but the lawyer is in agreement that Dolly could use a haircut!!! I'm so glad I included the Guardian in the email that I sent.
I took Dude and Dolly to a visit in their home town tonight so they could see Great Grandma P. When Minnie met me at the door, she told me (out of the blue) that Dolly is going to be allowed to get a haircut.
I squealed with joy!
Minnie said that Bio Mom has not given permission yet, but the lawyer has signed off on it. All we need now is a judge's signature. I'm confident that won't be a problem.
Minnie said that Bio Dad (via Grandma N) said it's OK to cut the hair. Grandma N also is in agreement. (I'm quite confident that Bio Dad is NOT...but Grandma N wants it cut badly enough that I'm sure she lied on his behalf.) After the judge signs off, Minnie will send a letter to Bio Mom (who is still in jail) and...well...Bio Mom will just have to deal with it.
There is no specific amount of hair I can cut off but I assured Minnie I will just take it above the waist. I just measured how much hair that will be and I'm pretty sure Dolly will get to donate a 15" long ponytail to Locks of Love.
With all the crap that IS this case...I was happy to hear this news tonight. Dolly is going to be so thrilled to be allowed to wear her hair down. Both of us will appreciate the ease of brushing that this haircut will bring.
You know you're a foster parent when a haircut can bring this much euphoria!