In 2008, Deborah and Heath Campbell of Holland Township, NJ made national headlines over a birthday cake. When Deborah told a ShopRite bakery department she wanted her son's name -- Adolf Hitler -- spelled out, her request was denied.
One month later, Adolf and his siblings, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie were removed from their home and put into foster care because of alleged abuse and parental incompetence. The Campbells denied any kind of abuse and claimed that the only reason their children were taken was because of their names, NBC 10 reports.
The couple says that a New Jersey court vindicated them of the allegations last month, but has not given custody back to the parents.
"Actually, the judge and DYFS told us that there was no evidence of abuse and that it was the names! They were taken over the children's names," Heath Campbell told NBC 10.
The Campbells picketed outside of child services offices on Tuesday protesting to get their kids back. They told NBC 10 that the state has no right keep Adolf and JoyceLynn away. According to the Campbells, a judge will decide in December if their children can come home.
The slideshow below shows photos of the family over the last 3 years.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 file photo, Heath Campbell, left, with his wife, Deborah, and son Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, pose in Easton, Pa. On Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, a state appeals court determined the Campbells should not regain custody of their children, after the New Jersey Division of Youth Family Services removed the Campbells three children, Adolph Hitler Campbell, 3, and younger sisters JoyceLynne Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Jeannie Campbell, from their home in Holland Township, N.J., for unspecified reasons.
In this March 12, 2009 file photograph, Heath Campbell, right, and his wife, Deborah, leave the Hunterdon County Justice Center in Flemington, N.J., after a court hearing to determine custody of their three children with Nazi-inspired names.
Deborah Campbell walks into family court at the Hunterdon County Justice Center in Flemington, N.J., Thursday, April 22, 2010. Campbell and her husband, Heath, are fighting for custody of their three children who have Nazi inspired names and were removed from their home in January 2009.
Deborah Campbell, right, walks with an unidentified spiritual advisor into family court at the Hunterdon County Justice Center in Flemington, N.J., Thursday, April 22, 2010. Campbell and her husband, Heath, are fighting for custody of their three children who have Nazi-inspired names and were removed from their home in January 2009.
Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, and his mother, Deborah, of Holland Township, N.J., pose in Easton, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Deborah and her husband, Heath, attempted to buy a birthday cake for their son Adolf at a nearby ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, N.J. and were told that the store would not spell the youngster's name out on the cake. The Campbells also have two daughters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.