HB 1258, The unconstitutional bill that directly targets our family,
passed the Missouri House of Representatives and is being considered
by the Missouri Senate.
Why did this bill pass the house? Well, part of the reason is that
Representative Chris Kelly, Democrat, Missouri, lied to the Missouri
House in his testimony before them about Craig Lentz and the facts
of the Lentz case. This is inexcusable!Rep.
Chris Kelly, as a public figure who by default is given public trust
has an obligation to make sure that the information that he gives
out about anyone, particularly a private citizen is accurate. He
also lied to Missouri Net concerning this matter.
Click here to read a Missouri Net story where Representative
Chris Kelly and lobbyist Mary Beck libel Craig Lentz and reveal
that they created this bill to target Lentz and undo the Lentz case,
in the later part of the story Craig Lentz gets to respond to their
Click here to view a CBS St. Louis story where house representatives
from St. Louis and Kansas City condemn this bill because of the
harm it would do to Missouri families, and lobbyist Mary Beck reveals
that she has a large team of "at least 10 other attorneys in
Missouri who are members of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
lobby" working to target Lentz:
Parents are the adults that are the protectors of their children,
violating the parents civil rights not only harms them, but also
their child. This is important because policies and laws that do
this are currently harming an entire generation of young Missourians
who except in extremely rare cases are loved more by their real
parents than anyone else on earth.
The biggest question about this bill is WHY? Why would Mary Beck,
an MU law professor, moonlight as a lobbyist and emphatically propose
some of the most unconstitutional legislation that has ever been
And the answer to that bring us to the main reason this
legislation is wrong for Missouri: It creates an enormous welfare
state by sticking the tax payer's with all of the fees for the adoptions
that will occur as many natural parents are forced to give up their
How will this happen? Mary Beck wrote a piece of federal legislation
in 2010 (which she brags about on her website) that gives $48,000
year to prospective adopters, regardless of situation. Adoptions
are expensive, agencies charge exorbitant fees and so do attorneys.
Most people can't afford this, but thanks to Mary Beck prospective
adopters get their bill picked up by tax payer's.
Because of this, if HB 1258 becomes law and takes Missourian's
children, all Americans including Missourians will now get to pay
for these expensive adoptions. This of course explains why Mary
Beck and the "American Academy of Adoption Attorneys"
lobby are working so hard to get this bill passed, they stand to
make a whole lot of money from we tax payer's by stealing
Click here to see a video explaining this:
For years now Mary Beck has written an entire suite of legislation
designed to harvest welfare money from tax payer's at the expense
of parents, all under the guise of adoption. HB 1258 is her latest
addition to this corruption.
Children are better off with their real parents, and the
tax payer's of Missouri are better off not funding this crooked
adoption attorney lobbyist--Mary Beck, and the lobby, the
"American Academy of Adoption Attorneys," who she works
for, in their attempt to harvest the cash of hard working Missourians.
These people can find other ways to make money, they don't
need to strip Missourians of their constitutional rights, steal
our tax dollars, or steal our children.
Craig Lentz testified against hb 1258 on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
along with Ibbaanika Bond, Pastor Pat Jackson, of Blue Ridge
Presbyterian Church, adult adoptee activist Bob Haight and the State
Representative of Fathers for Justice Mike Russo.
On October 17, 2011 the court case concerning this matter
was ended for good. Glory to God! Noah Levi Bond is now permanently
home with his father Craig Lentz and mother Ibbaanika Bond. For
all of you that have stood by Noah, Craig, and Ibbaanika for all
of these years, thank you so much. Do not ever discount how
important it was that you were, and are, Noah's friends. You fought
hard for his best interest, for the wrong that had been done to
be righted, and for him to come home to his real parents.
Your help and friendship was, and is, invaluable.
There is an African proverb "Ora na azu nwa" that
means it takes the village to raise a child. Indeed, it took an
entire community to bring Noah home. We could not have done this
without you, please never forget that.
Thank God and all of you so much for your help always.
Since this has happened there are those in the Missouri state government
that are very unhappy about it. They are trying to pass laws that
would retroactively revoke Noah's birth certificate, and do to
even more citizens of Missouri that harm that was done to Noah and
his parents. They must be stopped.
The Rep. that is trying to pass these laws is Chris Kelly (D) MO.
Though it is monstrous that he is trying to get these bills passed,
he did not write them. They were written by lobbyist Mary Beck.
She is a lobbyist that has personal passion for stripping
parents and children of their constitutional rights and has written
many bills and laws that do so. These bills are mean-spirited, unconstitutional,
prejudiced against the poor and minorities, and they are wrong.
The bills are HB 1258, 1259, 1260 and these are the reasons they
should be stopped. Please contact your representatives today and
tell them to vote no on these bills.
If you would like to be part of an action group to rally for Noah
Levi Bond's return home or even create your own action group to
rally for Noah Levi Bond please email me Ibbaanika Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel lead to do so you can contribute financially by clicking
the donate button. (You don't need a pay pal accout to donate.)
