A week ago Sunday, I was visited by my kids elder half-sister. For those who don't know, I have twins (boy-girl) and their mother had two children from a previous marriage. Well the sister gave me a phone number to call my kids and their mom. A situation came up that I'm not going to go into here. Needless to say, I called them, found out what was going on and made sure everyone was alright.
A few days later, I got a letter in the mail from CPS (Child Protective Services). They wanted to know if I had the means to take my kids if it became necessary. I confirmed that I could, and that was that. I've not been able to focus on anything since the initial phone call with my kids and ex-wife. I've been that rattled and I wasn't even there. It's the reason I've not written anything for the last week or posted a blog for that matter.
Earlier today, I got a call from CPS. Again, they wanted to confirm that I could take in the twins. Then they suggested I contact their mother and make arrangements. Between talking to her and CPS, I found out what they though was happening, and got confirmation that it did NOT happen. However, I am still rattled.
My primary concern isn't having room for the twins, or food, or any other basics. It's making the trip. I live about 185 miles from them currently. Easily a four hour trip, one way. For those who are aware of gas prices in Texas, you know it'll take about a tank to a tank and a half to get there and back. That doesn't even include food or any running around I might have to do if I do go to get them. My son is a highly function autistic. My daughter suffers from stress induced pains in her abs. So, talking to their doctors is just as important as transferring them from their school to the one where I live.
Currently, there are no plans to go get them. I have to wait until the morning to confirm that with CPS (it's currently 8pm here). Normally, I hate asking for help, but this is for my kids. Anyone who can offer a donation to help out, it would be appreciated. I'm aiming at a goal of $200.00 - for gas, food, and any other money I might need for the trip.
I'll post further updates as the need warrants.
Again, thank you for your support.
Edit: The only method I can receive donations as the moment is via Paypal. I have a paypal prepaid mastercard that I can transfer money to for us outside of the net. To make a donation, use my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Again, thank you.