Friday, April 27, 2007

Only slightly meta.

I've decided to keep this blog. The reason, you may ask? Because I want to.

And, really, that's the only good reason to have a blog, isn't it?

I figure there's always going to be some stuff that I want to put out there that I don't particularly want to do in the blog all my friends read. I'm still going to be vague about where I am and who I am, so I can pretend that this is still relatively anonymous.

So there you have it.

In other news (isn't there always "other news" Chez Fostermoms??), we finally got the determination letter from CPS. Even though we got the call that we were "indicated" like, what, 3 weeks ago? We finally got the letter stating it. The letter also told us where to write to get a copy of our file and to request an "administrative review". Which is basically Evil Case Worker's uber-supervisor looking at the file, saying "yeah, they're Big Ol' Child Abusers" and then giving us a date for a fair hearing where we get to argue the point.

A friend/fellow foster parent, who happens to be a lawyer (not that there's anything wrong with that!) convinced us this past weekend that we need to talk to a lawyer about all this. Which makes total sense (why didn't you guys suggest that?!) since we really are going into this blindly and putting a lot more trust into the system than it really deserves.

He thinks he'll be able to help us with it, and he's friends with one of the heads of CPS, so we're going to start there. If he can't help us, he's also looking into who else might be able to do so. Shit, I was supposed to fax him our letters today...dammit. Well, maybe fostermama can bring them to work with her and fax them from there.

Whee, aren't you glad I decided to keep the blog? You get to read what's going on in my mind as it happens! What could be more thrilling than that?

On to more cute things...Squeak is busting out all over! This week he turned 3 months old and decided that he couldn't possibly do anything as banal as wear "3-6 month" sized clothes. No, not our Squeak! So we had to pull out the 6-9 monthers and, lo, he fits into 'em just fine. Plus, he seems to be on a growth spurt. He rolls from front to back, chuckles like Ernie, and is just so damn cute it's disgusting.
Stay tuned...


Amanda said...

So glad to hear you will still be blogging.

And, go Squeak!

FosterAbba said...

I'm glad you'll still be hanging around the blogosphere, and I hope you'll give us updates as you fight your case with CPS.

You should clear your names, even if it's a hassle, because this is the kind of thing that can haunt you later.

JUST A MOM said...


Co said...

Glad you are going to have a lawyer to help you. It's ridiculous that you need one or that you have to do any of this, but it's so important to get that stupid nonsense expunged for good.


Fostermama said...

I'm glad you're staying with us!

Robin said...

I'm glad you are staying on, I would love to hear about sqeaks milestones and fun stories!
Good luck with CPS, what a waste of your precious time.

Julie said...

Glad to hear your staying on too- we need to know the Squeak! :)

A Special Family said...

I am so so glad that you are continuing with your blog!

Squeak seems to be doing soooo well :)

Hoping the lawyer can sort everything out!!!