My name is Erika Coronado I am 19 years old, I am currently living in a battered womens shelter in san antonio, texas. I am from a small town outside of bexar county. I am trying to get my life together for my son, I have a 5 month old son that I love dearly, unfortunalty I am dealing with a cps case due to my past relationship with my ex-boyfriend. I moved away from the abusive relationship in hope of finding a better future, my family is not around. My mother and father have nothing to do with me. I am currently getting my high school diploma to go to college for Criminal Justice. I have been through a lot in my life and I haven't lost hope with my future, I am trying to raise money for an car so I can continueon working to have my son back, I have done what has been asked of me through the court order, I have done all my classes and I am fighting hard to get my baby back. He is currently residing with my ex boyfriends mother. I have no family that could take him so now I am fighting for him back. I am a young single mother that has learned from her mistakes. I can't help but dwell on so much stress I have been going through. I do a side job for house keeping, I am new to this big city and I don't know how to get around much. I am trying to get a vehicle to see my son, I have visitiation with him every month twice out of the month, I haven't been able to see him in quite awhile and I'm trying my hardest to get him back and see him, as a mother its hard on me to not have my baby, its very painful and I wish I could see him as much as I could, I have moved on with my life and I am trying to make it. Anything will help I just want to be able to see him.. My cps caseworker doesnt help much I have to do everything by myself. I live an hour out of san antonio, so its hard to get to my hometown to see him, and I can't have my case transferred, But if someone out there that is reading my story anything that you contribute i am grateful for. Im ready to prove myself as a mother and as a woman that I can make it in my life. Thank you for your time and thank you for reading my story. Much love to all. God Bless! Thanks!