so, i have a SIL who is divorced with 3 boys (9, 11, 16). her XH was a terrible husband, but a pretty good dad, involved and fought for custody.
3 weeks ago she met a man who has 3 kids (boy-17, girl-15, boy anywhere from 8-12). SIL let this guy move into her house. she took the 9 and 11 year olds out of their rooms. she gave their rooms to BF's 17 and 15 y.o. now her two younger boys and the youngest boy of BF share her bed. she and BF sleep on couches. let me say that again: SHE HAS HER 2 SONS SHARING A BED WITH A BOY THEY DON"T KNOW.
two days ago two of her sisters found out and went to talk to her. they had an argument about it and she kicked them out of the house. another brother went to talk to her and they fought and she kicked him out of the house. this has only been going on for about 2 weeks. when the brother was there he talked to her 11 year old son. the son said he didn't tell his dad because they didn't want his dad to be mad at his mom. SIL's XH left for a two week vacation last week. it turns out that the brother who spoke with SIL is going to the same place and has made plans to meet up with him in the next 2 days to tell him what is going on. He is also going to tell him that the family will support him going to court to fight for custody because of this.
but, even if he gets his lawyer on the phone immediately, it may take some time to get the kids out. DH and i are thinking about calling CPS. would CPS investigate over this? would they take the boys out over this? there are enough family members who would take the boys till their father got back (he is over seas in a very remote area and the earliest he could be back would be next weekend). but the question is: would CPS do anything?