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March 14th, 2012
04:48 PM ET

Kidnapped boy returned eight years later

Brooke Baldwin talks to Auboni Champion-Morin whose infant son was kidnapped by the boy's Godmother eight years ago. Authorities in Houston, Texas recently called the mother to inform her that they had located her son.

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  1. ellen

    God is Great!!

    March 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  2. Jerry

    If god is great, then why did he allow the child to be kidnapped in the first place?

    March 18, 2012 at 8:42 am |
  3. Pete

    God has no control over the decisions we make; it is called free agency. Each of us chooses what we will or will not do.

    March 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  4. Cher

    Poor mother missed the most precious times of her baby's life. I wish them luck!

    March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  5. Adevilson Silva

    So this so-called god does not interfere when someone gets screwed (like being kidnapped) but does when things go well? C'mon c'mon c'mon!

    March 19, 2012 at 4:36 am |
  6. Charley

    Thank God this child has been returned to his mother. prayers for the family and many blessings to the police who found him!

    March 20, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  7. Mike

    I'm so glad to see we can all stay on target and simply wish this mother and her child the very best going forward! I do so hate to see EVERY stinkin' human interest story turned into some political soap box for many peoples dimwitted viewpoints. Doh!...too late. :-\

    Just say your 'congrats' and move on with your lives. Find a political / religious / hot-button-issue story-of-the-day and post your rants there.

    Thx.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  8. Donna

    This is actually a very sad story. At eight years old, this child is going to be taken away from the only "mother" he's ever known and given to, in his view, a complete stranger. How traumatic is that?? I feel terrible for him. His biological mother doesn't know him, he will resist her at every turn, cry constantly for his "mother," and blame her for this upheaval, his kidnapper is losing the "son" she's raised and loved for eight years and will probably never see him again since she'll be in prison... It's a lose-lose situation all around. What a tragedy. 😦

    March 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  9. Leisa Welch

    Jerry, God is good all the time. People however are NOT.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  10. Rachel

    Umm the boy wasn't raised or loved by the woman who kidnapped him. she abused both him and the 5 month old she gave birth to horribly. he can not talk well, did not know his own name (she called him Dirt) and has never been to school.if anything he may have a form of Stockholm syndrome but being "raised" by such a woman since infancy may have prevented that as he has never known love and care. People please follow the story before commenting.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  11. TP123

    ^^ that was directed at "Pete" in case there was any doubt.

    March 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  12. Malachi's Mom

    My son was also kidnapped 8 years ago when he was 7, by "relatives" as well. I can only hope that this is some sort of pattern that he'll manage to come back too.

    March 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  13. readycarlos

    Five children and one on the way! I guess when you start breeding children like puppies, you have to start pawning them off on people you hardly know! When are these women going to realize that children are not collectibles to be mass produced? They are human beings that deserve attention and responsible supervision! I fell badly for all of her children especially the poor boy that had to endure 8 yrs of this ordeal.

    March 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  14. Gord LU

    People tend to become atheists or defensive about their view of a cruel God when they have sad and pathetic lives. It's a sad story in itself, but a little humorous as well. Some people need to suck it up and quit blaming things on what they do not understand.

    March 24, 2012 at 2:02 am |
  15. Jen

    Gord LU, I am an atheist and I don't put down other people's beliefs. I have friends of many religions. Don't judge us all based on some idiots.

    March 24, 2012 at 4:30 am |
  16. Thoracias

    I think the police who originally responded to the call should be held accountable. A child goes missing...reported kidnapped and they take TWO hours to even get there???

    March 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  17. prncssgeek

    Once again, a story on CNN where a major detail is left out. The child has NOT been returned to his parents yet. The mother had a history of giving her children away. So while everyone is "thanking god" can you tell me who's looking after her children? Certainly not god.

    March 25, 2012 at 9:11 am |
  18. alex

    20 years old with 5 children 4 and under. this is insane.

    March 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  19. Texasgirl

    There is something very wrong with this woman!!!

    March 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  20. Dave

    I bet, the five children have five different fathers

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  21. flcowboysfan

    I heard that they still have not given the child back to her and she is being investigated for possibly being involved in her own child's kidnapping.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  22. Analystgirl

    No details in this story. All I see is an angry 8 year old now reunited with a mother he doesn't know. confusion and pain all around.

    March 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  23. Interesting Opinion

    I am happy that this child if found. I do find it interesting as the young woman has, with the reuniting of her son now 5 children. I do not know her financial capability but this sounds like a recipe for disaster. As for the area of holding "God" accountable on the good and the bad of this situation... The woman in this story believes in God and thanks Him for her blessing, who are you to question it? If you are unhappy with that or looking to blame someone the obvious individual is the God mother. In general it seems like atheist has this "me against the world complex" be happy for some else's joy if you have questions take it up with a priest as they are suppose to be individuals most knowledgeable in this area. The last thing I will say is it is funny when people are in their moments of fear or path of most worry how they turn to a higher power for help not saying it happens all the time but it is hard to ask someone for help you never talk to and only blame.

