Help me see my son Connor.
Organized by: jhftdersw hgswaq
A year ago I lost custody and visitation of my 11 year old son Connor, even though I have never been convicted of a crime, not even a traffic violation, I have not been diagnosed with any mental health issues, I have tested negative on any drug tests and have never hurt a child. I had to go to court with no lawyer and I didn't know how to navigate the court system at all. I was unprepared for how nasty the whole process would be and I never expected such a biased judge. The reasons I was given for taking away my custody and visitation is that I do not want my son on so many psychiatric drugs for ADHD and ODD (some that are not approved for use on children by the FDA), I do not believe he's extremely mentally ill, (I believe he has some emotional issues that need to be properly addressed), I do not believe I should have to submit to a psychological evaluation from a Dr that my ex chooses and pays for when I have shown no symptoms of mental illness and I was told my work with exotic animals is dangerous.
My son's father openly admitted to being a racist, nazi skinhead, having large swastika tattoos and to hitting our son on several occasions.
I am the director of a 501c3 non profit animal shelter for pet reptiles, which is a volunteer position. I also volunteer at a rescue ranch for horses. I do not have money to pay for a lawyer and I don't think I can do this without one, I do not believe I should continue to be excluded from my sons life, I love him and my heart breaks everytime I think of him. Please consider helping me with the huge expense of having representation in court so that this injustice can be fixed. My ex makes 6 figures a year and has a lot of family support to help him with court costs, I have no family and no way to come up with this money on my own. Money shouldn't be the only thing keeping me from being a part of my childs life. I have been told that my case could cost up to $10,000 and the minimum I need just to start the case is $2,000 plus monthy payments. All money raised will be spent on a family law attorney and if I do not raise enough I will return all donations.