THE SAMANTHA MARTIN STORY

My friend Velvet Martin, tells the story of her sweet Samantha, and how Samantha’s Law came to be. Please watch this heartfelt Video. See for yourself what was done to this sweet angel while in foster care.

Samantha Martin born June 4, 1993 and died on December 3, 2006 in Alberta, Canada. Born with a rare medical condition, the parents were directed by Child Welfare Representatives to surrender guardianship in order to access funding for necessary medical supports and services. These supports were not achieved; the child was grievously failed. Samantha’s mother pursued a public fatality inquiry and successfully petitioned the court for release from publication ban in effort to achieve a transparent examination of facts. Legislative amendment of the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act was established indicating families tasked with extraordinary medical and developmental needs must be provided equal access to supports and services as children under Ministry direction. Samantha’s Law establishes distinction between families accessing medical supports from those requiring child intervention.

 

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s