A source connected to Michael Schofield reports that The Department of Child and Family Services has removed Jani and Bodhi Schofield from their mother Susan Schofield’s custody. According to the source, the county placed the children in foster care. The removal of the children follows an explosive appearance by Susan on Dr. Phil where she admitted to doctor shopping and putting her son on powerful anti-psychotic medications without a corresponding diagnosis.
Yesterday the family source posted the information on KiwiFarms. User Janus Jupiter shared the news early this morning at 2:12 am.
“After months of saying there was nothing they can do, DCFS abruptly got a warrant and pulled Jani and Bodhi from Susan and Cory, right at the same time Michael was with Amy who was giving birth via c section. Unfortunately, it appears that DCFS didn’t think this through very well and for obvious reasons Michael can’t get to LA to get them right now.
They were originally placed with foster care but something went wrong and the foster mother rejected both kids, who are now spending the weekend in a shelter. Because Michael couldn’t come get them today, he is considered to have abandoned them. Court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. That’s all I know so far.”
Shortly after Janus Jupiter posted the news, members erupted with happiness, tears, and questions about what transpired. Another source connected to the case verified the claims about the children. However, they clarified that the children were not in an adult homeless shelter.
According to the source, both children will require medical supervision to wean off the power anti-psychotic medications.
Approximately twenty minutes later, Janus Jupiter reported that doctors saw the children after their removal. Additionally, both children have scheduled psychiatric examinations later today. Janus Jupiter said that Michael doesn’t know the location of his children. However, DCFS told Michael the children were receiving 24/7 medical care.
Due to privacy laws associated with child custody cases, there is no official word from DCFS about the custody status of the children. Susan and her husband Cory have been unusually silent on Facebook for more than 24 hours. I reached out to Susan to confirm if the rumors were true, but she did not reply to my request for comment.
A source connected to medical staff at UCLA stated they believe that the children were removed strategically by DCFS because Michael would not be able to retrieve his children.
Another aspect not known is whether the removal of the children is temporary or permanent. Janus Jupiter said the court will hear the custody case on March 13.
If the information provided by the leaker is correct, Bodhi and Jani are finally safe from their mother’s abuse. With proper medical supervision, both children will be able to get off powerful and harmful medications.
The news is a huge win for advocates that have been fighting for the children for years. Many of them remain hopeful that the children will remain free from Susan’s care for the rest of their lives.
For an in-depth look into the case, watch my recent videos.
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