Tell your friends to go to their local foster parent association and get some support from them to fight this. Also they might want to consider getting rid of the snakes (can hurt a child)and the turtle (can pass on dieases) I know the animals are probally taken care of but they might want to try that. I'm sorry this is happening to them it's not fair. My bio parents are foster parents and I have some lizards and have never run into this. Hope this might help.
1.1 crested gecko ( cresty and sticky!)
0.0.1 crested baby
0.0.1 Mali Uro (Spike)