I am a foster parent of Phoebe, a 7yo I've been trying to adopt for 9 months.
They unexpectedly visited today for inspection and they just chose the worst day!!
My DH had a knee surgery and he's in the hospital so our neighbor was watching Phoebe and my 6-yr-old daughter Emilia.
My 15-yr-old neice is staying with us in Emilia's room so Emilia is sleeping on the floor of Phoebe's room for a few days. Therefore, Phoebe's room was kind of a mess.
Since I wasn't home to cook, they had a snacky lunch.
When these ladies came, the girls were watching cartoons on TV.
I came home 1 hour later and although they were polite, they didn't seem to like what they were seeing.
Do you think I should be expecting bad reports from them? I'm really scared.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by hsmominky at 11:10 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 11:10 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:10 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by mygirlpaige at 11:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by MyAngel003 at 11:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:16 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
It sounds like a nightmare. Why do things of this importance hinge on a single visit? I've never been a foster parent, so I don't know the procedures. Do you think they'll consider the extenuating circumstances and, at very least, give another visit a consideration? I hope it all works out for you and your family!
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:53 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by camtri3 at 1:27 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by SherriPie at 8:44 PM on Aug. 22, 2010