I am a father of 3 young children and we have just lost our mum and wife to HIV/Aids. I live in Cambodia and my partner was a local Khmer, I am British. My partner's family are attempting to keep my 2 youngest from being back with their older brother and I.
I don't truly believe that they mean anyone any harm but culturally I think they believe that my children will be better served by a fully local, Khmer upbringing.
There is a legal route I can take but I also live with HIV and I cannot work freely in a lot of positions. I used to teach English but the news of my viral infection saw me pushed out of 2 positions due to parental fears and ignorance regarding my condition.
We really need help with living costs so I can provide a good environment for my children to live in. This is then subject to my successful attempt at a legal intervention for the return of my babies(6 and 3 years old).
My boy Syon, was my first born and it became obvious that when he arrived I was not his biological father. I decided to be his dad and bring him up as I felt any indiscretion towards me was not his fault. All 3 kids have a very strong and loving connection and I need them all with me.
I am also very sad to say that I have no family support network at all. My mother passed some years ago and she was the finest and most loving person I have ever met.
We all want and need to be together as a family. I cannot breathe without them and with the financial stress. Please put us back together so they might continue to grow in their rightful place as a family with dad and older brother.