Free Ariana NOW!
  • Petitioned Maura Corrigan

This petition was delivered to:

Department of Human Services, Director
Maura Corrigan
Assistant State Attorney General
Deborah Carley
Regional Administrator
Kent Wilcox
Third Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court
Judge Lynn Pierce
Michigan Governor
Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder

Free Ariana NOW!

    1. JusticeFor Godboldo
    2. Petition by

      JusticeFor Godboldo

      Detroit, MI

On March 24th Child Protective Services (CPS) went to the home of Maryanne Godboldo and demanded that her child, 13 year old Ariana Godboldo, be released into their custody. Maryanne was accused of medical neglect for not continuing to give her child Risperdal - a drug used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia - even after Ariana displayed harmful side effects. While her 13 year old daughter was not officially diagnosed with schizophrenia - state doctors maintained that Ariana needed the drug and without it she was a danger to herself and others.

For 5 weeks Ariana was in the Hawthorn Center, a Michigan state run mental health facility - away from her family and friends. They administered the drug and others until their own doctors and the judge agreed that it was not medically necessary for Ariana to be given Risperdal. Amazing - since this is the WHOLE reason CPS took her from her mother in the first place. There was never any reason for her to go to the facility because family members had been willing to take her in since DAY 1. How can the State of Michigan and CPS demand that a mother force her child to take a harmful drug without, they themselves, being forced to show proof that she needs to be on the drug.  Now it's time for Ariana to go back to her mother and for her mother to be left alone. CPS is still trying to take custody of a child that is better taken care of at home with her mother.

Please sign this petition and URGE the STATE of Michigan to release Ariana back to her mother. Urge government officials EVERYWHERE to take a hard look at the way the Department of Human Services and CPS handle issues of removing children from their homes.

Ariana's family just wants her back at home where she is loved and well taken care of.

For more information please visit our webpage at http://justice4maryanne.com.

~The Justice for Maryanne Action Committee

 

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    1. JusticeFor Godboldo
      Petition Organizer

      Our prayers have been answered. Ariana was released into the care of her Aunt, Penny, today. Thank you so much for all of your calls, letters, emails, donations and other forms of support. Your outrage with DHS and CPS was finally met with a small act of Justice today. The FIGHT is NOT over - Maryanne will be in court on May 11th to have her parental rights recognized by the court until the trial begins on June 8th. So - we still have a LONG way to go. But we have MUCH cause to celebrate now that Ariana is back home with her family.
      The Justice for Maryanne Action Committee presents: A Mother and Child Reunion Celebration. This Sunday May 8, 2011. 1-3pm Hartford Memorial Baptist Church - Vincent Room. Dr. Charles G. Adams, Senior Pastor. Charles C. Adams, Presiding. 18700 James Couzens Drive Detroit, Michigan. Please join us for this brief but powerful celebration welcoming Ariana back home this Mother's Day.
      We hope that you'll join us.

      ~The Justice 4 Maryanne Action Committee.

    2. JusticeFor Godboldo
      Petition Organizer

      Please Join us this Wednesday May 4th 2010 at 3pm - Juvenile Court 1025 E

      Warren Detroit Mich 48207

      Judge Lynn Pierce's Court Room 2B

      Please Begin Calling Judge Lynn Pierce on Monday asking her to release

      Ariana IMMEDIATELY!

      (313) 833-0165 Room 2B

    3. Reached 1 signatures
    4. JusticeFor Godboldo
      Petition Organizer

      4/29/2011 - Emergency Press Conference @ 6pm Today!!!

      Please join us for an Emergency Press Conference at 6pm TODAY at the Little Rock Baptist Resource Center - 8801 Woodward Avenue (enter on W. Gladstone). Judge Lynn Pierce Could have released Ariana today and chose not to despite Ariana's Aunt, Penny, being cleared by CPS and both Hawthorn and family doctors reaching an agreement on her care. The family will be holding a press conference today and we ask EVERYONE to come out and support the movement to FREE ARIANA!

    5. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Michael Hogan SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this is flat out disgusting and WRONG, and you all know it.

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    • MICHELLE SARMIENTO KEALIA, HI
      • over 2 years ago

      GIVE ARIANA BACK TO HER FAMILY THATS WHERE SHE BELONGS. WHY ARE PEOPLE DOING THIS KINDS OF THINGS TO OUR CHILDREN. MY STORY IS THE SAME EXACT AS YOURS BUT MY DAUGHTER HAS DIABETIS AND AS LONG AS I AM FIGHTING IT THEY ARE STILL HOLDING HER AND WONT RETURN HER TGO ME. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN MY PETITION THANKS

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    • gayle joyce DOVER, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a Mental Health Professional, a licensed clinical social worker, and am MORTIFIED that this could happen to this poor family!! How can they think what they did is rightl...taking a child away from her mother and putting her in a psychiatric hospital for FIVE WEEKS!! Who are these people????? How do they sleep at night??

      I have my own soapbox about children and medication anyways, but THIS is UNFORGIVABLE!! This poor child has been traumatized, and the people who did this to her should be held accountable! How does something like this happen???

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    • paul galarza PHILA.,, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm infuriated that these agencies act as god's to replace the parents rights to raise their children. And am happy when all people come together to fight governmental encroachment on our lives in the new American Police State. I pray you sue the CPS and the Police or Policymen and the Prosecutor. That State is worthy of a lawsuit.

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      • over 2 years ago

      Something very similar is happening to my children. We need to stick together to save our children.

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