the MIL is only allowed contact b/c the counsellors at the facility thought it would be good for K (my niece). none of us know why she is not allowed contact with family members, it was all of a sudden really. when K was admitted to the YAC here, her mom and dad cut all of us out of contact, including the MIL. i do not lie or exagerate when i say none of us know why, they just cut us out. i don't think they had anything against me personally becasue i really don't know them well enuff to be cut out of anything, but definitely the siblings and my MIL and FIL.
no, the facility she is currently in is very aware of what K is doing. MIL keeps in contact with the counsellors there. we would be happy to take K in, as we've discussed it already but the parents would never ever go for it. they tried to charge MIL with harboring a minor (for taking in my niece when she had no where to go) as well as my dh with uttering a threat (which is another story and never happened anyway). nothing came of those but it is really a strange situation none of us understand. i have thought of calling the mom to see if i can do anything. i'm not sure about doing that i don't want to make things worse for the family.
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