I don’t really know ho to start it here it goes… My name is Tina, I’m 49 years young and i’ve been a single mother since 2004. I knew when I was 9 years old that I didn’t want children of my own. It sure didn’t work out that way. In my heart I was convinced that I would love them too much and they would either hate me or something would happen to them that I would never recover from. Well, they don’t hate me…
My first daughter was born in 2004, I had never been so in love in my entire life! She was so beautiful it scared me, and she still is. My second daughter was born in 2013, she came from a non-consensual situation. Regardless, I love her just the same and wouldn’t trade her for anything. I thought for sure that was it, no more for me. My third daughter was born in 2017. She was born by emergency c-section at 23 weeks. It was a miracle she survived, I was in my 40’s at this point, she was breach, all the amniotic fluid had slowly leaked out, I had pre-eclampsia and the top number of my blood pressure was over 200. We were both dying. I was air lifted to Las Cruces for emergency surgery. And the nightmare begins….
As soon as they got her out she was flown to El Paso to Las Palmas hospital and put in the NICU. They were able to keep her alive. She was there for 5 months. I put 20,000 miles on my mothers truck in that 5 months traveling from home to El Paso almost every day. After all i couldn’t just abandon my other daughters. I wanted to stay with her 24/7 but I was on my own again and love them all equally. It was very stressful. The day finally came when the hospital called me to tell me she could come home. Best day of my life! So I showered and was running out the door to head to El Paso when I was face to face with a cop. He handed me a piece of paper saying CYFD had taken custody of my ay and she was no longer in the NICU. She had been placed in foster care and i wasn’t allowed to know where. Instantly turned into the worst day of my life.
I have to back up a little. You see Las Palmas gave her too much oxygen and damaged her lungs. They could’ve killed her. They said she could have permanent damage and be on oxygen her whole life. I will skip all the heart breaking details of the next two years of only getting to see her twice a week for 2 hours a visit. It took 2 hours to get to her and 2 home. But I did it without hesitation. In the end, because the family court judge hated me, she has prosecuted me in the past and lost, my rights were terminated and the foster family adopted her. I would understand if I had done something to harm her in any way, I would be grateful they took her if I was unfit. But that was not the case. I did nothing wrong. They stole my baby out of the hospital in secret on a Saturday. They charged me with neglect and abuse on a child that had never left the hospital until they took her. Look into “medical kidnapping” it step by step exactly describes what they did to us.
They is tons more things I could add but it would be a novel by the time I finished. So i’ll get to the point. We are stuck in public housing, and my lease is almost up. I couldn’t believe the house I found. And the offer is once in a life time for me. It’s a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom fenced in amazing place! $187,000. I work part time at AutoZone and could never afford it. The woman wants to sell it so badly that she told me to get as close to $100,000 as i could and she’ll take it. I was in total shock! Because I know that if I ever have a chance to get Emma back i’ll have to have a nice place for her to live. Finally! A step in the right direction….
That’s when I heard about your website. My heart sang like it hadn’t in years! If you could find it in your hearts to help us at all we would be eternally grateful! This would give us all a little hope for a future together with the little sister they never got to know. Thank you for your time…
Tina, Brooke, Katie, and Emma