DeeDee - posted on 09/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Where to start ... I recently went to court ( Sept 10 ) to try and get custody of my children, I was going for 50/50 % niether the SM or Bio Father would agree, none the less I lost because I am unemployed and don't agree upon medical decisions, so the courts sided in his favor. We have joint custody and I have standard visitation. However this past weekend my children come over for visitation, they are old enough to take baths and change clothes without me supervising, but I happened to walk in on my youngest getting in the bath saturday morning, She has bruises and marks on her she says she got from her SM. I of course take pictures and call the athorities ( CPS and Police ). My question is how do I face this woman knowing what she did to my baby? During court my ex and the SM paint me out as a horrible mother. I refuse to give meds, I won't co parent kind of things, I have tried for over a yr to get people to see that the issues my children are having in thier house, but I am blown off by doctors, the courts, even my family. I always knew there were problems I just never had proof. Why is it that the system is so screwed? To top off the incident , I just found out that during our custody trial he was being investigated by CPS and the courts STILL gave him custody.