I am looking for someone or numerous people who have parents that were not able to care for you or your siblings and a family member stepped up and took care of you. We have custody of our niece. She is a toddler. Both parents are in jail and we live about 20 hours away from them. We just got word that the mother could be serving 3 years in jail. So we will have her for at the very least 3 years. Once the mother gets out she has to get a job, a place to live, and a vehicle, and save up money to pay for the trip to come get her daughter. So my question is those of y'all that were in temporary custody of another family member how was it moving back in with your mom/dad/parents and leaving your previous life. If her mother does come to get her she will have lived with us at least 80% of her life by the time her mom comes. I am hoping she does get to go back with her mom and that her mom straightens up and puts her daughter first but I also don't want this little girl to do great with us and get so far and then her mom get her again and she go downhill. Also she will go from living with my 2 kids to living with no other children not sure if that matters? I have no idea what any of this is like so I am wanting opinions from someone who has been through this. Please don't bash. I'm not thinking about my feelings or the mothers feelings I want what is best for our niece..
on Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM