Tora, Colorado

A little over a year ago, my husband and I had been struggling with our relationship. We were young and stupid. Both of us made mistakes, we were both at fault. I left. He had our daughter for the first little while, then I had her. Neither of us were really in a position to take care of her at that point. After the split, we were both homeless and unemployed. I came to the conclusion that the best thing to do while we got back on our feet was to issue temporary custody to his parents since they were in a position to take care of her, get her into recreational activities, etc… I have since realized that that was the absolute most stupid thing I could have done. We’ve ALWAYS had issues with his mother being…for lack of a better term…an evil back stabbing conniving manipulative bitch. She never supported our relationship. Never supported us having a kid. Never really supported him as a son. Before the temporary custody was even cleared, she turned around and started pushing for full custody. Her intentions are for neither of us to ever see our daughter again. Nobody is allowed to even talk about us around her. I haven’t seen her for more than a few minutes every few months in just under a year. I haven’t even been able to do that in months. WE HAVE NOT SEEN OUR DAUGHTER IN MONTHS Things are good between us and we’re more or less stable. We just want our family back. The problem is that we’re stable enough to take care of ourselves and our daughter, but we are NO WHERE NEAR capable of dealing with the thousands of dollars of legal fees his mother is throwing at as. She can afford this and she KNOWS that we can’t, so she’s calling for absolutely everything that requires more money to make us look as bad as possible. We are in a hardcore custody battle for the daughter who should already be with us. THE SECOND that CPS said there were no concerns with us at all, she should have IMMEDIATELY been placed back in our care, but that did not happen. This war has been going on for far too long. We want our Lydia back so bad. We miss her so much. We just want her home. Please please please help.