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by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 15, 2012) — The Henderson parents have reported that when they went to court for a hearing they understood was scheduled for today regarding the custody of their infant, who is now almost four months old and has been raised by strangers since he was seized from them at the age of five weeks, they discovered that the hearing was held on Tuesday without their knowledge and a social worker appointed to the baby testified that the parents were guilty of “emotionally abusing” him.

Earlier today, Mr. Henderson sent the following email:

quickly after arriving at court we discovered that the hearing today had been held yesterday. without notice and without having a chance to be heard, state sanctioned kidnappers parlayed our liberties in the star chambers of Judge Downing. They found that our baby was abused emotionally and that he would be better cared for in the home of homosexuals who have burned our baby and stabbed him and done G-d knows what else. Today we continue fight. We will wait for tomorrow to morn.

The parents have been trying unsuccessfully to regain custody of their children after they were falsely imprisoned 18 months ago by the Los Angeles County Police Department in May of last year. After their incarceration, all six children were placed in foster care.  Despite letters of recommendation and the parents having attended parenting classes, counseling, and all court hearings about which they were informed, Judge Marguerite Downing is placing the children up for adoption on Monday.  Mrs. Henderson reported:

The hearing yesterday was for the baby. the results of the hearing for the baby is that we abused him. They will keep him and we have a year before they adopt him out. The hearing for the older six is on Monday.

The Hendersons’ infant was taken from them last August during an unsupervised visit with the older six children after she refused to sign a “Voluntary Care Plan” which she described as an admission that she had abused her baby.  It was discovered recently that the necessary signatures were not provided on the paperwork, but the judge approved DCFS’s jurisdiction over the baby.

On Monday, the two foster mothers caring for the infant and his two-year-old brother accused Mrs. Henderson of abusing the two-year-old, whom they wish to adopt.  The Post & Email has been told by a source close to the family that because the two women wish to adopt the child, the process “could go very quickly.”  The child Mrs. Henderson is holding here is the one most likely to be adopted first against the parents’ wishes.

The public is invited to attend Monday’s hearing at the Edmund C. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA.

The source stated that a pinkish mark appeared on the two-year-old’s face about two weeks ago which the father, Jeffrey Henderson, saw on Wednesday and described as a “cigarette burn.”  Mr. Henderson said that the boy also had a “stab” injury on his back and that the foster mothers had filed a complaint against Mrs. Henderson for allowing the child to injure himself while in her care on Sunday.  However, during that visit, a DCFS social worker was present as well as a third adult, and none reported any scrapes, bruises, or injuries of any kind to any of the children.

Mrs. Henderson has reported deep psychological scarring of all of the children, particularly the eldest, who asks her every week when they are coming home.  The family had been home-schooling the two eldest children and is deeply religious.  The children’s Orthodox Judaism has been brushed aside by the foster parents, having been replaced by Halloween and Christmas against the parents’ wishes.

The source close to the family stated that it is her assessment that the foster mothers are blaming Mrs. Henderson for the injuries so that they might improve their chances of adopting the boy, who has been in their care for over a year.  The source also told The Post & Email that no efforts at reunification of the family have been attempted, although a DCFS social worker has falsely written that that reunification has been tried unsuccessfully.  DCFS Public Affairs Director Armand Montiel has stated that reunification is the primary goal of the agency.

Mrs. Henderson was enjoying unsupervised visits with all of the children until after the infant was taken from her on August 31.

The parents have reportedly been barred from reading anything in their court file and have been unaware of several hearings in their children’s cases in violation of court rules.

Our source stated that DCFS social workers receive large bonuses for placing children into adoptive homes.

Another report on this case will be filed in the very near future.

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  1. Psalm. 35 Is the great imprecatory prayer of a righteous man in the Old Testament. David prayed for deliverance because he was surrounded by implacable enemies. David knew that he could not win this fight alone. He needed the help of God, so he asked for it.

    1 Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

    2 Take hold of buckler and shield, And rise up for my help.

    3 Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

    David calls on the Lord to take up the struggle for him. The first rule of a righteous imprecatory prayer is that it be offered in a situation where you can rightfully call on God to fight for you. The righteous imprecatory prayer can only be for a righteous cause.

    Second, the righteous imprecatory prayer (not just an evil wishing of injury) is uttered by one in danger of grievous harm, even destruction.

    4 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.

    7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.

    11 Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.

    12 They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

    15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.

    16 Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.

    20 For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

    This is not to be the appeal of one who is just annoyed or bothered. This is a person suffering greatly at the hands of evil men.

    David was faced with cruel and unrelenting enemies he could not stop. Since David could not stop them, he prayed for God to do it.

    5 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.

    6 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them.

    8 Let destruction come upon him unawares; And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.

    David knew the character of those who so vehemently opposes him. He knew the only way they would stop was to be made to stop by force. But such force is often beyond the strength of men. Even the most powerful have limits on what they can do. And often this type of prayer will be said by those who have no power at all.

    So the situation in which to offer a righteous imprecatory prayer is 1) when it is a cause that God will support, 2) you are suffering a terrible harm and 3) other means of relief are not available. These are not simply prayers of vengeance, but prayers of dependence on God as the only hope of help.

    15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; The smites whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.

    24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Thy righteousness; And do not let them rejoice over me.

    Rom. 12:19 “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.” Not taking one’s own vengeance, but waiting on God to use His tools (natural means, governments, other evil men’s predilection for evil, etc.) to bring His vengeance is exactly what patience is.