Autistic Child Ripped From Home by Non-Biological Father in Hanford, CA (Kings County)
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HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES: The shocking case of a five-year-old autistic child who was snatched out of her own home by a man claiming to be the father has recently come to light. The gravity of this story is too strong to be ignored, as this is a classic case of humiliation, dehumanization, and racism. The story of Aria Nicole is the epitome of injustice and the flawed execution of the law.
Aria Nicole was born to Jamie, an intellectually disabled young woman. The baby was showered with love and affection from her mother’s immediate family, Jennifer, i.e., Jamie’s biological sister. Jennifer was moved with compassion and love for the child, and so since the day of this baby’s birth, Jennifer felt compelled to become a part of her life. Knowing her sister’s needs, Jennifer looked after her niece, treating her like her own child.
But trouble entered this family the very day little Aria was born. Jorge Perez, showed up at the hospital claiming to be the father. When Jamie denied this, he returned one day and signed the birth certificate without the mother’s consent or knowledge. A fact he admitted to in court. It was Jennifer her aunt and Special Education teacher with a MA degree and Autism authority who recognized the signs of autism in Aria. She immediately had her assessed so that, even though autism isn’t curable, early intervention would help her cope as she grew. Jennifer faithfully attended Aria’s early intervention services, despite working 40 hours a week.
Things began to go downhill when the alleged father demanded the placement of Aria. On March 6, 2019, The County of King’s Superior Dependency Court Case # 19JD-0580, threw aside the fact that Jennifer had looked after the child since birth or that she had tended to the child’s special needs. The court paid no heed to the sacrifices Jennifer and her husband who are both USA military veterans made for this child. Through unjust means and falsified statements by social workers, Aria was torn away from her biological family and rightful guardians and handed over to a man who has a long history of drugs, criminal records, and misconduct. When Jamie revealed that she had been…