Parents of a five-month-old baby are going through hell right now in Sacramento. Anna Nikolayev and Alex Nikolayev have lost custody of their baby after CPS took him away. Why did CPS remove the child? Because the parents wanted a second opinion prior to signing off on major surgery.
The baby, Sammy Nikolayev, was at Sutter Memorial Hospital being treated for regular flu-like symptoms. The hospital eventually started pushing for heart surgery — and that’s when the parents said they wanted a second opinion.
While getting a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, police showed up. However, they were told that the baby was fine and so the cops left the scene. A doctor even wrote a note saying that the baby was safe.
Unfortunately, the next day everything changed. CPS and the police showed up at the family’s home and forcefully removed the baby from his mother’s arms. Anna Nikolayev had no choice but to hand over Sammy Nikolayev.
Since then, they’ve only been allowed a one-hour visit with their baby. On Monday, the couple heads to court and will try to regain custody of their baby.
We should hope this case isn’t as terrible as it sounds right now. CPS and the police shouldn’t get involved when parents simply want to find the best care for their child. That’s ridiculous.
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