Originally Posted by Snake_Lady
for you, and your nephew (what is his name?)
I'm sorry if this is out of place but....
why on earth would a child who has family, be put into foster care? I don't understand it. I can understand if there was an abusive situation, etc... but when you have been caring for them, why would they take him away?
It just doesn't seem right to me. I do not know anything about your adoption or social service and the procedures.
I hope he gets to stay with you.... someone who knows him and loves him. You will be in my thoughts.
Okay, let me see if I can get this in order of how it happened. My niece had the baby whos name is Max on February 25th. She and the father have been on again off again for the whole pregnancy. She is 20, he is 21. They found after 3 weeks that they are NOT ready to be parents. Last Thursday the people they were living with told them they had to leave. My niece asked her sister and a friend of the family to take the baby and begged me to let her and the father stay here. By the next morning the sister and family friend had called child protective services saying she had abandoned/endangered the baby and accused the father of shaking him (he did not, but was so frustrated and tired that he was afraid he might that's why they asked for help)
When CPS came out my niece and the father had already made a decision to give the baby up for adoption and had picked out a person that they trusted. The baby was brought to my home while they waited for the person to show up....she never did...nor did she even call. While this was going on the social worker basically put my fiancee and me in charge of the baby, never to leave him with the parents because they are so stressed out that they don't trust themselves.
My niece and the father then asked us if we wanted to have the baby...and the answer was yes, yes, yes!!
BUT.....CPS is involved and they still may take the baby which sucks!!!
Hope that all made some sort of sense, I'm a little stressed.