The Theodoros (Formerly Saad) were a happy family raising their two children in Tennessee.
A few years back they changed their last name to Theodoro for fear of the increasing prejudice against brown skin americans. Peter is a U.S. Citizen but Egyptian.
They were ecstatic to find out they were having their first baby girl after two boys.
Tennessee Christian residents, former medical students, and loving parents to 2 boys, Suzy and Peter decided to take an impromptu drive to Maine for some much needed R & R after attending an important family funeral in New Jersey in late 2018. A couple of hours into their trip, Suzy ( maiden name: Gunderson) began experiencing back pain and discomfort and being 38 weeks pregnant with their first daughter, they thought it best to stop at the nearest hospital in Middletown, CT.
It was a decision they have lived to regret…
What was the exact reason they held Sofia from her mother?
Report filed by Middlesex Hospital
Reasoning for holding the child
What does this mean?
They are stating that the Theodoro’s were so uncooperative that they couldn’t come to a resolution and kept the baby.
1. THIS IS ILLEGAL.
This is not Eminency. The legal standard is Eminency, meaning there needs to be a justifiable reason to withhold. Even if true, it is not just cause to hold a child in state custody.
2. VIDEO RECORDED EVIDENCE ALSO SHOWS THIS CLAIM OF BEING UNCOOPERATIVE IS FALSE.
Sofia is now 1.5 years old…
and she needs to be at home with the Theodoro’s.
Not with a Connecticut government agency that has gone out of control and refuses to admit their error. They have stolen so much time from the Theodoro’s.
Sofia needs her mom and dad who love her and who can care for her in the best way possible. They are the best place for her to be.
Everyday, Suzy is missing important milestones with her only daughter.
The Theodoro family in Disney World
The Theodoro's on a family vacation
Who Will Stand Up for Sofia?
Sofia’s parents can’t stand up because they put themselves at risk with the courts anytime they speak out against this injustice. They also live 20 hours away from where they are holding Sofia hostage.
Sofia can’t stand up because she’s 1.5 years old and being held in state custody.
DCF won’t stand up for her. They’re the ones who kidnapped her. They’re the ones that are traumatizing her and keeping her away from her real family.
The State of Connecticut won’t stand up for Sofia. Because the State is who’s holding her in custody.
#1 Send a letter to state leaders
Copy and Send the sample message to our leaders and demand they bring Sofia home!
***Some of the The state leaders do not have public email addresses.
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Connecticut State Leaders
Judge Patrick J. Carroll III
Chief Court Administrator Office of the Chief Court Administrator
Send me a complaint
Supreme Court Building
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 0610
Copy this letter and send it to our leaders to demand justice for this family.
Dear << State Leader>>,
I am writing as a concerned citizen.
On November 9th, 2018, Sofia Theodoro was illegally removed from her mother, Suzy Theodoro via forced c-section. by Middlesex Hospital and ultimately the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF).
DCF failed to meet every legal requirement for the removal of Sofia. DCF has continued to break the law while keeping Sofia in foster care.
Judge, Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa has personal biased towards this case and is related to the foster mother. She has violated the Code of Judicial Conduct
This is not a hoax. This is a very real nightmare for this family.
I implore you to speak out against this injustice and use your position of authority to do what you can to free Sofia Theodoro and return her to her loving family immediately.
I ask you to prioritize DCF reform during this legislative interim and during the next legislative session in 2021 to prevent additional families from suffering this trauma.
Sofia Theodoro is not being helped. She is not in better care with her foster guardians than with her biological family. She is being traumatized by the State of Connecticut. She has a right to know her real family.
Please stand for Sofia and bring her home. Please see evidence of this crime at www.standforsofia.com
#2 Make a call to state leaders
I’m calling as a concerned [a parent] and/or [a concerned citizen].
On November 9th, 2018, Sofia Theodoro was illegally removed from her mother via forced C-section at Middlesex hospital and ultimately taken by (DCF) Department of Child and Family Services for no just cause.
DCF failed to meet every legal requirement for the removal of Sofia.
DCF has continued to break the law while keeping Sofia.
I ask Governor Lamont to speak out against this injustice.
I ask Governor Lamont to help free Sofia and bring her back home.
I ask Governor Lamont to prioritize DCF reform during this legislative interim and during the next legislative session in 2021 to prevent additional families from suffering this trauma.
Demand Justice for this family
Please take the time to speak up about what has happened to this family and urge the state leaders to get invovled to bring Sofia home to Tennessee where she belongs.
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The past 3 or 4 weeks, Peter and Suzy have been “allowed“ to video chat with their daughter once a week for a few minutes at a time. They have been told that they are only allowed to stay on the call as long as Sofia is “engaged” with them. If she appears sleepy,...
May 15th, 2020 Information on the Judge, Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa – Hartford, connection to the Foster Mother.
Information about the Judge's Connection to the foster Mother. https://youtu.be/tAOi-hTAktc This was the ONLY time the ct DCF ever “assisted ” them to see their daughter by paying only for the plane tickets and nothing else. They were told that by law they should have...
A Kidnapping in Connecticut: The Story of Baby Sofia (Theodoro) It is a story so unbelievable that it sounds like the plot of a movie, but unlike a 2 hour drama there is no happy ending, or ending at all. In 2018, Suzy and Peter Theodoro (Formerly Saad) were traveling...