Topic: Two children arriving tomorrow

I got a frantic message from my cousin asking me to take custody of her children 6th and 11th grade. Her 3rd husband...not girls' father...is being abusive and she has to choose between  her marriage or girls...I'd show his behind to the door...but that isn't what she chose. I agreed and I will do it. But, after the recent miscarriage and decision never to try again emotionally I am not ready for this...but the need is now. I don't look for her to ever come and get them. It's been crazy around here getting ready....it isn't the delivery I wanted but....

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Wow! I wish you luck on this journey. You are in my thoughts.

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Oh wow!

They're lucky to have you! So many good wishes for you and your new family!

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Take care of yourself hopefully these kids help you heal. It's great that you can help improve their lives.  These kids are going to need lots of love.

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Wow! Exciting, terrifying, busy! Glad that you're there to help them. Don't forget to do the legal paperwork you'll need to be able to sign medical and school papers for them. Temporary guardianship ought to do it.

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Wow the fact that she chose a man over her own children, children she carried under her heart for 9 months, shows what kind of mother she is!  She doesn't deserve those girls and I'm so happy they have you!  Poor little girls. I will never understand how a woman would chose ANYONE over her own children!
Good luck to you and give those girls lots of love.hopefully having them with you will help you heal.

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K&H...I gave her the website to run off the paperwork..all she had to do was to run of the forms and get them  notarized. I hope she does it or she is NOT leaving the girls here..you are right I can't do anything without it. Thank you all for your support. I am exhausted. It's been a lot of work to make room for 2 more! Well, break is over back to work!

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Have you gotten the girls?

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No they didn't show up...Mom says they are still coming. There actually might be three now. So 6th 9th and 11th graders..all girls. I decided to stop stressing about it...when they get here they get here. ...not me @ all...lol

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That sounds like a bad situation. I wouldn't get involved.

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I am hoping she does the right thing & brings them to you along with temporary guardianship papers. Otherwise you have no way to help them if they are sick or to get into school (unless they are homeschooled).

If she is choosing her SO over them than unfortunately the right thing is for her to give them up.

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ahk00 wrote:

I am hoping she does the right thing & brings them to you along with temporary guardianship papers. Otherwise you have no way to help them if they are sick or to get into school (unless they are homeschooled).

If she is choosing her SO over them than unfortunately the right thing is for her to give them up.

If your name isn't on the birth certificate showing you are the biological parent you have to have some kind of court papers showing you have either legal custody or legal guardianship even to homeschool, at least in Ohio you do.

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It would be difficult to get state permission to homeschool for the children...Mom doesn't have one of the girls' birth certificates...but school has copy in records so our school said that was ok but to homeschool we have to have birth certificate. Bio dad hasn't been in picture...isn't even in US since they were tiny but if both parents are on birth certificate he would have to sign as well...She says she is getting temp. guardianship papers notarized...she knows I need it. She is bringing them this Friday. Plus I have my hands full with homeschooling my two youngest they both have very specific special needs. I would have to get some on-line program or something for the girls...we will try public school first. At least knowing they will be here Friday I can finish up what I have to do..I am making headway but seems so much more I want to get done before they get here...I can't walk away they are family and I couldn't like with  myself if they stay in the living situation or ended up in foster care..when I could help them. I never minded hard work. I love the support I am getting here. Not the way I thought I would expand my family and really not the way I WANT but life has to move on...

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It would be difficult to get state permission to homeschool for the children...Mom doesn't have one of the girls' birth certificates...but school has copy in records so our school said that was ok but to homeschool we have to have birth certificate. Bio dad hasn't been in picture...isn't even in US since they were tiny but if both parents are on birth certificate he would have to sign as well...She says she is getting temp. guardianship papers notarized...she knows I need it. She is bringing them this Friday. Plus I have my hands full with homeschooling my two youngest they both have very specific special needs. I would have to get some on-line program or something for the girls...we will try public school first. At least knowing they will be here Friday I can finish up what I have to do..I am making headway but seems so much more I want to get done before they get here...I can't walk away they are family and I couldn't like with  myself if they stay in the living situation or ended up in foster care..when I could help them. I never minded hard work. I love the support I am getting here. Not the way I thought I would expand my family and really not the way I WANT but life has to move on...

If anyone can handle this, it's you! Take care of yourself, and know you can come here to share if need be...

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Wow! Take care of yourself. You are an amazing parent, and all your children are lucky to have you. It is so sad that there are people in the world who would choose ANYONE over their children. sad

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Wow! It is wonderful that you are willing to help these girls but if their mother is giving you temporary guardianship because of domestic violence or abuse then she probably needs help too! I work with crisis and assault victims and I know it can seem as though this mom is choosing a man over her children but she may legitimately be scared for her life if she leaves or just not know how to leave. Abuse can be paralyzing. She is obviously trying to make some accommodation for their well-being so maybe she needs some help herself to get out of this abusive situation? I really hope everything works out and I know you have the mothering experience to do this but I hope the mom gets the help she needs too.

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What!!!?? Wow! Haven't been on here in a while... but you are such an Angel in human form Old Mama. Praying it's a smooth transition for everyone involved and these children THRIVE!

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The girls are safely in my arms. Their nicely cleaned and decorated rooms are now a mess...LOL....it was sad to see them so resigned to all that was happening to them. I will do my best for them. I got a call this evening that my brother had a heart attack..they had to place 3 stents and has been given meds. They are watching him closely...I feel helpless....7 kids at home and he's 200 miles a way...all I can do is to sit and wait and hope for the best...quite the day!

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Thinking of you old mama. Those girls are lucky to have you!

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Thinking of you guys!  Many hugs!

old mama wrote:

The girls are safely in my arms. Their nicely cleaned and decorated rooms are now a mess...LOL....it was sad to see them so resigned to all that was happening to them. I will do my best for them. I got a call this evening that my brother had a heart attack..they had to place 3 stents and has been given meds. They are watching him closely...I feel helpless....7 kids at home and he's 200 miles a way...all I can do is to sit and wait and hope for the best...quite the day!

SMBC: TTC since 12/2014: 3 home attempts: 2 BFN & 1 chemical. 3 medicated Dr assisted IUI's: 2 BFN & 1 BFP (04/24/15) with twins in May (new donor) MC with D&C @ 9w. 4th IUI 09/17/15: BFN. 10/15: hsg good. 11/15: BFN. 01/16: BFN. 05/16: Embryos arrested. IVF failed 06/16: KD BFN 07/16: KD BFN 09/16: IUI #7 with donor sperm BFP-MC at 9w w/ D&C. 02/17: diagnosed with hetero compound MTHFR & clotting mutation. 03/09/17 IUI #8: chemical pregnancy. IUI #9: 04/19/17 BFN LOOKING FOR EMBRYO'S TO ADOPT