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Foster Mother Charged In Death Of Baby Left In Hot Car:

29-year-old Wendy Osborne of Jackson County, Georgia was indicted last week on charges of involuntary manslaughter for leaving her foster daughter in a hot car.

On Sept 2nd the temperature was 85 degrees which led to the death of 9-month-old Jessica Scovil.

Which leads me to ask the question that I’ve asked on other sites but not this one. How does somebody forget a child in a car?

42 thoughts on “Georgia woman indicted for hot car death

  1. Kristen says:

    I am the mother of 3 beautiful children, and I do nto see how somebody can “forget” their child in a car! Those people are people that do not wanna be parents anymore, and are willing to spend “1 year” in prison so they don’t have that responsibility anymore! Ugh, I hate child killers/neglecters/abusers!

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  2. Kristen says:

    I am the mother of 3 beautiful children, and I do nto see how somebody can “forget” their child in a car! Those people are people that do not wanna be parents anymore, and are willing to spend “1 year” in prison so they don’t have that responsibility anymore! Ugh, I hate child killers/neglecters/abusers!

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  3. Kristin says:

    i don’t see how anyone could forget a child in a car.. they usually make their presence known..

    well, at least my kids do lol.

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  4. Kristin says:

    i don’t see how anyone could forget a child in a car.. they usually make their presence known..

    well, at least my kids do lol.

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  5. Mom of One says:

    Cause these mothers are selfish and inconsiderate. They’re too worried about what’s going on everywhere else than where their child is. I never once forgot about my daughter in the back seat. Hell, I was more worried about how I was going to get her into the house with a hand full of groceries.

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  6. Mom of One says:

    Cause these mothers are selfish and inconsiderate. They’re too worried about what’s going on everywhere else than where their child is. I never once forgot about my daughter in the back seat. Hell, I was more worried about how I was going to get her into the house with a hand full of groceries.

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  7. Kathy says:

    Not necessarily true… my co-worker’s husband usually drove their oldest daughter to daycare. One day, he was unable so she was supposed to do it. She rushed around, got the kids ready, dropped the baby off as she was used to doing. Then, in her mind, the next step was go to work. She pulled into the parking lot, started to get out of her car, when her 4 y/o said “Mommy, aren’t you going to take me too?” My co-worker was floored. She took her daughter to daycare but was so shaken up about what ‘could’ have happened, that she could barely work. If you’re not used to the child being in your car, it could be easy to forget–especially if the child has fallen asleep.

    The fact that she’s a foster parent, doesn’t mean she cares any less or did this on purpose. I’m a foster parent. We’re not all evil money-grubbing child haters. I do believe this was a terrible accident that occurred because her routine was changed.

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  8. Kathy says:

    Not necessarily true… my co-worker’s husband usually drove their oldest daughter to daycare. One day, he was unable so she was supposed to do it. She rushed around, got the kids ready, dropped the baby off as she was used to doing. Then, in her mind, the next step was go to work. She pulled into the parking lot, started to get out of her car, when her 4 y/o said “Mommy, aren’t you going to take me too?” My co-worker was floored. She took her daughter to daycare but was so shaken up about what ‘could’ have happened, that she could barely work. If you’re not used to the child being in your car, it could be easy to forget–especially if the child has fallen asleep.

    The fact that she’s a foster parent, doesn’t mean she cares any less or did this on purpose. I’m a foster parent. We’re not all evil money-grubbing child haters. I do believe this was a terrible accident that occurred because her routine was changed.

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  9. rumpepper says:

    i can see exactly how it could happen, same way you leave the stove on. same way you miss your exit because you were driving on auto pilot and you don’t really remember the drive up until now. now to leave in the car til death that’s a bit harder. but i have been on the freeway thinking about things i have to do that day and then do my mental check to make sure my daughter as been dropped off and realize she is still in the car and i have passed her exit. had to turn around and get to work and realize i have her diaper bag does that mean i don’t want my child to eat for the day?

