When a single mother turned to Michigan social services for help, a series of events were set in motion that would eventually lead to the death of her son. Social services allegedly coerced the mother into placing her son in foster care. However, when her son began to deteriorate, she complained that her son was not getting enough food and she wanted to bring the boy home. Social services then turned on her, terminating her right to visit her son in foster care. While the mother was doing everything she could to get her son back, she received a phone call notifying her that her son was dead. Although the foster care facility had received around $12,000 each month to care for the little boy, he had starved to death.