For almost a year and a half now, the Tutt family has endured a legal battle with CPS after their children were removed illegally in November 2013. In January, the Tutts received more bad news as CPS further complicated and delayed the reuniting of their precious family.
After CPS requested more time to seek further evidence (as if more than a year isn’t enough), the jury trial was postponed. The Tutts’ attorney had prepared to fight for the return of the now six-year-old sister of two of the Tutts’ adopted children who have already been reunited with the family. This young girl, the last to be returned to the family, spent two years with the Tutts before the tragic taking of the children. She continues to insist to her foster parents that her last name is Tutt, and is punished by them for doing so.
Cecilia Wood, the Austin attorney retained by THSC for the Tutts, has filed a Writ of Mandamus with the Texas Supreme Court after the Dallas Court of Appeals rejected it for a second time. THSC is working with legal counsel to file an Amicus Brief in support of the Tutts to the Texas Supreme Court as well.
What can you do?
- Please pray that the judges of the Texas Supreme Court will have a clear understanding of the issues and rule in favor of the Tutts to end this nightmare.
- Please also continue to pray for the Tutts as this is the last child that CPS is contesting regarding final disposition as a result of the children’s illegal removal.
- Consider a donation to the Parental Rights Litigation Fund to cover the legal fees involved in fighting for the Tutt family’s reunification.
- Join THSC as a member family and help us in Keeping Texas Families Free.