I received a letter from Family and Children’s Services today in reply to an email I sent their director a few weeks ago. For the rest of the story, read this! I wanted answers as to why they would call us “untrustworthy” as foster parents and that our “file was closed forever”. In a 2 page response there’s a lot of political double talk and butt covering but in the heart of the letter they explain that we hid our pregnancy from them and they were concerned that we would hide other issues from them too.
The letter states blatant lies from their employees that worked on our case. The home assessment worker actually wrote down that we had “told everyone” about the pregnancy except for them and she actually said that I said this. They are so concerned with my trustworthiness… Ha!
He finishes the letter by saying that he wasn’t aware that we would never be considered as foster parents in the future and that we were free to re-apply if we wish. Then he reminds us of the importance of trust and openness… Ha!
How can I trust that what I say again never gets twisted or misunderstood? What safety net do I have to make sure that they know and tell the truth ever again?
I replied to his letter this morning, thanking him for looking into the matter but to know that I was misquoted, things his workers said were untrue. I don’t know if I’ll hear anything further – I don’t want to get into a spitting contest.
I have let my local MP know about the situation and they said that they would help me if I needed it. This is a publicly funded, Provincial Government run agency – as a voter I have a right to voice my concern… right?!