I am the stepfather of a 14-year-old girl who as yet still cannot be trusted to test herself or take her insulin unprompted and unsupervised by an adult.
Her father lives about 400 miles from us. He is a nightmare. Every single time my stepdaughter has been in his custody for more than two days, she has ended up in the hospital with ketoacidosis. This has happened five times in the past year. We are trying to get her A1C levels under 10 and of course her father's neglect will reverse all our efforts in a short time.
The problem is that even though the girl lives with us now, he still has legal physical custody of her. We have no ability to pay a lawyer and the state of Mississippi's child protective services has told us they can do nothing for us. Because of this, her mother is unable to even get hold of her records.
Right now the father is insisting on coming up here to get her and take her to his home for the weeklong Thanksgiving break. We suggest he simply visit her here, but he is not a reasonable person and usually reacts with threats to come get her immediately.
Does anyone have advice to us as to what to do? I am of course willing to be arrested to keep him from taking her back to his house with her.
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