Young couple in my Church [strange story]

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  1. Jeremiah2911

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    I've had a very strange situation happen and I'm struggling to figure it out.....back in July on a Sunday afternoon [opening evening of Bible School], a young lady [never met her before] 6 months pregnant walked 1.5 miles in extremely hot/humid weather to come to Church, not knowing about VBS or anything....this is a long story so please bear with me.....someone came downstairs and said I probably needed to talk to her, and said she acted a little disoriented--I hate to say but I figured she was wanting money or something like that as that type of thing happens once in a while--anyhow, this wasn't the case at all, as she spoke how she had been trying to get ahold of me etc--I walked in the office and, sure enough, there were a couple messages on the machine I hadn't seen and, in them, she was very distraught wanting to talk to someone.....I immediately had her come into the office with me and one of the deacons.....she had left her husband [abuse] and was just extremely distraught about things she had done in the past etc--anyhow I tried to comfort her with Scripture and we calmed her, and as we were there about an hour or so, I asked her if she had ever been saved--she said no, and I said well, don't you think that would be important? She prayed and accepted Jesus , came back the next night, and we met with her again and I asked her what she thought happened the night before, and she said, I feel like I've been washed out with lye soap! AMEN! I'm going to make this very long story a little shorter--in the process of time, she and her husband reconciled, we've done some counseling as they want to get married again in a Church this time--she has issues but her Mom is amazed at how she has changed!

    Well the day came [Nov. 18] and she had her baby! Healthy 8 pound beautiful little girl.....I went to the hospital to visit and when I walked in there are 2 young ladies there, and I wasn't sure I was in the right room, but I was and immediately the young Mom said this is our Pastor--will you talk to him? She [the Mom] told me this is CPS--the lady from CPS said well, do I have permission to talk with him? And that's when I said OK, what is CPS--of course I didn't know, but its Child Protective Services......The reason they were there was supposedly because the Moms blood had something in it--but they had figured out it was Tylenol w/Codeine [prescribed to her], so all is well, right?

    Well an hour before they were supposed to go home, the nurses come and get the baby and say they have to check its vitals.....an hour comes and goes and they go to see about the baby and thats when one of the nurses said they weren't going to get their baby because they had found the tylenol w/codeine and 2 alkaline batteries [for their camera] in a pillow case [all her husband had to carry some stuff home in] and they accused them of hiding drugs! CPS had made this decision on what I've just told you, and they didn't even give them any paperwork, just basically--go home without the baby, its not yours anymore!

    Now here's where it gets weirder--they are trying frantically Monday morning to figure out what they can do legally, trying to find out where the baby is, etc....can't get hold of the lawyer yet cause he's out of town, no one calls to tell them anything....Tuesday, a case worker calls and informs them they are in trouble, because they missed the hearing about their baby earlier in the day!! No one told them there was any hearing or anything else!!!! They are in trouble for missing a hearing they knew nothing about!!!!!!!!!

    It honestly sounds like this agency is trying to steal this baby!! I'm not a conspiracy nut, but this is crazy!! Of course the parents are beside themselves and all of us are praying for them, and I'd appreciate your prayers for them as well--God knows who they are--please pray for God's grace to overwhelm them until this situation is resolved, as we trust the truth will win out....God bless you for praying
     
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    This happens everyday in America. CPS has no other agency policing them. It's a free for all. Yes they are trying to steal the baby. The more cases they can get, the more money is alloted to the agency. Right or wrong, they get paid if they get more "victims" in the system. Not all CPS agencies are like this, but google it and see the horror stories and you will understand.
     
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    Unbelievable, will be praying for this young couple.
     
  4. Jeremiah2911

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    Wow thank you for the info--[was afraid that might be the case] it is so sad that there are govt agencies that "thrive" on family dysfunction! I guess if everyone straightened up, they wouldn't have a job! I feel so sorry for these 2....thanks for prayers PnS
     
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    Thank you brother
     
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    Prayers here also.
     
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    Seriously? Contact the news and see if they will take up the charge. Get a lawyer for them. SOMETHING is wrong!!!!
     
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    Thank you all for your prayers, P4T and Ann....Ann in response, they are doing everything legal possible--I say that knowing that somehow there was a hearing they didn't know anything about, but their lawyer is out of town--being the holiday week the process is going to be slowed....I've been told CPS has real authority and I've been told it may take 6 mos to get the baby back! They really need divine intervention at this point.....God bless all for prayers
     
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    "Seriously? Contact the news and see if they will take up the charge. Get a lawyer for them. SOMETHING is wrong!!!!"

    Yes you would think that such an outrage would garner attention. Not so. Par for the course. CPS does have authority, almost as much as police. Once they get a foot in your door, they can take your kids on a whim. The holidays are especially busy for them because courts are closed, and they know it. Indiana has an especially nasty group. Google them and you will see. Of course they do some good, but how they get there is amazing.
     
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    Praying for a miracle!
     
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    Praying here. Unbelievable.
     
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    I [and the parents] appreciate all your prayers jil and abc and all--they are going to see the CPS worker who "pulled the trigger" on this situation sometime this week....also they will be meeting again with their lawyer tmrrw.....again the main prayer is that God would overwhelm them with His grace so this situation can get resolved ASAP......will update when applicable....God bless
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. It's not an unfamiliar story at all, unfortunately. They can and do have the "power" to do this to families, and in most cases I've heard about, they tend to take the baby on a Friday, leaving the parents with no way to contact anyone in the agency or the courts, then the parents magically remain uninformed of the emergency hearing Monday or the next day and bam! CPS just managed to convince the judge that the parents don't care because they didn't show up. Of course, a backdated copy of the letter telling the parents, provided by CPS, will be proof enough that the parents are lying.

    It's messed up and terrible. In reality, it's called KIDNAPPING. I'll pray she gets a lawyer, and fast.

    Please be aware that she does need a lawyer. The government has pretty endless resources. Her lawyer needs to NOT be in the same county or at least make sure that if they are in the county, they are on your side and do not and have not worked for CPS because many do, and you don't want a lawyer who is afraid to tick off a group he works for. Kinda like biting the hand that feeds you.
     
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    Jeremiah, please keep us updated about this situation when you hear anything.
     
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    BINGO! You hit this right on the nose--they took the baby on Saturday and the hearing was Tues morning [the week of Thanksgiving btw]--the Mom and Dad spent all day Monday trying to figure out what in the world they could do....then found out after the fact about the hearing, but they have been diligent and.....
    I came back here to give some good news! The Mom texted me yesterday and said that they have a home inspection Thursday [tomorrow] and, if all goes well, they will have the baby on Friday! [Dec. 9]! Please pray all goes well....thank you all so much for the prayers--we had heard it might be 6 months before they get the baby back--I'll let you all know what happens Friday! God bless....SW
     
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    Well, good news! I guess we just as well say that because you can't change what happened yesterday or 3 weeks ago! They got the Baby back on Friday, the 9th.....there were some things that they hadn't told me that cropped up on the report [even longer story:)] that was taken to court, but most of it was exaggerated--this couple and the baby still needs prayers; nonetheless, we got to see the baby in Church this morning! Thank you all so much for your prayers and I know they'll need them yet! God bless
     
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    Glad to hear the good news.
     
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    We are very happy about this, and we thank God for answered prayer.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    PTL! And we will continue to pray with you!
     

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