So tomorrow is the big day. We meet with the resource person and the director tomorrow regarding the delays that we’ve had throughout this adventure. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous. I don’t know how escalated the conversation will get–or how detailed. I have all of our paperwork in order. We know where the delays were, I’m just hoping that these things aren’t … Continue reading Biding Time
Our resource person with the county emailed us the day she spoke with Corey regarding the possibility of us taking the two children. (Of course we said yes. We don’t even know why she called about it as we’ve always been set up for 1-2 children.) She told us that she had talked to the kids’ caseworker and that things were looking great. She also said that the caseworker wanted to … Continue reading Unclear Messages / Backpeddling
We received an email from our resource person this week. This is sort of how it went. I’ve deleted the caseworker’s name and blocked the kids’ names for privacy. I also took a few things out that were a little more private–but this is the “just” of it. I’m trying not to be excited just yet. I’m failing miserably. Melinda and Corey, The case manager … Continue reading Quite Possibly the Most Exciting Email of My Life (So Far…)
We received our finalization tonight! We are signed, certified, approved, and bona fide. We have to have a meeting with a representative at DFCS regarding reimbursement and per diem fees, but after that we could get a call at any time. It’s almost surreal. Looking back, I can’t even believe I held out for so long. I guess I’m getting more patient in my old … Continue reading I Just May Fall Over Dead Tonight.
pa·tience [pey-shuh ns] –noun 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner. 3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience. ———————————————————————————————— It’s with a heavy … Continue reading Let Us Define Patience. WARNING: FULL ON RANT BELOW.
Bad news can also mean good news, sometimes…right? It turns out that Sue isn’t able to help us the way we had planned. This means we were delayed a little further and had to front the money. We were pretty bummed at first–who knew when we’d have the money to pay for the inspection. (?) But THEN (!) the Benny Card (ugh) situation was taken … Continue reading Knocking that Wall Down Brick by Brick
Corey talked with Sue today. Sue, the septic tank lady, that is. I don’t know her real title…but that’s what she is. Sue the Septic Tank Lady. She may very well be on my bestie’s list when this is all said and done. Sue is going to check the records that they already have at her offices. Apparently, an inspection was completed on the property (somewhat) … Continue reading Saved by the Septic Tank Lady.
Post from Melinda: Well. (Oh, the weight of one word!) We thought we were completely finished with the homestudy. I suppose this is what we get for thinking. Apparently, when the CW’s supervisor went back through her paperwork, she found some things. It turns out that there are a “few holes”. *rolls eyes/moans and groans/mumbles and rips her hair out* I had to submit addresses from the … Continue reading Light? Tunnel?
Last week we signed our contract with the state. (It’s notarized and EVERYTHING!) We only have two more little baby steps before we are officially foster parents for the state. Finally. It only took most of our week-long vacation to push everything through. It’s been a crazy road thus far. I don’t know I’d ever do again now that I know better. And yet we … Continue reading Contract SIGNED!!!
Wow. So much has happened since the last post. Corey and I have had some serious ups and downs in the last couple of months, that’s for sure. We WERE assigned a narrative. FINALLY. She said that the delay was funding. I’m sure that was some of it. I’m also sure there were other reasons as well.…. We were assigned Dorothy Blocker as the person to … Continue reading UPDATE! (I’ll be better about this, I promise.)