*UPDATE 2013 - Read Entire Character Reference to Social Services by my former best friend, Jennifer Mason of PersonhoodUSA - This was BEFORE I knew she was part of a conspiracy to have my children taken away by LYING about us being a child abusers.
"Has anyone considered calling CPS for investigation? It's just an investigation and if they're not hitting the child than they have absolutely nothing to worry about, right?"
Right. Absolutely nothing. Except the fact that undoubtedly others will see the people show up. Rumors will begin. Add to that the fact that some CPS offices have financial incentives to seize children which can bias representatives in some cases. Add to that the hassle that the parents get as they answer legal summons for hearings (which can also contribute to rumors about them starting in the work place.) Add to that the damage done to a child being pulled away from his parent. Add to that the fact that exonerations are never as well publicized or accepted as allegations.
Don't get me wrong. I am not in favor of child abuse and certainly not on the side of abusers. But if you think that filing a report of suspicion is something to be taken lightly, you might want to reconsider the harm to the family that this action can cause if you are wrong. And in my opinion, filing such a report anonomously is both an act of bullying and cowardice."