Hello, my name is Kieran H., I am crowdfunding on behalf of Charlie T. my partner. TL:DR; Charlie’s parents are trying to remove their parental rights due to them being a member of the LGBTQ community.
They are of the opinion that being gay or non binary means our household is highly sexualized, and unsafe for children. After much running around, and doing a ton of footwork on our own we found a lawyer willing to work with us. Even if you cannot donate, please share.
The more eyes we have on this the more likely we will be to reach our goal. And get our mini human home.
Wednesday afternoon, 09/19/18 Charlie drove back to the state in which we have to pursue any of this legal battle from. Charlie arrived 09/20/18 prior to the court house opening and waited. Once opened, Charlie filed for protective orders against both of the grandparents on behalf of the child remaining in their household. Charlie also field to dissolve the guardianship. Next Charlie went to the police station of the town in which their parents reside and filed fraud charges for the guardianship which was sent off to the city attorney.
The afternoon of Thursday, the judgement was returned that there was a protective order in place against Charlie’s father: he is not allowed alone with the child still in their care nor is he allowed to discipline the child in any way. However no protective order was in place against Charlie’s mother, nor was the guardianship dissolved.
We are asking for help with legal funds at this time, the lawyer we are working with requires a retainer of $1000.00 and charges $150 an hour. This is going to be a long and hard battle for us. But we are in it for the long haul. It is not right nor fair to take someone’s children away simply because they are a member of the LGBTQ community.
Their stance is that our house is highly sexualized and we are SEXUALIZING the children. This is a ludicrous idea, perpetuated by their church and their prejudice. We are also aware they are receiving a significant amount of support from their community and church, as they have stated multiple times that several people involved are Elders in the church.