Options for Unwanted Kids
September 30, 2006 11:23 AM Subscribe
Adoption? Foster parents? What are the options for two neglected children of a crack addict mother?
posted by dropkick to Human Relations (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know of two children who are neglected by their mother, who is a selfish person and a crack addict, and ignored by their biological father who wants nothing to do with them and has said as much. Children's Aid (I live in Ontario) has been a joke thus far, and have done very little on behalf on the children. After their brief intervention, I see the same problems arising as before: the children knocking on my door asking for food, toilet paper and cigarette money for their mother (she brings them up to ask for her). I am not a relative, only a neighbour and a friend of the children. Now I hear the mother may be going away for a few weeks/months for treatment to get off the drug (sponsored by the mother's parents) but nobody wants the kids because they have ADD (the mother drank when she was pregnant) and have not been socialised properly. I should also mention the children have expressed to me on several occassions they do not want to live with their mother anymore.
These children need good parents who will nuture and teach them. What are the childrens options?