Saturday, May 24, 2008

No News for Girlie

Still no word on Girlie. That makes me think that the regional director has gotten involved and sees that that family isn't going to work out. I hope so, but have no way of knowing. The cw had called Thursday about setting up a visit and has not done that, so I'm thinking they are shifting focus??? We're only here for the four working days this next week, then we leave for FL on the 2nd. We won't be back until the 22nd, and then that leaves the last week of June for her to transition somewhere before she leaves July 1st or 2nd. The only way that could change was if they allowed her to stay with me until we leave on our Niagra trip which I think is around July 17??? but also allow me to transition to my new agency. I am not staying with this agency any longer than absolutely necessary, but want to do what's right for Girlie also.

In other news, Liam has an ACR (a case review) on June 4. His court date is June 24 and at that time they should be setting dates for termination since his case has passed legal screening. Previously, in case you don't know or remember, they (my lovely agency) had talked about allowing Grandma (who lives in AL, has his older bio brother, has only been here to see him two times for an hour each the entire 19 months I've had him, and when she does visit him she sits in a chair and doesn't interact with him) to take him upon termination. Here are the posts on what happened with that: Liam 1 Liam 2

So, in wondering whether I needed to postpone our FL trip one day and go to the ACR, I asked the cw. I mostly want to know if the agency is still following what they told me was "in writing" with not trying to go toward g'ma, but back me keeping him as a permanent placement. I just know God has placed him here forever, but know too that there are still things we sometimes need to do to be sure that happens. So I asked her. She said she thought so, but would ask the supervisor and get back to me. That was earlier this week. I called Thursday and left a message asking again. Still haven't heard a word. I know that I can appeal the decision if it is indeed made to try to move him, and that I will most likely win as he's been here so long, but I shouldn't have to do that. They told me they were keeping him here. BUT, I don't TRUST them! :(

We could use a few prayers. :)


Runergirl said...

You know you have mine:)Luck too!!!!

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