It is the one of the scariest things that a parent can ever experience. There is a knock on the door. Someone says, "I am a social worker from Child Protective Services. We got a call and I need to see your children." It happens every day in every state all across America. Social workers, alone or accompanied by police, show up to homes and to hospital rooms without a court order or warrant. There is no emergency circumstance where a child's life is in danger in the time it would take for them to get a court order or warrant signed by a judge, as provided for in the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As terrifying as this is, what if the person on the doorstep is not even a social worker? What if they are a kidnapper posing as a social worker? This happened to a mother in New York recently. Ashley Bradley posted her story on Facebook, and the post went viral. If she had not known her rights, she could easily have fallen prey to a scheme to kidnap her 9-month old baby.

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