Deseray Simmons was unlawfully removed from Oklahoma in June by a South Carolina couple.

Baby Deseray Removed From Bixler's Custody in South Carolina

Suzette Brewer
10/28/13

Indian Country has learned that Merry Rejoice Bixler, aka "Baby Deseray," was removed last week from the home of Bobby Bixler, 64, and Diane Bixler, 60, of Irmo, South Carolina. Sources in that state have reported that the five-month-old Oklahoma infant was taken into state custody and is in temporary foster care pending an emergency hearing today in Richland County.

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Zeus's picture
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Submitted by Zeus on
Are the adoptoraptor zealots of the baby snatching capital of the U.S., South Carolina, planning on rehoming Deserai to ANOTHER SC couple and still trying to terminate Jeremy Simmons' parental rights? Stay tuned. Godless Godwin has a lot on the line here.

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Submitted by Two Bears Growling on
Why is this child even in that state when they kidnapped her? She should be IMMEDIATELY given to her birth father in Oklahoma who wants his child! First Nations lawyers, go get this child & bring her back to Oklahoma to be with her father!

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Submitted by Mary Ellen on
Thank god for small mercies, and let's hope this is the first step (and a short one at that) in returning Desirai to her father Jeremy and grandmother Marjorie and her maternal grandparents and her Choctaw tribe. After the debacle that was Veronica's case, it's hard not to be cynical but perhaps the law will do the right thing in this case.

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Submitted by talyn on
Well, that is just wonderful, isn't it? Maybe her tribe can have a say in her welfare, now. Maybe her own father can be given the opportunity to 'adopt' her. Or maybe they will once again ignore those who share blood and culture with this child, and deem that the lawyers know best. Any bets?

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Submitted by Leland Morrill on
Well it's about time someone stepped in and halted something Attorney Ray Godwin and his wife Laura Beauvais Godwin of Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency. Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency and Carolina Hope Christian Adoption Agency both run by Laura Beauvais Godwin need to be investigated for the way they conduct business and also the Husband and Wife Team of Ramond and Laura Godwin needs to be halted from coercing unwed expectant mothers and alienating the biological fathers by gifting the biological mothers with rent, payment, cash, vehicles, etc etc via the "pre-adoptive" Christian barren couples that are lined up around the block willing to pay cash to traffic these children.

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Submitted by yolanda on
that's wrong I live in Seneca south Carolina about 1 hr. from Greenville and that really make me mad because I too am 1/2 Indian and don't parent have any right?

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Submitted by Tania Quinones on
This is sick and disturbing!!!! and This Needs to stop!!!! Some Attorneys need to step up and do some pro bono cases and help this disturbing situation!!!!

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Tania Quinones
Submitted by Tania Quinones on
This is sick and disturbing!!!! and This Needs to stop!!!! Some Attorneys need to step up and do some pro bono cases and help this disturbing situation!!!!

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Submitted by Joannie on
Return the child immediately to her birth father and her support system of grandparents and Choctaw family in Oklahoma! What part of immediately is not understood? What part of "birth parent" is not understood? Will the South Carolinians stop acting as if these children have no birth parents w ho want them? Enough is enough! The world is watching. The time is long overdue to do right. Oklahoma, if South Carolina won't respect your rights, sue to have the case heard in a "neutral" venue of a New York City Family Court. Then, baby Deseray and little Veronica would be back home in Oklahoma a.s.a.p.!

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Submitted by Nativenaysh on
Our family lost a child to the people in the Carolina's...it ended up a bad situation and never seen her until the age 18. By then she had burns all over her arms, abused in a couple different ways, somehow she found that, that was her home. We support her decisions because she's now an adult but mourn the everlasting loss for our baby stephy. I don't wish this on anyone.

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Submitted by andreaphyre. on
i was in infant and wy mother was from the appalachians went to nyc and had me there . i was adopted by a white family who were very cruel to me when i was 21 i was 21 the ny foundling home they opened my birth records i was lucky there was a lot of information my whole life was lies , i hated my adoption parents . now i don't know who wyll acept me. i had run away at 16 what they have done to this child is wrong and it will and she will hate them for what they have done. andreaphyre.

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Joannie
Submitted by Joannie on
Return the child immediately to her birth father and her support system of grandparents and Choctaw family in Oklahoma! What part of immediately is not understood? What part of "birth parent" is not understood? Will the South Carolinians stop acting as if these children have no birth parents w ho want them? Enough is enough! The world is watching. The time is long overdue to do right. Oklahoma, if South Carolina won't respect your rights, sue to have the case heard in a "neutral" venue of a New York City Family Court. Then, baby Deseray and little Veronica would be back home in Oklahoma a.s.a.p.! (Bloodline) parents, grandparents and extended family are held sacred here. (Even if a bloodline guardian has gone through hard times, as long as they show they have improved, they get the baby/child back). These cases, however, are about blatant kidnapping with sleight of hand. Have the case(s) moved to NYC to get a "fair and impartial" hearing. Couple that with a "homestudy" and that should bring Deseray and Veronica home where they belong. The change of venue is just a thought. Please look into it. First Nations Lawyers, do your thing, with the courage of a lion!

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Submitted by Arline Hunter on
I pray that adoption is banned from the USAs child snatchers that will stop this abomination madness from greedy adoptives status that's a plus to adopt I read and it sickens me why they like prey stalk and snatch by coercion usually.I was 24, married my husband left us without support suddenly.No programs but they the agencys have them for adoptors today ,supporting them with a large home with pool and funds for support for adoptors to raise and lie to the innocent adoptee,yet the adoptors blame the 1st mothers when this was planned decades ago to steal mothers human babies in droves,mine was in the baby scoop.I am a grandmother to older son that died by accident 2 years ago,his daughter was snatched at age 3,I was the last to know,the awomen my age pulled a fast one said the young ones make her feel young ,she makes my granddaughter call her mom,husband 67 yr old .Luthern churchs have scouts that stalk,son had nervous breakdown 2 yrs. before he passed away,now no children ,it's hard to hug the air ,hope so much this baby gets Gods best ,the natural way in his order of the way he created man and women to have their own children,their are orphanages for parentless and no living family,the word is a white or now other races is the high standard for their very high quality of life ,over the top is their by word,MORE,MORE!!!!!!! God Bjess the 1st parents of this baby not adoptors NO WAY
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