Crump is arrested at home of her own long-unseen mother
Yes, there is a whole lot more to this story. As far as I know the baby was not
addicted to cocaine. They only found minute quantities in her bloodstream. DHS
or whoever child welfare is called out there always likes to exaggerate
everything as usual. Nobody condones what she did. But they are only putting out
half truths to really make her look bad which tells me why she ran away in the
first place. I thought this kind of stuff went out in the eighties but I guess
it is still going on out there in the midwest. Her mother wasn't aware of her
kidnapping the baby either. Sheila was ripped away from her own mother at the
age of two. And it was mainly because my sister couldn't afford to tkae care of
her. Her so called foster parents wanted to adopt her and her little brother so
they pushed it in court. It would take many pages to describe the horror them
people put her through. By the way their names are John and Cindy Holmes in
Ponca City, Ok. My sister was only 19 when this happened and nobody would help
This is a tragic story for ALL involved and concerned. It is sad for the 37
year old woman who hadn't seen her own mother for 25 years, making her a child
of 12 when she was removed and/or abandoned, and she has already had four
previous children taken from her, one having suffered a head injury after
falling from a second sorey window.The article does not present a
history of the woman, MS Crump, herself, so it is not possible to tell what her
life has been like, but mothers and 12 year olds are not separated unless there
are cogent reasons.Whether the mother has been victimised and abuse
herself is unknown, but it is clear that she is addicted to cocaine, and the
slippery slope to death on cocaine is usually around three years.Taking the responsibiloity of motherhood from this unfortunate might well be
the best chance her children have of having a normal, happy, healthy, and
productive life.God bless her.
I guess what's difficult for me when I read this article is that each of her
children will start their lives with little to no chance of success. It also
makes me sad that there are so many wonderful women who are unable to have
children, and yet this woman continues to abuse her ability to bring life into
the world. I know many people who would love to adopt and care for her children,
but sadly they will most likely end up in and out of state custody...makes me so
Next time your children complain about your parenting, just hand them this
article. The states have acted fairly consistently. Utah tried to
encourage bonding between this mother and child. It wasn't trying to remove the
child. I have to wonder whether the reason this mother fled was that she didn't
like the restrictions, such as no drugs, that the state forced upon her. It looks like this girl comes from a bad background and it is difficult
to say whether she can be reformed. It appears that Utah has hope and the former
state did not. What is really odd to me is that this woman has given
birth to so many children indicating that she wants children, but then they all
suffer from neglect, indicating that she doesn't want to care for them. I know
there are many cases like this, but I can't wrap my mind around them. Rather than keep on taking chances that states are going to let her hang onto
her children, she should get on some effective long-term birth control and get
her act together before becoming pregnant again. This may be too logical for
someone of her nature.
I'm concerned with parental rights, too. BUT, and it's a big one, drug users
aren't careful parents--in our county way more than half of cases of serious
child abuse and neglect are due to drug use. Didn't I read that this woman let
one of her other children fall out a window and be seriously injured?And,
as usual, WHERE IS THE FATHER?
Maybe the fifth baby born to this woman is the charm. She has demonstrated that
she is incapable of behavior neccessary to be a Mom. She will continue to pop
out these kids and leave them in situations that are unacceptable.
Drug users have parent-child rights, as do their children. I sincerely hope
that in cases where the state interferes with those rights in the name of safety
that there is actual harm going on sufficient to warrant it. And by actual
harm, I mean something more than "Oooh! Drugs! Bad!".
Did she not loose custody of her other children for the same reason? That is
what the news reported on yesterday. If this is the case why was the child with
her in the first place. DCFS is not doing there job and needs to put more time
into the welfare of these children. And the girl need to get her tubes tied
are you serious?! let the mother go you say? ya if she wasnt addicted to cocain
and making that baby suffer mayber she would have custody. But because of her
abuse she doesn't. last time i checked doing coke was against the law. So for
you to say she hasn't broken a law is way far from the line of truth. That's why
she doesnt have custody, And thats why she needs to be found and why the
detectives need to be on her so called "back". Read the whole article anonymous;
not just the headline.
Having spent time with a couple who adopted a child born with an addiction to
drugs I know that the treatment to break the addiction takes a lot longer than a
month. I believe we need to take a lot deeper look at this story and not make an
initial "knee-jerk" reaction. I would believe that DCFS is looking for the child
to make sure there is no lingering problems. Breaking addictions in a child can
take up to a year. I think the welfare of the child should be the most important
issue, not the mother's solitude.
***Whether Crump should have been supervised when she went to the hospital was
something detectives were looking into Friday***Isn't it pretty
obvious that this woman should have been supervised?? Why do they have to "look
into" it? No-brainer there!
Anonymous | 11:28 a.m. Sept. 26, 2008:The mother didn't have legal
custody of the baby. Last time I checked, kidnapping IS against the law. Did
you read the same article I did?
The mother took her child of her own free will to Primary Children's Hospital.
The hospital discharged the baby because it was diagnosed in good condition.
Therefore, the mother was free to go with her child. If, DCFS was on my case I
would run too!! Leave the mother alone, she didn't break a law. She is 27, has
her problems, but unless she commits a crime get off her back!