Seven-month-old Penelope has been placed in the state’s care following her father’s arrest for growing pot and her mother fleeing with her. Penelope’s mother, Jessica McCreery said she was concerned that following Penelope’s father’s arrest CPS would step in to take their daughter, so she took off. This spurred a nationwide search.

Eventually Jessica and baby Penelope returned to Florida where Penelope was found to be underweight and in need of medical care. The exact situation Jessica was hoping to avoid is the situation she finds herself in right now. Jessica’s attorney is fighting to have mother and baby reunited. It has been over a week that the duo has been separated, and state officials are working to secure supervised visits.