Two parents recently lost child custody of their children because of the children’s names. The parents named two of their children “Adolf Hitler” and “Aryan Nation”. The parents of the children say the child custody decision was made even though a state appellate court did not find any evidence of abuse. “They were taken over the children’s names,” said the father.
The child custody ruling was made last Thursday and the record of the court is different than parent’s explanation of the child custody story. Last year the appeals court found sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect based on reports of domestic violence in the home and the children were removed from their home in New Jersey.
In reaction to the court’s ruling the parents of the three children protested outside of the child services offices in their hometown along with three other people. The parents said the state has no right to keep their children from them when the court ruled that the children were taken away without cause.
The facts of the case began when the parents went to a local ShopRite to order a birthday cake. The parents requested that a birthday cake be made for their 3-year-old son, Adolf Hitler Campbell, with his name on it. The store refused and reported the incident.
Adolf and his siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie have been in foster care.
The parents have acknowledged the hateful roots behind their children’s names but say hate is not their intent. The father said, “This is America, they say it’s free, you have the right to name your child whatever you want to name your child, no matter what.”
The decision of whether the children will come home will be made in December.
Source: foxnews.com, “Baby Hitler parents lose custody of all three of their kids,” Oct. 26, 2011