I bring this up because of the stories I have been hearing/reading lately about "parents" who ought to be taken out back and shot. A fellow mom wrote a bit about 2 stories in her blog, one of which was the story of April Rose. I don't know all the facts, but apparently this person claimed to be pregnant with a terminal child, but decided to have the baby anyways, if only to spend a few moments with her before her passing. Turns out (from the evidence I have found on google), that this woman was a fraud and there never was such a child. She had about 1000 people praying for her daily and visiting her (ad filled) blog, hanging on to her every word, in the hopes that maybe there might be a miracle and this little child would survive. When it came time for the birth, this "mother" took pictures of a FLIPPING DOLL and posted them as if it were her child. Yes yes, I should be proper and not drop the ef bomb, but can you believe the nerve of this woman? Here are some facts about the whole charade. They have a link to the pictures of this supposed child, along with pictures of the doll, side-by-side. Disgusting.
What the hell is wrong with people?
Another "mom" that was vying for attention....turns out that she was poisoning her child the whole time by feeding her crap. Yes, literally...crap. These people should be locked away for the rest of their lives. Yes, I understand this is an illness. That they need mental help. Ok fine. Let them receive this help behind bars, where they can never touch another child again.
Maybe I'm so pissed off b/c this story hits WAY too close to home. Right now I feel completely helpless in this situation b/c of who it involves. I have spoken with the appropriate parties and voiced my concerns over the matter, but so far, nothing has crossed the line to the point where something needed to be done about it.
But if it does, I swear to God, I am going to step in and do something about it. I don't care if this means hatred towards me for butting my nose in where it supposedly doesn't belong. I don't care if I completely ostracize myself from this circle. What matters most is that a child is taken care of and kept from the hands that are harming him/her.
This family definitely needs help...I just don't know how to begin.