I am looking to set up a charity to help single dads that have been deliberately left off the birth certificate and help them to gain access to there son or daughter as i do not want any one that wants to be part of there childs life to go through what i have this year.
Me and my now ex girlfriend decided to start a family we were unmarried, but a few days after the birth she decided to leave and move back to her parents after a 4 year relationship, She lied to me and registered my son choose his first name and her surname, I was unable to see my son for the first 8 months of his life as i had no legal responsibility to be able to see him because of the birth certificate.
I filed to court to obtain this which has taken the best part of a year and so far £7,000 I have missed his first Christmas and now first birthday and have gone through hell to try and be a father to the son i desperately want to see.
I have had to sell my car to fund this and have had to sell and give up half the house her even though she has never even lived here.
I do not want any one else to have to go through what i have this last year with still no end in sight. I have since got on the birth certificate and now get to see my son for 1 hour a week it is all so unfair.
I am looking at starting a charity to try and help people in my position get the advise and help they require in all aspects of the matter as i know how emotional this time is. I have been lucky i could sell things to raise the money required but i want to help those who want to be in there childs life but just can not raise the money required.
The money I'm looking to raise will help start the charity. I hope to be able to help other people in my position as i have found there is not much help out there for a father fighting to see their child. If i can just help even i person see there child or even save 1 life from the depression of this situation then that would be amazing.
Many Thanks in advance any one that donates will be kept informed of the charity in the set up phase and will be keep informed of how the money is helping individuals along the way.