Hi, my name is J.D. Bonds. I am a 41 year old father to a beautiful little girl named Adelyn who is 3 years old and autistic. When Adelyn was born in July of 2019 I shut my business down to become a stay-at-home father, and to fix up the house me and her mother bought. For over 3 years I was Adelyn's primary caregiver, and I put in hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars into fixing up the house. Well August 28th 2022 my daughter's mother left me and Addy and told me I needed to move out since my name wasn't on the mortgage. She then came back 10 days later and took Adelyn from me and said I wouldn't see her again until I moved out. Being that I was a stay-at-home dad I didn't have the funds to go anywhere because I put everything I had into that house. So I ended up selling my boat just so that I could afford to rent a room. Well I moved out and Heather still will not let me see my daughter, and is still keeping her from me. SC is a "mother state" so there was nothing I could do to stop her. If I did to her what she did to me then I would be arrested for kidnapping. SC laws are not right! Im a great father! I have not seen my daughter since September 9th. Now Heather is taking me to court for custody and child support and she has an attorney. My reason for this GoFundMe is because I need an attorney so that I have a fighting chance in court to get joint custody of my daughter since I have been her primary caretaker for over 3 years since she was born. What Heather is doing by keeping her from me is not right, because it's not only hurting me, but it is also hurting our daughter Adelyn. I know she misses her daddy very much. She is my world. I need $7,500 for my attorney's retainer fee. Please help me get my daughter back! This is the only way I will be able to do it. If you don't want to donate to help me, at least donate to help my daughter so that we can be reunited. We both need each other. Thank you, love J.D.