Step daughter addicted to meth refuses to complete CPS program to restore custody of her 3 year old son

by Exhausted
(Columbus ohio)

Stepdaughter and boyfriend were arrested with our 3 year old grandson being in the freezing car with meth. She has been in and out of jail several times in less than 2 months. She has had generous offers of help through CPS but refuses to follow the rules. The state will terminate her parental rights if she doesn't comply within a certain time.

My husband and I are caring for the grandson now. The grandson has emotional and behavioral problems related to the situation. We don't want him to be placed for Adoption. We are older and have our own health and money problems. Our lives have been turned upside down.

We dearly love our grandson. We are heartbroken and in a bad situation. Exhausted and praying for the stepdaughter to step up and grow up and be a parent.

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May 06, 2017
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We are praying for you...
by: Don Carter

It is sad for your grandson that addiction has torn his mother down to this point! But what a blessing to have grandparents to step in, at least for a while.

Just a couple ideas:

1. Check with local churches for help with the money, food, clothing, etc.

2. Check with local counseling agencies. Some of the publicly-funded ones have grants and programs to provide community support workers if the child is on Medicaid. A community support worker can help you locate services and resources you may not even know about. Other agencies may have programs through United Way or other such charity.

3. If you are a person of faith, ask God to intervene before you do anything else.

Maybe others here have had similar experiences and can offer information, ideas and/or support.

Good Luck and God Bless!
Don

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