I am in CA and I coach vball at a local high school. I have a girl on my team that is living a nightmare at home! Her mother lives here in CA and dates all types of men, does NOT want to take her to school to LEARN (mind you this girl that I coach is an excellent student, athlete, and is involved in leadership), verbally abuses her, and tells her to not even THINK of telling anyone about her home life because no one is going to believe her and no one will want her if she tries to get foster care. Her mother is concerned about the welfare benefits, and always makes it a point to mention to her daughter that if she tries anything with the law her benefits will be taken away & will not be able to survive, so she feels bad to act on this.
Now her dad lives in Nebraska with his girlfriend and does NOT have anything to do with her. She has two siblings that are just as bad. They degrade her and always remind her that she is wasting her time at school and trying to get into college.
This girl came to me and cried her eyes out and it is obvious that all she needs is love and encouragment! There is faculty and friends that know about her situation. She said she wants to get out of that house because she is scared of all the guys her mother brings in the house. She does NOT want to continue living there and but she has NO family here, so she does NOT know what to do. My husband and I agreed on taking her in our home and being her foster parents, but we have NO idea on how to come about it?????? We aren't rich, but we have a decent roof over our heads (4 bedrooms), food on the table, and we are servants to the Lord! We will provide the tools she needs to be successful (a spiritual home, loving parents, bare essentials, and most importantly support, encouragement, and love). Someone please get back to us! We want to act fast just in case her situation gets worse and it will be too late!