In Connecticut, there has been no case law that has been decided for a parent's rights except for Shay vs. Rossi in which the outcome was settlement.
However, if you look at the following link Connecticut Foster Care Statistics, you will notice that the majority of reasons that children are pulled in Connecticut are because of the vague category of neglect, medical needs not met, psychological abuse. In other words, because parents are poor. Once placed in the foster care system, in order for Connecticut to inherit their block grant and other bonuses, they must keep the child in the system for at least nine months. This leads to the next fleecing of parents which is "the best interests of the child" which empowers a judge to terminate the parental rights merely because of the amount of time the child has been, in many cases, wrongfully removed. Too many times, it is delayed by CPS itself so they can assure their monetary status quo. This termination can be done without any probable cause, without a trial by a jury of their peers, without the right to discovery to construct a defense. It, many times, is based on hearsay statements made by one social worker. A social worker who has pressure over their head to not be sued.
Not to make the appropriate decision but to protect their own head whether the child is truly in danger or not. Although this is called "erring on the side of the child" it becomes a license to destroy a happy, emotionally fit child into a damaged article, released into society with little or nothing after the abuses suffered in foster care.
We firmly believe that true child abuse needs to be addressed and that children need protection, but what we have here is a 12 billion dollar CP$ Industry that is used by our government to make money at the cost of any child in our state of Connecticut (or insert state here). The time to act to assert our Parental Rights has come. The American family is the rock on which all society is built. To begin to systematically destroy it will only bring the current societal ills we are beginning to see before us.
*The posts made in this blog are of our opinion only* Without Prejudice UCC 1-207