Help me be a DAD!
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In a day and age where there are more absentee fathers than ever before, I have a chance to change that for one amazing little girl...

In a day and age where there are more absentee fathers than ever before, I have a chance to change that for one amazing little girl.

A few weeks ago, I was informed that I may have a daughter that just turned 5. Her name is Heaven, and I have been on an emotional rollercoaster ever since, falling in love with a child that I have never met, through facebook pictures and stories from her mom. Personally, whatever the mother's reasons for keeping it from me do not matter to me. I am just happy she finally reached out, and I now possibly have a chance to know my daughter, and for her to know me.

Let me start by saying that I was given up at birth by my biological father who didnt want his parental rights, and adopted when I was 8 by a man I was fortunate enough to call "Dad". I know how this feels to a child, and I want nothing more than to be there for my daughter in EVERY way that I can be.

The situation is very complex, and although I know we are supposed to go into as much detail as we can on these campaigns, some things are better left in private. Part of the situation I can go into is that Heaven currently lives with her aunt and uncle out of state. They have made their intentions clear that they do not want to lose her, and that we are going to have to go through the courts if I ever want to have access to my daughter.

I have spoken with an attorney and they told me that even though we have a long (1yr+), and expensive road (minimum $8K up to 10K+) ahead, that it is a very winnable case, and that one day I can really get a chance to be involved in her life. It will come in stages - Paternity tests, Legitimation, etc that each have their own expenses.

I dont normally ask for help, as for everyone that knows me, knows that I am usually the first person to offer some one else a hand... This is difficult to ask for assistance, but attorney's are not cheap, and I was not prepared to spend $8-10K to be able to get to know my daughter.

Anything helps. EVERYTHING is appreciated. Even if its moral support to get through this emotional time.

Although I regret that Ive missed the first 5 years of her life, I hope to be a huge part of it from this point forward.

Please help me be a Dad, and fight for my rights as a parent to get to know this amazing little girl...

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