She made the point that she was in court on this day for one purpose only and that related to the safety of the child Josiah Magnus Ider Bayne.
In fact, the affidavit stated that “the child was removed in accordance with the following: section 30 of the Child, Family and Community Service Act in the following circumstance(s) as described by section 13 of the Act: the child has been, or is likely to be, physically harmed by the child's parent, and the child's parent is unable or unwilling to care for the child and has not made adequate provision for the child's care. Further, the child was removed under section 30 because there was no less disruptive measures available to insure safety.Well, that's what the affidavit said, but it was not accurate.
I ask you, knowing what you now know about the Baynes, is that paragraph true?
The Baynes have made provision for their children. Their home has been ready for three and a half years to accommodate and to serve their children. Rooms, beds, closets, toys have all been in readiness and in fact, in use during Saturday visitations. Since Paul operates an evening janitorial business with numerous contracts, transporting the children to and from school or to appointments during the daytime would never be a problem. They are in readiness for newborn Josiah in every way as well. And, given the possibility of their startling reintroduction to caring for all of these children if Judge Crabtree grants that on Monday, they have a large network of trained professionals and volunteers who will assist. A care plan for the new child was submitted by the Baynes to MCFD, and Judge Arthur-Leung was shown this as well. To no avail. The baby remains for now in Ministry Care in a Foster Home, fortunately the same one where his siblings reside. He is in good hands there. I suppose Her Honour was effectively deferring to her superior, the Chief Justice Thomas Crabtree. He will tell us his verdict about Kent, Baden and Bethany on Monday, Feb 28th. The conclusion of Josiah's fresh saga is pending as well.