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My daughter has been judiciously kidnapped by the Family Court system. Please help me fight for her!

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The Parable of the Weeds-
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
Matthew 3:24-30 (NIV)

I never saw it coming. I didn’t understand the parable of the weeds. I didn’t know what it meant to be sifted. I understand now.

Every year, 58,000 children are sent for custody of unprotected visitation with dangerous abusers. My daughter is one of those children.

One month after I filed for child support, my daughter’s non-biological, legal father filed an ex parte order based on limited information that allowed him to take my daughter, Kadynce, age 11, from her brother, Phenyx, age 3, and I. Two days before Christmas 2017, law enforcement came to my home and forced my daughter to pack a few belongings and go with them to the police station where her dad and his girlfriend waited.
Approximately 2 weeks later, God delivered me from the evil grasps of alcoholism, brought on by PTSD from the abusive relationship with my daughter’s dad and being accidentally shot. I have not had a drink since mid January, 2018.

There have been enemy attacks at every turn, and there have been miracles on the other side of every attack. I am at a place now of hopeful confusion.
After the district judge made an awful mistake, my abuser was granted primary physical custody of my daughter. I have tried, since 2017, to meet with my ex and his girlfriend to ask for and express forgiveness, and try to coparent with them. They refuse.

I asked my daughter what she would want if she could have anything in the world for her birthday in May. Her response was, “I just want to come home.” When I ask her what her favorite part of living there is, she always says school. When I asked her what her favorite part of living here is, “everything, my whole life” was the response I got. She belongs here with her family. She has me, her brother, grandparents, 2 aunts, an uncle, 3 cousins, and an extended church family.

I have been fighting for my daughter since that day in December 2017. I believe that I have received a promise from God that she will come home, along with many confirmations of this promise. I’ve also received the impression from Holy Spirit to go ahead with an appeal of the court’s decision as a pro se litigant. I believe that God has put me in this situation, planned or allowed every surprise and is allowing me to be in a very unique position to give Him glory in a place where God has been uninvited for entirely too long. This scenario is happening all over our family courts, and while I can’t stop it, I can do everything that God wants from me to be a part of the change.

This is where I ask for the help of the Kingdom of God. I am at a point in this process where I have no money, but I have an immediate, expensive task to complete to continue. I am over $25,000 in debt because of this chaos; I start college to become an accountant in August and plan to graduate in 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in, both, Accounting and Business Administration. Currently, I own and operate a small cleaning business in Western NC with a painful genetic disorder that affects my connective tissue and joints (h-EDS). I am a single mom to my son, receiving no child support. I send my daughter care packages and travel across my state to pick her up or drop her off when her dad and his girlfriend will allow me to have extra time. I have taken her to every dental and medical appointment in 20 months, with the exception of one dental appointment where she had a visible issue. My vehicle has 317,000 miles on it. I have no health insurance. I have recently gotten involved in leadership with Celebrate Recovery and will start a step study soon.

In order to continue the appeals process, I need to contract a court reporter to transcribe the audio recording of our 2-day trial. Transcriptions are time consuming, and therefore, costly. I need to file a contract with the court no later than Wednesday, July 24, 14 days after my Notice of Appeal was filed. I have received quotes of approximately $1,500 as a deposit to contract with me to transcribe the recording. I am out of options. I am praying and fasting and believing that God will provide for me. But like the woman with the oil, I have to ask for help.

When I had my daughter in 2008, I knew that her middle name would be Hope. This battle has tested my hope and my faith like no other. Still, I hold on. Still, I fight. Still, I believe. Still, I hope.

Still, I am still, trusting God to work it all out for our good.

Thank you for your prayers and donations. God is in our story, and He will get all of the glory!
God Bless!

Teri Wells

2019-07-27 16:28:04

Let’s get Kadynce home!

Christina Conard

2019-07-18 15:26:12

I've been exactly where you are but all but gave up the fight. I admire your strength and courage. I wish I could do more. Love you

Update #1
July 22, 2019, 6:23 pm

Please continue to share and donate! I cannot continue fighting for my babygirl without the help of God's Kingdom! Thank you so much to those who have given to this cause! God Bless!

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