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American Idol Alum Syesha Mercado Tearfully Talks Fight To Regain Custody Of Her Children

An American Idol finalist is living a nightmare without Child Protective Services took her babies yonder — plane though she says she didn’t do anything wrong.

On Tuesday, Syesha Mercado held a news priming with her victual daddy Tyron Deener to explain how she’s been missing out on precious moments with her newborn daughter Ast, whom she recently handed over to Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies in a heartbreaking viral video, and her toddler son Amen’Ra, who was put in foster superintendency by authorities when in March.

The Book of Mormon actress tapped lanugo in tears as she detailed the fight to regain custody of Amen’Ra. Accusing CPS workers of falsely ultimatum she and her partner refused to provide unrepealable medical treatment to their son, the performer cried:

“Our son has since been placed with a white foster family without interviewing qualified relatives or friends of our family for placement while they investigate. We are given limited information and presently only have weekly zoom visitation for an hour with our son, with no magistrate order stating these visitation limitations.”

As we reported, Amen’Ra was taken from his momma older this year pursuit a hospital visit where a doctor personal the boy was malnourished. Mercado personal she had taken her son to Johns Hopkins All Children’s in Florida for fluids while transitioning from breastfeeding to the bottle. The doctor who assessed Amen’Ra was later accused of stuff too quick to decide caregivers had longwinded their kids without unquestionably investigating, but she denied the claims, equal to USA Today.

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Amid their fight to reunite with Amen’Ra, Syesha and her partner were pulled over in Florida on a traffic stop last week, when officers discovered she had a newborn victual girl. Officials told the couple they were taking Ast considering the pair reportedly didn’t tell authorities she’d given lineage during their ongoing legal wrestle for their son.

For his part, Deener said he doesn’t understand why their children were taken yonder from them in the first place, as they are “law wholehearted citizens” who have not washed-up anything “irresponsible as parents.” He said:

“Our children should have never been taken from us in the first place. We are law wholehearted citizens. We have no criminal preliminaries and we have no history with the Department of Family Services… We wake up every single day and we have to squint at our victual setup, and squint at their swings and they’re not here. And we have not single-minded any crime. We have not longwinded our babies, we have not washed-up anything that is irresponsible as parents.”

Noting that they’re both upset well-nigh the kids not getting to meet, Syesha undisputed the ongoing wrestle has taken a toll on them, sharing:

“The only way we get through is there’s just a strength that comes every day to get us through the day. And we just stay focused on them bringing them home.”

You can watch the heartbreaking video here.

Civil rights shyster Ben Crump has now gotten involved in the case, and he’s once calling out the deputies for making an exhibition out of a Black family and “publicly dehumanizing them.” Meanwhile, Syesha started a GoFundMe page to help imbricate her legal costs, which has once increasingly than doubled its $200,000 goal.

We hope the couple stays strong as they protract the fight to get their children back.

[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN]

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Aug 18, 2021 07:00am PDT

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