Samantha's Journey

by Nicole DiPadova
(philadelphia pa )

My Miracle

My Miracle

My daughter was born with Spina bifida a problem my ex felt he couldnt deal with so he left us. Samantha is now 6 years old and i have been fighting for child support for her for about 5 years. It is amazing how they tell you the law supports the mother. in our case it seem to protect her father more. with bench warrent after bench warrent this man walked around for years at a time untouched picked up and let go with out having to ever pay money. till one day i was so angrey and storm into the philadelphia court system demanding answer as to why. how can they let a deadbeat like this just keep getting away. Our child is disbled it is hard enough support a child with out special needs but to have one that is the cost is much much more. so many things i cant get because finacially it just isnt there. so we make due. Well this seem to have shaken it a bit and they finally picked him up and made him pay 500 wow really he owes over 15,000. now the man is in jail for something unrelated to support and will be there for some time so once again nothing. Im a working single mom of two wonderful children and we get by like so many americans. But when will the courts and rights work to our advantage. I can not even get lifts for my home to help my daughter because insurance dont cover and the goverment feels i make to much to assist me. it is hard to sum up our story in just 250 words. but here is part of samantha's journey. as you can see she is a great smart beautiful 6 year child with all the same dreams and hopes as any other child.

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by: Anonymous

Thanks for your comments. i do understand where you are coming from. But when a low life like this walks away from his family because he cant deal with the fact that his daughter is handicapped. And then he decided that being a junkie alcholic is better then being in his own daughters life then i am sorry i have no sympathy for a person like that. He does not pay cause he lost his job or is losing his house. He doesnt pay cause he is a loser and chose that lifestyle over his own daughter. So again i am sorry if i dont feel the same way you do and our sceniro is a lot different then why you are not paying. you dont pay cause you are unable due to loss of a job he doesnt pay cause he rather buy his drugs and alchol with his money. so i think you can see why i feel this way towards him, and trust me i have put my total faith in god to take care of my daughter, He is the reason she is as wonderful and special like she is. I feel blessed and thankful that he put her in my life!

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by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear your story it's guys like that make it hard for guys like me. I was divorce back in 2003 and for the last 3 years I have not seen my children I am in arrears but not because I didn't want to it's because my economy has failed, see I'm in the grading industry and in my state of Georgia when it rains you don't work and there are more foreclosures do to people not able to pay, so don't take this the wrong way by putting any parent in jail is not going to get your money any faster. It takes two to have a baby and it takes a community to raise a family. Also I want you to think yes fathers/mothers you have to pay. What if? Do you own your home... What if the banks, and the mortgage companies decided to put people in jail for defaulting on their obligations how would you feel then. Read the book of James, and Ephesians it will tell you how and what to do. So pray and let God work in your favor.

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