1a) OLD agency made statements to NEW agency that we argued too much with county youth-services workers. This is a false statement.
We merely fought for the children in our care,.. regarding educational, medical, visitation and clothing needs.
1b) OLD agency made statements to NEW agency that they (OLD agency) were not going to renew our Foster Parenting Certificate. This is a false statement.
We had a brother and sister in our care right before we intended to switch agencies and were offered other children and additional training.
1c) With our OLD agency saying they were NOT going to renew our Foster Parenting Cert., our NEW agency “by their S.O.P.” could not accept us.
This naturally done, after 48 hours of in-house agency training (time), clearances (out-of-pocket money est. $200) and prepping our home (kids furniture, toys, car seats and emergency clothing. $100’s out-of-pocket). ** We also feel our NEW agency did not carry through with the proper Due diligence and give us a better explanation of our denial and any rights to appeal.
1d) We are now unsure if any other local Foster Parenting agencies will accept us,… or are we now on some sort of secretive blacklist?
**Foster Parenting is NOT a job, but does come with a daily stipend (per diem) for each child and based upon each child’s disabilities (PAT level I, II, III or IV).
These range from $19 to $35+ per child per day.**
2) Do we have a case?
I have posed this question on other legal “question asking” websites, to no avail.
May be not as detailed or thorough.
Anyone you know in the Pittsburgh, PA area willing to take a case such as this? I have saved every email and we have plenty of documentation.
One more question. What of " We also feel our NEW agency did not carry through with the proper Due diligence and give us a better explanation of our denial and any rights to appeal." Could they too be liable,... or were they just being cautious?
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