Thank you for your response. As of my last posting, I understand the parents are considering giving me custody of her. My primary concern would be physical custody as I would be saving the parents to face the high school that they don't have custody. Her mom is really good at the school issues and I'm not trying to change that. I just want her to have a safe home to go home to at night where she won't feel threatened. I think she needs a relationship with parents, even if it's limited at this point, until they can get back on the right track. Right now they are considering in-house therapy for their issues. Thanks again for your comments.