I am so over this foster care bull shit. DFACS ran a background check on my MIL so that she could care for Lil' Man when I went to my Dr's apt in Atlanta.
My agency said that my MIL could care for Lil' Man while I am having my surgery (we will be gone for five days). They informed me that I needed to get a copy of the background check from DFACS. Well our DFACS worker refuses to give us a copy of the background check. She said that the state paid for it, and if our agency wants one, then can pay for their own WTF?
We don't have enough time to wait for a stupid background check to come back. So it looks like Lil' Man is going to have to go to respite for five days, to a family he doesn't know, and miss five days of school.
Why do they make things so complicated? And they wonder why these kids have so many issues.
Allowing him to stay at home with someone he knows and trusts, and to attend school seems like the logical thing to do, but not in the foster care world.
Lets ship him off to a foster home that is two hours from home, where we don't know the people, and the family doesn't know him. As far as the state goes they could care less if he misses five days of school.
There answer Mrs. Sanford rest assured all of our foster parents have had background checks, and are trained just as you and your husband were.