Heartbreaking: Glenn Sheds Tears With Mother Whose Children Were Taken by the State

Oregon couple Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler lost custody of their son Christopher about four years ago, shortly after he was born. Fabbrini gave birth to their second son in February — and he was taken by the Department of Human Services before leaving the hospital. Fabbrini and Ziegler claim the state took these actions because of their low IQ.

Tuesday on radio, Glenn spoke with Fabbrini and her advocate Sherrene Hagenbach, who was appointed by the state as a volunteer supervisor during the couple’s visits with their children. Hagenbach was relieved of her position after siding with the couple. She’s on record as saying there’s “no sign of abuse” and that Fabbrini is “perfectly qualified to have and hold and love her children.”

“I am so bothered by this story. I think you will be, too,” Glenn said.

The story unexpectedly hit Glenn hard.

“I don’t know what you expected her to sound like, but she sounded perfectly normal to me. She is a mother who loves her children. Sorry this . . . hits close to home. I have a daughter with cerebral palsy who is a wonderful . . . and would make the best mother ever,” Glenn said emotionally, following the interview with Fabbrini.

The couple has gone through rigorous testing to prove their competency, but their children remain in foster care, awaiting adoption.


To learn more or get involved:

• Visit Sherrene Hagenbach online at aktionnow.com

SIGN THE PETITION to get Christopher and Hunter back in their parents’ care

DONATE via GoFundMe to assist with the family’s legal expenses