A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Friday, January 27, 2012

Visit One

This morning I took Precious for a visit with her mom.  It was scheduled from 10-11 at the CPS office. I called the case manager (CM) as I arrived at the building just before 10 to ask about parking; she answered my question and also said mom was there.

I checked in at the office right at 10. The receptionist called back to the CM to let her know I was there.

I waited...

and waited...

and waited...

and at 10:40, Precious started to fuss so I picked her up and started walking around the lobby.

The receptionist asked me if the CM had ever come out.  Noooooo.  So she called back again.  The response: she is waiting on mom to arrive.  What?

Apparently the CM received a call from mom just before mine which said something about her being almost there via public transportation.  Shortly after that, mom discovered she had made a mistake and was going the wrong way....

I asked to see the CM please. She came out and introduced herself just before 11.  She said if I had to leave I could, but she thought mom would be there soon.  She had to go back and sit by her phone.

About 11:20 I asked the receptionist to call the CM and ask if she knew how close mom was, because I had to leave soon, but didn't want to miss her in the elevator.  Supposedly, mom was crossing the parking lot.  So I waited.

Mom checked in at 11:25.  I didn't even wait for the CM and introduced myself.  She was thrilled to see and hold Precious and was very gracious to me.  I was glad I waited, but told her I had to leave in five minutes.  She asked me to take several pictures of her and Precious on her cell phone. 

I was glad to finally meet Mom.  She seems interested this time around.  Maybe she will do what she needs to do.  I'm happy she showed up today.  That's already an improvement over BB's case!


  1. Yes, I told her and gave her a picture of him, which she really appreciated.