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I need help.
I am fostering my beautiful, highly troubled 11 yr old niece. She has been stealing from me, her teacher (got caught going in purse), and her therapist (took his phone right off his desk and hid it), and will lie looking straight in your eyes. Also, she has destroyed property of mine & my husband's. This last theft propted the clinic she goes to, to call social services. All of a sudden, I am dealing with charges of neglect, all because the social worker @ the clinic came to the conclusion of "She must have stolen to eat" WHAT!?! Well, we passed that visit w/flying colours. As we should. She may not get the food she wants all the time, but oh boy does she eat! At this same clinic every month, they weigh & measure her. She is always gaining pounds & inches.
See, I love my niece. And, I want for her to live a productive life. I am starting to believe that this may not be the right place for her. She has been diagnosed with ADHD, O.D.D, & RAD. Maybe I can not be objective like I need to be w/her? I am in New Orleans and need support. I am not going to believe I am giving up on her.. She needs more than we are able to give her.
Thanks in advance for any input is welcomed & greatly appreciated! :o)