WHAT DO I DO? WHY ARE THEY HERE?!?
If you didn’t answer the door for CPS – I COMMEND YOU! But what happens now? Well, I can assure you they will be back. Unless they have real evidence that a child is in imminent danger of physical harm or death, most likely they cannot obtain a warrant. However, they may commit perjury to do so. They may come back with the police but if they are knocking, they do not have a warrant therefore, not enough evidence. The police will just be an intimidation tactic and/or protection for the CPS workers. So you don’t have to answer the door then either. If you choose to not open the door, you can either ignore them or speak to them through a security screen door or the window.
If you decide to ignore them, be aware of your household noises. So if your children are playing outside, if you just had a visitor show up and CPS surely saw them enter your home, if your kids are running around the house making all kinds of noise, if the phone rings while they are at the door and they hear it ring and answered, if you have a fireplace and there is smoke coming out of it, if you have a dog that barks at the door and you call the dog off and it stops barking (when people are not home, most dogs continue to bark and bark as long as there is someone at the door). If the TV is loud and then all of a sudden the volume turned down, if you have a sneezing attack, or any other obvious sign that you are home, you are taking a risk that they will interpret your actions to mean that you are hiding something and/or that your lack of answering the door means the child is in imminent danger.
If you decide to speak to them through a security door or window, give them your phone number and tell them to call and make an appointment because now is not a good time. Tell them someone has a highly infectious disease, they for sure won’t want to come it. But they will probably want to know who, if there are children exposed to it and why aren’t they at the hospital. But, feel free to be creative. You could also deny you are the person they want to speak to by saying that you just moved in yesterday. They don’t ask for ID when they are at the door. I don’t believe they ever ask for ID during an investigation.
If you are home and the kids are taking a nap, you probably can get away with not answering the door if the house is relatively quiet. If it is ever questioned, you can say that you were cleaning with the vacuum on, chilling out back with your headphones on, you were in the shower, out gardening in the backyard or taking a nap.
OTHER LOCATIONS OF STATE-RUN CHILD ABDUCTIONS:
What you also have to worry about is CPS going to your child(ren)’s school. Every employee in the school district fully cooperates with CPS and will not hesitate to allow them access to your child and thus violate your child’s rights and your right to be present. Children are often detained from their parents at their school. What I would do is write a Declaration of Non-Authorization, get it notarized and provide it to the school administration. Make sure you speak to the office staff, the counselors and the Principals, explaining to them what your Non-Authorization is about. Simply write something like:
I, Jackie Nosmakey, hereby restrict Safe Haven School District and Safe Haven Elementary School Superintendents, Directors, Administrators, Clerks, Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers and other school staff, including volunteers and visitors, from allowing anyone representing Social Services, including Police Officers, to speak to my child, Angelle Nosmakey, without my express written consent and/or without my presence and the presence of the child’s attorney from Law Offices of Joe Justice.
Date: Signed: Printed Name:
Relation to the child:
Witnessed by: (notary seal and signature)
Acknowlegement and acceptance of Non-Authorization
Date: Principal’s Signature: Printed Name:
Date: Child’s Counselors Signature: Printed Name: