With the help of a friend I dug up some more information on the bio family of my cherubs in Dallas....
Great Grandma P had told me that Bio Dad's brother (Tio E) is currently running from the law. With a little digging I found his charges. They are rather substantial as well (think federal offenses).
Then I found his Facebook page. I know it's him because Tio (Uncle) E has pictures of "my" kids on his wall. I also saw multiple pictures with Tio E making a gang sign. I even saw a little cherub younger than my Dude tossing up the same gang sign.
Then I asked Dude and Dolly if this man is their tio. They confirmed that they've seen him. Then I asked if Tio E sleeps at Grandma N's house. They said yes.
When my children go to their Grandma's house once a month in Dallas they are associating with known felons. They are exposed to things that are not safe.
Rainbow called me the other day. She asked me if Dude is still having behavior problems. The conversation led itself to discussing the new information that I found out. Rainbow called Minnie's supervisor.
Foster parents are held to a higher standard than relative placements.
Even though they aren't supposed to be. Even though I had a previous person involved in this case tell me that the bio family SHOULD be held accountable for safety issues.
It just isn't a concern right now for my kids. No one but me cares if they are safe in Dallas. CPS (especially Minnie) does not give a damn. Drug users. Felons. No car seats. Neglect. Cockroaches. And many more things that I'm sure I know nothing of.....
This is what my cherubs have to look forward to if they live in Dallas forever.
Foster care sucks!
(And somehow...knowing all this...I still have to put them in Minnie's car tomorrow morning at 10:30AM so they can spend the weekend in this environment yet again.)