First of all, to everyone: I work with kids with disabilites and/or developmental delays and in the course of that, I do work with families who also have CPS involved. Ive never known them to bring LEO's with them.But IM sure in some cases they might. And yes, Ive seen people lose thier kids over petty little things. A single mom who left her nine yr old and 16 yr old alone for a few hours between school being out and her getting home from work. "Lack of adequate supervision". Now, when I was 16 people paid me to babysit thier kids. Ive seen kids taken for SUSPICION of drugs, only going home months later after the parents PASSED seven or eight tests (CPS does not give up, once they take the kids, they want to prove they were right). ANd Ive seen toddlers with nightmares and kids acting out in foster care taken as "proof" of abuse when in fact, its proof of the grief and trauma they are going through having been ripped from thier parents.
I suggested everyone read "Wounded Innocents" by Richard Wexlar. You will not believe the stories in there and you will see CPS as the enemy. I had a nephew get taken from my sister when he was three, because her infant died and she had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized, so instead of therapy or anything, CPS swooped in and took her two older children, they let her mother (not mine, we are half sister, same dad) take her oldest, white child but put the three year old mixed boy in fostercare. When I called and BEGGED them to do a homestudy and let me take him, I was told no because he needed to be "with his own kind". So to this day, instead of family, he has remained in fostercare. If I had the money to fight the system I would have, but I didnt. I have a friend right now that CPS took her niece (for good reason) and placed with her, but now that they have terminated rights, they want to take the child from her and let someone else adopt. Her sister signed away her parental rights and no one ever told them that her sister could have signed her rights directly to my friend so that she would have the child and cps would HAVE to back out, because if you put your child with a responsible adult, then they are no longer consider in any danger and therefore not a cps case.
I know there are a lot of fosterparents out there who really have a heart for children and want to help them, but there are also those out there for their own reason and just as Ive seen loving fosterhomes (and yes, sometimes better than what kids who were really abused came out of), I have also kids removed for no good reason and placed with hateful people who treated them like crap and badmouthed thier parents in front of them. I saw a foster mom badmouth the parents the moment the cps worker dropped the two year old back off after a visit and proceed to take everything the mom had sent to the child and throw it in the trash.
Having read and seen what I have, I am TERRIFIED of CPS and they are the main reason I hide the fact that I am EBF and cosleeping.
Whew, sorry, ya'll shouldnt put that soapbox out there, I cant reisist it!!
NOw, to the OP: I would call the sherrifs dept back, because they were "probally" drug enforcement wouldnt be good enough for me. I want to know WHO came to my home and WHY....because even if family services takes leo's WITH them, where was family services? And you said you dont really have neighbors or visitors, so who called? I would just want to make sure it wasnt two guys posing as officers to scope out defensless women. Maybe they were just drug dealers looking for a methlab to raid for themselves? Who knows. But I would definately not feel safe until I verified for a fact it WAS the sherrifs dept. Just my two cents.