*I have called CPS but they are not doing anyting, said the case is closed, and I was there when they "looked' at T. They seriously just flashed a flashlight in his face (it was at night and we were all outside) the army is now stepping in. If you would like to follow along with what is happening I have a post started. Here
My DH and I have a couple who we losely term as friends. They have stolen from us etc, but we continue to interact with them because of the 4 month old.
He's had several bumps and cuts on his head, bruises, he has a ring of bald around his head from where he sits in his boppy all day. He is constantly exposed to second hand smoke, and last night when DH went over there they were having a party everyone was smoking inside and the smoke was so bad DH said he couldn't even breathe. A friend of our caught the mother of the child having sexual relations with another female, while T (the baby) was in the bed with them, wearing only a diaper. Last night DH saw a threesome going on, on the couch while T was in the room. They drink every weekend to the point of throwing up, mother is underage. They buy alcohol, games and game consoles before formula and then make others feel bad enough to buy T food. I had him from 4 pm till about 2 pm the next day and she said he should only eat 2 or 3 bottles.... he obviously at more that that, 4 oz bottles btw. The list goes on those are just what I can think of off the top of my head.
One of our friends has said she's going to complain about them to her army command I should mention the father of the child is army. We don't know if she has yet, but feel like maybe we should call CPS on them. The thing is the husband has lied and said that we are cousins (him and I) he told his command this too, meaning I'm the only "relative" to the child in the state, and from what I understand I would probably gain custody of the child in the event that it was taken away. I just had a miscarriage and someone I've talked to about this says that maybe I'm so gunho about talking to someone about T's living conditions because I want to "steal" him from them to replace our lose. That's not how I feel but I"m worried that's what others are going to think....
In this case, would you call CPS or wait until someone else took action, while being a safe place for the baby to go? A friend has tried talking to them about it and they flipped out about how they'll raise him however they want, so that didn't help.
Sorry it's so long, I'm just really torn about wanting to call and feeling like maybe I'm doing it for selfish reasons now because of what was said.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 12:55 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
NO your not doing it for selfish reasons Call that baby needs YOU! this is so sad that baby needs to come before anything else
Answer by mamawilbur at 12:57 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:59 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by mamawilbur at 12:59 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by Sparklecoon at 1:30 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
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Answer by KeLiStA at 11:43 AM on Apr. 25, 2011