Congratulations Sonya McCaul!


Today we celebrate.   We celebrate that Sonya McCaul is no longer a foster child, no longer in DCS custody, instead as soon as the order is finalized, she is in full custody of her father.    The person that she loves with all her heart.   The daddy that has fought for her since this nightmare began.   The father that has protected her privacy.

Someone asked earlier how I could defend this case with a “career criminal” ethically.

It’s easy for me.   First is the fact that the truth has rarely come out of the Hodgins camp – there is one blog in particular that seems to put out the nastiest unsupported rumors and yet supported by those who claim to be Christians.   This is inexcusable.    At the first amount of dishonesty people should’ve stepped back.   Case in point?  Timelines, restraining order, transition, etc…

The blog in particular?  It brings to mind so much of what was going on during the Veronica case where one man in particular that is employed in IT by Trio took great joy in  finding anyone with the name of Dusten Brown, even if the spelling wasn’t alike and attributing all wrongdoing to Veronica’s birth father.

Then there were the so called admissions gleefully published by Bonnie Cleaveland.   Why haven’t I addressed them?

Because they have no bearing.   The questions were written to trip John McCaul up during the defamation case and as he had not gone to a deposition due to a certain amount of miscommunication between attorneys.   The judge granted that those questions all be answered yes and put into evidence.   Contrary to what Dr. Cleaveland says, these were  NOT answered by John McCaul himself.   In addition, these were only to be used in the defamation case – incidentally which can be refiled at the very least against Trio Solutions and Jessica Munday.

These sorts of things and the encouragment of people to lie and stalk make me very disinclined to support them.   I should never have heard of Sonya’s case.   EVER.   Period.   She has a right to privacy.    A right that the Hodgins violated by putting her on THREE national television shows.  Incidentally also breaking the law as well as the contract that they signed.

What else broke the contract?   Filing to terminate John’s rights and to adopt Sonya.   Had this been a typical foster to adopt case with all of the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed this would not have happened.    BUT this wasn’t, this was two people attempting to circumvent the law.

Finally though is the scripture 1 Corinthians 6:9-11:  (Again, The Message, as I LOVE the language used)  9-11 Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.

John McCaul has cleaned up his life.   The last arrest was NOT a violent crime but rather one of what I would say more or less was carelessness.   You may not agree with his parenting choices but parenting choices are NOT a reason to loose parental rights over.   I have every respect that this man against odds that would have defeated many STILL GOT HIS DAUGHTER BACK.

Guess what?  Paul was a murderer.   Let’s be plain and simple there.   And you know what else?   God used him mightily.    He wrote the scriptures that you would use to condemn John McCaul.

Sonya loves her daddy.   Sonya wants to stay with her daddy.   He has been under constant scrutiny and still managed to rise above it and to protect her privacy, something the Hodgins can’t be bothered doing.    In the end, I can’t support people who again and again have been proven to lie.

In the end though, today is about Sonya McCaul!   Strong Sonya, Brave Sonya and today HAPPY SONYA!

Congratulations Girl, make new memories with your family!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dorkzilla
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 13:04:29

    So very happy that this is one step closer to over and done. I say closer because it’s obvious the child’s former foster home refuses to believe it’s done and clearly won’t stop until she’s an adult or when they’re finally put behind bars, whichever comes first.

    Congratulations Sonya! Congratulations McCaul family!


    • Paula
      Apr 26, 2015 @ 07:30:01

      Unfortunately you where right on 20th May they are appealing Judge Burch’s refusal to reconsider his rejection of their attempt to tpr her father in October last year. So they get told no to adoption, tell the judge to reconsider now they are doing it again. They really hate the idea of Sonya being happy at all.


  2. Maggie
    Feb 21, 2015 @ 23:27:28

    Entirely good news. The fosters will have to file now in Nebraska for anything they choose to file as John has been deemed the legal parent and John and Sonya are residents of Nebraska.

    I do hope that John’s legal team, should the fosters attempt to file in Nebraska for visitation, evoke Troxel, decided at the USSC June 2000.

    John has been declared a fit parent by Child Protective Services; Troxel is warranted.

    My best regards to you, this blogger, whom I hold in the highest esteem and to the McCauls. God Speed to all.

    P.S. I assisted in drafting an Amicus Brief to the USSC in Troxel on behalf of the parent. If I may ever be of any assistance to Mr. McCaul, pro bono, of course, just let me know.


    • gailfarrington
      Mar 18, 2015 @ 00:13:47

      I am sorry for my slowness in replies, life got busy and I was awaiting more updates which I got in the form of some documents released.

      I am going to pass things along to the Sonya Is Home administrator who has some contact with the McCauls. With the recent appeal, they may need help, although legally I hope it is dead in the water before it goes before a judge.


  3. Farm School Marm
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 18:57:05

    What wonderful news!!


  4. Canne Reed
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 01:52:23

    Yes- it should have been over in 2005 before it started had the federal law involving prevailing custody been followed by the State of Tennessee. She should have been returned to her family then without delay. It is beyond words that it has taken so many years for justice to have been done. Like mentioned by a previous poster, the former fosters have publically stated that they will continue to file legal actions as long as they are permitted. They just won’t accept that numerous Judges and numerous courts have told them the same thing- they have no rights to this child- never did. Their insistence in prolonging the inevitable only causes this child further pain and suffering. They absolutely refuse to allow her to heal.


  5. cannereed
    Jul 02, 2015 @ 23:04:22

    Update it is now July 2015. This child has been successfully reunited with her father for 1 1/2 years. He has full custody. It has been revealed that Tn. never had jurisdiction and that the child was never legally available to adopt. Despite the revelation and despite this child telling her former fosters that she wants to be left alone they have continued to appeal to try and gain standing to TPR the father. They have previously attempted TPR 6 times and failed. This is currently under review by the COA in Tn. It appears that despite the fact this family has been happily reunited, despite the fact the child was never available legally to adopt, despite the fact that Tn. never had jurisdiction these former fosters intend to carry on as long as they are permitted appealing in Tn. They can not bring any new actions because her father has full custody and both father and child are residents of NE. One has to wonder what it will take to stop the former fosters and allow this child and her family to have long overdue peace.


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