KAREN Matthews is joining a psychic church in a "desperate" bid to find out if her kids still love her.
The despised mum has been writing to her brood but her letters have gone unanswered.
And now she is seeking the help of a spirit guide with twice weekly visits to a mystic church.
A source revealed: "Karen is desperate to reconnect with her children but her letters have been ignored which probably tells her all she needs to know but she has been attending services at a spiritualist church and has asked the spirits if they can give her answers.
"She is clearly deluded but is just clinging to any scrap of hope."
'TURN BACK THE CLOCK'
The mother-of-seven was banned from seeing the children after being convicted of kidnapping her own daughter Shannon – now 20-in a bid to grab £ 50,000 in ransom cash.
But she is allowed to write two letters a year to her brood via a mediation service arranged by social workers– but her notes are going without reply.
Matthews now lives almost 200 miles from her home town of Dewsbury, West Yorks and under the terms of her release she is not a allowed to set foot in the district.
But the source in Dewsbury added she is desperately lonely and eager for forgiveness from her kids and form new bonds.
The source added: "She just wishes she could turn back the clock and be back home in Dewsbury with her kids.
"She has missed so much of their lives through her foolishness and greed that she'll do anything to be able to see them again.
"She has written to them all and the letters have been passed on but she's still waiting for the replies. But it is not looking like they are going to reach out to her. Why would they?"
She has seven children by five different fathers and they were all initially placed in the care of the local authority following her arrest.
Matthews was found to be not caring for her kids properly before the wicked kidnap plot was uncovered.
She used to place a supermarket carrier bag around the waists of her youngest kids to act as a makeshift nappy.
Care workers found Matthews was guilty of "low-level" neglect before the kidnapping.
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This was not serious enough for social workers to remove the children-despite three of them being placed on the at-risk register.
She was jailed for eight years but was released in 2012 after serving just half her sentence for kidnapping Shannon.
Matthews allowed police and the community to search for Shannon, nine, for 24 days in 2008 when all the time she was being held in a flat owned by the uncle of her then lover.