I interrupt my away time to let you all know something that happened over the weekend. A few months ago a friend's sister found out she was pregnant. She is young and didn't want them (yes, twins) so she thought she was going to put them up for adoption. We informed her we were interested if the option came up. She changed her mind and decided to parent them. They were born 6 weeks premature. Over the course of the past 8 weeks since they have arrived both boys have been released from the hospital only to be placed back because of abuse/neglect. One had unexplainible brusies the other had heat stroke. Friday my friend came to me saying her sister decided she didn't want the boys and wanted to know if we were interested. Despite the goings-on between M and I, we sat down and deiceded to find out more information. Friday morning DHS took the children away from her and the father (they had to sign over their rights or face charges). We tried to contact someone from the county with no resolve. We were basically told to forget about them and the next awaiting family would get them. I was sad. Yesterday L.L.Bean as I will refer to them, turned 2 months old. I am so mad at her sister for doing this to them and for waiting til the last second to come to us.
Even more heartbreaking, the father left the mother Friday evening after they were taken away because he was happy he didn't have to deal with any of them any more. Although I am sure she's an unfit parent, I would like to think with the proper classes and help she could have done this without him. Now she has lost her boys and the asshole up and left.
Alright, back to my break, see you all Friday after M and I talk. I don't think it's going to be good news, just so ya know.