I WILL BE REPORTING THIS TO DSHS HEAD RANDY HART...TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL...AND TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.
Person X from DSHS seemed to want to correct me.
I stated that little 3 year and 3 month old Lilly showed up to meet with her grandparents smelling so badly that even the social worker who brought her to the visit didn't want to stand by her. And, that her hair was matted.
Truth....Lilly arrived with one of the four "drivers" that she has thus far had. (No consistency here... just throw her in the car with yet another stranger. Well, I guess that actually IS consistent, isn't it?)
Person X from DSHS says he/she knows the foster woman. I am not surprised as unlikely as that would be if the placements were random. There ought to be a law against any social worker acquiring a child for a friend. Most people have a problem with that. Person X... Some might call it trafficking.
On the day of the visit it went like this:
The driver and Lilly were already there when the grandparents arrived. Lilly ran to the grandparents.
"Lilly!" And then, "Do we need to use the restroom?"
Lilly's grandmother is a pre-school teacher...in fact she was her granddaughter's pre-school teacher UNTIL THE STATE WANTED LILLY FOR SOMEONE ELSE. She understands "accidents" even though Lilly has been potty trained for well over a year.
Lilly had "poop" down both legs and blisters. The grandmother had brought new Valentine Day present clothes. Grandpa went to the car for wipes. Lilly was cleaned up for the visit. They combed Lilly's hair and put a bow in it for the pictures. Yeah. Turns out they had a camera.
The front side of Lilly's pants were so dirty that they were turned around. Even with the tag now in the front the pants were dirty. Her new coat was dirty and it is a brown coat! Lilly's hands were chapped from not wearing gloves outside in the cold. Her grandpa has been putting lotion on them at the visits because they are not being treated.
Oh...did I mention that she had blisters on her bottom? Yes, yes. I guess I mentioned that under state care Lilly showed up with painful blisters on her bottom.
So, Person X. You obviously either believe everything your social workers write or you write the reports yourself.
DSHS Person X. You say that Lilly was underweight and that now she has gained weight.
Well, turns out one of her grandmothers is 4'11" and weighs 90 lbs. The grandparents who have raised Lilly have been very concerned about her. Lilly is pre-diabetic. They had been taking her to the doctor for wellness check-ups every month. As in EVERY MONTH!
DSHS Person X. The grandparents have a letter from Skagit Valley Medical Center with Lilly's health record. The record shows monthly visits. You want to keep that from the judge don't you? Your story is that the grandparents have not cared for Lilly. That is a lie.
Truth: The grandparents are very worried about Lilly. LILLY IS PRE-DIABETIC. Your foster woman is giving Lilly prepackaged peanut butter and JELLY sandwiches and Ding Dongs..."crap" as some parents would call it.
Truth: The grandparents deliver organic cheese and organic pears and 2 gallons of organic milk to Lilly when they visit. They do not feed her candy.
Lilly is very much like the Stuth's granddaughter. She is 3 years-old. She is beautiful and non-drug affected. She has ice blue eyes and blondish-red hair. She is made to order. This is the profile. This is what DSHS wants for someone else.
In this case the foster woman is 25 to 30 years old. She is absent much of the time for her work. The state (we all pay for this) drives her many miles to be taken care of by the foster woman's mother in Bellingham. That is one long trek for one small little girl. Whatever it takes. Right?
There are many very good foster parents in our state. And, there are many child services employees who care. It is the people at the top. That is where the problem lies.