Earlier last year Lisa Cox, 52, and her husband Cleveland, 49, of Liberty Township, Ohio were charged with abandoning their 9-year-old adopted son they had since infancy. The Coxes returned their son to child services because of his aggressive behavior. But according to documents the parents didn’t tell the boy when they left him with that he wouldn’t be returning home.

The Coxes are preparing to head to court next month, but according to a report from the Associated Press, they hope that they’ll be reunited with their son, since he’s received the help he’s needed. Anthony VanNoy, the couple’s attorney, said there have been visits with the child and family counseling.

“The whole goal of the contact with children services has always been to get help for the child,” VanNoy said Wednesday.

The Coxes could each face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of misdemeanor charges of nonsupport of dependents.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
  • Starla

    I cannot see how this reunification is going to work. All of this has been plastered on the internet, and the child will grow up one day. I fear that there will be too much tension in that household later down the road when the child is aware that he was actually abandoned with no intention for his eventual return. Thank God I am not a judge, can’t be easy to make some of these decisions.

    I wish them all the best, I honestly do.

  • Margaret

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. You don’t get to give your child back. And when you do turn your child over to child services NEVER be surprised by what happens after that. You are asking for a state agency to get involved in your life. Know the law before you go there. Very sad sitation

  • GeekMommaRants

    The initial story presented this young man as a psychopath, the parents gave the impression they feared for their safety. It seems $$ may the motive. I have seen agencies rent homes and write checks to adopt these types of children. I will reserve judgement when the other shoe drops.