Yes, I added that ? mark intentionally. CPS does not protect children, but rather they take children from loving homes and destroy lives! Whats more is that they give out confidential information to people that don't need to know it, but they are caring for your children. Ha! I just don't get it! Does CPS have a finders fee for new foster families? I'm sure they must! I know that they collect $80 grand per kid per year and the foster family only receives a pittance of that. I have a friend who has her children being kept from her by CPS and she has done everything that she has been asked in order for her to get her kids back, and then some! Her 2 year old was hurt by a guy that kept coming over to her house after she broke up with her boyfriend. Daycare reported it and CPS took the kids. She was told that after the investigation she would get the kids back as long as she took a drug test and filed a restraining order. She did all that and more. She even did a somewhat overnight move because he continued to harrass her by phone and in person. She moved to another city about 15 miles away and did not tell any friends so that he could not find her. She has been taking drug tests. The first was positive because she was on pain medication called vicadan. All the rest were negative but she had 3 tests in a row at TASC and the middle one was positive for meth. Meth stays in your body/urine for 3-5 days after you take it. It was not in the first test or the last test of the 3. Only the middle one. How can that be? My friend is not using anything! She wants her kids back more than anything in the world! These people have a false positive test! It was either intentional or a mistake, but it was wrong! Now she has not had a test in a week. The CPS investigator who kidnapped her kids from her has been telling everything to the foster mom. They are like bosom buddies and lifelong friends! There is no reson for her to be telling anyone outside of her office these personal things! Want to know the real kicker? The person she is telling is the sister of my friend. She has the children. The visits are held at CPS, so there is no reason for her sister to know! Her sister and she have never gotten along. Everything in life that happens that is bad, she automatically blames my friend. A house is robbed, she blames my friend. car stolen? She blames her for that as well! This sister gets all this private information a week to 3 weeks before my friend even knows about it, and it is her life! One final note to this. My friends sister and her husband have no children and they had not considered being foster parents before, but now they are going through the ropes and classes in order to get their license to be paid for this time with my friends children. The classes will take another 6 months or so. The investigator from CPS told my friend that she would get her kids back in 4-6 weeks. That was 3 weeks ago! Her sister told her she does not know anything about 4-6 weeks. I have a theory. They are keeping the kids long enough to get her sister/husband to be foster parents and once they are licensed they will continue. Everyone knows how hard up CPS is for foster care now. These are beautiful, loving children that love their family very much, including mommy! They are told that they cannot cry when they see anyone in their family or they won't have any more visits, or they will be cut short. Now the kids are being brainwashed and becoming cold and distant to all family members! This CPS woman needs to be fired for lying and giving out personal and confidential info about clients! Unless it is pertinent it is not neccessary to tell any caregiver any personal info about the parents.