Tuesday, February 25, 2014

UPDATED: Disabled Edmonton Mother Desperately Needs Someone to Care for 2 Daughters

I'm linking to this for what it's worth.

An Edmonton Mom diagnosed with MS can no longer take care of her two daughters because she is in long-term care. The father has left the country and is an unfit parent. (She makes him out to be a mentally ill welfare bum).

She writes:
I now have less than two weeks to find them a home before having to resort to placing them into the foster system. I have tried adoption agencies (I am willing to consider either private guardianship, open adoption, a kinship placement through the foster system or any other arrangement that will allow my girls to feel that they are no longer living in limbo. They are 15 months apart in age and the number of times they have been separated can be counted on my hand, with some fingers left over.

From what I've been told, if I turn them over to children's services, I will lose my rights as a parent and they will no longer have access to their mother. As things stand, they visit me 3-6 times per week. I'm aware that I likely won't have as much access if they are able to find a new family, but with the foster system probably turning their young lives upside down and being forcefully removed from both their guardian and mother's care, they will lose the one remaining anchor of stability that they have.

To contact the mother, there is an email form on her blog.

News Story from Global News.

UPDATE February 25th:

The person who is presently presently caring for the two daughters contacted me.

A few more details:

The stress from the drama of this situation is taking a toll on the husband's health. This is why they can no longer be involved.

The father of the girls is a real "case". It appears that he is a Muslim who does not want his kids exposed to pork, alcohol or other religions. He is something of a harasser. That's putting it mildly.

If the children were placed in a new family, it would be an extra layer of security for them.

There are more details to this, but I put the most essential.