I Lost Custody of My Kids

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 237 People

    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
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Apr 23, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    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
    8 Responses Apr 4, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2013

    I have recently lost custody of my daughter.

    She is 6 and her father is a better care giver in the children's aid society eyes. I am going crazy and it has only been a week. I have had her in my care this whole time. I feel alone and couldn't imagine how confused she feels. Or the feeling that a child gets when she may...
    abcforever abcforever
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 24, 2010

    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
    9 Responses Jun 12, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    I lost 4 of my 5 children to the system

    when they were young. they now are almost all getting to be teenagers and the oldest of the 4 will be 15 in 5 months. then I have to wait 3 more years to be reunited with him if he wants me in his life. I will be 39 years old. by time the 4 of them are 18 I will be 43. I miss...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 20, 2015

    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
    6 Responses May 30, 2011

    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

    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
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    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
    41-45, F
    Nov 18, 2013

    Im 25 years oldI havent lost custody yet

    but my lawyer says I will Me and my ex husband always used to fight always Everytime we did it got physical We both did But we stayed together I got pregnant and had a son Things went down fromm there Basically my ex would always take pics and videos of when we would fighy and...
    verylostgirl verylostgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    My daughter is 6, and I had the state take her

    away from me about 2 weeks ago for "abuse and neglect". I will admit that I do lose my temper with her at times but i don't think i did anything that can be called abuse. Also, yes i did leave her home alone for almost a hour but did know i would be gone that long. I am not say...
    NeglectingMom NeglectingMom
    31-35, F
    Oct 24, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Jan 29, 2010

    I haven't but feel so broken down by my marriage

    and failure to get a job that I suddenly realized I understand those who move away, even from the kids. I almost feel so broken now that I am convincing myself that the kids may actually do better without seeing me like this, and witness their parents fight like this. My husband...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 24, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2012

    In june it will have been 3 years

    since I lost custody of my son and daughter. I made mistakes and was using drugs. the state had every right to take my children from me, I was an unfit mother. My children have different fathers, my son went to his father (who has been absent most of his life) and my mother took...
    WoundedHart WoundedHart
    26-30, F
    Apr 18, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    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
    38 Responses Apr 16, 2012

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2013


    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
    6 Responses Aug 22, 2008

    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

    I have made bad decisions in my life,

    and now I've been clean for7-8 years.i lost custody of my 2 girls now 12 & 14 5 years ago.ive remarried and happy, but guilt is getting the best of me lately!!!! my 14 year old has described to me that she wants me to drop my life and move to where they are and be with them.the...
    jenipoo127 jenipoo127
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015

    On April 22, 2012 I left my home of 6years

    and husband due to physical and mental abuse. I had been beaten and raped in my garage for 2days. I escaped when my 6yr old unlocked the door to the room I had been locked in. I grabbed all I could and my 3boys and drove non stop to my home town hoping to get help and begin a...
    HeartbrokenMotherof4 HeartbrokenMotherof4
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 10, 2015

    I'm Sarah and I live in the uk.

    My ex who is a sociopath worked the system and social services gave him my 2 year old son. I am a care worker and a mother of 5 plus a beautiful granddaughter. It doesn't make sense.
    Sexyshelley Sexyshelley
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    I have every other weekend visitation with my

    DS toddler son and teenage daughter. Husband's divorce attorney wants limited/restricted contact as part of his divorce petition (my divorce petition was filed over a year ago but stayed stuck in the court system) and for me to pay child-support, although I was a stay-at-home...
    KimberlyFrankly KimberlyFrankly
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    Oct 1, 2013

    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

    I just lost my two and a half year old son to

    his father. His father works for the school district and my sons grandmother works for cps. Two years ago I broke up with my ex, I had our son and my other son downstairs. My oldest was watching cartoons and I had our son, who was then 5 months old, in his swing asleep. I took a...
    brokken4412 brokken4412
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Fighting For My Kids

    I live in canton ohio I have 2 kids my kids are in foster care the worker on my case she tell lies the public defender he did not do nothing on my case my kids are suffering in foster care there trying to put my kids up for adoption / sale we have to stop cps / family court I...
    kindness33 kindness33
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 13, 2011

    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
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2013


    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2013

    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
    41-45, F
    Jan 7, 2014

    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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