biological dad in jail for child abuse help very confused
my daughters father has drug addiction bipolar and manic depressive. he was put in prison 3 years ago sentenced to 4 years for child abuse against his son with another mother. I had all his visitation removed last year but my daughter has a complete memory of him and seems to believe that he is going to be better after getting out of jail and she will be allowed to be around him. I have tried to explain to her that he makes really bad choices but she just doesn't get it. she has him up on a pedestal as super dad. The biggest problem is my daughter and i both have a good relationship with his family she has sleepovers with his mother they include her in holidays and all other family events. I would hate to take those things away from her but once he is released from jail he will also be at those things. She is attending counseling but it just doesn't seem to make any difference.
This may sound a little crazy but when he isnt on drugs and following his medication regimen he isn't a bad person but him doing that is very difficult.
The big question is would you allow your child to be around him with his mother supervised.
He has had many arrest from DWI possession of control substance many charges of family violence and 1 charge of child abuse the child abuse was against a 3month old that was put on life support and in the care of cps for a year before being returned to biological mom.