Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Update: Escape from Nebraska!

In that case discussed in the previous post to this Blog: After a month trapped in the Nebraska foster care system, the children from Palo Alto, California are free.

As their father's lawyer put it: "The kids were flown back here on Friday, interviewed by child protective services and returned to their parents in a matter of minutes." And on Tuesday, the juvenile court case officially was dismissed. The family will have to go through counseling. A criminal case against the parents still is pending in Nebraska.

The daughter will be allowed to travel – with her family - to South Korea to receive her prize in an international art competition.

By the way, her painting is scheduled to remain on display at the Omaha Children's Museum until October. But if you're thinking of dropping in from out-of-state to see it, you might want to leave the kids at home.