I hear from many of my former clients these days, and I am so glad to hear what’s going on in their lives. Some of them have been able to move on with their lives, and even give thanks for the horrendous past that taught them so much. Others are still in the struggle, one which spans from five to ten years. They have given their very lives to get back their children after losing custody to abusive fathers. They have fought to prove allegations of sexual abuse, and in some cases they were imprisoned for their tenacity.
They have stood their ground before corrupt judges and therapists who mis-evaluated their children. They have lost years of their children’s lives.
There is no explaining these very real situations, except to say that justice for children can be difficult to achieve. It is far too common for the courts to believe the testimony of a father and to dismiss the cries of children that say they have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused.
Today there is a comprehensive account of the case of one of my clients on the front page of the Log Cabin Democrat. (http://thecabin.net/news/2015-07-19/that-is-not-my-role#.Vau_MEr3arU)
She is still fighting the corrupt and flawed system. She still does not have her children.
I am extremely proud of her loving tenacity and her unending quest for justice. I could do absolutely nothing tangible to help her beyond listening and caring.
I pray for the day when our family courts will respect the rights of children and really listen to their cries for help. As it currently stands, children have no voice and no vote. They have no control of their own destiny.
Let us listen closely to their voices and challenge the justice system that harms them. Let us help make the world a beautiful place for children.