these parents are my little brother and his wife. their baby and her stuff (diaper bad, clothing, carseat) have always smelled like stale smoke and neither of the parents smoke cigs, and today my dad actually caught them smoking a blunt with their baby just laying on the floor in her play gym thing right in front of them. would you take the baby and leave? would you call the police? would you let them take care of their baby and not interfere? im just curious, we all arent sure what to do exactly..... (also pretty sure this is a daily if not multiple times a day occurance)Answer Question
Answer by Shelii at 11:26 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
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Answer by mymestey at 11:30 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
If you are able to take the child I would go over and tell them that I was taking the child and they needed to go to rehab, if they did not agree, (which in most cases would be the situation), I would TELL them that I was going to report them and call CPS. I would NOT do this anon because they are family, and I don't think it is OK to sneak behind families back, I think family is supposed to be upfront and honest even if it is "the ugly truth". This way you can tell them that when CPS comes at least you know they will be taken care of, they will put the children with family first anyway, at least that is what they do here.
Answer by sheloveearth at 11:36 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Depending on your state, if you call and you are family who is willing to report this they will investigate first, they will go over and ask questions and things. If they determine the situation is unfit then they will take the baby however if any family is willing to take the child they would be placed with them first. If not then they would go to a temp. foster care home, until the parents can prove to a judge that they are suitable parents.
Answer by sheloveearth at 11:41 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
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