It may seem like things could not get worse for a family with a ten-year-old child battling cancer.

But when this Orange County family got home Thursday morning from the Children's Hospital, they were greeted by Sheriff's deputies serving them an eviction notice, CBS reports.

The family only had a few minutes to grab some items before the locks were changed behind them.

“My brothers and sisters thought because they brought lots of cops that we were criminals or something,” said 10-year-old Jesus Ramirez, who is battling lymphoma and has undergone six surgeries so far.

Just like that, the eight-person family became homeless. “This is all we have right now … that we were able to take out of the house,” daughter Gabriela Ramirez said, pointing to a hamper and plastic dresser in the family car.

Family members were shocked by the eviction because they had been diligently paying their $2,200 rent on time each month. They were unaware that the bank had foreclosed on their landlord's home in Decmeber 2011.

“The owner never did discuss that with them or give them any notice," Celia Garcia, a family friend, told CBS. "They received a five-day vacate in the name of the owners and occupants -- so it didn’t even name them.”

Luckily, a realtor came to the home later Thursday and said that they could return. However, they do not know for how long.

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Click through photographs, displayed in a recent exhibit in New York City, documenting foreclosures below:
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  • 'Worldly Possessions,' John Moore

    Tracy Munch collects her belongings after an eviction crew cleared furniture from her foreclosed home on Feb. 2, 2009, in Colorado's Adams County. Although she paid her rent, her landlord stopped paying his mortgage. Munch managed to borrow funds to rent another place but not soon enough to avoid this.

  • 'Eviction Team at Work,' John Moore

    Chase Milam, age 1, watches from a crib as a sheriff's deputy and an eviction staffer empty his aunt's home in Milliken, Colo. Brandie Barbiere, whose child care business had declined by more than half, stopped making mortgage payments.

  • 'Stripped Bare,' John Moore

    Children sprawl on the living room floor as an eviction crew removes furniture during an Oct. 5, 2011, foreclosure in Milliken, Colo. Eleven months earlier, Brandie Barbiere had stopped paying her mortgage. The bank took possession of the property after receiving a court order.

  • 'Foreclosed Home Interior. Pittsburgh [Area], Atlanta, GA,' Brian Shumway

    Squatters may have hunkered down at Atlanta's 964 Sims St. SW, photographed by Brian Shumway in May 2009. At the time, Georgia ranked seventh in foreclosures nationwide. By the end of 2011, Georgia ranked fourth.

  • 'Katrina, Whose Home Was in Foreclosure, Stands Outside Her Mother's Home Holding Her Daughter. Atlanta, GA,' Brian Shumway

    Outside her mother's house in Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood, Katrina Scott holds her daughter. This predominantly poor, black neighborhood was hard hit by foreclosures in 2009.

  • '11th Ave., Saint Paul, MN, 2008,' T.J. Proechel

    "By the time we got to the house parts of the roof had fallen in and there was water damage all throughout the house," T.J. Proechel writes. "West St. Paul is a working class neighborhood that used to be adjacent to the large stockyards in St. Paul, which have all but disappeared."

  • '23rd Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 2009,' T.J. Proechel

    Elsewhere in a home previously owned by a Mexican family who had moved to Minnesota, T.J. Proechel saw something unique: "The father of the family was a tiler and although it was a really simple stripped down house there was elaborate tile work all throughout it," he writes.

  • 'Michael, Saint Paul, MN, 2009,' T.J. Proechel

    When T.J. Proechel worked as a contractor, fixing up and maintaining foreclosed properties, he would also try to photograph the homes involved. His boss was Michael, shown here.

  • 'Foreclosure Alley, Antelope Valley, California, 2009,' Guillaume Zuili

    "I don't know if that lone person ... was leaving or coming in," says Guillaume Zuili. "I drove for miles and miles into ghost towns, emptied gated communities, deserted malls for sale, half-built cities, roads ending in nothing ... everything had stopped." Filming or even talking to people wasn't easy.

  • 'Untitled,' Bruce Gilden

    In Fort Myers, Fla., Bruce Gilden discovered Christine Baker living in a van in 2008. The bank had foreclosed on her house.

  • 'Untitled,' Bruce Gilden

    A swimming pool lies adjacent to a foreclosed house near Fresno, Calif., in 2010.

  • 'Untitled,' Bruce Gilden

    Outside Fresno, Calif., in 2010, Bruce Gilden found this housing development unfinished.

  • 'Untitled' from the series 'Just a Dream,' John Francis Peters

    John Peters' images focus on what's left behind "to convey the weight of the crisis at large as well as the energy/emotion I felt within each individual home," he writes. He'd spend time "quietly engaging the environment and attempted to visually bridge the physical and emotional space within."

  • 'Untitled' from the series 'Just a Dream,' John Francis Peters

    "These environmental details are fading hints from more complicated individual stories and they exist neither here nor there," John Peters writes. This "allows the viewer to engage the images in a unique way, where they may apply personal experience or creatively identify with the foreclosure crisis."

  • 'Foreclosed Home, Inland Empire, CA,' Lauren Greenfield

    Lauren Greenfield tried to capture "the surburban dream and the suburban nightmare in one image," says her husband, Frank Evers. The house for sale on the right presents a stark contrast to its neighbor in the Rosetta Canyon development in Lake Elsinore, Calif.