Okay- I'm new here. I got a very unpleasant call today.
Let me start off by saying I'm 25 and have two great kids. Im divorced and doing very well.
My older sister has kind of "given up" her three to her ex-husband and I found out today the state (Oklahoma) has taken them away and released them in to Dad's mother's custody. I know they need more than what they have been given. They need a loving home. I haven't contacted an attorney yet- but need to know what happens if biological parents wont pay child support. I dont think either of them can hold a job. Does the state treat Guardians like Foster Parents and help with the cost of child care, etc? This is very important and I just wanted a little help before the rest of our family gets together tomorrow and determines where we are going to ask these children to be placed. The father's family has been around the kids all their lives- but until a "case worker" called me today- I had no idea how bad off these kids really were. I know I have a clean home and will give them support. I just cannot financially raise her three without any support. I cant stand the thought of taking away from my two. But really really cant sit back and watch neice and nephews be shifted around the system thinking no one loves them- when we really really want to help.