For a year now my family has been under attack by Child Protective Services. Last May, someone accused us of abuse and a CPS worker showed up in our driveway. Without identifying herself as to who she was, or showing any papers of any kind; she wanted to get into our house and see our daughter. My husband told her no but said that if she came back with the proper papers we would let her in. She left, then came back about an hr later with a state cop and some paper from the local court house. She came into our house with the cop and told me that my husband and I were not cooperating so she was going to be taking my daughter and putting her into a foster home. She took my daughter and my whole word crash down around before me.
They examine my daughter for abuse and found none. They asked my daughter questions and she told them nothing that would point to abuse. When I heard of this I thought well that should be the end of it. They looked her over, no abuse was found, that should be the end. But no. Even though no evidence of abuse was found, they still believe she was abused. So they kept her. My in-laws contacted them requesting that my daughter be allowed to live with them instead of a foster home. The CPS people lied claiming that my in-laws showed no interest in my daughter. Though numerous letters and phone calls were made by them. My husband and myself had to take parenting classes and two psych exams. Their own psych exam person said that my daughter should be return to us. Now I am being told that unless I get a legal separation from my husband, and live on my own, that my daughter will not be return to me. As they still without any evidence at all, believe that my husband abused my daughter. I can assure you that neither I nor my husband, nor anyone else abused my daughter. She has always been this happy, laughing, little girl. They are now pointing fingers at my father in law, a 75 year old man who is a born again Christian; accusing him of abuse. I have no ideal how I am going to be able to separate from my husband whom I love and have been married for going on 16 years. Find a job, find an apartment, and live on my own. I can not help but ask why did God allow this to happen? Why are these people being allowed to destroy a loving, Christian, family? All my crying out to God and they still have my daughter! Sometimes I can not help but question if God really cares about what happens to me. I don't know what to do anymore.