Bring Amen'Ra Home to his Parents and drop Dependency Case

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Bring Amen'Ra Home to his Parents and drop Dependency Case

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syesha mercado started this petition to Circuit Court Judge Judge Gilbert Smith Jr. and

This petition Represents the Parents of Amen’Ra Sba, Syesha Mercado, and Tyron Deener. We are requesting that Amen’Ra Sba be returned home immediately and the currently open case against the parents be dropped. 


On February 25th, 2021 Syesha Mercado brought her then 13-month-old son Amen’Ra Sba to John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, in St. Peterburg, FL, to be assisted in receiving more fluids for Amen'Ra. Amen’Ra was a breastfed baby, yet had been also eating solid foods since he was 6 months old. Due to Syesha currently being pregnant, her milk supply went down and Amen’Ra was refusing to consume an adequate amount of fluids from a bottle or sippy cup. While in Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Syesha was able to get Amen’Ra to consume an adequate amount of fluids after a few days. The Hospital wanted to Keep Amen’Ra longer for observation. 


On March 11th, 2021 CPI officer, Danielle McCoy, of Manatee County Sheriff's Department and Armed officers from Pinellas County Sheriff's department walked into the hospital room and said they are removing Amen’Ra from the parents' care due to refusing a B12 shot.  The Parents NEVER refused a B12 shot.  Amen’Ra was removed from the parents' care and placed in Foster care two weeks later, without interviewing any relatives or friends of the family for "family placement".


Amen’Ra Sba comes from a loving home with loving parents and is connected to a loving family and loyal community. To remove Amen’Ra from his parents is to remove Amen’Ra from the entire family and their community.  Amen’Ra’s overall developmental growth has been hindered by him being removed from his parents. He needs to be returned home immediately, especially at this very delicate stage in his social and emotional development.

 

You can also call or write Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith Jr.

Phone: (941) 749-3631

Address: 1051 Manatee Avenue West

Bradenton, Florida 34205

 

 

 

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