Penny - posted on 11/19/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I don't want to bore everyone with 4 years of history but long story short...we took in two sisters 4 years ago they are related to a relative so it was a family placement. Mom has been out of their lives this entire time. 2 years ago we were given legal custody but not permanent custody. Birth mom has just come out of rehab (again) and wants her kids back. Right now she has supervisd visitation 2 hours once a week. The visitation is very hard on the girls, they are out of control for a couple of days after a visit. Birth mom and her live in boyfriend have both been arrested for domestic violence, CSB has been involved with his children living in the home.
I need advice. Have any of you had to navigate this legal quagmire to get your kids? How did your kids react after visitation? How do you handle the pain yourself?
Now to add more fuel to the fire, someone told me she is passing my picture around to her friends so that people can spy on me with the girls. At least I hope all they're supposed to do is spy and not hurt me.
Any advice or info to share would be appreciated.