Barb - posted on 11/20/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Remember we were debating this a while back, they had just removed him temporarily, but now it looks to be more permanent. Should they lose custody over a name? Or do you believe the abuse and neglect charges they are bringing up?
The New Jersey parents who were thrust into the national spotlight for naming their son Adolf Hitler lost custody of their newest baby boy just hours after he was delivered, the family said.
Heath and Deborah Campbell told the Lehigh Valley's Express-Times that child welfare agents took their son, Hons Campbell, at around 6:50 p.m. on Thursday after the doctor who delivered him called the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services.
Baby Hons was born at around 2 a.m. Thursday after the doctor induced labor on Wednesday evening, the newspaper reported.
Heath Campbell said he doesn't know why the agency took his baby boy.
"There's no legal binding court order," Campbell said. "It's basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms."
The agency told the Expess-Times that they are prohibited by law from commenting on specific cases.
Little Adolf Hitler, 5, along with his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, were taken into custody in 2009.
An appeals court last year ruled that parents would not regain custody because both suffered from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities that put the children at serious risk.
A family court previously found evidence that the children had been abused or neglected.
The Campbells have been fighting to regain custody of the children, calling the abuse charges bogus and claiming that child services took their brood because of their Nazi-inspired names.
A court hearing to determine whether the pair will get to keep little Hons has been scheduled for Monday, the Express-Times said.
This article from ABC seems to have more information: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/20...
I'll just quote this part that is near the end:
Neighbor Lori Dilts told ABCNews.com at the time the children were taken that it was certainly not because of their names.
“Those children look outwardly healthy, but they didn’t have much freedom,” Dilts said. “Occasionally, the little boy would come over here and would hate having to go back to his house.”