Help One Mom's LGBT Parental-Rights Fight
Organized by: Heather Hulsey
After six years together and four years married, Dani's wife decided to leave her. Her wife kept their two-year-old child at home with her because she had been a stay-at-home mom. Dani accepted this difficult transition, though not at all ideal. From the beginning of their separation, they both agreed to equally share time with their child. A few months after the separation, Dani's wife started dating a man, introduced him to their son, and began to deny her previously agreed upon days with their child. Because of their previous agreement, Dani trusted her wife; and chose to save the money they would have spent on a second parent adoption in Missouri. She did this because it would help their family afford for her wife to continue to stay at home with their child. Since marriage, Dani has always been the sole provider, and has done everything in her power to make sure her wife and child were taken care of. She has no idea how much time and money it will take to get rights to see her beautiful child again, but she is willing to do whatever it takes. We are starting this page because legal fees will be very expensive, and Dani's friends and family have started showing interest in helping to support her. She should not have to pay for the outdated laws in Missouri, and no amazing parent like Dani should ever have to pay by losing her legal rights to her child.