July 10, 2019; Silver Bulletin e-News; Child Protective Services can be a positive instrument of government when children truly need protection, such as when children have been found living in “horder” conditions of filth, or have been chained, caged, and starved. Undoubtedly there have been many cases where CPS can do good, but they can also be a danger to home and family. The fact is as with all government agencies, it’s not unusual for CPS to overreach its lawfully mandated authority, …especially in the case of families who home school their children or may have valid concerns about mandated mainstream medical treatment of themselves and their children. Following is a recent case I just read about in Kaufman County Texas involving the Pardo Family and their son Drake which is posted on the Texas Home School Coalition website (thsc.org). Please read this story and help them if you are able. These overreaching government agency corporation abuses and intrusions into our and our family’s healthcare must be stopped. —Ben Taylor, President- Utopia Silver Supplements, Utopia Texas
CPS Doubles Down Despite Hospital Saying Concerns Are Resolved
CPS has attempted to justify the removal based on an affidavit provided to them by Dr. Dakil, who works for Children’s. The affidavit expressed “concern” over whether the Pardo family’s detailing of Drake’s medical symptoms was accurate.
At the meeting, CPS dug in their heels on the illegal removal of Drake despite Children’s Medical Center Dallas stating that the hospital’s concerns had been resolved after the conversation with Drake’s parents. At the June 27 meeting, two things became impossibly clear:
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas had not reviewed all of Drake’s important medical documents.
- Everyone in the room knew that no emergency had ever existed to justify Drake’s removal, but CPS would not back down.
Dr. Dakil, who originally reported the Pardo family to CPS, expressed two main concerns during the meeting. First, that she doubted the family’s claim that Drake has autism. Upon seeing a copy of Drake’s letter of diagnosis from another doctor, Dr. Dakil stated that she had “not seen” the record before. Second, Dr. Dakil expressed doubt about Drake’s need for a feeding tube, which Children’s had originally suggested. The Pardo family and the doctors came to an agreement on the best future course of action for Drake.
The family and the doctors concluded that clear communication between the parties would resolve the medical concerns raised by Children’s. Although she had originally filed the CPS report, Dr. Dakil also stated that she was surprised when CPS decided to remove Drake from his home.
Upon hearing that both the family and the doctors had agreed on the best solution for Drake’s medical care, CPS still refused to return Drake. It is now impossibly clear that no emergency ever existed to justify taking Drake. When forced to choose between admitting an egregious error or keeping Drake away from his family to save face, CPS chose the latter.
The family is currently scheduled to appear in court on July 2, at which point the judge will hopefully require Drake be returned to his family.
The hearing will take place at 9 a.m. in the 422nd District Court, located at 100 W. Mulberry, Kaufman, TX 75142. THSC is encouraging families to attend the hearing in support of Drake and the Pardos.
The Pardo family is in a battle to save Drake from the very state agency built to protect him. Apparently, CPS was unable to stomach the prospect of admitting an error and preferred instead to save face at the expense of a four-year-old boy and his family.
Please pray for this family.THSC has launched a campaign to raise $50,000 to help #BringDrakeHome.
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