KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A couple says ignorance about their blindness resulted in their daughter being taken away by the state.
Erika Johnson and Blake Sinnett were reunited with their 2-month-old baby, named Mikaela, on Tuesday. Erika Johnson told KMBC’s Peggy Breit it started just after Mikaela was born, when Erika was breastfeeding the baby and a nurse became concerned.
“Well, at first I was pretty shocked,” Johnson said. “She said because I said, ‘Is she OK?’ She said, ‘No.’ She was beginning to turn blue, but, you know, it’s OK, it could happen to anybody.”
Johnson and Sinnett kept tending to their child unaware that someone had called children’s services. That night, a social services agent came to see them.