SAN JOSE — A wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy patient who has had two babies taken by welfare officials said Monday she will fight in court to get back her children "if it's the last thing I do before I die."
Tiffany Callo, 20, gave birth to her second healthy son Friday, but lost custody of him the next day just as she had lost custody of her first son shortly after his birth in March.
Santa Clara County welfare officials say Callo, who lives on $533 a month from Social Security, is unable to care for the children and cannot afford to pay for help.
The first son, 10-month-old Antonio David, was placed with a foster family. Callo has not been told where the family lives but she has been allowed to visit her baby an hour on Saturdays at a welfare office. The second son, Jesse Robert, was placed with the same foster family.