Convince CPS and court to bring our disabled daughter home where she belongs!

Convince CPS and court to bring our disabled daughter home where she belongs!

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April 2, 2022
Signatures: 492Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Lindsey McAnulty

Our children have been taken by the state under false accusations of child abuse.

Our entire family is completely devastated, as we just got reunified after a year and a half long battle fighting homelessness in order to bring them home from foster care.

Our entire family has PTSD from the separation we have experienced, as the original foster care situation was also not our causing. 

Our daughter's ages are 10months, 8yrs, 9yrs, 11yrs and 12yrs. We have had regular follow-up with various workers through DHS, OHSU, CASA, etc., that all were ended with compliments and praise towards our lifestyle with the kids. They deserve to stay together. They deserve the healthy life we were providing them.

We have been diligent in making sure our baby girl has appropriate medical attention with every concern we have ever had, and that is proven in our medical record history. Only one pediatrician (out of ALL medical professionals in the area) is the only one who knows anything regarding River's Septo-Optic Dysplasia and Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and the many accommodating diagnoses. Not to mention mention testing required to discover all of the different variations that can effect our SOD kiddos, and the time it sometimes takes for these things to present themselves. 

River has proven multiple times to be a medical anomaly, and the likelihood that that will be reoccurring is pretty promising. We would like to find some security, especially within the SOD/ONH community by collecting signatures as effort towards getting our daughter home with her parents, as I have done more research than I ever expected to do in my life, and I have had to explain her Disability in depth to 99% of the medical professionals in our area that we are forced to depend on.

It is a real discouraging and dangerous thing to have such lack of knowledge surrounding disabilities, especially the rare ones, as they need extra attention, patience and medical practice/consideration. The 1 in 10,000 odds are scary enough with the plethora of possibilities the condition can bring, without adding on the fear of CPS taking your child with accusations of child abuse because they've never seen a rare CAUSE for an injury, and sometimes that cause is a symptom of a lifelong uncontrollable, and yes, rare disorder. 

If River is to show a change in behavior that only her family would recognize, it could be life threatening. This is a major concern. Nobody in our lives would have ever hurt any single one of us intentionally, and the few suggestions we have made as explanations have all been shot down MEDICALLY, but are now being used against us LEGALLY. Please help us bring our precious angel home. 

We miscarried before having her, extremely traumatically. Getting her back was a miracle and she has proven to be one time and time again, even claimed so by her many doctors. Please help us convince the court that our family deserves to stay together after all we have been through and fought for. 

This is not only in hopes of saving our family, but saving future families from going through similar unnecessary traumatic accusations, and put the focus on GETTING OUR KIDS THE MEDICAL CARE AND FOLLOW UP THEY NEED TO SURVIVE!!

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this. We believe the best parents NEVER stop advocating for their kids no matter what what! And we all know our disabled babies require the most advocation they can get!

All signatures are more appreciated than you know! You will be mending the hearts of an enormous tight-knit family that wishes to stay that way!

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Signatures: 492Next Goal: 500
Support now