Tuesday, June 3, 2014


It has taken 3 years but today the judge announced that
Amie van Dyk is Ayn van Dyk's legal guardian and she is going home!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014



It is April 2, 2014 and everyone is still waiting to hear some good news that Ayn is coming home. Most importantly Ayn has been waiting for now 1021 days to see her daddy and her brothers who love and miss her very much. The ache in their hearts must be unbearable. Still there appears to be no reasonable explanation for why so many suffer the pain of loss this great................


It is Nov 30, 2013 and everyone is still waiting ~ AYN IS STILL WAITING after missing her family for 897 days. Her family is still working tirelessly to get her home again. To that effort they will be returning to court on Dec 19th. Let us all keep positive thoughts and pray for the best possible outcome in 19 days. This little girl enjoys frequent visits with her mom but she needs to be home with her family permanently.

Yesterday, Dec 7, 2012 after Ayn had been waiting for 539 days her Daddy, Derek Hoare was finally able to make this announcement

"I have some big news, which will be difficult to explain in a single post, I will get online this weekend to elaborate. Ready... Ayn is coming home! an agreement was signed on tuesday for her return. it is a sect 60 agreement with no finding of a need for protection. I cannot explain the flood of emotions we are experiencing. I am ofcourse elated and will come online in a day or two, I'm tediously typing this on my phone but will spend much more time when I come on. Thank you so very much everyone."

This is a story about a tragic event that should never have happened at all!

to a blog that will try to keep you up to date on what is happening with Ayn van Dyk and efforts of her family and friends to bring her home very soon. Please consider joining this site, becoming a member. (scroll down on the right)

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
~Christopher Reeve

I began this blog on September 1, 2011 and would not have believed I would be here writing this today, August 28, 2012 ~ 12 months later. This family who love each other so much have now been separated for 438 days. There are many blog postings here for you to read but I would direct you first to http://www.freedomforayn.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-beginning-of-story.html You will wonder why the last date of reporting was in Jan 2012 and the only reason is that there has been nothing else to report. That's right, there has been no positive movement on the part of MCFD, Derek has had no reports about his daughter. This is totally unacceptable!

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.

~Emily Dickinson

Please READ http://www.sendspace.com/file/p5ytf9 where I have consolidated Derek's writings/updates from the beginning

PLEASE help us to tell this story that every parent needs to hear. Post the link to this blog and the group facebook page EVERYWHERE you can. THANKS!

Please take time, come back frequently when you can, to read other blog entries and Derek's Updates.

Derek Hoare on Global News with BC Ted Chernecki – July 20, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQNjmQsIBKQ&feature=player_embedded
Derek Hoare talks to Ezra Levant with Sun News Network http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frqD2qVc2kg&feature=player_embedded

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Saturday, December 14, 2013


Today, this beautiful young girl celebrates her 12th birthday. 
This is the third birthday since she was taken from her family. 
Take a minute and wish her happy birthday in a comment. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013


The story began on June 16, 2011 when Ayn van Dyk was 11 years old. Since then thousands around the world have waited with hope and prayers that we would hear the happy ending we long for her family to enjoy!

For anyone unfamiliar with this story I would suggest you read Ayn's dad, Derek Hoare's account from the beginning until Jan 23, 2012 http://freedomforayn.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-beginning-of-story.html

We have heard little from Derek since then as he struggles to deal with grief of this great loss for his family while caring for his two sons.

Twelve months later on Dec 4, 2012 just prior to long awaited court dates the Ministry of Child and Family Development, British Columbia, Canada along with Ayn's parents Amie van Dyk and Derek Hoare announced that Ayn would be going home to be with her family after she had been held unjustly in captivity for 536 days. There had never been any grounds to question their parenting skills, Ayn never needed their protection.

On Dec 7, 2012 Derek announced that an agreement was signed with MCFD on Dec 4 - Ayn would be coming home! 

We rejoiced and we waited.............................

On July 5, 2013 Amie van Dyk told us, "Today the Ministry presented another gradual return plan. This one is 13 weeks in length."  So by the end of September, 2013 this family would finally be reunited. Since the waiting had already been 107 weeks, 13 more could be tolerated, knowing Ayn would be spending time with both her parents to prepare for her move home. Strange that she needed no preparation when she was taken on June 16, 2011 but now there would be a 13 week transition. BUT she was coming home.......................

