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Fox 9 News - FPF Reunites Mother Amanda with Son!

Family Preservation Foundation wins inaugural legal battle!

Judge sides with Minnesota mom Amanda Weber after months-long battle with Child Protection Services (CPS). The founder of the organization Dwight Mitchell is pleased with the Judges ruling, but the fight against CPS is far from over.

In fact, it’s just the beginning for the Family Preservation Foundation after a four-month battle that founder Dwight Mitchell says never should have happened. Now, he’s fighting for change, hoping it starts with the case of Amanda Weber.

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SpeechlessMN: Trial Win, Amanda Weber with Dwight Mitchell of Family Preservation Foundation

After 4-months of legal battle, Family Preservation Foundation won its inaugural trial against Minnesota Child Protection Services on September 11, 2018 when the judge returned Amanda Weber’s son after removing him from her care when he was 10-months old based on disinformation.

Family Preservation Foundation is a public interest legal aid organization dedicated to the idea of rescuing children from unwarranted and unconstitutional seizure, forced parental separation, family preservation, family first ideology, and restoring the respect for children’s rights on the constitutionality of the preservation of the family unit.


Press Conference: Amanda Weber & Dwight Mitchell - Trial Win for Family Preservation Foundation

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Family Preservation Foundation’s celebrates inaugural trial case win when Judge returns wrongly-taken son from innocent mother Amanda Weber.

Seventh Judicial Court Judge Leonard Weiler sent Amanda Weber’s 1-year-old son back into her arms, after dismissing false charges of medical neglect against the Little Falls, Minnesota, mother after 4-months of separation. The Judge ruled that disinformation had been used to as it relates to the allegations against Ms. Weber.

Dwight Mitchell, Executive Director and founder of Family Preservation Foundation, along with the organization’s attorney Erick Kaardal and parent representatives are extremely pleased with the outcome.

A long overdue justice has been realized.


Real News with David Knight Interviews Guest Dwight Mitchell of Family Preservation Foundation

ALERT: The Real Story Behind CPS Kidnapping.

David Knight Interviews Dwight Mitchell the founder of Family Preservation Foundation and the parental rights group "Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children".

A Minnesota association of parents who are suing the State of Minnesota in federal court over statutes the association feels are unconstitutional, vague, overbroad and not narrowly defined to justify the unnecessary removal of children from the family home and custody of their parents.


Speechless Minnesota: Guest Dwight Mitchell of Family Preservation Foundation

In a stunning interview, Tim Kinley speaks with Dwight Mitchell who explains his run in with Minnesota Child Protection Services of Dakota County.

Dwight had a child legally kidnapped from by CPS and wasn't returned to him for 22 months with all charges dropped.

We explore his story and how and why the courts and CPS kept this parental alienation going for such a long time.

Dwight Mitchell is the founder of Family Preservation Foundation and the parental rights group "Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping Children".

The associations forged out of necessity in 2017 to defend the rights of children that were being traumatized by the government due to forced family separation.

Everyone, especially the less fortunate, were being unwittingly and unconstitutionally caught in the clutches of child protection services when there was no harm to their children because of unconstitutionally vague, overbroad and not narrowly defined statutes which are affecting children’s and parent’s rights alike.


ABC 5 News - Association Files Injunction To Immediately Close Minnesota Child Protection Services

(ST. PAUL, Minn. (KSTP) - A group is calling for a federal court to shut down Child Protective Services after claiming the agency takes children away from parents without due process.

Family Preservation Foundation and their parental rights group “Stop Child Protective Services from Legally Kidnapping Children” filed a motion Tuesday for a permanent injunction to immediately close CPS. Dwight Mitchell the organizations founder, called the agency’s practices unconstitutional, vague and overly broad.


Fox 9 News - Dwight Mitchell and Minnesota Parents Call For Shutdown Of Child Protective Services

(ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A group is calling for a federal court to shut down Child Protective Services after claiming the agency takes children away from parents without due process.

