On October 15th, 2017 my youngest child Greyson was found in his crib by his father with his arm stuck in his crib. When he picked up our son his arm was limp and appeared to be dislocated. He immediately called me as I was 10 minutes away at a nearby store and i had all the car seats. I rushed home and on the way home I called the nearest hospital and they told me to bring him by our car. Luckily, my mother was in town so she stayed at home with the three other children while me and Christopher (the father) rushed Greyson to the ER.
By the time we got into a room at the ER Greyson had been moving his arm again and it was seemingly back to normal. A nurse practitioner examined him and said he was fine, that it was something called nursemaids elbow and instructed us on what to do if it happens in the future. Christopher was uncomfortable with just leaving and said to the nurse to do an XRAY just in case because he saw how twisted his arm looked. They did several X Rays and finally after the fourth set of XRAYs they came back saying my son had an acute fracture in his elbow. This is where the allegations of child abuse came up. They filed a report to CPS.
We waited awhile for Child Protective Investigator to show up along with a deputy by her side. They interviewed us both separately. During these interviews I was questioned about my religion due to my religious exemptions for my children. All four of my children are unvaccinated. After the interviews the CPI told me she needed to come to my home and look and my children's beds to make sure they were safe. We agreed and cooperated. She left to our home where my mother was at with my three children while we waited to be discharged.
Upon arrival at our home I found the CPI and several deputies already inside my home and she had interviewed my daughter Isabelle about what happened. According to my mother, Isabelle stated "I dont know" a few times. The children were put to bed before we got to the home. After the CPI looked at the rooms and crib she asked Christopher if he would be willing to do a reenactment on a baby doll in Greysons crib and show how he found him. Christopher agreed and cooperated without hesitation. Two detectives recorded him as he showed how he found Greyson in his crib. Afterwards they took him outside and began to drill him saying theres no way his story is true and he must've injured our son. Christopher did not budge.
At this time the CPI took us outside and told us the Chris would have to leave the home for the night and that we would have to take all four children to child abuse specialist doctors in the morning. At this point I became upset and asked if he had to leave and CPI told me "If he doesnt leave all the kids are going into state care." To which i responded "You cant take my kids from me, i wasnt even home when this occured." To which she replied "I can put your kids into four different foster homes if i want to. In fact thats what I think I will do." I was shook by those words and Christopher left. My mother signed a child safety plan that stated that she would call 911 if he returned to the home. He never returned.
We all met the next day at the doctor appointment with all four kids, my mother, Chris and I. They told me I could not go back with my oldest child Isabelle who is 4, I asked if she would be questioned the lady assured me no. Then we consecutively brought back each child. I was again questioned about my religion and the fact that my children are not vaccinated. After each child was examined and photographed they came and told us they needed to speak with just the parents alone. We waited in a room for awhile, i began to get a bad feeling. Thats when I heard my 1 year old daughter Evelyns cries travelling behind me. I knew they had been taken. I rushed out of the room to find all four of my children being carried away screaming by strangers behind a locked glass door. I fell to the ground sobbing and yelling. CPI showed up with a court paper and left.
At the court hearing a mountain of lies were made up by the CPI in order to justify to the judge the stealing of my children. The judge granted probable cause based only off of what CPI had written. She stated Chris returned to the home, my mom had broken the safety plan, and that me and Chris coached my daughter Isabelle on what to say before the doctors. All of those are absolute blatant falsehoods. There were many more lies in that report as well.. too many to count.
After 3 long weeks my mother got the children when we proved Chris did not return to the home. Now i was granted visitation supervised by my mother. But the Department has filed expedited Termination of parental rights papers against me and Chris, signed by the same CPI. We need help to fight this.
The Department did not take my son to his follow up appointment for 2 weeks despite my constant phone calls asking if he had been seen yet. Both ER and their doctor had said to be seen within a few days. But surprisingly when he was finally taken to and orthopedist his "fracture" was completely healed and no callus in place, which is what usually happens when a bone heals. I took the original XRAYs to John Hopkins All children's Hospital and has a radiologist there look at them. That radiologist came back saying "No acute or healing fracture."
My son never even had a fracture in the first place and my children should be returned to their family immediately. I have no idea why the state would target me when I was not even home. This is a violation of our constitutional rights. They stole a breastfeeding baby and three young girls who have never been away from their mother. We are at the mercy of the state and they are trying everything they can do to adopt my children out Please anything would help, the cost of this has already taken the toll on my family and lawyer fees are devastating. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and if you cannot donate, prayers would be greatly appreciated.