How old is the boy? And why doesn't the dad care about seeing the younger kid?
11 is too young to be travelling alone. How was he supposed to get from the west coast to the east?
So, he doesn't have to travel alone?
Have you thought bout adopting?.in the mean time, its the parents responsibility to be near his or her child, like you for instance you cant stand to be apart from the child its your responsibility to be near him. I was a single mom for a long time and I waited for the father of my kids to come around and get him self together responsibly to come see his kids or visit with his children, but he never did! I don't know how he was able to stay from his own flesh and blood the kids are older now and resent there dad, because to the child, "no excuse is good enough" for you not be in there life, they dont understand or care why your not around they just want you there and yess money is important to help raise the child, I never received any fincial support so who was bitter ? ME!!! if you love that child like your own, you dont need any convincing, you already know what need to do..Good Luck