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There is a delicate balance between taking a child from a loving family and knowing when to remove that kid from a dangerous home. Joining Don Hudson to talk about parental rights and state custody is Darcy Van Orden, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Utah, and Katie Perkins, mother who had her parental rights terminated.
Mother shares experience with termination of parental rights
Updated: 1:24 pm | Published: 10:30 am
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - There is a delicate balance between taking a child from a loving family and knowing when to remove that kid from a dangerous home. Recently, Jennifer and Brandon Stark from Carbon County had their parental rights terminated. Their DCFS investigation began with an anonymous allegation of drug use, although neither of them had a criminal history.
All four of their children were taken by DCFS when Brandon coincidentally stopped by to drop off rent money after a judge ordered that he was not allowed to live at the house. A judge ruled against Jenny's request to give custody to her sister and their parental rights were fully terminated on October 18th.
With no signs of abuse or neglect and positive testimonies from witnesses, the ruling in the Stark family's case leaves the public questioning its justification. The couple will give their final farewell to their four children on Tuesday. DCFS will only give them 30 minutes to say goodbye for life.
Darcy Van Orden, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Utah, and Katie Perkins, a mother who had her parental rights terminated, joined Angie Larsen and Don Hudson live in Good Morning Utah's studio Monday to discuss the process and analyze the reasoning of parental rights and state custody.
I left a nice comment on that story-
We are very pleased to see the problem with how CPS operates receive some exposure.
CPS operates malfeasantly, are well known to utilize perjury and fabrication of evidence, and they have immunity from prosecution. The courts that hear these cases are unconstitutional courts of NO Due Process. See What Happens in the Fog to learn more about that-
We are very pleased with Darcy Van Orden, and are highly impressed with the depth of her knowledge of the issues.
This is a much larger problem than people realize- until it happens to their own family.
People who want to learn more, or HOW TO FIGHT CPS are welcome to come visit American Family Rights Association
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