My brother was staying at my house for a couple of days. Because my sister said that she was scared of him. She got her kids taken away. She told the cps lady she was going to stay at my place but my bro ended up staying over. My bro left his pipe in front of the window and the cps lady seen it. Now like two weeks later they come to my place i wasnt home i seen there card on the door. what should i do and what can they do?

BREANNE - posted on 09/14/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm going throw a lot of things right now. I lost my dad in Feb. I had to quit my job. And my mom has my two younger siblings and they do what ever they want. All this that's going on is making me depressed. I don't need or want to take care of them any more I have my own family to take care of. They don't see that I'm depressed. My mom only comes over to tell me how bad the kids are. She don't ask how I'm doing or feeling how can I help? Well what do I do about cps wanting to talk to me? I'm scared if I do admit I'm depressed they will take my kids away. what to I do? Please help I don't know what I will do if I lose my kids too.

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Nikki - posted on 09/14/2011

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You need to cut all ties with your brother and kick him out. Your children should not be surrounded by drugs. Then you need to see a doctor and get help for your depression. If CPS can see that you are taking care of your children, they are not at risk and you are getting help for your emotional state you shouldn't have any problems. They will not take your children away for being depressed unless it is impacting the care you are providing. Go to the doctor and get yourself some help. You deserve to be happy too.

Katherine - posted on 09/14/2011

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I agree. You have to call them back. It may have nothing to do with you anyways. They may just want to question you about your sister. I mean you never know.

If you don't call them they will eventually come knocking on your door and you don't want that. Explain it was your brother's and not yours and that you had no idea it was there. I don't know, just call them back.

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BREANNE - posted on 09/16/2011

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Thanks ladies. I did call them back the same day left message. N ya my bro is gone it was only for a couple of days. N I do have an appointment with doc for me. My kids are being taking care of and house is clean so now just got to wait to see if they call back/stop by. I'm just worried cuz I'm in process of getting my husband of 7 yrs papers. Hope this does not effect it. Thanks for the helpful advice..

Ebonie - posted on 09/16/2011

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Its not wat u say its how u react and you need to tell ur bro he has to find somewhere else to stay b/c ur kids r more important. If sister kids got taken away b/c of him that means he dnt care..

Kyleigh - posted on 09/14/2011

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when they usually start a process of removing children, they will get a hold of other family members that are involved with those children so they can have a full report to address in court

Melanie - posted on 09/14/2011

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just fyi when i was in my 20s i tried to help and take my teenage sister in but it was a mess and way over my head. teens are sooo much harder than kids. and now that i have an 18 yo i can state this as a fact

Melanie - posted on 09/14/2011

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they cant take your kids away for being depressed. but they can take them away if they think youre the one the pipe belonged to (provided it was for more than tobacco.) you have to call them back or it will look like youre hiding something. just make sure your apt or house is clean and let her know it was your brothers and not yours and tell her that you dont know what to do with them maybe she will help get you out of caring for your siblings.

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