Yesterday my teen received all of her worldly possessions. It took two social workers to go to her home and try and retrieve them. When I called yesterday the SW was planning on waiting a little to let things settle down. However since the GAL said that she believed that the guardian would throw her stuff away I pushed for them to go sooner. The school books were the deciding factor.
They got what they could and dropped the trash bags in my garage. When I saw what they were able to get I decided to skip class for the night and be available when she went through them.
She got her school books, a small pile of clothing, bag of shoes and other random items. She only has one pair of socks so I need to buy those. She got none of her unders and according to her not much of her clothing. Those items can be replaced.
However, what she lost was a lot. She lost the letter her mom had written her, she lost some stuffed animals from her mom. She lost the pictures. She lost all of the items that had sentimental value to her. She lost the things that can't be replaced.
Yes, she cried. I cried with her.