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  10. rumpepper says:

    i can see exactly how it could happen, same way you leave the stove on. same way you miss your exit because you were driving on auto pilot and you don’t really remember the drive up until now. now to leave in the car til death that’s a bit harder. but i have been on the freeway thinking about things i have to do that day and then do my mental check to make sure my daughter as been dropped off and realize she is still in the car and i have passed her exit. had to turn around and get to work and realize i have her diaper bag does that mean i don’t want my child to eat for the day?

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  11. Mare says:

    ANYONE who leaves their child in a car is an idiot who should be sterilized. I have never, and would never forget my children, no matter how busy, tired or stressed I am – and I am plenty stressed with a disabled child, a husband who’s on the road, and a part-time job and an active Kindergartener. I think these people have a conscious or unconscious wish to have their little responsibilities DEAD. End of discussion.

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  12. Mare says:

    ANYONE who leaves their child in a car is an idiot who should be sterilized. I have never, and would never forget my children, no matter how busy, tired or stressed I am – and I am plenty stressed with a disabled child, a husband who’s on the road, and a part-time job and an active Kindergartener. I think these people have a conscious or unconscious wish to have their little responsibilities DEAD. End of discussion.

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  13. Samantha says:

    I have to agree… I could never leave me kid in the car. Just out of pure habit, I look in the backseat before I get out of my car. Yeah parents are stressed and may forget things from time to time, I know I sure do, but my kid? Never.

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  14. Samantha says:

    I have to agree… I could never leave me kid in the car. Just out of pure habit, I look in the backseat before I get out of my car. Yeah parents are stressed and may forget things from time to time, I know I sure do, but my kid? Never.

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  15. Kimberley Powell says:

    This lady works at the J&J Flea Market in Jackson County. My mother had a booth out there and was kicked off the flea market and told to never come back because she made a remark about Wendy being a baby killer. My mom was told by the OWNER of the flea market that Wendy “made a mistake” and it wasn’t right to talk about it.

    Doesn’t seem right that this lady is allowed to kill a child that is not even hers (she was the state appointed FOSTER mother!).

    I will not be shopping at that flea market anymore because of the low standards they have.

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  16. Kimberley Powell says:

    This lady works at the J&J Flea Market in Jackson County. My mother had a booth out there and was kicked off the flea market and told to never come back because she made a remark about Wendy being a baby killer. My mom was told by the OWNER of the flea market that Wendy “made a mistake” and it wasn’t right to talk about it.

    Doesn’t seem right that this lady is allowed to kill a child that is not even hers (she was the state appointed FOSTER mother!).

    I will not be shopping at that flea market anymore because of the low standards they have.

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  17. Friend of Wendy says:

    To mom of one…you call Wendy selfish and inconsiderate??? Oh yeah…she’s just he one who brings children in her home who have been starved, deprived, and left helpless. She is sooo selfish…NOT!!! She has had to come to church in two vehicles to get all the children there. She is not at all selfish.

    Also, if the website put the WHOLE story…then maybe you could make a REAL opinion. That morning Wendy had went to the doctor because she was sick. The doctor gave her medicine. When she got home, she went inside and, not knowing what she was doing because the medicine made her drowsy, she laid down. Her two foster children were old enough to get themselves out of the car so they brought themselves in. Later, her two teenage foster children came home and asked where Jessica was. That is when Wendy relized Jessica was still in the car and she immediatly went out to the car and called 911.

    So now that all the facts are out there…you can make a factual opinion. Oh…and before you make some stupid, typical remark…think about how you would feel if someone was saying these things about you.

    GOD BLESS WENDY AND BABY JESSICA!!! Jessica is getting to spend Christmas with Christ!!!

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  18. Friend of Wendy says:

    To mom of one…you call Wendy selfish and inconsiderate??? Oh yeah…she’s just he one who brings children in her home who have been starved, deprived, and left helpless. She is sooo selfish…NOT!!! She has had to come to church in two vehicles to get all the children there. She is not at all selfish.

