Lakesha - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
Ok. I have three children. The oldest gets child support enforcement. I didn't run to apply. I received medicaid, and eventually they wanted to know if the father of the child was capable of providing medical care. So they sent the forms to me, and said I had ten days to send them back. I needed medical care from them, so I did what they asked. I'm about to fill out the forms myself for the other two, because despite my kindness and understanding, my children need more than what they provide. The father of my youngest feels that if I ask him for money, whick I only do to see what he would say at first, he should ask what does the child need, and I will try to get it for her. Wtf! I can count on my hand the amount of times he did that. Got my sisters around here calling him "diaper daddy." Saw him in Sam's one day, mentioned to him about the diapers & stuff they had for kids, he had the nerves to say, "isn't it your time to buy the diapers?" Yes, my daughter lives with me, which I prefer, one household as the main living arrangement, but a child needs more than diapers, shoes, and clothes to survive. My caseworker said the same thing, and I think that eventually, she's gonna put things into action if I don't show her other financial means from him. I feel that household cost contribute to the welfare of a child. If I didn't have a roof over our heads, electricity, beds, food, etc, my children would suffer. A family member of his said that if I filed on him, then he would never do anything else for his daughter beyond paying the support. My kids don't have to worry about anything as long as I'm their mom, and they have their family behind them. What do u think?