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I Lost Custody of My Kids

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    My Kids

    im writing to find out if any one can help me my daughter got tooken from dcf at the age of 6 shes almost 16 and i want to find her last i heard she got adopted and lives in ocla florida can some one please help me any thing will do some kind of information
    beenyq beenyq 31-35, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Frustrated

    I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys. Two and a half years ago I left their father...he is in the Air Force and about to retire in 2 1/2 yrs. We moved to McGuire AFB as a family back in Nov 2008. We were buying a house there but when the plans fell through my children and I moved to...
    Jawsmama Jawsmama 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    I Have A Gentic Disorder, And Meds And Got Arrested

    I'm the mother of 4 beautiful babies. 9 8 6 and 4. And on nov 1st 2011 after dealing with my second husbands antics in court for 4 years. I had an anemic issue because my period started. Something I'd been seeing a doctor for the past 8 months. I'd laid down with my youngest...
    thecaptinswife thecaptinswife 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    The Day My World Came Crashing Down!!

    It's been two and a half years since I have seen my girls, thanks to my ex! But that's not even the beginning of my story...after years of mental and emotional abuse I finally had enough and kicked him out. All along his parents were always on side, saying theywould do whatever...
    keepnstrong keepnstrong 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Hurt And In Pain

    I recently lost custody of my child to my mother because she lied in court (Just to show me who was really in control).  After years of not seeing my child her father is allowed to visitation her with a monitor who is working with him to help him gain custody of my child. The...
    wish2luve wish2luve 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Hurt And Confused

    6 years ago I lost custody of my oldest son bc the judge said I cldnt afford to take care of 4 children. His father was never much of a father but when he got married I guess that changed. Since that dreadful day I have dealt with his wife and him telling me when I can see him...
    ksmileyking ksmileyking 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    I was a young mom, I had my daughter at the age

    of 18. I moved in with my father for support, shortly after i moved in my father moved his girlfriend n her (16yr) son in as well. close up to my daughters 1st birthday i begged for a weekend out to myself and paid my dads girlfriend 150$ for that request. i went on my way had...
    Kayandchris Kayandchris 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I Lost My Son

    When I was 23 yrs. old I got pregant and in October my son was born . well I cared for him until he was 7yrs old then on April 1 ,2002 DCF came and said that they were going to take him away from me , I thought that it was a joke but then it hit me very hard . I left the...
    kimberley1972 kimberley1972 41-45, F 5 Responses May 30, 2011

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    I Lost Custody Of My Only Child And Did Absolutely Everything Right... We Need A Strong Support Team On Here.

    I am glad I found this site because it is so hard to find others who understand the pain it is for being a mom or even a Dad who looses complete custody. So many people say to move on but how do you when you walk by your son's room everynight and he's living with his Father who...
    maffgirl31 maffgirl31 46-50, F 26 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    One Of The Craziest Custody Stories

    I had three kids with my ex husband. Two of them were born before I was married shortly after we were married I found out that he was on meth. I didn't want to get a divorce only a few months after being married so I stuck with it. He went to prison in and out of treatment. We...
    1sadmama 1sadmama 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game!?!?!?

    It has taken me years to realize that I was dealing with a High Conflict Personality person. Only in the last year after nearly 20 years have I begun to understand, educate and heal. And what is the price for that..........losing my children. The ex moved out of the county...
    Givemeabreak2 Givemeabreak2 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    Fighting4custody

    I am a single mum and I live with my 4 year old daughter. I left my daughters father because he was an alcoholic, and was physically, emotionally, sexually and financially abusive to me. I have raised my daughter since birth and now the father wants sole custody of her. He has...
    jippyjocklus jippyjocklus 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    My Heart Hurts

    My exhusband took my daughter away the day I filed for a divorce. Before being in a relationship with him I was never treated for any mental illness but being in a very toxic relation pretty much drive me crazy! He took her and wouldn't give me any time with her at all. I went...
    ImTheirMom ImTheirMom 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I've Never Been The Same Since

    My divorce was probably the single most life-changing event in my not-so-long lived life. I was in my 30's, and after 7 years of trying to work it out, she decided it was finally time to get away from me.  I think going into that situation is a story for another category...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Have You Temporarily Lost Custody Of Your Kids?

