Two children, passing through Tennessee with their parent, were removed when the parent’s neglect endangered their safety. The parent then disappeared, and the children were placed with a caretaker who had no kinship ties to the children. On investigation, the CASA volunteer found a stepparent in the home state who had previously had custody of the children and currently had full custody of their half-sibling. With no one else to facilitate an investigation of the stepparent, the CASA volunteer did the investigation, including a flight to the home state for a surprise drop-in on the stepparent and face-to-face meetings with local officials. Armed with this evidence, the judge was able to send the children home in time for Christmas.