Some of you may have seen this story in the news. All of us are familiar with non custodial disputes when a divorce occurs. Not many of us have given thought to cases involving adoption.
Allison Lee Quets, 49, is suspected of abducting her twins, 1-year-old Holly Ann Needham and Tyler Lee Needham from their adoptive parents on Christmas Eve. They were found and are in the care of Canadian Social Services.
In a previous post, “Delayed reaction and missing twins“ I remarked, “What is puzzling is that it appears she had sufficient financial resources to hire someone to assist her with their care”.
One of Allison’s supporters offered this comment posing the question, who kidnapped whom first?
“The following account is true and accurate to the extent that these are the facts of the case as I was led to understand them through conversations with Allison at the time of the events. Allison attended the church my husband ran in Florida…..”
Update: Allison Lee Quets, 49, who was taken into custody on Friday, remains in the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre and her Canadian lawyer said she will be there until at least Tuesday, when Canadian courts are next in session.
Jeff Schroeder also said that the Children’s Aid Society, which has been looking after the 17-month-old twins, has told him that they will not be notifying Quets of her children’s return to the United States.
In early December, the adoptive parents failed to bring the children for a court-mandated visit with Quets, who eventually got a court order to compel the adoptive family to let her see them.
Update: To those following the case of Allison Quets, Nancy Grace will be airing a new segment tonight January 8th on her case.