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My friend, Squirrel is very worried about her sister right now.
She lives in USA and has been there a long time. Originally, she followed an American man that she'd met, who happened to be married, but split from his wife (or so she believed).
It is the usual story....... she became pregnant with his child and they set up home together
in the States and had a son, Zac, who is now school-aged.
I am not going to judge them, why should I? It happened and cannot be reversed.
After some time, things started to go wrong between the two of them and the man left Lynne and went back to his wife.
Being an American citizen, the boy's father had overall say in where Lynne's son went and the boy is not allowed out of the country and possibly out of the State they live in, though Lynne does have custody of him. This is making Lynne a virtual prisoner.
The father wants custody of Zac and his wife wants to adopt him.
It looks like they stand a good chance of this happening because Lynne has discovered that she has breast cancer and has no health insurance.
Zac, being an American citizen and a child, is fully insured, but Lynne simply couldn't afford to pay for her own health insurance.
As she is a British Citizen, Lynne could get free treatment for her cancer over here, but of course she cannot bring her son back and will not leave him. So now she would sooner die than lose her son, but by dying she will lose him anyway and I'm sure her son would rather have her alive.
This is a terrible state of affairs and what I want to know is..... all my American readers......., what do other people do over there, who find themselves in this situation? Surely it can't be that unusual? I really cannot get my head round it.