Excerpts from Anne’s point of view

Several people have asked what James’ mother, Anne, has to say about everything. The only information we can provide is the actual transcript of her answers to questioning by both her attorney and Jeff’s attorney. The complete transcripts are available under the Court Documents tab, but they are lengthly so attached here are cut and pasted excerpts from the transcripts showing her answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Court-Transcripts-Excerpt 7/10/18

Court-Transcripts-Excerpt 8/29/18

Transcript-Excerpt Thoughts and Plans for Hormone-Therapy

Please feel free to read the transcripts in their entirety if you feel like you need a more complete picture.

July-10th-Complete-Court-Transcript

August-29-Complete-Court-Transcript

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In home evaluation

Jeff and the boys have an in-home visit with Dr. Albritton on Thursday evening. James will jump from a day at school as a girl to an evening with dad as a boy. This isn’t ideal, because Dr. Albritton will not have a clear picture of what life is like for James when he gets to be himself for a prolonged period of time. But we hope that he will see how even with limited time- James and Jude both shine and thrive with dad. 

He has them this weekend- so look for more pics and updates over the next few days. 

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and continue to WATCH SHARE and DONATE. #savejames

Sarah 

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And the week begins…

Tomorrow Jeff’s fiancé will meet with Dr. Albritton. She will be discussing her observations and interactions with the boys and serve as a character reference for Jeff. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and continue to lift up and reach out to Dr. Albritton, so that he would be wise, fair and attentive.

Thank you to the many who are working to spread the word and share this information with others. I was interviewed for another article with a well rounded view about this situation. It can be found here.

Awareness is key and financial support is still a very real need. Donate here

Sarah

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Petition Promotion

We were disappointed, to say the least, to see that no new bill or law to protect James and other children like him was on the docket for 2019. This needs to be rectified. We need to get this in front of lawmakers right away.

Two petitions- one to Texas legislators and one to The White House. Please sign and share.

CHANGE.ORG PETITION

WHITEHOUSE.GOV PETITION

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Urgency

Had dinner with Jeff and the boys last night. It’s amazing how withdrawn Jude is after time away from his dad. He clings to him and you can tell that the separation is painful for them all. There is an urgency as each day of abuse affects the psychological and emotional development of these kids.

Momentum has certainly slowed over the holidays, but the need is greater than ever and the coming weeks will likely be filled with work in preparation for court.

  • The immediate and urgent need is:
    • $15,000.00 to retain expert witnesses
    • $25,000.00 more to fund them

The two organizations that have offered help are unable to offer financial assistance at this time – only counsel and witness referral. 

Please continue to share and help in any way you are able. The lives of two very dear boys hang in the balance.

Sarah

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New Year – Latest News

I know you all have been waiting for an update, and Im sorry to say that there is very little to report. Jeff had the boys for the first week of the Christmas break, but the second week of the Christmas break fell during his usual weekend with the boys which means extended time away from them. He will see them this Thursday night for the first time since December 28. And will not get them for a weekend again until Friday the 18th. 

As far as further court proceedings, much hinges on Dr. Albritton, the psychological custody evaluator. Until he has completed his study of both children and parents as well as close friends that are directly involved in the daily lives of these kids, we are sort of at a standstill. 

Please pray for him to be wise, thorough and motivated to focus on this case so that things can begin to move faster. Every day that remains the same is another day of abuse in the lives of these kids. The profile and sensitivity of the issue at hand and the media attention towards transgender equality has blinded a number of professionals from applying their training, skill and common sense. We hope that Dr. Albritton will not fall victim to the same fear and boldly proceed with recommendations to assure their safety. 

The only good thing about this time is that it allows Jeff and his attorney to really work on a game plan and to gather both legal and financial support to prepare for the trial that will inevitably be very large and very expensive.

Momentum is obviously down due in part to the holidays and to the lack of media attention. 

Please remember that although I am a 3rd party journalist and can talk about my first hand experience, Jeff is still forced to hold his tongue and must be very cautious about what he says. This makes print media a safer forum for the time being and we are hopeful that some new articles will surface in the coming days. 

Thanks to all your support and assistance, both Alliance Defending Freedom and the Thomas Moore society have reached out and offered some assistance to Jeff’s attorney. We aren’t sure to what extent at this point, but it is certainly good news that these large organizations are taking notice.

We are now at 1 million views! Please continue to share and direct people to the website.

Thank you all for your continued support. 

Sarah Scott

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Artist

We gave this little man an art kit for Christmas and for a whole week he carried it everywhere he went. I love the masterpieces he creates for us – and the way he signs his name. CURSIVE! In first grade! He loved my husbands fedora, so we found him one. Such a handsome and talented boy. We treasure each and every moment we get to spend with him and his brother and father.

