Oh boy, don't get me started on the problems with child "services" in this country.
First off, people in a rush to see her lose her child need to remember a few facts. First off, a parent is responsible for their child, NOT THE STATE. When you get in line to see someone lose the rights to their child, then don't cry foul when the state makes up a reason to come to YOUR door, and take YOUR child.
After all, the state knows best, right?
The problem here is a social disease. That social disease is that it's made so very difficult for people to care for their children. This woman worked all the time. Constantly.
And for what? A Mercedes Benz? Doubtful. Probably for an old wreck of a car, a dive of an apartment, and barely enough to make the bills from month to month.
Yet if she didn't do that... if she didn't work so constantly that she never saw her child and didn't have enough energy left over to cook for him... they'd scream neglect then, too... and take her to the chopping block for being a lazy welfare cow.
Of course she ran. Someone was about to STEAL HER CHILD FROM HER. If you don't have kids, then maybe you can't understand why such a thing would make you run away.
But anyone with kids who looks down their snotty nose at this mother, had better go give up their children for adoption. Right now. Because you don't love your kids enough if you can't understand why someone would flee at the idea of their child being stolen from them.
And that's all this is. The state put her in an untenable position. You can't get enough aid to REALLY get back on your feet-- as soon as you START getting on your feet, the rug is pulled out from under you and you're thrown to the wolves.
So she was doing her best, working nonstop, so tired she couldn't even cook in the evening. All for this child, to make ends meet, to keep her family together.
And this is what she gets for it.
How about everyone who thinks she was wrong for fleeing after she has given her ALL to support and protect this child when she was in fear of him being stolen from her, just give up their kids right now. Maybe a few days without them will start to open your eyes.
There is NO GREATER agony than losing a child. Not a spouse (I know, I've lost one), not a parent (I know, I've lost two), no loss compares to the loss of a child. It is a soul-devouring agony beyond any that can be IMAGINED by those who haven't lost a child.
Of course she ran. Anyone with good sense, who loves their child, would be horrified and terrified at just the THOUGHT of losing their child.
God help her, and her son, too.