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Right before the deadline...

You know how when a court date is coming up and a bio parent does aome stuff to make it look like they are working their plan but they really only did the stuff so that they can point and say "I'm making progress! I did x! (Because there is no y or Z. Let's be real.)

Well the Department did that to me this week. We had our Administrative Case Review or ACR which is where a 3rd person looks at the case plan and rates the progress on each action item as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. They happen every 6 months and at our last one the reviewer was like why don't you have an adoption worker yet should have been assigned 6 months ago ( I'll do the math for you- that's 12 months from today).

I've been blabbering on about no adoption case worker for a while. Everyone was like- I know? So slow. Shrugged their shoulders and promised to follow up. I believe they did follow up because following up means no more blabbering on from me....

So we had the ACR and just as I'm getting ready to tell another person about no adoption case work, I'm informed one was assigned in the last 48 hours. 

Just in the nick of time where the Department was going to have to rate themselves unsatisfactory....

We scheduled the next ACR for the end of April. The hope is it gets cancelled because the adoption should be finalized.

Who wants to take bets? 


  1. goodness. so weird how things work. best of luck!

  2. Hopefully it moves swiftly now.
    3 1/2 foster care. Parents signed to terminate their rights at end of June.
    Adoption finalised at the end of July.

    Hopefully, your adoption worker is as good at her job as this one.
    It can move fast now if people do their job.

  3. Sadly, we have so many pieces to complete. We finished the adoption training over a year ago but we have to have a home study, negotiate the subsidy, and get all of their file- which I suspect will be very hard to do because there are 4 of them and they have had multiple dealings with DCFS.

    I've been told to expect another 6 months. Everyone is focused on Adoption Day cases and the worker isn't coming to meet us until the end of October....


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