    March 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  24. Robyn

    God Bless that boy and his mother and his siblings. God give her the strength to help her son move pass any abuse he may have suffered at the hand of that other woman. How selfish people are to harm such an innocent child who didn't ask to be here in the first place. God giver us children and we will be held accountable on what we do with them. You may not feel anything now but you will and it will hurt worse then any abuse you inflict upon a child.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  25. Sarcasmo

    This woman isn't the kid's mom. She may have given birth to him, but she isn't his mom. How do you explain this situation to an 8 year old? 8 year olds aren't babies anymore.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  26. tcp.

    Sarcasmo....and this is her fault??

    March 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  27. Update

    State District Judge Mike Schneider agreed Wednesday with a Child Protective Services recommendation that 8-year-old Miguel Morin should remain in the state's care at least until a May 16 hearing.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  28. Bella

    If it was a little blond haired ...blue eyed baby.... MORE would have been done. Thats just the honest truth!

    March 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  29. Julia

    This Silva character does not know God or he would not speak so foolishly. God created us free moral agents to be able to choose to seek Him and know Him and obey Him or live however else we choose and the enemy of our souls is there to encourage the worse possible choices. Sometimes out of the most tragic circumstances comes pure gold and God is looking for the gold in all of us so He does not always remove us from harm's way but can,will, and does deliver many from the same. There was one young boy born of incest in a family who was the most precious of all the children full of love while the others were ugly and rebellious. I just went to Wendy's and the originator was adopted and his name and work live on. Tossed away, unwanted, rejected he made most and more of his life. The very bottom line is how we seek for and live for Jesus because when Father God sees us He will ask WHAT did YOU do with my Son who I sent to die for you so you could come into heaven? Upon that eternity hinges. God help all reading this to realize that this life is temporal and then – ETERNITY. God loves you regardless of what man does to you. If you run to Him you will be safe.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  30. Question

    Why is the anchor woman acting like this mother is the suspect?

    March 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  31. CanadianPerspective

    Wow, thank goodness her son was located! Shame on the police for taking two hours to respond, that's pathetic! What's even worse is the way the police investigated the kidnapping. To believe the mother of the kidnapper especially since the timing of her daughter's disappearance. It was obvious when her baby was abducted that the babysitter was responsible. It's like adding one plus one. Honestly, the mother should sue the police for doing such a sloppy investigation! Any turmoil this eight year old boy is now going through, the kidnapper is responsible for. Wishing this innocent child a smooth transition adapting to his biological family. So Donna don't get it twisted, I cannot understand your reaction, this child was traumatized at the hands of the kidnapper! This child has siblings and I'm certain that even they're excited to meet their long lost brother.

    April 1, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  32. fillbinnzz

    20 year old woman with four children under four years old and she was pregnant. It is hard to feel bad for her, she is a puppy mill.

    April 2, 2012 at 7:35 am |
  33. LV

    I wonder who she will sue.

    Oh, wait, I see a book deal in her future.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  34. Joe Smoe

    "Kidnapped boy returned eight years later" What, did the kidnappers get tired of him and thought to just return the kid?

    April 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  35. Alabeer

    Too many kids? Breeding like dogs? Is this from the same group that thinks birth control is a sin and insuance companies should not supply it and organizations should not be forced to provide it? Why don't you take some of these kids for yourself?

    April 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  36. Don

    The point is crediting "God" with the boy's rescue also by default blames "God" for allowing it to happen.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  37. JC

    "If it was a little blond haired ...blue eyed baby.... MORE would have been done. Thats just the honest truth!"
    That's completely dishonest; kids like that are snatched by relatives all over the midwest. This is a big country. You think there are no black cops or social workers?

    April 6, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  38. MR

    This is an amazing story. I'm so thankful that her child was ok after being kidnapped 8 years ago. She should really consider herself and family very blessed because its rarely do you hear of children being returned back home after being kidnapped or abducted. I think it is horrible that the police department took 2 hours to initially respond to the girl and pretty much blew her case off as if an innocent child wasn't involved. Its also sad that she was 20 years old with 5 children and was pregnant with another one, but anyway, I'm very happy her son is ok.

    April 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  39. Edna

    8 – I can understand wanting to get rid of him now. It's nothing but mouth, bad attitude and visits from the cops from that age until they are old enough to kick them to the curb.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  40. LZ

    Wow, this mom is a real winner. You have to be a special kind of stupid to give your child to somebody for 5 minutes, let alone for a day. Especially when the woman looks like THAT crack head. And 5 children living in an apartment? Holy crap. I see where my taxes are going...

    April 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  41. gloria

    Just stop saying the Lord's name in vain if you choose not to believe that God is good then keep quiet...Its good for the boy's family to have found him..lets be glad for that and stop talking unnecessary issues...

    April 10, 2012 at 4:14 am |
  42. junita auguillard

    I thank God for the positive and negative comments but until you know the true story none of them will matter.

    April 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm |

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