Bring Nick Home
  • Petitioned Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services

This petition was delivered to:

Youth & Family Services Division Director:
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services

Bring Nick Home

    1. Ani Lacy
    2. Petition by

      Ani Lacy

      Charlotte, NC

At 11:39 pm on May 28th six police officers and two social workers kicked my front door in and dragged my screaming & crying child from his bed. I was handcuffed, dragged to a police car and my left wrist was fractured. I spent the next three hours in jail and my son (who is on the autism spectrum) was whisked off to emergency foster care.

My son was ripped from his bed because:

We don't immunize.
We don't utilize public schools.
We don't attend church.
We don't eat meat.
We don't spank as a form of punishment/discipline.
I required a warrant for entry into my home.

Being different is not illegal. Creating a home that respects my child's needs is not illegal.

Please help me bring Nick Home.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. He Still Isn't Home

      Ani Lacy
      Petition Organizer

      We went to court this week and although the judge found that Nick was NOT abused or neglected he kept him in state custody using something called "dependency."

      North Carolina has a history of taking children from poor families and from people of color!

      Please help draw attention to this horrendous practice!

    3. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Liz Rusch BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Families should not be torn apart for a difference in opinion.

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    • cindy valley EUREKA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      a child should only be taken by social services for abuse..!!!!

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    • AngelA Dominguez MANDEVILLE, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      Parents have the right to CHOOSE what is best for their children as long as there is no neglect or abuse. Homeschooling andnot vaccinating are neither.

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    • Adam Rudd DALY CITY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am signing because I support intelligent, informed, loving parents in their right to make empowered decisions for the care and education of their children.

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    • cheyenne masters PERRIS, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I think those are stupid reasons to have your child taken away. Not everybody parents the same. I certianly don't attend church.

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