The mother at the center of a court battle regarding her son’s treatment for leukemia says the court has reduced her access to her son. Taylor Bland updated her legion of fans on Facebook to announce the decision of the court to add more restrictions to her visitation with her son Noah.
According to a Facebook update posted by Taylor Bland on June 7, she is only allowed to see her son for two hours a week with supervision. In May, the court discussed the option of expanding her visitation and allowing her unsupervised time with her son. However, a month later, CPS and the court have determined that Noah is safer outside of his mother’s watchful eye.
“Here’s a funny joke to start your morning:
When I graduated high school in 2013, at 16 years old (almost 17), I wrote as my goal for the future:
“I want to be a pediatric oncologist.”
Instead, I worked three jobs, pursued a biology degree for about a year, then felt maybe a different path was meant for me. I became a police dispatcher and 911 call taker, I became a mom, then I became a birth worker and there I stand today.
How different this case would be now, how different I would be now, and how I may be perceived with more respect and an “expert” had I pursued that option. I could have saved Noah’s life and still had him in my custody, possibly.
Now we get to just see him two hours a week, and he’s been out of our custody for 38 days.
Our next hearing is the 12th.
After posting the update, Bland’s Facebook began filling up with comments of concern and sadness by the thousands of followers she’s gained since her story went international in May. Many asked her about the changes by the court.
Taylor admitted the change was made after she says she food “blood in her son’s stool” during chemotherapy treatment. She explained that until she found the “blood” she had unlimited visitation with her son.
Additionally, Taylor disclosed that the CPS filed a motion in court to remove her partner Joshua McAdams’ visitation altogether. Taylor asserts that the court and CPS “don’t like” McAdams and are looking for reasons to keep him from Noah.
CPS and the court may have good reason to be fearful of McAdams. He has made threats in interviews about holding the judge and police accountable for their role in Noah’s removal. Also, court records show an arrest for domestic violence against McAdams for throwing a bottle at Bland which hit Noah in the face. He was ordered to complete domestic violence courses by the court and the case was dismissed. McAdams considers himself a “sovereign citizen” and is an avid gun owner.
Multiple people connected to the family say that doctors were not sure whether Noah would survive. The boy needed numerous blood transfusions and doctors diagnosed him with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
After Noah’s diagnosis, the hospital started him on the standard treatment of chemotherapy. After only completing two doses of chemo, Taylor and Joshua fled the state with Noah to Kentucky. The couple stated they went to Kentucky to seek alternative treatments. However, they never provided details about the provider they planned to see.
Police located the couple in Kentucky after police in Hillsborough County Florida issued a Missing Child alert in early May. After returning to Florida, a judge ordered that Noah remain in the temporary custody of Taylor’s mother. Additionally, the court ordered that Noah complete the full protocol of treatment for ALL which lasts around 2.5 years.
Over the past month, Taylor Bland has used her social media to speak out against CPS, insist that CPS “medically kidnapped” her son and trash doctors that are working to save her son’s life.
Due to her inability to comply with court orders and her outspokenness about chemotherapy, there is a high probability the court believes she is a significant risk to her son. Taylor wrongly concludes that she can cure her son’s ALL with cannabis, apricot seeds, colloidal silver, bleach, and supplements.
The couple will be back in court next week to learn their fate related to visitation. At this point, all signs are pointing toward a lost battle with CPS. There is a high probability at this point that the couple may never regain custody of their son.
Because the case relates to a minor, the court cannot comment on Noah at this time. Additionally, Taylor’s once outspoken attorney Michael Minardi has gone radio silent since mid-May.
Noah might finally have a chance at a healthy and productive life outside of his brainwashed and defiant parents.
*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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