November 9th 2018,
new born baby Sofia Theodoro was
Illegally taken,

KIDNAPPED BY THE STATE 

Sofia Theodoro was kidnapped,

Not because her parents didn’t want her,

Not from a drug cartel,

or human traffickers,

she was taken by the

THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

hand picked for a state employee.

 

 THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT KIDNAPPING

Suzy and the Theodoro family are just like your family…

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… 

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On November 9th 2018 Sofia was Taken…

The State of Connecticut removed Sofia from her mother via forced C-section claiming it was an emergency.
After that they proceeded to falsely accuse Suzy and her Egyptian US. born husband of being a muslim terrorist and Suzy a drug addict.
They claimed Sofia was being neglected and was in danger. Yet the only reason they wrote on the report for taking Sofia was that the “parents were uncooperative”.

Yet once the public sees the actual evidence despite the internet harassment and claims of a hoax, it clearly shows that a major crime had been committed- and all the states claims about Suzy and Peter Theodoro fall apart.

Peter Theodoro desperately taking in all he can with his daughter sofia

WHY?

What was the exact reason they held Sofia from her mother?

Report filed by Middlesex Hospital

False alligations against Suzy Theodoro from Middlesex hospital
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Reasoning for holding the child

The only basis for holding the child stated on the report was ..
“The child without parents to care and meet her needs due to the refusal to engage with DCF and/or Hospital in Staff in planning for the care and wellbeing of child at discharge.”

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.

Lie #1 by the middletown court in Connecticut

The Department of Child and Family Services (DCF) claimed they had to take Sofia because her parents didn't want her and they didn’t cooperate with DCF. The records states that they imply Suzy is a drug addict or self-prescribing medicine and her husband a muslim terrorist.

Truth:  Suzy is NOT a drug addict nor has she ever been. It’s simply a ridiculous claim.

Truth:  Peter is a Christian American citizen who happens to be of Egyptian decent. He is a loving husband and father.

Truth: The Theodoro’s compiled fully with DCF.  They gave all of their information, offered to pay out of pocket for exams for Sofia and took a drug test that came back negative. Their psychology report also came back normal stating they were NOT a threat to themselves or others.

Truth: The Theodoro’s were forced into giving birth via c-section without consent from the hospital.  They were  profiled without cause and treated like criminals.

Truth:  Peter and Suzy Theodoro have never been under any kind of investigation for child neglect in Tennessee or in any other court system. There was no probable cause too feel that Sofia was going to be neglected or in danger. They have been loving parents to two children already.

Truth: Suzy and Peter begged to have their daughter transferred to Tennessee but the court refused claiming minor technicalities that made it almost impossible for them to have a fair trial and see their daughter. They offered assistance when it was too late, they would tell them information at the last minute, and give them very little notice to to make arrangements for a 20 hour ride. They swift-boated the paperwork, facts and have made it almost impossible for the couple to get a fair case. There is nothing missing here. The parents are innocent and have done everything possible to cooperate.

Lie #1 by the middletown court in Connecticut

The courts claim that the Theodoro's and their family had no interest in seeing their baby and made very little attempt to contact them or cooperate. They didn't even show up to their trial.

Truth: The Theodoro’s contacted the courts and DCF numerous times without any return communication. They wrote numerous emails and have recorded phone calls made that were never returned.

Truth:  The court mislead the Theodoro’s to believe their appearance was unnecessary as long as they had a lawyer there to represent them which was a financial relief since they had been traveling 20 hours one way sometimes twice a week to visit with Sofia. No one, not their lawyer ( appointed by the court) or DCF let them know they NEEDED to be there. Everyone they were supposed to trust mislead them about the protocol and they missed an important hearing where they would have been able to challenge the DCF.

Truth: In a true child neglect case, The law states that they prefer to adopt the child out to relatives. The theodoro’s extended family, Sofia’s grandparents, Peters parents, have taken all the necessary steps to adopt Sofia, but DCF and the courts are now claiming that they are not fit to adopt Sofia. They have no legitimate reason.  The parents are young enough and in great health. Family reunification is in the best interest of the child so why are the courts not following this protocol?

