Children taken 10 years ago

Karey - posted on 09/14/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




ok, my story is very long. My thre daughters were taken to Wi 10 years ago by my ex husband who promised I would get them every summer. NEVER happened, I should not be surprised. Well it happened the first summer and then he met his wife and that was the end of that. Anyway, I tried writing them, calling them, and never got in touch with my children. I recently found them on face book and started a conversation with them and they were very excited to hear from me. After they told their dad they talked to me they got grounded and wrote me saying after their family meeting they decided it was in their best interest not to speak with me until the youngest turns 18 that is five more years. Now they send small emails saying they want to see me or can I get custody of them followed by very nasty a cold messages saying they don't have anything to say to me. I am so confused but I am going to court to fight for them anyway.

My question is does anyone have any advice for me. Here is my situation. Both parents are good parents (no drugs, alcohol, or abuse.) However, my ex is in WI and I am in PA. So sharing is not an option other than summers. My ex is alienating me and sabotaging any relationship I try to make with the girls. I have another younger daughter with a different man and we share her, we get along, and he has access to her any time he wants. What are my chances of the judge giving my daughters back to me after 10 years. Oh I work partime and my ex works fulltime. We do activities and he does not. I have one child at home and my ex has 6 at home. Any questions and advice are more than welcome my court date is about 4 weeks away and I have no lawyer.


Jodi - posted on 09/14/2013




I don't much like your chances, given that you have clearly not taken ANY action in 10 years. Is this the first time you've taken it to court? If so, then it is a case of child abandonment - he took the kids and you allowed it. Sure, he is alienating them, but what have you done to get them back in the last 10 years? They will consider that in court.

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