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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Probably leaving

Missy's dad went to court with a private attorney today and she almost went home.

They are drug testing dad, and as long as he doesn't have too much drugs in his system(he doesn't have to be clean), she will return to him Monday.

To top things off caseworker asked us to bring her to visit 2 hours out of our way only to find out when we get there, there will be no visit because drug test results are not in yet.

So, she will likely visit on Friday, and return to dad on Monday, clean or not.

Is it too much to ask that these parents not be using to get their kids back?

12 Comments:

  • At 4:28 PM, Blogger JUST A MOM said…

    ok that sucks!!!!aND I have to tell you I WOULD NOT BE DRIVING ANY KID TO A VISIT 2 HOURS AWAY!!!! an hour away I would not do it. YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS

     
  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger happyadoptingmom said…

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  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said…

    That is horrible!! How much lower can their standards get for reunification?

     
  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger sparks said…

    Oh wow, that really sucks!! I thought they took her away again because of te drugs? How do these people sleep? That is just crazy to give her back as long as the dad doesn't have "too" many drugs in his system. Thats just saying to him, its okay to do the drugs, just not to many.
    I'm so sorry for you. I can't imange going through all of this. You are in my prayers!!

     
  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Daisy Dreams and Doodle Bugs said…

    WHAT!!! That is sooo wrong on so many levels.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Laurie

     
  • At 7:23 AM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Un.FREAKIN.beliveable!!!!!!!!!

    Wow. I am speechless.

     
  • At 7:26 AM, Blogger Blue Ridge Living said…

    Please keep us filled in.
    Praying for Missy and the entire situation.
    If they do pull her, make sure they know you'll take her again b/c you know she'll be right back in the system.

     
  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    That is crazy- what is the criteria for removal in LA? I am just scared for Missy- :(

     
  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Sadly enough, I am not surprised.

    Apparently, according to the system, yes it is too much to ask.

    (((((lisa))))))

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Cookie's Mom said…

    Oh Lisa, that is heartbreaking news. It is sad that a father can get it together enough to get a lawyer and go to court (something I wouldn't even know HOW to really do, mind you - with all my freakin' degrees), yet can't rid himself of drugs for his child. The states with this practice should be ashamed. The lawmakers and judges should all be forced to go live with people who don't have "too many drugs" in their system. And they should be forced to put up with whatever treatment and care (or lack thereof) is dished out. Shame on them. There is a special place in hell for people who treat children like that. I pray the Lord's protection for Missy. I pray for a miracle for her.

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger qUeEn oF tHe cAstLe said…

    I'm SOOO sorry! In NY my foster son has NOT been able to see his mother because she tests positive for cocaine. She just stopped coming for testing/visits. He is only 12 weeks and she has not seen him since we brought him home from the hospital at 10 days old. I would be getting my own lawyer and looking up the 'rules' to make sure that everyone is doing their job. Has she been adjusting to the house? Does she act abused/neglected?

     
  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger Katherine said…

    That's awful! If she was removed because of drugs, you would think that they would want to see a parent clean over some period of time.

     

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