“Their parents are into drugs, crime, and I know God put these kids into my hands to take care of,” she said.
Rhonda Tavey of Houston has had primary care of the five Alphonse siblings aged 8-3 years old since shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She also opened her home to the children's 22 year-old mother who spent most of her time in Louisiana. When Ms Alphonse recently arrived at Rhonda's Houston home they argued briefly over some financial matters and Ms Alphonse threatened Rhonda and said she was going to take the kids with her. Rhonda Tavey packed up the kids and hit the road. She had been in contact with the district attorney and was making arrangements when the Amber alert was issued, along with a warrant for Rhonda Tavey's arrest. But Harris County prosecutor Jane Waters said: “She has no legal custody to the children, no legal basis for keeping the children."
I have a bad feeling about this whole thing.. A girl allows someone else to raise her kids -- and all of a sudden she wants them back? Did she find out how much her check would be if she had them in her posession?
Interview with Ms Alphonse: http://www.wfaa.com/video/?nvid=270596&shu=1
Interview with Rhonda Tavey: http://video.aol.com/video-detail/ex...id=VIDLRVNWS02