Family Preservation Foundation and their parental rights group “Stop Child Protective Services from Legally Kidnapping Children” filed a motion Tuesday for a permanent injunction to immediately close CPS, calling the agency’s practices unconstitutional.

wight Mitchell, who created the group, is on a crusade to stop what he calls “legal kidnappings.” He says his son was taken unfairly from him for 22 months. Mitchell says these stories may be hard to believe, but they are not uncommon at all.

“Our phones have not stopped ringing and our email inboxes are overflowing,” said Mitchell. “Our association had 250 members we have now grown to 1,265 in less than 30 days.”

Ten-month-old Zayvion has been away from Amanda Weber, his mother, in foster care for just over a week. The ordeal started when Weber took her son to the hospital with a cough. The doctor deemed him stable and notes show the diagnosis was, in fact, a cough. However, the recommendation was that the patient should have stayed. Weber took him home.

“After waiting, I had asked to leave because I wanted to put my kids to bed and I had my three-year-old with me and I asked if there was anything else that had to be done,” said Weber. “They said ‘No, there was no other testing or anything that needed to be done.’”

In a couple of days, police were at her door and took Zayvion to the doctor.

“She checked him out, all his vitals were stable,” she said. “They already had a foster parent in the room , in the room to remove my son before they ever proved … before they ever proved there was an emergency situation.”

Mitchell says he believes it all comes down to money.

“[CPS] can’t even start collecting the money until the child is taken out of the home, put into foster care, then they can start billing a minimum of one social worker a month and one supervisor a month per child,” he said.

Weber says she’s now a part of Mitchell’s crusade. Her first mission is to get her son back, then she’s ready to fight for all the others.

“I need to share my story and if I need to share it a hundred times, a thousand times – I will,” she said.



ABC 6 News - Child Protection Federal Lawsuit Interview Erick Kaardal & Dwight Mitchell

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- We are following up today on that lawsuit filed by a group of parents at the state capitol last month who say Minnesota child protection services is doing more harm than good in some cases.

Dwight Mitchell said three children were taken from him because of a single spanking incident. After months of fighting a system that he claims wrongfully overreached its authority, he won his case and had his children returned. Now being joined by many other parents who allege the state's protection laws are unconstitutionally broad and vague.

Mitchell filed a civil rights lawsuit saying the current statutes in Minnesota are triggering unnecessary investigations and putting children at risk for wrongfully being removed from their homes.

"You have to show harm to the child to permanently terminate parental rights otherwise the government shouldn't be involved," said Erick Kaardal.

On Tuesday, Mitchell's attorney, Erick Kaardal, filed the official injunction where they are seeking to have the Department of Human Services and the laws used in child protective cases changed.

Over 50 signatures were added in the last six weeks where parents reported similar claims as Mitchell.

"We were a little bit overwhelmed from all of the victims that stepped forward," said Kaardal.

Mitchell, his foundation, Family Preservation Foundation, and the organizations parental group, "Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping Children" said they want to see changes in laws they deem unconstitutional.


Fox 9 News - Lawsuit targets Child Protection Services, alleging 'legal kidnapping'

(KMSP) - A new federal lawsuit targets Minnesota's Child Protection Services and child protection laws.

The suit alleges that CPS triggers unnecessary investigations and puts children at risk of being removed from their home based only on allegations. Dwight Mitchell said two CPS psychologists said he was fit to parent and that CPS was ordered by several judges to reunify him with his 11-year-old son.

But instead, CPS tried to terminate his parental rights all together. CPS eventually dismissed the case and returned his son to him.

Mitchell has started a nonprofit called Family Preservation Foundation and the parental rights group “Stop CPS from Legally Kidnapping Children.” While his case focuses on the actions of Dakota County CPS, it’s happening in many counties - in part because state laws allow them to.

“If we have vague and ambiguous statutes that authorize child protection to seize those kids, single fit parents, then the government ends up raising the child, and we all know the government is horrible at raising children,” attorney Erick Kaardal said.

In the lawsuit, there are many demands, including jury trials for all termination of parental rights proceedings and defense attorneys for people who cannot afford one.

State Senator Andrew Mathews said he will also begin working on legislation to tighten things up here on a local level.


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