~Remember Ava? Heart Breaking~

Jacksonville, Florida
June 8, 2017 12:39pm CST
Y'all remember the 3 year old girl Ava I watched the other night? She was such a sweet girl, so happy. I got a call this morning at 5am, I missed it because I'm sleeping at that time but it was a social worker. She asked me if I would take Ava in because her parents were both arrested and there's no family around. At first I reacted out of emotions and I wanted to take her. But after thinking and praying about it plus speaking to my husband...I know we can't take that sweet baby. =( I'm so heart broken. I just want to fix every child's life in the world. I want to help her but I can't and I HATE it. We have 5 children of our own though and they come first. She will probably end up in foster care and I don't want that for her! I want to give her a loving home...life is so unfair. I have been in tears multiple times since that call. I hate that I cannot fix the situation for that angel... Please pray for Ava and her parents.
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@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Jun 17
That is so sad. I'm so sorry that this is happening to her. It is so unfair. I hope that she is able to find a loving home.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@dodo19 Thanks, it is super sad. =( I wish I could make it better.
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@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies I wish I could make it better too. It's sad how things work out.
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@sharon6345 (138006)
• United States
8 Jun 17
I think the state would have given you some aide to care for her. I hate the thought of her in foster care.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@sharon6345 We don't really want them in our house all the time either, not a big fan of social workers to be honest. There's more than one reason we can't but I hate it. =(
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@sharon6345 (138006)
• United States
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies I know about that for sure. They make me sick coming to check on me having an aide. so trust me I understand.
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
8 Jun 17
On the other hand, there might be a very loving family out there in need of a little angel like her. And perhaps she'll find a better home. I really hope and pray that this turns out to be a blessing in disguise for her!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@CRK109 Your right, I just really liked her mom as well. :( I couldn't imagine having one of my babies taken away for a stupid mistake. Thank you for praying for her.
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@LeaPea2417 (21961)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Jun 17
Oh goodness, this brings tears to my eyes. If I had been in your shoes, I would have wanted to take her in too., but having 5 kids, I see why you can't. I will keep her in my prayers.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@Leapea2417 Yeah I wanted to take her in so bad but there's so many reasons we just can't sadly. =( Thank you for praying for her.
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• United States
8 Jun 17
That is terribly sad and I pray that sweet little girl winds up in a loving home
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@Marilynda1225 Thank you for praying for her. I hope the same for her.
@Courtlynn (55138)
• United States
8 Jun 17
I don't even know them / Ava and I started crying reading this. I feel the same way as you with wanting to help all kids. Poor girl. Unfortunately, foster care may be best for her. Depending on what actually happened with her parents.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@Courtlynn I know, it broke my heart in half. I loved this little girl as soon as I met her. She was full of smiles, hugs and laughter. I wish we could take her...but for more than one reason we just can't. =( They were arrested for a domestic dispute.
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@Courtlynn (55138)
• United States
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies right.. i get it. Least you have a big and great heart and would if you could. Others can and wouldn't.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies is it possible that if they took parenting classes and counseling they could be reunified
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• United States
9 Jun 17
That is very sad. I wish you could help her as well. Do you think your husband and yourself could become foster parents and take her in. I know at least in my state the government will give you money to help take care of her once you bring her in.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@CaseyRoss9966 No we can't become foster parents. =( I wish we could but there's reasons we can't so that's part of the reason we couldn't do it.
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• United States
9 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies I hope she gets put in a good home then.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@CaseyRoss9966 Me too. =(
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
9 Jun 17
I am so sorry, poor little girl, she looked so sweet. Life is too bad for some people.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Ladyduck It really broke my heart, she's an angel
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
9 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies Poor baby, let's hope she can find a nice family who takes care of her.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@LadyDuck I hope so.
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@djbrat13 (156)
• Phoenix, Arizona
9 Jun 17
My prayers go out to her, she deserves to be with loving people who care for her.... So sad ?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@djbrat13 Thank you for praying.
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@djbrat13 (156)
• Phoenix, Arizona
9 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies ((((Hugs))))
• United States
9 Jun 17
It is sad , but I understand your decision.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Cookiemonster46 It broke my heart not being able to take her.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
9 Jun 17
That is a really heartbreaking moment. I hope her guardian angel will guide her and be fine in the long run.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Shavkat It is so awful. =( Me too.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
10 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies Don't worry, my friend. God has his plan for her.
@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
That is so sad. The poor little darling. I wish I lived closer I would give her a home rather then see her go into foster care. She must be so scared and sad with both her mommy and daddy gone. She is so little and just understand. I hope me family steps up and gives you the loving home she deserves.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 17
@Happy2beme Yeah it is so sad. I cannot imagine how scared she must be right now. I wish I could take her but it's just not possible. =(
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies yes and that is understandable.
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@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
9 Jun 17
Most places, if you take her in, there is a financial stipend. I also understand that it is beyond monetary resources and goes to your time and energy. Hopefully her parents get themselves straightened out and can be reunited with Ava.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Gardengerty Yeah it's more than the money aspect. I also don't want social workers at my home and I do have so much going on in my life. Plus the issue if the dad gets out and threatens our family because he wants her back...etc. We just can't put our own family in harms way.
• United States
9 Jun 17
You have enough on your plate, you cant help everyone.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Abbygreenhill I know I just wish I could.
@JESSY3236 (7295)
• United States
9 Jun 17
That's sad. She might get a loving home through foster care.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Jessy3236 I hope they do find a wonderful home for her. =(
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
9 Jun 17
I understand how you feel. I've never taken in a little one but I've taken in what my oldest son always called "strays." Teens that had no where to go when their parents booted them out. Most of the time it was because of the new husband not like the kid. I'll never understand that. The system will find a safe, happy home for Ava.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Bettyb It makes it harder because I have always wanted to help children in this way. But situations beyond my control won't allow me to. =( I have seen that situation many times where the mother chooses a boyfriend or husband over her child. Sad.
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Jun 17
Ohhh, that is so incredibly sad to hear. I hope someone gives that child a home.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@JamesHxstatic Yes it is so heart breaking. =( I hope for the same thing.
@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
9 Jun 17
What a sad situation.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Tampa_girl7 It is. =(
@ridingbet (59369)
• Philippines
9 Jun 17
i hope Ava will find a good family where she can belong to.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@ridingbet I do too. =(
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
9 Jun 17
That is awful. I hope that she will end up in a good home with people who will love her.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 17
@lolaze It is so sad. I hope so too, she was a sweet angel.