Idaho Parents Say Child Protective Services Kidnapped Their Child

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Marissa and Levi Anderson said their 10-month-old son Cyrus was “medically kidnapped” after Marissa canceled a medical appointment for him. Cyrus became ill in early March and was taken by his parents to St. Luke’s Pediatric Center but was released a week later after the doctors ran multiple tests. On March 11, when Marissa canceled a weigh-in appointment with Dr. Aaron Dykstra because she felt sick, Dr. Dykstra called Child Protective Services (CPS) and reported “child endangerment.” Local police followed the family to a gas station where they forcefully took Cyrus from his mother’s arms.