I'm currently going through a custody battle for my daughter with my ex. Him & I have been separated since January 2012 and she was living with me. Since that time I met someone new, gave birth to our son and as of September 2014, moved from Illinois to Tennessee. I notified my ex of the move and he had mentioned that he wanted to terminate his parental rights. I made the bad decision to let our daughter say goodbye to him the day before moving and he wouldn't give her back. Its been almost a year since I've had her. Its been almost a year since she's seen her little brother. It's been almost a year of misfortune & heartache. Our court process is just starting and I was told by an attorney here in Tennessee that without an attorney in Illinois, I will not win but with one, my case should be a easy win. As stated by the attorney here in TN, my ex is "unstable & unable to provide for our daughter" and she needs to be with me based on his legal background information and life decisions he has made. I have a very short amount of time to raise $2000 for the retainer needed for an IL attorney and I'm running out of options. This is a mothers number one fear and every day is incredibly hard for me. Any donation is greatly appreciated & just sharing my story will help extremely. Please help me get my daughter back home!