Sarah

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Please Help

This past week Jeff took the boys for an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Albritton, who is the psychological custody evaluator. Those of you who are praying, please pray that he would be granted wisdom in this time with them and that James will feel comfortable and feel safe enough to be truthful. 

We believe that Dr. Albritton has already observed the boys with their mother where James was required to be Luna. 

We hope today that Dr. Albritton can see the bright and fun loving boy he is with us on a regular basis and would be able to determine the best actions for the safety of James and Jude.

In addition – several people have asked, “What can we do to help?”

I think it would be helpful for Dr. Albritton to see that James has a very large group of diverse supporters who want to see him protected and are uncomfortable (to say the least), with the situation he is currently in. 

I have attached a form letter that you can use as a basic template if you would like to write his office and express your concerns. I implore you to take a few minutes to copy and paste this letter and send to Dr. Albritton. Feel free to add your own personal touch if you have the time or have more you wish to say, so that he can see how many people are truly concerned for the lives of these precious little people. 

He can be reached through his case manager Brenda Martin at: 
Southwest Clinical and Forensics
Preston Commons – West Tower
8117 Preston Rd. Suite 682
Dallas, TX 75225
brenda@swcf.net

Dear Dr. Albritton, 

I am writing to express my great concern over a situation involving the custody battle for James and Jude Younger. I respect that you are in a very difficult situation trying to determine the best, safest and most healthy family environment for both children. 

As a community, a great number of people are concerned for the welfare of both children and especially for the well being of James who is young and impressionable and in a very precarious position. 

We urge you to hear the father out as he desires the protection of his biological children and seeks to give James time to grow up before being required to fill a gender role that he does not fully understand and does not fully embrace. 

We have seen much evidence to prove that he enjoys being his biological gender and is happy participating with other boys in activities that could be classified as boyish. We believe that he deserves time to grow to be the person he chooses. We stand behind Jeff Younger in his efforts to do what is best for his children.

Please take my extreme concern into consideration.

Sincerely,

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Validity and Proof

We are continually having to refute allegations that this is unreal or a scam of some sort. It seems that there are those who think that the numerous court documents we have on the site are somehow fabricated because they can’t be found online.
In family court – the privacy of children is taken into account and therefore custody cases like this are only accessible online to an active member of the bar. If you aren’t a legal representative, the only way you can access these documents is to go to the actual courthouse in person and request them (which we did) and pay a copying fee. 
On the last page of the original court filing you will see a receipt where my husband paid for the copies with his name as the payor.
If you are at all concerned about the truth of this, I urge you to go to the courthouse yourself and request this information. 
For those who are supporting this cause, I ask that you help us to protect these kids by refuting false allegations and asking any who call it a scam to provide proof to the contrary. Claiming that something is invalid or a scam with no proof is more damaging than people realize. 
I understand that this is frightening and seems like it shouldn’t be possible. I wish it weren’t true! Unfortunately, it is and the very real life of this child and his brother are at stake.
Please continue to share and help us to protect these kids.

Below you will find a letter from Texas State Representative Matt Rinaldi as further proof.

Thank you Matt Rinaldi for helping to prove the validity of this cause!

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Petition Trouble

There are always hiccups in a battle. Small things that frustrate and attempt to take focus off the important issue. The issue here is not about groups of people and their like or dislike of each others beliefs – this is about the protection of a child. A child who should have the right to a future of his own choosing, a child who deserves the very best care and concern for his welfare. 

As I mentioned in another post, a very kind supporter started a petition to help in our efforts to protect James and to increase support. He emailed to let me know that due to complaints (made by someone who wishes to stop our efforts to protect James) Change.org first took away the comment section and now have sent him legal notice to remove James’ picture and name. 

We could always start a new petition, but there are so many signatures and such support that we would prefer to keep it going. The author has made some changes that should be fine legally and the site is still going strong. Please continue to share.

SIGN the PETITION going to Texas Legislature to protect James and other children like him.

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Fun with Friends

Last night the Youngers came over for pizza and fun with friends. We sat around the table pigging out, laughing a lot and enjoying the coolest boys we know.

James and Patton and I created cool art projects while Jude and Grayson and Rowan built Lego masterpieces. Then all the boys pretended to be spies and tried to sneak up on the parents.

Its such fun to see these boys play with Jeff and witness his evident love for them.

Please continue to pray and share. 

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Motion to close court documents

An update on proceedings… the mother’s attorneys have filed a motion to close court documents so this very well may be the last legal document I am able to upload. We do not have a court date yet, but we expect it will be soon and we are very curious to see what she will bring to the proceedings that she wants to keep from the public. We appreciate the continued encouragement and will do our best to keep everyone updated.

Thank you. 

Sarah

MOTION TO CLOSE COURT DOCUMENTS

 

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Second Opinion?

