• Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Max and Justine Gibbs were blessed with their second child on February 15th, 2014 in Lexington Park, Maryland. When their daughter was 8 weeks old, Max noticed her leg was swollen. With Justine being a nurse, they trusted the medical profession and believed that they would provide assistance to their daughter. Hospital test results showed 3 ribs and one femur were fractured in their daughter. The questioning of abuse began and the Gibbs described the questioning as an interrogation. Maintaining his innocence, Max was arrested on 2 counts of child abuse and 2 counts of assault. Max had never been in trouble with the law, he was terrified and couldn’t believe what was happening. Max and Justine took matters into their own hands and started researching. Justine went through testing and was diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This type of EDS is classified as loose joints and chronic joint pain, a connective tissue disorder. Believing their daughter to also have EDS, the Gibbs requested that she see a geneticist. The judge will not clear Max of all charges until the geneticist sees their daughter, and talks to the CPS abuse specialist. Although the doctor has contacted the abuse specialist, not just by phone several times but additionally by email, the abuse specialist has not returned any communication. The abuse specialist is now stating, according to the Gibbs family, that she does not have to abide by the court order and speak to the doctor. So their daughter still remains unseen by the geneticist, even though there is a court order in place, as CPS plans to adopt out both children.

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  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    It makes me scared to even have kids because of cps.. What do I have to do put my kid in a bubble.. If my kid is as clumsy as I am I'm in real trouble... If heshe falls and breaks their arm.. They get to take himher away.. That is so messed up what gives them the right to do that.. Maybe they should go on youtube and watch those remember videos about kids who have died because cps didn't see any signs of abuse.. Children who are beating to death, 9 month baby girls getting raped there's a little boy who was burned, starved and had his finger nails riped out by his moms boyfriend he died because he's moms boyfriend couldn't stand to hear him cry. maybe cps should have their mistakes thrown in their faces but of course they leave the children who actually need the help in their homes and take all the kids that are loved.. Wow cps because of you the children death rate will go up and parents well keep killing themselfs how can you sleep at night knowing that ..
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Dependency court is completely unfair in every way. It is rigged against anyone coming in who believes that justice will prevail. We should have juries before we take away children from their parents. How can a punishment, such as taking away your children, be meted out to someone not even PROVEN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT of having committed a crime? In Dependency court, there are no criminal safeguards. They don't even have to prove that anything happened. They only have to flip a coin and decide by preponderance of evidence, i.e. 51% sure, that the child was abused. They can then take the child away from parents, while at the same time bypassing the normal requirement for the imposition of punishment, that a crime should be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Dear Gibbs Family, I'm so sorry this is happening to you. I'll give you the same advice I gave to another family. Go see a reputable polygrapher ASAP. Before the 24th if possible. The results cannot be used in court, but they can be used for negotiation. Also, your children should be given to your parents, if that is possible. Grandparents have priority rights when children are taken from parents, even temporarily. Check the codes in your state. Contact Dr. Ayoub. He is an expert in infant bone diseases. Don't let them terminate your parental rights! Make sure you have an actual court hearing on whether or not CPS "made reasonable efforts" to reunify your family. My experience is that they NEVER do, yet the court, as a matter of routine, "finds" that reasonable efforts have been made. They are supposed to have an evidentiary HEARING on this specific matter. Don't let them get away with NOT showing how they "made reasonable efforts." I guarantee you that they have not. If they did, they would have placed your children with your parents essentially immediately. We are all in this together.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Actually, it's the fact that the children have been raised right and that makes them more adoptable. They get money for adopting children outof the system. To get money, they have to have more adoptable children.
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    Please hang in there Gibbs family and fight the good fight of faith. Truth prevails and you will be victorious not victims. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Diana Bell and family.😇 ❤💙💚💛💜
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Thanks for letting us know. The number has been updated to (202) 225-4131 for Congressman Hoyer.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    The phone number for Steny Hoyer goes to a fax machine. Please correct this.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    IF CPS won't allow every test possible on this child to determine what is going on, that now make CPS the abuser?
