Yesterday’s home visit was at 4:30pm because our DSS worker was headed to Jag’s aunt & uncle’s in the evening for their first official meeting re: possible living situation.
Jag knew this, and though she’s never talked to me about it straight up, was very vocal with DSS that she does NOT want to live there. She said she wants to live with Grandma when Grandma is well enough to go back to her own trailer, but not while she is sharing a house with these other people. She had a couple of reasons for this, but I think everyone (CASA worker, foster care worker and DSS) were a bit thrown off because at the last FPM (when Grandma first brought up the aunt/uncle being ok with it), Jag had said nothing.
DSS then asked what she’d like her Plan B to be (Grandma being Plan A), and Jag said there wasn’t a Plan B because Mom doesn’t want her and neither does anybody else. “What about just staying here?” they asked, and Jag kind of shrugged and made some sort of comment about how she didn’t know what I was going to do with my life, etc. Anyways, they dropped it, but it was a LOT for me to process. Not because I wouldn’t love for her to stay, but because aunt/uncle are really the only viable options at this point unless Grandma makes a miraculous recovery. Would the system make her move if she doesn’t want to?
To be fair, it’s entirely possible that aunt/uncle said no at last night’s meeting, anyways. They’re not the most dependable of people. Which obviously means I will be checking my messages obsessively all day for an update.