I wasn’t too sure starting a Kidjacked Facebook page was going to be a good idea but it’s been working incredibly well. People are asking questions and interacting to share valuable information, they are organizing state and local groups.
Just today a good question was asked on Facebook…
How do you go about getting the media involved or filing a lawsuit?
Please someone help me I have been fighting to get my daughter back for over three years. No allegations of abuse or neglect – I simply left my daughter with my husband and they told him they could take her on the basis that we were married after she was born and he didn’t have proof of paternity on him.
We are still in a suspended TPR/reunification after taking their ‘deals’ of not going to trial earlier with the promise she would come home 2 years ago. I need my daughter home! The potential adoptive mother met her in her daycare. Isn’t that illegal, if she wasn’t a foster/adoptive home beforehand, and isn’t related to her? That is a law I know for sure in some states.
Please help me they lie and lie and lie to me and refuse to let her come home, when they are the ones preventing her from coming home, there has never been one safety issue whatsoever.
Several responses were offered up for the desperate mother. I offered up my own response to address a portion of her question, “How do you go about getting the media involved?”
- Write a concise article, detailing the facts.
- Have a trusted well-educated friend or acquaintance proof read it for grammar & spelling.
- Write a press release – paying attention to length.
- Write a brief introduction and collect names, email addresses and phone numbers of media people. Be sure to check for recent articles on the topic and contact a reporter who is interested in these type of “human interest” type stories.
- Then just keep at it. Once you have good copy and a good list, it’s simply a matter of numbers.
- Then post your story to your own blog at my.kidjacked.com and share your blog with the world. I’m happy to feature any well-written blog on Kidjacked home page and the news sections.
- You can’t skip any of these steps if you wish to have the best chances of success. We have resources within the CPS reform community, to help make your story a headline but we must be smart about it.
The system only works as well as it does by making us feel isolated and alone. The powers that be (CPS, Family Court, etc…) like to keep us fighting an uphill battle for as long as they can. Some people get angry and refuse to cooperate, often only making matters worse for themselves and their children. Once you begin to recover your strength (after their one-two punch) and begin to work your case, you should begin to look for support.
United we stand, divided we fall. We can’t stand alone, we must have a strong support community and that is exactly what we need to build.