Homeless Mom Refuses Sister's Offer to Take Daughter Despite Pressure From Parents

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One mom is facing pressure from her family to send her daughter to live with her sister after losing her job and home at the beginning of the pandemic. Despite having alternative employment and providing for her daughter's needs, the mom is struggling to afford a deposit for a new home.

Her sister has offered to take in the daughter, but the mother has refused as her daughter wants to stay with her. Her parents are now angry and have even called child services on her.

Read the full story to find out if this mom is the A-hole for refusing her sister's offer.

Single mom bravely refuses sister's help despite homelessness struggles.

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Struggling to find a home for her family 💔

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Mom chooses daughter over sister's offer, values privacy and preference.

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Homeless mom stands up against family pressure to keep daughter.

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Mom refuses sister's offer for daughter, AITA? 😕

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Sister's offer comes with financial strings attached 💰

homelessmom1 | homelessmom1

Homeless mom refuses sister's offer to take daughter 🏠

A 22-year-old mother and her 3-year-old daughter have been living in a hotel room after losing their home and job during the pandemic. Despite her sister's offer to take in her daughter and provide her with a room of her own, the mother has refused. She says her daughter has everything she needs in their current living situation and doesn't want to move.

However, her parents have called child services on her twice and are pressuring her to accept her sister's offer. Is the mother in the wrong? Read on to see what people have to say about the situation.

Sister should offer to take both of them in. NTA.

texhno90 | texhno90

Sister offers one room, but is it inhumane for toddler?

FutureJakeSantiago | FutureJakeSantiago

Safe, secure, and stable living circumstances for daughter. NTA.

BrownDogEmoji | BrownDogEmoji

Sister refuses to offer a room but wants daughter's expenses covered 😒

NinjaHidingintheOpen | NinjaHidingintheOpen

Offer a safe space to stay for a month or two 💕

marla-M | marla-M

Family offers no help or privacy, pressures homeless mom instead 😔

VioletSkyeDreams | VioletSkyeDreams

Supportive comment suggests family should offer financial help instead of pressure.

dragon_Porra | dragon_Porra

Family pressures homeless mom to give up daughter, not offer help 😔

h2oc3por2d2 | h2oc3por2d2

Safe hotel room: good enough for happy child. NTA. 😊

literalgarbageyo | literalgarbageyo

Sister offers to take daughter, not mom. Parents angry. NTA.

drakkya | drakkya

Sister's fishy offer raises suspicion about family's intentions 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. CPS may not always act in the child's best interest 😕

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

A heartwarming comment supporting a homeless mother's right to keep her daughter ❤️

Compensate1995 | Compensate1995

Living in a hotel isn't full-on homeless, but still tough 💪

lagomorphlover | lagomorphlover

Choosing between homelessness and separation - A mother's dilemma. 💔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Stability of the aunt doesn't guarantee stability for the daughter. 💯

SiameseCats3 | SiameseCats3

Sister offers help with a catch, then calls child services 🤔

-MjW- | -MjW-

Sister's offer excludes mom, but why? Childcare questioned too. 🤔

theamazinglula | theamazinglula

Engage in a discussion about excessive deposits and landlord's rights 🏠

LhasaApsoSmile | LhasaApsoSmile

Safe hotel room for homeless mom and daughter. NTA.

cara180455 | cara180455

Mother chooses daughter's wishes over sister's offer, NTA.

CrazyCatLover_ | CrazyCatLover_

NTA, family not providing long-term solution, possible hidden agendas. 🤔

R4ndomResp4wn | R4ndomResp4wn

Why separate from daughter when sister's room is an option? 😔

Haunting-Aardvark709 | Haunting-Aardvark709

Support for homeless mom's decision to keep daughter close 💪

RealElectriKing | RealElectriKing

Curious about sister's child, offer to take niece declined.

GenoFour | GenoFour

Providing supervised privacy for a 3-year-old. 👨‍🍳

Logansummers1011 | Logansummers1011

Commenter empathizes with homeless mom's situation and offers encouraging words 💪

ToneDeafPlantChef | ToneDeafPlantChef

Parents pressure homeless mom but won't offer rent deposit help. NTA

getting_schwiftier | getting_schwiftier

Protecting custody and family bond seems fair. 🤝

KingsRansom79 | KingsRansom79

Single mom defends decision to raise daughter despite homelessness 🏠

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Tough love or lack of empathy? Family dynamics in crisis.

Justanopinion24 | Justanopinion24

Homeless mom defends her right to be with her daughter 💪

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

A helpful tip for those struggling with rental deposits. 💰

00192737292 | 00192737292

Choosing a hotel over family may be tough, but necessary 🏨

BUTTeredWhiteBread | BUTTeredWhiteBread

Choosing to keep her daughter despite homelessness. Heartwarming 🥺❤️

SnooBananas5143 | SnooBananas5143

Don't separate a mom and her child! NTA 😘

fromhelley | fromhelley

Homeless mom facing tough choices, with little support from family. 😔

mindbird | mindbird

Sister's offer to share room could be a hand up 🤝

Jazzlike_Humor3340 | Jazzlike_Humor3340

Sister's offer seems suspicious. NTA for not accepting it.

SuperLoris | SuperLoris

A loving mother's decision to keep her daughter despite pressure. ❤️

Runnrgirl | Runnrgirl

Commenter sympathizes with homeless mom's decision to keep daughter.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Parents in the wrong: Commenter calls out family dynamics 👀

iThe666 | iThe666

Sister's constant offer to take your kid is suspicious. Tread carefully 💀

ambolefum | ambolefum

Curious about sister's offer and parents' actions towards daughter's custody.

Michael_Chandra | Michael_Chandra

Family won't help homeless mom, pressures her about daughter, CPS called. 😔

fbombmom_ | fbombmom_

Father's absence joked about in comment section 👻

papakop | papakop

NTA, suspicious offer. Why not help with housing? Trust instincts. 🤔

Marmenoire | Marmenoire

Redditors express skepticism and offer advice to homeless mom, NTA.

bizianka | bizianka

Helpful advice for homeless mom struggling during pandemic. 💪

sloppy_rodney | sloppy_rodney

Homelessness doesn't define a bad parent. Heartwarming support ❤️

weirdpotato_3 | weirdpotato_3

Family refuses to help homeless mom, supports sister's cruel actions 😔

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Defending a homeless mother's right to keep her child 🏠❤️

HowardProject | HowardProject

Curious where the story takes place?🤔 Here's a question about it!

K_DeSinaasappelen | K_DeSinaasappelen

Sister not offering room to share, weaponizing social services? 🤔

United-Parsnip-2487 | United-Parsnip-2487

Don't give in! Your sister or parents may want custody 💔

kitt3nfarts | kitt3nfarts

Family pressures homeless mom to send daughter away, but she refuses.

Bergenia1 | Bergenia1

Encouraging comment receives no replies. 🙁

dogladywithcats | dogladywithcats

Homelessness as an adventure? 🤔

Bethjam | Bethjam

Homeless mom shares her experience and advises against sending daughter away.

magicalboytransform | magicalboytransform

Sister could house them despite bed-sharing issue. Helpful housing advice.

taedrel | taedrel

Homeless mom receives support and advice from empathetic commenter ❤️

ItIsIAku | ItIsIAku

Mother refuses to separate from 3-year-old daughter, CPS agrees. 👍

neeksknowsbest | neeksknowsbest

Family pressures homeless mom to give up daughter to sister

aimzhc | aimzhc