Ore. judge says toddler can return to parents
Friday, September 24, 2010
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A judge says a baby girl taken from her parents because of an untreated medical condition can return home to live, with her treatment monitored by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Douglas Van Dyk imposed several conditions Friday on the parents, Timothy and Rebecca Wyland, who belong to a faith-healing church. They must give 9-month-old Alayna the medicine prescribed for a serious eye condition and continue treatment as directed by doctors. The couple agreed.
The Wylands are members of the Followers of Christ church, an Oregon City congregation that shuns medical care in favor of faith healing. They face trial on criminal mistreatment charges.
The little girl was placed in foster care in July after child welfare workers got a tip that she had a baseball-sized growth covering her left eye. A state attorney says the condition has improved but it's not clear how much vision will return.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com