I say this with the utmost authority, being that I'm the one that her 2 oldest children now call Mom. I've known her for 5 years and she's never once changed her ways, yet she always screams "Victim!". She thrives on drama because if she can't find it, she'll bring it.
After she got pregnant with another man's baby, her husband of her first 2 kids, W, left her and, when we met he and I became friends. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him interact with his children. He is a loving, caring man, but he is an outstanding and special Daddy.
Soon after meeting the kids, I first encountered Laura Jobbins.She called me one day in July, demanding to know who I was and if I was "F'ing her husband?" I just laughed at her and waited to speak to W to see what was going on and soon heard the first of what would be many stories from many people about Laura.
She had brought her pregnant self and the baby's father uninvited to W's parent's house on 4th of July 2005.This being the family's favorite holiday, she did her best to ruin it by swallowing a bottle of prozac in the front yard after screaming and yelling in W's face. When this got no reaction out of W, she then jumped in the car, drove down the street and wrote a suicide note, cut herself and wiped the blood on the note, drove back to the house and handed the note to her then 5 year old daughter telling her to "give it to Daddy".
She obviously has loose screws, or why have the Prozac? And, then take the entire bottle while you're pregnant to make your husband pay attention to you while your unborn baby's father stands by and watches the whole thing? The only way to make her leave was to give them money. That's always been the only way to make Laura leave is to give her money, but that's the only real reason she came around, too. We figured that out when we simply quit giving her money.
When she realized I was with W in 2005, she quickly moved herself from across the country in Michegan to Nevada, which is closer to us in California. This was supposedly so we could help with the kids. We had to meet her in Reno the day they drove in and pick up the kids. They have officially lived with us since that day. And, they have had plenty to tell us about life with Mommy when Daddy left.
At first we tried to get along with her, do the right thing and ignore her bad behavior towards us, as long as we thought it was best for the kids to be in her life. Well, we quickly realized that is was NOT best for them to be with her at all, and that's when things got crazy.
The oldest was an 8yr old boy with autism.He had very little of his life centered around his condition. She didn't know how to deal with him, so she didn't. She instead left him in front of a television all day long, so when he got to us, he didnt know how to read yet, had no socialization skills, and was prone to beating up smaller kids at school on a daily basis. Only his Daddy could calm him down.
Today he is a vibrant, happy, smart young man! He does well in every aspect of life now and no longer has his violent tendencies and outbursts. He remembers very little of Laura now and shows no interest in her at this time. He is a great kid and I love him to death!
The younger child is a girl. She was barely turning 6 when I got her, just a baby still. Yet she told me of 2 times she was abused while in Laura's care, by a teenaged cousin. When she told Laura, Laura did nothing. When W confronted her, she claimed she had already discussed it with him! Now she says, "(W's daughter) was never hurt)!She denies EVERYTHING!
We had tried our best to allow visitation, but the kids always came back with stories that worsened to the point that, after over a year of being together and never a disagreement, my first arguement with W was to convince him that Laura was an abusive mother at BEST. He didn't want to believe it because she had always controlled him and it took him awhile to get past that sickness of their marriage.
The kids would complain of not having enough to eat, Laura constantly fighting with the now newborn's father, and being afraid for various reasons. Laura did a lot of things in front of her kids, or with her kids in the house that she should not have done, if the kids are the one's telling the truth and Laura is the one lying.
According to the kids, the girl has seen Laura in bed with the neighbor, Laura regularly leaves the kids with different neighbors, regardless of how long she has known them. She moves so much that the kids rarely know the adult's names of the people they were left with.
Laura's baby's dad, Robert, is a loser methamphetimine user who walked away from Laura and his kid over a year ago and decided to call me. He verified many things we already knew, like Laura did the drugs with him, she sleeps around, and she's a thief. They rented apartments for a month and would get evicted for fighting, leaving the place a mess with holes in the walls and ceiling.
