I hope you understand where I'm coming from. I'm a father to 6 children and a grandfather to 2 children. In my world, children are extremely vulnerable and must be protected from abuse from all factors, that includes some biological parents.
Because of my family's involvement with CPS, I have done intensive research on the subject for the last 3 years, virtually every waking moment. I've studied the subject and the laws. I've written proposed legislation for Pennsylvania and even got the Chairman of the Pa. House Committee on Children and Youth to schedule Hearings, which the dirtbag subsequently cancelled. And I still have a lot to learn.
In my opinion, for whatever it's worth, CPS is the BIGGEST abuser and destroyer of children and families this country has ever been exposed to. If you need some proof that what I'm saying is true, the following is the tip of the iceberg list of children who have been "protected" to death by CPS:
There is more proof that you can study, if you care to, on the home page of the LIFE website in the links section under Supporting Documentation:
I say it's the tip of the iceberg because it's only a list of what is known and not what is unknown and does not include the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of children who are missing nor does it include those who have been abused and exploited while under the watch of CPS nor does it include those who have aged out and have had their lives ruined by CPS. And I do not differentiate between children who have been taken from guilty or innocent parents.
Please understand that even when CPS reunifies children with their parents, they have already damaged them. The issue is even more emphatic when they have been needlessly taken in the first place.
I do not view CPS as a real protector of children of any kind. They are nothing but a racketeering organization designed to profit from the hides (and blood) of children. Whenever they do succeed in protecting children from abuse, it's not because they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart, it's because there's big profit to be made.
Please understand I'm not criticizing you in the least bit. I'm only trying to let you know about the reality of CPS and the foster "care" system in general, in case you're not aware. It does sound to me like you have your heart in the right place and if so, I do commend you for that, but I don't really know, this is after all, just a forum.