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1/17/15 12:15 A

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Welcome! Glad to have you with us. I respect you 110% because of what you've gone through and still currently doing. It's amazing. Raising children is tough, PERIOD. But raising kids on your own, with no financial help, and the father (the adoptive one) doesn't even acknowledge them, send birthday cards, ask them how they're doing, etc, that's definitely a big deal. You are basically being both mom and dad, and sometimes one of those jobs feels impossible, but two is enough to make you crazy! I'm very happy for you that you've been able to locate him and even though you're children are older, it still helps to get that long awaited and long deserved support. Congrats to you and keep up the amazing job!

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1/16/15 1:51 P

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Hi there! I am a bit of a different kind of single parent, because my daughters are 19 and 20 now. But I'm very, VERY single. My first husband - their biological dad - passed away 16 years ago. My second husband - their adoptive dad - has 100% deserted all three of us since the divorce. He deserted us not only financially, but physically. He moved out of the province without telling us, and has completely cut off what little communication he had with the girls since remarrying and having a biological child.

I am joining this group because I got good news today, and realized that I still do need some support. I'm still alone as a parent. My girls may be adults, but they are students and young, and still rely on me for finances, advice, and just to be there. The good news I got was that the private investigator I was forced to hire has tracked him down. YAY!!! Now Maintenance Enforcement will be able to enforce child support and spousal support...which he is about $8000 behind on. I don't even want the arrears, just the child support going forward would be wonderful. Both the girls are in university, and one is in a very intensive program in another city - she can't afford the time to work so I support her 100%. Tough to do on a administrative assistant's salary.

Thanks for letting me spew that long introduction. It feels good to share it with people who understand the challenges of raising a child alone...not just people who hate my ex-husband and only want to bad-mouth him.
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