Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pray to 'em if you've got 'em

Today we're mailing off our letter to the office investigating the Joy Fiasco. This is for the "administrative review" portion of the journey. If you'll recall, they already found us "indicated" and decided that we either beat her, causing her bruises, or ignored her while she did them herself. Neither of which is true, obviously, but certainly both can't be. Anyway...

So this lawyer we hired (a fellow foster parent, actually) wrote this 9 page letter that is VERY VERY good. We ended up paying him more than we expected (isn't that always the way), but really, it may have been worth it. There is no way that we could have written this letter. And he also wrote a letter for our placement coordinator to sign. That one is really good, too.

Now we just have to wait for them to read it, review the case, and decide to uphold or reject the "indicated" finding.

If this letter doesn't convince them that we are FAR from the child abusers they label us as, I don't know what to do.

So, yeah, light a candle to the Blue Fairy, or whatever it is that you prefer. We need all the good thoughts we can get behind this letter.


Gawdess said...

Wishing you the very best!
Go good guys!

Kikilia said...

Good luck! Here's hoping common sense and your lawyer's expertise prevail.


Jolene Green said...

Good Luck! I just found this blog and I do have a few questions about fostering children. Hubby and I had talked about being foster parents...please tell u have to have a high income to do so? We have 2 children of our own and we are low income. We both have fulltime jobs but are being paid at almost minimum wadge. If you cant help me with this question, do u have any websites that you reccomend me to look inot? Thanks much