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My name is Tina. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children. In December of 2007, the father of my children broke into my home and strangled me to the point of passing out. He was drunk. 2 of my children were present when this happened. DCFS stepped in and removed my boys from my home siting environmental neglect and domestic violence concerns. I had him arrested and pressed charges. He was placed on probation and is currently living out of state and has a warrant out for his arrest. He has done nothing to attempt to get the boys returned to him. I have now been fighting for 18 months. I have completed 2 domestic violence classes, a parenting class, a cognitive thinking class, a substance abuse evaluation (I needed no treatment as I do not have a drug or alcohol problem), a psychological evaluation, 2 random drug tests each month (all of them clean), and weekly counseling sessions. I also see my boys weekly and have been moved up to 8 hour third party visitation. (Visits that are supervised by a friend or family member.) At the last hearing, the judge said I have made no effort and no progress in getting the boys returned home. On April 17th, 2009 I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into my family. DCFS removed her from my care while I was still in the hospital. I went to court on the 21st of April and the judge said that the environmental issues were still giving concern as well as, concerns that DCFS felt I wouldnt be able to care for my daughter. They placed her in foster care as well. I am only being allowed to see her for 2 hours each week! DCFS declined my request for 8 hour third party visits with her even though that is the level I am on with my boys. In my service plan created by DCFS, I was required to complete all of the above classes and evaluations. (Except for the cognitive thinking class, the second domestic violence class, and the extra random drug test.) I took them by choice. I have done everything but completed counseling. I am asking DCFS for a referral to another counseling center so I can go to 2 different counselors each week. My counselor also refuses to provide progress reports to the courts and disagrees with me about most things we talk about. She says I avoid accountability and refuse to accept responsibility for my actions. I disagree! I am not the one who ran away! I have stayed here and fought for my children! My children are my whole world and I dont know what I will do if they take them away from me for good! My house is spotless and my children have everything they would need if they were returned to me at this point. They each have their own beds, clothes, food, toys, diapers, etcI would do anything for my children! I have a public defender as I cannot afford a real lawyer. He does his job well. I have been working hard to have my children returned to my care but the judge has the final say so. The judge in my county is the ONLY judge in the county. He sees all the cases that come in before him. He doesnt like me or want me to do better for some reason. I have done everything but he still says Ive made no effort or progress. Other people have said he has it out for me and that he already has his mind made up about me regardless of what evidence I may provide for him. Our next court date is June 1st, 2009. I am asking for your signature if you believe I have done enough and deserve a second chance at parenting my children. I need to get my story heard! Please help! I WANT MY CHILDREN BACK HOME WHERE THEY BELONG!!! Your signature will hopefully help sway the judge's decision and help get my children returned to their mother's arms!!!

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Latest Signatures

  • 08 December 201550. Ruby B
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 201549. Tina L
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 201548. Stephanie Banks
    Tina seems to be making a lot of progress since I've last seen her. At first I was skeptical to sign this, but after speaking to her, I think she at least deserves MORE of a chance to continue to prove herself. I wish her the best of luck and hope she has
  • 18 July 201547. Heather Barry
    Good Luck :) Zip Code/ City or Town Iowa
  • 03 July 201546. Christina A
    I support this petition
  • 28 April 201545. Autumn S
    I support this petition
  • 27 April 201544. Mmfn Selfaarono
    i do think yall are wrong for doing this to her. Zip Code/ City or Town 60432
  • 14 April 201543. Kaitlynn V
    What goes around comes around in life, Tina.
  • 26 March 201542. Kathleen D
    I support this petition
  • 20 March 201541. Jr R
    FREE THIS WOMAN'S KID'S....THEY BELONG WITH THEIR MOTHER!! Zip Code/ City or Town 60096
  • 18 March 201540. Cynthia M
    Good Luck! Zip Code/ City or Town 94503
  • 30 October 201439. Jonathon K
    I support this petition
  • 06 May 201438. Russell O
    I support this petition
  • 28 March 201437. Kimberly Hawkh
    Tina, I just want you to know that I think you are doing a great job in trying to get your children back, Keep up the good work and keep your head up.. You can do this, be strong and dont give up no matter what.. Everybody deserves a second chance... Im p
  • 05 October 201336. Joann Mg
    give MoM her baby s Zip Code/ City or Town Elmira, NY 14901
  • 06 June 201335. Tyler D
    hope you get your kids back god bless you
  • 17 February 201334. Salena J
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 201233. Alyssa C
    The actions taken against her were unfavorable. She was unable to control the situation at hand. Therefore, Her children should not have been taken away. Yes there was volience ,but it was beyond her control as I've already said. Zip Code/ City or Town 6
  • 18 November 201232. Cheyenne W
    She has done her best & has done everything that she could to get her kids back. She should have them back. Let her be a mother to her kids. Zip Code/ City or Town 60936
  • 26 October 201231. Marianne Fb
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 201230. Lillie Ms
    Youn are in my prays,Tina !Stay strong and Be Blessed! Zip Code/ City or Town champaign
  • 05 April 201229. Tina A
    This woman has complied with the courts as far as I can see. Her counselor should be FIRED for not providing updates to the courts! Those Children need to get out of FOSTER care & be returned to their Mother. Too bad this woman didn't have money to hi
  • 11 January 201228. Surler W
    You be a foo for being a foo!!!! Stop breedin' girl!!! Zip Code/ City or Town Tinley Park
  • 28 October 201127. Cameo M
    Good luck and GOD bless you!!!
  • 03 September 201126. Katie H
    I agree with everyone. I don't know Tina but it sounds like she is doing everything by the book. Once a judge has it out for you, it is very hard to prove you are worthy. I pray to god you get your children back Tina.
  • 12 May 201125. Angelette D
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 201024. Shannyn K
    I support this petition

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