My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas
Our sons friend has been coming to our home for about 2 years or more. At first he would be combative at time and confrontational. He would always want to fight them and we would send him home. As he has come to trust us he tells us more. According to him, and from what we have seen, his mother is abusive verbally and most likely physically when he was smaller. He is now 15 and actually crys when we tell him he has to go home. CPS has been in their lives a lot but they do nothing. We have made two reports in the last few weeks.
His mother has taken him to a psychiatrist and they diagnosed him with something and she drugs him anytime he gets angry. This will knock him out for the rest of the day and sometimes longer. Since it's from a doctor, CPS does nothing. This boy practically lived at my home all summer and his mother never called once. We made him go hone when we went out of town for a week but the police brought him back to my house (friends of our were house sitting for us) and they asked if he could stay there since it wasn't good that he be at home (no report made my officers). They called us and we said it was fine.
He has actually walked to my house and slept outside (without our knowledge), just because he couldn't take it anymore at his house. She drugged him once and then let him walk to our house (about a mile away), across a busy main road. I was shocked he didn't get hit by a car. He passed out in our garage and we found him when we came home several hours later. Our kids were home and didn't know he was out there. My kids are 16, 14, & 10.
Last week before school started my husband went to the school for a meeting with them and the boys mother. She never showed. The first day of school she showed up and took him and had him put in a psych hospital to get back on his medication. She hasn't seen him all summer and says he needs medication. He was on NO medication the entire summer and was a NORMAL teenage boy. Never lost his temper and was Never disrespectful to us... that may not sound like a normal teenager but I mean he didn't get any more upset or act any different than any normal teenager does.
At christmas this last year we went out of town and she put him in the psych hospital from christmas eve until 3 days after christmas. That broke my heart. Her cursing would shame a sailer.
He's bigger than her now and she can't control him like when he was 8 or 9 yrs old. He gets emotional when she drugs him and then he's coming out of it but when he doesn't have any in his system he is perfectly normal.
NO ONE WILL LISTEN TO US. Is there anything we can do. I'm afraid she's going to cause him actual mental harm by drugging him when he doesn't need it. She does play the race card between her excessive cursing when talking to us. We are white, he is black. That isn't an issue with us at all.