Earlier this week I posted about the Nikolayev family. Anna and Alex Nikolayev, in Sacramento, took their infant son Sammy from Sutter to Kaiser in search of a second opinion when the doctor at Sutter told them he needed surgery.
CPS subsequently assaulted Mr. Nikolayev, entered the Nikolayev home without permission, and took Sammy into custody. He was held in “protective custody” at…Sutter Memorial Hospital. Decidedly sketchy.
Mr. and Mrs. Nikolayev were subjected to a court hearing to prove to a judge that they were not “severely neglecting” their son. (Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?) They were then allowed to have Sammy back, but only conditionally. Sammy was to be taken to Stanford children’s hospital for evaluation, and the parents would not be allowed to take him from Stanford without a medical discharge.
Victory, right? I mean, the parents got their son back.
Not so much. Parents’ rights have been trampled on.
The Nikolayevs were not deemed fit to have custody of their child. They were given a court mandate and social workers will be checking in on the family to make sure Sammy is “safe.”
The court did not uphold the right of Mr. and Mrs. Nikolayev to make their own decision on the best way to care for their child. They granted Mr. and Mrs. Nikolayev permission to keep custody of their child as long as they follow the court’s orders and allow government officials to spy on them.
Parents don’t have rights to their children anymore, only permission from the government until a busybody official decides to revoke it.
News Articles: “Nikolayev family happy to be reunited with baby boy, but worried about future CPS visits” – News10 on ABC “Nikolayev family relieved to have baby Sammy home after CPS took custody” – the Examiner