Originally Posted by mwherbs
They consider vaccinations, birth place and breastfeeding parent's lifestyle choices and not in their realm unless there is some other form of obvious abuse going on.
No, this is a very false statment.
As a woman of age fifty, the mother of four, the second mother to nine, and a credentialed teacher of thirty years experience, you are so very wrong!
I am in Los Angeles, California. I posted my experience over on the vax boards, and I will mention it here.
I asked my DH and DD to watch my then one year old so I could shower. As I showered, I heard a crash and my baby scream. I ran naked out of the shower to my baby's aid; blood was everywhere; he had fallen and something had fallen on him and hit him on his face. I dressed quickly and drove to the ER. I looked a wreck, but my only concern was for my baby.
The ER doctor never looked at my baby.
He only asked questions about how well he ate (he was still breastfed, which I was afraid to admit to) and whether he was up-to-date on his vaccinations (I said that he was fully taken care of - as far as I was concerned he was).
DS was wearing a cloth diaper that needed changing after a while; no one would help me with a new diaper - my requests were ignored.
I was soon surrounded by seven police officers (where are they when you really need them?), blocking the doors and looking suspiciously at me. One of the officers called me a "pig and a whore"; the report that was written was a pack of lies. I reported each of the officers to Internal Affairs and nothing came of it.
I left ten hours later, without any care given to my son, and a bill for $1,500.00 which I refused to pay.
I went to my own children's dentist the next day.
I reported to the State Board Of Medical Quality Assurance the MD - Dr. Benedon - for his omission in providing care at the ER, and nothing came of that. Apparently, I am the only person who is guilty in this case, guilty for seeking help from those who could care less.
Six months later, I got a call from CPS to set up a a home visit. If I was such a terrible threat to the welfare of my DS, why does it take them six months to check in on a "bitch" like me? She arrived without identification and threatened to call the police (again!?) if I did not let her in. After she came in, she made a glowing report, which I asked for a copy of, a request she refused.
I have had many encounters since, none of which negates this horrific event...
CPS should be abolished. They help no one. Child Abuse is largely a myth.
I complained many times about the abuse I suffered from my alcoholic mother, and I was told to shut up and be grateful I had a mom...so I did.