Oh sorry, for double post, but likely won't get the edit in in time.
I spent about 2 hours today trying to figure out the time I am taking off work. I don't know how often I might have mentioned that I hate other foster parents, but I do, I hate most of them.
My Mum is coming here in 2 weeks, I haven't seen her in 3 years, so the kids are spending the first two days with us, and the last 2. The rest of the time, I am using my respite = vacation time, so I can be with Mum, go on day trips etc.
So kid 1 has baseball, games Mon, Wed, Fri, and a practice either Tues or Thurs.
No other house would take him as they won't drive him to his games. It was hours of phone calls, with the office as they figured out what to do. His case worker is having to drive him to a few, the foster family agreed to a few - and there is one that I am going to pick him up and take him to.
It's a joke. No he is not 'their' kid, but they are being paid for him. I guess I am too, as it's a paid vacation, but heck!!!
So very annoying. But if they only hired the people who gave a crap, sadly there would be a max of 20 kids in the program as there's only about 3-4 of us who do care.