An adoption odyssey (scroll sideways to see it all)
Jack He travels to China for a wife, Qin 'Casey" Luo. She joins him in Memphis a few weeks later.
Casey He seven months pregnant, is hospitalized for bleeding after a dispute with the student's husband in a grocery store.
Anna Mae He is born prematurely.
Hes agree to continue temporary foster care.
Hes petition Juvenile Court for Anna Mae's return.
On Anna Mae's second birthday the Bakers refuse to let the Hes take Anna Mae to a photo studio. Police tell the Hes to leave and not return.
The Hes formally petition to regain custody through Juvenile Court.
Hes deposit $15,000 with the court to pay for guardian and related court costs. (Bakers pay their share later in the year.) Chancellor D.J. Allisandratos issues no-contact order stopping the Hes from seeing Anna Mae.
Jack He is acquitted in criminal court on the four-year-old assault charge.
The Hes and the Chinese Embassy in Washington file a complaint with the state Court of the judiciary alleging Allisandratos had been unfair. Under state law, complaints about judges are confidential until the complaint is resolved. Allisandratos withdraws from the case.
Trial before Circuit Court Judge Robert "Butch" Childers. Final arguments set for today, after which Childers has 30 days to rule.
May 12, 2004
Judge Robert Childers terminated Hes' parental rights on grounds of willful abandonment