You are cordially invited to attend the
“For Love and for Justice” Fund-Raising Concert
at Richmond Peace Mennonite Church
11571 Daniels Road, Richmond, BC
Jan 3, 2010
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Due to limited seating we ask you to indicate your intention to come by calling 778-228-4717 to reserve your place or send an email reservation request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul and Zabeth have three children, Kent (5), Baden (4) and Bethany (2). On October 22, 2007 the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development took Bethany and her brothers from the Bayne’s home. Bethany was two months old then and she has been in foster care ever since. She was seized after her concerned parents took their child to the hospital following a household mishap when their two year old boy accidentally fell on the infant’s head. After several local hospital visits she was taken to BC Children’s Hospital where one doctor concluded she had sustained non accidental injury and was a Shaken Baby. This resulted in a Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and interrogation of Paul and Zabeth and the seizure of their three children. With insufficient evidence the charges were dropped and the Baynes were released. Damage has already been done and it was only the beginning of this long distress.
MCFD should be committed to returning children to birth parents. In this case no such attempt has been made without the condition that the Baynes admit to shaking their baby. Ten experts believe that SBS was a misdiagnosis. We believe there is no evidence to support the opinion that Baynes are a risk to their children.
The Baynes have lost their house and other assets to finance the effort to recover their family. The children would thrive in the care of their own parents. Bethany’s real health issues would be addressed with examination and treatment. Paul and Zabeth deserve the human right to raise their children and instill the Christian values they know will equip them for life.