You have a young married mother of 5. A college educated and working mother with an excellent evaluation from her place of employment with exemplary high marks at her place of employment and a pillar of her community for many years.
This young mother of 5 is going through a divorce with 5 young impressionable children and trying to also hold down a full time job and a brand new home in her own name that she bought and moved into all on her own during the process of the divorce proceedings with her biological son and youngest daughter living with her along with her eldest 3 legally adopted through Rockdale County, Georgia step – daughter’s whom were adopted in 1999 by and through Honorable Nation.
On May 27th 2004 there would be a prepared proposed Opinion prepared by Honorable Bills of Rockdale County who was representing Mr. Sasser at the time. This prepared proposed Opinion would go on record as stating that I would have custody of our youngest daughter who is now nearing 17 and that Mr. Sasser was NOT to interfere with the relationship of myself and my 3 legally adopted step – daughter’s that we could see one another at any time we so chose to or saw fit. They were visiting me at my home on Jackson Lake daily and I was still an active part of their lives.
On August 5th 2004 there would be a family violence incident where 2 hospitals that being Northside Hospital in Atlanta and Peachford to diagnose me with marital abuse and both hospitals reported the family violence to The RCSO who closed the horrific case after 2 weeks due to not being able to locate me. I was still in the hospital being treated for my injuries and pain and suffering along with Codependency classes for being enabler to Mr. Sasser that all parties including Honorable Bills and Mr. Paul Oeland and the courts were aware of that I was an enabler to Mr. Sasser’s bad hurt’s, habit’s, and hang – up’s and suffered deeply because of it and was receiving therapy. I have a long medical and forensic history that supports many years of marital abuse and family violence against Mr. Sasser. With RCSO closing the case only 2 weeks later Mr. Sasser was not arrested on the battery charges even though Lt. Mr. John Mumford prepared a statement for the court and personally appeared on my behalf at a later date along with the staff of Northside emergency room and The Dekalb Community Service Board and Peachford all on my behalf in Honorable Nation courtroom in Rockdale County to support me and my relationship with my girls. Honorable Nation had already determined in open court and told Mr. Sasser, his family and my girls that we could see each other whenever we wished and that the only child left of concern of the court was our youngest daughter.
I have never had not one single question, hint, suggestion, implication nor accusation as to any remiss, neglect nor abuse towards my children as a mother nor as a wife towards Mr. Sasser in any court or any forum for that matter.
While at Peachford I was diagnosed with marital abuse, marital discord, depression and took Codependency classes as the caregiver and enabler to Mr. Sasser.
The Dekalb County Community Service Board has also diagnosed me with mood disorder due to many years of family violence and concerns over not being able to see my girls. They were present in open court on my behalf as well in Rockdale County.
The adoption in 1999 of my 3 eldest step – daughter’s consisted of the following:
Independent Adoption Report – State of Georgia
I. Verification of allegations contained in the petition
II. Circumstances under which the minor children came to be placed for adoption
III. Whether the proposed adoptive parent is financially, phsically and mentally able to have the permanent custody of the minor child
IV. The physical and mental condition of the minor children to be adopted
V. Whether or not the adoption is in the best interest of the minor children
VI. Suitability of the home to the minor children
VII. Other information – References
Four references were obtained on myself, Leslie Syles, school counselor, Julie Manders, school counselor, Mark Zielenske, family friend, Charles and Dot Sasser. All of the references support the adoption of the minor children by the petitioner, April Christina Fuller Sasser
I then gave birth to our youngest daughter also in 1999.
Graduating Dekalb Technical College in 2002 from the Business/Legal Office Administration program of study and with my Paralegal Certification as well.
I then went on to work as a leasing consultant and contract paralegal to The GA Force where the reason behind leaving that position was and has been confirmed by The State of Georgia Department of Labor due to my leaving work early one day without permission while taking my daughter to the hospital for emergency medical care without permission from my area vice president and leaving work early. This was in 2004 and is of record as well.
Rockdale County kept me from my girls for years due to being a patient at Peachford and my “mental condition” at the time of the divorce.
An abuse victim diagnosed with marital and family violence along with Codependency as the caregiver and enabler.
I have asked myself everyday where were the leaders in Rockdale County that support the fight against marital abuse and domestic violence? Where were they and why were they too busy to support and help me and my girls?
Why was Mr. Paul Oeland too busy to obtain the evidence and facts of the case in order to support and help me and my girls?
I have done a better job in the courtroom Pro Se than with an attorney prior to obtaining Esquire Mr. Matt Ledbetter to help me who has helped me for years now and we have had much and great success in The Alcovy Judicial Circuit in Juvenile Court and Superior Court as well. I have been very please with the decisions of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.
Unfortunately, my girls lives have not been so grand. They have been ruined as a matter of fact with no formal education being allowed to quit with parental consent in high school and having no jobs with multiple children that I thank the State of Georgia for being so kind as to pay for the carrying and labor and delivery and upbringing of my many grandchildren to present date through my girls.
Now presently with my own girls having allegations of child remiss, neglect and abuse against them directed towards their very own children. With NO therapy during the course of the last ten plus years because Mr. Sasser never followed through with counseling and therapy as court ordered and the wishes of the Court.
There have been 1300+ Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001
I am a graduate of CPS training and will be working as a CPS in my very near future. I have spent the last 18 months of my life working as a nursing assistant to the physically and mentally challenged and the elderly.
I have reconciled with my middle eldest daughter Brittany at this point and have been assured and affirmed that all the girls had an excellent childhood and that I was an excellent mother to them all. As she has shared with me in conversation and in text. She has visited me and I have met my grandson’s and have photographs with them from Thanksgiving. She has at this point lost custody of her youngest son and is recovering from a recent drug arrest.
Rockdale County, Conyers, Georgia being the leading cause to their demise.
With no private nor public apology ever to present date and no help in regard to helping to better these young girls lives other than myself.
Where was Rockdale County when we needed them? Why?
And the local attorney’s want to complain about Rockdale County, Conyers, Georgia being one of 10 of the worst places to live in Georgia.
Number 4 being Conyers, GA
Crime Index: 141
Median Income: $41,005
What makes C Town such a crummy place in relation to the rest of the area? For starters, the public schools are the most overcrowded of the bunch. This city quite a bit east of Atlanta is 10th for crime, more than 7% of people here are out of work, and many struggle to pay their bills each month. A whopping 1 in 4 kids lives in poverty here.
Did you know Dakota Fanning grew up here? At least she got her big break and moved away.
The only “good government” that I can place my finger on would be that of Deputy District Attorney Mr. Richard R. Read.
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