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    These lazy people do not even go after the real child abusers. children are physically, mentally, and sexually abused every day.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    CPS won't let the baby be tested. They have refused to take her to the doctor.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    My family has been going through something similar for over a year. I can feel this families pain because it is the same pain that I live with daily. My family is broken and I have no trust towards the Virginia CPS. My prayers are with you Gibbs Family.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    This is so sad. There are so many stories you hear of abusive parents that are left unchecked even after CPS is called. They seem so lazy when it comes to people actually abusing their kids but a family that obviously loves and cares for their child is dragged through the mud. This is aweful. Not only are they tearing a family apart they are refusing to give the child the medical treatment they need. Just let them have the doctor examine the baby. What harm could that cause? Just making the people accusing and refusing treatment to look like fools. Swallow your pride CPS and let this family help their child.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    They won't take children that are abused, but children that have medical issues and accidents that are not negligence are stripped from their homes. The reality is children fall, they get her and sometimes they have genetic issues that can't be found easily. This is horrific--this poor baby has been taken from a loving home and a Father smeared for trying to get medical help.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    I might be stepping over my toes here, but it sounds like the court is looking for money. Horrible and Sad situation!
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    It is all about money. Everyone down the chain gets money. the social worker got money for the removal, the state gets federal money for the foster care and more if any of the children are deemed special needs or medically needy. then if the social worker is successful with the termination of rights there will be another bonus for the adoption. The court also gets money. The government needs to stop the incentive for ripping families apart and start giving incentive for keeping families together. I pray for this family.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    This happened to my Husband and I when our youngest was 1yr old. He fell and it was just the weird way he landed that caused his arm to be fractured. We had no idea the trouble that could come of this. We didn't break his arm, we love our children, they are huge gifts from the Lord. I never in a million yrs. thought they would accuse me of breaking it, these people are supposed to be the good guys, right? We were at the ER and next thing I know CPS is there wanting to "talk" to me. I talked honestly to the lady, I told her we are Christians and Homeschool, we love our children etc...I started to get a little uncomfortable when she said she needed to take a formal statement and talk to my older son alone etc... I still had no idea the havoc these people could create and I said, what if I refuse, just out of curiosity. She preceded to tell me they would get a court order then it would look like I was guilty, at that point I started to realize she thinks I broke it. I called my Husband, he left work early and came over to the ER. Fast forward a couple hours and social worker has a court order to remove both our boys because they are in immediate danger. They had them for 2 days, I don't know where, and we had to pay out the nose for one of the best Lawyers in our rural area. It was an absolute nightmare, our finances where ruined for a couple of years, and ANY faith we had in the Government is gone. I'm just thankful we got them back after 2 days, I wonder what would happen to a family that couldn't get a lawyer. I'm still afraid of the power this corrupt arm of the Gov. has. I am not so naïve now, I know they aren't in the best interest of the children, they aren't to be trusted and know your rights. Another thing I noticed was the social worker seemed to just be on this huge ego power trip, she really seemed to enjoy the devastation she was causing. She was still trying to throw accusations even after the judge ruled our boys be returned to us immediately. I'm really praying for all the parents on here that have been bullied into this nightmare. It's been 8yrs now, but the name CPS still makes me very scared.
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    To the Gibs family and friends let us remember who Jesus is and what He does concerning His children. Act 20:24 none of these things shall move us . God shall vindicate your blessed no weapons formed against you shall prosper and all false tongues that rises up against you are condemned says the Lord wait on the Lord Minister Slade Love you family
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    Makes your heart break to think how all this feels for these parents ! I cannot imagine what they are going through, and the intensity of the CPS in every state seems so completely out of control - are they just fluffing up their own importance, do they not have hearts, why would they do this to a little family ? It has to be the 'get fees from government scheme'. I hate the thought of over-zealous, full-of-their-own-importance meddlers in families' lives - and they don't even think they have to listen to the medical specialists ? These people should be FIRED and/or SUED for damage to these families' lives.
  • Maryland Father Accused of Abuse over Broken Bones – Both Children Removed from Home of Loving Parents

    The parents should also have the child tested for Osteogenesis Imperfecta..aka, Brittle Bones Disease. My son has mutations in some of the same genetic markers that cause EDS but has OI. The OI foundation has attorneys that will help families accused of abuse when there is questionable medical diagnosis. They have helped many many families in this situation. Please seek out their assistance and keep hope.