Bring Ryker Home

Please help Jordan and Jax by donating what you can to make his $3000 in legal fees to bring Ryker home to his Dad and Big Brother once and for all. 
His story is below:
"Today is the day that my beautiful, amazing baby boy Ryker turns 2 years old! But unfortunately for me, I have not seen or heard one word from him in 52 days. I know that down to the day, because I have felt every second of every minute of every one of those days since he was taken from me.

In September of last year, his mother decided to choose drugs over the welfare of her own child. CPS got involved because of repeated accusations of neglect and reports of the babies living with her at the time playing with syringes. It was at this point that she willingly gave up our son to me. Her only last words to me before I drove off were not those of remorse, but rather asked me when I was going to pay her the child support for the next month that wasn't even due yet. I don't fault her for her decision to give him up to me as she was not in the right place to give Ryker the love and attention and care that a one year old needs. So, I took care of him and my other son Jaxson (whom I also receive no child support or help with) by myself because that is what a parent that loves their child does. Several months later his mother returned to Abilene to get clean, however wanted nothing to do with helping out with the care of our son and definitely wanted no part in helping out with the financial burden of raising a child all alone by yourself, even going as far as to accuse me of extortion when asking for anything, any help at all with anything for our child. I even had 3000 taken from my tax return and held because the courts had not caught up with the current circumstances and had not made the changes to our child support paperwork since I became the sole caretaker and provider for Ryker. After 7 skipped supervised CPS visits along with a slew of other reasons including no stable home among many other reasons, CPS decided to close their case leaving him in my custody as it was not in his best interest to go back to living with his mom. To this I had several false CPS reports filed against me and several attempts to have me arrested at the behest of his mother, all to no avail, as I had done absolutely nothing wrong and upon further investigation they all unanimously concluded that there was absolutely no validity to these false accusations.

So rather than accept responsibility for the decisions that she made to abandon her child, the day that CPS closed their case, not placing him back in her care, she decided to abduct him from his babysitters while I was at work trying to provide for my children. I haven't seen or heard one word from him or her since. Me as well as every single one of my family members and people who are close to me were systematically blocked on Facebook in an attempt to conceal their location and I was unable to get any help from the police or CPS as they did not know her location either and couldn't, or wouldn't, do anything to further assist me in finding my child outside of telling me to get a lawyer which coincidentally would cost $3000. The exact amount taken from me for child support that I did not owe. I don't even know where my son is, or if he's safe... or what kind of little personality he's starting to get, or if he knows how much I love him. And how much I miss him..

Happy birthday Ryker. Wherever you are Daddy loves you. I hope I get to see you soon."



    • $75 
    • 7 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Van Cleve
Dallas, TX
Jordan Ceman

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