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A heartbroken couple is left with so many unanswered questions after law enforcement and child protective services unlawfully entered their home and removed their 2-week-old baby that was home birthed.
We hear about babies being switched at birth, but a Dallas couple says that the listed parents of their newborn daughter was switched on court documents, resulting in their baby being taken away from them by child protective services.
This is a heart-wrenching situation for any parent to experience. The Jacksons are loving parents who are fighting for their newborn daughter, Mila, who was “unlawfully taken” by Child Protective Services. All they want is to be reunited with their child.
According to the family’s midwife, Mila’s condition is treatable and preventable. The Jacksons were willing to treat their daughter’s jaundice at home with the help of their midwife, but the pediatrician, Dr. Anand Bhatt, disagreed with their approach. Instead of respecting the parents’ wishes, Dr. Bhatt threatened to call CPS if they didn’t take Mila to the hospital for treatment.
Unfortunately, the situation escalated, and CPS removed Mila from her parents’ care, citing concerns for her well-being. However, the Jacksons assert that their daughter was taken unlawfully, and the CPS court affidavit even identified Mila’s mother as a woman with a criminal history of child neglect, which was entirely false.
The Jacksons’ case is set to be heard on April 20, and we implore the court to return Mila to her loving parents. It is crucial to remember that the Jacksons’ decision to care for their daughter at home does not make them neglectful parents. They cared for their child in a way they believed was best for her. It is essential that parents have the right to make informed decisions about their child’s healthcare without fear of legal repercussions.
The court needs to take a closer look at this case and reunite the Jackson family with their daughter. After all, there is nothing more precious than the love between a parent and their child.