It all began on a mid-Summer day. It was on June 24th 2017.
I received a Text message with a picture of a Baby Boy from his mother Corrie L Marino.
She Said "You have a son. He is 3 months old. His name is Rian River. What do you want to do?"
I was speechless, Excited & Nervous all at the same time. I said to Corrie, let's meet! So we did. The picture above is me seeing Baby Rian for the first time.
My Life from that moment on was forever changed in such a Beautiful Loving Manner. At first I was shocked and didn't know what to buy.
I moved to St Pete to be closer to my son living only a mile and a half away from Baby Rian. We spent a lot of time together. Baby Rian was my sidekick! Any free time I had I always tried to spend with Baby Rian.
I was amazed at how much Baby Rian would stare at me. He always would look at me. Whenever I looked at him, there he was... just staring at me, with his beautiful Blue eyes.
Father and son time was always Special. We would spend time getting to know each other. We even had our father and son talks together.. I just couldn't wait till Baby Rian could really say words and sentences. On January 12th 2018 I was blessed with being able to film Baby Rian taking his first steps walking
Then, one day in February of 2018, his mother, Corrie L Marino was upset with me. She wasn't letting me see my son. I knew I had to take action and do whatever needed to be done legally, so I could claim Baby Rian as my son and never have to have his mother do this again to Baby Rian.
"A father in a child's life is as important as his Mother being in his life."
So on February 28th 2018 I Filed in Florida with the Pinellas County Court a PETITION FOR PATERNITY Case #18-001907-FD
It has been a very slow moving Process in the court system. Over the next year, things were going well. It seemed like his mother would let me see Baby Rian almost everyday. I was there for Baby Rian on his 1st birthday!