These are your children we are talking about here.
Who gives shit if it gets thrown out? These are your flesh and blood. You have so much more to lose and no time to hole them accountable. Only up to 3 years in most states. And most places will keep your child about that long anyway.
Sue now so you can say “Hey I tried in the time I had!”
This is not a game or a joke your kids are going to be sold especially if they are under the age of 5. Tread lightly, file pay the filing fee and state your case. be honest and only state facts. yes they are against you but it is not okay to play favorites for any reason.