There has been such an outpouring of support and I have been receiving hundreds of emails. Most have been kind and encouraging and several have had very good questions. There will always be those who doubt the validity of a story that seems so extreme. But I have been encouraged by the many stories of other families fighting very similar battles.

I have been doing my best to reply to all – but there is only one little me. I will do my best to get back with everyone if I can.

A very important question raised is this, “Why doesn’t Jeff get a second opinion?”

Personally I want to know why any parent wouldn’t want several opinions from various sources with an issue of this magnitude. In a situation like this, it would seem in the best interest of the child. Which is what Jeff wants – the best interest of his child.

Attached is documentation showing that Jeff is not allowed to get a second opinion and the mother has complete rights over psychological treatment.

Letter Refusing 2nd Opinion and Court Judgement

Please continue to share.

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Boys Weekend

Last night my two oldest boys had a sleepover at Jeff’s house with James and Jude. It was their first real sleepover without mom and dad or a grandparent… and they enjoyed every minute.

Tonight these boys came over to our house for dinner and afterwards – wrestled and played battleship and dressed up as super heroes and every giggle was pure joy. James took the lead and arm-wrestled and then tackled my husband with all the boys in a huge pile up. It was noisy and crazy and exactly the way a group of boys has fun. (video link below)

My kitchen is messy, and I am tired – but my heart is full. There is always a twinge of sadness when they leave – but a hope that one day soon this will be an everyday occurrence and not just the few weekends each month they spend with dad.

Sarah

James- arm wrestle

 

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Unfavorable Terms

As an update from my blog post on November 16, Jeff may be forced to accept unfavorable terms as it pertains to a restraining order preventing him from entering the City of Coppell. This will allow him only to enter Coppell to pick up the boys and return them to the mother’s office in exchange for an additional hour of time with them. He is always grateful for more time with them and while that extra hour will be spent in the car transporting the kids away and back, at least that is time to talk with them and express how much they mean to him.

Still, this is unfortunate as it does not allow the boys to go to their favorite playground or restaurants with their dad, which they love doing. As much as he would love to fight this, the lack of funds prevents him from being able to fight each and every new thing brought against him.

There has been a generous outpouring of support and we are so very grateful, but the need is greater still. The recent donations have been applied to attorney fees and the psychological custody evaluator.

Please continue to share.

Thanks! – Sarah

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They will know… by our love.

A huge thank you to the many people who have been viewing the site and the overwhelming outpouring of support for James. I do want to make it ABSOLUTELY clear that we do not encourage or support any negative action against his mother. While we do not agree with her actions at this time, we do not wish any ill will towards her. As Christians, it is our desire for her heart to change and for her to have a great relationship with her children. Our Christian response should never be to intentionally cause damage. I urge you to remember that we are known by our love. If you are moved by concern to support or take action in some way, I ask that you write our lawmakers and representatives about the great need for the protection of our children. We love this family and desire in all things to be loving and above reproach. I do hope that you will share my desire for the best for all involved.

Thank you.

– Sarah

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Support

We are so blessed to have met Walt Heyer and thankful for this brilliant article about what is happening with James. We pray that this will motivate others to pray, help, support and publicize so that we can protect him.

Please read and share!

The Federalist Article about James by Walt Heyer

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Giving Thanks – Despite Heartache

We were supposed to spend this weekend with Jeff and the boys, but unfortunately the mother denied him time with them. Because next week is a holiday, the state allows the holiday to begin at 6pm on the day the kids are “released from school” for the holiday -so the kids are separated from Jeff for 3 weeks (including this past week). He will not see them again until the 30th.

This is very hard on him and even harder on the boys. To add insult to injury, her lawyer has requested that Jeff be denied access to the city of Coppell.

During his bi-weekly Thursday night 2 hour time with the kids, Jeff picks the boys up and takes them to dinner and to play. 2 hours isn’t much time, so the boys like to go to a local park nearby. They love to go there, but the attorney claims that James could be placed in an embarrassing situation if he encounters anyone from school or a neighbor that sees him dressed as a boy.

James likes to be dressed as a boy when he spends time with Jeff and when his dad picks him up from his mother’s home.

They have also requested that he no longer pick the boys up from her home, but from her office. This would appear to be in effort to prevent neighbors from seeing him in his chosen form of masculine clothing.

The boys continue to request playing at this park and James continues to request boys clothes at these times. Fear of embarrassment therefore is not on part of the children, but on those who would portray James in opposition to his preference.

While saddened and burdened greatly by heartache for what these kids suffer, in this time of Thanksgiving- I’m thankful that James expresses such fondness for his natural biological identity and pray that he will continue to be brave and truthful.

Please pray for the protection of these children and encourage others to do so as well.

The legal fees are still staggering and the need is great. The future of a child’s life hangs in the balance. If it is within your means and ability to give and to share with others who can help, please do so.

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