One Georgia father is mourning the loss of his two young children after they were killed in a house fire. Their mother is accused of leaving them unattended.
The father says the children's mother was feeling overwhelmed and asked that their three-year-old son move to Georgia to be with him. He says he was planning to file for full child custody of their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, but in late October the two young children were killed in a fire after their mother left them alone.
The fire happened on Oct. 30 around 5 a.m. According to the news source, when firefighters arrived at the home the mother was outside screaming that her children were inside the home.
The three-year-old boy died on his way to the hospital. The one-year-old girl died a few days after the fire at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
The 23-year-old mother has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
According to reports, neighbors say the children were not well cared for. One neighbor said they would often see the young boy wondering the streets by himself.
The father may wish he had sought custody of the young children sooner to prevent this horrible tragedy. For those residents in Georgia dealing with child custody issues, a consultation with an experienced divorce and family law attorney may prove to be beneficial. The attorney may be able to offer advice and guidance and determine what the best course of action may be for the children and parents involved.