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#91 of 95 Old 03-31-2005, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by party_of_six
Of course my first concern is the children. I want them to be happy, but they are happy now. They may be living in filth, but you can fix that. If I can't, I will find someone who can.
I just wanted to tell you that I think you're doing a wonderful thing for these parents. They are lucky to have you! I hope things continue to improve with them, and that you're able to help this family and those children.

Let us know how it goes!

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I think you are doing the right thing. The parents need help, but CPS may not be the way to go right now.

hugs to you as you work through this.
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It does sound like you're doing the right thing.
Once again, I want to suggest that after the big cleanup they get some hired help once or twice a week with the house.
I think it could help a LOT. For the kids, for the depression...
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They are so lucky to have you.
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Party of six,
You are doing a wonderful thing for this family.IMO,CPS would make the situation much worse.I hope you can help them get everything under control.I'm sure my home is 1st degree squalor(how I would love some help,but not finacially possible for us),but we're working on it.Freecycle is a wonderful thing,I have given away a ton of unneeded items and it has really kept the clutter down.If someone called CPS on us(BTDT for a completely different reason),it would be absolutely devastating for the children and for us.Since this family has also been there,I'm wondering if some of their depression is due to that.I know mine is,and it's been almost 4 years.Dealing with CPS is absolute HELL.

Please keep us updated.

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