Any amount helps, even $10 or less.
This case has cost over $1,000,000 so far and it is a complete miracle
that we have been able to come up with the money. We have worked
multiple jobs and saved everything we can, and our family has helped
all they can, but its been incredibly hard.
Hello, my name is Ibbaanika Bond. This site is called Friends of
Noah Levi Bond because my son Noah Levi Bond needs all of the friends
he can get. Megan and Stuart Taylor are trying to illegally kidnap
him through the Jackson County Family court, change his name to
Jared Michael Taylor, and make it so that he never sees his family
ever again and he never knows where he came from. This will do unspeakable
harm to my son for his entire life. He needs to be protected, and
the Jackson County Family court apparently is doing everything it
can to work against his civil rights. My son Noah Levi Bond was
stolen from me by Megan and Stuart Taylor and the world needs to
know about what is happening for the sake of, both, our child and
other families that are experiencing similar situations.
I was coerced into signing away my parental rights by illegal means
and the father of my child Craig Lentz, never signed away his parental
rights. He fought from the beginning to get his son back after Megan
and Stuart Taylor got a temporary custody order through fraud in
the Jackson County Family court. Craig's case went to the Supreme
court of Missouri and he won unanimously. Since then, the Jackson
County Family court has directly refused to obey the orders of the
Supreme Court of Missouri. Video Footage of me talking
to Michelle Obama and John McCain about this can be found directly
to the right. After the Supreme Court overturned the Taylors
adoption, saying that Craig Lentz had done all he needed to do to
set up his paternity and that his son was not adoptable, the Jackson
County Family court just ignored the findings of the Supreme Court
and let the Taylors file for the same adoption again and then, after
a year's worth of court hearings, terminated Craig Lentz's parental
rights for the same reasons that the Supreme Court of Missouri already
overturned. This is completely illegal. We cannot be a civilized
society if our courts refuse to obey our laws, when our courts refuse
to obey the law there is no hope for justice.
This court case is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court of
Missouri for a second time, though Craig unanimously won the first
time. This case should not have had to be appealed for a second
time, the Jackson County Family court has no legal right to keep
Noah Levi Bond from going home.
Since KSHB 41, the local NBC affiliate in Kansas City, aired an
investigative story about this on May 8, 2008 many people have come
to me with questions about how and why this happened. Hopefully
this site can answer many of those questions. Please stand with
me against this injustice and help us bring our son home.
On December 18, 2009 Commissioner Molly Merrigan again decided to
defy state law, federal law, and the Constitution of the United
States when she gave Megan and Stuart Taylor a guardianship and
changed Noah Levi Bonds name to Jared Michael Taylor against his
father, Craig Lentz's, will. The Jackson County Family court is
presently flat out refusing to tell Craig Lentz where his own son
is residing and the child is presently being hidden from his legal
father in an undisclosed location out of state. Additionally,
this commissioner has heard testimony from the Taylors themselves
that they have spanked the child, used corporal punishments against
the child and have used stuffing rags soaked in vinegar in the child's
mouth as a punishment and instead of terminating the foster care
order that she gave the Taylors and reuniting the child with his
natural and legal father Craig Lentz as she was supposed to according
to the Child Welfare Manual of the state of Missouri she instead
gave the Taylors a guardianship and is presently allowing them to
hide with the child in an undisclosed location out of state.
Of course the case is again being appealed. However it is beyond
disturbing that this commissioner seems to be able to defy
higher appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Missouri,
and break both state law, federal law and the US constitution
How is it that she breaking state law? Missouri law makes it sparkling
clear that if a child's parent is fit, willing, and able to care
for their child then only the child's parent can be the guardian
of the child. If theses laws were not in place any stranger off
the street could decide that they want to take custody of someone
else's child, file for custody of that child for any
reason and get custody of said child.
How is she breaking federal law? Merrigan has heard
evidence that the Taylors are committing child abuse against as
defined by the Child Welfare Manual of the state of Missouri against
our son and she has chosen to ignore it and even cover the evidence
up by refusing to admit into evidence a hospital report from Children's Mercy
hospital that showed that our sons arm had been yanked out
of socket by the Taylors and that he had been admitted to Children's
Mercy for burns by the Taylors. As a commissioner, Commissioner
Merrigan is mandated by federal law to report child abuse, yet she
is covering child abuse against Noah Levi Bond up.
How is she breaking the Constitution of the United States? The 14th
amendment to the US Constitution makes it clear that
all Americans are entitled to due process under the law, which
is a fair hearing, before being deprived of life, liberty, or property.
This law of course also means that you cannot have your children
taken away with out due process of law. What is due process
of law? Due process of law is a fair hearing, not just a hearing
for the sake of argument in a kangaroo court that
has absolutely no intent of ever following the law.