    The Executive Producers of Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant are CASTING NOW for a TV series and we want to hear your story! Does someone in your family have temporary custody of your kid? Are you a young mom/parent dealing with people in your family or life who won't let you be with...
    Alexandra1981 Alexandra1981 31-35 3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Your stories give me strength.

    My family and I are losing custody of my six year old niece who has been separated from us by a contracted child placement agency for two years. Against our family's counsel, my 28 year old brother took in a woman who had five children. He was already raising my one year old...
    Auntymom Auntymom 36-40, F Jan 7

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    New Happenings And Walk A Mile In My Moccasins

    It has been quite emotional here lately. I have been trying to write down some thoughts all day but clarity has been unattainable. We just let our lawyer go and started direct communications with the ex's lawyer. My children's father is stalling as usual to communicate about...
    Givemeabreak2 Givemeabreak2 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    My Hearts Breaking

    i am a mother of 4 children. I lost custody of my babies 4 years ago,my x-husband had allot of money and allot of attorneys...its been impossible to see them.i miss them so much i feel like someone has tore my heart out.my youngest was 3 and i have only seen him 4 times in 4...
    nizzybell nizzybell 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Losing It By Losing My One Child

    Divorce is an ugly thing. I feel that 'divorce' should not be an option in this world. Just recently divorced and sole custody went to my ex-wife. I do have visitation rights, however, I am on an island in the pacific and my child is on the continental US. Haven't been able to...
    Glad2bHuman Glad2bHuman 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Why And What Can I Do

    Nearly 4 years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy to a Spanish man whiles living in Spain, however out relationship broke down when my son was about two years old. After a number of incidents on both sides he won custody in the Spanish courts. I was granted access every...
    bry589 bry589 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Lost

    I am a twenty six year old mother to a seven, soon to be eight year old little boy. I have retained custody of my son since the divorce almost seven years ago. A little over a year ago, my ex-husband filed a change of custody suit against me. He accused me of child-abuse, and...
    bsb bsb 26-30 6 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    Accused Of Witchcraft & Animal Sacrifice

    On Sunday 3rd october 2010 my ex husband did not return my 13 year old son after a weekend visit. My son had written a note and left it on the table in the living room. It stated that he felt unloved and that he wanted to spend some time with his father. I telephoned his...
    ADoyle7487 ADoyle7487 51-55 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Emotional Abuse, Mental Abuse, Co Dependence,

    I don't want to get in to the marriage that's in the past, But I have children with this man so I am forever bound to him, About a month ago I was concerned about affording back to school clothing so I called their Father to ask for some financial help and that's where I messed...
    Jennifer013178 Jennifer013178 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Check It Out!

    I have been doing so much research and one thing that I found out was a website called Lawlessamercia.com So many great mothers lost their children bc if the court system, or lack of anyway. Check it out, also if you are on Facebook, look up Warrior Moms, it's a group full of...
    Sperry184 Sperry184 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Tales Of An Addict

    I wasn't expecting to ever find a group or forum that offered support on this subject but either way I'm happy to have stumbled upon it. My story is long so I'm going to drastically shorten it. I'm the product of two addicts. Mom was an addict/alcoholic as was dad. Mom died when...
    Le7933 Le7933 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    I Lost Custody Of My Kids To

    i lost custody of my kids to there dad almost 3years ago i am just starting to visit them and now i am regreting not fighting more to try and keep my kids. my kids gotten taken away from me because i spanked my son for raising his hand to hit me and i left brusies on him by...
    peggy74 peggy74 36-40, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Fight Within The Family

