I'm torn over what to do about my niece. She lives with her mom and it's a bad arrangement. There are 3 kids, the mom, and her boyfriend in a 2 bedroom trailer. The 2 boys (13 and 8) sleep in the same room as my 10 year old niece (this kind of worries me). They sleep on bunk beds and my niece sleeps on the floor. The house is complete filthy and nasty, I can't believe anyone could live like that. The mom and boyfriend smoke in the house and car with the kids and I've seen burns in my niece's clothes. Also, the other weekend my brother took her home and noone was there. He called the mom and she said to just leave the daughter there, they'll be home soon. Of course my brother wasn't about to do that, she's 10. My brother is worried his daughter will hate him if he gets her mom in trouble. What can I do for this poor girl (and her brothers), will cps or her school do anything to help? Any suggestions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
CPS wouldnt like that situation AT ALL.. First- she doesnt have a bed to sleep on, CPS REQUIRES for all children to have a bed. The living conditions are nasty, and the smoking thing- idk.. here its only illegal to smoke in the car with a child who is 6 and under.
I would place an anonymous call, or get your brother to take her to court for custody.
Answer by BEXi at 3:56 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by christyg at 3:57 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by Ash9724 at 3:57 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Why doesnt your brother fight for custody anyway OP? Do they have joint custody? He really needs to get sole custody for her if hes truly concerned about her home life.
Answer by BEXi at 4:00 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
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