Viral Post On Facebook Claims Child Abuse Against The Shelby County Alabama DHR

A viral post on Facebook claims that a young girl has been getting abused after being placed in the custody of the Shelby County, Alabama DHR

  • Lori Hubert uploaded multiple pictures showing her daughter with injuries she has sustained while in foster care at Alabama Baptist Children’s Home

  • Hubert claims she has made reports to both DHR and now the police in an attempt to protect her daughter

  • The daughter Ruby was placed in the custody of the Shelby County DHR on March 23, 2016 following a fight between Hubert and her mother

  • Hubert has went through all of DHR’s requests but still faces her parental rights possibly being terminated

  • Hubert told The Daily Haze that the abuse first started in October of last year

Several pictures have gone viral after being uploaded to Facebook on Thursday. The pictures show an abused child and claim the abuse is occurring while in foster care in Alabama Baptist Children’s Home.

Shelby County DHR

On March 23, 2016, Lori Hubert got into a fight with her mother. The fight ended with Hubert going to jail, and Hubert’s daughter Ruby going into the custody of Shelby County Department of Human Resources.

After completing all of DHR’s requests, Hubert had custody of Ruby back and was under thirty days away from having her case closed. The situation changed when Hubert was having car issues and could not take Ruby to her approved daycare. Due to a promotion at her job, Hubert could not afford to miss work and instead asked a male employee to watch her daughter. A neighbor reported her to DHR and Ruby was back in the state’s care.

Abuse Inside Alabama Baptist Children’s Home

It was in October that Hubert first noticed signs of abuse on Ruby. Hubert tried to file a report with DHR but claims that nothing ever happened. In fact, Hubert says the report does not even exist, even though Shelby County DHR claimed they would conduct an internal investigation.

On Thursday Hubert had enough and reported the abuse to the Columbiana Police Department. Hubert claims that when the responding officer tried to receive information from DHR supervisor Tessa Terrell-Miles that she refused to give any information.

Below is Hubert’s post to Facebook and the pictures of Ruby with marks on her either from abuse, neglect or both. The following material is graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Hubert told TDH that she met with DHR today after her post went viral and was told that Ruby will be moved, but not until next week. Hubert is determined to get her daughter back, despite Shelby County’s plans to terminate her rights. TDH reached out to both the Shelby County DHR and the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home but were not able to receive a response at this time.

Shelby County

Last year, Shelby County DHR found themselves under nationwide scrutiny after they wrongfully removed a 14-year-old rape victim’s baby from the hospital just days after birth. The following day they removed the 14-year-old mother and twin brother from their grandparent’s home, even though paperwork showed DHR had approved to have the children live in their home just a week prior.



About Meko Haze

Meko Haze is an independent journalist by day... and an independent journalist by night.

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