Miss Lady and Thumbelina recently had a court hearing for their case. I waited in the hall for two hours for it to begin. Then I went down to the first floor for 10 minutes to get something to eat. By the time I got back up to the sixth floor the case had been called and was already over. The caseworker informed me that things were going fairly well.
The girls are going to have all day unsupervised visits with their parents starting tomorrow and continuing every Saturday from now on. In a related side note, the people who are paid to supervise the visits on Friday called me today to find out why we weren't there. The caseworker had failed to inform them of the change in visitation. Oops.
These new visits are a good sign. The caseworker says that the goal is currently to have the girls returning home by August. Their next court date is August 7th. She says we shouldn't even have to enroll them for school. The girls are very excited. We also got court approval to take them with us to Disneyland. I'm very excited about that part because the tickets are non-refundable.
On Wednesday, Daniel took Miss Lady back to her old school to visit. She had late start at her own school and really wanted to go see her old friends and teachers and tell them that she may be back next Fall. Daniel played photographer for her. She had a really good time. I hope everything continues to go well for her family.