Well, i seem to have done a lot of driving since getting out of hospital - somebody puncture my tyres, cos I 'm worn out! Bio Mum insisted on preempting the police interview, although there was a time set for the weekend, probably with a female officer etc. Anyway, she insisted she wanted to get it over with so she can still let her father have access on the weekend! the one who's suspected. So, when I turned up, little girl is very frightened, not saying anything, previously bribed (obviously) with lollies after... etc. One police officer, male, in a very clinical scary setting. I was shocked! They asked me to go in and reassure her I was there, she sobbed, she didn't want to be there. I was not able to be present for the questioning, naturally, so it was a big disaster. Mum is still going to sign her over for a year, starting next week, so that is all positive. However, I might end up with the siblings as well if the Dept does their job properly (the y are not well known for that in OZ). Mum says it was all a waste of time AGAIN and that she thought cherub was going to change her story.... that's this morning.... now mum is trying to persuade her to say it was someone else "cos I know it wasn't her father!!") all she is worried about is that she won't get to go out on a drink binge this weekend!! So, keep praying. The positive is that bio mother still is willing to talk to me about these things, and her intention to 'give up, and give in' on the child and hand her to me is still firm.... no matter what they say. She also is prepared to 'do a runner' and hand the other two over if she has to.. I know she is using me, but I can't see these chidlren in danger. Went to doctor and I have to have the nasty prednisone till end of July! Guess I'd beter obey else I won't be well enough for my extended family... hate the stuff, but ..... I need to be there for the children too. Have a good evening. Any advice on what to watch for, say to this little cherub?? I'm a little out of my depth, except for knowing somethign is wrong, that she's frightened, depressed etc.