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Dec 27, 2007
Keep reporting
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Based on what you've stated, there is no question that your grandson is being neglected by his mother, which is child abuse.

As for the belt incident, who the heck was taking the picture? Who the devil stood by and not only WATCHED a naked and defenseless child being beaten with a belt, but snapped photos of the incident? There is a lot more to this than is being told here.

As for CPS, they really are between a rock and a hard place. A photograph can be staged and/or doctored; and therefore does not necessarily prove anything, even though in your heart you know otherwise.

Yes, it's quite possible that CPS has dropped the ball in this case; they've done it before: soaring case loads, too few case workers, too few resources all culminate to wrongly put certain incidents' low on the list of priorities. CPS workers are humans, and as such they make mistakes; which means it's up to the rest of us to stay on the ball.

Keep documenting all that you see and all that your grandson reports to you. Keep reporting suspected and known abuse. When you document, record ONLY what you see and hear. This is not the time or place to include opinions or suspicions. It might also be time to contact an attorney, someone with a background in family and child protection laws. Perhaps there is a way for you to legally obtain more control over your grandson's visitations with his mother.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Mar 03, 2008
Keep Fighting!
by: summer

Your grandson is very lucky he has you... Without you he could be dead. You are a very good grandmother and your grandson is lucky to have you. Your grandson deserves a good life so keep fighting for him, even if it's hard. You are doing a good deed and.....Keep Going!!!!
Good Luck,
Summer

Jun 02, 2008
God Bless
by: Confused

I just want to say thanks you all that give me advice. So far I still have custody of him but he's going through so much. They are not even see how he feels about this situation and what he is going through. He has trouble learning and concentrating in school. They say he has ADHD. All I can do is confort him and let him know that I will always protect him and keep him safe. He is so very afraid that she will take him away from me. Now he is clinging to me more and more each day. He won't let me out of his sight. I pray everyday that this whole mess will be over very soon. His birth mother doesn't care about what is best for him she doesn't want to pay child support. Now she is taking me to court for custody. I will not let him go. I've come to far. He is now 5 years old. I had him since birth. I love him to much to let him go and get hurt again.

When we get to court, I have a big surprise for her.

Confused.

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