    It's been10 years since I gave up my rights as a mother to my kids. I was fighting against my family for them. I was at a point in my life that I was going through something within myself. It seemed like every chance they had they called CPS on me. I finally gave up I didn't want...
    Rosalina1 Rosalina1 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    I lost my kids to my ex

    because I'm mentally I'll and am a horrible person. I basically gave them up because I felt like they are better off without me. I feel horrible for even having them any of the time I can never give them what they need or do anything properly. I wish I could just be a normally...
    kateelisha kateelisha 26-30, F Dec 24, 2013

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    My Life Has Been Taken Away

    My exhusband took me to court for primary custody of my two oldest boys. His parents have paid all his lawyer fees and confessed on stand that they pay all his bills along with the child support. I tried to get our case away from the corrupt town that they live in but I still...
    mhhuff mhhuff 31-35 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Neglect Without Knowledge

    In 2004, i met a gentleman named gerald race that had the kindest sole ever...when i introduced him to my children, I have 3 (Alexis-then 8, Emilee-then 6, and Austin-then 2)they fell in love with him as he did to them...after 6 months or so things started to change...my home was...
    babs0807 babs0807 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Lost Custody Because Of Race

    I have a wonderful child. He is 5 and is biracial. I paid $5000 to have a psychiatrist evaluate us and he tells the courts that despite the fathers inability to bathe and dress my child properly it would be best for him to live with his father who us black because he will be able...
    robertsmom66 robertsmom66 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    My mother took my kids away from me

    even though she was an abusive mother. I lived in the streets for years. I gave up on life. I was too scared to stand up to her. I have not forgiven her for this. She showed no compassion for me. MY kids are now grown. I feel very angry towards that evil woman. I don't want to...
    qell56 qell56 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I Lost My Wonderful Babies

    My storie is not like most... I got pregenate when I was 16... Got married when I was also 16... I was a young mother... My oldest son was 2 1/2 mos earlie... DSS was callin on me before my son came home from the hospital... H was born on August 19 but was suppose to be born on...
    stephaniescar831 stephaniescar831 26-30 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    My Mother Won't Give Back My Kids!!

    I gave up custody of my two boys eight years ago and although everyone said I made the best choice at the time, my boys and I have suffered ever since.   I was into a lot of bad things, drugs, drinking, and not to mention having two children in one year. The worst part was...
    mychildrenmyworld mychildrenmyworld 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    I Had Time With The Kids

    I spent time with the kids last Wednesday. At first it was awkward but I just acted like, and really felt like, all was ok. My son had a new Jacket and an Ipod and was trying to make it obvious to me that he had it but I didn't make a big deal of it. I don't feel it is right...
    Givemeabreak2 Givemeabreak2 36-40, F Nov 30, 2012

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    Second Time

    I know my story may get judgement but I need some support. When I was 23 and my now 8 year old was 3 years old, I lost custody to my now ex husband. My father had died and I became dependent on drugs and alcohol to cope with my loss. I struggled to get myself clean over and over...
    bothand31 bothand31 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    At 48 I Lost My Daughter Of 7 Years To Her Violant Father. 44 Events Of Abuse.

    Hi ; I never dreamed of being in this position, writing a blog on the corruption of the courts system in regards to family violance. In feb this year after having custody of my daughter, i lost to her narcistic father. I had done everything Right. I had previously tried to...
    carolyn001964 carolyn001964 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Lost With Out Them

    And I have been crippled with guilt and shame ever since. I am the mother of five awesome kids. Kids that I created, bathed, loved, fed, and would have died for. My first child was born when I was 18 years old. I had two by one man and three by another. The first one was not...
    brickflower5 brickflower5 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Adopted Apart

    My kids were adopted you see because of some grave issues that i had with me. Now i have been reunited with them last year and from time to time from them i am starting to hear. The adopted mother she doesn't like me and she tries to discourage my kids to reunite with me but it...
    Dreamma Dreamma 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe

    and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month old son he died in bed with my husband a freak accident who was blamed he went crazy beat me left me for my cousin he ended up In jail now he is...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I Will Keep Fighting For Us!

