The process of adoption through the Foster Care system is lengthy. We've had our little princess since she was 2 days old, she will be 2 in February and here we are still waiting. I guess moving from one State to another only further complicated the whole mess, I just wish it was over already.
As my husband and I gather documents for tax preparation, it occurs to me that we do not have the Princess’s Social Security Number. I put a call into her caseworker and haven't heard from her since. That was over a month ago. It's not looking good, so I call the Social Security Administration myself. In order for them to release that information to me, I need to gather a bunch of documents including "Official" court records saying she is legally in my custody. Unfortunately, that would require work from the ~awol~ caseworker!! I've got copies of that information, but certainly no "official" documents nor the originals.
Speaking of caseworkers… I understand the job stinks. They are overworked and underpaid. I get that. What I don't get is how hard it is to return a simple phone call or email. Since moving from
After this experience, I can honestly say I am not surprised to hear about Children that have gone missing from the Foster Care system. Children that are abused or killed at the hands of their Foster Parents. It's a sad reality, one that I never wanted to know!
So, as I hug and kiss my sweet baby girl every night when I tuck her into bed, I thank God that she's with us. She's fallen through the cracks, but is lucky enough to be with a family that loves her to the moon ~and back again.