Give unmarried mothers full custody if fathers are incarcerated at birth
  • Petitioned U.S. Senator, U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama, Hilary clinton

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U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton
U.S. Senator, U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama, Hilary clinton
North Carolina
Sen. Richard Burr
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Give unmarried mothers full custody if fathers are incarcerated at birth

    1. aleisha baggely
    2. Petition by

      aleisha baggely

      southport, NC

In many cases after a child is born, mothers get what is well known as post partem depression, requiring psychiatric treatment. An unmarried single mother, if the father is not present, or incarcerated has to rely on family of hers, or the fathers to temporarily care for the child. Once the mother is well, the family doesn't particularly want to return the child/infant to its natural mother, and learns that they don't have to because she willingly allowed them to take the child. In cases where the child was taken by the relative out of state, it makes it that much more difficult on the mother to get her child back. Shes required now, to travel back and forth to court, pay court costs, and thousands of dollars to lawyers, making it nearly impossible. A responsibility of filing custody papers has become the mothers responsibility. If the family/temporary caregivers feel as if the child would be in harms way, then the responsibility of filing for custody should be theirs. If they were not granted temporary/full custody, the family is not supposed to have any legal rights to the child, and cannot question, or make decisions to keep the child. Too many mothers throughout the U.S. are losing their children do to the laws already in place. Including myself.  Delorean's Law needs to be put in place, and this needs to be stopped. If a mother can lose her child in such a way, then their is no need to stop illegal adoptions, or criminals who kidnap pregnant women and take their child once its born. As of now, this country is saying mothers hold no value, no rights, and deserve no respect. This is not acceptable. 

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    • Mia Savage NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Absent fathers can petition the courts post release, but some never bother. Single mothers need have the rights upon childbirth to protect and care for her child.

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    • Connie Ross CHARDON, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm currently in a custody battle and over a verbal argument my ex has temporary custody. He turns 6 Tues and up till Jan. of this year I had him and now they look at me and my husband like criminals even though my husband helped me raise him since like 16 months old so I feel for you here and totally agree. It's sad how a mother can be thrown away in an instant rather than trying to help us regain custody and not just letting someone else who was a weekend dad take over like they did everything the whole time they were alive. Totally sad, I'm signing and thinking of making my own petition as well.

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    • Joan George ANDERSON, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      Give unmarried mothers full custody if fathers are incarcerated! In many cases after a child is born, mothers get what is well known as post partem depression, requiring psychiatric tranent. An unmarried single mother, if the father is not present, or incarcerated has to rely on family of hers, or the fathers to temporarily care for the child. Once the mother is well, the family doesn't particularly want to return the child/infant to its natural mother, and learns that they don't have to because she willingly allowed them to take the child. In cases where the child was taken by the relative out of state, it makes it that much more difficult on the mother to get her child back. Shes required now, to travel back and forth to court, pay court costs, and thousands of dollars to lawyers, making it impossible. A responsibility of filing custody papers has become the mothers responsibility. If the family/temporary caregivers feel as if the child would be in harms way, then the responsibility of filing for custody is theirs. If no papers have been filed, the family is not supposed to have any legal rights to the child, and cannot question, or make decisions to keep the child. Too many mothers throughout the U.S. are losing their children do to the laws already in place. Including myself. Delorean's Law needs to be put in place, and this needs to be stopped. If a mother can lose her child in such a way, then their is no need to stop illegal adoptions, or criminals who kidnap pregnant women and take their child once its born. As of now, this country is saying mothers hold no value, no rights, and deserve no respect. This is not acceptable. Please pass Delorean's law, and allow mothers who lost their children to family members of theirs or the fathers, not the courts, to get their children. Stop family members from being able to keep children. Temporary is not permanent.

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