Laine - posted on 11/09/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
My beautiful daughter was born to my girlfriend. Two months after her birth my gf decided to go cross country truck driving. Our daughter Journey stayed with me and I became the stay at home mom. My gf came home one weekend a month and showed very little interest in our daughter. When Journey was two my gf broke up with me. She moved her stuff into her parents house. It was not even mentioned as to where Journey would go. She stayed with me. At three my ex joined the military and I was given legal gairdianship of my daughter. For the next three years my ex had very limited visitation with Journey, often going months at a time without even calling. Last december everything changed. My ex showed back up demanding visitation. She began spanking my daughter for calling me mommy and in March had me served to terminate my gairdianship. No one truly thought it was possible. She has no job and no stable house. Her parents testified against her saying she was not stable. However Arkansas law backs the natural born parents and on September 7th I dropped my little girl off for a visit and have not seen or heard from her since. The judge approved the termination stating that "she gave birth to her". I wasn't even allowed to give her her things. For almost seven years I have not gone one day without telling my baby how much I love her and now for the past two months I don't even know if she's ok. I am talking to attorneys but I could really use some advice on what to do next? How can they take a child from the home she has lived in since birth and give her to someone who is living from couch to couch? Does anyone know of a legal group or attorney near AR that might be able to help?