Ask the Courts to "Do What is Right" for Vanessa

A two-year-old little girl named Vanessa will likely be torn from her home this week in Orange County, CA from the only mother and loving family she has ever known because the courts in California and Ohio have recklessly decided that, until her adoption is finalized, she should be placed in foster care in Ohio. Vanessa’s human and civil rights are being violated, and the resulting attachment disorder that is almost guaranteed to follow this tragic separation will be a life-long, disabling and cruel punishment for an adorable, innocent toddler. We are asking you to let the courts know that this is an unacceptable ‘sentence’ for a two-year old.

Tell the Orange County, CA and Montgomery County, OH courts to stop this madness and do what is right for Vanessa Doss.

Please sign the petition below.  Your signed petition will be directed to:
Superior Court of California, County of Orange Lamoreaux Justice Center
Dept. L66
341 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-3205
(657) 622-6069 — Family Law General Information

Montgomery County Juvenile Court
380 W. Second Street
Dayton, OH 45422
 (937) 225-4267 — Court Administration

Dear Judge:

I am writing to you in reference to a CA versus OH battle raging for Vanessa Doss (an Adoption Custody Lawsuit).  As this complicated case continues to play out between the two states, a reckless and cruel order to place Vanessa in foster care in Ohio, until her adoption can be finalized, is being decided upon this Friday 7/2/2010 in an Orange County courthouse.

Why would any court take Vanessa from Stacey Doss, the only mother and loving home she has ever known, and put her into foster care in Ohio (even if her birth father eventually wins the case)?  If it is because the birth father has been imprisoned for domestic violence against the birth mother, has been charged with child endangerment, and has four other children (of which he does not have custody), I beg you to reconsider and allow Vanessa to remain in the care of Stacey Doss. 

Stacey has provided a safe, loving home for Vanessa for more than two years.  In fact, according to prominent child psychologists who have evaluated Vanessa’s attachment to Stacey, “it would be extremely disruptive and cruel to remove Vanessa from her home, even on a temporary basis.”  Vanessa is truly loved by Stacey and her extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

I am asking you to do the right thing for Vanessa.  Please nullify the option of taking Vanessa and placing her in foster care. 

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For more information on Stacey, Vanessa and their battle please visit


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