And make no mistake Commissioner Merrigan has made it explicitly
clear from her words, actions, and deeds that she has absolutely
no intent to ever follow the law when it comes to our case. She
is the personal friend of Megan Taylors mother and she has
made it clear that she will do nothing but find in the Taylors favor
no matter what evidence is presented in court and no matter what
circumstances exist, regardless of the harm this does to our son
Noah Levi Bond.
Why is this important to all citizens? This case has just
made case law, again. If the latest findings are allowed to stand
then anyone will be able to file for a false adoption, and even
if the adoption is overturned because it was illegal the people
the fraudulently filed for it will be guaranteed to get custody
of the child, and guaranteed to be able to change the name of the
child against his parents will and move to another state to
a hidden location, effectively stealing the child from his parents.
It will also set a precedent for other states to follow which means
that the law of the land will now be that the government
can now steal anyone's child for any reason at any time. That in
turn will increase and encourage the demand for stolen babies from
other countries because if an American has no rights when their
child is stolen unlawfully from them then obviously a foreigner
would never have a chance of getting their stolen child back. Scary
stuff. It cannot stand, as parents, Americans and Citizens of the
World we must stand against this. Please as parents,
Americans and Citizens of the World continue to stand with us as
you have thought this injustice. Thank you all for your continued
There is an update to our story. On January 27, 2009 the Missouri
Western District Appeals Court found unanimously that our child
could never be adopted. They reconfirmed the conclusion that the
Supreme Court of Missouri had come to in January of 2007. We are
incredibly grateful to God that this was the decision that was made.
Now we have to get a court date. The last time this was overturned,
that was a problem. The Jackson County Family Court court refused
to give us a court date for nine months. Another huge problem is
that we don't know where our son is. Megan and Stuart Taylor--the
people that have our son, have left the state and their lawyer Cheri
Simpkins refuses to reveal where they are. This is illegal. They
have not adopted our child and do not have the right to, as is reiterated
in this last appellate court finding. Craig Lentz has the legal
right to know where his son is at all times. We now have to get
a judge to issue an order forcing them to reveal where they are
and if they don't then the judge has to issue a warrant for their
arrest and there would be an amber alert.
In addition we are being sent back to a court that has never followed
the law. Every judgment they have ever made has been reversed by
an appellate court. I have little hope that without media coverage
(and maybe even with it) that they will be willing to follow the
Noah Levi Bond has parents that love him, want him, and are completely
capable of taking care of him. There is no reason whatsoever that
he should not be reunited with his parents immediately, and indeed
it is unconstitutional and illegal for this not to happen. We have
asked you, our fellow citizens, to stand with us against the tyranny
of the Jackson County Family Court, right this wrong and bring our
son home now for four years. We are still asking you to stand with
us. It is truly terrifying that in the United States today children
are still considered property under the law and that a child who
has parents that love him and want him may be unconstitutionally
denied those parents. Our child does not deserve to be sacrificed
on the altar of a corrupt court so that all of the adoption lawyers
of this state and the lobbies that support them can have their way
and steal more children from parents that love them. Please continue
to stand with us, and our son. He must come home.
Megan and Stuart Taylor have been
stalking me at home and at work. Not long after Stuart Taylor tried
to get a restraining order against me, which the court denied, he
showed up where I work and said that he wanted to talk to me about
Noah and if I wouldn't talk there he knew where I lived. I don't know
how he found out where I worked or lived but this was very scary.
I told him to get away from me and called security and he ran out
of the store. These pictures were taken of him by the security cameras
( pic 1, pic
2, pic 3). continued...
of the things that makes this situation unique is that Megan Taylor,
the woman that stole my son, posted a blog about it on an MSN chat
group called “Contested,” for three years. On October
19th of 2007 I received an email from an adult-adoptee I didn't
know telling me that there was an on-line blog giving details of
our case, and that I needed to read it because the things that were
being said weren't right. I was surprised to hear this because when
this court case started Megan and Stuart Taylor requested a gag
order to keep all facts about this case secret, though the Missouri
Supreme Court later denied their request to have it extended. When
I entered the chat room I saw that there were a great volume of
entries that Megan had posted, spanning practically every day from
2005 to late 2007 under the screenname “Got2bMaeMae”,
some of which were signed “Megan.” These posts revealed
intimate details about the court case and the Taylors personal lives
that only Megan Taylor could know. continued...
Supreme Court of Missouri was doing its job and following the law
when it overturned the Jackson County Family Court’s decision.
Reiterating the rights that Missourians already have under the the
Missouri Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, and the laws that
govern adoption in the state of Missouri was a great service to
the people of this state.
On February 6, 2008 Megan and Stuart
Taylor spoke publicly in front of the Missouri congress with the lobbyists
that are paying for their legal bills and their political partners,
telling lawmakers that I am on their side and that the purpose of
House Bill 1572, which they approached Representative Ward Franz to
introduce, is to protect women. This is all a complete lie. This bill,
if it became law, would make it easier to steal women's babies.