Welcome to bureaucracy

We’ve had a tiny human being in our home for four days now. We’ve been feeding him and changing him, keeping him warm and loving him.

What we haven’t done is talk with his case worker. Nope.  His caseworker had left the hospital when we got there Monday and left nothing for us.  Not a copy of the birth certificate. Not a placement form saying that yes, he is legally in our placement.

His worker was supposed to come to our house Tuesday, but “got tied up at court.” We needed a medical card number for his pediatrician appointment at noon Wednesday, and Croi desperately needed placement paperwork as she only has 3 days to submit FMLA paperwork.

Ensue several Mama Bear Erat phone calls.  Luckily, thanks to our stork, Kelly (we have a caseworker and Lil Pumpkin has a caseworker. Ours is not nearly so overworked and overloaded as his is.)  we got the paperwork Croi needed.

But, 4 days later, and I still don’t know much more about this little angel than we knew Monday. Which isn’t much.

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About EratMama

30 something midwestern gal, married to another 30 something midwestern gal, conquering depression, rockin' foster parent.
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2 Responses to Welcome to bureaucracy

  1. K says:

    Not to defend Pumpkin’s SW but as an overworked SWer myself, may I suggest you take it as a compliment, albeit a frustrating one? I’m constantly putting out fires and as a result, the clients of mine who are doing the best end up getting the short stick sometimes. Perhaps you’re having so little contact because this is the placement of hers she’s least concerned about right now? Or maybe she’s a lazy slacker who plays Freecell all day instead of doing her job. In either case, glad your stork was able to get you what you need, and hoping more information comes soon!

  2. Monica says:

    So it is. All too familiar. And apparently universal. But you have a pumpkin!!! Hooray!!!

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