    Also, if the website put the WHOLE story…then maybe you could make a REAL opinion. That morning Wendy had went to the doctor because she was sick. The doctor gave her medicine. When she got home, she went inside and, not knowing what she was doing because the medicine made her drowsy, she laid down. Her two foster children were old enough to get themselves out of the car so they brought themselves in. Later, her two teenage foster children came home and asked where Jessica was. That is when Wendy relized Jessica was still in the car and she immediatly went out to the car and called 911.

    So now that all the facts are out there…you can make a factual opinion. Oh…and before you make some stupid, typical remark…think about how you would feel if someone was saying these things about you.

    GOD BLESS WENDY AND BABY JESSICA!!! Jessica is getting to spend Christmas with Christ!!!

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  19. Ihavekidstoo says:

    Sorry, but even if it wasn’t intentional, the mother (and all parents) in these cases need to be charged. She’ll likely get a slap on the wrist from a sympathetic judge, but if even ONE person reads about her case and it makes them take a second look in the back seat before locking the car and leaving it for the day, if it saves just ONE child’s life, it’s worth it.

    Personally, I don’t see how you can forget a child in a car. I don’t see why you allow a doctor to give you a medication that will make you drowsy when you know you’ll need to be alert and responsible for your kids for several more hours. But I guess it could happen.

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  20. Ihavekidstoo says:

    Sorry, but even if it wasn’t intentional, the mother (and all parents) in these cases need to be charged. She’ll likely get a slap on the wrist from a sympathetic judge, but if even ONE person reads about her case and it makes them take a second look in the back seat before locking the car and leaving it for the day, if it saves just ONE child’s life, it’s worth it.

    Personally, I don’t see how you can forget a child in a car. I don’t see why you allow a doctor to give you a medication that will make you drowsy when you know you’ll need to be alert and responsible for your kids for several more hours. But I guess it could happen.

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  21. Kimberley Powell says:

    Friend of Wendy,

    So she left the two three year olds to their own devices too? She just left them in the car also so they could find their own way in? Because that’s how old the two that were “old enough to get themselves out of the car” were, THREE (in case you have forgotten).

    In my opinion, a three year old isn’t old enough to do much of anything without supervision of some sort, but then I am not a parent, so what do I know about keeping kids safe and alive.

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  22. Kimberley Powell says:

    Friend of Wendy,

    So she left the two three year olds to their own devices too? She just left them in the car also so they could find their own way in? Because that’s how old the two that were “old enough to get themselves out of the car” were, THREE (in case you have forgotten).

    In my opinion, a three year old isn’t old enough to do much of anything without supervision of some sort, but then I am not a parent, so what do I know about keeping kids safe and alive.

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  23. karen says:

    KIMBERLY: your mother sounds like a rude and inconsiderate person. she is neither judge nor jury and should keep her “comments” to herself. good for the flea market owner! regardless of how it happened this woman will have to live with it for the rest of her life. perhaps you might become a foster parent….or aren’t you up to the challenge? at least she was trying to make a difference…not just sitting online and slamming everyone on every blog.

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  24. karen says:

    KIMBERLY: your mother sounds like a rude and inconsiderate person. she is neither judge nor jury and should keep her “comments” to herself. good for the flea market owner! regardless of how it happened this woman will have to live with it for the rest of her life. perhaps you might become a foster parent….or aren’t you up to the challenge? at least she was trying to make a difference…not just sitting online and slamming everyone on every blog.

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  25. karen says:

    mare: i doubt that was the case is this situation…that she wished death on the child…she was her foster mother and if she didn’t want her in her home all she had to do was call cps and have her removed.

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  26. karen says:

    mare: i doubt that was the case is this situation…that she wished death on the child…she was her foster mother and if she didn’t want her in her home all she had to do was call cps and have her removed.

