I have two children stuck in Germany.
A year ago I lived in Germany. My two children lived with me. Their father has been out of the picture for years and I have raised them alone
I remarried a man in the US Army
My husband was stationed in Germany. When he received his transfer papers we all planned on moving to the United States together.
My children are in their teens and they asked to stay for a few more months to finish their last couple of months of school. A Family friend offered to let my two boys stay with them for the remainder of the school year. I came to the US with my husband to get the house put together and get my sons citizenship papers in order.
I was in the United States less than a week when I received a call from my oldest son. The family that he was with had called the Germany Child services and turned my two children over to child foster.
See, in Germany families receive money for caring for children. By turning my children over to child foster they received a cash payment for caring for my sons.
They claimed they had my sons longer then they really did.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this happening and from family friends.
Because I am still in the process of getting my citizenship here in the US and my husband and I are on very limited funds because of the economy, I am unable to fly home and get my sons.
My husband fought for the United States and returned to the United States after his service to find no available jobs. He had to beg the VA for his loan and fought with the Unemployment office for months to get a small income. We have tried everything we can think of.
The money we had to get airline tickets for my sons to fly over has long been spent on attorneys, long distance phone calls, appeals to the German courts, and sending money over to my sons for their daily lives.
I am begging people for help. I am at the end of my rope. I have no idea where to turn. I need help. My sons are my life and I need so badly to get them over here with me.
I cannot imagine what they must be feeling. How isolated they are and without their mother to help them. I am absolutely begging for any help you can give me.