This has been a rough week at our house. Due to some unfortunate circumstances we have been forced to request that one of our foster children be removed. Needless to say, the tension has been riding high. Tempers are flaring and all of us have probably just about had it with the situation. Unfortunately, since foster parents are supposed to give a 30 day notice before a child is removed from their home, we will have to find some way to survive and try to get along peacefully for the next 4 weeks.
The sad thing is that we really do care about the kid. This child has a lot of potential if they would only find their way onto the right path. We have tried everything we know to help, but if help isn’t wanted there isn’t much to be done. It grieves my heart and makes me wish that I held the power to really make a difference in this case. Saying goodbye, especially an unpleasant goodbye, has to be one of the hardest parts of foster care.