Parents of Adolf Hitler lose custody

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:

I'll just quote this part that is near the end:

Neighbor Lori Dilts told 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.”


Tah - posted on 11/21/2011




it is sounding like its because of the name. yes there is information that we aren't privy to, but why are they not listing any specific incidents of neglect or abuse when they do it all the time in the media?..something is missing...or doesn't exist


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Barb - posted on 11/22/2011




I agree that it's the name. Why would they take the newborn? The only reason to take the newborn would be if he had drugs in his system. They were alerted to this family because of the names and then looked to find justifiable reasons to take the kids. But taking the kids only escalates the problem, it doesn't get their names changed, it won't stop the parents from teaching them hate and enforcing ignorance. What is the objective here?

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Wow, I just commented on another thread about this.

I'd like to know why the article mentions ONLY the names and being taken, all in the same breath yet mention nothing about possible abuse.... when every alleged abuse case I read about mentions the suspicion? Granted the names were a terrible terrible choice, but their choice. Please dont think im condoning any kind of abuse but I would seriously question WHY the article says nothing of possible abuse, neglect etc.

As for the children having limited freedom.... well neither do mine. I'm what some would call a helicopter parent. My children are never out of my sight so I don't think having limited freedom should even be an issue.

I agree there is alot being left out here.... this article makes it seem like the kids were taken simply because of their names, as much as I don't like to believe it... the system is horribly broken. we really cant know if this could be the only reason they were taken.

Kellie - posted on 11/20/2011




I absolutely believe that there is soooooo much we are not privy to about these people and their parenting. While I know the system is nowhere near perfect and totally drops the ball here and there, I just don't believe these people have lost their kids since 2009, permanently by the looks of it, and had their newest child taken away mere hours after his birth, because of their choice in names for their offspring.

There are many many details we are not hearing about here.

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