Journee Forever Home
Start: Sep 18, 2020 - End: Dec 4, 2020
Hello. My name is Michelle and I am the Guardian-Mother to a beautiful sweet little girl named Journee. Journee has been fully in my care since she was 7 months old, after she had been sold by her biological mother and was molested. My little girl was on 3 different antibiotics for 28 days straight to fight the infections she had developed due to what happened to her poor little body. Her biological mother has not seen her since October 1st, 2018 and I have not heard from her since July 23rd, 2019. I have never received any financial help for Journee’s care, nor has her biological mother attempted at contacting the courts for supervised visits with Journee, in which I as Journee’s Guardian was requiring at the time. But now, I feel that her biological mother should not have any visitation as Journee has no idea who she is, plus making her have to see her may bring back all Journee’s trauma she hS worked hard to overcome at just 2 years old. Journee was diagnosed with PTSD with extreme night terrors and an intense fear of men. She has finally gotten past her night terrors to a point that she can sleep through the night again. She can be in the same room as a guy as long as I am right by her side. She’s been through months of Trauma Therapy, at such a young age..
It is coming up on 2 years since the start of the Guardianship, which then allows me to petition for termination of her biological mother’s rights, as there is no legal father and petition for adoption. I am the only mother Journee knows, my family is the only family she knows, the life that she has is the only one she knows.
In order for all this to take place, since I know her biological mother will not allow me to adopt, I am in need of hiring a Guardianship Adoption Lawyer. After talking to a few, all their pricing is pretty close to each other’s… Being between $6,000 and $7,000. I am asking for help; help at making sure the little girl who I love as my own, can remain in her home, with I and her soon to be baby sibling.
Fund Leader: Michelle Church
Fund Type: Adoptive Parents