My sister is 19 and has Aspergers/ OCD/ ODD. She's very difficult and on top of that she has also been both sexually and physically/emotionally/verbally abused. Her mother, an alcoholic and drug addict was sent to prison 2 years ago. She will be in there at least 4 more years.
My sister has become a ward of the state. No one in my family will take her in because she is so difficult. I have a 4 year old with Aspergers and even though I would have liked to help, I knew it was not possible.
So my sister is in a facility where there are lower functioning teens. She is the highest functioning teen, and while the social worker says that is not a good situation, its better than the alternative because when she is put in the other part of the facility, she is constantly getting into fights and getting into trouble.
Now the social worker is telling me that they put her case in for foster care. They are looking for a family. I don't know much about foster care. And honestly, its quite overwhelming to me.
I just feel uneasy about sending her to a family after all the abuse shes been through. Her grades are now C and B (which is MUCH better). She has one more year left until she gets her GED. She has structure and is slowly gaining control over her sensory issues. I really think she needs to stay where she is.
Besides, if they can't keep her from getting into fights in the other part of the facility, then how do they expect a family to take care of her?
I don't understand. Can any one offer help or advice? I'm afraid my sister is being "pushed off" because she's legal age to be on her own.