Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a “well-meaning” couple, members of her oldest son’s former youth group, didn’t think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire.
Has it really gotten to the point where a mother cannot get sick without risking losing her children to the State?
The children were returned after a few days, because the removal on July 7, 2015, was reportedly illegal. However, the family is terrified because the CPS involvement opened the door to a long list of “services” ordered by the court – services which threaten to rip the family apart.
Family and friends consider these services to be invasive, unnecessary, and excessive.
However, if they fail to comply with these services, they risk their children being removed from their home again and placed into foster care. They are walking on eggshells as they desperately try to comply with the demands of the state – demands that some of their friends say “strip them of their parental rights.”
According to Claire, “they are trying to come after our homeschooling as they cannot find any reason for removal.”
Not only is their homeschooling under fire, but the social workers allegedly want her to discontinue breastfeeding their 3 month old baby.
They also have to find a house to move to, and move, by August 8, because a police officer who accompanied the social worker decided to phone the Rembis’ landlord and allegedly accused them of violating their lease. They received the eviction notice the day after the children were seized. When no lease violations were found, the landlord reportedly decided not to renew their lease. They still have to move.
During the course of Claire’s 3 day hospital stay, William Rembis, Sr., reports that there were two occasions during which he was at the hospital with his wife, and the baby was with him both times. He had no concerns about the ability of his older children to care for the younger children.
However, Marshall and Patty Parker, members of the church where the oldest of the children, Will, 16, formerly attended, did not believe that a non-adult could handle caring for that many children, as they testified in their affidavits submitted to the court. After allegedly coming by the house to bring food, they called CPS on the family.
Patty Parker: “The children are left at home alone and although the eldest is 16, being in charge of children as young as 2 and as many as 9 children is well beyond his capabilities.”
Will spoke with Medical Kidnap about the allegations. He believes that the accusations could be retaliation against him because he stopped attending that church, where he previously held a leadership position.
Absolutely, these "God Fearing" idiots who think they are better than others should have kept out of others business. This is the problem with people like the Parkers, busy bodies who deserve to be criticized in public for their perverted actions.
These people aren't God fearing they are playing the part. It's like that old ranch owner commercial saying, "string 'em up it'll teach 'em a lesson" meanwhile thinking himself a proper Christian. God fearing people would not cause this family to have to deal with a overbearing force of government assholes.
To these people, the government is their god. They are not true followers of JESUS CHRIST.
Oren, I am with you on this!
If these Parkers were actually Christians, they could have just checked up on the children and bring them some home cooked food. Obviously, they are just a couple of vicious busybodies. I agree with you Oren. They should sue those two pieces of garbage. Texas DPS should mind their own business. There's no evidence of abuse but they seem to want to make their formerly good lives miserable. @#$% them. Enough of these Nazis.
I carried a Cross around the country and spoke in four or five churches, camp meetings, tent revivals a week for most of that time. Most people worship the government, not the one true GOD.
I chose home education for my children. They need to call HSLDA NOW! They will take them and get the state off their backs! www.hslda.org It cost me $8 dollars a month and they have come to my aid several times I had "well meaning neighbors" call. I don't know why everyone feels so threatened when a parent actually takes the time to parent their children and teach them at home. I am a product of the public school system and there is no way I would ever allow a child of mine back in that system.
Exactly! Can't have children actually learning about the Founding Fathers, American history, being independent...
Some one find them a house out of Plano quick.And we thought churches were a place of safety.Thank god I got out when the gettin was good.Please leave your churches and never praise god in a place of worship.Use god in your own home and live with-in the bible.But NEVER attend any brain washing church.Can you say Jim Jones?
churches are not bad, It is the people that that you attend with. Most of the non evangelical churches embrace the government over reach because of the age of the people in the church,elderly tend to be more respectful of Government. I am see government as the cause for all our problems. The south will have to rise again to protect our beliefs.