I don't know you really and have only crossed the *JWD posting lanes* occasionally, but I have noted before and will again that I have much respect for what you have and continue to do to fight for your children. Yes I am a mother and believe I would do nothing less myself. But because I walked the same miles in your daughter's shoes ... where no one was EVER willing to stand up for me, their own child ... your reaction as a father triggers profound admiration and a touch of bittersweet regret on my part. As a young girl and teen, I made several feeble attempts at hurting myself and suicide (cutting, taking pills, etc.). Funny thing is, no one even NOTICED. Sad, really.
So please know that from me to you, thoughts of encouragement, appreciation, and positivity are sent assertively towards you and especially your dear wife Mary, who must also be one hell of a fighter. You are blessed to have found her. Your children will come through and your family will be intact, closer, strengthened by overcoming these terrible ordeals.