YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE - PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY SUNSHINE AWAY
It's Valentine's Day
Renée Allard is a friend and supporter of Amie Van Dyk, Derek Hoare and their daughter Ayn who has been in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development here in British Columbia since June 16, 2011.
Some time ago Renée put together a video collage of photos of Ayn and Amie from Ayn's infancy to her present age of ten. Little Ayn was not at home with her parents for her December 10th birthday. The video was covered by the familiar tune and words of 'You Are My Sunshine,' and at once, any viewer can see why this small girl is the sunshine of her parents' lives and why the Ministry of Children's taking of her has broken their hearts.
She needs to be returned. She is autistic, not demonic. She is a family girl, not state property. Foster Parents in Ayn's case do not, cannot, will not take the place of Amie and Derek. This child exhibits her autism and always will. She does not require antipsychotics to control her behaviour. She needs her father's tender caress and gentle words. She needs her mother's cheek and soft hands.
Stop this insane excuse for care Mary McNeil and MCFD! Do what is right! Give this child back to her parents. Do no wait for any further court orders or paperwork or mediation. Just do it!