A mother of four, who lost two of her children through a nasty custody battle with their father, is asking the authorities to intervene because she said she hasn’t seen them since 2010.
Heather Warrington of Calibishie said in August 2011 a magistrate ruled that she was an unfit mother and granted full custody to their father.
The distressed mother said the magistrate ruled that she was entitled to visiting rights on weekends however, according to her, their father has prevented that.
Warrington told Dominica News Online she wants the relevant authorities to intervene because she misses her children.
“I didn’t have a permanent home before and I really moved from house to house. However government gave me a home and it is properly equipped with all the necessary facilities. They (government) pay the rent, water, electricity and they give me a stipend every month,” she explained.
Warrington sad further that she also provide domestic services for several persons and she is quite capable of taking care of her children.
“My problem is the father just won’t let me see them. Everything I know about them since 2011, is people who tell me. I went to see them once and he prevented me from even getting a glimpse of them. I miss my children,” she explained.
Warrington said their father filed for full custody after she took him to court for child support.
“My problem is not even with the fact that he has the children. My problem is that I haven’t seen them for years and I feel like I am losing my mind,” she said.
She pointed out that she has never neglected her children and she said she has received reports that they are not receiving the best of care.
“I hear they always on the streets and looking untidy” she said.
Warrington is currently speaking with legal aid lawyers in an effort to have the judge’s decision on visitation rights enforced.
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