I wanted to also add that right now we do have the chance and we are taking it. My step-dad's four-year-old who he hasn't seen she was an infant, was living with her mother, because he couldn't get custody because of lies the mother said. The mother sleeps in bed all day, and is up all night, but won't take care of the daughter. The daughter walks around all day and night with no clothes on, and goes to neighbors' homes begging for food because the mom's either asleep or depressed and she won't take care of her daughter. None of us knew this until recently, and my step-dad and his parents were sending the mom of the daughter money, and instead of taking care of the daughter, the mother got brand new 52-inch flat screens and premium DirecTV service, but stopped paing necessities like elecricity, trash, water, etc. There's trash all over the house, mold, a hole in the floor from a piano, and she has dogs and cats also cooped up in the home, living in their own feces and urine, probably also with no food. The mother also had a boyfriend, straight out of jail, living there who is now suspected to have been hurting the daughter and mother. In addition, a 17-year-old comes over while the mother is asleep, who's supposed to watch the daughter, but instead just goes on the computer while the daughter runs around the streets, and he's suspected of sexually hurting the daughter now, too. There's also two guns in the house, unregistered.
When my step-grandparents went to see the daughter (Who lives in another state, Washington, so that's why my stepdad didn't see her, in addition to a restraining order), they discovered what the mom was doing and everything that was going on, and they called CPS, who first kept giving more and more warnings and they finally just took her out and put her in foster care. We're trying to get custody to take her in with us, but since the mother will probably fight back a lot against that and cost us a lot of money in lawyers and my parents can barely take care of the three of us without lawyer fees on top for his daughter, we're just happy that she's in foster care taking care of her, and custody could possibly go to my stepgrandparents, since they aren't listed on the restraining order. So we have had the chance to help a child in need, and we've all done and are doing all we can by calling CPS repeatedly and making sure she's in a good home even if her mom is manipulative and won't let us personally provide her with a good home.