We often are told to never give up fighting for what we believe in. This is essential when one is fighting to regain custody of one’s own children.
Every single day across the United States, many children are wrongfully removed from their protective parent by the court system and placed with their abusive parent. This leaves protective parents angry and sometimes defeated by the courts decision.
It is important to remember that not all courts are corrupted and there are some very bright family court judges making ethical decisions in the best interest of the child. However, when a child is returned to an abusive parent (a parent who is physically, emotionally or sexually abusive) this is not in the best interest of the child. Yet this continues to occur around the country.
There are so many brave protective parents who have continued to fight for the custody of their children. These parents have NEVER given up despite the obstacles that lie in their way. They have been told NO by the courts over and over again but continue everyday to fight to be with their children. Some of these amazing parents have won their battle while others continue to have hope.
There is one particular protective parent that has NEVER stopped fighting for her children. She is courageous and powerful. She loves her children unconditionally and fights for her boys to come back home to her every day. Her name is Donna Farris. I hope her story written by her friend Conrad inspires you to never give up fighting for your children.
“Donna Farris has overcome so much in her life and still continues to fight each day. Five years ago she had just divorced her abusive ex-husband. She had custody of her two boys. Her ex only saw the boys when it was convenient for him. She had a good job and always put her children above all else.
In 2010 her oldest fell out of a tree and had a severe concussion. It took years for him to recover and Donna had to quit her job just to make sure she could take him to all the appointments he needed for a full recovery. In June of 2011 she was diagnosed with cancer. She had a tumor near her bladder and had to have surgery. The surgery damaged her bladder and she couldn’t eat well. To make matters worse in July of 2011 her ex sent the police to take her 2 boys from her because she was a danger to them. His claim was that she was brainwashing them and was a danger to her own children. She fought for her children with no money but of course her ex had access to a large family law firm and won full custody of the boys. She had to sell her home so she could pay for a lawyer. The judge then approved a PFA making it so she could have no contact with her own children. Meanwhile she lost so much weight she weighed 87lbs and has to have a feeding tube.
Donna had lost her children, her health and her home. She had found some old friends that she had lost contact with and stayed with them. She still can’t work but she has recovered her health back to normal and has a better look at life and is happy again. She will never be fully happy until she can see her boys again but she has just turned around her life from such despair. She never stopped helping others through all this and she needs to be recognized for this. She is currently trying to raise awareness for all children in the court system so they can be the first priority instead of the courts siding with the richest parent, even if they abuse their own children.
I myself consider this a miracle. I have thanked God every day for what he has done for this incredible woman. Her outlook on life is positive and her influence on others is remarkable. She is a very kind and caring person and I feel she needs to be recognized.
Donna has worked herself to almost death just to help keep her children away from their abusive father. She is still fighting for them to this very day and has stepped up the battle to fight for all children, so no child will have to endure the abuse that her children have endured.”
Donna you are a true Hero! Your incredible determination to not give up fighting for your children is inspiring. Your children should be proud of your efforts!
If your story is similar to Donna’s join her on October 1 on NATIONAL SAFE CHILD DAY in Washington, DC!!! Become a part of the solution to protect our children!
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