I am having trouble getting one of my children back from a bad custody situation.

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Jessica - posted on 11/11/2012

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Thank you again for responding. I appreciate the banter, but it is always the same. :(

I have a blog about being a single mom and raising Ezra my 7 year old. You can check it out if you want to. Freshnewblog.wordpress.com

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2012

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I did fight. I was denied an appeal. They held a hearing in secret. It was totally illegal. I was trying to get an appeal. I lived right acrossed the street from the court. She did adopt him, but it was an illegal adoption. I have been to college and I took an Honor's course about government and our US court system.

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2012

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They did not have a reason. I am raising his brother who is seven and in seco nd grade and is a gymnast and has friends.

Ashley - posted on 11/11/2012

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im guessing since it has been 8 years, that your cousin has probably adopted him by now. they try not to leave children in the states custody for more than 18 months. if that is the case, then there is not much you can do, because that would also mean your rights have been severed. you should have fought when they took him 8 years ago, now your a little late.

Kimberlee - posted on 11/11/2012

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Well they must have sighted a reason. If your parental rights weren't severed then you should be able to fight it. The courts usually ask that certain requirements be met depending on the situation ( like rehab , having a home , a job etc) . My experience has been that the courts generally want the kids to go back to bio-parents unless it's truly unsafe. Of course there's corruption but thats not the "norm" .

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2012

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He was taken from his father and his mother... both of us...at 10 weeks old.

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2012

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8 years ...with my cousin...a corrupt court in a corrupt town took him for no reason...I can not even get an attorney to deal with this rationally and I am in the state capitol of Vermont now.

Jodi - posted on 11/03/2012

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Yeah, more information would be helpful. Generally they are the children of two people, so no one parent has ownership over them, so you don't automatically get custody.

Kimberlee - posted on 11/03/2012

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How long have they lived with someone else? Why have they? what problem are you having?

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