Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit our donation page. The full name of this fundraiser is "Marine Mom & Ava's ABC (Ava Belongs in California) Wish". This page was established in seeking for any donation funds that would help in retaining an attorney. The purpose is to help fight a very difficult custody battle for Ava to stay in California, at least until she is old enough, and has spent an equal amount of time with both parents while she is still young. Ava's father is wanting full custody and requesting for the court to allow Ava to move to New York. Ava's mother is a single Marine mother, one of whom has sacrificed so much, has continued to stay strong and be there not only for herself but for others who are also going through difficult times, and a mother who has not given up on herself and daughter in this ongoing, almost two year custody battle. She cannot afford to retain an attorney and has no other way of obtaining any funds. Ava is three years old and will be turning four in May 2014. She loves both her parents but she is also affected by the ongoing battle. She cries when she has to leave mommy to spend time with daddy. They spend less than half a day in the middle of the week together, and then partially on the weekends. Ava and her mother barely get a chance to even communicate via phone, Skype, Facetime, etc. Now imagine if she moved to the other coast of the country at four years old. If it is difficult for Ava and her Mother to see each other let alone communicate with each other now, you can only imagine how much more detrimental effects it would have to be thousands of miles apart. Ava and Mommy have an enormous group of family, relatives, and friends that support them in many ways, not only in California, but worldwide. This is not only her mother's serenity wish but as well as Ava's wish to "stay with mommy". We would like to thank everyone who has given their help in coming up with a name such as the following: Unbreakable Fund, My Mommy and Me Only, Stay With Me, Ava In California, Mommy and Ava Foundation, Marine Mommy Fight To Keep Her Angel, Keep Mommy and Mini Me Together, Ava's Hope, The Journey For Ava's Destiny, ABC Fund, Ava Needs Her Mom, Sincerely Ava Fund, Military Mom Fund, Mom's Serenity Fund, Fighting for Ava Roo, Not Without My Daughter, Marine Mom Fighting Terrorism at Home, A Mother's Wishful Prayer, Starlight StarbrightAlthough it is quite an enormous amount, any donation would be greatly appreciated. We understand that not everyone can help, not everyone has much to give, but even just the littlest amount and or support would mean the world to Mother and Daughter, to include supporting friends and family. Our Extreme Thanks....Team Mommy and Ava+ Read More
We would like to thank everyone for their support. Unfortunately, we cannot go forward with the trial anymore. The estimated financial cost for everything is beyond our means and unaffordable. A decision has not been set in stone yet, but as soon as we receive information we will update eeveryone.
Changed the name to Ask Ava.com because its about her and what she wants and feels. She deserves to have both parents and not just one because she needs both parents...happiness and love.
Had a meeting with the attorney today as well as mediation. This year could possibly be her last year in California celebrating her birthday. Preparing for a different reality if it came down to it....losing custody as she is taken across the country. It is definitely hard but all outcomes must be prepared for. Praying that it doesnt come down to it, and that Ava will have both parents in her life equally.
Thank you all for your support! Today we found out the trial has been moved to August! That means more time together with family and friends! Couldnt have done it without the Man above, all our angels and saints, and of course every single one of you!