“This is no doubt the hardest thing I [have] had to do…and no, I’m not ok if anyone asks.” These are the last words of a heartbroken father as he surrenders the 10-month-old child he raised on his own after the baby’s biological mother abandoned him when he was only 1-month-old.
In a heartbreaking turn of events, Chef Dom found out that the child he has raised completely on his own, the child that he thought was biologically his, is actually the son of another man. This week, it was ruled that the true biological father would take over guardianship of the baby since the mother is no longer in the picture. A ruling that has left Dom’s world turned upside down.
Chef Dom shared his nightmarish reality this week, “Woke up thinking it was a nightmare but reality [is] setting in this will be the last full day I got with him. He made me grow up at my old age lol… but I have to focus on him and be thankful for the 10 months.. it’s so crazy Friday when I give him back he will be 10 months exactly. I was looking forward to his first thanksgiving, Christmas and omg the biggest 1st birthday party January 22nd that’s the part that hurt… I appreciate everyone kind words and prayers… almost out of tears.”
It was only two days ago that Dom was told that he had to surrender his son. News that upended him. “First of all I will like to thank every single person who [helped] me [raise] this young little angel from God… you guys have seen him grow from day one. His mother left us when he was a month old and for nine months I raised him up to the best of my ability,” Dom shared.
He continued, “So today went to court and was ordered to return [him] to his biological dad…come to find out I was not his dad so I have by Thursday to bring him back like a rented toy to his dad. Yes I’m heartbroken and hate the world or her for doing this and destroyed my family… This [hurts] like hell…I do hope he’s in God’s hand and will forever be my son. Best 10 months of my life.”
Speaking on his son’s biologically family, Dom said, “I spoke to his new family I don’t blame them or upset by them at all; they did nothing wrong in my eyes. And if I was his dad I would want him back also. So as a man [I] applaud that and understand. It saddens me but it’s God’s plan like everyone keeps telling me.”
Please join us in praying for this sweet little boy as he transitions from one loving home to another. And please pray for Dom and his extended family as they grieve this devastating loss.