| | He's being abused and neglected, what do we do???
My 6 year old nephew is being abused and neglected by his Mother. She has 4 kids all together and is completely incapable of raising kids. She's not all there in the head(I have no idea what my brother was thinking when he was with her). Anyway we think the world of Mason (my nephew). He's been being abused and neglected for a long time now. They live in a house that should be condemned, with cat's and dog's everywhere that just go on the floor. You can actually smell this house when you drive by from the road it smells that bad. They have no food in the house and the kids are going hungry. Mason's 12 year brother is a little psycho, seriously this kid has major mental problems. We worry about Mason being around him too. This house also has no power or hot water. When she actually let's him come to our house (me and my parent's, his grandparent's) He has bumps and bruises all over him. We've heard from numerous sources that she beats on him all the time. And she blames my parent's for his behavior because she thinks they are trying to turn him against her, which they are not!! Oh, it irks me SO bad that she is blaming them!!! Mason went to school the other day and told his teacher that he was tired, hungry, and they have no power at their house. They asked my parent's to come in and talk to them so they did and they talked like they are going to try to work with her and give her another chance!! They've given her WAY too many already. And she CANNOT be worked with. She's like talking to a brick wall. I cannot count the times she's been turned in to DCFS, by us and many others. They do nothing!!!! They give her a month or so to get the place cleaned up and they say they are going to come back and inspect and talk to her, but they never do!! They just ignore it. We are from Illinois, and I swear in this state nothing is done about child abuse until the child is dead or severely hurt! What do we do?? We HAVE to get him out of there before it is too late. Please, any advice is appreciated. Thank you.