It's a small step in the right direction. Timing will be the kicker. I have been communicating with a worker and when I told her the director would be contacting her she tried to tell me when he should best make his attempts. Ya, he's a big mucky muck this close to the Minister of Social Services so I don't think I will be nor should you be telling him when to get hold of you but maybe that's just me.
Did I tell you that government is slow? Not just a little slow but S.L.O.W.
I understand that there are so many issues that social services has to deal with in a day and many of them urgent requiring immediate attention. You would think finding permanence for a child would be a priority and expediting it would be on the top of everyone's to do list. The reality is that how can that compete when the safety of another chid is at stake. Finding permanent homes for kids and child protection are different departments in child welfare but sometimes they overlap and this is where we are now.
Anywhoo steps in the right direction have been made. It could still be shut down by my region but right now it's on the table and for that I am appreciative. I really don't want to have to create an adversarial situation by appealing to branches of government or maybe hiring a lawyer so I will remain hopeful that things can proceed smoothly.
The key to this picture is the baby is a relative to one of my other kids. This effectively makes me "kin" which gives me standing. There have been no others who have been found that either want her or feel capable of caring for her. I do and I do.
The saga continues.....
In the meantime I give you this from swimming last night
|"I need to take these things off cause they're cutting off my geniusness"|
|She's squeezing the water out of her belly button....|