Mom Took Her Son to Playdates – Now They Want to Adopt Him! Errm…NO!

Trust your gut! A family takes a keen interest in this hard-working woman’s son. When she ignores her suspicions, because she needs the help, she soon discovers they want more than she’d ever be willing to give! 

A Single Mom

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A 24-year-old single mother named Emily is raising her son, Owen, alone since his father is absent and her own parents have disowned her. 

High School Drop Out

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Emily had to drop out of high school and work several jobs to support herself and Owen.

Hope for the Best

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Currently, they live in a one-bedroom apartment and live paycheck to paycheck, but Emily is optimistic they will find a bigger place in the next couple of years. 

Money Isn’t Everything

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Emily has taught Owen that money isn’t everything, and they have a very close relationship.

Funds for Special Moment

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Owen has never had many luxuries, and Emily tries to save money for special occasions like birthdays and holidays.

School Selection

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Owen attends a school across town due to a lottery system that allows children to attend any public school. In second grade.

Best Friends

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Owen met Charlie, and they became friends. 

Supportive Family

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Charlie’s parents, Nate and Paige, were nice and supportive, and Owen often hung out at their house after school. 

Helping Out

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Paige, who is a stay-at-home mom, offered to take care of Owen during the spring break of 2022 when Emily missed registration for a low-cost camp.

Grateful Friend

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Owen had a great time, and Paige refused Emily’s attempts to pay her back. 

Family Vacation +1

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Owen also spent a lot of time with Charlie and his family during the summer, even going on vacation with them.

Emily was reluctant but grateful for the experiences Nate and Paige provided for Owen.

Christmas Break Over Taken

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During Christmas break of 2022, Paige and Nate insisted Owen stay with them the entire time, and they got him more gifts than Emily could afford. 

Suspicions Grow

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Emily began to feel that something was off, but she pushed her pride aside because it was about Owen. 

They Cared For Him So She Could Work

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During spring break of 2023, Paige and Nate asked if Owen could spend the entire week with them, and Emily agreed so that she could work more shifts to save up for Owen’s birthday present. 

They Wanted to Keep Him?!

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However, when Emily picked up Owen, Nate and Paige asked to speak with her.

They expressed how much they loved having Owen around and suggested he stay with them long-term, with Emily still able to see him. 

Reality Hit

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When Emily jokingly asked if they would be his guardians, they got quiet. As they got quiet, the reality of the situation rushed over Emily. 

She Was Shocked

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She told them this wasn’t a movie, and they couldn’t just get custody of her son.

He’s Not an Orphan!

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They spouted some legal jargon about how Emily could assign them as guardians to help with the transition, but she refused, stating she was never going to give up their son.

Grab and Block!

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Emily grabbed Owen and left, blocking their numbers. Owen was unaware of the situation, and Emily decided to keep him home from school the next day. 

Getting Legal Advice

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She took the day off work to figure out what to do. Legally, they couldn’t take Owen, but she was still terrified. 

She Should Have Seen the Warning Signs

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She didn’t want Owen to return to that school and considered moving. She feels lost and foolish because all the warning signs were there in hindsight. Now, she doesn’t know what to do.

You’re a Good Mom

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One Redditor wrote, “The ironic part is that they love Owen because of how YOU raised him to be. Not them. Buying gifts and vacations isn’t the same as parenting.”

Don’t Let Your Guard Down

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Another suggested, “You should inform the school about the entire situation. Get the cops involved if possible.”

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You Reap What You Sow: Their Children Left Homeless While Their Aunt Sits In Her Large Spacious House! Should She Help?

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Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World!

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This tale of betrayal and revenge shows that sometimes playing the long game is the best way to hit someone where it hurts. She discovered the ultimate betrayal and waited a decade to show him he should never have messed with her! Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World! See How

Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

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Her parents weren’t who they said they were and the truth was far more shocking than she could ever imagine! Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered! It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

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When they thought this new mom was sleeping, her mother-in-law and relative began criticizing her parenting. She can’t unhear that judgment and doesn’t want to join them on a family trip. Should she go? Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered. It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

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