We should have listened when they told us that they were coming for your children.
Now, in MONTANA, these two parents say that they are battling with the state that kidnapped their daughter because they wouldn't allow her to pretend to be a boy.
In Montana. A state where the gender transition of minors is illegal. They still think that not "socially transitioning" your kids is grounds to lose your kids.
Here's the testimony from the girl's dad and her step-mom, who are speaking out despite a court order to stay silent:
It is insane!
- Krista, the child's step-mother, explains that their nightmare began in August of 2023 after they received a call that their 14-year-old daughter, Jennifer* [Not her real name], had expressed suicidal ideations while at school ...
- Later on that same evening, a case worker with Montana Child and Family Services (CFS) showed up to the Kolstad home to speak with Jennifer and do an inspection ...
- During the interview with CFS, Jennifer claimed to have consumed toilet bowl cleaner and painkiller medications that day in an effort to commit suicide.
There was no evidence of the suicide attempt, but the family allowed their daughter to go to the hospital to get checked out. The hospital confirmed that there was no suicide attempt.
The hospital did, however, include the daughter's preferred gender identification and the false name "Leo," which Jennifer had chosen as her "boy name" in the documentation.
The hospital was all in on the gender lie, likely according to policy.
The parents objected and asked the hospital staff not to call her Leo. And that's where the trouble really began.
While the medical transitioning of minors was prohibited in the state of Montana at the time, Krista says the hospital told her that 'social transitioning' was a 'grey area' and continued to call Jennifer 'Leo' and refer to her as a boy.
As a patient admitted for suicidal ideations, Jennifer was placed on 24/7 watch to keep her safe. But Krista says an aide was placed outside of her door who would regularly talk to Jennifer about 'gender affirming' care.
A hospital staff was placed on duty and, according to the parents, spent 24 hours "affirming" their daughter's gender delusion, justifying her mental issues, and telling her about gender-affirming care outside of Montana.
You can't even trust your kids at a hospital anymore.
The hospital staff turned on the parents, blaming them for their child's suicidal ideations.
"I came one day and she was talking about having top-surgery and being non-binary," Krista says of the aide. She took her complaint to the on-duty Doctor, who dismissed her. 'He told me, ‘why are not you more concerned that your daughter is trying to harm herself, then what [the aide] is talking about?'"
Another aide who had been set to watch over Jennifer similarly chastised Krista, telling her to "respect" Jennifer's wishes to be called "Leo."
The hospital consistently undermined parental authority, according to Krista, and made it their mission to make sure that their views on gender were upheld over the parents.
The doctors then decided that the girl needed to go to a residential care facility. And even though there were six such facilities in the state of Montana, they wanted to send her out of state to Wyoming.
And, just by coincidence I'm sure, Wyoming does NOT have laws against trans-ing kids, and even allows teens to transition using hormone treatment without parental consent.
Gee, I wonder why the hospital wanted to send this girl to Wyoming?
Long story short, despite telling the parents she'd be going to Billings, Montana, the hospital changed the destination to Wyoming at the last minute.
Police showed up to Krista and Todd's home and took their girl.
"They showed up at our home to serve us with papers to take Jennifer out of our care," Krista says. "They told me the reason was that we were ‘unable or refusing to provide medical care.' That's just not true."
The next day, August 23, Jennifer was transported to Wyoming. Despite the fact that Krista and Todd were not allowed to see Jennifer during her move, CFS did allow Jennifer to stop and see friends and co-workers prior to leaving the city. Krista would later find out that Jennifer had told her friends that she was "crazy and trying to kill herself" and was being taken away from her parents.
While in Wyoming, Todd and Krista were only allowed to talk to their daughter through a counselor.
Thankfully, Jennifer was not in Wyoming long before her parents were able to get her back to Montana through "temporary legal custody." She is at a group home now and has been since September 25.
The parents have had court hearings monthly, advised only by a public defender who told the family to "keep their head down" and just wait for the process to bring their daughter back.
Guess what. That didn't work.
But while the group home placement should have been just 6-9 months, the family's situation took a dramatic turn for the worse during their hearing on January 19, 2024, when the court decided to hand custody of Jennifer over to Child and Family Services.
"We were told that letting Jennifer transition and live as a boy was in her ‘therapeutic best interest' and because we aren't willing to follow that recommendation, the court gave CFS custody of Jennifer for six months," Krista says. "CFS is now going to place Jennifer in the care of her birth mother in Canada, who has never really been apart of her life. The judge said to us ‘you need to expect that reunification with your family may not be what you are expecting.'"
Instead of returning the child to parents who love her and don't want to ruin her life with gender transition nonsense, Montana is going to ship their teenager to Canada to live with her birth mom who, apparently, has never been involved in her life at all since moving to Canada seven years ago.
According to her step-mother, it was recommended that the birth mom NOT be given custody of her children because of experiences of abuse.
"I have this letter from one of Jennifer's previous counsellors that recommends that if Christine wants to come back into her children's lives, she should do unification therapy, there should be trial visits … all of this stuff should happen because the children reported her as being abusive," Krista says.
But I guess if she's willing to trans her child and the step-mom isn't, she's the better parent according to the state of Montana.
This is so, so sad. And it's happening in America's heartland. In MONTANA!
We are totally lost as a country if this is allowed to happen.
Every father and mother need to think long and hard about what Jordan Peterson means when he says "no holds barred" here. This is a line that cannot be crossed.
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