Tracy and Linda Portinga (adoptive parents)

by Linda Portinga
(Wylie, TX USA)

My husband and I have adopted our neice and nephew on February 6, 2008. However we were given full custody November 22, 2005 in which we did not ask for child support but help with medical expenses. I was able to cover both children under my health insuranse. The Birth Mother had lost her nursing license for medical fraud stealing Narcotics from her elderly as well as neighbors and family.

She also was arrested for calling in false prescriptions for Narcotic pain killers. The Birth Father is now in Collin County Jail awaiting tial for 4 Charges of sexual abuse of his child (nw my daughter). He has been there Aprox 3 years and all the time collecting Social Security Disability. Social Security states they cant enforce the court order and he is entitled to his Disability check.

The only way it will terminate is if he is convicted on these charges. My husband and I adopted our daughter (the victim of the above cases)and her brother. According to the Asst District Atty Collin County Court Officer, who is investigation my daughters case, Marletta Scribner 214-686-7180 called Social Security due to the fact that the birth father has over $5000 in his account and he is trying to buy acreage with the money.

Marletta asked me to call the Social Security Investigator Russell Grimes 214-767-0654. I have left him voice mails and he has not returned my calls. He told Marletta that the minor children came to live with us in November 2005 and my be entitled to Social Security disability from Birth Father up to the time the adoption was finalized. Both Birth Mother and Birth Father have paid exactly $10 on each child only because the Birth Mothers Probation Officer told them they had to pay something.

The medical/dental bills (the childrens teeth were litterally falling out. Our daughter had to have many teeth pulled and molars packed due to infection almotst to the bone, our sons teether were the same. I have pictures to show you. The bills we have that have not been reimbursed and insurance premiums due are many tiemes more that $5000. I prefer not to name children on this page but you can reach me at the number below. My name is Linda Portinga 469-951-3447 I am the adoptive mother. Even if we are not reimbursed for these expenses The Court Investigator as well as I would like to see his account frozen until this matter is taken care of. Please feel free to call any of us. As I explained Mr Grimes has not returned my calls.

I have all the bills, court orders, and adoption papers and hope you will help us in this situation.

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HELP
by: MELISSA BOSWORTH

We are so grateful that they are with good people. Iam related to the two you just adopted, J&J. I am their Aunt Mimi, We have been trying to get in contact with them and you have turned us away, they are in a better place and even though their mother and especially there sick father turned their backs on them, we did not, your husband promised we could see them at the hospital 5 years ago, we have all the birthday and Easter, halloween cards in a box until we can see them again. We would love to help you and see the kids,. We are the good ones trying to help them if you would let us. God Bless you for taking them,. I would love to come to Wylie and see them. Please don't make me pay for what my sisiter did,just like we dont for what your brother did. Its all about the kids, call me, Melissa Bosworth 972-896-9336

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help for those wonderful kids
by: melissa bosworth

I am the aunt of your adopted children and our family would love to help you anyway we could. My sister did so wrong with her children and Im so glasd her useless husband has been convicted and is over for your new adoptive daugther, wont mention any names to protect them . Since you have had them ,their grandparents and myself would like to help but you have denied us in seeing them, we have all their cards for their birthdays in a box that one day we will see them again. We have tried to contact themand you but have been turned away. I am so grateful that they are in such a better place, very sad we do not get to see them, we just want to be a part of there family even if we have to come to see them where you live, you can contact me at 972-896-9336. We love those kids and will help if you let us. God bless you and your husband for loving them . We love them too. Please call me, Aunt mimi to the kids,

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I understand
by: Anonymous

I too have my nephew living with me. His mother and father do not want to have him or wish to support him. Leaving him or giving him back is not an option. I always don't think that giving a kid to foster care is the answer nor do I want him to go back to either house that doesn't want him.

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RE: sick
by: Anonymous

Unbeleiveable... She is not asking for a free ride. She clearly stated she was given these kids. Its not like she planned it. She can support them, but its hard!! What is wrong with you??? If you have nothing useful to bring to the case, SHUT UP!

I am only sorry I can not help you in anyway. You are a remarkable woman for taking on the children and giving them a better life. Good things will happen for you!

Have a great holiday and best of luck!

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SICK!
by: Anonymous

WHY WOULD THEY ALLOW YOU TO ADOPT A CHILD IF YOU CAN'T SUPPORT IT??????? MAKES NO SENCE!!!!!!!! IF YOU CAN'T SUPPORT THE CHILD YOURSELF RETURN IT!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T STAND YOU WOMEN ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A FREE RIDE!!! ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO PAY YOUR WAY IN LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It's Not Good
by: Rjamison331

I have read what you have written, They are in standing. I'm not a lawyer but I have encountered a lot of problems with this child support issues, and have been studying the laws of the system. (ProSe) To tell you it's not good, on fact the biological father is not able to support himself and is receiving Dissability payments on a monthly basis, they can not touch his funds. He is stated under the Federal Poverty level for living standards, but you may beable to try and see if you can collect from Social Sercurity the arrears before you and your spouse assumed responsibility. You should also try Foster Parent Grants, and as for him that's slime to do something like that to his own daughter. He needs to be castrated and suffer the pain she has to endure mentaly, I'm so sorry to hear things like this. It hurts and I have a daughter that Im trying to take care of now, and at the same time fight the system so that I would beable too. I'm fighting a lye and the system is making me pay for a child I have never seen and they are trying to give this woman and child more rights to my assets then my son and daughter whom I trying to help take care of. It's Not Good, Im trying to get some Petitions going so that we can fight this crooked system. Do to it's flaws a lot of people are losing becuase the system is trying to bennefit by using the children.

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