When the kids went to visit, they would often go hungry.We didnt' know this because they never learned how to speak up for themselves until they met me, neither did their dad. Laura used intimidation and anger and threats to control everyone around her. Until she met me and that didn't work because I am smarter than Laura. I know this because everything I did and said became the truth.
We had to stop sending them with her when she took them to a motel to drag her boyfriend out of a room with another woman. She then beat the woman and was arrested while her kids sat in the car watching everything. They never went with her again. She came to see them on her way to Texas in Aug. 2006 and hasn't seen them since!
She never bothered to come to court, but it wouldn't have helped her. Based on so many calls I got as they traveled the country, robbing people and destroying their homes, we were getting phone calls about their behavior. That, and the proof we supplied of how well we take care of them was enough for a judge to grant W full legal and physical custody, and I played the lawyer, so Laura claims I "stold her kids"!
This is her way of laying the blame on me, instead of taking her share. She is still allowed to see them, but must pay a court ordered supervisor to do so, and she is too busy or *** or simply doesn't care, because she claims to have a great job. So, it's been close to 3 years since THEY have had to deal with her but I'm not so lucky.
Laura likes to be a baby and blame her problems on everyone else, or me if no one else is around. She will call or email or IM me every 4 months or so, claiming I stold her kids, saying what a horrible person I am and basically trying to see if her *** high school tricks will work on me, which they will not. But, like i said, she's not too bright, so she continues to convince herself I took her kids.
But the headliner is "Laura Jobbins is a dead beat parent", and that's the truth! NEVER, the entire time I've known her, has Laura given us one dollar towards raising these kids. She was always on time to call W when he was getting paid, but always seems to forget to send her child support now. Fortunately, CA family courts just attach your wages for their child support instead of letting you be a deadbeat. So, how is she a deadbeat?
She quit her job! They took her income tax return and she was FUMING MAD!lol I was in SUCH a good mood for so long after I found that out! Then, and ONLY then, did she finally make it to court. But, she didn't go to get visitation with the kids I stole, she went to get her child support adjusted!
It's always been about the money with Laura. She was even begging W's mom for money long after we had custody of the kids! WE have thousands of dollars worth of Western Union transactions where money had been sent to her when she had the kids, and after we had them. What kind of person takes money that could go to their kids? W's mom would help us sometimes, so that could have went to raising her kids, instead of raising her.
She still needs to be raised becaus her mother didn't do a good job. I can see where Laura got both her skills and her brains once I met her mother. They are a real piece of work, those bunch. Seriously, I've never met anyone that acted the way Laura does!
So, I'm here to admit it. I stold Laura Jobbins's kids! Took them right out of her hands, I did, like a bag of groceries! She's such a STELLAR parent that I was able to come into her life and take away 2 out of her 3 kids within 2 years and now there's not a *** thing she can do about it! Now they call ME "Mom", and refer to her as Laura, if there is any reason to refer to her, which there rarely is.
I have to say, if ANYONE would have tried to take my kids from ME, they would have pulled back a bloody stump where there arm was. I had 2 kids of my own and I would have begged, borrowed and stold to SEE them, not just as a lifestyle. I had to do no such thing, though, because the courts allowed ME custody of my kids. And when W and I have our wedding, I will also adopt those kids.
So, it is in my humble opinion that you would bode well to heed my warnings when I say, if you see Laura Jobbins on the street, or anywhere for that matter, and you are not looking for mediocore sexual favors from an unattractive woman who always looks like she smells sh*t, drama everyday of your life until you are miserable enough to go to jail for the 3 squares, or someone who will steal you blind, then my suggestion would be to run, not walk, as quickly as you can!
And, if there IS a God and I'm lucky enough to find out she has read this, then I'm sure that somewhere in Reno a smoke alarm is about to go off because I just lit a fire under her *ss, because everything here is TRUE, it happened. I have court documents, a man and 2 kids to prove it.