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  27. Nicki...Jessicas FAMILY says:

    The whole situation was irresponsible. That was my baby cousin which my family suffers because if someone who was being irresponsible. If the doctor had given her medicine than she should not be driving around with children in the car. She was a foster parent but her REAL parents and family are the ones who are truely suffering over her stupid decisions and incompetence. That child was about to go back to HER parents and now that will never happen. It blows my mind the comment around about the children being “old enough to get themselves out”…seriously? 3yrs old is not old enough….she should have been doing her responsibilities as a foster parent and taking care of those children right and if she couldnt do it bc of her meds then she should have had someone helping her so those children THAT ARE NOT EVEN HERS would have been taken care of properly. We can all keep saying shoulda coulda woulda but the Fact is that was a child who just begun her life. That was my family and now I watch me family grieve and I hope that woman serves serious time for her actions. Godbless baby Jessica R.I.P baby you are missed

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  28. Nicki...Jessicas FAMILY says:

    The whole situation was irresponsible. That was my baby cousin which my family suffers because if someone who was being irresponsible. If the doctor had given her medicine than she should not be driving around with children in the car. She was a foster parent but her REAL parents and family are the ones who are truely suffering over her stupid decisions and incompetence. That child was about to go back to HER parents and now that will never happen. It blows my mind the comment around about the children being “old enough to get themselves out”…seriously? 3yrs old is not old enough….she should have been doing her responsibilities as a foster parent and taking care of those children right and if she couldnt do it bc of her meds then she should have had someone helping her so those children THAT ARE NOT EVEN HERS would have been taken care of properly. We can all keep saying shoulda coulda woulda but the Fact is that was a child who just begun her life. That was my family and now I watch me family grieve and I hope that woman serves serious time for her actions. Godbless baby Jessica R.I.P baby you are missed

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  29. Angel says:

    IHKT wrote:

    “Personally, I don’t see how you can forget a child in a car.”

    It’s easy – I have done it myself…for about 10-20 seconds….then I realized something was wrong, and turned around. With six kids, I used to have the older ones help with the younger ones when we all went out. The oldest two would each grab a young one, and I would get the two remaining. They had the same ‘assigned’ child every time, so no one would forget. A couple of times, if one of the older ones did not accompany me, it would throw off my plan. I started doing a ‘head count’ every time we went somewhere about seven years ago, and it works. When we go somewhere, it is my habit to ‘count my monkeys’ when we exit the car, when we get to the entrance of wherever we happen to be going, when we get inside said establishment, and about every 5 minutes thereafter. That cuts down greatly on the possibility that I might leave one of my children ANYWHERE long enough for them to die, or even get hurt. My friends and neighbors who see me mumbling to myself in the local grocery store or dollar store have been known to come up and whisper in my ear, while grinning like Cheshire cats, “Head count again, or have they finally driven you insane?” LOL. I never quite know how to respond to that, because, obviously, both are true….

    IHKT also wrote:

    “I don’t see why you allow a doctor to give you a medication that will make you drowsy when you know you’ll need to be alert and responsible for your kids for several more hours.”

    Amen. The strongest medication I have had in almost 20 years is OTC Tylenol or Motrin. And that includes during the births of each of my children. I had them all natural, because I did not want to be drugged for even the amount of time it would take to deliver them. Even the time I was suffering from PPD (yes, you can have that without ACTUALLY killing your kids, or even injuring them), and my doctor wanted to put me on something other than Wellbutrin, it only took about 4 days to convince him otherwise, and luckily I had my oldest daughter (who was then 13) at home with me during that time. He tried me on Paxil and Zoloft (not at the same time). I can’t remember which was which but one made me sleep for 23 out of every 24 hours, and the other made me stoned. The one that made me sleepy I took for two days, and then dragged my butt out of bed to call the doc and tell him to change it. When he asked me if it was working at all – “But, are you depressed?” – I kindly told him that I wasn’t awake long enough to BE depressed. He then called in a prescription for the second med, and when I took it the next morning, and left the house to pay a bill (taking all of my kids with me), I was 60 miles from the house before I realized I had overshot my destination by 50 miles. I turned around, called a friend from my cell phone to meet me, went back home, and called the doctor to inform him that I would not try any more new medications (or even take any more of the one I already had) – Wellbutrin would be just fine thankyouverymuch.

