Reunite Baby Oliver with his Family
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50% of $15k goal
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17 Days left Ends Jan 3, 2018
Oliver Bell is the greatest blessing that Hannah and Aaron have ever received. But a week ago, the family was ripped apart. Hannah and Aaron were falsely reported to CPS after a trip to the hospital, and Oliver has been placed in Georgia state custody.

Oliver is the greatest blessing that Hannah and Aaron have received in their life.

We recently moved to Savannah, GA, to raise our son in the beautiful city and to be closer to Hannah’s family. We have spent our days reading books, telling stories, listening to The Bible Project, and discovering new things; we have spent our evenings and weekends taking Oliver to see and smell as much as possible: the parks, the Spanish moss, the beach, and the warm air. We love Oliver more than we can comprehend, and we look forward to every day with him—even the middle-of-the-night wakeups to breastfeed.

But on September 29, our family was ripped apart.

Mom and Dad sought medical care for 12-week-old Oliver when he had a swollen ear, arm, and a fever. We were worried about him and knew he needed to see a doctor. 

At the hospital, Oliver was found to have multiple fractures and he had not gained much weight in several weeks. Mom and dad were falsely reported to the hospital for the absolutely unthinkable: child abuse. Oliver has now been taken into Georgia state custody. We have not been able to visit Oliver in the hospital since Sunday, October 1, and we were told he will be placed in a foster home until the investigation ends. He is being exclusively fed formula, and mom has not been allowed to breastfeed him or bring him breastmilk, putting extremely special and important bonding and health benefits at risk.

 

Hannah, Aaron, and Oliver need your support during this heartbreaking time. Lawyer fees, expert testimonies, and medical bills pile up, and as friends, family, and coworkers we must help them fight this uphill battle so that Oliver can be reunited with his parents.

 

We are seeking alternate medical explanations, of which there are many possible, to help explain our son's fractures. Meanwhile, we are being accused of the absolutely unthinkable, and we are fighting against powerful people.

It breaks our hearts every moment we are not able to see his beautiful smile and hear his voice and laugh, to feed and hold and love him with everything we have. Our days are filled with tears and bouts of strength, and we are doing our best to hold our heads high and be strong -- for him.

We are putting our trust in God to help us reunite our family. But we need your help, because we cannot do this alone -- mentally, physically, emotionally, or financially.

Please help spread the word and help us reunite our family.

We won't stop until we have our beautiful, intelligent, happy baby back in our arms. We love you Bubby, and we'll never give up.

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