Mickaela - posted on 07/26/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
A friend of a friend is going through a very rough time in her life. She (Sara) is getting kicked out of her apartment and struggling with depression, drugs, anger issues... as well as gender issues and just plain life... She has a 3 1/2 year old daughter (Hannah), who has started having her own anger issues, as well as lack of discipline/rules.... The mother, Sara, feels that it is not fair for her daughter to have to go live in a shelter, and said that if someone does not take guardianship/custody by the first that she is going to take her to DHS and have her put in the system. I don't even know if that's possible... My questions are... 1. My husband and I are willing to take custody and proceed with an adoption... does anyone know the process in Iowa? 2. As far as ease on Hannah, would it be better to continue to allow visits with Sara (BM) or would it be better to withhold until she adjusts?