    I developed a drug addiction at the age of 15yrs and I was in a very sick relationship with an older man.  I was a full blown heroin and crack addict by the time I was 16.  I dropped out of high school and quit my part-time job.  It wasn't long afterwards that I...
    RunBunnyGirl RunBunnyGirl 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Lost Custody Of My Kids To......

    I had lost custody of my kids when they were quite young. I was in an arranged marriage...came from a family of hell...so disfuntional, I was a mess! I did not want kids because I was a mess, and feared I would not be a healthy enough parent, and certainly did not want to brig...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    Step Moms With No Rights

    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who was a stay at home step mom who has since divorced the father. My husband was widowed when his daughers were small. I became their "mom" when they were 2, 3 and 8 respectively. We married when I was in my thirties and we decided...
    threegirls71 threegirls71 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    The Lawyers And Judges Lied!

    I voluntarily gave my ex-husband temporary residential custody of my four children when I realized I was to sick to care for them properly. Papers were signed outlining the parameters of this change of residential custody. Obviously, the children were to be returned to me...
    judiehope1 judiehope1 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    How Could I Have Let This Happen!

     i have four children ages 4 3 2 and 7 months they are my world i have lost custody of all four i am having trouble coping with this i dont know how to explain it. it all began when my younger sister called dhs on me when i was living in a small town she had recently moved...
    missinmybabies missinmybabies 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I Lost My Children To A Drug Addict

    I had my daughter when I was 18. She was beautiful, everything I had dreamed of and more. About six months after Haley was born, I began using meth. The first time I used, I was hooked. I am not here to say I was a great mother, because I was not. I left her with her grandmother...
    brokenmother26 brokenmother26 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    No Longer My Little Girl....

    I recently lost custody of my 11 year old girl to her father. I have had custody of her since her father and I split over 6 years ago. The last two years have been awful since I filed for child support only because he makes good money and everything was a fight. After getting...
    nolongermygirl nolongermygirl 31-35 5 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    Abuse By Proxy

    You never know who you marry until you divorce them. I remember that statement on "Divorce Wars" I lost my daughter to a man of great wealth. Having to play his sick games starting at the divorce. I started to break. His laughter after using "the money -legal card" Hurt not...
    Brookieiloveyou Brookieiloveyou 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    My Ex Distroyed My Life .

    2 years ago my life fell apart when my eldest daughter then 10 told me she wanted to live with her dad but dispite all my pain i let her go as i thought she would hate me if i made her stay with me and i also thought when she got there she would change her mind .and i also had to...
    muglady muglady 46-50, M 10 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Life Ripped Away

    I had custody of my kids and have been in their lives for 11 years. My ex cheated, divorced me for not trusting him then moved in with his gf of 3 months, married her within 5 months and I have been fighting with them for 5 years. He finally got my boys (11, 10 & 7) after my...
    edenvin edenvin 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Losing A Child For All The Wrong Reasons

    This is a true story and one that might make you cry or you might think I deserved what happened. I was in a relationship with my wife for a total of 9 years.When we started dating we could not stand to be a part and I was driven to do things that made her smile and feel special...
    Jadejenna Jadejenna 36-40 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Custody Horror

    I would like to share my story.my custody battle started I'n 2007. My 2 boys had lived with me there whole life up until 2007. My father whom i have had no contact with for 30 years due to him raping me and molesting means given up his rights 30 years ago came out of the blue to...
    Sashalove9 Sashalove9 31-35 Dec 24, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I lost custody of my youngest daughter yesterday to a man who admitted ********** to me. This is the only reason I filed for custody. I am sad. My daughter is 3. She will be so...
    lotiandsamsmom lotiandsamsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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