- foster licensor
- assigned caseworker
- caseworker in another county
- foster licensor supervisor
- interim foster Placement Coordinator
- fingerprinting center
- part time adoption caseworker
- DSHS workers at HQ
- Sr Aide to State Representative
- other foster families
While we wait for DSHS to go through their steps, a child is waiting for their forever family which we could provide. There is a child hoping, wishing, wondering when he/she will have a forever family. Each night I pray for our child, our child continues to live in uncertainty. I pray his/her foster family is loving, caring, protective, secure, therapeutic and supportive. One day, we will work together to transition the child to our home.
I still have the fire inside me to keep fighting for the children waiting in foster care for permanency. It will be a long process just to make changes in my local DSHS office, let alone changes further up the chain of command. While our process may be long and unpredictable, I hope to make the path better for future foster-adopt families.