Charlene - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
My cousin passed away a few months ago leaving behind a baby girl who ended up in foster care because her mother wasn't a part of her life. Her mom had gone to jail in April and my cousin passed in May. My husband and I proceeded with the necessary steps to get the baby out of foster care and she has been in our home for two months. She is adjusting wonderfully and is very attached to us. I received a call from the case workers on yesterday advising me that her mother was released from jail and is suddenly interested in becoming a mother to her although she has two other kids whom she is not involved with at all. The baby never had stability even when my cousin was alive because both parents abused drugs. I am being asked to contact mom and allow her to talk to the baby by phone. Mom also wants to follow a case plan so that she can get the baby back. The baby was born with drugs in her system and spent a large portion of her life in medical foster care. I am truly sick about having to deal with this woman! I was told by family who has met her that she is very rude and irrational as well as disrespectful and foul mouth. If I don't tell her what she wants to hear and she gets rude with me how do I handle this? Should I even allow her to talk to the baby by phone?