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Child Abuse

Parent: Md. fails to protect child harmed at day care

Parent: Md. fails to protect child harmed at day care

Who protects our children? Maybe it is not something, as parents, we regularly think about or really worry about until we are thrown into a situation and we have to come to the realization that, horrifyingly, the answer is no one.

At least that is what I have learned after what happened to my son last year.

At the end of April, I received a phone call while at work that no parent wants to ever receive: my child was badly hurt at his day care. My husband and I immediately left work and spent the next 12 hours in two different hospital emergency rooms. Our 21-month-old, sweet, little boy suffered a broken femur and was placed in a spica cast. A spica cast is an immobilizing cast...

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