Medical condition mistaken for bruises, mom says child taken from day care by CPS without notice

Medical condition mistaken for bruises, mom says child taken from day care by CPS without notice

From the day baby Isabelle was born, Taylor Adams was in love.

She’s just 6 months old, and at such a young age, Isabelle and her mom went through something no loving family wants to go through.

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“I ended up receiving a phone call on my way out from CPS in Sauk County just questioning me about bruises on my daughter’s body,” Adams said.

But what she had to explain was the marks on her daughter.

“Well these aren’t bruises, I know exactly what you’re talking about. They’re Mongolian Spots,” she said.

It’s hard to see through pictures, but the slightly discolored spots on baby Isabelle’s skin are a common trait for bi-racial babies, and they typically go away by age 5.

According to Adams, Learning on Linden Day Care was doing a rash check when they noticed the spots. They grew concerned and called Child Protective Services.

“So I wasn’t going to be able to pick up my daughter that day, all over something they didn’t even question me about. They didn’t contact me. I’m three blocks away from the day care. The police department, the sheriff’s department didn’t stop by my job to question me. They didn’t make any sort of contact and that was upsetting,” Adams said.

CPS came to her home to investigate and question her, and requested medical documentation from her doctor.

“Her doctor provided documents that they are in fact Mongolian Spots and everything was handled and case is closed,” she said.

The case may be closed, but she says this is a feeling they can’t take back.

“I was crying on the way home. I was crying on the phone with them the entire time. It’s almost embarrassing, too, to get accusations like that regarding a child that you care for on a daily basis. I was pretty hurt,” Adams said.

Adams says she pulled her daughter out of daycare.

CPS and the day care staff did not comment when we reached out to them.