O.k,my cousin(who's also a very good friend) came to my home to talk to me. She said social security had contacted her recently to find out whether she'd take full custody of her daughter. That was when i learnt the meaning of the expression slack-jawed. I mean she'd told me once that she'd given birth to a child b4,but i thought the child was dead or sumn,because she's the kind of person that wld be personally involved in her kid's life,and i had'nt heard anyting abt a child b4 or anyting after. She told me that she'd given the child to its father 12 yrs back immediately it was born and hadnt seen her daughter in 12 years. She had pictures,but as far as i'm concerned,that dont mean poo,i mean how can u have a daughter and not see her for 12 years? She told me that her daughter's father was doing time for drug-dealing and since she was the closest living relative,social security had contacted her. Right now her daughter was in foster-care. I got the feeling that she'd already made her decision;she just needed som1 to talk to. I was right,she'd accepted custody and after all the paperwork has been filed,she'll go get her daughter and bring her home. Here's what i dnt get. I know my cousin. We've been close friends for like forever. She's a good person. Family means a lot to her,to both of us,and i cant for the life of me figure out why she'd give up her child. Can you?