Jeannette Cooper has been denied visitation rights with her daughter for the last three years. The reason why? Because she denies that she is transgender, believing that children are too young to make that kind of decision on their own.
During the summer of 2019, Sophia, Jeannette’s daughter, arrived at her dad’s houses for a regular custody visit where she announced she was transgender. Apparently, according to TheBlaze, Sophia’s mom had no clue.
Sophia’s dad then made the claim in court that his daughter was “no longer mentally or emotionally safe” living with her mom. Before all of this, Jeannette had custody of the girl six days and seven nights a week.
“A comprehensive custody investigation was launched. Both of Sophia’s parents underwent psychological testing, home visits, and character evaluations. In addition, interviews were conducted with friends and family who had observed Sophia in the care of her mother,” the report continued.
“Usually, Child Protective Services has a definition of what it means to be ‘unsafe,’ to either be abused or neglected. There was no evidence that I had done anything like that,” Jeannette said in a statement to Independent Women’s Forum.
Though the report is technically confidential, filings in public court do not mention any sort of evidence of abuse. Rather, the report says that Jeannette needed to put in work to understand her daughter’s gender dysphoria.
The mother, grieving the inability to see her child, went on to explain, “The thing that I am clearly not complying with is this concept that good parenting means that you affirm a child’s idea that there is something wrong with them – I’m not willing to do that.”
Here’s more from TheBlaze:
Jeannette considers herself a radical feminist and has voted Democrat all of her life, but she doesn’t align with the party’s view that a child can be trans. She stated, “My child is a girl. I won’t lie to her or anyone else. I think that’s good parenting.”
The court briefly allowed Jeannette to see her child in family therapy. However, Jeannette was told that Sophia’s stepmother, a licensed psychotherapist, was to have access to their private sessions. Jeannette initially objected but was told she would not be able to see her daughter if she disagreed.
“I’m not going to convince my daughter that somehow she is so weak that she cannot hear her birth name,” Jeannette continued.
With therapy over, Jeannette felt pressured and cornered into signing full custody over to Sophia’s father. She cited not wanting to prolong an already lengthy case that was causing stress to both her and Sophia.
The agreement will enable Jeannette to communicate with Sophia, but only by mail. Like it’s the early 1900s or something like that. This is just plain ridiculous.
“My daughter did a normal adolescent thing. She tried something. But there were no guardrails. Nothing stopping her. I’m not mad at my daughter. I’m not disappointed in her. I’m disappointed in the adults that have failed to protect her,’” Jeannette remarked.
While, as of now, Jeannette does not have any right to make educational or medical decisions for Sophia, she was, however, able to get a legal agreement that states her daughter cannot medically transition without first getting her consent.
Jeannette then said that things are so painful emotionally that she has had to put away photos of Sophia because looking at them stirred up those feelings. She also said that she’s worried about how this can happen to anyone now.
“Moving forward, the only way Jeannette can regain custody of her daughter is by completing multiple support group sessions for parents of transgender-identifying children. So far, she has already attended five meetings, with three more to go,” the report pointed out.
Jeannette then said, “At this point, I don’t know what more I can do.”
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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