So, you may have noticed that there are no more pictures on this page. My attorney called to tell me that the DCFS attorney's are pissed off that I have a website about my daughter up. Apparantly, they have a policy that kids that are in "the system" cannot have their images or likeness posted on the internet. So, I was told that I have to take the page down. Instead of simply removing the blog, because I think it is important for people to know about the injustice that happens so frequently, I have taken down all pictures of my daughter. Additionally, I have edited every blog post to take out her name. You will notice lots of XXXs in the blog from now on. That is in place of my beautiful little girl's name. I think this is ridiculous. She is still my daughter. I believe that i have the right to post her pictures and tell my own story. BUT, the state of Illinois feels it is necessary to strip me of all of my rights. I thought there was a 1st ammendment to the constitution, I guess I was wrong.
I also went through and deleted all comments. Many people mentioned her name, so I went ahead and deleted them, so I can't get in trouble for that. UGH!
There isn't anything new to report on the case, really. I spoke with my attorney, and he is in the process of getting our adjudication hearing scheduled. Basically, this is a trial in front of a local judge. She can either say "send XXX home, this is absurd" or she can uphold DCFS's decision to remove her. Even if she upholds the decision to remove her (known as adjudication), she will most likely leave it up to my caseworker to determine when XXX can come home. Let's just get this ball rolling. The past 7 months have been a nightmare, and it is time for me and my entire family to wake up from it!