Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tried.

I couldn't make this up if I tried.

I got a call today about Lizzy. The county that she is from is furious with my agency and their lack of handling this case appropriately so they are moving her out of my home into a foster home (an hour away) in the county her parents live in.

We are having a PPC meeting Thursday morning and will either move her after that or will move her Friday morning. This is the first I have heard of this, they had a new foster home lined up before they even called me.

I agree with them that our agency has not done well in this case. You know the social worker I love so much? I guess she got fired today.

I feel bad for Lizzy, but in a horrible way I feel a little relieved. I am relieved for myself that I will be done with this situation, I feel bad for Lizzy that her world is about to get rocked. :(

18 comments:

Heather said...

don't take this wrong YAY you never have to deal with that caseworker again! Maybe god is clearing your home to send you some more crazy fun kids!

MamaFoster said...

i am hoping so heather :) and thank you for sparing me the "I'm so sorry" comment. I love Lizzy, but I will not miss the stress it has put on me for a year now.

and even if it takes a while for some new kids...i think a break was in order anyway :)

CherubMamma said...

I am fond of saying "the system sucks". Sounds like it applies here.

Take advantage of your break!! Enjoy the simplicity with your immediate family. You deserve it!

StarfishMom said...

So crazy!! But remember ONE thing!!! God has that baby girl in the PALM OF HIS HAND. There's NO WHERE else I'd rather be than there!!! Enjoy some down time and some family time. There WILL BE a next call! That's what this is all about... :/ XOXOXOXO

Kateri said...

Oh girl....I think the Lord is clearing your home for something really special :) I hope the "goodbyes" aren't too hard on Lizzy...I'm not sure whether her age is a help or not when they pull them from you. Either way, please know that I'm thinking about your family :)

Kelli said...

Feel bad for lizzy and the transition she will endure. And for you because I know you are worried about that as well. She has the foundation you have laid and many prayers being said for her. At least the social worker is gone. I just don't understand social workers. Let's take a super stressful job, making no money, and not give a rats behind about children...hmmmmm? did I miss something?????

His Hands His Feet Today said...

I like what Kateri said :)

mamamargie said...

God knows what we can handle and when we need a break. You have been faithful to your promise of caring for His babies. He will take care of Lizzy and move her to where she needs to be. He has something new for you. But first, a little rest. :)

Pipsylou said...

You just never, never know with foster care, huh.

Praying you all through this.

I am wondering if you just needed a break, too.

Pipsylou said...

p.s. I am going to die when you get a call for newborn triplet preemies or something equally as crazy. ;)

Beck G. said...

Feel bad for Lizzy, but definitely know the feeling of wanting to move on. Hopefully the transition (or lack of..) goes okay for her! Things sure move quick when you least expect it..Praying!

spng7 said...

One door closes and another one opens .... I think God is the doorman. Just leave it all with Him.

Carol said...

Feel your pain/simultaneous relief from a case. Will be praying for you through this.

Have a friend that I found out minutes ago that she was told today that she will probably be getting back a 4 yr old that she had from birth to 21 months and the child was returned home. They had thought that there was no way that would happen and had hoped to adopt him. They feared for his life and thought that the next time they heard about him would be reading in the paper that he was dead.

Today when they got the call that he was coming back into care tomorrow and could come to their house they cried with relief and joy.

Foster care is surely a wild wild wild ride.

Debbie said...

Happy and sad moments I'm sure leading up to the end of the week. Like Heather said, hopefully you won't ever have to deal with that cw again.
Praying for you as she's transitioned out and looking forward to who is next in your home.

Diane said...

Glad they gave you at least some notice. Also glad the CW is done! Hope Lizzy will transition well, and you will too! Glad she stayed in your home a few months longer than you planned and that she didn't have to transition twice. May God bring you someone (or ones) special after you take a well deserved break!

FootPrints said...

wow mama. this is a case that definitely has to be given to god. he knows whats best for her...and she was able to apart of your awesome family and know love.

Tammy said...

It upsets me that the system is so broken. I know that God is bigger than the system and can use all things. Praying for your family especially your son and Lizzy. I know my kids always had a bit of a struggle when one left even when it was a harder child or I should say especially if it was a harder child. Foster care does crazy things with your heart and your emotions can be all over it can be confusing. Thank you for loving Gods babies even when it is hard.

Tammy (aka. "Mimi") said...

Wow. Craziness. I understand your relief though. You have stuck this case out so much longer than you had planned, and because of that, Lizzy has had as much stability as should could have.

It drives me CRAZY that the system thinks that it's okay to disrupt a 2-year-old's long-term placement because THE GROWN-UPS who don't even see her every day can't get along.

Enjoy the little break for a bit! I can't wait to see those newborn preemie triplets that Pipsylou was talking about! ;-P