Maryland ‘Free-Range’ Kids Taken Into Custody Again By Child Protective Services

The Maryland parents accused of “unsubstantiated” child neglect for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children walk the neighborhood without an adult had to retrieve their kids from child protective services late Sunday night after they were picked up again by police.

The children of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, who consider themselves “free range” parents, were taken into custody by Montgomery County police at a Silver Spring park about 5 p.m. and turned over to the CPS agency, The Washington Post reported.

Mrs. Meitiv said the children were expected to be home from the park at 6 p.m., but when they didn’t show up, she and her husband began looking for them.

“We have been searching for the kids for hours,” the mother wrote on Facebook.