My name is Reshemah Lawes and this is a picture of my daughter Marshanay Woodbine. Last October her father picked her up at the gate and since then has refused to return her. While I was pregnant, I went through a lot as this man refused to help me. I had to do everything on my own for years, it was in 2015 that he told me he wanted to add his name to her birth certificate cause he wanted to get her visa. I tried to put him on child support, he did nothing.
Now this man is taking me to court for my child, he told the judge he is the one who has been taking care of the child from birth, I have documents to prove otherwise ( pictures/report cards) but d judge refuse to see me evidence and allows him to keep the child until our next court date May 27. The order is for me to see the child for 4 hr every Friday and I have not seen or spoken to my child. I am worried for my daughter, has she is not use to this man, every time she is to go around him she usually cries and is always saying she doesnt want to go back. I usually encourage her as I wanted her to have a relationship with her dad. I have been to numerous police stations, they have said they cant help me because he is her father. I cannot afford a lawyer and legal aids arent as free as people say. I have not been able to sleep, I cant eat and I cry everyday. I am not the only person that is affected, my two other daughters are as well. This man says he is untouchable every time try to call its a bagga badwords in my ears. Every Friday I turn up at sovereign and he does not show up. He is the owner of J&J Garage. I need help