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As a step mom would you confront the bio or just call social services anonymously?

What would have to happen in order for you to call social services on your sd's bio?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I would if I felt like the health or well being of the child was in jeopardy. Do what is in that child's best interest.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 7:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It's a very general question but if you feel there's any danger to the child's welfare then you should.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 7:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Is she being abusive? Neglectful? Is the child in immediate danger? You need to discuss whatever it is w/ your husb & make the decision together. If you just call on your own, it could come back to bite you. I'm not saying to ignore your instincts, but involving social services is a big deal & shouldn't be done unless she is guilty of the 3 things I mentioned.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Severe neglect, bruises from beatings, sexual abuse. I would NOT confont the bio. It would probably just make it worse for the kid and then she WOULD know it was you reporting her.
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 7:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • That's why I couldn't be a stepmama I have my own kids to deal with.
    mamaofficer

    Answer by mamaofficer at 8:11 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • i have my own child and I also have 2 step-children. I love being a momma ofcourse i love my child more then anything but my step-children mean a lot to me also. If there was ever anything that my step-children needed or were in danger then i would be right there for them and they know our door is always open for them. I have a very close relationship with my SC and there mother is a very good mother and her and i get a long wonderfully.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 8:25 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Depending on what it was. Her saying things 2 them or punishing them 4 accidents/peeing I would talk 2 her. If more severe hitting, neglect, abuse, their safety and welfare in danger I would report 2 CPS. All depends on the circumstances and severity.
    Caoimhe_Oona

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 9:07 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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