Some Ohio parents have been in the situation where their child has been taken from them for some reason or another. Many of these parents vow to do whatever they can to regain child custody. The father of a 5-year-old boy who was recently removed from his care has stated he will focus on upcoming child custody court appearances to get his son back.

With no mention of the child’s mother, a report told the story of the father who was living with his son in a tent in an encampment of other homeless people. He said it was not always like that, back before the house where they were living burned down and before he lost the job he had. Now, however, the tent is the roof over their heads and the father goes out to look for odd jobs during the day, leaving the boy with someone else in the camp.

When a picture of the boy went viral on social media, a woman offered to keep him day or night while the father worked but that was when Child Protective Services got involved. Even though it was 17 years ago, the woman had a CPS case against her and was not allowed to have a child stay overnight. Once that fact was discovered by police, they took the boy from the home. Although the father’s heart is broken for the confusion he knows his son is experiencing, he is going to work to get the home his son deserves so the two can be reunited.

The road in a child custody battle can be long and exhausting, but it is so worth it for family members who love each other. When challenging the state in a hearing, having a skilled attorney is invaluable. There are attorneys in Ohio who will make sure every needed detail of the case will be effectively communicated before a judge.