Wednesday, April 18, 2007


I am just sick to my stomach. I just can't believe it.

Court was this morning in California, the dad coming in from Chicago to get emergency custody of his children.

Brandie stood up in the courtroom and stated that my sister is her drug dealer, my mother kicked her out of the house just 48 hours ago and my sister called CPS on her. She stood up and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth SO HELP HER GOD!!

I am just sick. The judge is giving her until May 11th when there will be another court hearing. As far as the judge is concerned, she will be keeping the children until that point.

The only thing that might and I do mean MIGHT save them until the 11th is that Child Protective Services DID call my mom the day before yesterday and there was a report against Brandie for neglect (we think the school did this because Brandie was not bring Brianna to school everyday). My mom told the Social Worker everything she knew and advised her to call my sister (Brandie's mom) and talk to her. The worker called my older sister and she also told her everything she knew. The social worker is appalled. She was going to go and take temporary custody of the children that night and my sister begged her not to, told her about the hearing and said that she would rather the dad went to pick up the kids, not social services. It would be so much better for the kids in this case. The worker agreed and asked that she be called after the hearing. My mom is talking to her now.

I am hoping that they can go in and get the children. Even if they do have to go to a foster home or to some other family member for a while.

I will keep you updated. Please keep them in your prayers.


Trueself said...

OMG, I am so very sorry. What an awful thing for your family to have to go through, particularly those poor children.

Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Meg said...

Yikes honey, That's an awaful thing for any family to have to deal with and no child should have to have their childhood so messed up. Let me know if there's anything that I can do to help you!!!


abbagirl74 said...

You are in my thoughts.

kissmekate said...

I really hope that the father is given custody of those children.

Often this is the one thing that will shake the mother into getting help.

In the meantime those kids need to be in a safe and loving environment and until Brandie gets her shit together then she cannot offer those kids that.

((((HUGS)))) to you and your family.