Texas Department of Family and Protective Services hold the responsibility of ensuring that children are protected from neglect and abuse throughout the state of Texas. Other states have similar departments. We need these services to look out for children that can't look out for themselves. But have you ever heard of a child being taken from their parents because they were too concerned about the child's medical care?
In a bizarre case in Boston, Massachusetts, a 15-year-old girl has been restricted from her parents by a hospital. The reason: The parents disagreed with her diagnosis. The hospital has taken over custody, and visitation is only granted to the parents one hour a week, with an additional two phone calls.