Hillsborough 3-year-old to stay with grandparents as medical custody fight continues

Hillsborough County
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The mother and father of Noah McAdams have been beside themselves.

“It’s been awful,” said the boy’s mom, Taylor Bland-Ball. “I haven’t been able to sleep or eat anything at all, so I’m just a nervous wreck.”

Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams, the boy’s father, took their son to Kentucky earlier this week after avoiding getting the boy chemotherapy.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert for his safe return. He was found with his parents in Kentucky.

In court Thursday, a judge agreed to let Noah’s maternal grandparents take custody for now. We asked if they were satisfied with that.

“Yeah but we’re definitely pushing for more, a lot more, to get our baby back,” the boy’s mother said.

The parents also don’t want Noah to get treatments for leukemia. Bland-Ball said a recent test shows that the little boy has no cancer in his blood.

“I think that’s the problem we have in this country right now, is the fallacy with doctors, pushing chemotherapy on people. As adults, we have a right to say no to that,” said the family attorney, Michael Minardi.

The parents planned to visit their son immediately after leaving the Hillsborough County Courthouse, they said.

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