Don't break up our family

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I am an Australian citizen an I met my wife Lisa (British Citizen) in Australia when she was travelling, We fell in love but due to her visa expiring I couldn't bare to let her go so I left Australia and came over to the UK with her. We eventually got married in the UK and not long after found out we were having a baby.

I travelled back and fourth from Australia and the UK during the pregnancy which was very hard on both of us. Our son Ellis was born in July 2016 after a complicated birth in which Lisa needed an emergency caesarean and Ellis needed to be resuscitated several times and had a stay in the neonatal unit.

We shortly after applied for Further Leave to Remain on the grounds of compassionate circumstances, Nearly a year later we got the refusal letter for my visa and the home office deeming there weren't compassionate enough circumstances as my wife's family were here and could support her and my son (which they can't because they have medical issues) and she could leave her job and claim benefits to support her and my son, which is just backwards thinking to me, if they were to grant me a visa I would be able to work, pay taxes, support my family and she would not be reliant of benefits. Since I have been here I have not been able to work to support my family and have been at home with our son full time which has been great to get that bond with him but has left it up to my wife who has had to go back to work when our son was 7 months old to support us as we where struggling financially with visa, solicitor, barrister and appeal costs, this has also had a detrimental effect on her relationship with our son as she already had post natal depression after giving birth to our son after a traumatic labour. We have since found out that we are expecting our second child in March 2019 which is amazing but also adds a whole lot more complications to our situation.

After we received our refusal we appealed the decision and received a court date in March 2018, the build up to this was very stressful as you can imagine, We attended the court date only to be told the home office did not come prepared for our case so the court was adjourned until August 2018.

We are so scared that our family is going to be torn apart and my wife is going to be on her own again with our 2 year old son and pregnant. Our son also has autism which is a developmental disorder that makes him very anxious and have many meltdowns where he can't cope with daily tasks so this can be very hard to cope with. All we have ever wanted since we have been together in these 3 years is to be happy and be able to go on with our daily life without the stress of not knowing if our family is going to be able to stay together.

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