I lost my son and daughter in 2010. I was incarcerated and my mom got temp custody. I always kept a relationship with them, (as much as she will let me). In 2012 When I got out I went to juvenile court and was supposed to get a case plan but her lawyer never responded to me. I put myself in rehab and while I was there I received a letter to go to court because my mo mom was trying to adopt my two children. I tried to call a lawyer but he said that he did not think I would need a lawyer because I could not loose my rights in superior court. Well we ended up in front of a judge who was a family friend of my moms and he did not listen to anything I had to say and did not let me request a lawyer. He took my parental rights saying I would never change. I had just gotten married and was pregnant. I still lost my kids but not my unborn baby. My mom will not let me see my children or have any contact. My baby is a year old now and I raise him. How can they take my older two because I am unfit but I am raising a baby? I am graduating college and work with women who are going through similar situations but defax is involved and they all get a case plan. I never had a defax case. I do not understand how I could get treated like this. My grandmother has recently told me that my son is having some behavioral and mental problems. She says he feels abandoned and hurt by me. I know he needs me in his life. What can I do? Can I get my rights back? I just want what is best for them. I kept thinking my mom would let me see them. She gave me a letter last Christmas at a family function that said I could not allow my older children to call me mom and could not allow them to refer my baby as their brother. She also states that she will allow me to see them if I call first but I call every other day but she never answers. I feel like because I did not have money and she knew the judge that she won this case. I feel like I was done wrong by the justice system. I tried to be ok with her having them and tried telling myself that they would grow up and be ok but now I know they are not happy. I know they need me in their life. I have saved all her crazy letters with all the crazy request. I am in Georgia.
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