- maxine lewis
- June 27, 2013 - 19:51
Stay Strong--God will Bless You and your Baby
- Kerri m
- June 19, 2013 - 20:06
Sharon, you are awesome and I admire your perseverance ! I know your daughter will appreciate it and the sacrifices you've made over the years ! It's unreal to heat what you've had to endure ! Keep pushing forward !!!!
- June 17, 2013 - 16:40
Elizabeth B...this story is not about mother vs. father it's about parent vs. the establishment while trying to save her kid. The article even mentions how things just didn't work out but there was no ill will between the parents of the child. You appear to be making an issue out of something else and should maybe cool your jets and let the parent rebuild their relationship with their child. If you are angry, direct it toward the child welfare people who believe they are one step away from being gods...no matter what province you live in.
- Elizabeth B
- June 18, 2013 - 12:13
Tim...I don't know why you would think that I'm talking about the mother vs the father. You should read my messages more carefully before you blow up!!! I'm just saying everyone is only reading one side of the story " the mothers"side now it would be nice to hear "the fathers" story... And if you are going off that the story is about mother vs the establishment well like I said there are two sides to a story and everyone knows that.
- June 17, 2013 - 15:58
Thank you Pam for publishing this story.It must have been heart wrenching for the family to go through this....to lose a child through sickness or accident is one thing but to lose your child because you went to the hospital to get help and be accused of SBS is INCONCEIVABLE. I wonder if some parents are afraid to bring their children to hospital for fear of being accused of wrong doing!!!!! As was in this case. Not only losing your baby for more than two years but also your home...the mental anguish that Sharon had to bare,God love her for putting her story in the paper, all parents should be aware of this Guilty Until Proven Innocent.I also think that this story should be put into the news on T.V. I definitely think that the hospital(doctor)should be held accountable Good luck Sharon.
- Elizabeth B
- June 17, 2013 - 14:53
The Fathers side needs to be heard before anyboby judges anyone... Did the mother get full custody???
- Pam Frampton
- June 17, 2013 - 15:27
The parents have joint custody.
- mother of accused
- June 17, 2013 - 12:23
I am sorry you have gone through this nightmare. I unfortunately know first hand how the system assumes you are guilty and never follows thru with other possibilities. Many families fight the same injustices daily. Stay strong!!! Also, Pam thank you for writing this series the public needs to be aware of how SBS cases go so wrong for so many.
- Elizabeth B
- June 17, 2013 - 11:00
I think that people reading this story need to hear both sides before they judge...and I wonder if the editor of this story heard both sides before this story before it got published....this is just my opinion
- Pam Frampton
- June 17, 2013 - 11:04
I am familiar with the judge's decision in this case, which I cannot quote from because the matter arose before Family Court. However, I can report the outcome, which was that the mother's access to her child was restored by the courts.
- Elizabeth B
- June 17, 2013 - 13:57
For the editor the replyed to my message I would like for you to write a story from what the father went through so that would be considered both sides of the story
- June 16, 2013 - 05:55
"It is better to risk saving the guilty than to condemn the innocent" - Voltaire. So far in the series, I am not impressed with this doctor or the two social workers and the two cops. I don't know what they were all using for a brain but they alone will have to live with what they did and depending on how this story unfolds, it must be a terrible burden for them to bear.
- June 15, 2013 - 18:19
stay strong Sharon. your road has been really rocky. Its hard when you know and your family knows that you not guilty ,but everyone else thinks you are guilty.. Believe that everything will work out.. Don't lose Hope . Looking forward to hearing your story next week in part 2. thank you. Sylvia
- marg hancock
- June 15, 2013 - 18:07
how sad------typical behaviour of those over zealous social workers----lots of book learning but no experience or common sense
- June 15, 2013 - 16:48
CYFS consistently torture families.
- June 15, 2013 - 15:45
MY GREATGRANDAUGHTER HAS GONE THROUGH THE SAME THING AND ONLY NOW HAS BEEN AT LEAST GIVEN TO HER GRANDMOTHER. ALL BECAUSE THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE ADVISED TO DO. SO MUCH SO, EVEN THE BABY'S MOTHER COULDN'T EVEN BREAST FEED HER DAUGHTER THE SHAME IS ON OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM AND THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
- June 15, 2013 - 13:43
Guilty until proven innocent is standard operating procedure for Child Youth & Family Services. It is a cold and bureaucratic organization which cares more for covering its ass than the best interests of the child. It will not admit a mistake, but instead will go all out to cover it up. It damages many of the children in its care.
- June 15, 2013 - 12:01
This is what I don't like about social workers - I know some who have graduated in recent years and they come out of MUN with attitude. Pious, self-righteous, know-it-all-attitudes. To do this to a mother is unthinkable, there has to be a better way. And this mother should be compensated financially by the un-justice system that caused her so much loss.
- June 17, 2013 - 10:22
As a social worker from MUN, I would have to say that you're spoit-on, Starr. The field is filled with too many social workers who misunderstand and misuse their power.