Rev. Rosemary Dalton at age 19 and her husband at the age of 17 took their 2 year old son to the hospital like any normal parent would when they noticed something wrong with their child. The following story is fact, and gives a clear picture of what could happen on any given day, time, or place when a mandated reporter makes that call to CPS forcing a parent into the beginning of their own personal nightmare.
At the time Rev. Rosemary took her son to St Vincent DePaul hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri she had two children; her son two and her other child 9 months; her child was complaining of his arm hurting and they could not touch it. Upon getting to the hospital Rev. Rosemary (not ordained yet) found out that her 2 year old son had a fractured arm. Upon the finding the fracture, the hospital called CPS, however; after informing the mother there was no investigation there was no calling the police; there was nothing, they just admitted the child to the hospital and told Rosemary she could not see her son, and that she had to “leave” the hospital and had her escorted off the hospital property. It can happen to you. Your child can be taken away, when you take them in, for medical care.