Novi parents reunited with 'brittle bone' kids after court battle

Parents say twin boys have brittle bone disease, low vitamin D levels

NOVI, Mich. – About two and 1/2 months after 4-month-old twin boys were taken from their parents they returned home Thursday to cake, balloons and a celebration.

From the start, family and friends never doubted the parenting of Melissa and Anthony Geers. However, Child Protective Services cited suspicious broken ribs on the twins and removed them from their parents' home.

The Geers say the boys have brittle bone disease and low vitamin D levels. Their attorney says CPS missed that.

"The state spends so much money preventing child abuse, investigating child abuse, and how can you just get to the point that someone says it's child abuse and stop? Why didn't the investigation go further?" said Lisa Kirsch Satawa, attorney for the Geers family.

The Geers are just thankful and ready to move forward. Still, it's difficult to forget what the past three months have been like.

"We've been living in hell for three months," said Anthony Geers. "It's almost like we (were) being torn apart on nightly basis."

The parents had daily visitation.

Child Protective Services released this statement on the case:

"We make decisions based on expert medical advice with the safety and well-being of children our top priority. Sometimes we become aware of additional information that causes us to withdraw petitions to the court for removal of children."

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Jason anchors Local 4's 5:30 p.m. newscast. He joined WDIV in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter and has a Journalism degree from Michigan State University.