Isabella Miller


Isabella Miller will be 18 on April 16, 2020.

When she was 9, her mom fled the United States with her for parts unknown to everyone except the people that helped them escape the judicial tyranny of the Vermont Federal Court.

Let's hear the story in Isabella's words: "You see, my mother (before I was even a thought) had a lesbian relationship with another woman and they went to Vermont to get a civil union because same-sex marriage had not yet been legalized in Virginia. I was born in Virginia in 2002, and my mom, Lisa, is my birth mother. Janet Jenkins was 'my other mother.'

"Something marvelous happened to my mom – she was gloriously saved and became a committed Christian, leaving the homosexual lifestyle, dissolving the civil union, and that’s when all the trouble began.

"Janet wanted visitation with me. She wasn’t my real mom; she wasn’t even a relative; in fact, given the opportunity twice, she refused to adopt me. So the court battles began – first, in Virginia, then in Vermont, then in Virginia, then in Vermont and on and on.

"Visitation was set up and began erratically and haphazardly – missed visits, miscommunications. Finally, there were unsupervised visitations. As a 7-year old, I started wetting the bed, having nightmares and wanting to commit suicide; I was under terrible emotional distress, which the courts totally ignored.

"My mom stopped the visitation. The judge in Vermont was not happy, and he was going to give me to Janet as a result of my mom’s disregard for the court orders.

"On September 27, 2009, my mom and I fled the country."

Isabella can return to the U.S. when she is 18 and would need support for school and living expenses. 419 Fund has created a Funding Opportunity to support Isabella when she returns to the United States free from the courts. If you would like to contribute, 419 Fund and Lisa and Isabella would be very grateful.



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Target date: April 16, 2020; Isabella will be 18 and can return to the U.S.
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1 reply
  1. Gwen Funk
    Gwen Funk says:

    Thank you for this update on Isabella and her mother. I sympathize with their harrowing experiences and am grateful an escape was made possible. I do have some questions about funding, however. Is Isabella’s mother able to have gainful employment? Is Isabella able to work part time and be paid? Once Isabella is in the U.S.A., does she expect to look for work? There are those who do go to school and work part time. Also, would Isabella be able to work for a year or two before attending school, thus saving some money for school? Perhaps I am just naive or ignorant of the circumstances, but I do feel there is value in paying one’s own way as much as possible. I live in Canada and so am not very familiar with college costs in the U.S.A.


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