Medical kidnapping happens when the state takes children away from their parents due to medical disagreements between physicians and parents and puts them into foster care. Medical kidnapping cases involving child protection services is a huge story that the mainstream media won’t touch. Judges, lawyers, government employees, and even parents are involved in crimes against our nation’s children. This is not idle speculation.
“People, who live the United States, face the daunting prospects of having any of their children under the age of 18, taken away due to an undeserved medical bureaucracy. A coalition of inept doctors, social workers, law enforcement agents, and Children’s Protective Services, sees many good and law-abiding parents lose their children on a mere whim,” wrote J.S. von Dacre, an Investigative Journalist of the International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping.
Merely visiting a hospital emergency room with a child’s physical complaint can wind up with parental charges of neglect and abuse. For the child’s own safety, we are told, removal from the parents and home environment is critical.
Certainly, in some cases, children really are being abused at home and need official intervention to make it stop. But there are many cases where, for all intents and purposes, children have been ripped away from their families and placed with relatives (where they create an added financial burden) or in foster care.
Parents in the U.S. no longer control healthcare decisions for their children under the age of 18. That power is now held by doctors, social workers, law enforcement agents, and Children’s Protective Services employees, many of whom are overworked and underpaid.
The truth is some child protection services engage in illegal and reprehensible child trafficking. One study found that more than 28% of New York children are abused while in “the system.” The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) revealed that “of the more than 18,500 endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016, one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking.”
Tammi Stefano, Health Impact News Editor for the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, said:
“The minute you call child protection services, you can rest assured that the investigation will not be done properly. Chances are the child will not be protected.”
Molly McGrath Tierney, former Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, claimed in a TEDx Talk about the foster care industry that “child welfare is an industry, and industries are self-protecting ecosystems.”
“Think about it,” she continued. “The only time the federal government pays me is when I take somebody’s kid.”
In a recent story making news headlines, after the parents of a 3-year-old boy named Noah decided to try natural remedies and refused to continue chemotherapy to treat their boy’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, the doctors alerted local police.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that said “the parents failed to bring in the child to a medically necessary hospital procedure” and “have further refused to follow up with the life saving medical care the child needs.”
The child, who was with his parents in Kentucky, was “believed to be missing and endangered.” Police heightened the sense of impending danger by adding that “the father is potentially armed.” Finally, the police made sure everyone knew that the parents’ behavior was against the law:
“The parents have possible criminal child neglect charges pending.”
The parents were charged and jailed. They testified in court on August 19 but it did no good. The judge ruled that Noah’s maternal grandmother take custody of him.
On September 9, a Florida judge ruled that Noah, now 4 years old, must remain in the custody of his grandparents. The new “devastated” both parents, according to their lawyer, Brooke Elvington, who spoke for many when she said:
“Noah belongs at home with his parents.”
Attorney Beth Alison Maloney wrote a book titled Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD about “the battle it took to have her son properly diagnosed and treated for the simple strep infection that caused his “mental” illness.” Now, she crusades for the rights of parents and their children.
Sammy’s behavior changed the summer before he began sixth grade. The normal, healthy boy from Maine began to walk and eat with his eyes closed, spurned bathing, raged, slithered against walls, and touched light switches, doorknobs, and faucets with his limbs instead of his hands.
After years of fighting the medical establishment that said Sammy suffered from OCD and, later, Tourette syndrome, his mother found doctors who helped her prove that her son’s mental disorder had been caused by an infection and was both treatable and curable.
The story of Kayla (10) and Hannah 12) Diegel is equally unsettling. The sisters have the congenital disorder glycosylation – CDG – which required feeding tubes that bypass the stomach. During treatment, the parents were notified by the clinic that their girls were being transferred to another facility, Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) Special Needs Clinic.
The parents were given the run-around by several doctors at PCH who were hiding the fact that the sisters had been enrolled in a drug trial without their parents’ knowledge or consent. After the suspicious mother read her kids’ medical records which listed the medications the girls were receiving, she filed paperwork requesting a transfer of care to a different doctor.
A few weeks later, on April 2014, the hospital intervened and conspired with Child Protective Services CPS to take custody of the children from their parents.