Hello all! My name's Libby and I've been lurking around here for a little while now. I used to hang out here a lot when my daughter, Violet, was younger. That was way back in the early days of this board, when Momma Bear, Abbey, Karen, and Pico (to name a few) were always close by. I haven't been here for several years, mostly because my difficult child and I were separated by distance. She's been back for a while along with her beautiful baby girl, Hunnybird, and Violet seemed to do quite well until recently. And that's what brought me back here to all of you. I'm going to try to make a long story short here and just say that Violet hasn't been taking care of Hunnybird the way that she should. Fortunately, she realized it and asked for help. I now have Hunnybird with me but am not sure how to deal with Violet. Violet seems to just not care about her daughter at all. I only hear from Violet when she wants something from me, she never asks about Hunnybird, goes for over a week at the time without visiting. Hunnybird's father lives in another state and until a month ago, had last seen her on her first birthday. About a month ago, Violet shipped Hunnybird off to stay for a week with her stranger dad who lives in another state. Does anyone here know what, if anything, I can or should do for Hunnybird? I have no legal rights to her. I am willing and able to take care of her as long as needed. I don't know how long Violet plans for me to keep Hunnybird but I wonder if there is anything I can or should do legally. Not sure if this makes any sense to anyone or not as I've started and stopped several times (trying to work and vent). Any suggestions?