I have mentioned previously the authority held by CPS and similar organisations. This story illustrates it:
During the summer, many families take the opportunity to go on adventures or see the country. While the decisions over destinations, accommodations, and means of travel can be tedious, no one expects to have their children seized by Child Protective Services (CPS) over their vacation plans.
Unfortunately for one family, that’s exactly what happened. So, what type of vacation could cause such chaos? Camping. Yes, camping.
Camping trips are considered to be a wonderful bonding experience that people of all ages enjoy. It is an American tradition, can even be considered a right of passage, and is as American as apple pie. Therefore, it should be no surprise that it’s a summertime vacation favorite for many American families.
But what happened to one family in Michigan, when they made the decision as a family to camp for the summer, will leave you in shock. They quickly discovered camping was not a vacation our “friendly” government approved for them to do.
According to Off The Grid News, Christopher and Antonia Hernandez were looking forward to enjoying the summer with their children on the property they were considering buying. Unfortunately, on May 19 — just nine days into their dream summer — the Otsego County sheriff deputies and a CPS official took their children away.
The Hernandez family told Off The Grid News that the court documents criticized the family for not having electricity or a water source. However, the family had a generator on the property and had purchased passes to shower and bathe at a nearby state park.
The five allegations CPS made, according to the official court document, were:
- The family was not in a “stable living environment.”
- The family had no electricity or water source and was using kerosene as a means of heat.
- The children were playing in the woods, cared for by a 15-year-old.
- The youngest child had a diaper rash.
- The 17-year-old girl, who has Cerebral Palsy, was cold.
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That’s where things are heading.