Saturday, January 5, 2008

Home Study

We're waiting impatiently to see some movement on the home study front. I called the woman at Families for Children that I have been in contact with for the last, 3 months?? Holy crap!! Anyway, I had emailed her Wednesday, she's the one that said we could get going in the new year, and heard nothing. So I called her Friday morning and she told me that we had been assigned a social worker.. Huh? I thought YOU were our social worker. Okay, so fine, we are assigned someone else who is in our area. Great. She implied that she had emailed me to tell me this, but I did not get an email from her. That's fine, I've had some issues with my email at work. So when we get off the phone, she tells me that she will email me the info again and include this woman on the email.... Fast forward to 4:30 yesterday when I take it upon myself to email her from my msn account, just in case hers is still having trouble coming through to me because of course she must have done it, like she said she would, right?? Well, still, nothing.

I'm getting antsy because the notarization on our medical forms expires on February 7. This is not the end of the world necessarily, but a big pain in the ass to have to go back to his office and have the form updated. And honestly, I don't know if we can just go back to the notary in the hospital and have her update it or if he needs to fill out all new forms. I will have to check into this.

Now we have not paid this agency yet, and my common sense says, "screw it, find someone else" but, this is the only agency in Utah that is already approved by WHFC, and although I could go out and find another agency and WHFC would most likely not have an issue with it, so long as they are licensed, I have no idea how much time that would add on. On top of that, with all of the blogs I'm reading, this issue with home study case workers appears to be a common thread. Not everyone has had trouble with their social workers, but this lack of urgency seems to be pretty common. So at this point, whatever I would have to do to fix things on the doctor's side, will probably be easier than dealing with another one of these people.

The crappy part is that next week is pretty much out for me as far as doing any of this too. We have sales training/meetings all week and the only night during the week that Cory and I would normally have together - Wednesday - is out since I will be team bonding at Boondocks. I can't get too upset about that though, because who am I kidding thinking that this woman would even get back to me by then. Seriously, maybe I should have been a social worker. Drag your feet on everything, ignore clients, blow things off and eventually still get paid.