I was in an abusive relationship a few years ago. I sent my 2 sons with there father since he was particularly abusive.But their father has schizophrenia. I was beat really bad while pregnant. The grandmother filed for custody, so did the father of the 2 boys & I did as well.
I was awarded visitation every other weekend. But after spending 1 weekend with them I was scheduled to move a long ways away but stayed in contact via phone calls. But I wasn't able to make it to the last court date where the judge was going to make a judgement.
Being as though the paternal grandmother hated me & had a lawyer, and the father had a mental disorder, she got what she wanted. But her only reason on my behalf for taking the kids was domestic violence. But I left that relationship, cleaned my life, I have a stable home with my other 2 daughter's who is advanced in her school.
The children have been gone about 6 years. But they miss me and love me as I do them. Im heavy in my religion, My daughter's are well mannered, well dressed, intelligent. I have no criminal history, no child abuse convictions, I helped put my abuser in jail. I still have my rights intact. So why can't I have my children back or how can I go about getting them back??!!