it turns out beardo & i have been licensed foster parents for a few weeks now. i guess no one thought about telling us. i emailed the head CSW about a week ago to ask if we were licensed & if our physical license would be mailed to us or if i needed to go pick it up. she emailed me back a few hours later saying that our license would be mailed from the state’s main office in the state capitol. nothing about whether or not we were done & finally licensed. i emailed her back this afternoon asking if there was anything else we needed to do since we hadn’t heard from anyone with children’s division in a while. the response i got has left me needing to write some things down in my burn book.
this is the whole email she sent me, verbatim:
“I believe I answered this email before about Central Office sending these out sporadically. I’m not sure what your rush is since you are licensed in the system whether you have the certificate or not. But…whatever. I just got some in the mail and will be sending them out today or Monday. (Our secretary is not here right now, and I don’t know if she’ll be back today. She does the mail.)”
holy shit. and what the frak?! no one ever told us we were licensed. every time we thought we were close to being licensed there turned out to be 6 more hurdles we had to jump. no, you never said anything about the licenses being mailed “sporadically.” and, seriously, fuck you and your passive aggressive underlining.
i know your job is difficult & i know you’re busy, but didn’t take up way more of your precious time composing that snotty email than just saying that you would be mailing our license to us when you received it? you just had to add “But…whatever.”? now i know why everyone is so excited about her possible retirement at the end of this year.
so. yeah. we’re licensed & all that jazz. i thought this would be an exciting thing but i’m mostly just pissed off right now.