Return Baby Evelyn Bennett
Stephanie Bennett of Canton, Ohio signed adoption surrender documents on the second meeting with a representative of "A Child's Waiting" adoption agency. She had been introduced to an agency representative by her high school counselor on the grounds of Oak Glen High School in Canton. Stephanie, who was 17 at the time, was advised by the adopion agency representative to run away from home and sign documents in another county.
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Stephanie Bennett's parents went to court in Stark County and were awarded custody of their grandchild, Evelyn, but the adoption agency refuses to return Stephanie Bennett's baby.
We, the undersigned, demand the return of Baby Evelyn Bennett to her mother, Stephanie, and her custodial gaurdians, her grandparents, Judy and Ranza Bennett immediately. We believe the coercion on the mother, the secretive nature of the transactions, the unethical and immoral means used to wrest the signature from the lone and unprotected mother, and the complete dismissal of the rights of the grandparents, who were and remain the legal guardians of Evelyn, show sufficient evidence of the widespread use of unethical adoption practice in this case and that an investigation into the practices utilized by this and other agencies in the state of Ohio should be commenced.
We demand the return of Baby Evelyn Bennett to her rightful family, the Bennetts.