Hi, my name is Bryanna and I'm afraid the State of Florida has me up for sale. You see, my mom's ex-husband adopted me when I was almost 7, but they separated when I was 10. He was in the Navy during most of that time so we didn't see him much but when he was home all he did was yell at us and hurt my mom, and yes I saw it. More than once. He would send me to my room saying I got mom all the time & he needed to spend time with her. There was no family time. There were no happy occasions. Anything that should have been happy, he worked extra-hard to make my mom cry. I just want him to leave us alone. I never want to see him again. He made up a story about having a baby with his girlfriend in Mexico and then accused my mom of kidnapping it - not once, but twice with the Jacksonville Sherriff's Office and when that didn't work, he filed a report with the FBI. They got him to admit there never was a baby but have not done anything about the false report. He is crazy and he keeps trying to say my mom has brainwashed me. I have had to see two counselors that I don't need because he isn't getting someone to say that she did. Apparently I am now going to have to see a third one. I don't want or need to see a third one. I wish I could have my own attorney that would say this isn't right and I shouldn't have to be in counseling. The 2 counselors I saw already know that. They also both know that I feel this way because of how he acted. I don't want anything to do with him because of him. His last words to me the last time I saw him on January 10, 2010 when I called 911 because he was hurting my mom were "[email protected] YOU! YOU [email protected] LITTLE B!TCH! YOU MADE YOUR CHOICE!! YOU WILL NEVER GET ANOTHER [email protected] THING FROM ME!!" Would you want to see him? This isn't the only horrible thing he said to me and I don't know what he would have done to me if my mom hadn't gotten in his way because he was coming at me as he said that. I was almost as scared as I was the night he called me drunk and I thought he had killed her. I have never been more scared in my life than I am of him. This custody battle has nothing to do with me. He just wants to hurt my mom and if he wins, I will spend every minute trying to runaway to get back to my mom, if he doesn't kill me first. I am in real danger and NO ONE but my mom, her fiance and my first counselor will listen to me. No one but my mom, her fiance and my first counselor are trying to protect me from this horrible man. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help me. Thank you for your time.
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Children should have a voice. We should be entitled to at least basic human rights. As a minor, in the State of Florida, however, I am not. I should be covered under our Constitution which says...
Children should have a voice. We should be entitled to at least basic human rights. As a minor, in the State of Florida, however, I am not. I should be covered under our Constitution which says we are all created equal. As a minor in the State of Florida, I am not. I should know I have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The State of Florida says even though I will be 15 in December of 2012, I am entitled to none of those freedoms. I am hoping your signature will be my voice and the judge over my mother's custody fight for me will see by doing anything but leaving me with my mom is completely wrong. I am terrified of the man she was married to and even though he adopted me, I never meant anything to him. He is using me and this case to hurt my mom. He was horrible to us when he was here. Please save my life by signing this and helping me stay with my mom. Thank you.