This is stunning and I think there is more to this story. We were in a four year battle to obtain custody of my then three yo niece. Her mother, not married but living with the father was killed in a car accident. The father had a criminal record of drugs, theft, weapons charges and assault with a deadly weapon. At the time of her death there was a warrant for his arrest. He was never employed, had a dishonorable discharge as well as a diagnosed mental illness. There was evidence of child sexual abuse of his other child by a previous marriage.
The county we lived in did everything they could to reunite him with this child. ( In the best interest of the child) Everything, including lying and falsifying evidence. We eventually gained permanent custody but it was a long climb up. Incidentally, twenty-five years later he is in prison for first degree murder, serving a life sentence........we were right.
This is unlike any child protective service I have ever heard of.
There is. The hospital and the state kidnappers made a major booboo and now the girl is probably going to die.
They want to cover this up so they don't get sued from Boston to Timbuktu and back again.
This is, after all, the state that has "lost track" of over 100 children.
They are all the same and their screwy mission to keep children with horrible parents is consistent.
In some states there is financial incentive for CPS to take and keep children. If they return children the caseload goes down, and funding goes down.