Hey all... www.fightcps.com Here is a great site for issues concerning DCYF/CPS etc. I read Quail Antwerps dilemma and while I am happy that things turned out well and they got a good social worker, there are just as many families who could have been torn apart. I wish I was exaggerating but children are much more likely to be molested/abused/die in foster care than in the hands of their parents. (APOLOGIES to any foster parents out there... I know you have a hard job to do and many do it well. I am referring to the sad fact of the children's statistics) I have seen a four year old taken from his married, loving, biological parents for NO OTHER REASON than they are "goth" (but child appropriate) A clean house was set as a return condition and a social worker dropped by at 8 PM- and saw dishes in the sink. Parental rights were terminated within 4 months. This occurred in Minnesota. Meanwhile, in my county, a man just got a YEAR for beating a three year old girl so severely she had to have part of her skull removed. There are so many childless, urban, young social workers out there making parenting judgements- it's not hard to see how a child that has chicken poo on a shoe could be judged as "living in filth" when in reality he was just gathering eggs that morning. SO read, be aware, don;t let CPS in without a warrant and NEVER sign a "service plan"- this is just a voluntary admission you need CPS's help.