Hello Friends and Family.
Randall and I come to you today in our deepest time of need. As many of you know we have been going through some pretty tumultuous things as of late. They are not getting better and now we need your help. In January of this year Randall and I found out that his sister who had a baby in October had lost the child to CPS. No one in the family had known. We immediately went to he local office and let them know who we were and that we would be willing to take on the child. Only to find out it had been in foster care since shortly after birth and they had no intentions of moving her. It has been a fight ever since. We hired a very good and expensive lawyer as we were told if we wanted the baby to be moved with any quickness we would have to have counsel. We have been approved to intervene in the case and luckily began our first visits with baby Legacee this week. This is all amazing news but suddenly there was dark clouds on the horizon. A couple of weeks ago we were served with papers from Brooklyn's mother. Suddenly after years and years of the same arrangement she is now attempting to strip us of our parental rights to Brooklyn saying we are bad parents and that Brooklyn is fearful of being with us. The paperwork also says that they have a therapist that is willing to testify. As some of you know we have been dealing with Brooklyn going through a lot, and a lot of lies and issues with her Mother. We now know that Brooklyn told her mother about the baby and suddenly this new issue has come up(timing...). There are a lot of things about us but being bad parents is not one of them. Now as you can imagine this has caused a HUGE issue in the eyes of CPS. They are fighting against us (have been since day one it feels) to keep this baby in the foster home which has come forward and are willing to adopt(we have passed all background and home checks) and now they have something on us (allegedly). You can only imagine how all of this looks now. Randall and I sat down with our attorney yesterday to discuss these issues. We also took the attorney pages and pages of log books and issues we have had since Randall's divorce with Brooklyn's mother, something we probably should have done years ago. We had to ask him to help us with the Brooklyn case because we know the poor child has been coached and manipulated into doing and saying what ever her mother wants. Our lawyer is ready and willing to take this on for us and fight for what is right. But he cannot do it for free. We asked him how much will it cost to handle both cases and do what is best for both children involved. His answer was $10,000. This is a big number and we have already paid him for the Legacee case a decent amount, money we honestly just do not have. He is a wonderful lawyer and willing to help us and he believes in who we are and what we have to offer. Legacee deserves to be with family, with us. Brooklyn needs her father in her life and she should not be afraid to love us. All of this on top of our infertility issues. Many of you suggested asking for donations to help pay for invitro and treatments. We will not do that. This is our family, help us please keep it together. Please help us bring Legacee into a loving home and out of foster care. Help us be what is right and best for these beautiful children. Please leave comments and statements about why we are a wonderful home and family for these children. We come to you with our heart in our hand with no where else to turn. Our lawyer said there are things we have to do in order to win this case and not lose both of these amazing kids. He can do it, he will do it. We just need your help. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.