Second Chances can really come true!!

A month ago the only thing that has mattered to me in these last 10 years was a possibility of a reality. Me getting reunited with my 16yr old daughter. My parents have had custody of her since she was 6yrs old be cause of personal and legal obstacles.  Before I was separated from my daughter I was a single mom since the day she born and I was young and immature at that. I  was trying to make a career for myself to be able to self support us so my parents and I decided to have her stay with them while I went to beauty school Full Time during the day and work at night.  What I thought would only be a year or so it has become about 10 long hard years. I honestly do not know where all that time has gone and I know I will never be able to get it back. I have missed so many of the important firsts in my child’s life and will continue to miss more if I do not take this opportunity to get my baby back and to help heal one another.  My daughter has a severe mental/:emotional illness and has been in and out of mental hospitals and physiatrist facilities for the last year more frequent than not.
I’m a freelance hairdresser/ colorist and I also was a teacher at a beauty school. Unfortunately because of what has been going on these last few months with COVID-19 school was shut down and no one really wants you in their homes to do their hair because everyone is scared to be around one another rightfully so. Needless to say my income has went from living paycheck to paycheck hardly being able to save money to NO INCOME. I had to get help from government for food and shelter has been my number one issue. I recently got out of a extremely scary domestic violent relationship that I was basically staying for shelter but it unfortunately got so bad I ended up in hospital with my clavicle bone fractured upon other injuries as well.
My parents a few weeks ago contacted me telling me that if I do not take my daughter in 2 weeks that they are going to put her back in the system and basically up for adoption because they cannot deal with her issues and basic teenage problems. She needs to be with her mother but the only thing stopping that from happening is a safe stable place for us to live in. I have reached out to any and every resource I’ve known about in past that help with upfront moving costs and I’m getting the door shut every where I apply to. I have till October 15 to get up the first, last, and security deposit to be able to move into an apartment which we could call “Our Home”  . The reason this is of urgency is because my parents basically told her she was coming to stay with me without finalizing anything with me that I had a stable safe environment for us because they are just fed up and tired of trying to raise their granddaughter as their own. My daughter needs to be with me, her mother so we can both start mending our relationship as well as her just needing her mother in general. I feel that if this doesn’t go through and I cannot come up with all of the moving expenses in time and have no place for us to live together she will NEVER fully recover from the disappointment and feel no one wants her anymore. She need positivity around not feeling like she isn’t wanted or doesn’t belong anywhere. I’ve never set up an account like this before because I just didn’t think anyone would really care or bother to read. But I’m determined to do whatever it takes to reunite me and my child. Any kind of donation is welcome I know a few dollars from a bunch of people eventually ads up. This is basically a deadline I feel is impossible but I have faith and an open mind that if I put my story out there without worry about judgement that the right thing is going to happen for us.
Please keep me and my baby in your prayers that we finally get the second chance we deserve to be together.

Donations

  • christopher king 
    • $120 
    • 20 d
  • Madlen Nieginski 
    • $40 
    • 21 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Nikki B 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Zachary Cynewski 
Beneficiary

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