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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Court

So the judge signed off on the return home plan. The kids are slated to move home the first week of April. She actually addressed us more than Mom. With the exception of telling her NO ONE is to be at the visits.

She told us we have excelled as foster parents and she wanted to make sure that we were considered in all of this. She even commented that DCFS liked our plan better than their own. But she commended the caseworker for slowing down the start of overnights. That she was glad that she made that decision as it allowed the kids to prepare.

I about fell out of my chair. If she had only know the original plan....that had no preparation. But whatever.

Then the bombshell. DCFS tried to change the caseworker. To a male caseworker 60 days before the most complex case returns home. Well the judge had none of that. She ordered the caseworker remain in tact and then said the department could come in and tell her she didn't have jurisdiction. She actually stated several times that no one was thinking when they made that decision.

2 comments:

  1. WooHoo for a judge with a brain. You are amazing foster parents!! and I am so glad someone involved with the case recognizes that.

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  2. One small decision from a judge one huge benefit to those amazing children and there amazing foster parents. Stay strong.

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