Asked about 1 year ago - Pensacola, FLFlag
I am worried to call CPS- I have 3 little sisters- one is just now 19, the others are 14 and 10 years old. My mother and 2 other women have told me and govt investigators about physical, mental and verbal abuse from the father of the children- even gotten retraining orders.
They are in danger living there as the father has been in trouble wioth his job for misconduct for RAPE, physical/emotional abuse and mental cruelty. I am a direct witness/victim to the abusive tactics that this man uses......I used to live in the house and left the household at a young age.
My mother dealt with it for years before a divorce and she is so scared of him she does not want to call either. I do not beleive she iis in the condition (financially or household wise) to keep the children, b/c of paying CS
Yes, a person can adopt their own siblings. Because they are your siblings, it would be considered a relative adoption. You would, however, need to terminate their parents parental rights. That means their mother and their father, assuming he fits into a category of man whose consent is required. If you believe they are in danger, you should seriously consider calling the Florida Abuse Hotline, 1-800-96-ABUSE
Madonna M. Finney
Florida Board Certified Adoption Lawyer
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