Monday, November 16, 2015

Job Details

So I work as a transporter and visit supervisor for a local agency that works for CPS.

I drive endless hours going to foster parents homes to pick up children and then drive endless hours to get them to their visit with their bio parents. I then supervise the visits taking notes as I do. So basically what I did before with M&L and their Papa and with Mama Sun and Flower. I just never took notes before.

When I saw the job posting my jaw literally dropped. I knew that was exactly what I would want to do. And I was right. Other then the hours at the moment I love the job. It is so nice going to a job that I love. And like I said in a previous post I get the privilege of praying for everyone I work with, bio parents, foster parents and the kids. Especially the kids. So all the miles I'm driving and hours I'm working are worth it.

 I even get to do some visits in the home of the bio parents which is very cool. I was nervous at first, just like I was nervous for the first visit with M&L and their Papa 4 years ago. But I love doing in home visits. I get to see a different side of the parents in these visits. Probably because they are comfortable in their own home but also because they are filled with a hope of reunification. And that brings me so much joy.

The struggles are there though. I knew I'd have unhappy bio parents, I never expected the unhappy foster parents. I'm used to foster parents that enjoy what they do and even though they might not agree they do their best to remain professional and remember the child and make things as easy as they can for the child. I forget that not all foster parents are like that.

That's pretty much it. Curious about something else, just ask. I'm as open as I can be on here. That is when I actually blog. :-)


Anonymous said...

I've been behind on reading my blogs. I'm curious how the transition is to a new state for all of you. Also, how are you making working full time work for your family. I loved going back to work, but it is s constant struggle and I only work 30 hours a week. If I didn't work, I think we would eat better. Since going back to work, time goes even faster too.


Deb said...

It's been pretty hard on my and the family working so much. The girls have done amazing. After about a month of bad sleep they have adjusted just fine, but miss me. And they love what I do and can't understand why they can't come help the kids too. :-)

New state.... I'll share more later.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for replying. I'm looking forward to reading more about this, Just saw your post about the seasons. I've followed your blog since you were considering Russian adoption. That has been a while!