The following message is a petition to help Noah get back into a loving home. Please read.
When Noah was 3 and younger he loved his mom. He never had any problems going back to her house after a visit with me. (his father) Me and his mom never fought and rarely had disagreements. In Fall of 2008, when Noah was 4, that all changed. Noah's mom started dating a man. Noah started having strange behavior. Things such as crying histarically when his mom came to pick him up. He'd say he hated her. Which me and my wife tried making him stop saying that. He was hitting himself and calling himself stupid. We eventually found out that they were paddling him. We are all for discipline but to discipline a 4 year old to such extremes especially when he listens better than most kids, is ridiculous. Over the years the paddling got worse along with name calling, pushing, hitting, kicking, punches, leaving him alone at home/with his siblings(1 year old and 2 year old), and making him wear clothes that were innappropriate for weather. His mom started becoming rude with me and disagreeing with almost everything. These past years have been hard waiting for significant signs of abuse to turn into dcfs. Early Decemeber of 2011 the lostant librarian called dcfs because Noah tried to return a movie with out the case. She told him she was gunna have to call his mother. Noah said, "NO! She'll beat me". DCFS made a visit to his mom and stepdad. And they told them they needed to throw the paddle away and not to use it. Well, 3 weeks later Decemeber 24th Noah came to visit us with welts on his butt and thighs. Perfect paddle marks. Noah said he got in trouble because he was supposed to write 300 sentences but he wrote 200. So his stepdad paddled him while his mother allowed it. Me and my wife got an order of protection against both of them. And Noah finally got to move in with us. But only for a month. The next court date he was told he had to move back with his mom because she didn't put the bruises on him. But his stepdad had to move out and could not be around him. Over the past 9 months Noah has been left alone(unfounded in dcfs) sometimes with his siblings, sometimes by himself, or he goes to the park by himself while he hangs out/talks to complete strangers. One time we couldn't find him for a half hour because she let him go to the park by himself(video proof of this). He was found a block or two away talking to adult strangers. She is constantly calling him names, hitting and pushing him. Just a month ago, Noah came to us with bruises on his arms and slight mark on his head. She had twisted his arm and punched him. Says Noah. Again, DCFS was called but the bruises weren't significant.
Noah is not one to lie. He knows and we always tell him that he can't give us false information because we can get in trouble. But still there was nothing we could do. On August 12. His step dad was allowed to move back in, even after pleading guilty. Since that monday, only a few days later, Noah said his step dad called him names. Nothing changed.
We don't want Noah hurt anymore. All he wants is to be treated right and to feel loved. I don't want anything to end up getting worse.
We believe that this abuse is being looked past by representaives of the state of Illinois, and that in the end it will have serious physical and emotional consequences for Noah. To put a child at such risk is life threatening and unconstitutional. Noah has rights too!
The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States ensures every man, woman, and CHILD has their unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As citizens, we are bound by the law of our land to guarantee that childrens rights are held sacred. We, who are parents, believe that it is our primary responsibility out of love, justice, and integrity to ensure the basic necessities for our children are met, Including :freedom from hunger, freedom from danger, freedom from neglect, and freedom from the elements. Protecting them especially in their early years can have long-term effects that extend throughout their lives. The early years of childhood are vital to Noahs development and future ability to learn and thrive as a responsible caring adult.
As his parent, I will do everything in my power to get Noah in a safe, stable, and LOVING home!!
By signing this petition you are agreeing that the best interest for Noah would be living with his me.
Thank you for any and all support!