Minny and Lon Return: "What Can We Do to Get Our Children Out of Foster Care?"
Nine months ago, Minny and Lon appeared on the show after their then 17-year-old son, Andrue, tragically tried to take his own life. Andrue said he acted out of desperation and accused his mother and stepfather of physically and mentally abusing him along with his three younger siblings — allegations Andrue’s parents have strongly denied. Based on testimony from Andrue, the younger children were taken away and placed in foster care.
Now, Minny and Lon, who have separated, are back on the show in an effort to regain custody and hopefully mend their relationship with Andrue. Dr. Phil has some tough questions for Minny and Lon, who seem relentless in pointing fingers at each other. Is either fit to raise the children?
Then, emotions run high when Andrue joins the conversation — what does he want for his siblings? Can Dr. Phil calm this family’s chaos and put a plan in place for the future?