Sometimes the court hearings for foster children are a complete waste of time. The so-called status hearings anyway…
“Nothing has changed, your honor, since the last hearing six months ago.” I guess it’s a necessary part of the process to make sure no child gets lost in the foster care system.
However, last Friday, I received an email from our attorney ($60 to be billed later) stating that there is a status hearing for our 18-month-old foster boy, Lil Bit, scheduled for Tuesday, and we should plan to attend.
I shouldn’t have a problem with this, should I? But I do…
Here’s my problem: The final termination hearing is scheduled for two weeks later! Why have 2 hearings?
I’m sending an email back to my attorney (another $60 plus) to request that the status hearing be postponed until the final hearing.
Sounds reasonable, right?