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Old 09-05-03, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of world is this???

I'm sorry that this isn't reptile related but i have to let this out. A friend of my sister's showed up at my house last week, she had run away from home because her mother was abusing her, we notified child services and they said that what we did was right and we were to hang on to her until they showed up to talk to her, the mother showed up at our house days later and freaked out at the kid, saying how when she gets home she was going to give her the shots, the whole time speaking Portuguese not realizing my family speaks Portuguese as well... anyway the mother left and the child told us stories on how her mother has thrown plates at the children and hit them and scard them, and now the child services called us and said that since the girl is only 15 years old she has no choice but to go home, even though she has said how scared she is to go home, now shes sitting at my house crying waiting for her mother to pick her up... once again im sorry that it isn't herp related but i'm so angry i had to get this off my chest.

P.S the mother makes the child cook her own meals do her own laundry and make her own lunches for school. if she doesn't make her own lunch, she doesn't eat.
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Old 09-05-03, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear what you are saying my GF went through the same thing, she is mexican menonite so she was treated like **** and he father was especially abusive...Needless to say she lives with me now. I hope your friend gets the help she needs.
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Thanks. i hope so too.
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Old 09-05-03, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not defending the mom or anything, but preparing your own lunches, cooking meals, and doing your own laundry doesn't sound too bad. I know if I didn't make my own lunches when I was in school I didn't eat...
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Old 09-05-03, 03:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Until a child is 18, you have a LEGAL binding to care and nurture the child you gave birth to. Meaning housing, feeding, emotional care.

You may have made your own lunches, but this girl sounds like she takes care of herself. The circumstances are very different.
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Old 09-05-03, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I understand that but she also has not time for school work eaither cause the mother makes her take care of her two younger siblings because the parents own a bus business and she has not time, so the kid only ended up passing 2 out of 8 classes last year, because she has too much to do.
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any abuse in any form is unhealthy and a sad way to live, I hope she finds the help she needs. On another note at fifteen I not only was working and going to school but was cooking and doing my family's laundry and taking care of my 3 younger bro's, my mom worked and I was the oldest. I did Great!
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What I mean't by "great" was I was I able to do it, I by no means got all a's. I was an average student, it's a lot to ask for in any case
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Balakoth,

What you're implying is very amusing. Do you know anything about me?
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I'm a little confused as to why social services is forcing the your friend to go back??? Children under the age of 15 are taken out of abusive homes all the time, however often are placed in homes that are not much better unless they have other family or whatnot.

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I'm not defending the mom or anything, but preparing your own lunches, cooking meals, and doing your own laundry doesn't sound too bad. I know if I didn't make my own lunches when I was in school I didn't eat...
LOL you took the words right out of my mouth!
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wow, that's terrible. no so much the cooking/laundry part (that's more like 'college') buut geez...when can she actually leave the house?
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Man, that's really sick. I myself came from a very abusive household, and I hope to god that the girl can get out of there A.S.A.P. and get the help she needs.
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Wow, I guess I am being pampered then I would starve if my dad didn't make my lunches and by all means I do not even know how to work a washing machine. I can however use the dryer Oh oh and I can cook hot dogs and microwave regatoni.
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She's not aloud to leaver until she's 16, so in a year. thanks for the support. she said she will call us if anything else happen, then we can go straight to the cops. hopefully it all works out.
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That's awful to hear! But I make my own meals, lunches and do my own laundry, too.

Hope things work out for her!

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