Tyrone and Amy are my two eldest children. They have had a rough past 2 years. I just got divorced from my second ex-husband in 2015 and could not care for my children. So I did what I taught was the right thing to do at that stage and placed them with their dad. He was close to their school, could provide them with shelter and food. 3 months down the line Tyrone and Amy were taken away form their dad as their were accusations that he was neglecting and abusing them. I was living in a shelter with my youngest daugher. My children were traumatized and started going backwards with their school work. My children were being moved from pillar to post the past 2 years. In the two years I got my life back on track and starting living for my children. At the end of last year the kids were given back to the dad, as I was also told they would be doing better in the school where they were placed in and that their dad seemed to have gotten his act together. So we thought.
My children would then come visit me every second weekend and my son would act out everytime we would take my children back. At the end of February I was notified that things were not as they seemed. Their dad was drinking, my children were not bathing and not getting the nutrition that they needed.
So I decided to step in as I was not going to allow my children to be taken away AGAIN. After going to court, getting social workers involved the court has placed them with me. That being said the kids needed special education, that was orderd by the court as they are both struggling and my daughter has dyslexia. I have gotten them both new glasses that costed me a fortune. They are now attending a school where we can already see some improvements in them. The only problem is that we need funding for their school fees and we cannot afford it at this point. My fear is that my children will be placed back in the system if I cannot keep them in this school.
I would appreciate any help I can get at this point.