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not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 26th 2011, 09:25 AM

so i am 17 years old and i have a 4 month old baby girl. i have suffered with depression since i experienced a traumatic when i was 10 years old. since then i have had severe issues with being touched and not trusting anyone, especially with my daughter. lately, i have been having some issues and i have tried to kill myself several times. the most recent time, someone contacted child protective services. i was told that i was an unfit mother and that i was endangering the welfare of my daughter. i called my daughters fathers best friend and asked him if he could take custody of her. i didnt want CPS to take my daughter and not give her back to me so i did the only thing i knew and gave her to him. i know that having my baby out of my house for awhile is prolly the best thing for her but i dont know if it was the best thing for me. i miss her so much and wish i had her with me every second that shes not here. i think i just need someone to tell me that i made the right choice, that i did what was best for myself and my child.


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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 26th 2011, 07:01 PM

Hey,

I'm sorry things are so tough for you. I just wanted to let you know that I feel like you did a very selfless act. You took your daughter out of a possibly dangerous situation and you put her with someone you trust. Having your daughter be with someone else for the time being while you are trying to straighten out your depression issues is potentially the best thing for both of you.

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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 27th 2011, 09:04 AM

thanks..
i just wish that the decision i made for her was right for both of us. i keep hoping that im dreaming and i will wake up and have her here with me but every time i realize im not dreaming, i just start crying...


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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 27th 2011, 11:33 AM

I know it's hard. But you will get through this.
   
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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 27th 2011, 08:43 PM

Having your daughter live with someone you trust, vs. a total stranger, was probably the right decision to make. What I would focus on doing now is getting help... and I mean making a daily effort to get into individual therapy, group therapy, etc. That is the best thing you can do for yourself AND for your daughter. You deserve to be happy, and your daughter deserves to have a mother who is healthy.





   
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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 27th 2011, 09:21 PM

I definitely agree with robin. Having a mother is very important in a child's life, so getting yourself back on track would probably be the very best thing you could do. Though getting her out of a dangerous situation was a smart plan.


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Re: not sure if i did what was best for me.. - July 31st 2011, 10:18 AM

thank you all. i appreciate it.


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