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I have a 3 year old daughter, who was wrongly taken from me

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I have a 3 year old daughter, who was wrongly taken from me by Child Welfare. It started when my hip failed while I was holding Lily. I went to the hospital just in case either of us were hurt. I was let go but they found that Lily had a fractured wrist and called Child Welfare. They said that an infant's wrist could not be broken by anything but abuse. They put my daughter into custody. The next day at court, they admitted that they had done wrong because they had found that she had been diagnosed with Rickets, which is what caused her wrist to break. They decided because I had not finished my parenting classes and was living with her dad, so he could not "protect" her, to keep her in custody. Lily's dad requested a case worker that spoke spanish and that case worker told us that we would never get her back while we were dating, so we split. While I was given 1 hr/wk to see Lily, he was given almost immediate custody. I feel as if I was discrimnated against for not being hispanic.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question. You can file for custody here in the U.S. regardless of wher the child is. For all you know he is lying to you. At any rate he will have to produce the child if you are awarded custody. If no then you file contempt on him here. The court may award you custody here. You are going to need an Oregon lawyer here to file and argue on oyur behalf..

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