Lie #1 by the middletown court in Connecticut

The courts, Middlesex hospital and DCF from Middletown and surrounding areas are claiming that this story is a hoax.

Truth:  This is a horrible crime that has been committed against this family. There is piles of evidence that the judge is refusing to hear due to her personal affliation with the foster mother. 

Truth: DCF and the hospital and courts are doing all they can to cover it up. We wish this wasn’t true but it is very real.  

Truth:  Suzy and Peter are a real couple going through an unimaginable nightmare. We need to do all we can to help them.  

Truth: This is not a hoax or a scam. We found instances of online harassment and photoshopped pictures being spread around the internet to try and discredit Suzy Theodoro. One specific website by an uniformed 70 year old retiree with a computer, named Robert Baty, “Kent Hovind’s worths nightmare”, calling himself a reporter on CPS cases where he as no expertise on the matter, yet his website shows up in google searches hurting this couples credibility. 

Truth: We have found numerous erroneous claims against low income parents from Middlesex hospital and the DCF agency.

Why would they do this?

Lie #1 by the middletown court in Connecticut

Judge, Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa helped DCF and Middlesex hospital hide their lies and keep Sofia away from her family. She has a close personal relationship to the foster mother who is a possible relative.

Truth: The judge presiding over this case,Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa needs to recuse herself from this case. She is not giving the Theodoro’s a fair trail and favoring her 50 year old (possible) family member, already the mother of three,  so she can have a baby.

Truth: Title IV, a law passed in 1997, brings in enormous amounts of money for the states funding for each child in foster care, the state brings in.   The DCF presures workers to hit monthly goals to “find” cases for foster care. With over 4000 kids in foster care, that is about a lot of money for the state of Connecticut.  Sounds ridiculous? See if there is any real evidence against the Theodoro’s…you won’t find any. 

EVIDENCE IN FAVOR OF THE THEODORO’S

Suzy Theodoro Drug test and Psych Eval- All Normal

You can see, Suzy and her husband Peter come from a good strong Christian family, full of love and care for their children. Sofia deserves to know her family. 

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SOFIA NEEDS TO COME HOME

Suzy Theodoro and her husband Peter did nothing wrong.

They have been falsely accused of child neglect to benefit the state of Connecticut.

The Judge’s biased personal relationship to the foster parents makes this scenario even more corrupt than the false charges against these good parents.

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

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Connecticut State Leaders

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

Connecticut Senator

Susan Bysiewicz

Susan Bysiewicz

Connecticut Lt. Governor

Ted Lamont

Ted Lamont

Connecticut Governor

Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal

Connecticut Senator

Supreme Court

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Judge Patrick J. Carroll III

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Judicial Review Council of Connecticut

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Ben Florsheim

Ben Florsheim

Middletown Ct Mayor

Bobbye Knoll Peterson

Bobbye Knoll Peterson

Chief of Staff for Middletown, CT

Vanessa Dorantes

Commissioner Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Michael Williams

Deputy Commissioner Connecticut Department of Children and Families

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

Sincerely,

<Your name>

www.standforsofia.com

#2 Make a call to state leaders

Talking Points:

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. 

Ted Lamont

Ted Lamont

Connecticut Governor

Local phone number (Hartford area): 860-566-4840

Toll-free: 800-406-1527 TDD: 860-524-7397

Susan Bysiewicz

Susan Bysiewicz

Connecticut Lt. Governor

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

Connecticut Senator

Hartford: (860)549-8463

Washington: (202) 224-4041

Ben Florsheim

Ben Florsheim

Middletown Ct Mayor

Bobbye Knoll Peterson

Bobbye Knoll Peterson

Chief of Staff for Middletown, CT

Vanessa Dorantes

Commissioner Connecticut Department of Children and Families

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