The dream child protection services took your child away from you with no due process, and you must have felt terrified and helpless. This disturbing dream should serve as a cautionary tale, suggesting that our current way of life may be flawed. Rather than letting ourselves be paralyzed by worry over the future, we should instead focus on the many reasons why we have nothing to fear. If you're feeling emotionally and physically exhausted from caring for them, this dream may come true.
Perhaps this is your subconscious mind's way of protecting you from actually becoming one of the unappreciative parents whose kids grow up to have it rough because their parents didn't put in the effort to show them enough love and attention. Our children are the most precious gift in our lives, and we must take care of ourselves so that we can repay them in kind. Your dreams are your subconscious trying to tell you something scary is going on. You can relax; they won't hurt you.
If you have to watch as an ex-spouse has your children taken away by the court, it's likely that things are tense between you two.
If social workers entered your dream, it would behoove you to look out for the welfare of others. Dreaming that you are being evaluated or interviewed can provide insight into how to handle difficult situations from your youth and jog your memory. Having a dream about working in child protection services can represent one's core values, or it can indicate the return of long-forgotten memories.
Maybe you've lost something significant to you spiritually. Some families have problems because their kids don't spend enough time with their parents because they're always working or doing chores instead of playing together as they should. People don't want to slow down because they don't feel like they can do anything useful for themselves or their loved ones in their spare time. Instead, they feel fearful about what will happen when there is no longer any task that needs to be done.
Fighting in court to keep your kids in a dream is a warning that you'll soon have to make some tough choices. Judging oneself and being judged by others are constants in life, just like the Justice card in tarot. Indicative of a lack of confidence in one's own reliability is a partner's legal attempt to gain custody of the couple's children. If you have dreams in which you commit a crime, it may be time to mature. Similarly, if you dreamed you were surrounded by children, it could mean that you need to act more responsibly and stop acting like a child. For the time being, let's focus on the psychological side of things.
The future can be glimpsed in one's dreams. Dream interpretation in the modern era is typically delivered from a psychological perspective, in contrast to ancient cultures like Egypt and Babylonia, which believed that every dream provided vision to the end (Freud published his famous book The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900). Even though different people at different times and places in history have had different interpretations of dreams, we can all agree that they are an integral part of our lives today. Freud's theory that dreams are just recollections from our childhoods can explain why so many people report having nightmares in which they lose custody of their children to the court or authorities. On the other hand, Jung theorized that recurring nightmares about having one's child taken away were indicative of irrational, unconscious fears. Believe me, I know you'd worry if something like this occurred, but while the possibility exists, such things are extremely rare. The second issue to deal with is the lack of foresight or nostalgia when dreaming. To Freud, dream interpretation was a means of accessing previously unconscious aspects of one's personality. The loss associated with one's own mortality is reflected in a dream in which one's children are taken from them or in which one fears having children. Important information can be gleaned for therapeutic purposes. Some of your worst nightmares may be realized when you lose something important to you while awake, so real are your fears and desires related to working within our minds. Is the worst that can happen to you?
Future events that investigate the causes can be seen in your dreams. This type of dreaming is certainly conceivable, and we all experience terrifying dreams occasionally. It's possible that the spiritual significance of this dream is connected to the following concepts:
Depending on the age of the childlike figure, it may represent something significant in the lives of others, including the owner's business or career, those they care about, and, finally, the owner's actual children. If your child is already an adult in the real world, this may symbolize yet another aspect of your life that you no longer have. If your children are exactly the same age as they are now, it may have significant meaning in numerology, representing an inner fear.
A dream in which you miscarry a baby may represent the loss of something significant in your life. What you hold dearest may soon be lost or altered beyond recognition. One last thing to consider before moving on: according to author John Paul Jackson, an ancient belief holds that dreams involving children represent our own inner-child rather than other people's children. How was your childhood? Did you face any adversity? Having this dream may suggest that you would have benefited from an out-of-home upbringing. It's possible that the child represents a part of yourself that needs healing, and that this is what the healing represents. A nightmare scenario in which authorities or social workers remove a newborn from your care implies that you lack the ability to provide for it as competently as an adult.
If you dream that your child is being taken from you, it could be a sign that you need to work on developing some aspects of your adult identity.
Adopting your own children in a dream without your knowledge or permission could be a sign that you're struggling as a parent, or it could mean something more significant.
Having a dream in which you foster or give up your children suggests that you may require emotional support in waking life. You may find a new meaning in questioning and rekindling your memories of simpler times; however, you should be prepared for the fact that upcoming changes will be challenging to incorporate. Consider your professional options, too!
It's common to see a judge or lawyer delivering justice in a courtroom setting in fiction or film. Having a dream about a courtroom suggests that you have some room to improve in the area of responsibility and accountability. If you dreamed you were outside of a courthouse, it could be a warning that you need to spend more quality time with your own children.