Blossom has, a little while ago, had a baby. Our suspicions that she was running out of her contraception implant were realised. Bearing in mind we have no contact with blossom we agonised over what to do. After a long chat we decided to write to the social care department. We detailed the injuries and threats and dangerous behaviour around young children/ babies. This was because we couldn’t bear the news coming of the death or serious injury of a child without having tried at least to inform those responsible these were risks from the get go.
We decided not to tell our families. We didn’t want them to fly into rescue mode and put us and our other charges at risk with close contact with blossom. Anyway. She may not have the baby etc.
Fast forward several months it appears Blossom has had the baby and is in a family supporting mother and child situation (bet they haven’t been told anything about the risks blossom poses at all) in the county.
Blossoms antisocial behavioural disorder plus other extremely challenging troubles may mean in the short term she could be ok with the baby but the outlook is bleak especially beyond the family support placement. What is beyond this anyway? Anyone know?
Sorry if the above is complex and there are additional messes within the family now and they just do not accept or understand the risk Blossom poses. Some have found out about the baby not through us. Others don’t know. It’s a right mess.
What I wanted to ask is this. If the child is taken into LAC will all the family (birth family? Adoptive family?) be interviewed to have the child? Bearing in mind Blossom would like us dead, wants to heap as much pain as possible on me in particular I imagine she won’t be too keen on us being approached to say the least.
If the families here are approached and say no they will be wracked with guilt and struggle hugely. Worse they could feel guilt rolled into taking on the child.
Blossom of course would be delighted that she’s managed to chew the extremely supportive family of ours into bits.
The birth mum is around, still on the outskirts of gangs drinking drugs and other ‘activitites’ blossom totally idealises.
I realise this is probably a long process etc but I don’t know how any of this works. Yes. This is likely the first of many.