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Devastating blow for trader dad


A Sydney trader has suffered a devastating blow in his bid to gain custody of his newborn daughter.

Carpenter Dan Gaut, from Sydney’s north, caught the attention of Australians across the country when he shared his heartbreaking story with A current affair in February.

The shopkeeper was looking forward to the impending birth of his daughter until his girlfriend, Liv, suddenly returned to the United States without him.

She then resumed a relationship with a former partner and announced she would put their baby up for adoption, but Mr Gaut made a deal.

If he flew to the United States to be with her during or shortly after giving birth in March, his ex would legally and permanently hand over their daughter Ana to him.

Now, the trade has revealed that his ex changed his mind and decided to keep baby Ana instead.

“I feel heartbroken and empty as I am forced to leave America alone,” Mr. Gaut posted on Instagram.

“Liv has changed her mind and wants to keep Ana in the United States and be her primary caregiver.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has supported me on this journey.

“I will use the remainder of the donations to seek legal representation in Austin and to visit Ana as often as possible,” he continued.

“I still have a vision of Ana growing up in Australia in the not too distant future.”

The Sydney trader was reunited with his baby girl after rushing to the United States to prevent her adoption.

Mr Gaut reportedly took a 15-hour flight to Texas a month ago after learning his ex had gone into labor before her due date in March.

At the time, the local Sydney representative said A current affair he “didn’t sleep a wink (during the flight).”

“She’s just the cutest little thing, she’s so good, she’s just adorable and just perfect,” he said after meeting his daughter for the first time.

“Whatever apprehension or possible embarrassment I might have had at that moment dissolved. The love for her took over and it was like such a magical moment of love that I just couldn’t wait to hold her.

“She’s just a little angel…I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

At the time, Mr Gaut said he was taking things “one day at a time” as he learned the ropes as a new father.

The heartbreaking decision now means Mr Gaut will return to Australia without his daughter, despite previous arrangements.

“We don’t know how it’s going to go, but she’s very supportive of me bringing the baby (to Australia),” he previously said. A current affair.

“I can’t get myself tied up in knots thinking about all the steps along the way, so it’s just one day at a time.

“I need to get a US passport, which can take up to five weeks, even if I do it fast-track.

“Once I have the passport in my hands (the next step is) to get one of the ETA (electronic travel authority) applications for the Australian visa for her, and then at the same time we apply for her Australian citizenship. “

His ex-girlfriend had initially offered to make the trip back to Australia to help the new father get home with baby Ana – short for Anuta.

Mr Gaut had met his ex while on holiday in San Francisco in early 2023 before she followed him to Australia.

The couple “were deeply in love and agreed to have a baby together.”

However, the professional said he was left “heartbroken” when his ex returned to the US for a “visit” in search of his “support network” and told him she was considering confiding the baby to American adoption agents.

“She started sending me adoption options for people she knew in Texas, and she was sending me the links to the Instagram page,” he previously said. A current affair.

“And I was like, ‘No, that’s it, stop, don’t promise it to anyone.’

A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Mr Gaut’s friends to help him cover travel and immigration costs.

“I don’t know how I’m going to do this, but I know I will do everything I can to bring my daughter home and shower her with love and acceptance,” Gaut said on GoFundMe.

“Every child should know that they are loved and wanted. I just want to be the best father I can be.

“I want to be there every step of the way for my little Ana.”

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