Justina Pelletier Soon To Return Home to Her Family (Video)
Despite recent setbacks, attorneys for Justina Pelletier’s family announced Friday that the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services filed a motion that agrees to send Justina to her home in Connecticut.
The 16-year-old West Hartford girl is currently at a facility in Thompson, Conn.
She was removed from her parents’ custody in February 2013 after a dispute over her medical diagnosis.
“We are thrilled that Justina will soon be returning home,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The family is thankful for everyone’s prayers and support. Since coming on this case in late-February, we have worked day and night and throughout the weekends to free Justina. The family looks forward to putting this 16-month nightmare behind them. It is hard to express the joy that the Pelletier family is experiencing as they look forward to being reunited as a family.”
Former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee reported the good news on his Fox News show, Saturday.
This agreement comes after several recent setbacks, including a judge's ruling in March, that gave the state of Massachusetts “permanent” custody of Pelletier.