Children's return delayed
Angela Edwards, whose battles with Allegheny County Children and Youth Services were described in a story yesterday, did not get her two youngest children back from foster care.
She began sobbing when she went to court yesterday and learned the judge had postponed the hearing for a week. Then she was sick at her stomach all afternoon.
"I said, No, it can't happen.' I started crying. I said they can't do this to me," she said later.
Allegheny County Children and Youth Services, which had asked a judge in April to take the children from Edwards because her household was chaotic, had found an apartment where she could stay with them and was to recommend that the judge return the children to Edwards yesterday. But the hearing was delayed because Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Allen Craig wanted to leave court at 1 p.m. to attend a judicial conference in Harrisburg.