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Old 09-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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We're being prosecuted! **UPDATED** 11/24/09

Our son was born at home on 6/24, perfectly healthy. A few hours later, I blacked out a few times, so my midwife and husband decided to call 911, just to be on the safe side. I was already feeling better before they even called.

The EMTs that arrived were hostile toward us from the moment they walked in the door. They didn't even check on me. They took my baby from our home without our permission, and started searching through our garbage. They told me they WERE taking my baby to the hospital with or without my consent. I felt I had no choice but to comply with them since they said they's call CPS on us.

Long story short, they called CPS anyway, then pressed charges against us. My husband and I are both charged with child endangering. It's costing us $4000 for attorneys. My husband just had his hours reduced.

So #1 please pray that we win our case! Our next hearing is September 28th.

Also pray that we can raise money to cover our legal fees. Some groups are organizing fundraisers, please pray they will be successful! Otherwise we'll have to get the $4000 as a cash advance on our credit card at 20% interest.

Thank you!

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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praying for you and a quick process
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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Thats aweful. Why are they saying you endangered your child? Because of the homebirth?
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Praying for you and your situation.
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I am so sorry, Mama. Sending lots of prayers your way.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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Are you at least able to keep your baby with you?!

What. the. CRAP.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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WHAT?! You had a homebirth with a MIDWIFE...how is that child endangerment? Where are you (what state)? This is INSANE. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Absolutely unbelievable. Please research and know your rights as a parent. I'm sure your midwife will have a lot of valuable information and many resources for you to explore. I hope everything goes well. I really can't believe they are doing this. What pieces of crap.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #8
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I'll be praying for you. Is homebirth legal where you live?
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #9
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sending prayers everything turns out in your favor mama.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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what state are you in? what organizations have you contacted?

this is insane...i get so angry at CPS and ppl who do not understand home birth...

your MW should be invaluable re: what organizations will help you. i hope you are utilizing her and that she is working with you.

this is why people call me "paranoid"...its not paranoia if tehy are really out to get you though.

*huge cyber hugs(****** i am sooo sooo sorry this is happening to you.
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