Protecting Katie

 
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My step daughter Katie came home from a visit from her biomom. She told us that the biomom's boyfriend physically hurt her. We need to file an emergency petition with the court to keep K... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Patricia Hughes 1 month ago

My husband and I spent yesterday doing all that we could to make Katie feel loved before she had more parenting time with biomom.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Patricia Hughes 1 month ago

We still need help. Anything you can spare to help keep Katie safe is appreciated.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Patricia Hughes 1 month ago

There is a person who is intent on shutting this down because he doesn't know me or my family. If I wasn't in dire straits needing an attorney, I wouldn't have posted this. We are looking at needing a $7500 retainer for a lawyer in Ft Collins. We've called around, that is what it will cost. We have contacted CPS in Colorado and Wyoming. They have done nothing. We took kiddo to a doctor. We informed her therapist and school teachers on what she told us. We are doing the best we can to keep our child safe.

 
 
 
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Created by Patricia Hughes on February 14, 2014

My step daughter Katie came home from a visit from her biomom. She told us that the biomom's boyfriend physically hurt her. We need to file an emergency petition with the court to keep Katie safe. We need the money so we can have a lawyer to help us. Without a lawyer, Katie may have to go live with her biomom and boyfriend. My husband and I are terrified about Katie being hurt again. She is 5 years old and can't protect herself. She is counting on my husband and I to protect her. We can't do that without a lawyer. Please help us protect an innocent child.

We don't have physical evidence. We only have the word of our kiddo. This situation makes me concerned that there isn't justice for kids. If we don't get a lawyer, and biomom's parents (who have lots of money) get biomom and attourney we could lose the most important thing in the world to us.
 
 
 
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Since the abuse happened in Colorado, it would be out of the Hanna Marshall's jurisdiction. The custody case isn't in Wyoming. It is in Colorado where the divorce happened. The lawyers in Fort Collins want a $7500 retainer. If we had physical evidence, this would have been much easier. We trust our little one.

posted by Patricia Hughes 1 month ago

There has GOT to be a child welfare service that will act on behalf of your step daughter regardless of her age. You also need to report this to the authorities. You need to have it documented. Every single time she tells you the boyfriend hurt her you go to a 3rd party and report it. The more unbiased documentation you have, the better. If you can get her into a doctor to check for bruising, scratches etc...have pictures taken, plus have it documented EVEN better!! I know this seems extreme but if you want to save your step daughter from trauma and harm this is the most effective way. There are also possible lawyers that will work pro-bono for you. Check with local child services and local law schools. I hope some of this helps.

posted by Jennifer Brown 1 month ago

This is a very real, very dire situation, verified by me. It sucks that it takes money to keep a child safe, but that's our system. Please donate if you can, even small amounts add up quickly, and if everyone shares this fundraiser on their pages (facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc.) more eyes will see it. Thanks!

posted by Kelley Sanderson 1 month ago

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Children should always be safe.

 

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I wish it could be more. No child should ever be mistreated in any way.

 

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I wish this could be more, but as it is, I'm already touching what can't be touched. Good luck to Katie and to you. I'll share this everywhere I can.

 

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A little bit to help... sent with lots of love.

 

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