I knew when we started writing this blog that there'd be businesses happy to see our public reviews of them and businesses not happy to be reviewed. I had suspected some would make excuses and some would send veiled threats even, but I never suspected it would be a threat to "send" our "foster kids back to their sending state." Yesterday after our daughters' caseworker left I wrote a review about the head and heartache of the foster care system and today our certifier started with her request to revisit our home and discuss certification issues. Now it seems because we feel we should be reimbursed for all the medical and dental expenses we've paid for our foster daughters due to neither Oregon or Arizona providing medical insurance for the past seven months we have to be reinvestigated to see if we are financially capable of providing for our foster daughters. My point is obviously we are the better providers for our daughters as neither Oregon or Arizona has done it in 7 months. They are loved, well fed, treated by professionals, and most of all HAPPY here. Sorry DHS but my NAY! vote stands as is, I will not edit my blog entries to reflect the happy picture of foster care you need perpetuated in order to get other families to step forward and take total financial responsibility for children that are not legally there's.
I warn you this, if you attempt to "send the kids back" to Arizona because of the economic struggles the federal government is placing on the states you will not ever hear the end of it from this family. Everyone will know that you disposed of children that were settling into a forever family that loved them.