在过去六个月, 市场, 34, 和蒂龙·迪纳, 36, 有两个孩子因营养不良的指控被当局扣押. 然而, 在周五, Mercado announced that their newborn daughter Ast was returned to them. Ast was taken by police when she was just days old.
“AST IS HOME!!!! #BringRaHome POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!” Mercado captioned the video, which sees Deener smiling with the newborn in the backseat.
在视频中, Deener reminds the public that the couple is still separated from their son Amen’Ra.
“Ast is home. We have Ast with us,” Deener said in the video, smiling. “We want to say thank you. We still got work to do to get ‘Ra back. We want to say thank you because of y’all and my family we’ve had the proper support to get the best attorneys in the country to be able to bring justice.”
早在五月, Mercado revealed to FOX Tampa Bay that the couple took their son to a hospital in St. 彼得堡, 佛罗里达, after her breast milk supply ran low and Amen’Ra would not drink other fluids. The boy was discharged from the hospital in March and transferred into foster care. Authorities claimed they intervened after doctors raised concerns about possible malnutrition.
“I refuse to let my story be unseen and unheard,” Mercado said at the time.
The couple says their daughter was taken in August when cops swarmed their vehicle and took the newborn to a hospital to be evaluated. They posted disturbing footage of the incident on Instagram的, 写作, “THEY TOOK OUR BABY AGAIN!”
Mercado broke down in tears during the incident, asking authorities, “Do you not feel anything? 你们, I’m human. This is my baby. My babies is days old — and you’re taking my baby away from me.”
在周五, Deneer said the couple will “focus on getting those moments” 和 “that time” back with their daughter, but said the “work don’t stop” for their fight to be reunited with their son.
The father said he’s confident the boy will be returned.
“I know that because the power is always within us if we unite and work together we put things in place to be able to protect ourselves and our babies,” 他说.
Mercado is a singer and an actress who starred in Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon.” She appeared on “美国偶像” 在 2008 and finished in the top three behind David Archuleta and winner David Cook.