When a mother goes crazy... an adoption story.

Truth is, I didn't come from the perfect family. Who has though? But mine is a little more than "crazy". My most recent family issue involves CPS.

Many of my friends at moms.com know that my mother had 16 children, yes you read that right...16! 8 of us are out of the house, moving far away and starting our own families. As far as I know my mothers wickedness has not factored into how my siblings or I parent but I am worried for the younger ones.

My mom has gone through some incredibly tough times recently; Her parents died, she had her 5th miscarriage, her husband left her and she lost her job. The effect of that have been tremendously horrid. She has, as I say, "gone off the deep end" She fails to provide for her young children and only talks to her eldest children if she needs money.

The effects of this have led my oldest brother and his wife, who already have 6 children to adopt two of the younger girls, Katelyn and Oakley. My Oldest sister and her husband to adopt the two younger boys, Knoxand Micah. And, yes. Even though we cannot afford to adopt, we will be taking in 5 month old Blake at least for now. I pray money comes through so that she isn't whisked into foster care.

The state is letting her keep the three older ones, Sarah, Mariah and Britney as long as she takes good care of them otherwise my second oldest sister is taking them in. Can I just ask everyone to pray for my family, and siblings. Thank you friends and followers.

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Amber BradleyRedding, California
    02/04/14
    Margaret hernandez
    will keep your family in prayers
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      Amber Bradley
      Thank you everyone, I wont be able to handle 2 babies of my own and the people and my family like Ash can so mid-Feb. he will be flying to Texas to go get her.
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        Amber Bradley
        Thank you, your prayers are so very appreciated!
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        Amber Bradley
        Thank you, it was either us or the foster homes, and that is no place for a 5 month old! She is family, you always think of family first. We are already prepping Bryn for a sister. And buying her necessities here to take home.
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        Amber Bradley
        I have no idea, she is pretty insane right now, and that is not an exaggeration. in all honesty I think she is relieved but also she doesn't understand that she is NEVER getting them back and I know at least for Blake, she will never see her in person either after the way she Treated and talked to Brynlee.
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        Amber Bradley
        They will be in a group home, I believe. She only gets to keep the oldest 3. I will for sure be getting a restraining order if she comes near Blake. The way she was abused and starved at only 5 months is a horror.
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        Amber Bradley
        Ashton will be doing that when he picks her up :)
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          02/04/14
          Praying it works out for your family!
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          Amber Bradley
          Thank you, it is a quick transition.
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            02/05/14
            Tessa
            Wow. God bless you and your other older siblings yal are doing a great thing. I'll be praying for you all.
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            About Amber Bradley
            Current: Redding, California
            Birth: July 01
            On Moms.com since: Jan 26, 2014
            I am 26, have 3 amazing kids. I have been married to my High School sweetheart for 4 years! We live in Redding, CA. My husband is a doctor and I am a certified midwife, but gave it up to stay home with my babies :)