Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let's Take This Nationwide



There isn't much of an update to share, but I wanted to let everyone know a couple things. Stephanie, the children's sister, did have legal custody of the two children. KATU, the local ABC news station has been broadcasting the story. They covered it on Monday and Tuesday.

Oregon DHS is now aware of what happened. You can read that here. I have written letters to Oprah and Ellen. If anyone can take a story national, it's the two of them. I know that others have written to them as well. Perhaps you will feel inspired to do the same.

These children have flourished in Stephanie's care. Who knows what is happening to them now!

If you are on Facebook or anything like it, please post the link to the news piece I have above. If word keeps spreading this could make national news, especially if it hits the right people.

If anyone has any other ideas, I know that Stephanie would welcome them. Maybe a pro bono (sp?) attorney will even step forward.

15 comments:

Lisa said...

I will post it on my facebook.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

You wrote to Ellen and Oprah? Seriously? Wow! Now that would certainly be something, if one of those two ladies was to pick up this story. At least it finally has reached the public, and more importantly, Oregon DHS.

Shady Lady said...

Thanks, Lisa!!

I really did write to them! I encourage you to, as well. Especially since you are the best writer I know. :)

AmyG said...

Good luck hearing from Oprah or Ellen, if they pick it up, I'll be amazed.

Have you contacted GMA or the Today show? I know GMA does a lot of coverage on stories involving children. This sounds like something they'd pick up.

These kids are in my prayers!

Aliceson said...

Way to go SL, taking the bull by the horns!!! I will post the link on my blog.

Zayna said...

I've been following this story and I can't believe that in this day and age that something like this can happen.

What is this...1785?

My heart goes out to this family and all of you who are supporting them.

If there's anything this Canadian can do, I'd be happy to lend more than just my moral support.

Evonne said...

Hey, Thanks for posting. I did write to Good Morning America, The evening news with Charlie, Oprah and Ellin. I know Mike has been working on some others as well. I think the more they get the better!!! I also sent a note to our new president!! Hey you just never know who he will put on what task.....like he said if you are persistent and stick to it you never know what will happen....

Rooster X said...

Another update with response from Virginia DHS:

http://www.katu.com/news/local/41787942.html

I heard there would be another local news story tonight.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Yep, he did talk about being persistent. :) He was so good tonight. Obama rocks!! :)

Shady Lady, I finally posted about Stephanie too.

Shady Lady said...

Freckle, I read your post and it's awesome!!

Aliceson, thanks for posting!

Evonne, you rock! Awesome letter writing.

And thanks to everyone for your support!

Shady Lady said...

Thanks to you too, Rooster X!

Sarah said...

This is just sickening. Those poor kids. I'll link to it on my Facebook too. Ugh. There are just no words.

Anonymous said...

Writing to the morning news shows is a good idea. Think I will add that to our list. My girls and I are writing to the OR and VA governors later this afternoon. We couldn't believe it when we got home from vacation to find Tavvi gone.

Stephanie would never ask for it but she could also use $ donations to help cover airfare and attorneys' fees. You can donate via paypal at the Keep Them Home Blog/Website. Shady Lady do you have a link for that site?
Gina

Shady Lady said...

Gina, here is the link

http://theystayhome.org/index.html

Shady Lady said...

Sarah, thanks for linking! I got a response from a letter I sent to GMA. They said they are looking into it. Let's keep our fingers crossed!