On July 28, 2017, DYLAN T. , a happy, healthy 6 year old who local pastor and Community leader Bishop Matthew Bradby and his wife Candice Bradby has had in their custody since he was 10 months old (and are in the process of adopting); was picked up by his birth-grandmother, for an agreed upon weekend sleepover in Waldorf, MD, to spend time with his older brother after not seeing him in or their family in 2 years. On July 30, 2017. his grandmother was supposed to bring him back home but didn't. After several days of trying to locate Dylan to get him home, The Bradbys have found that Dylan was given to his birth mother by the grandmother as opposed to honoring her agreement to bring him back home in the 30th. The birth mother gave the Bradbys custody via an Adoption Agreement in 2012.
Dylan's birth mother took the child without permission and per coorespondances the child is suffering a few mental issues after the abrupt removal. It is an issue as to whether or not he is now safe where he she has him as her stability is questionable. Further because the case has sat in Baltimore County Court since 2014 ( for some unknown reason), in order to get this child home...The Bradbys must now fight for the child's safety in court.
In September we found out that the mother handed Dylan over to another couple she claims to be the biological father. With him not being on the birth certificate, no court ordered custody or paternity and it's been several years no one knows for certain. The couple has used fake addresses in several documents and refuses to adhere a court order of custody to return him immediately to Matthew and Candy Bradby.
We are asking friends, family, Northwestern & Western alumni, businesses, clergy, churches, advocacy groups and supporters to help us raise the money needed to cover the expenses of getting Dylan returned safely to the only home he knows and the legal battle that will ensue.
With the BRADBYS he is an "A" student. He loves reading, practicing Taekwon Do and reading scripture at his home church THE HOUSE OF CHAMPIONS. No amount is too small to give to help this child grow up in an environment of love and safety!
Please help this family fight to get their child back. Together we can meet this goal and possibly exceed it!
*Hear 1st hand from Candy Bradby the impact this event has had on her life...
This is Dylan's 1st Day of School 2016...In 2017 he's not in school due this aweful incident
In 2012 Dylan Enjoys laughing at his brother Jayson
- James Grant Jr.
- Denise McKinney
- Lamonte Tyler
- Curtis Roberts
- Maurice Smith
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