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Old 08-21-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Last I read, the child is happy where she is.

You read that. So it's true? Oh. Alright.

She is probably coping and saying what she thinks that people want to hear. She is protecting her own self interests.

Abused and frightened children will often make light of the situation, or hold back the truth out of fear.
This is what makes CPS investigations so difficult.

Any passing knowledge of psychology would tell anyone without an agenda, that this child it not OK. In fact, far from "OK". The mind does not recognize biological relationships. It does remember the loving caring people who raised her.

We, as a society, need to stop treating children as chattel.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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You read that. So it's true? Oh. Alright.

She is probably coping and saying what she thinks that people want to hear. She is protecting her own self interests.

Abused and frightened children will often make light of the situation, or hold back the truth out of fear.
This is what makes CPS investigations so difficult.

Any passing knowledge of psychology would tell anyone without an agenda, that this child it not OK. In fact, far from "OK". The mind does not recognize biological relationships. It does remember the loving caring people who raised her.

We, as a society, need to stop treating children as chattel.
So wait....where did you get that she was "uncomfortable"? A personal conversation with the girl?
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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You read that. So it's true? Oh. Alright.

She is probably coping and saying what she thinks that people want to hear. She is protecting her own self interests.

Abused and frightened children will often make light of the situation, or hold back the truth out of fear.
This is what makes CPS investigations so difficult.

Any passing knowledge of psychology would tell anyone without an agenda, that this child it not OK. In fact, far from "OK". The mind does not recognize biological relationships. It does remember the loving caring people who raised her.

We, as a society, need to stop treating children as chattel.
You have nothing except your own disdain for this father to base your psychological pronouncement on.

YOU are advocating treating the girl like chattel, as you have no problem selling her off to the highest income bracket available.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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This man is her biological father. FULL STOP. She was never formally adopted or fostered out. His rights trump all other claims. If children services did not deem his "dirty" and "smelly" house unfit, then claiming it's so is only your opinion. An opinion based sight unseen.

The child's appointed guardian is saying the child doesn't want to return to Tennessee. At her age, her opinion counts in the proceedings.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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I thought about this thread the other day just as a particular situation occurred in my life...it was simultaneously.

It appears the adoptive parents were smart to switch their attorney. The judge who reviewed the case sided with them. It's still ongoing and at this point DCS is likely facing a lawsuit from the Hodgins family. Poor girl, I can only imagine what she's going through. I guess in the next few weeks the state will decide on moving her back home to Tennessee. I hope it's done before Thanksgiving or at least Christmas. January will make a year for her being away from the only home she's known.

Update: 9-year-old in custody battle could return to Tennessee - WSMV Channel 4
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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Its sad they wont let HER DECIDE who she wants to live with!!
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