I brought my daughter home from the psychiatric hospital. We didn't even have the normal honeymoon period. She began in on me as as she hit the door. She has been throwing things at me and she actually bit me last night. I had her arrested and she is in custody of the state of Ilinois. The police handcuffed her and she was just nasty to them. They really couldn't believe how she is acting. Everyone including the state agencies are encouraging me to put her in foster care. They said it can take a year to get her back home. I know she is going to become a ward of the state because I can't handle her and the abuse. I am afreaid that she is going to seriously hurt me. There was a knife on the kitchen table yesterday and I was afraid she was going to pick it up and stab me with it. I really hate that but it's true. The problem is I don't know how I am going to afford to live. No one tells you how much they are going to take to support her. I don't know what kind of living arrangements to make for myself. I barely make it now and I can't make it if they take a lot of my income. Does anyone have a clue as to how much they take out of your check. My life is being turned upside down again, and again. I want to protect myself somehow from becoming homeless. I don't have anyone that I can live with. Does anyone have any success stories with their state agencies when the kids are taken into state custody. I want help for her so she can come home and act right. Any advice is much appreciated.