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

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Yesterday was the first court hearing for Precious.  Mom did show up; we talked off and on while waiting to go into the courtroom.  She held Precious some and was obsessed with taking pictures of her with her cell phone.

The court hearing was short.  Mom agreed to participate in the case plan.  The alleged birth father neither showed up nor has been officially served.  The judge read mom all of her rights and responsibilities and stressed the fact that due to the age of the child, this case will progress swiftly.  Mom has only a short time to get her act together.  Next court hearing set in two months to check status.

Today was the next scheduled visit for Precious with her mom.  Yesterday her mom said she would be there, but she had to call the CA who provides transportation for the children and supervises the visit at least one hour prior to the visit today.  Mom didn't call, and the visit was canceled. 

Then mom called seven minutes before the visit was scheduled to begin, from probably an hour away, asking to still have the visit.  Umm, no.  But the Case Manager (CM) asked the CA to reschedule for tomorrow.  Ugh.  Mom has to call the CA before 8am tomorrow to have a visit.  If she doesn't, I think all visits are canceled until further notice. 

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