Read this first:
This type of story seems to happen a lot, but every time I hear about it I get mad. And sad. I wish I could take that whole family into my home and show them what a caring and attentive family life should be like.
It still baffles me how people can think families aren't important. Families are what have the greatest influence in people's lives, whether for good or bad. So why aren't more people working to make them stronger, to make them better, so that they do more good than bad? This mom should have just written it in a note, because what she did to her kids clearly says, "I don't care about you children, who I made and choose to keep instead of giving away to a family who would care for you. I care more about alcohol than I do about you. And if I don't care about you, why should you care about yourself?" If anyone else in their lives had done this, a babysitter, a neighbor, a teacher, it wouldn't send quite as strong of a message as it does when their own MOTHER neglects them. And now those kids get to sit in foster care and in shelters, waiting for their mom to get her act together, bouncing from place to place with nothing secure to hold onto. It's beyond sad, and I'm praying for them that things will get better.