Sorry to leave you hanging! Seconds before I hit “publish” on this post I got a call from daycare informing me of Rosebud’s fever. Booo. Especially since her surgery, months in the scheduling, that was supposed to happen Wednesday will now need to be rescheduled. That girl’s got some kind of timing.
Though, really, there’s not too much to update.
Friday was lovely. We like the new SW a lot so far. Especially when she said “geez, if it were me, I would have transferred this file at 9 months given the history…”
So the update in non-DCF terms is that the department has decided that reunification with birth mom is no longer the best goal for the children and they will instead focus on other avenues of permanency.
There are still many months (years?) ahead of us since they will be exploring all options including family, fathers, ect and the process to terminate mom’s rights will be lengthy, but its a fairly big step for the kids and their journey out of limbo.
If all goes as planned, there won’t be much to update over the next few months. Our lovely state only does permanency hearings once a year (*&@#%$^) so we’ll have to wait until October to submit the new plan to the judge, get his/her approval, then file for TPR. Then there will be hearings and appeals and at some point when Daisy is 12, she will have a forever home.
Sorry. Nevermind that last bit of sarcasm.
Horray for progress! And thank you all for cheering alongside these sweet children 🙂