Help my kids come back home

Help my kids come back home

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Natalie Valenzuela started this petition to Kern county probate department and

 My name is Natalie Valenzuela and I am requesting for the public’s help with a probate guardianship case that I’m battling that began on  Monday May 5th 2014.  I received a phone call from a attorneys secretary on Friday May 2nd stating that I was to attend a court appearance involving my kids , Me being completely confused asked the secretary what was the court date for and who is taking me to court she then stated that’s all I can tell you is that the court date and time and the court room number .  I then began to panic not knowing what I was about to face or even who could possibly be taking me to court being that I was a single mother of 3 boys who’s fathers were completely out of the picture.  Granite I received the phone call on a Friday at 4 pm and the court date was the following Monday so therefore I had no resources to prepare myself for what I was about to face,  I appear for my court hearing 15 minutes early to see my mother and her husband sitting outside talking with their lawyer who then approached me with court documents and stated you are being served,  keep in mind this is 15 minutes before my court appearance as I’m reading the allegations as to why I am being served with a guardianship petition from my mother the women who raised me in a toxic environment as a child.  Being that I am a single mother who was living pay check to paycheck and no family from my biological fathers side and very few relatives from my mothers side who are not very stable healthy people it left me with little to no resources on how to represent myself in court I didn’t know what to say or even how to answer any of the questions I was being asked by my mothers lawyer, I didn’t even know my rights or even the fact that I was wrongly served with a untimely matter to be able to prepare myself ,  all of these things show that because of my lack of knowledge and lack of financial ability to pay for a lawyer I was completely targeted by my own mother who was able to pay for a lawyer With her husband’s income.  The allegations were things like me being financially  unstable and moving from place to place,  Me having 3 children by 3 different fathers, I was accused of using drugs during my pregnancy which was hearsay and even as far as my own mother taking a picture of a drug pipe stating she found in my apartment which was false. The judge Then approved a emergency order for my kids to be with my mother and also required me to do a immediate drug screen The same day which I agreed and it came back completely negative,  Now keep in mind that this all took place on a Monday I was notified of a emergency court hearing the Friday before so I had no time to prepare myself for any of this let alone to prepare myself if I was so called using drugs Yet still the judge removed my kids that same day And I asked what do I do how will I be able to see my kids ? The Judge then stated she was unable to give me legal advice and that I have to go to the law library if I need help.  I was completely torn and helpless not knowing What my kids were about to go through and there was nothing I can do to help. I went to the law library they suggested I file a objection to the guardianship and also file for visitation,  the day of the objection and visitation hearing the judge gave us another court date because the objection wasn’t ready for hearing so we proceeded only with the visitation and the visitation was set to Be only supervised visits due to the allegations my mother was accusing me of,  so that was set in July 2014  after each supervised visit was over and my mother would come to pick up my kids and my son who at the time was just 4 years old would hold me tightly as he cried sometimes he would even hide so she couldn’t find him to take him back, my mother even stated in court that my same son would wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming and she said she believed that it was due to whatever trauma my son was enduring while in my custody, which my son had Previously never had any of those issues  while in my care, it was clearly obvious my son was suffering from the affects of this whole situation,  it didn’t take long before my mother started asking me to babysit my own kids so she can go on trips and outings with her husband and friends, so me desperately wanting to see my kids any chance I can would agree to having my kids any time she asked,  This was all during the time where i was only able to see them During supervised visits due to my mothers request cause remember she stated I was completely unstable and unfit, but yet I wasn’t unfit to watch my kids for her for 3 consecutive days and nights while she went on a vacation,  or even while her and her husband went out of the country for 2 weeks and the kids were in my care.  So after my mom allowing me more time more frequently with my kids I began to develop a relationship with her and for some reason trusted her and her reasons as to why she wanted guardianship if my children, so when our court trial came she talked me into going to mediation so we can come up with a agreement amongst ourselves.  In the mediation room she mentioned to me that I should not go through with my objection and for me to allow her to maintain guardianship of my kids but that it would be on paper only so that if anything was to ever happen to me my kids wouldn’t have to go into foster care she also stated that I would be free to see the kids whenever I wanted to.  Me being a single mother and my kids fathers or family  weren’t in the picture at all I fell into her trap and didn’t proceed with my objection not knowing she did all of this to prolonged the situation like she said (ON PAPER)  so things were going great My kids were able to be home With me most of the time until me and my other would have a disagreement she would “punish” me by not allowing me to see my kids,  withhold me from even speaking to my kids on the phone so I was forced to only stick with what the court ordered agreement allowed, I then filed a petition for termination of guardianship then was granted 7 consecutive days on and 7 consecutive days off with my kids while being required to randomly drug screen whenever my mother would ask, so I was told to practice this for a year to gradually transition them back home .  So when the time came for our court hearing trial my mother talked my 15 year old teenage son to turn against me in court by bribing him with material things and freedom to do as he pleases because keep in mind he Is a teenager who struggles with drugs and doesn’t want to follow my household rules, so therefore he testifies on my mother’s behalf who was now accusing me of having anger issues which was false.  So now the testimony of my own son who was bribed by my mother affected the decision of my termination of guardianship petition. I am begging for your help as a mother and my 2 younger sons unheard voices to please help save them from the life of destruction due to these overlooked circumstances, help Remove my kids from a person who only wants them for a welfare pay check and tax purposes and help   bring them back to their mother who Loves and  cares about them and their well being. 

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