If you can believe this, The only way to keep my daughter from dad was to volunteer to give custody to the state to keep him from using the courts to cause even more harm. This is crazy that the system that knows about the d.v. in our home would allow this to continue because he can afford to continue this in the courts!I do not think that a foster home is a very good placement for my kids and do not fully trust d.c.f. to truly help, but I have been backed into a corner and it appears as though these kids need to be kept safe , and unfortunately , because I can not afford an attorney to fight there dad I can not insure there safety within the court system. That is what it has come down to. the state having custody to keep the focus off me and place the KIDS best interests at hand, NOT what mommy did or didn't do and what daddy is willing to pay for to keep this assault going. SAD,SAD,VERY SAD.