Medical kidnapping of children may be far more prevalent than anyone has realized. When Health Impact News launched MedicalKidnap.com in October of 2014, we believed that these stories were only a small fraction of the larger group of Child Protective Services cases where children were taken away from their families.
As we got deeper into our investigation, we realized that the problem was much more widespread than we ever could have imagined. We now know that medical issues are involved in at least half to as many as 80% of all the cases involving the removal of children from their homes.
The late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer may well have been the first to use the term ‘kidnapping’ in the context of the State taking children from their families.
In 2007, she published a scathing report entitled, “The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services.”
Senator Schaefer was a trail-blazer, speaking out for families who had been brutally ripped apart by the system at a time when there was very little public recognition of this threat to American families.
She championed the rights of parents, exposing deep corruption and problems within the system.
Pulling no punches, she referred to what she saw as “crimes against humanity for financial gain.”
She blasted the Clinton administration’s Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) as well as the earlier Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 (CAPTA). She called for the abolition of federal and state financial incentives for taking children:
Those [tax] dollars have turned CPS into a business that takes children and separates families for money.
See this article, and listen to her powerful speech that she gave at the 5th World Congress of Families in…