I like to think that in spite of my lack of belief in a god or religion that I am a moral person. Not perfect by any means but I try. (Check out my blog on licensing my dogs. Better late than never.)
I have 5 children and the odds are that not all of them are going to be perfect. One high powered accountant, one serving his third tour in Afghanistan, one struggling but surviving in a downtrodden economy, one finishing his first year in college. If you are counting that is four. The fifth, or my second born, is a different story altogether.
I lost contact with her when I showed up for her court hearing on drug and prostitution charges. I tried for years after that, but she would no longer speak to me. Since then she has become homeless, lost her child and there have been missing persons reports filed, just to see if she is alive. By the way, if you file a missing person report, if they find them alive there is no obligation to notify the family. It is only good if there is a body to identify. I didn't know that since I had never been in that situation before.
Thankfully my granddaughter is in a happier, safer home with of all things Jehovah's Witnesses. Thank you for that part of her family. And they let us have full access to phone calls, visitation and vacations.
Background aside, I don't know where my daughter is. If my family knows, they won't tell me.
I have made it very clear that my daughter has two warrants out for her arrest. Failure to appear, etc. I would turn her in. Am I angry that she is in this position? Yes! Do I wish her harm? No. Should she take responsibility? Definitely.
Would you turn your child in if you knew they committed a crime? Would you? Could you? I have no God to protect me or guide me on this one. Somehow as a human, no matter how conflicted I am, I know I would contact the authorities.