Hello my name is Brian Keith Irons, most people know me as BK Irons. Two years ago I found out I was the father of a 9 month old baby boy named Colton. The call came as a surprise to me, being that I had never even known his mother was pregnant, because shortly after our encounter she moved from Ohio back to Kentucky.
By the time she told me about him, he had already been in the temporary custody of her 1/2 sister. Colton's mother had gotten involved in drugs and had lost custody to the state. After talking to the Kentucky Child and Family Services, I learned that there was a court date coming up. I attended the court date, went before the judge and asked for a DNA test.
The next court date after the DNA test the judge asked me what were my wishes, my response was "your honor I just want my son". The judge seemed to be in my favor, and the Kentucky CFS assured me that my child would be placed in my custody once he had been acclimated to me. After a couple months of weekend visits, I felt like my son knew I was his father and should be with me. This request was only met with roadblocks and diversions, finally I was told that the entire case had been moved to a totally different county!
I decided to get a lawyer that I could afford, he drug his feet until it was time to do actual work, at that time he told me he couldn't represent me due to a conflict of interest, an associate of his was representing my child's mother. I got a 2nd lawyer and this guy only wanted money money and more money. He didn't do anything, I actually ended losing 2 of my weekends a month, out of the deal and he still wanted more money. When I told him I need results, I was then notified through mail from the court that he was no longer representing me.
This leads me to where I am today, today my son is still in the custody of his mother's 1/2 sister. I still get him every other weekend, and I pay them $200 a week for child support. His aunt has taught him to call her "Mommy" and her boyfriend "Daddy", they even went as far as to teach my son to call me "Daddy Brian", as if he has 2 fathers which is insane to me. There is no reason why my child shouldn't be with me, other than the fact that his aunt and her boyfriend have been unsuccessful in their attempts to have their own.
A few people suggested that I create this campaign to get a really good lawyer, so if you can help thank you, if you can't please pass this story along at least. My hope is to get a not only a good lawyer, but a lawyer who also cares. All I want is to be the best father I can be, I can no longer remain a part time father to a full time son!
Thank you for taking the time to read my story! God bless you
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