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Off topic- Foster care deja vu (Here we go again)

September 11th, 2016 at 04:20 am

Last night and today were traumatic on everyone.

BM and BF were arrested late last night on outstanding warrants. DHS put all three kids in emergency placement in DD2s home.

Today BM/BF were released, but could not contact each other or DD2/kids. (who knows if they are together today or not)

DD2 spent the day making arrangements for daycare,buying diapers, and taking care of the baby who was very fussy.

Backing up a bit....Yesterday BM and BF ran out of gas. It was 100 out. BF and baby stayed with car, while BM hitchhiked to DD2s job to borrow $5. Later that night the baby was dropped of with the other kids at DD2s house. Much later, DD2 recevied the call about the arrest.

Today, the baby woke in considerable distress. An ER visit later to learn he was dehydrated from yesterday's stint in the heat.. and had to receive IV fluids. He is only 18 months old. Apparently they ran out of food and water while waiting in the hot car for BM to return and then did not hydrate him sufficiently.

Monday is court to determine placement for the kids. The father of the eldest girl wants her. So she will likely be placed with him. The boys have no family that will want them. Both of their dads are either in jail or currently homeless and in and out of jail. Extended family is not interested. So likely, they will stay with DD2 indefinitely.

Which means, here we are again. BM and her mother are angry that the kids are placed in foster care. DD2 is doing what she can to create a safe and stable home for the boys.

SMH at this turn of events. I guess we will learn more on Monday what the future holds for the kids.

8 Responses to “Off topic- Foster care deja vu (Here we go again)”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Wow! I just remember the heartache that you went through before when Z was taken away. As a repeat offender, maybe this time the boy(s) can be placed permanently. At least they're safe now. Except for the unborn baby, who unfortunately can't be protected without keeping the mother in custody.

    Prayers for your family and those kids.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I have to say that in some ways this may be the best for the children in the long run that this all happened. They need stability! It's so sad parents don't have it together. So hard to understand and watch I'm sure.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    This is so hard. We're dealing with a situation like this in my extended family, and it's heartbreaking for everyone. Hugs and prayers to you.

  4. Bluebird Says:

    Your daughter is an angel for taking care of the kids. Prayers for everyone.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Oh my goodness. Thank goodness the boys and the baby have your daughter, though I am sure it is hard for her to take in all at once. Prayers....

  6. rob62521 Says:

    What a blessing your daughter is to these children! It breaks my heart to learn of parents who don't want or don't take care of their kids when I know people who would love to have children.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow. This is so sad. I'm so glad that your DD2 is able and willing to care for them.

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you all. I am not sure what the future holds. The case goes before a judge tomorrow at 11am. I plan to be there. I will post an update tomorrow afternoon. I appreciate all the prayers and good wishes.

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