Sorrow and hope:
Shadica Dublin struggles to...
why the man was so keen on ensuring that the relationship be kept a secret; the social worker at the hospital informed her that he had committed a crime when he started having sexual relations with her.
“They ask me for some information and I give them, but I don’t know if they follow-up and investigate but I get to find out that he had a wife and children,” she said.
He had disappeared after she became pregnant, but she later got a number for him and called him and invited him to see the child. He showed up but did not commit to supporting the child and an argument ensued; the two have not spoken since.
“I does see him sometimes, but I don’t even know if he could remember me. I never approach he or anything, I don’t hate him, but I just don’t want to remember.”
Because she struggled with the child and had to take him to computer classes as she attempted to get her life back together, Dublin said a young couple offered to help her with the child.
“They fostering and now they have children of their own. I never sign he over they use to go to Child Care every six months and sign that he was in them care,” she said. The last time she saw her son was December 25, 2016 and she hopes to see him again soon.
“I hope one day he will come and live with me, I working now trying to get my own home. I have to get a piece of land and then all my children can come and live with me. But when I see he, he don’t look like he not happy. He look happy and he know I is he mother because the last time he call me mommy,” she said.
She is employed with a domestic service but does not work every day; she gets paid per job. She also does domestic work for persons in her neighbourhood.
“I just hope for a better future. Right now I am fighting to go back to school and trying to give my two daughters the best and to make them happy. I hope one day my son will be back but for now is best he stays there because I think they can take better care of him.”