Not only is Thomas Valva a victim of the horrendous actions of Michael Valva and Angela Pollina, but the 5 other children in that house are victims as well.
All of the children are currently under the care of their other biological parent as a part of temporary custody agreements while this whole mess gets sorted out.
Delana & Milana are 11 year old girls. Their father, Michael Ichkhan, was told for years that his girls did not want to see or speak to him. Unfortunately, there comes a time that a child has the right to choose to see you, court order or not. And when you show up numerous times to see your children and they will not come out of the house, you have to accept that as your reality. It is more common than many would like to admit, but it happens. For anyone who may say that he did not try and was not there... know too little of the story to pass that judgement. He has always paid child support, he made many attempts to see his girls, but was forced to respect what he thought were THEIR wishes. The girls were too afraid of the punishments they may face when they got home if they did choose to go see their dad.
The same tactics that Michael Valva used with forcing his children to repeat that they did not want to see their mother, and mommy is mean... were used on not only the twin girls but the youngest as well. Gino - the father of the youngest daughter also was not allowed to see his daughter any longer.
Angela Pollina met Michael Valva is 2016. In 2016, Michael Ichkhan and Gino Cali stopped being allowed to see their girls.
These kids have been through hell and their recovery is going to be a long and expensive one. The girls do not have any of their belongings.
The twins are in the custody of their father and step mother, Michael and Lauren Ichkhan. They are doing the best that they can to shield the children from further damage and help to provide for them.
Both Michael Ichkhan and Gino Cali have agreed that their girls will see each other three times per week to ensure they have some sense of normalcy.
The years to come will bring many expenses, most of which will include therapies and legal fees. While I would imagine, there will be some form of aid financially for those issues, the most major and imminent issue is that of housing. Currently, the family is living in a two bedroom basement apartment which is insufficient for a family of 6 (there are two additional babies in the home.)
The Ichkan's are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their family is well provided for but these immediate costs are unexpected. They need to move into at least a 3 bedroom home/apartment within the next two weeks so that they have the ability to continue on to permanent custody of the girls.
I personally have known Mike, Lauren and their family for many years. These girls are going to have love, support, and be given the opportunity to live healthy and normal lives. They just need help to establish the life that they all deserve.
If a monetary contribution is not an option, they are grateful for any donations. The girls are both size 10/12 in clothing and size 5 for shoes. Their court order states that they are to have two weekly dinners per week as well as a full visitation day on Saturdays with their youngest sister. Food donations, gift cards, meals, all types of donations will be accepted and appreciated.
Please, continue to pray for these girls. The public only knows a fraction of what these children all endured. They have been freed from that house of torment but their pain is not over.
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