step daughter pictures ):

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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The other day I received a picture in a text message of my step daughter from her mom and when I looked at it today I realized there is a massive bruise on her forehead like this bruise takes up a whole side of her head. Now to catch you up when she was 6 months old we picked her up to find cigarette burns on her face and hand, at 1 year her hair was died pink,in February we got a call that her moms boyfriend was being taken to jail for raping a 12 year old,about a month and half ago we picked her up with large brush burn wounds on her arms legs and back we were told she "fell off a treadmill." I just want to go get her and never send her back again but of course that does nothing. We've called cys and had them document everything, that accomplished nothing. We've been to court 5 times and they keep sending her back with her mom. I'm at my wits end, to the point where my life is an anxiety attack worrying about whats going to happen to this poor child. I've been in her life since she was 3 months old (shes 3 now) and want nothing more than to see her happy. She clings to me when I do go pick her up and gets really upset when we tell her she has to go back to her moms house.

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DoubleA - posted on 11/07/2013

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unfortunatly they wont do anything until its too late.. im sorry. i wish there was something to do to help. poor little girl.. keep focused and keep pictures of everything . there has to be something done. what state do you live in? is the mom still with this boyfriend? maybe you can have in home evaluations done, or a doctor come in and say that these incidents are too many and the child shouldnt be with the mother.

Cassie - posted on 11/07/2013

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That sounds horrible. I know exactly what you are going through. Not with my step kids but with my son. You're right cys does nothing. I have called them twice with regards to my son. Plus both the high school my son went to called and the elementary school his step mother's son attends. They did nothing. My ex even told the judge in court that he beats our son and still gave him a little more than half custody. Have you tried taking her to the hospital or the police when you see the injuries? The hospital and police may be able to help more. I wonder why her mother is sending you pictures of her injuries. She sounds a little whacked out. Why would anyone send evidence of what they do? I hope all is better for you, your husband and the little girl.

User - posted on 11/07/2013

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I really feel for you in your position how hard it is to see this happening. I feel even more for that little girl. It is apparent her mother is not taking proper care of her. I know of a little girl in this type of situation and child services did nothing or sent her back to her mom. It is terrible! I know that it might seem as if you can not do anything to get her out, but have faith, it might take several times but you can give her the life she deserves, keep fighting, keep pictures, etc like you've been doing. I know its hard, but this is a life at stake and she is worth every bit of the work it will take for her to leave there. Never stop fighting, and keep in your mind you will see the light, it will happen

Praying for this. God Bless

Andrea - posted on 11/07/2013

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I don't have anything to say to comfort you....I wish I did. I can't imagine how your feeling. Praying for your situation. Stay strong.

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