We have been running around; passing documents back and forth with our social worker. We are writing additions to our report, editing the draft and then answering more questions!
Now it is almost D Day. The report is due in on Monday, if we stand a chance of getting to be seen by the panel in December to be approved and matched with Raina's sibling.
Having felt like all the hard work was done, being convinced not to worry..... Now we are beginning to assume the brace position as this could come to a grinding halt. For the last couple of months we have been feeling that the upcoming court hearing was our biggest hurdle. In terms of our report, we thought we were almost done and dusted. But right now; no one seems concerned by the court hearing. Everyone is now panicking about panel and scraping through that!!
This week (less than 5 days before our report should be submitted) we are told that the LA should have done another DBS (old school CRB check). They should have also done another medical check with our GP. Ok. Just a suggestion; but maybe, just maybe, this could have been done back in September when you started our new assessment!!! We are just hoping and praying that this doesn't delay our panel appearance.
We are crossing everything we can that everything works out for us next week and that we get to go to panel and be matched with sibling, so we can bring her home in time for Christmas.