Jill - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )
So, we are going to court on August 14th for custody and visitation of my youngest two step-sons (they will be 3 and 2 this November). So, my fiance did not see the baby for the first year and a week of his life, and the same about of time for the 2 year old. She blames him for not being around, but she was in texas for about 4-6 months of that time. She showed up to his parents house with the kids dirty (I know its halloween, but if they havent seen Dad in over a year she should have made sure they were clean, I know I would). So he saw them for two months, filed for visitation, she left for TX in January. Said "too bad aboput seeing you kids" I found out from a few lawyers she cannot leave state w/o a ligitimate reason or having Dad's permission, which she had neither. In April she started working and told the court in May she was not. Then last month she asked him to give up his parental rights because she "cant be away from them for a week, never mind a summer." We are going to ask the judge for full custody, figuring we'll get at least joint if we dont get full. I'm looking to see what others opinions are, he hasnt seen much of the kids in 2 years and only saw his youngest son for 2 months. The two year old calls him Daddy on the phone, but she says he calls everyone that. She also stated that the boys "dont know or like" him. Please someone give me some hope that this is not a lost cause. We live in FL btw,a nd she moved to TX to be with her "lover" (shes a lesbian).