I'm not sure what to do on this one..... I have told Dude that before he moves out - to have the FD stand there and watch him pack and make an inventory of everything he packs, and have another friend video tape it. Then get the FD to sign on the paper that he witnessed everything being taken out of his house. I also said it may be a good idea to have the sheriff present. Reason: I think and wouldn't put it past the FF to hide something in Dudes bags then call police stating he stole it so he's arrested. Why? I think they want to be sure he's out of their lives and if he's in jail that would do it. Amazingly enough I no sooner had said this last week when I found out they were giving him until the end of the year - then till the end of the month to move out - and WHAM - things are missing all of a sudden out of their home. Yesterday they accused him of stealing a car stereo. They tried their best to get him to crawl in the car, Dude said he wasn't an idiot and has never BEEN in the car in question missing the stereo. Never. The FM came in pounding on his door with children from her daycare in tow accusing him. Dude went outside to the FD who accused him and said "Get in and look." Dude said "I can see fine from here, and I didn't take it." The FD said "Well I'm going to have to call the police." Dude said "I think that's the best thing to do - they'll dust for finger prints- and you know MINE are on file." The FD tried again to get him to get in the car...Dude said "No. - call the police, do you want ME to call them?" FD said "No, I've called them before about my stereo being stolen, they won't do anything." Dude said "Hey wait...what? You've called them BEFORE? For what stereo?" all of a sudden the FD had a case of the instant Dumbs. I'm figuring it was the last time a foster kid lived there - and they tried to set him up and have him arrested to get him out of the house. The other thing is the FM. Dudes friends from church came to pick him up. The boy got so upset about how the FM kept putting Dude down that he called ME and said "Why does she keep telling me these things? I like Dude, I trust him, she's really not nice to him at all - it's like she's one person in church and another in her house with him. Isnt' that like liable or slander?" She really said some awful things about Dude to his friend. He finally gets nice friends and she feels the need to stand there and berate him. I mean I almost get it if the friends were trash - but he's finally got good friends and she does this. I'm angry and really think this needs reporting but I keep thinking what's the use and I wish I would have told the boy to call the foster agency - maybe that's what I'll do. Tell him if it bothered him that much here's there number??? I'm trying to stay out of this - much as possible but Dude absolutely inhales at sticking up for himself when he's outnumbered. And I'm almost sure they're trying to set him up. All of a sudden everyone in the house is missing "stuff". I mean come on people - how small minded is that? What's next - have that stereo show up in Dudes room? Yeah - that's probabaly it. I told Dude to call the police officer and tell him what was going on. Do you think that's worth a shot or is this just hopeless? Thanks for any advice. Dude still hasn't found a place to live - I have no idea what's going to happen in 2 weeks...he's just a wreck.