Thursday, March 17, 2011

Second.


Well, we made it through Lizzy's hearing, which, in the grand scheme of things could have gone better. I do think that she will probably be returned at the next hearing in June unless something crazy comes up.

Today, my other two girls had their hearing. It did not go so good. The referee said "You have two choices, give them back to the parents and dismiss the case or give it to the CPS in the state their parents are living in (which is not where I live)". His point being, get these kids in the same state as their parents. Our prosecutor does NOT want them given back to their parents with out a case plan being work and the state that mom and dad live in does NOT want the case. So, everyone is going in circles.

They have 7 days to figure it out. The likelihood of them being handed back to the parents is very small, I think in the end the judge is going to have to transfer the case himself which he said he didn't want to do back 3 months ago when he was in the court room.

I have no idea what is going to happen. There is a part of me that will be SHOCKED if they leave...and of course SHOCKED if they don't.

I already bought all of their easter dresses...we'll see if we make it that far.

7 comments:

Kelli said...

How did they end up in the lovely state you live in? :) was one parent there with the kids when they got taken away? If so, and that parent left the state once they were in foster care is there any abandonment laws that could affect the case? just wondering why neither parent could care to find a way to stay in the state their kids are in, if they care at all about the kids?

Rebecca said...

That is such a crazy situation...having the kids removed in a state that is different from where the family lives. We could have been looking at the same situation with my current girls except mom was given 5 years probation so she is "stuck" in the lovely state where she was arrested for a while which means the girls case stays here with her. :)

MamaFoster said...

kelli,

they are here because they were removed from mom's care while she was living in a homeless shelter in our state.

Heather said...

Oh my word. Praying for the decisions that need to be made soon.

Penelope said...

Ug! And Easter is over a month away!

Diane said...

Hoping decisions which are truly in the best interest of the two girls are made.

Debbie said...

On pins and needles waiting to see what happens next for these precious girls.