So I just sent a polite, yet "I mean business" email to New Girl at my agency. It's been about a month since she came to do my Quarterly Inspection, and still... NO PLACEMENT!!! Not only have I not had a placement since Thanksgiving, but I've only received one potential placement call in the two months that New Girl has been at the agency (and it wasn't even in my age range!). She can't honestly tell me that there has not been a single infant entering into foster care in two months. Especially not where I live!
So I asked her (ever so politely, of course) to please make sure she is calling me for potential placements in my neighboring county (which happens to be even larger than mine) because I am right on the border, and I increased my age to 24 months because I have finally started stocking up on 24 month clothing. I also let it "slip" that I had been getting 2-3 potential placement calls a week when the last Program Director was there, and that I've never had to wait this long for a placement before. I'm hoping that will help spur her on and get her behind in gear a little bit. Nothing like a little friendly competition with your predecessor...
I will give New Girl a month. One more month... And if I don't start getting at least one potential placement call a week, I'm outta there! I'm considering going straight through CPS and eliminating the third party agency altogether. They are (well, were) great when it comes to getting things taken care of when I had placements, but if they can't get me a placement, what's the point?!?
It's just very frustrating when you have the desire and the means to love and care for these kids, and you're still not given the opportunity. Hopefully something will come up soon.