Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Wedding is Over......The Mystery Mansion is Silent

The wedding was beautiful. (A) looked absolutely gorgeous. OK, I am a little bias, but she really was gorgeous. Everything went off without a hitch.

We had Chinese Food on Thursday, a Bar-B-Q on Friday, and the wedding on Saturday. A few people for dinner on Sunday night, and the last person left was my son (B) who went back to Alabama this morning.

My father made it up here, got to see his great grandson and was able to stand up a couple of times and dance at his grandaughter's wedding. How special is that. This was no easy feat. He is not a well man and the trip alone was an arduous trek for him. He made it here and back and I can't begin to tell you how happy that made all of us.

So that was all well and good....now onto the business at hand...the adoption ......

If you are keeping track, we found out on July 22nd that the TPR appeal had been denied by the State Supreme Court and that (S) was available for adoption....Since then, we have filled out some paperwork, but nothing has changed. Over 2 months and we are nowhere!!!

I have gotten tired of talking to the CW and her boss. I called her the boss' boss today and left a message for her to call me. I didn't hear back, btu I will give her another day or two. Then, I don't know what happens next. I guess I will have to call the head of the Department of Health and Human Services.

You would think a state office that comes under that much fire and scrutiny would be looking for advocates. Who better to advocate for them then the foster parents and social workers that are on their side. Unfortunately, the way they oeprate, no one wants to be associated with that organization.

And they wonder why they are viewed so poorly.........


1 comment:

  1. Have you tried sending a letter with a green card and return receipt to one of the higher ups? Not that having proof of receipt magically accomplishes anything, but it carries all the trappings of someone about to take legal action, so they might just sit up and take notice.

    (Just to be clear, I'm just musing; I have no idea how these things actually work. The suggestion is 100% based on the theory that if you send someone something that says "I'm being official and establishing a paper trail" they start to get squirmy and get their shit together. But I don't know if the world actually works that way, so don't take me too seriously...)