Books about CPS and Fostering

Books (with Amazon review):

“Child Protection/Abduction Services: The Modern Mafia: Federally Financed Perjury, Fraud, “Kidnapping, and Child Drugging for Profit” by Dr. Eric D. Keefer
Corruption abounds, the system created to protect, assist, and enable children and families is now their worst enemy. Bribery has been legalized. Kick-backs and pay-offs don’t create conflict of interests, they take the children from innocent families and the pay-offs with impunity. They act and take actions with no regard for the constitutions of the states or the nation. “All Men are equal before the law” was written for a reason, decided for a reason, and part of our legal system for a reason. It is time that “we the people” and the workers inside the CPS-DFCS and “Family Court” system are again…equal before the law.

“Wounded Innocents” by Richard Wexler
The war against child abuse has become a war against children. Every year, hundreds of children die, thousands more are forced to live with strangers, and countless American families are torn apart. This is called a “child-protection system.”
While the problem of child abuse is serious and real, journalist Richard Wexler charges that our solutions to the problem have actually made it worse – in fact, hurting the very children that they were intended to help.
Wexler reinforces his arguments with horrifying descriptions of children summarily removed from their homes, of families shattered because of false reports, and of children whose parents are guilty of nothing more than poverty being thrust into the maelstrom of the chaotic foster-care program. He writes of severly abused children – those needing the most help – whose cases are ignored because the system diverts scarce resources to trivial or unfounded cases, and who are reinjured, sometimes fatally after their plight has been called to the attention of authorities.
Wounded Innocents illustrates how well-meaning efforts to help children have gone terribly wrong and how the current child-protection system desperately needs to be replaced with one that offers real help and real hope to abused and neglected children.

“The Child Abuse Industry” by Mary Pride
Mary Pride has written an insightful and prophetic book on the agenda of many who work behind a cover of child advocate while breaking up families and making the state into surrogate parents, much the way Hitler did.
She made the strong point in her book that those who make themselves out to be self-styled “child advocates” turn out to be the real child abusers. ate.
All who claim to be “child advocates” in today’s climate of child abuse hysteria should be considered suspect since any well-adjusted person is by common sense interested in the nurture and admonition of children.
Those who claim to be protectors too loudly may have other agendas which are hidden even unto themselves.

“Out of Control – Who’s Watching our Child Protection Agencies” by Brenda Scott
If you have children this book may save your family. This book may change the way you deal with your family doctor, your child’s school, and who you allow into your home. No, I am not paranoid, but there are too many cases documented here of individual rights being trampled, due process ignored, and families destroyed by bureaucracies that are not concerned with what is just. You may also be left with a cynical view of our adversarial legal system -family services workers assert that ‘a declaration of innocence is a sign of guilt’. Let’s just bind their hands and throw them in the river -you know the rest.
Left unanswered is the secondary question of how family services organizations became dominated by so many wrong-headed people, and how our tax money came to fund them. Are they really so deluded that they think they are doing good, or is there a New World political agenda driving them? Why do prosecutors go along with them? Why do police departments make arrests based on little or no evidence? There are a few good people in these organizations but I am afraid they have been intimidated into silence. Fixing this problem will take politicians willing to fight the tide of it-takes-a-village political correctness. How did it ever get this bad?

“The Emperor’s New Clothes: Why Child Protective Services Don’t Work” Margaret Holbrook
This book describes, through case histories and analysis, how child protective services, specifically the Division of Youth and Family Services in New Jersey, actually harm children and their families, and suggests remedies.

“Memoirs of a Baby Stealer: Lessons I’ve Learned as a Foster Mother” by Mary Callahan
Mary Callahan never planned on writing a book about her experiences as a foster parent. She had only one goal as a parent, to help the children in her care. But as she learned their stories, it became painfully clear that the Child Welfare System had no sincere regard for the welfare of children. Callahan realized the only way to truly help the children was to tell their stories.
Written from the unique perspective of a foster parent, Memoirs of a Baby Stealer chronicles Callahan’s experiences with five foster children, shedding light on the inadequacies of the Child Welfare System in this country. As the author explains, “They are taking kids from places that aren’t that bad, putting them in places that aren’t that good, and completely ignoring the bond that exists between parent and child.”

“Legally Kidnapped” by Carlos Morales
The Case Against Child Protective Services Child Protective Services Whistleblower, Carlos Morales, exposes the dangerous tactics and overt corruption that he witnessed as a CPS investigator. Through keen insight, analysis, war stories, and interviews with attorneys & judges, Carlos Morales speaks truth to power in this shocking book. Unlike anything ever published, he breaks down exactly what families should do to protect themselves from this monolithic agency that has destroyed the lives of children & parents. Parents across the country have already used his legal recommendations and saved not only thousands of dollars on lawyer fees, but also protected the future of their family. It is imperative that people understand Child Protective Services in order to save their families, and this book accomplishes that in a gripping and thought provoking manner.

Fostered Adult Children Together, On The Bridge To Healing . . . Will we ever get over it?: Former Foster Children Share Their Stories by Carol Lucas
F.A.C.T. (Fostered Adult Children Together) is a support group for former foster children. It is based on Ten Stepping Stones and the Bridge to Healing. Will we ever get over it? That question is what this book is all about. The stories that the author and other former foster children shared in this book should help answer that question, for themselves and other former, current, and future foster children. Although there are only sixty-one stories in this book, there could be millions. These stories are dedicated as a voice to the unheard millions. The purpose of the foster care system is to provide a safe haven for children without one, helping them to cross the bridge from foster care to aging out, but sadly the bridge leads to nowhere. Many former foster children end up homeless, dumpster diving for food, on drugs, incarcerated, at worst in body bags, at best, living on the fringes of life. F.A.C.T. is for former foster children who are tired of being angry, ashamed, and alone, and choose to walk a new path, sharing their experience, strength, and hope while building a bridge to healing. Carol’s foster care experience led her to form F.A.C.T. and write this book. She had an early education in the school of hard knocks and later graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with very high honors. She resides in Michigan with her husband Larry. This book is also available as an e-book and other resources can be found at


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