Baby Taken for 57 Days Because Parents Are Blind

A newborn child was taken from her parents and placed in foster care because the mother and father were both visually impaired. The newborn child was returned almost two months later after social workers finally determined that the couple had done nothing wrong. Now the couple is preparing to file a civil rights lawsuit claiming that they were denied the opportunity to care for their daughter.

“It was horrible,” said Johnson. “There was the pain of not breastfeeding and she wasn’t there. I used to cry every day, What if she forgets me? The hardest part was to see her go home with someone else.”

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“I’m the one that should have been waking up at, you know, one o’clock in the morning feeding her,” said Johnson. “We’re visually impaired, not mentally impaired. And you know we’re just like everybody else, we just can’t see as well.”

 


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