So how does the state give the kids back?
This morning Judge Barbara Walther asked for all the players to join in court today. A 2pm "conference" to decide how the court will abide by the Texas Supreme Court's decision to essentially give the FLDS kids back to their families.
The court was packed this afternoon as attorneys, FLDS mothers, and media filled the seats. All waiting to hear how this would all be resolved.
The state drafted up some language on how to return the children, with guidelines. Some of those proposals:
•Child Protective Services (CPS) must be allowed on and off the YFZ ranch for unannounced visits.
•Parents must take parenting classes.
•Children are not allowed to leave the state.
•Specific definitions of what the word "home" is..to avoid prior confusion about dwellings on the ranch.
•Kids are supposed to be picked up by their parents starting Monday morning.
All the details of these and other stipulations are being worked out as many of the attorneys are stating concerns and questions like: What about those children whose parents have yet to be identified?
The proceedings continue...
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