The kids’ CareSource was cancelled without warning on November 30th at midnight. How did we find out, you ask? Because we went to fill some ADHD medication and the pharmacy notified us. Did our worker call us and tell us? No. In fact, she referred me to the assistance hotline number to get it re-instated where I was rudely informed by the receptionist that it is DCFS’s job to do that since they are in the custody of DCFS and we are only guardians. The receptionist then forwarded me to the DCFS worker’s supervisor’s phone where I got to leave another voice mail.
I HATE THIS STUPID SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These kids have therapy tonight and evaluations on Friday and Sunday. They need medical insurance for these things, not to mention prescription refills for necessary medications. Of course this hit the week that the boys meds ran out and we have therapy coming in like crazy.
This may be the final straw to send me over the mental edge this week. I may have hit my breaking point with all of this. I just want to scream at people and throw things and drink a lot of wine right now.
It’s one of those days in the foster system when you just want to scream FUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOU to every worker you talk to.
Again, kinship care sucks. You get no help from your worker and no one gives a shit about you or your kids. Since they’re family, you’re just expected to pick up and be fine. They never take into account that you’re good people and didn’t associate with this family, even if they are your sister/sister-in-law and don’t really know these kids.
We get no cash assistance to offset costs, no child care vouchers, no clothing vouchers, no food stamps…nada. And we made enough to live off of before. Now we have no insurance, they need their medication and we have one paycheck until Christmas. The mortgage and bills are due, we have little cash, and thanks to the holidays and working, we owe our sitter out the wazzoo for watching the kids while they’re not in school.
ARGHHHHHHHHHHH! Thank GOD tonight is family therapy because I need to talk to someone before I lose it!
Sorry for the long vent, but those of you in the know understand where I’m coming from.