happen... CPS never gets their bums put where they should be when they do erronous stuff... the families are just relieved to be done with the situation (and I don't blame them) but that means that other families have to go through the same crap later on.

I don't think the family really should say anything, but the rest of us certainly could.
~Julie
post #70 of 394
Thread Starter 
oh cool, I do kind of remember you. MAMAS is a bit of a drive for us and my littlest hates the carseat, so I have only been once. Its so cool to "see" someone else local doing UC, its pretty rare around these parts you know?
post #71 of 394
Thread Starter 
I totally agree, I don't want this to go away quietly, too much is at stake. yuch!
post #72 of 394
Esp. in conservative-ville that is our home. I mean really - it's not like there's much room for anything not typical here anyways. You start with the birth choice and pretty soon they'll be doing CPS for vaccinations (according to their reason why they took the baby, it's a very serious possibility) and you just start getting scarier and scarier.

Yes certainly doing UC around here is weird. No way in the world do my parents know... noooo way. I think we live in a place (in particular) that is stuck without a lot of trust (in ourselves, others, etc.) so this has been a journey for me (more than anything) of trusting in myself, my body, my ability and all that God can do.

Alexandra is my doula.
post #73 of 394
Thread Starter 
oh cool! she is a good friend of ours!
post #74 of 394
I know, I saw you together at the baby fair but she stayed a long time talking and you were walking with Jacob. She is awesome and I'm really looking forward to her being here (even if I don't use her help).
post #75 of 394
Glad they got their baby back, but I hope they can afford to get a lawyer who can put cps in their place so this kind of thing stops happening.
post #76 of 394
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Originally Posted by Tuckersmom
so my question is now what? cps's official story is that they took the baby because she was obviously ill and the parents were not going to take her to the hospital. they said she had ajundice and circulation issues. neither was true, but she did have a slight eye infection and thrush, so they took her to a foster family. so this has NOTHING to do with the uc right? yeah right.... so what do we protest? what do we say to the media? keeping in mind this is a fairly conservative town and most people do think uc is irresponsible...
I have ideas in terms of advocating UP/UC in general. I'll start another thread so we can start brainstorming!
post #77 of 394
I'm glad that the mother got her baby back, but I am livid that they signed an agreement saying she wouldn't breastfeed the baby anymore. It sounds like there is more going on, it's so confusing. It just doesn't all seem to add up right.

Crystal
post #78 of 394
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Originally Posted by faithhopelove
I'm glad that the mother got her baby back, but I am livid that they signed an agreement saying she wouldn't breastfeed the baby anymore.
Where does it say that?
post #79 of 394
Oh,my gosh----did I miss something?Did the family have to sign an agreement saying she wouldn't breastfeed anymore?:
post #80 of 394
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Originally Posted by Zamber
Where does it say that?
yeah, where does it say about not breastfeeding her baby anymore????!!!???
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