News Video: Child Remains in Foster Care After Being Kidnapped by His Mother

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Denalee Chapman April 25, 2015
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Six-year-old Derik Shea remains in foster care after his mother, Deborah, failed to show up for an emergency court hearing. The hearing was called after Deborah took Derik from her parents’ home and disappeared. They were found several hours later, after her parents reported them missing. Pleading to have his grandson placed in his care, Derik’s grandfather did show up in court. Yet Derik told investigators, in detail, about drug usage going on in his grandparents’ home. He also accused his grandparents of hitting him.

For now Derik remains in foster care, with a new court hearing scheduled for May 14th.  The court expects his mother, Deborah, will not be a “no show” at the next hearing.

Watch the video here. 

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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