A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by “A” and her story has been on my mind ever since. I am angry for her– and I am angry for “Baby G”….her precious little girl. I am angry at this screwed up court system which clearly is not acting in the best interest of the child. If you haven’t read her story, I encourage you to do so by clicking here.
A few updates on “A” and “Baby G”:
They were separated for an entire week– and had not been apart for more than 4 hours prior to this insane order which was handed down by a family court judge. They were allowed Skype visits during their time apart which resulted in Baby G crying and trying to crawl into the computer to be with her mommy. When “A” received her baby back, she had lost an entire 2lbs– 12% of her body weight! Her pediatrician was furious and wrote a letter trying to appeal to the court– this is clearly not in the best interest of Baby G.
Today was the ex parte hearing to try and stop the next week-long visit (which begins tomorrow). I received a text message from “A” this afternoon to update me on the outcome. Her message started by saying, “I can barely breathe.” I had a sinking feeling as I scanned the rest of her message. The Judge threatened to order her back into the town where her abuser lives and stated that she had psychologically damaged her baby by leaving. The Judge also blamed the malnourishment on “A” — the weight loss is her fault for not pumping enough breast milk.
As you know, I am already very vocal about educating the masses and making changes to the system. This story has ignited a huge spark in me. I think that there is corruption taking place– her abuser’s family is very connected and “A” wasn’t even able to secure legal representation in the town where her case is taking place….all of the attorneys that she tried to retain “conflicted out” due to his family ties. There is something seriously wrong here and when “A” gives me the green light, I will work late into the night to generate press about this case.
Tomorrow is the beginning of the next week-long visitation. “A” needs a tremendous amount of prayers, positive thoughts, hugs and pixie dust.
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