Help Save my Children

Last year I found out about my estranged spouse's third affair and decided to divorce her.  After praying and soul searching, I did try to reconcile, but my wife no longer wanted to. Not only that, she started to make herself look like the victim, telling people I was not a good husband or father.

Anyone who knows me knows that I would do anything for my kids. I take them on adventures every weekend, hiking in the mountains, going to festivals, watching rockets launch at Wallops Island, camping, and so much more. My kids are my hobby and I love them more than anything. 

Despite being a good father, on July 23rd, 2018 my estranged spouse moved my kids, Beckett, Keira, Muirin & Finn from Virginia to Texas, violating our separation agreement, without my knowledge or permission - only sending me an email 48 hours after the move, letting me know what she had done. 

She has no court order or legal document that allowed her to do this. 

She feels that her being closer to an aunt and uncle in Texas is better for the kids than being near their dad. 

Since then, I have not seen my four kids at all and my estranged spouse will not allow me to see them unless I sign a legal document saying I will return them to her. Additionally, she listens in on every call I make to them and regularly won't even let me FaceTime with the kids.

You may be saying, maybe the kids are better off with their mom. Well, I feel my estranged spouse definitely loves the kids, but has endangered the kids, from introducing them to the men she has been committing adultery with, to her leaving the kids (including a 7 & 4 year old) home alone while she runs errands, to my youngest son getting bitten by the new dog she got them from the pound. Believe me, there is plenty more. 

So, I am raising money to hire an attorney to get my kids back to Virginia, where they belong.

I have been out of work for six months and, despite having many interviews, I have not landed a job yet. Please pray for this also. 

I have met with a great attorney, Kathrine Bowers of Warrenton, but she requires a $10,000 retainer. I have asked everyone I know for help and I appreciate my one Uncle who has helped me with the consult session. Now, I am swallowing the little pride I have left and  I am asking you to help me get my kids back. 

I am not a perfect dad, but I love my kids and believe that I have the right to be with them. 

 Please help.
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Scott Russell 
Warrenton, VA
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