Reunite 4 Children With Their Mama
Organized by: Jaelle's Fight4Custody
I am a stay-at-home Mama, fighting for full custody of my 4 young children, from their abusive father.
I need to raise enough money to save my children from their abusive father, and to relocate with them to my family's hometown area, so we can live safely, near the wonderful support system of our family and friends.
My children and I have been victims of unproven domestic abuse for years; their father screamed at us like a crazy man, literally, every day; he hit us and threw things at us, always claiming it was an accident. We were punished with intense red-faced screaming fits, or hitting, if the napkin was missing, the spoon was left in his tea, a toy was out of place, the chores weren't finished on time, or the children were laughing too loudly or crying, or arguing, or doing what kids do, or I cooked the wrong meal. My children continue to suffer, daily.
When my autistic child turned 4, and his father started using his fists ("accidentally"), and sticking his foot out to "accidentally" trip my toddler, I filed an order of protection. I was 9 months pregnant at the time, and missed a court date because I started having contractions; the order was dismissed because I did not make it to court. My husband continued to "accidentally" hit us, kick us, throw objects at us, threaten us with bodily harm, chase my children around the yard with rocks or sticks, insult us, belittle us, manipulate us, verbally beat us down, and threaten to take my children away from me if I did not do as he told me.
After I finally gathered enough courage to move out with my children, their father managed to secure a court order, taking them away from me. Unfortunately for me and my children, their father is a well-connected authority figure, who has done countless favors over 20 years, for attorneys, judges, and law enforcement personnel. My previous attorney was swayed by my opposition, as well as the very conservative, biased judge, and began to lie to me, omit important information, misfile documents, change documents to include false statements, and tell my private information to my husband.
I need to raise enough money to save my children from their abusive father, relocate with them to my family's hometown, to live near the support system of our family and friends, purchase a childsafe vehicle for a family of 5, provide food and clothing and family counseling services for my children, to have my autistic child professionally evaluated and started in private psychological counseling, and to secure an aggressive attorney, who is not intimidated by the opposition. I currently owe a lot in legal fees, and need $75,000 more, for my custody trial and divorce trial. I am not legally allowed to retrieve any of my things from the home I shared with my husband, and need to replace many of them in order to restart my home-based businesses as a portrait photographer, seamstress, and baker. (My children have told me that most of my belongings have disappeared.)
My children are afraid of their father, unsafe, and unhappy living under his rule. My autistic son is especially stressed and confused, and continues to receive the brunt of his father's anger and abuse.
My children want to be with me full time, surrounded by the love, happiness, safety, and support of their family and friends.
Please help me win my children back from their abusive father.