More to the post I began this morning. To update you on the baby: Olivia has a brand new sister, born August 8, 2006. Unfortunately I haven't been able to tell her yet. Not that I can't, but I won't. I don't think it's fair. She wouldn't be able to yet understand the forces that arise to remove her and her brother from someone unable to fully care for them, terminate parental rights on them, but now leave a brand new baby with the same person. Does that make any sense???
After my informing the agency about the information I received, I felt like they really weren't doing much to find out themselves whether this information was true. A good contact/friend I have in the agency was of course out of town from the day I found out (14th) until yesterday (23rd). It was my first day with kids in class and I called her the second they left for the day. She freaked, like I thought she would, and went online immediately while on the phone. She found the record! A baby girl, born August 8th, 5lbs 7oz! I won't give her birth name, but will call her "Sis" here. My friend said she would talk with someone and was planning on hotlining the call.
My friend then called back and left a message ( as I was in a mtg ). She found out that Olivia's cw found out about the baby Monday from a birth announcement in the paper. She hotlined the call Tuesday after digging up her new address/info. DCFS refused to take the call. My friend hotlined it again herself and this time they did take it. By law, they are to go to the residence or make contact, not sure exactly, within 24 hours. I was told to "be ready." She called me at 5pm (made the call at noon) to say she still had not heard anything. This morning I informed my principal of the situation and that if I received this call, I would take the placement and would take a couple days (at least) off. My mom has said that she would fly here to help, if needed, until she could begin day care at 6 weeks. I readied the "baby container" and got out the couple 0-3 mo outfits I knew I had. I waited anxiously for my cell to ring all day, while trying to teach! No call. :( I still have hopes that this child, this innocent will not be left with someone I know to be unsteady to say the least. I pray for her constantly. I await the day I can show Olivia her sister and explain the situation. She will be a great big sister, she already is with Braeden.
My prayers are with sis tonight.
2 months ago