Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Curious as to why we are having another TPR?  It is because they did not publish for the last one.  Someone didn't do their job.  This just frustrates me so much.  It isn't as though there is a battle for TPR.  No biological family is fighting for the girls.  Anyone what really had an interest has signed off their rights so that the girls could have permanency.  No family will be at the next TPR trial, none came to the last one.  There is no reason at all that we are in 2013 and still fighting for permanency except for one fine point, the legal team is not doing their job in a timely manner.

Today I went to the state DSS office.  The security guard didn't know what to do with me.  Apparently not many folks come up to the office personally to complain, it is all done by phone.  I talked to several people on the phone in the lobby.  They tried to tell me that they would call me.  I refused.  I said that I was in the lobby to file a complaint and would sit and wait.  Finally I was able to talk to an advocate.  He told me that the head of the legal team was in the building today and he was going to talk to him.  He didn't understand why we had TPR in November and are just now realizing that it hadn't been published.  I explained how slow the lawyer is to act on everything.  He wants the case to be expedited after the TPR.  That is what we want.  I realize that they have to publish and do TPR again.  But, I don't want to wait for months after the TPR for the lawyer to file once again.  I don't want to get the clearance letter in June.  I know that there is a 30 day waiting period and that is what I want.  I told him that the main parties that are harmed by the actions of DSS are the children themselves.  That they need permanency.  He gave me all of his contact information and told me he would do what he can.  Honestly at this point I don't expect much.


  1. Go you! Hope he turns out to be the golden needle-in-the-haystack you were searching for.