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Bring Kelly Rutherford's Children Home
  • Petitioned John Kerry

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of State
John Kerry
California Governor
California
Gov. Jerry Brown
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer
California
Gov. Gavin Newsom
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Bring Kelly Rutherford's Children Home

    1. Petition by

      Caroline Fina

      United States

I met Kelly Rutherford three years ago when we’d both arrive early to pick up our children at their nursery school. I saw her every single day: our kids became fast friends, and I got to know Kelly as one of the most loving, dedicated mothers I’ve ever met. I never could’ve imagined that a court ruling would separate Kelly from her children and put the Atlantic ocean between them.

My friend Kelly is fighting to be reunited with her children after what ABC News called “one of the worst custody decisions ever.” California Family Court Judge Theresa Beaudet ordered Kelly’s six-year-old son Hermes and her three-year-old daughter Helena to live in France with their German father (her ex-husband) after his visa was revoked. It’s been just devastating for them.

This petition is about bringing Kelly’s beautiful children back home to the life they know, in the only country they’ve ever known.  There is no good reason for Kelly’s boy and girl to be forced to live across the Atlantic. 

Kelly’s children have been taken away from their school, their friends, and their doctors.

As you can imagine, Kelly is constantly worried about the emotional and psychological toll this is taking on her children, who have done nothing to deserve this chaos.

I want you to know that Kelly is not your average mother. She is the mom who sews the Spiderman mask back together when it rips, the mom who has lollipops in her purse at all times just in case she comes across a child crying, at school, at the airport, anywhere. She is the mom who will eat the crazy-looking birthday cake her kids made for her, just because it's made of love.

Kelly is a caring and generous friend, and most importantly, a truly exceptional mother. To see her now, separated from Hermes and Helena, enduring the worst possible agony a mother can experience, pushes me to reach out for help.

Thank you for signing this petition to help reunite my dear friend Kelly Rutherford with her children.

To:
John Kerry, Secretary of State
California Governor
Gov. Jerry Brown, California
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
Gov. Gavin Newsom, California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
I support Kelly Rutherford's children living in the United States and not forcing them to live in a foreign country. Please do what's right to ensure these children live in the country they call home and where they want to stay.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures

    Supporters

    @dkny

    18 Apr, 2013

    If you are a Mother, or if you have a heart, please help @KellyRutherford get her children back. http://t.co/DHO0RyTjpX

    DKNY PR GIRL®
    438k followers

    @gossipgirl

    19 Apr, 2013

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    Gossip Girl
    1.75M followers

    @norbuck

    18 Apr, 2013

    Sign this petition and help my friend @kellyrutherford http://t.co/vJHR1nWIkH . She should have her kids back!

    Norman Buckley
    43k followers

    @KyleRichards18

    19 Apr, 2013

    Everyone please help @KellyRutherford bring her children home to her! Please sign the petition at http://t.co/csCOTeqXgk

    Kyle Richards
    621k followers

    @EricDaman_Style

    18 Apr, 2013

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    Eric Daman
    7.39k followers

    @MsLagerfelt

    18 Apr, 2013

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    Caroline Lagerfelt
    10.1k followers

    @Jillzarin

    18 Apr, 2013

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    561k followers

    @imseanavery

    17 Apr, 2013

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    Sean Avery
    44.9k followers

    @SimonHuck

    17 Apr, 2013

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    Simon Huck
    166k followers

    @KellyRutherford

    17 Apr, 2013

    "@carlychaikin: Please take 5 secs out of your day to sign this for @kellyrutherford. You can make a difference http://t.co/aMJkQ9mEIp" xoxo

    Kelly Rutherford
    97.5k followers

    @EstelleDarlings

    17 Apr, 2013

    My darlings check this out. Lend your signature if you agree! #help http://t.co/JIgCwfeuq6

    Estelle
    678k followers

    @lisarinna

    17 Apr, 2013

    Let's all help my friend Kelly Rutherford bring her children home!! @kellyrutherford http://t.co/a7ilhzPmTd

    lisa rinna
    207k followers

    @carlychaikin

    17 Apr, 2013

    Please take 5 seconds out of your day to sign this for @kellyrutherford. You can ACTUALLY make a difference http://t.co/KIIRt9Pcsl #change

    Carly Chaikin
    28.5k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • tricia finsterbusch FOLCROFT, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Every mother has the right to watch their children grow up every single day life is short. Don't punish the mother and the children for a fathers mistake.

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    • Valery Vetoshkina Санкт-Петербург, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • about 1 year ago

      Kelly is very good person

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    • Dulce Gomez LA HABRA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because fundamentally children need both parents,especially their mothers

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    • Ekaterina Produnets Москва, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • about 1 year ago

      i am a woman!

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    • Sheila Semmens FARGO, ND
      • about 1 year ago

      With so many people fighting to become US Citizens, and even coming here illegally, it is wrong to take children away from their GOOD mother and send them to a foreign country.

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