A true story from Hennepin County, 4th Judicial District, Minnesota…
I was a loving mother and primary caregiver of two children until forcibly separated due to an unjust family court order. I have continued to fight for the return of my children, and restoration of my parental rights for over a decade.
I use the handle “Emily Court” but my real name is Lynn. In April 2006, I was physically assaulted during an incident of domestic abuse and forced to flee my home with two small children--both suffering from PTSD due to years of abuse at the hands of their father. The children and I were homeless for 18 months before being able to secure permanent housing. We went from living in our minivan and in shelters to finally securing a real home. Ultimately, the children were denied their family, home and place of safety by the corrupt and unjust family court,who gave sole custody to the identified perpetrator of abuse, father, Martin.
After I fled the home, the abuser, Martin, threatened he would retaliate against me by taking full custody of the children, he said he will do this because “I want you to know how it feels to be hurt“. My family has been involved in ongoing family court litigation since 2006 in Hennepin County, 4th Judicial District, Minnesota. I will continue to fight to keep my children safe, and to bring them home where they belong–safe, loved and protected.
Daycare worker documents my children are playing “Call 911, Daddy’s here!”
My children and I used to be a close and loving family, who enjoyed spending time together going to church, going on adventures or playing board games. I say “used to” because the forced separation and alienation has damaged our bond, and I don’t think my kids even know what a mother is or what a mother does. The unjust court order only gives me one visit a mother AND requires that I beg Martin for any additional parenting time (he refuses to allow more visits).
My family is supported by a loving circle of family and friends, who continue to pray that these children will be returned home, and that justice will prevail.
Outside of family court, I am also an active volunteer in the community. My hobbies include photography, writing, cooking & genealogy. I am currently working on a memoir called “Until Prayers are Answered”.
Child 1, male: Intelligent, with a strong interest in science and math since childhood. As a child, his dream was to become an inventor and create products that will help people improve their lives (and he will give a portion of the proceeds to charity). He loves going on adventures–exploring parks, historical sites or getting lost on back roads (all great places to learn new things!). He laughs as Mom always manages to get lost on these adventures. Child 1 is very thoughtful, and gives Mom hugs so tight she can barely breathe! Child 1 has aged out of the system but due to the alienation he experienced, has not returned home.
Child 2, female: Child 2 is creative, outgoing, excels in anything dramatic (music, dancing, acting, art). Her dream is to become a teacher or a mommy. Child 2 is excels in anything artistic; she especially loves to write, draw and take photographs. She has also has a heart for animals, and caring for them. Child 2 has a good sense of humor, and is known for her quick witted comments and sending funny text messages. Child 2 when Mom styles her hair and make-up, but she is also a bit of a tomboy–loud and daring!
(Not involved in this custody dispute)
Child 3, male: The baby of the family, Child 3 i=adores his older siblings and is sad that he cannot spend time with them very often. He is an avid Lego build, and enjoys EDM music. Child 3 is outgoing with a happy personality. His favorite food is Chinese buffet. He loves to read books and draw, especially with “Sissy”.
Child 2 is especially close to Lil Brother 3–she carries him, holds his hand in the grocery store so he won’t wander away & snuggles with him during a movie. When snuggled up, Child 3 will put his hand on his sister’s tummy, and lay his head against her chest, he feels safe & loved in her arms.
Child 1 is a protective big brother, researching the latest gadgets to keep lil bro safe or the most educational toys. He will use his allowance to buy special treats for his little brother. Child 1’s funny faces and silly voices always get Child 3 laughing.
Child 3 has really suffered with the loss of his siblings–he cries at the end of visits, and frequently asks for them. He walks around the house pointing to their picture, or holding up the toys they once played with….calling their name into the empty rooms.
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Isaiah 49:25, “…For I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.”