She lost her parental rights. Now, she's won her appeal, and the case could change Michigan's laws
Today I got an update on a story we reported here in January. It's the story of Michelle Gach, a mother whose parental rights were terminated by a judge after her three-year-old-son was found wandering one morning with his dogs in a park across the street from his house. Gach told me she'd worked into the early morning that day, and her son snuck out of the house "to be a big boy" and walk the dogs while she slept.
Not long after that incident, police removed Gach's son from her home. She was denied visits. She wasn't offered support services.