For six months I have been pushing for a new home study in the case of little Lilly. Three weeks ago I spoke to new DSHS Director Susan Dreyfus from a German countryside home. The conversation lasted 50 minutes. She was listening and a new home study is currently being done.
Yesterday, Lilly's grandparents got a fair shot...the only one they have been given. A new interview process has begun.
This circumstance is a major break though for all citizens and bodes well for our citizens and children.
Remember the first study was laced with lies and broad statements that left negative impressions of the grandparents who had raised Lilly since birth. Did they steal a computer from Swedish Hospital? No, it was given to them by DSHS as a refurbished computer donated by Swedish for foster care providers. (I will only use this one example...there are many.) It took repeated intervention by a State Senator (me) to get the home study corrected. The case was in court for a quick permanent placement outside the home and CPS took its sweet time...on purpose. NOTHING GOOD was said about the grandparents in the report. No community awards, etc. I only ask that the law be followed and that people be treated fairly!
I am behind in sleep so will report on today's very good meeting with Susan Dreyfus tomorrow. She is the ONLY administrator within DSHS (and top dogs have come and gone)to actually take action.
Night, night. and, I am sure I will sleep tight. Two good days in a row!