Things aren't looking good this time, I think there might be a real possibility of her ending up back in the (foster care) system. Her foster mom has given the agency that placed S an ultimatum. Do things her way or remove all the kids... including S... tomorrow.
I was forwarded an email sent between case workers in this agency, and it doesn't sound like they are willing to make a lot of compromises for this foster mom. So I've been trying to figure out if there is anyway we could take her. The answer, clearly and logically is... NO!
But... on the other hand, how can I not? Last time she was here she asked me if people might think she's my "real" daughter because we both have brown hair and eyes. Last night she asked if I could be her "step mom" (I suggested it might work better if I was an "Auntie" instead.), and said she has two homes now. Her home in the country (with us) and her other home. (Note to Granny.... you heard none of this here, ok? Please??)
Things just have to work out in her regular foster home. I know we can't take her (probably....) but it would break my heart if she were tossed back into the system.
I think I'll call social services today and see how much I can find out... (It's so weird to be doing favors for one county's social service agency, while at the same time worrying that a neighboring county's social service agency is going to investigate us. The system is so messed up!) Please keep S in your prayers...
**edited to add**
Look what R and I did this morning... When we got dressed we accidentally ended up dressing in almost exactly the same thing, a white V-neck shirt, denim capris and white socks. R thought it was too funny so I told her I'd take a picture and post it here.
Here we are!