Sadie, sweetheart, this is really not right. I think that you are trapped in an exploitative and abusive situation, and my feeling is that things won't change for you, even after your 18th birthday, unless you contact somebody soon. I am not an expert, but my guess is that you are more likely to get help *now*, while you are a minor, than you will as a legal adult.
May I ask what country, and even what state, you live in? It's hard for us to be specific in our advice without knowing where you live.
I know you're frightened about
your siblings being split up, but I do feel it is important that you alert
somebody to your situation, and quickly. Another child is about
to be born into this situation; I don't think things are going to change for you any time soon, and I think you need an outside catalyst to break this cycle of maternal neglect.
I wonder if you've seen the tv movie "Gracie's Choice", or read the Readers' Digest article on which that movie was based? Essentially, it's a true story about
a girl who was in your situation and got out, *with* her brothers and sisters. They weren't split up and put into foster homes: "Gracie" was given custody of her siblings, and her mother was forbidden to have contact with them anymore.
You can find the original article here:
Now, on a practical level, are you safe there? Are you making sure you log-out and clear your user history every time you use the computer, so your mother can't come here and read your posts?
Please do keep coming here and talking to us, and *please*, please think about
getting some help. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call the emergency services: 911, 000, 999, whatever number is relevant where you live.
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