Parents Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse Struggle to Get Kids Back
The Daily Beast
Most people hear about the failure of child-protective services only when they don't act fast enough and children die. But the opposite problem—when children are removed from their homes in error—rarely makes the news, even though it happens startlingly often. In 2010, nearly 40 percent of children who had been removed from their homes—more than 85,000 children that year—were later returned with no finding of abuse or neglect, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.