    Drugs and kids don’t mix well. If you have any questions about that, just read any number of stories on this site. Illegal drugs are not the only kind that can be dangerous in conjunction with childcare. Anything that impairs you, should prompt you to find a sitter for the day (or week) or just do without it. But that’s just my opinion.

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  30. Angel says:

    IHKT wrote:

    “Personally, I don’t see how you can forget a child in a car.”

    It’s easy – I have done it myself…for about 10-20 seconds….then I realized something was wrong, and turned around. With six kids, I used to have the older ones help with the younger ones when we all went out. The oldest two would each grab a young one, and I would get the two remaining. They had the same ‘assigned’ child every time, so no one would forget. A couple of times, if one of the older ones did not accompany me, it would throw off my plan. I started doing a ‘head count’ every time we went somewhere about seven years ago, and it works. When we go somewhere, it is my habit to ‘count my monkeys’ when we exit the car, when we get to the entrance of wherever we happen to be going, when we get inside said establishment, and about every 5 minutes thereafter. That cuts down greatly on the possibility that I might leave one of my children ANYWHERE long enough for them to die, or even get hurt. My friends and neighbors who see me mumbling to myself in the local grocery store or dollar store have been known to come up and whisper in my ear, while grinning like Cheshire cats, “Head count again, or have they finally driven you insane?” LOL. I never quite know how to respond to that, because, obviously, both are true….

    IHKT also wrote:

    “I don’t see why you allow a doctor to give you a medication that will make you drowsy when you know you’ll need to be alert and responsible for your kids for several more hours.”

    Amen. The strongest medication I have had in almost 20 years is OTC Tylenol or Motrin. And that includes during the births of each of my children. I had them all natural, because I did not want to be drugged for even the amount of time it would take to deliver them. Even the time I was suffering from PPD (yes, you can have that without ACTUALLY killing your kids, or even injuring them), and my doctor wanted to put me on something other than Wellbutrin, it only took about 4 days to convince him otherwise, and luckily I had my oldest daughter (who was then 13) at home with me during that time. He tried me on Paxil and Zoloft (not at the same time). I can’t remember which was which but one made me sleep for 23 out of every 24 hours, and the other made me stoned. The one that made me sleepy I took for two days, and then dragged my butt out of bed to call the doc and tell him to change it. When he asked me if it was working at all – “But, are you depressed?” – I kindly told him that I wasn’t awake long enough to BE depressed. He then called in a prescription for the second med, and when I took it the next morning, and left the house to pay a bill (taking all of my kids with me), I was 60 miles from the house before I realized I had overshot my destination by 50 miles. I turned around, called a friend from my cell phone to meet me, went back home, and called the doctor to inform him that I would not try any more new medications (or even take any more of the one I already had) – Wellbutrin would be just fine thankyouverymuch.

    Drugs and kids don’t mix well. If you have any questions about that, just read any number of stories on this site. Illegal drugs are not the only kind that can be dangerous in conjunction with childcare. Anything that impairs you, should prompt you to find a sitter for the day (or week) or just do without it. But that’s just my opinion.

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  31. LIsa says:

    Angel, You are fricken awesome! BTW: I was a military brat. I absolutely loved being raised in the military. I was so proud of my father, from a very young age I knew he was doing something honorable. And I was so proud of my mother — smart, beautiful, wonderful home-maker, philanthropic, artistic, marvelous cook. (I didn’t eat fast food until I was 10 years old.) I loved the support of all the other military families. When all the fathers were on TDY to Nam, the women supported each other. We had a very rich and fulfulling social life — going to other families’s homes for dinner and fun was THE main form of socializing. And it was wonderful. The parents would be in the living room, laughing, playing cards, etc, and us kids would be free to play play play. The sound of the laughter of the adults was music to my little ears. We would stay late, so the parents would put all the chilluns to bed in various places, and it is amazing that we ever fell asleep from all the giggling. I would usually wake up in one of my parent’s arms as they were carrying me out to the car.

