DOCS ruined her life because they took all her children away?
Well, the first time DOCS stepped in she had four children, was on drugs and in an abusive relationship. DOCS decided it was the best for the children to be fostered.
Then the mother became pregnant again. With twins. The same foster mother took these two children in, after a struggle to keep all the siblings together, and one of the twins also has disabilities.
There is a court order that the children only need to spend two hours per month with their birth mother. Recently it has been decided that the court order for access willl be enforced. One child does not want to see her birth mother at all. The children are growing up.
The foster mother was always happy to have the birth mother and grandmother involved with the children, after all, they were family.
The foster mother sends the children to private school. She is in her late forties and must work to keep the children in private school.
The birth mother is now thirty and has been off drugs for over 12 months. She's also pregnant again. It looks like she will block the foster mother of her other six children from having her seventh child if this child is taken away from her to be fostered. The twins no longer seem to recognise her as their mother. The birth mother seems to think that she is a victim in this. A victim of DOCS, a victim of the fostering. It's all been done to her. And it's unjustified.
The foster mother and the children live in a lovely home and it appears that they want for nothing and are loved very, very much. She wants child No. 7 to come to her so that the children will be a family together.
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I have no qualms with the welfare and wellbeing of the children being the main concern of the authorities, and that children must sometimes be taken from their parents.
I think that the birth mother should wake up. She is not a victim, unless it is of her own bad decisions in life.