Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing was today. I learned in court that her mom got out on parole today and is moving into a half-way house later today but she hasn't yet met her parole officer and doesn't know the conditions of her parole.
The judge extended the case once again (big surprise- he's been doing that for 17 1/2 months now). I was surprised that we got a court date before Christmas, but this date is just to see if Boo's mom will show up in court or if the conditions of her parole will even allow her to.
The re-starting of the case plan hasn't even begun yet, despite the fact that by the time the next court hearing happens in December, six more months will have passed since that initial June permanency hearing date.
Six months will have gone by with absolutely no decision being made. Six months will have gone by with no clue as to how much more time will pass (we know it'll be at least 6-9 months from the day they decide to actually re-start the case plan).
By the time December rolls around, Boo will have been in the system for 19 months, with absolutely no decision being made...all this judge seems to be able to do is to continue to extend the case.
And somehow this is in the child's best interest.