Weʼve raised £0 to use the funds to fight for access and parental rights to my daughter who I have never met.
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Closed on Monday, 15th October 2018
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Above all I want to be a part of my daughters life... she is 4 years old.. we have never even met.
Her mother and I separated after 12 months together in very unusual fashion when she failed to return to finish her university degree in the UK where we lived together, after what was supposed to be a brief visit to see her parents in their homeland of Czech Republic in November of '13. We were both aware she was pregnant before she left as we had planned to have our first child, her visit home was partly to celebrate her pregnancy but from this moment on it has been an ongoing emotional and psychological struggle for me.
What followed was months of pleas from me for communication and information regarding the health and safety of her and my unborn child. For months I had to endure her indecision's about blame, herself, me her parents and then came discussions of abortion and that was thwarted after her parents reminded her she had a heart condition and could die from abortion drugs. All this time I am trying to balance my feeling towards loosing my partner as I really didn't want her to abort my first child and I loved her, so being the man my mother raised me to be I was sympathetic and cared about the effects and changes to her life having a child would be. I gave her space to think however 2 weeks before Christmas day she contacted me and after an onslaught of negativity because she disagreed with my concerns I was told that she had miscarried with our child and she wouldn't ever want to be contacted again for chance of reminder. I respected her wishes and I mourned the loss of my first child alone. She then contacted me in Feb '14 to say it had been a lie
She gave birth in 2014 to a beautiful baby girl, I was not named on the birth certificate and I have not been allowed any say whatsoever about any part of her life including her birth name and it has been a struggle to say the least to have any access to my child, with my last ability to communicate, via a short skype call with the mother being summer '15 where I saw my daughter alive for 60 seconds, for the very first and last time.
I am 42 years old, born in the UK and I was one of the many people effected badly after the banking crash of '07-'08, and again like many others I have still yet to recover from it in a financial sense, and like many other probably never in a spiritual sense either. I have worked nearly all my life with a few health issues on the way and now, with the ever looming uncertainty of my rights in the EU after our government reaches a decision on brexit I feel I need to move forward with gaining my legal rights.
I continue every Xmas and on her birthday to send parcels of gifts and money to the only address I have for her which I believe to be her parents address. Not a single day goes by that I wish I could fight for my rights, my legal rights to be in contact with my daughter and sadly the main reason for me not doing this is a legal and financial battle. I have no immediate family to rely on and this battle is my own, I am no legal wizard and even as I write this I am learning which ways to go about getting a result that suits both myself and my ex partner so I can only guesstimate at the costs. I just know I would hate to get close to having access to my child only to run out of money. After doing research I have read some people paying up to £12,000 for the solicitors alone so below I will try my best to list things I intend to use the funds raised for and If anybody has any advice before i start it would be very much appreciated
• Solicitors fee's in both UK and Czechia
• Applying for court orders in both the UK and Czechia courts
• Child access and continued contact arrangement's
• Birth certificate name change (possible blood test if contested)
• Help With Access To My Child during and after court proceedings.
• Travel Costs
I am embarrassed to even be here, asking you, a perfect stranger to help my cause... but I see no other way and every day I don't see my daughter is another day of her not having her father
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