So last night I decided to carefully watch the whole process. I also decided to mix it up a bit.
I put my toothbrush off to the "wrong" side.
Then I got the kids started brushing their teeth.
Can you please forward to me the flight numbers that you will be taking this coming Friday and Sunday with Dude and Dolly? I want to make sure that they are available for pick up and that my family is at home when it is time for their return.This was the response Minnie sent:
I'm waiting for my travel arrangements but it looks like I will be picking them up at 4pm Friday and I will be back Sunday by 7pm.Well, since things were about that vague a month ago I responded with:
When you can then, please forward to me the flight numbers so I can keep an eye on the actual departure and arrival times.I have included Minnie's supervisor in all of this conversation. If for some reason she does not give me the actual flight numbers, I think I'm going to complicate things for her. We literally live within a couple blocks of the day care that I use and Dude's Head Start. Because I will NOT wait around for 4:00PM without knowing for sure when the flight is leaving exactly, I will make Minnie pick the children up elsewhere. She can stop at the day care for Dolly and over at Head Start for Dude. And I can take my forever cherubs and go somewhere else to play in the afternoon without waiting and waiting and waiting!! I will NOT go through that again!!!
Miss Mary sees grounds for termination. Neither bio parent has worked their service plan. The cherubs have been in Care for almost two years. Both bio parents are incarcerated again. She seems to think there are grounds. (And this woman knows "foster care". She did her dissertation on foster care and she's been working with CPS for over 8 years in the Valley.)
Miss Mary says the case is black and white. There are valid concerns about the situation in Dallas. She agrees with all of my concerns. She literally asked me, "Where is the grey?"
She is just as confused as some of the other workers and lawyers have been. When I told her that we would be willing to take PMC or have an open adoption she was blown away that that hadn't been formally pursued by the State.