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.