November 8 · Started by Shaina Freeman
To: Safe Children Coalition of Sarasota County
“Mommy!” is what they both shout as their mother comes through the door at the visitation center. It is obvious that these two little boys light up when they see her. They immediatley hug her legs. She fights back her tears, she just wants to hold them and sob. She does not want to let them go. Though, it’s not her choice.
During visitation, they have lunch together and she plays with them. When noone is looking, she will pick up her older son(he is 4), holding him tight, she whispers in his ear “Do you know how much I love you and your little brother?” He nods and almost always looks down with sadness upon his face. He wants to go home with Mommy.
As they are getting packed up to go, the look of pain and confusion enters both of their faces. They are wondering when they will see their Mommy, or if they will ever see her again. Derek’s eyes fill with tears that he quickly blinks away. He does not want his Mommy or his little Brother to see. He is trying to stay strong, a trait that he gets from his mother.
This Mother is one who has overcome alot in this past year. This is a mother who was once abused and pimped out by the father of her children. Her abuser is gone from her life now. She blossoms more with each day. She works her Caseplan and does anything & everything asked of her. She is a newborn Christian, occasionally asking God if it’s true that “a mother’s cry is the loudest heard cry in heaven.” She begs, “if it is, please God, please bring my babies home to me.”
How can DCF do this ? How can they just tear this mother and her children apart ? They want to take her boys for adoption and it’s not right !