Keep Your Kids Out of Oregon

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is seriously one of the most absurd cases I’ve read about ever. In 2008 Noah Kirkman, 10-years-old at the time, was visiting his stepfather in Oakridge, Oregon. Now, Noah has severe mental problems including attention deficit disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. When the police stopped Noah because he was riding his bicycle without wearing a helmet he was unable to answer their questions to their satisfaction. They didn’t like the way he was acting so they alerted the Department of Human Services. The Department of Human Services then contacted their counterparts in both British Columbia and Quebec, both provinces where the Kirkman family had lived. Because Noah had a file in those provinces, he was taken away from his stepfather and placed in foster care in Oregon. His mother, Lisa Kirkman, fought for two years to get her son back on Canadian soil. She was ordered by the Oregon judge to complete psychiatric assessments, parenting classes, and home studies. She did all that, and yet she still couldn’t have her son back. It’s believed that the reason her son was kept from her was because she had previously been arrested in Canada for growing marijuana. In addition, she is a medical marijuana user and a pot activist. The judge, by the way, has strong ties to Oregon’s juvenile drug court.

Now, one might wonder at this point why the child was not returned to his stepfather since the judge sure as hell wasn’t gonna let him return to his mother and his native land. Well, the morons in Oregon, for whatever reason, didn’t recognize the stepfather as the boy’s legal guardian. How that makes any sense is beyond me. I guess that’s their justification for kidnapping a boy and holding him against his will and his family’s will for two years.

Noah was finally returned to Calgary in June of this year. He’s living with his grandparents while he readjusts to life in Calgary. Why is he not living with his mother you ask? Good question. I have no answer, just speculation. Let’s just say I blame the U.S.

So now Noah is home and the story should have a happy ending, right? Wrong. Just when the mom thought this whole ordeal was finally over she received a notice saying Oregon expects to be reimbursed for the cost of foster care and medical expenses. I’m sorry…WHAT?!? You have got to be kidding me! That is absolutely absurd! The boy was taken from his family and held captive by the state of Oregon for two years and now they expect the mother to pay them for this? Unfuckingbelievable! That’s just beyond reprehensible. Seriously, it’s not bad enough to kidnap a child and keep him away from his family for two years. They really expect the mother to pay them for that crime? Suck it Oregon!

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