They took my child from me an adopted her out

by Mike
(Tampa, Florida)

Went to Santa Anna Calif. for vacation w/girlfriend new wife and my 6 yr. old daughter,we were staying at a hotel,meet some people there,gf/wife stay with daughter while i went out partying with new 'friends'came back in late morn.

hours,drunk/high/hallucinating,paranoid.have no idea to this date what i took,gf loaded me in the car to take to e.r.,i started freaking out in e.r. parking lot,cops came,would not let me go in e.r.arrested me put me in a mental holding hospital for 72 hours.would not let gf have daughter,would not give her any info on me or daughter,they had a court hearing while i was in this holding time,put herdaughter in the system,told i had to go to psycho evaluation meetings once a week cost money take twice weekly drug testcost moneygo to court get a lawyer,still don't know where daughter is,finely get 1 hour once a week visitation monitored,was not allowed to say certain things or I would lose that right,like i'm working on getting you home honey,you will be back with daddy soon,remember we are here on VACATION,this in dragging into 2 months now,money has run out trying to get family back home to help,they r not rich,everybody including myself thinking this will turn out alright,hey even the JUDGE SAID OH YOU WILL GET HER BACK WITHIN 90 DAYS,well..i get a job,my gf does to,remember we r broke,just had vacation money,try to find somewhere to rent ,got to get out of motel,gotta have a home to get your child back,do not know anybody,lucky the moving co. that hired us were decent enough people,rented us a room dirt cheap,a room mind you,try to work around moving schedule,thank GOD OUR BOSS tried to help go 2 twice a week drug testing that would take from 1 to 4 HOURS,once a week evaluation,we were given phone visits every day the foster mother knew what time our calls were scheduled,we would call at the time we were suppose to and were told she is in the bath, she is in bed could hear my daughter in back ground begging to talk,recorded it ,got new monitor ,this nice young lady would meet us at the mall,beach,anywhere we/my daughter suggested,on our next to the last visit my daughter showed me an my gf a picture her foster mother took it showed her in a woman teddybare nitie posing on the kitchen-table with 2 young menlooked 16-25 yrs old in back-ground,gf tried asking her about it she just said take it,made a appointment to see her case worker MARK POMPEO OF ORANGE CO.HE IS A SOCIAL WORKER,His response to our concerns was NONE WHAT SO EVER,NADA,NIL,We were stunned,he said she was playing dress-up most likely,with her whole chest showing!!she was posed like a pin-up in playboy!!the next week x-mas/b-day visit,my daughter reached for something on the table and my gf saw her back,us two and the monitor looked and my blood ran cold she had welt marks the entire width and length of her back,she tried to hide it and when questioned said a pet hamster got under her shirt and did it,monitor got straight on the phone,needless to say she was took out that nite put in new home,i was brought up in foster care good and the worst,when this happened to her i had a break down,my job went out of biz.no money,we went home to tn. tried to make Calif. put her in tn.system so that would have family/friend support,they would not work with us understatement,they refused to work with us,they would not let me see her when i flew to court proceedings,started adoption proceedings,stripped me of my parental rights,now 5 yrs. later they are trying to make me pay back child support i was never ordered to pay,froze my bank accounts,threatening to take any property,my d.l.State of florida ruled in jan.2010 they had no evidence and ruled not to support their registration,went to mail box one morn.and poof bank accounts froze,and threating letters,what do you suggest i do???

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Accept your mistakes
by: Anonymous

Accept responsibility for your dumb decision for starters what were you thinking vacation doesn't mean leave your daughter with gf while you ignore your responsibilities and got get drugged out of your mind unfornatly my sympathy isn't too high for a parent like you/ but mistakes is done hope you learned your lesson in time you can become a part time father once you prove to be an adult look into parenting groups that can help you through this many have the resources to help you see your daughter again/ You give fathers who want want to be parents a bad name and give the women justification in stripping us of being a father

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No they want
by: Anonymous

All states have an interest in the children in the system. Calif want help you because they want the federal money for each child they have same as Tennesse or Texas and etc. They are money motavated. I know you probabley have heard this a thousand time but I will say it again. Friends or no friends you should never have gone out. Plus they were not real friend. But that is done. I am not sure you will be able to do much but try getting a Lawyer and remember not all Lawyers or created equal.

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