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My name is Chelsea Smith. I am the second oldest sibling out of six. I have one older and younger brother and three younger sisters. My sister Kaylin and niece Adalyn reside on the Navajo Nation. Kaylin is currently fighting in court to keep my niece on the Navajo Nation and within the state of New Mexico. There are two court battles that are happening; one with the Navajo Nation and two, with the state of California. As you can imagine all the lawyer fees are starting to add up and we can only afford so much of it. We are trying hard to keep Adalyn and Kaylin together as their lawyers work on her custody agreements. But we need help to make sure they can keep working on it the best they can. I am asking any and everyone who is willing to donate what they can to help us. It is greatly appreciated! I know money is an essential right now, but we appreciate so much what little you may give.
My sister is a great mother to my niece Adalyn. My niece turned 2 years old this past July and since she was born, my sister Kaylin is the primary parent who has been raising her. My niece was born with Laryngomalacia and my sister is the only parent that has been helping my niece overcome it. She has been to many appointments with very little help from my niece’s father; he has only been to one appointment. My niece's father has been an absent parent and now all of a sudden, he feels the need to be a parent. He is trying to gain full custody of my niece and take her back to California.
"Every child is born with two parents but whats sad is often times, only one of them make all the sacrifices"


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Chelsea Smith 
Farmington, NM

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