A Caring Grandmother
Cindy Bizier fretted incessantly about her grandson’s care, worried the boy would chase his yellow dump truck into the street or wander too close to the canal while his mother, Autumn, who struggled with drugs, wasn’t watching.
So the anguished grandmother did something extraordinary: She called child welfare authorities on her own daughter. More than once.
And when a child-abuse investigator visited the Sunrise home where the three generations lived, Bizier stepped outside and quietly pleaded with him to take Aidan into foster care.
It was the only way, she believed, to protect the boy she lovingly called Charlie Brown.
Five calls to the Department of Children & Family’s hotline prompted five investigations that resulted in parenting classes and failed drug treatment for Autumn Bizier.