Young Boy Ripped From His Family To Live With A Total Stranger Texts Them 'HELP'
Marilyn Caylor 3/27/2017
Imagine growing up in a happy and loving home, with parents that adore you. Now imagine being ripped away from that family at nine years of age, and forced to endure a new life with a total stranger.
Sadly, one Canadian boy didn't have to imagine anything - this nightmare scenario became his reality when he was cruelly snatched away from the foster family who had raised him since he was a baby.
Tragically, it didn't take long for things to go horribly wrong with the boy's new "family." Scared out of his wits, the 9-year-old texted his foster family with a desperate plea - 'HELP.'
When his family called him back there was no answer. They knew the next call they had to make was to 911.
The boy's foster father, known only as "John" to protect the child's identity, has helped raise 50 foster children over the years. Most of them have been transitioned back to their birth parents, which is certainly ideal under normal circumstances.
But, when social services decided that it was time to give his 9-year-old foster son back to his birth mom, it didn't seem right. This child had been in the care of John and his wife since birth.
"[It was] more crushing than anyone will ever know. When you see a child - that all he knows is the house he was brought up in for almost nine years - being taken away."
In a heartbreaking video, the little boy can be heard crying out to his birth mother:
"If you love me, you'll leave me where I am."
Although his mother said she loved him, there was absolutely no love in the sound of her voice. It was ice cold.
The young child was convinced to go with his birth mother when he was reassured he could still keep in touch with his "Daddy."
But, no one could have imagined that the boy's next communication a few weeks later would be filled with confusion and terror.
When John received a text message from his foster son with a desperate plea for help, he became concerned for his welfare, especially since the child's bio-mom wasn't responding to his phone calls. The little boy told John that his mother had abandoned him at home, and he was all alone.
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Naturally, John was furious - as an underage child, this shouldn't have happened! In fact, negligent parenting is one of the reasons why kids are placed with foster families in the first place!
"When I tried to contact back, there was no answer. I was forced at that particular time to call 911."
Unfortunately, communication was severed by the birth mother after this incident. Although John was promised by social workers that he could talk to his son twice a week, he hasn't been able to reach him since.
"I think he's in survival mode right now. My biggest fear is something may happen to him."
Choking back the tears, John gave his son a loving message, hoping that it would somehow reach him one day:
"Daddy loves you. Be strong."
John and his wife say the system has failed them, and their foster son. Sadly, they are probably right.
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Watch this video to find out more about this heartbreaking story.
This poor, vulnerable little boy! He just wasn't ready for the transition. It's just a sad reminder that when policies are followed with absolute blindness, there can be no justice.
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