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#1 Ababy

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 02:51 AM

Has anyone ever lost their child to child protective services or similar because their ED was so severe or your weight was too low?


LW: 26kg Lowest BMI: 9.8   HW: 44kg Highest BMI 16.6 

Current BMI, 15.5


#2 ♡ Smol Bratty Bunny ♡

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 04:25 PM

I was wondering this too


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:30 AM

Following this—I’m a doula and a parent.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:58 AM

i haven't but i heard that they will get taken...



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:48 AM

I spoke to child services about this as my daughters father reported me due to my anorexia, they said they wouldn’t take my child as she wasn’t in danger and I wasn’t putting her at risk, they told me that they would consider taking her away if I wasn’t getting help for my ED, if I got incabable of looking after myself and therefor can’t look after her (I’m a single parent, not sure if it would make a difference if I had someone else in the house to help) they said if my weight got too low and needed hospitalisation I would not get my daughter taken away if I had someone she could go to e.g. my parents, which I did, so she would be waiting for me to get out and be better.

Not sure if this helps you, it may be different depending on where you are


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 02:39 PM

Yes, temporarily. I was in recovery from when I was pregnant and stuck with it for a few years. My ex husband (despite being an alcoholic, crappy person, and truly lousy father) got full custody, even though I wasn’t anywhere near as sick as I’d been before she was born. He apparently got the best of the best lawyers and somehow ended up using the fact that I’d been involuntarily committed for anorexia in the past and the fact that my parents have medical guardianship of me and put that together with my relapse and “compromised state”, which apparently made me incapable of being a good parent despite providing nothing but the best for her. Now we share custody, though it took a lot of battling and court days and legal fees and honestly I think it was more that he changed his mind and got tired of her (so fucking sad) and didn’t want the commitment of being a full time parent. I’m still fighting for more custody and trying to use that as motivation to get totally healthy. Ok, I don’t want to use this as a venting of my own baggage so I’ll shut up about me... but if you have any questions or need support I’m around.
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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:14 PM

I am in a group of teen moms. One of my friends who also has anorexia in the group. She got so bad she had to go to a hospital and was there for 6 weeks. They took her son to her mothers house. It's been about 4-5 months and she's just now allowed to have him live with her again. CPS still regularly checks up about 2 times a week. She's doing better but still struggling a lot mentally but trying her best for her son. Please if anyone is reading this that has kids think about them and try to recover. <3


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HW: 180 lbs

CW: 115 to 120 lbs

UGW: 95 lbs

My Ed: struggling with anorexia and binging 


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:16 PM

I really hope you get full custody soon! I know it can be a very long and treacherous road to get custody but just have hope. You're doing it for your daughter. Best of luck in recovery. I know its hard <3


Name: Harmony

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Age: 17

HW: 180 lbs

CW: 115 to 120 lbs

UGW: 95 lbs

My Ed: struggling with anorexia and binging 



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