Schwabs in DC

Raymond and Amelia Schwab during a previous trip to Washington, D.C. When they return, it will be for a hunger strike at the White House. Photo courtesy of the Schwab family.

by Health Impact News/ Staff

In December, a Kansas judge ordered reunification for the “Hunger Strike Dad” and his children. That hasn’t happened. Though Raymond and Amelia Schwab have done everything the court has ordered them to do, they say that the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) has “sabotaged the whole process.”

The Navy veteran father of 6 has had enough, and he is throwing down the gauntlet. He is making plans now for another hunger strike – this time at the White House – until President Trump acts to investigate the child trafficking by Child Protective Services, or he starves to death in front of the White House.

This is really about all of us, and I’m willing to do that. It’s gotta stop.

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Navy Dad Goes on Hunger Strike in Kansas Until State-Kidnapped Children are Returned or He Starves to Death


The Schwabs on Day 1 of the hunger strike in Kansas in March 2016. Photo courtesy of the Schwab family.

Raymond (Seraphim) Schwab posted a notice Monday on his Facebook page to those involved with the kidnapping of his children. He is fully aware that social workers and those in the DCF system monitor his social media, and this message was aimed toward them:


I am done with coward attorneys.

I am done. This is it. All…or nothing. Either way your criminal behavior will be on display for the whole world to see.

I am sorry if this causes people distress. I cannot let them kill my children’s hope, our family bond, and keep stealing your kids.

It must stop now. The gauntlet is thrown down. May God have mercy on us all.

He then posted the text of an email that he sent to “the governor, St. Francis, Phyllis Gilmore, the Attorney General of Kansas, every caseworker, the Attorney Ad Litem Lora Ingles and her boss Bret Oleen, ADA Bethany Fields and her coward boss Barry Wilkerson and every media contact I have.”


Calling during a visit is too chaotic and I cannot have meaningful conversations with my children. We need to arrange another call this week.

You guys have til the 20th to fix all this. No matter what scheme you employ, or manipulation of the legal process you continue to engage in, or excuses you have. If I don’t have a date of my children’s return on June 20th I will immediately go to D.C. and begin my hunger strike. If the court hearing drags on, like the last and the judge schedules the next hearing to interfere with my hunger strike, I just won’t come back. June 20th is your day to do what’s right. I’m done with your psychotic, lying, criminal games.

So you want to ignore my emails, law, constitutional protections, policy…you better cross your T’s and dot your I’s because when I go to D.C. I will daily leak documents, call you out by name and stay there until the president gives me audience to present my evidence or I die. Either way…you will all be known for what you have done. I believe you are wrong enough to lay my life down. I am done playing your games. You need to return my children. You have one day. June 20th. Give me back my children.

Seraphim-Raymond R. Schwab

Health Impact News spoke with Mr. Schwab, who made it clear that he is willing to go the distance, not only for his own family, but also for the thousands of other families who are suffering at the hands of Child Protective Services all across the United States of America.

He said that when his family’s ordeal first started, he thought it was about the fact that he used medical marijuana to treat his PTSD from his military service. He realizes now, after speaking with hundreds of other parents and after much research, that this is far bigger than social workers not liking his use of medical marijuana. He alluded to the Clinton’s Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA), and said that they are seizing and trafficking children “for money and greed.”

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Part of the Schwab family during a visit. Photo courtesy of the Schwab family.

Trump – “Forgotten No Longer”

The agenda of states to take children, often from innocent families, is inconsistent with President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech on January 20, 2017. On the Facebook event page for the planned hunger strike, “No Longer Ignored,” Raymond Schwab reminds Americans of the President’s speech:

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

Schwab then asks the question:

Will we be ignored?

Kansas DCF Refused to Comply with Judge’s Orders

On December 13, 2016, a judge ruled that the Schwab children were to be reunified with their parents. The process was to begin for the parents to have unsupervised visits with their children, and for an ICPC – Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children – to be put into place to transfer the children to their parents’ home in Colorado.


Children Taken from Military Dad Using Medical Marijuana for PTSD to be Returned

That never happened. Instead, DCF has reportedly sabotaged the process and keeps changing reasons for things not progressing. In May 2017, Kansas DCF informed the Schwabs that the ICPC was denied by Colorado “with zero home study, no contact from Colorado DCF and in clear violation of the Schwab’s right to equal protection under Law.” They have learned that Kansas DCF workers allegedly told Colorado DCF to deny the ICPC.

According to the “No Longer Ignored” Facebook event page:

The Schwabs have complied, within the boundaries of their Constitutional Rights and Protections, with every violation of their privacy and request from Kansas. Nevertheless DCF, Attorney ad Litem Lora Ingles, Riley County ADAD Bethany Fields and DA Barry Wilkerson, and St. Francis refuse to obey the law, police and procedures and statues which govern these proceedings in their witch hunt against the Schwabs for protesting Kansas’ State Sponsored Child Trafficking, Kids for Cash Agenda.

Raymond says that Kansas DCF has been playing “ridiculous legal games,” (at taxpayers’ expense).

They know that what they are doing is illegal, and they still think they are going to get away with it.

They know how to silence parents. They are NOT going to silence me.

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Amelia and Raymond Schwab speaking out for families and their children in Washington, D.C. Photo provided by the Schwab family.

Navy Dad Fights for All American Families

This is bigger than their family. Obviously, the Schwabs want their children to be returned home, but it isn’t just their children who have been unjustly taken from their family. There is a much bigger agenda involved, and Raymond says that it must be exposed.

Since posting about the planned hunger strike in Washington, D.C, Raymond’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Many different groups, organizations, and individuals fighting against corruption in the family court system have said that they intend to join him in the fight, though not necessarily the hunger strike itself.

Raymond welcomes people to join him, but he warns that “it’s not going to be easy.” He tearfully acknowledges that this fight is about all of us, and vows not to stop until there is federal intervention or he dies trying.

We have to come together in all our different fronts to put an end to this system that is geared to destroying families. It needs to stop. It’s all the same beast – they are profiting from people in crisis.

If they destroy the American family, we’re all done, and they are doing it for money and greed.

Not Enough for President to Listen; Schwab Wants Action

Raymond Schwab’s goal is to get the ear of President Donald Trump. He wants him to:

  1. Order a Justice Department investigation into what the state of Kansas is doing to him and to other families, and
  2. Use his executive power to order a complete overhaul of the system, investigating Kids for Cash and family court crimes against families all across the United States of America.

If Kansas DCF does not return his children at the hearing on June 20, Raymond and Amelia Schwab and others will make their way to Washington, D.C. for the Hunger Strike scheduled to begin on June 27 in front of the White House.

He prays that the nation will pay attention.