But it's the only reason he cites (along with a sunblock issue from the same report). In fact, Fabbrini (the mother) already had shared custody of twins from a different father before Christopher was born. Which was a surprise.Schackford wrote:Eric Ziegler, 38, didn't do a good enough job teaching his son Christopher to wash his hands after going to the bathroom. So the State of Oregon put the boy in foster care.
That's not the only reason the government intervened.
The father took the baby home.Fabbrini said she didn't know she was pregnant.
"Here and there I have kidney issues so I just thought I was having kidney issues, that's what I associated the pain with," she said. "I was trying to go to sleep and trying to get comfortable ... and I felt this weird pain down there."
That was Christopher, who was born at Ziegler's home weighing 7.4 pounds. The couple called for an ambulance, and a hospital evaluation determined both mother and son were healthy.
Fabbrini at the time was living at her father's home with the twins, then age 6, but often spending the night with Ziegler. Her father, Raymond Fabbrini, says he urged her to put Christopher up for adoption.
Raymond Fabbrini, 74, is a gruff man who has strong feelings about Amy's abilities. "She doesn't have the instincts to be a mother," he said.
He said he and his wife provided most of the parenting for the twins. His wife died of Alzheimer's a week before Christopher's birth.
He said his daughter had been primarily home schooled and he expressed frustration with her, unabashedly calling her a lazy child.
"Me and Amy were never close," he said. "She got me mad so many times. She wouldn't do nothing."
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-north ... _disa.htmlAccording to child welfare records provided by the couple, Ziegler "has been sleeping with the baby on the floor and almost rolled over on him. There were also reports that Eric is easily frustrated and often forgets to feed his dog."
Ziegler says he was lying next to his son while feeding him. The dog (which he still has) is well-fed, perhaps even too plump.
Come on, guys.
ETA: my bad, this was Schackford not Skenazy