• Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care

    Drake Pardo (age four) was illegally taken from his family by Child Protective Services (CPS) on June 20. The Pardos are a Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) member family. THSC attorneys Chris Branson and Julie Jacobson are now representing the Pardos and are attempting to return Drake, a medically fragile child, back to his family. CPS first made contact with the family on June 7, leaving a business card on the family’s door. Two weeks later, after repeated attempts by the family and their attorney Chris Branson to obtain any information about the case, CPS suddenly declared an “emergency.” CPS first made contact with the family on June 7, leaving a business card on the family’s door. Two weeks later, after repeated attempts by the family and their attorney Chris Branson to obtain any information about the case, CPS suddenly declared an “emergency.” Two CPS caseworkers and four armed police officers arrived unannounced at the Pardo family’s home and took Drake, still refusing to give the family any information about the accusations against them. At the time of the removal, advocates from Family Rights Advocacy and the Parent Guidance Center were live on the phone, attempting to de-escalate the situation. In a rough cell phone video captured by the family, the Pardos remained calm but can be seen challenging the caseworker’s claim to a two-week delayed “emergency” and the decision to suddenly remove Drake. Drake’s father, Daniel, can be heard for several minutes attempting to keep Drake calm as he is placed into the police car and as he asks repeatedly why his father is not coming with him. On April 22, nearly two months prior to this horrific incident, the Pardos had filed an official complaint against the Children’s Hospital for the poor treatment of Drake by several of the hospital’s doctors. They informed the family that they would review the matter and resolve it within 45 days. On day 46, with the family still having heard nothing from the Children’s Hospital, CPS showed up at the family’s door with an affidavit signed by one of the hospital’s doctors.

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  • Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care

    This sounds so familiar. Our grandchildren were also taken by Texas CPS from their parents by police over 3 years ago. My prayers are with your family and Drake and hope that you can bring him home soon. I agree there should be a jury in these cases because the CPS Workers and judges (and likely some of the attorneys) are all in these situations together. From cases I've read about in Texas they make the most money in "adopting out" the children they wrongfully take, acting like it's in the best interest of the children when it's more than likely a matter of profit for them. I hope that the citizens of Texas can put an end to the corruption.

  • Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care

    What a heartbreaking display! It infuriated me to hear the caseworker tell the little boy to not be sad. They were ripping him from his family's home, and when it's time to return him, they will often say they have to do it gradually, so they don't traumatize the child by such an Abrupt change.


    We need to demand all removals being heard by a jury of peers. Coworkers shouldn't be signing off on these types of things, and that's exactly what judges are... Co-workers. They all work hand-in-hand and when one acts the other one gets paid somehow.