But now, after months of separation, a local court has finally restored Kiarre Harris' custodial rights, and her children will soon be coming home.
Kidnapped by the State
After feeling that the local school district had failed her children, Harris, a single mother of two, made the decision to pull her kids out of the public school system and homeschool instead.
On Wednesday, a judge granted parental custody back to Harris.
Harris complied with all the local regulations governing how children are "legally" allowed to be withdrawn from public school in favor of homeschooling, but a failure on the school district's end resulted in unwarranted government intervention.
Unfortunately, the district's mistake resulted in Harris' two children being forcibly removed from her care and placed in state custody, where the mother was only allowed supervised visits.
On Wednesday, after a hearing at the Erie County Family Court, a judge granted parental custody back to Harris. But in an odd turn of events, Harris was arrested again while attempting to leave the courthouse.