"Children's own families are the single most powerful agent for ensuring their healthy development. 'Removing children from their families for any but the most compelling reasons breaks the critical bond children needed to develop their basic personal and social identities.'"
Tex. Gen. Laws 102 (1997), mandates that the Child Protective Services “shall not contradict the fundamental rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children.”
Tex. Gen. Laws 1225 (1997): “No state agency may adopt rules or policies or take any other action which violates the fundamental right and duty of parents to direct the upbringing of the parents’ child.”