    My brother is in the Army, and from the stories my SIL tells, they do very much the same thing today that my family years ago.

    I just felt like sharing. After reading this story of another poor child boiling to death by being forgotten in a car, I Need some levity and a sense of community….

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  32. LIsa says:

    Angel, You are fricken awesome! BTW: I was a military brat. I absolutely loved being raised in the military. I was so proud of my father, from a very young age I knew he was doing something honorable. And I was so proud of my mother — smart, beautiful, wonderful home-maker, philanthropic, artistic, marvelous cook. (I didn’t eat fast food until I was 10 years old.) I loved the support of all the other military families. When all the fathers were on TDY to Nam, the women supported each other. We had a very rich and fulfulling social life — going to other families’s homes for dinner and fun was THE main form of socializing. And it was wonderful. The parents would be in the living room, laughing, playing cards, etc, and us kids would be free to play play play. The sound of the laughter of the adults was music to my little ears. We would stay late, so the parents would put all the chilluns to bed in various places, and it is amazing that we ever fell asleep from all the giggling. I would usually wake up in one of my parent’s arms as they were carrying me out to the car.

    My brother is in the Army, and from the stories my SIL tells, they do very much the same thing today that my family years ago.

    I just felt like sharing. After reading this story of another poor child boiling to death by being forgotten in a car, I Need some levity and a sense of community….

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  33. Angel says:

    Lisa, all of that I wrote earlier – I just realized after re-reading it can be boiled down to one simple rule/thought: Proper planning in any situation can prevent 100% of all of the shit that happens to these kids on this site. Every instance of abuse/neglect results from someone’s poor planning skills. And a large dose of selfishness in most cases.

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  34. Angel says:

    Lisa, all of that I wrote earlier – I just realized after re-reading it can be boiled down to one simple rule/thought: Proper planning in any situation can prevent 100% of all of the shit that happens to these kids on this site. Every instance of abuse/neglect results from someone’s poor planning skills. And a large dose of selfishness in most cases.

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  35. Angel says:

    P.S. LIsa, thanks for the approval rating. It’s nice to be appreciated – especially when most of my time is spent with my kids who only show appreciation if it involves a cookie…..well, not really, but you know what I mean…..

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  36. Angel says:

    P.S. LIsa, thanks for the approval rating. It’s nice to be appreciated – especially when most of my time is spent with my kids who only show appreciation if it involves a cookie…..well, not really, but you know what I mean…..

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  37. Friend of Wendy says:

    Kimberly:
    Just in case you forgot…the two 3-year-olds were crack babies. The ones that most parents would have nothing to do with. The ones that it takes a TRUE, CARING, PATIENT, and NURTURING MOTHER to take care of. Oh yeah…and the ones who do things earlier like unbuckling themselves and opening doors because they don’t like to be confined for a period of time.

    Angel:
    Your comment about medication helps Wensy’s case. You said that you took some and sleep for about 23 out of 24 hours. And that “luckily you had your oldrst daughter (who was then 13) to help you.” Guess what…Wendy’s teenage foster kids were at school. So she didn’t have them there to help her. If it weren’t for your eldest child, you could have possibly been in the same situation Wendy was in.

    Karen:
    I agree with your comments. All these people on here making harsh comments should try being a foster parent. It is not a walk in the park. These are kids that need extra care because of the home they have come out of. Especially trying to have foster children, take care of two adopted children (which as I remind you are crack-babies), work, and take care of things at home. Let’s see you do all of this and once you have and once you have been put in this situation, then I’ll hear what you have to say.
    People today sould put themselves in others shoes before they make harsh remarks or jump to conclusions.

    Wendy Osborne:
    We are praying for you and your family, friends, and church are behind you. God bless both the Osborne family and the Stovall family. Jessica will be greatly missed.

