Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
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Answer by mom3898 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by oicmommy at 2:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by mom3898 at 2:16 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Talk to the case worker of the 5 year old. If they are going to do a TPR process then he does have one. Tell them you want supervised visits based on his behavior that he taunts the younger one and that you would like both children to have supervised visits at the office or suggest someone you trust to do the supervising of those visits. This way if mom does not want the hassle she won't show and if she does show she visits both children. Point how it is in the best interest of both children to have access at this time to their mother. Or if they don't agree to have the youngest go to see his mother - have supervised visits with the 5 year old. Don't EVER advertise to the youngest that his brother is going to see mom. Nor do you even tell the 5 year old until you are in the car.
Answer by frogdawg at 7:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
cont...You don't tell the five year old because one day she may decide not to carry out that visit with him and you don't want the heart break of a broken promise. You think you have problems now...just you wait until that happens. Then see what a mess that is. You have a lot of influence with the case worker, especially if you plan to adopt this child. So do what parents do: ADVOCATE. Be a strong voice and representative. Request for a guardian ad litem if there is not one already. It is his right to have a volunteer guardian ad litem appointed to him. Federal law. Go over the case workers head, go over the supervisor's head...do what you have to for the sake of the children.
Answer by frogdawg at 7:04 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by mom3898 at 8:03 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
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