Ms. Sellers is a 31 year old female who arrived at a hospital in Kentucky on May 16, 2021 to give birth to her baby boy, Zephaniah Without just cause, Ms. Sellers newborn was ripped from her hands by Child Protective Services(CPS) on May 19, 2021. 2 days after Zephaniah’s birth. Ms. Sellers has been denied her right to be heard on the deprivation of her parental rights.
On May 19, 2021 at only 2 days old, Zephaniah was taken from his mother unnecessarily by the Kentucky Child Protection System (CPS). Zephaniah's mother was misjudged by Baptist Hospital Lexington and assaulted by law enforcement and hospital security. Ms. Sellers attempted to leave the hospital after being discharged home by a medical doctor. Ms. Sellers rights were violated and she was held against her will at the hospital. Ms. Sellers has not neglected her newborn but yet she is forced to face another day without her child in her custody. This is NOT right. This is NOT justice. We must STOP CPS from hurting this family.
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Ms. Sellers is calling on her community! Ms. Sellers has decided to stand up to this oppressive system and be heard on this illegal removal. Ms. Sellers continues to incur cost in her pursuit to hold all parties accountable for the abuse inflicted upon her and her child. Ms. Sellers needs help with other cost associated with her campaign to "Bring Zephaniah Home"
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Ms. Sellers goes to trial on August 30, 2021 to prove she has not abused or neglected Zephaniah. For full details and to register to stand in solidarity on August 30 with Ms. Sellers, please visit: Click Here
No mother, father, or child should ever have to experience being forcefully separated the way that Zephaniah was ripped from his mother's hands. Ms. Sellers trust that her situation will help to bring urgent attention and calls for accountability to the increasing incidence of racial and cultural discrimination in the child welfare system, and the trauma it creates within our community and within our homes.
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