My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: NC
There is a small possibility that my mentally unstable (undiagnosed) mother in law may fabricate a lie to get our children taken away from her son and me. We think she has Borderline Personality Disorder and is NOT happy that we did not let her come by our house one Sunday because she was being emotionally destructive. Our children are young and we didn't want them to see her acting like she was. It was BAD...
In the past, she's made mentions that if my husband or I got into trouble, she'd want the children to come stay with her and my father in law. The kicker is that they were previously licensed foster parents here in NC, so I have no doubt that she could convince ANYONE to let them stay with her.
She has NEVER liked me, but I truly have never done anything to provoke it...unless not allowing her to control our family is a reason. It's all part of the personality disorder. There is no truth in anything she could cook up. We're not perfect, but we love our children, take excellent care of them and would never, ever do anything to harm them...EVER! I don't even know what she might say, but I can't put anything past her at this point. Her behavior is erratic...her husband doesn't know from day to day if she'll even be there when he gets home from work.
Anyway, I was wondering if there was anything we could do to prevent our children from being taken away if she did decide to "make good" on these thoughts. We do have plans to move out of state, which should help because she knows she would not be able to get the children from another state. I know she would not want them to go into foster care unless it was her home.
Sick and twisted, I know. Believe me, this is just a small piece if an ever growing messed up puzzle, but this is a huge concern for me. I don't know what the children would do if this happened. They are all so close and doubt they'd get over something like this very easily.
Thank you for taking time to read this...