Amber - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
My husband has a daughter with someone who is not fit to be a parent. When his daughter was just 7 months old her mother was yelling at her to shut up and slapped her face hard enough to make her cry even though she was just making noise to get attention because she wanted someone to play with her. Her mother would put her to bed around 11pm and would leave her in the same diaper until about 11 or 12 the next morning even though she woke up 2 to 3 times a night. She has a very active bladder so when she would pee it would be a good amount and when her mother would finally change her in the morning she had peed so much that she had soaked her clothes and the bedding. Her mother would make 3 bottles of formula and have them sitting next to the bed and when she would wake up her mother would grab one of those bottles and feed it to her without even bothering to get out of bed, yes my husband's daughter sleeps in the same bed as her mother. Now she is almost a year and a half old and is almost always sick and has been taken to the emergency room at least once a month for the last 5 months. She hit her head on concrete because she was trying to pick up something and her mother saw what was about to happen and did nothing to stop it., then the next month her mother had unbuckled her from her carseat but was not ready to grab her from the vehicle so what ended up happening was that she jumped from the vehicle and hit her head on the concrete hard enough to get a concussion. She is almost always sick with ear infections or really nasty chest colds. The last time we picked her up it was freezing outside and she did not have any socks or shoes on her feet. What should her father and I go about trying to get custody of his daughter so that we know she is safe and gets the proper care that she should have been getting all along??