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Me? I would get involved. I would befriend the mother and encourage her to be an honest, kind and open mother. I would send her care packages - magazines and herbal tea for the mom and a safe toy and/or outfit for the child. I would keep the cousins connected by sending pictures of your child. And when you do see her set up playdates and get to know the mom while the kids are playing. Take some organic juice boxes with you and healthy snacks. Help the mom to be able to help the daughter.
What should YOU do? Follow your heart and do what you can. Please do not rush to judgment. I have witnessed women being really ruthless and dishonest about another woman's mothering before. I encourage you to get to know the mom yourself rather than listening to second hand info.
Dh, Me , DD 10 , DD 7 , DD 4
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I would check to see what CPS is like in her state. Some states are better helpers than others, in terms of getting everyone help. You might be able to get her help without calling CPS, some states have info lines you can call to get help and resources without turning the parent in.
I would consider worst case scenario, if the child was removed where would she go?
If Mom gets help with her addictions would you want the child to stay in the home?
Just something to think about before you call. In most states anyone can call for any reason.
I'm me. In love with this guy. We're bringing up two girls: Big A (8) and Little A (3)
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