Aunt and Uncle accused of "Too Much Love" adopt their niece

There are 14 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Aunt and Uncle accused of "Too Much Love" adopt their niece. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

It was a heartbreaking separation in December of 2002 when caseworkers removed a little girl from her aunt and uncle's custody because of what they had done.

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bleh

United States

#1 Feb 15, 2008
"That's right. The court thought the little girl, who had been removed from her mother's custody and temporarily placed with her aunt and uncle, was bonding too closely with them and the judge ordered her removed because they were giving her too much love." --- Well, "The court" and so called "judge" should now be removed from their positions and put into jail for doing something so stupid.
Angela

Tampa, FL

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Our family has been following your story all these years and were happy to finally see you all together and forever joined. Congratulations Ticia & The entire Goins Family...May you always have too much love in your home. God Bless...
The Matthews Family where too much love is never enough.
Bubba Watcher

Altamonte Springs, FL

#3 Feb 16, 2008
Looks like another segment of the local government that is broken and needs some members removed for the betterment of the people it says it is protecting. LEO's, Judges, caseworkers, what next???
NAN

Terra Ceia, FL

#4 Feb 16, 2008
Only in Florida could the department of children say
someon was love too much.
It is a poor system we have to protect and do the best for our childen in the state's care

Since: Sep 07

New Port Richey, FL

#5 Feb 16, 2008
The Aunt and Uncle loved the child too much? In comparison to the fact that the mother didn't love enough. The judge took the baby away b/c the relationship with would jepordize the "possible" future relationship with the mother....where is the mother now? If the child was originally taken away b/c of a stupid mistake of the mothers, and she was following all the programs they require some people to complete before getting their child back....I might could understand his reasoning...however its obvious that the mother wasn't doing what she was suuposed to do to show the system she loved the child. Its unfair that it has taken 5 years of being in someone else's care for them to realize the mother wasn't going to step it up.
FLORIDA

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Feb 16, 2008
Another moronic thing done in the state of Florida. What a shame!!! Children and families needs to be torn down and redone from top to bottom.
Tracey

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 Feb 16, 2008
I'm glad to see that there was a happy ending here. Too bad it took 5 years and a lot of tears for the Goins family. Congratulations to them all.
Carolyn

Lakeland, FL

#8 Feb 16, 2008
While it is so rewarding to see this family back together where they belong, and I wish them all the happiness in the world. I just hope the idiot of a judge who took the child away in the first place is no longer on the bench, and the caseworkers who worked the case are no longer working for the state, they don't need to do anymore harm.
clc

Haines City, FL

#9 Feb 16, 2008
I forgot about that story... I am glad for the happy ending though... too much love as child abuse???? Ihope that judge is no longer in family court... children need that early bond with someone; and if mom is not able to do then aunt and uncle ARE the next best possible just after grandma.
Rebecca Goins

Grand Island, FL

#10 Feb 17, 2008
Thanks so much for everything!
i love you TISA MARIE GOINS!

WELCOME HOME FOREVER BABY GIRL!
Eunice Goins

Deltona, FL

#11 Feb 18, 2008
Dear Channel 10,
We would like to thank you guys for all you have done for us. There were times we didn't think we could go on but the encouragement from Mike Deeson and and the great coverage gave us hope. The coverage and air time got this story to the public and aware of situations that occur to children in foster care. This did become a happy ending for us and especially Tisa, however I can not help but to think of others lost in the system, it breaks my heart to think that others would actually have to go through what we have, but with the love of family and friends, anything is possible.....to those of you out there that maybe dealing with a simular situation, keep your head up, stay strong and pray......God does make miracles happen!!
Once Again Thank You So Much!!
Love,
Eunice, Jimmie Jr., Jimmie III and Tisa Marie Goins
megan

Sebring, FL

#12 Feb 18, 2008
i love you tisa
Aunt Kim

Longwood, FL

#13 Feb 18, 2008
Tisa has been my neice ever since she was first placed with my sister. It feels wonderful for the state to finally step up and recognize this. Love ya Nada, Jimmie, Stud, and Teeter.

Uncle John, Aunt Kim, Sarah, and Jared
Dana

Leesburg, FL

#14 Feb 18, 2008
**~GODS ANGELS~**

God blessed us once, with a handsome son,
then we prayed for a another one.
Nine years later our prayers came to be
He blessed us with a little girl to complete our family.
Into our arms and our hearts she fell,
She soon had us completely under her spell.
Brought to us on the wings of a dove,
We promised her everything, especially love.
Two small hands and two small feet,
A little miracle to make our lives complete
God watched over us, with her, for a while,
Then answered our prayers with a smile.
He knew this is where she was meant to be,
It was his plan for us and her destiny.
Positively adorable with big brown eyes,
She puts the sunshine back into our skies.
She captured our hearts and set our lives a-whirl,
We are now adopting our precious little girl.
We waited so long for our dreams to come true,
God sent another angel, now we have two.
Daddy, Mommy and big brother too,
are sure you will love her as much as we do!
Thank you Lord for a beautiful daughter to love,
Thank you for this blessing you sent from above.
We've now been blessed twice with the gifts God has given,
We have the privilege to love two precious angels from heaven.

**Dedicated to Jimmie, Eunada, Stud & Tisa**

Love Always & God Bless,
Dana & Nick

**CONGRATULATIONS**

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