As I write today, Oct 31, 2013, Halloween ~ a day for all things scary, I pondered the thought that this story is the scariest! We have now been watching this family live the terror for 867 days worried about the safety and well being of their daughter. We are now 5 weeks beyond the 13 week plan for transition.

This morning Amie, Ayn's mom, tells us she continues to see Ayn and that they will be in court on Nov 5, 2013. I so admire her strength and her willingness through such difficulty to keep the world informed as we continue to wait with hope, praying for that happy ending.

I will be back soon with the happy ending................. Jean Nicol

Monday, July 1, 2013


Today is the third Canada that Ayn van Dyk has not be able to celebrate with her family.

I AM CANADIAN and should be celebrating our 146th birthday but not. Today I reflect on how our Governments across this great land (Federal, Provincial, Municipal) KNOWINGLY allow so many children's lives to be destroyed by the criminal actions of those they pay and empower to protect our children. 

When we seek to find justice we find another corrupt system that condones the actions of these criminals. Are there no Canadians with conscience within government who want to make this right? We are a country rich in resources and we should be caring for our greatest resource - our children!

A little girl with autism was unjustly stolen from her family by Child Protective Services 745 days ago. Within days a hospital report stated no signs of abuse or neglect. After holding her in captivity for 536 days the court date was canceled as they announced on Dec 4, 2012 that she would be going home to her family who had been good, loving parents. Now 209 days later, when they have still not taken her home, we learn there is a plan to move her to another foster house. The cruelty and crime being perpetrated against this child and her family is __________! (I am a loss for words here ~ what words would you put in the blank)

Since the very early days in this story back in the summer of 2011 all levels of Government have been kept very aware of this crime that has yet to be dealt with justly in our courts. 

HOW CAN I CELEBRATE the greatness of this country? Ayn van Dyk, who should be living with her family in Abbotsford, BC is just one child of thousands in this country being treated unjustly.

Please help me to help Ayn. Share a link to this story wherever you can, perhaps a viral message will shame our governments today and bring them to do whatever they can to right this wrong!

Friday, June 28, 2013


On Dec 4, 2012 The Ministry of Child and Family Development, British Columbia, Canada along with Ayn's parents Amie van Dyk and Derek Hoare announced that Ayn would be going home to be with her family after she had been held unjustly in captivity for 536 days. There had never been any grounds to question their parenting skills, Ayn never needed their protection.

It is now June 28, 2013 and 206 days later. We wait with Ayn and her family for this reunion to take place. How do we begin to understand how and why this can happen in the great country of Canada?

Monday, June 17, 2013


Two years ago, this beautiful 9 year old child with autism was stolen from her family by Child Protective Services in Abbottsford, BC, Canada. In Dec 2012, after 536 days of Ayn being held in captivity, the BC Ministry of Child and Family Development stated that Ayn was never in need of their protection, dad's parenting skills were never in question and she would be soon going home to her family.

This was a picture taken of Ayn not long after she was abducted.

It has now been 731 days since Ayn was abducted from school. She has missed many happy days where she thrived with her family including 2 birthdays, 2 Christmas celebrations, 8 birthday celebrations for her parents and 2 brothers at home while she was living alone in a basement suite of a foster house with paid staff to watch her while the foster parents (very well compensated financially) worked and went about their daily lives.

With constant crying for Daddy, Ayn was given a picture of Daddy, Derek Hoare.

The BC Government is ultimately responsible for this travesty (and many others like it) ~ they are all very aware of and ignoring Ayn's story while collecting thousands of dollars of federal funds monthly to pay for depriving her of the happy family life she has a right to enjoy. Oh, and our Federal Government, including Mr. Harper the Prime Minister of Canada, are very aware of the many children in similar situations being denied their basic human rights with no consideration of justice.
It has now been 195 days since thousands of supporters celebrated the announcement that Ayn was coming home................ she is still waiting for this joyous occasion!
A recent picture we have of Ayn on a visit with her mom, Amie van Dyk.