Last Wednesday police and Sacramento’s Child Protective Services (CPS) agents illegally stormed the home of Alex and Anna Nikolayev and stole their 5 month old baby, Sammy. All because the previous day the parents had taken Sammy from Sutter Memorial Hospital to gain a second opinion of their child’s condition.
CPS and Sacramento police showed up and took the Sammy into protective custody claiming “severe neglect.” Even though the day before the doctor had released Sammy into the parents care with no concerns as to his welfare or health and deemed him clinically safe to go home. The baby has since been transferred to Stanford and is scheduled for surgery.
At the Monday hearing, the court ruled the parents must follow all medical advice from now on, including not taking their child from Stanford without proper discharge.
The most disturbing part now about this story is that after the ‘lack of communication’ between law enforcement and CPS, a county social worker will make still need to make regular house visits to check on Sammy once he is returned home. So now they parents have been deemed ‘worthy’ they still think it necessary to baby sit them. Why doesn’t CPS use their resources on someone who really needs them? Sammy is in good hands, with decent, loving and watchful parents.