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I think she (BM) has lost it. She is completely acting out of desperation this weekend. The local sheriff deputies present at her unannounced/unplanned pick up after 9 months of no Parenting Time (her choice), told her there are no signs of abuse/neglect. She warned of a call to CPS w/in 10 min of arriving, before the authorities were called. (She was supposed to go to the dept first, not my house)
Upon arriving in HER county, she calls the local authorities there to have them assess the children for abuse. They tell her to take them to the children's hospital for doctor's to do a physical exam on all 3, especially the 5 yo bc she had a "diaper rash".
We were able to get in contact with the social worker (staffed by children's hospital) to talk with her. She did let us know that there is no evidence of abuse, and that the children seemed uncomfortable and did not want to talk to the staff members.
She gave a few different ideas of where she was going to take the children - we do not know her real address still... just found out she moved last July (???).
Earlier, my husband called me to letmme know that CPS was now being involved and the most specific allegation is that he throws the 5yo against the walls and furniture bc he hates her. WTH???
She also informed him that she will not be releasing them to him come Sunday at 6:00 pm.
Now, I have done some research and found the state codes/definitions to go along with this. What she is doing not only isn't against court orders (falsifying reports to CPS and coersing the children to say false statements), but it is a crime. It is called "Custodial Interference". She has been warning my husband that she will put him in jail, no matter what it takes for the past 2 weeks, nearly every day.
We now have to hire an attorney, file for an Exparte Order to pick up the children, file a Rule to Show Cause, and possibly bring in witnesses... Not to mention deal with CPS for the next 30 days!
It was 3 am b4 we went to bed, I am mentally exhausted right now, still in a panic attack from last night - because she is relentless! I now fear for my biological children's well-being as well as my step-children. My family expanded from 2 to 6 from the time I met my husband in 2005 to 2008... They are all MINE and this crazy BM is doing all she can to destroy our reputation, the minds of her children, and the comfort that my family has had for 9 consecutive months!