CPS is Coming
SD16's grandfather called CPS. First a sheriff showed up. I happened to be there when he showed up. He asked to speak with SD and I told him she was at a track meet. He asked when she would be home and I told him her father would go get her in a couple of hours. I asked him if he wanted me to get her dad so he can speak with him and he said no he would try to catch SD later or another day.
The next day (yesterday) DH tells me a CPS worker had left their business card on the front door. I told him to call them back. He did and they told him they had gotten a report about some "concerns" in our home. He said he could meet with them after work the next day (today). They said they would call him in the morning to confirm.
Even though we have nothing to hide I don't like CPS. They are totally corrupt in our state. We have a 44% higher removal rate of children from their homes in our state over the rest of the US. They usually go after families who don't know the law and can't afford to hire someone to fight them. They take your kids for any reason and make things up to support their reasons. They don't follow due process. They allow hearsay as evidence. They can interview your child without your permission and without notifying you first. They take kids when imminent danger or threat does not exist and put them into a foster home where the chance of your child being abused increases 70%. You would think they would release your child to a family member but that family member has to be cleared first and they take their time. Meanwhile I've seen first hand how they will release your child temporarily to a non family member without clearing them first. Many of their rules you think are there to protect kids but they use it to take kids away from good homes. They get federal and state funding with each of them paying CPS based on how many kids put into foster care and adopted out. Reunification and keeping child in the home is last on their priorities when it should be first.