Saturday, September 14, 2013

Easiest Respite Yet

Three girls with super long hair, 
matching names and 
amiable personalities are here just for the weekend. 

Ages 3, 5, 6.

I learned that recently our town and surrounding area lost 33 foster families.
I didn't know there were that many to begin with.
I don't know if they consider our family among those lost.
They still call us every other week.
Might it be a sign that this branch of the system is in need of serious change when so many people are walking away?!
Big meeting Monday night to discuss concerns of the foster parents that are left.

Last night we had a family over for supper.
Our kids together: 4 children adopted from foster care
and 5 respite children
(plus our originals 5 - which some of mine are in Canada).


Kelly said...

WOW. 3 respite.
33 lost.

Oldqueen44 said...

There were 15 agencies here closed down and taken over by an out of state company. Things are going on here but mums the word.

In the mean time there are countless numbers of children not getting services.

Felicia said...

Same problems here. I keep getting calls and social workers pleading with me even though we are full.