I’m waiting to get yelled at for not going / bringing her. But it’s just a check in - nothing has happened, nothing is happening. There hasn’t even been an adjudication yet and she’s about to be five months, foster care her whole life. I don’t need to sit through another court date where nothing can happen and I know the most of anyone present about the case / kid because I’ve been around from the beginning and no one else has (literally no one else has been the same except the lawyers - not even the judge, not the caseworker).
This is gonna be a loooooong case. Supposedly there are relatives on both biological sides that want her, in two different states. (How does the judges pick between them? I dunno. Just make the states race each other to get paperwork done, that makes as much sense as anything else.) So ICPC but that won’t even START for god knows how long. How many birthdays will pass before it’s time to move her?
Edit: GAL asked me, as they usually do, what we need for her. I said, as I always do - permanency, asap.
There are lawyers who give advice to clients that is born out of such deep paranoia it is hard for me to imagine that they can be functioning members of society. When you live your life out of constant fear of being sued, how the fuck do you leave the house in the morning?
Life is engagement. It comes with risk, yes. And surely there are horror stories about people who get sucked into litigation for the most ridiculous shit. But we have to be able to engage. We have to be able to live our fucking lives. Just like you cannot bubblewrap yourself for protection from injury, you cannot close yourself off to everything to keep yourself from being sued.
Life does not come with a liability waiver. You just gotta live it. And hope for the best.
ITS YURA’S BIRTHDAY SO IM CELEBRATING BY POSTING EVERY PICTURE I HAVE OF THIS PRECIOUS BABY IN MY PHONE WHICH IS REALLY NOT A LOT AND THATS SAD IM GONNA GO GET MORE (until then I’m adding cute gifs I find)
01/03 - 18/100 days of productivity
happy Wednesday my dudes! Working on some legal studies practice questions because I have a sac on Friday and am low key freaking out. But I’m also kinda confident. So we’ll see how it goes!