ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A New Mexico mom who's been searching for her son for the past three years says he's been found hundreds of miles away.
He's almost 4-years-old now, but she still hasn't seen him and she's hit another roadblock trying to get to him.
"Its hard, you know because its time that I've missed with my son that I haven't seen him," said Felicity Lopez as she looked at her son's belongings.
Lopez said her son was just two weeks shy of his first birthday the last time he wore the clothes she pulled out, played with the toys, since the last time she saw him in 2010.
"He used to go to sleep with it all the time," Lopez said, holding a glow worm toy.
Lopez says she had visitation rights back then, but claims one day the boy's dad didn't show up.
"Its an empty feeling when you don't know if they're okay or not, you don't know if they're eating or if they're being mistreated," Lopez said. "Its hard."
Lopez said she's been searching for years. During that time New Mexico courts granted her custody of her son, so she filed police reports, and contacted missing and exploited children. However, she claims the boy's dad gave multiple false addresses, so she didn't know where he was, and neither did New Mexico courts.
Recently, she received a letter from social services stating they received a concerning call about her son in Missouri.
"Due to concerns of inadequate and unsafe shelter, police entered the home and were not able to locate Adonis," the letter read.
She said her son was later found in California, was placed in foster care there, then taken back to Kansas City, Missouri where he was placed in another foster home.
While New Mexico courts say she has custody of the boy, Missouri courts are telling Lopez she needs to show up in person to get her son back.
"I need to show up, and I need to prove that I'm a real person, and I need to you know say I want my son back because I deserve to have my son," Lopez told News 13. "I've been looking for him," she cried.
Her court date is this Monday. Lopez said she's struggling to come up with the $500 she thinks it'll take to travel and finally get her son back.
She worries what will happen if she doesn't make it.
"He deserves to be with me and not in a foster home," Lopez said.
Lopez said her son, Adonis will be 4-years-old in July. He has a little sister and little brother he doesn't know.
She says she still hasn't had contact with the boy's father.
If anyone wants to help Lopez, they can call 505.292.2838.
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