Mama Foster, in response to my last post, asked me, "How close were the kids to being moved in with grandma at the last court date? Was it suggested?"
From the very beginning, the State has always said that they want to send the cherubs to Dallas. At every single hearing the State's goal has been "Relative Conservatorship".
Well, technically the first hearing was just to establish that the removal was valid. It took place two weeks after the cherubs came to me. It wasn't a "placement hearing" so it went quickly and didn't say much other than the fact that the kids were in foster care. But by the next hearing in November 2011, the goal was set in place to get the kids to Dallas. And that goal has never changed.
The kids were really close to being sent to Dallas this last time – just like they have been every single time we have gone before the judge. Honestly, the fact they haven't gone is nothing short of a miracle. In hindsight I see how the pieces have all fallen together in our favor. That's why I'm praying so hard for CPS to finally step up and do their jobs right now. The State of Texas has grounds to terminate parental rights. And I believe the case against Grandma N is strong enough that nobody should continue to try and push for that placement either. It will be two years on June 15. Two years of playing this "game". But still, I don't know what's going to happen when we go before the judge again on July 1. I'm hoping that I'll have a better idea this time around though because by then, my lawyer will be in the thick of things with me.
How long should I wait before I call our lawyer to see the status of things? I don't want to bother Ms. Colorado too much, but I'm dying to know what Minnie said when she found out we are intervening! Sure wish I could have been a fly on the wall during that conversation!