I called the financial dept. of my agency and yes, I have every right to "write off" a child who has been in my home for over 6 months.
Then I called my worker to get Lizzy's social security number. She's new, she said she would talk to her supervisor.
She called me back and said that the supervisor said they don't give those out.
I said that I have been given several of my other foster children's social security numbers, why can't I have Lizzy's? She didn't understand it either and said she would talk to her supervisor again.
Her supervisor called me back. She told me, basically, that the people above her had told everyone to not give any social security numbers out during this time of year because they don't want people writing the kids off on their taxes because it could cause an issue (like a bio family falsely writing the child off thus causing the foster family a problem with their taxes) and the agency doesn't want to have to help any of us sort it out.
This is such crap.
I am so tempted to try to go up the chain to get it...but I decided to just wait until she is adopted and when I have all her info I will amend my taxes from this year.
Everything in me is screaming "Fight these people"...but, I am just not up for it.