I live in Indiana. My youngest son (17) has been in jail now for a little over a year. He's needs more help than I can give him, both mentally and physically. Someone suggested reliquishing my parental rights so that the state would keep helping him since I can't. What exactly does this mean? He is due to be released soon and I cannot take him home due to surgery and recovery. Can anyone help with this? He needs the daily counselling and watching over, and I just can't do it. There has been too many burned bridges for what's left of the family to take him in, so family help is out. The state does not want to continue helping without them having custody.