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  38. Friend of Wendy says:

    Kimberly:
    Just in case you forgot…the two 3-year-olds were crack babies. The ones that most parents would have nothing to do with. The ones that it takes a TRUE, CARING, PATIENT, and NURTURING MOTHER to take care of. Oh yeah…and the ones who do things earlier like unbuckling themselves and opening doors because they don’t like to be confined for a period of time.

    Angel:
    Your comment about medication helps Wensy’s case. You said that you took some and sleep for about 23 out of 24 hours. And that “luckily you had your oldrst daughter (who was then 13) to help you.” Guess what…Wendy’s teenage foster kids were at school. So she didn’t have them there to help her. If it weren’t for your eldest child, you could have possibly been in the same situation Wendy was in.

    Karen:
    I agree with your comments. All these people on here making harsh comments should try being a foster parent. It is not a walk in the park. These are kids that need extra care because of the home they have come out of. Especially trying to have foster children, take care of two adopted children (which as I remind you are crack-babies), work, and take care of things at home. Let’s see you do all of this and once you have and once you have been put in this situation, then I’ll hear what you have to say.
    People today sould put themselves in others shoes before they make harsh remarks or jump to conclusions.

    Wendy Osborne:
    We are praying for you and your family, friends, and church are behind you. God bless both the Osborne family and the Stovall family. Jessica will be greatly missed.

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  39. Angel says:

    Quote from Friend of Wendy:

    “If it weren’t for your eldest child, you could have possibly been in the same situation Wendy was in.”

    No, I couldn’t, and here’s why: because, if I had not had someone there capable of taking care of them, I wouldn’t have even tried the meds in the first place.

    I WILL NOT put my children in jeopardy for any reason. I had to have a root canal done when I was 7 months pregnant with my third child. The choice was root canal, or possible blood infection that could kill the baby or me, or both of us. Then I had a second choice to make, because, you see, I have very difficult pregnancies combined with a blood/bone marrow disorder. Novocaine and Lidocaine are both vasodilators. With my medical problems, it was a very real possibility that either of them would kill my unborn child. And as I am allergic to every general anesthetic that I know of, being put ‘under’ for the procedure was out as well. But remember, I had to have the root canal; there was no choice about that. So, rather than risk my baby’s life with the numbing agents, I had it done with no anesthetic at all.

    So, don’t project your friend’s disregard for the children she had with her on to me. My children come before anything else in my life – even my own comfort.

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  40. Angel says:

    Quote from Friend of Wendy:

    “If it weren’t for your eldest child, you could have possibly been in the same situation Wendy was in.”

    No, I couldn’t, and here’s why: because, if I had not had someone there capable of taking care of them, I wouldn’t have even tried the meds in the first place.

    I WILL NOT put my children in jeopardy for any reason. I had to have a root canal done when I was 7 months pregnant with my third child. The choice was root canal, or possible blood infection that could kill the baby or me, or both of us. Then I had a second choice to make, because, you see, I have very difficult pregnancies combined with a blood/bone marrow disorder. Novocaine and Lidocaine are both vasodilators. With my medical problems, it was a very real possibility that either of them would kill my unborn child. And as I am allergic to every general anesthetic that I know of, being put ‘under’ for the procedure was out as well. But remember, I had to have the root canal; there was no choice about that. So, rather than risk my baby’s life with the numbing agents, I had it done with no anesthetic at all.

    So, don’t project your friend’s disregard for the children she had with her on to me. My children come before anything else in my life – even my own comfort.

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  41. Jewels says:

    You make it sound like these people become foster parents to take in and love unwanted children. The fact of the matter is that most people become foster parents because of the FAT pay check. She lost a $3000 a month income with this “mistake”. She will be kicking herself in the ass for this one for years to come.

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  42. Jewels says:

    You make it sound like these people become foster parents to take in and love unwanted children. The fact of the matter is that most people become foster parents because of the FAT pay check. She lost a $3000 a month income with this “mistake”. She will be kicking herself in the ass for this one for years to come.

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