I obviously don’t know the whole story, but Child Protective Services took the Leonards’ six kids (including one that is still breast feeding) from them because they were living in a storage unit. No, not an ideal living situation, but it certainly seemed to be a very viable and safe option for this family that has fallen on hard times. Read the story, watch the video. See what you think.
If our Child Protective Services worked in the rest of the world, most all children would be taken away from poor, but loving parents…lack of running water in the dwelling seems to be the reason cited for the removal.
My instincts tell me that a horrible injustice has been done to this family and I pray that they are reunited quickly. I have looked for information online as to how to possibly help this family, but have been unsuccessful. Perhaps the good people of Houston will rally together and help this family out of their terrible predicament.
I hear lots of stories about people who are down on their luck and have more sadness heaped upon them in the midst of that, but this family has grieved me particularly. It seems highly indicative of the overall health of this family that none of the children has gotten less than a B in any of their classes despite their unusual living situation. I think those kids belong with their parents, even if they are living (legally!) in a storage unit.