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#1 of 4 Old 02-22-2004, 09:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am a mother in the middle of a painful divorce and
> custody case. I have recently completed the
> psychological evaluation process required of parents
> in this situation. Unfortunately, the psychologist
> assigned to my case has recommended that my child's
> father be awarded sole/full custody. I would only
> have visitation and would not be involved in any
> decisions regarding my child.
>
> The psychologist cited reasons for his decision based
> upon a "concern" of my approach to seeking health care
> for my children-My willingness/openness to alternative
> treatment in conjunction with conventional medicine.
> (i.e foregoing erythromycin ointment in eyes at birth
> refusing steroidal injection for my infants eczema, choosing to breastfeed beyond 2 years old, expressing concern over fluoridated water, electing to give immunizations one at a time.)

> I am a bachelors prepared RN, with a Master's degree
> in public health and 2 semesters into a graduate
> midwifery program. My decisions for my children
> were/are arrived at based on research and my
> experience in the health care field. I feel I am
> being attacked for being a conscientious parent.
>
> Please, if you can share research, information
> regarding advocacy groups, put me in touch with other
> women or men for that matter who are experiencing
> similar situation, I would be so appreciative. I may
> have a long journey ahead to maintain custody of my
> child. Please guide me to any resources that may help.
>
> Sincerely,
>kaykay
> woody128@yahoo.com
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That's just terrible. Is there any way for you to get a second opinion? Hire your own psychologist? You and her family will certainly be in my thoughts.

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i am getting a second evaluation. I just want to arm myself with as much info as possible. please forward any info, research, advocacy group info you may be aware of.
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Maybe someone here can help you?

http://www.childcustody.org/

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