My Confession: I'm a CPS Investigator. Update in red
Since being a part of this group I wonder if the mother comes onto Cafemom to bitch about me and the system after I leave her home. I have to say I am pretty fair when it comes to my job but CPS is tough to deal with no matter how great your parenting is, so I get it. I do feel bad for a lot of the parents I have to investigate. Many times it is a pissed off neighbor or a divorce situation where the allegations are false and were only made out of revenge. People abuse the system way too much.
You can ask me questions if you want. I will answer them if I can, but keep in mind that all laws are not the same in every State. I will also be leaving in a few minutes to take my oldest son to the doctor.
Ok, back from the doctor. My poor baby has strep. I am going to try to answer everyone's responses but, whew, there are a lot. I am only on page 2.
I am on page 11 and am now going to make my family dinner. I will be back later to answer some more. I really will try to respond to all the questions. I have to say I am pretty impressed with how everyone is responding. No one is being really nasty or fighting with each other. I am surprised since this is such a hot topic. Keep up the good work ladies
I'm back for a few but now my younger son is sick so I will be going to the dr again today :-(
Update 4:15 both my sons have strep. I am beginning to feel like crap myself. My husband just got rear ended on his way home from work. I will continue when I feel a little better. There are some people who are really asking some serious questions about their lives and I want to make sure I answer them appropriately.
***there are some Anons being VERY rude to other posters. I want to make it clear it is not me. Sometimes it is hard to tell when everyone is quoting one another. I understand some people are saying mean things about the system. I get it. I am not going to respond back in a rude way.