Carter's Return Home: A mother's fight!
What do you do when your good and perfect gift is ripped from your arms...calling out "Mommy?" Reaching his little arms and hands towards you to save him from whatever is about to happen. He is used to always having mommy care for him since the day he was born. He is used to having mommy kiss and hug him and tell him how much he is loved several times a day. He is used to having mommy hold and nuture him when he is sick. He is used to all the fun times that he has with his mommy; trips to the zoo, sharing ice cream, spending time with papa and grandma.
What do you do as a helpless mother who has promised her baby boy that mommy will always be there for him? What do you do as a parent when the only reason your heart beats is taken away? What do you do as a mother whose only child that had been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been taken from you and placed with his father who was a stranger to him? What do you do as a stable, educated, loving, and supportive mother when someone feels that it is in the best interest of an autistic child to be placed with complete strangers for 24 hours who are unaware of his diagnosis and then placed on a plane from Chicago, Illinois to Atlanta, Georgia with another stranger who is his father. All of this due to a civil case for a contempt of court for a missed court date. Instead of allowing my son to be placed with his grandparents or other family members he knows, he was placed with people he didn't know.
This contempt of court caused a warrant for my arrest and for me to spend a total of 35 days in jail for the first time in my life. I was extradited from Chicago to Atlanta on van with 10 other people for almost 48 hours with no showers or food. During this time I had no contact with my son at all or family. Can you imagine all of the trauma he faced and continues to face? Autistic children are severely impacted by trauma and can result in major and sometimes even permanent regression.
Although 35 days may not seem like a lot to some people, but in 35 days my life turned upside down. I practically lost everything I had because of this. The only thing I didn't lose was my mind and my strength to fight for my 3 year old son to be returned to his familiar environment and with his mother. All glory be to God, He has restored my apartment, my car, my job, and my faith in HIM! The only thing left is the return of my son.
I had an attorney who I paid for to help me with my case and getting my son returned home. Unfortunately, I have wasted several thousand dollars because my attorney has disappeared on me. I have tried calling, emailing, and texting him and his wife for the last 3 weeks and to no avail, I have heard nothing. Not even a hello. A motion was supposed to be filed by my attorney for a court date so that my son could be returned to my care as soon as possible. I have taken matters into my own hands by calling to see if this had been taken care of. I have now found out that my case has been closed and no motion was filed by my attorney, and no word from him.
I am now at a dead end. I am desperate for help. I need my son to be returned to me. It is what is in the best interest of him and his needs. I have not seen my son in person since July 22, 2014. He has not been able to hug, kiss, or touch his mommy. It has been 4 months.... my life has been nothing without my son. It is hard being at home in our house alone. I go in his room sometimes and just cry because I miss him so much. He has only been allowed to skype with me for 30 minutes on Mondays and Fridays. Sometimes that doesn't happen because his dad ends our skype sessions. I don't understand how this is what is best for my son and his needs. My son needs me and I need my son. He will be 4 years old next month. He needs to be home for the holidays!
I don't know what else to do, but he has nobody to fight for him except me! So I have to help my son... I need you to help my son return home to his mother. How can you help?
I had to find another attorney. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of money and can't afford this attorney on my own. Due to the nature of this case, the retainers for most attorney's in Georgia for child custody is $5,000 and up. After resesrching, I have found an attorney that is ready to take my case and is ready to immediately get started and is dedicated to getting my son home as soon as possible. The only thing standing in my way is the cost of the retainer. His fee is 4900.00. I need as much help that I can get to raise this money as soon as possible!!! The holidays are coming and the best gift for my family and I is to have our beloved Carter James returned home. My good and perfect gift that came from above!
I am trusting and believing that God is going to work this out in Carter's favor. For all things work together for them that love God! I thank God in advance for all of you that have read my story and who will make a donation towards Carter's Return Home!
Even if you can only give $1.00, please give! No donation is too small! I decree and declare that the seed that you sow into Carter's Return Home, will be given back to you in good measure, press down, shaken together, and running over. I pray that God bless you for being a blessing to Carter and his return. Out of this situation, God will get all the Glory!
I am standing and believing on God's promise! 19"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is inheaven. 20"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 12pm to 2pm, I will be having a fasting and prayer circle for Carter and his return. It will take place in Chicago, IL. We are going to take Carter and his return before the throne of God. We are going to bind everything that is trying to come against Carter has his return! We will be believing God for the impossible! God does miracles everyday! I know that He can do a miracle for Carter!
Please come out and join us if you can, if not please wherever you are stand in agreement with us by fasting and praying for God to do the impossible in this situation! If you can fast (in whatever way you choose) and begin praying starting Saturday at 12 midnight to 2pm. We will come together from 12pm to 2pm Saturday to finish! If you can't press your way out if you could please let me know that you will stand in agreement with us.
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