I just called my agency with a new foster parent referral and I got an Eaglet update. She and her two siblings were just placed in ANOTHER (fourth) foster home on Monday. Oh, my heart! Before I got a chance to scream “WHY DIDN’T YOU CALL ME?!?” the home-finding case worker said “we were able to place her with her brother and sister”. To which I replied, “I’m getting a bigger apartment”.
Eaglet’s most recent placement disruption (as we say in the field) was because her great-aunt failed to comply with the finger-printing requirement. The room is spinning as I type this. If Great-Aunt didn’t follow through with finger-printing, the likelihood that she kept Eaglet’s medical appointments can objectively be questioned…
I may be emailing an ACS OSI worker today…
UPDATE: my email:
“I hope you’re doing well. I have an ACS case here at work with one of our individuals who is a mother and I tell everyone how amazing you were. 10 points for ACS!
I’m writing because I just got word that Eaglet and her siblings were moved because the aunt never complied with the finger-printing requirements. Once she complies my understanding is that the children will be returned. My concern is that if the aunt isn’t capable of following-through on finger printing, what about all of Eaglet’s medical follow-up?
I doubt you’re still on this case, but hopefully someone could check in on the situation. Please don’t share this email with the agency as I fear it might jeopardize future placements.
Many thanks and all the best to you! Rebecca”