Thank you Miller for posting the link for me. Most days I have no idea where my head is and those are good days.
There is a guardian ad litem for the youngest daughter and she is now going to help me with the older daughter. We did discuss having my niece talk to the judge when and if the time comes.
I have been pretty straight-forward with my niece about the things going on. I figure she’s been through a whole heck of a lot and doesn’t need any more suprises. She’s sadly more adult than she should be. For as long as she is here I want her to be able to be a child for a while.
The paperwork does say uncontested adjudication and that we need to come back in october. That looks decently promising. Wasn’t there a poster here a few years back that was going to school for helping children legally? DrainBead maybe?
Right now I mainly want the paperwork figured out so that I have an easier time with the school system and then we can get her on our own insurance as a dependent and so that we have a leg to stand on if she comes knocking on the door for her daughter she can’t remove her.
She did threaten me with that the last time I spoke with her. Said she would have DHS crawling through my house to take my niece away. She didn’t care that it could end up in an outside of the family situation she just didn’t want her with me because I keep asking her to pee in a cup and go to meetings and just get help in general.
She thinks it would probably go easier if someone outside of the family has her daughter. I told her to do what she felt she must but just remember these foster families deal with garbage like this everyday and they have no emotional ties to any of this and will have no issues saying NO and stop calling or calling the police.
She thinks I’m keeping her from her daughter and I’m not. If she would just come on the days she says she is going to and calls at a decent hour to talk to her daughter. And right now they are supervised visits and a social worker has to be there. My sister believes that what the state is doing is illegal and that she doesn’t have to jump through their hoops.
Yeah, at this time you do sister. Now you do have to follow the rules and jump through so many hoops. And sadly this is going to be a long process.