Parents Say They Lost Custody of Child for Naming Him 'Adolf Hitler'

Heath and Deborah Campbell, who named two of their children Adolf Hitler and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, say that a New Jersey court cleared them of abuse allegations last month, but their children are still not home after 33 months of foster care.

The Campbells picketed in protest outside of child services offices in Flemington, New Jersey on Tuesday, claiming that the state has no right to keep their children away.

“Actually, the judge and DYFS (Department of Family Services) told us that there was no evidence of abuse and that it was the names! They were taken over the children's names,” Heath Campbell told NBC 10.

“I don’t sleep, I don’t eat much. I miss my kids. Miss their pitter patters on the floor. It’s hard. I fall asleep with their pictures.”

The Campbell’s three children were removed from their Holland Township, New Jersey home by the state in January 2009 after they asked a Wal-Mart in Greenwich to write 'Adolf Hitler' on their son’s birthday cake.

Though a local Wal-Mart honored the birthday cake request, Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell were put into foster care.

“They beg to come home all of the time,” Deborah told NBC 10. “They beg to see their dad, they want to see their dad all the time.”

While the Campbells maintain that the only reason their children were taken away is because of their given names, a New Jersey appeals court ruled in August 2010 that there was sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect because of domestic violence in the home.

Though there was a gag order for both parties in the case (which the Campbells have broken multiple times to deny the allegations), authorities have stated in the past that putting the children into the foster system had nothing to do with their names.

Court records stated last year that both parents were victims of childhood abuse and both were unemployed and suffering from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities.

The Campbells say that a judge will decide by early December if the kids will come home.

"Can't wait for the decision," Heath Campbell said. "Can't wait for them to come home."


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