Lurker here, I have posted occasionally. I just need somewhere to vent!
We first tried to start the adoption process through DCF in CT June of 2010. They told us since we had a newborn we needed to wait a year and then start.
So April of 2011 we went to another information meeting. We had our initial home visit in June, and started our PRIDE classes in July. At the end of PRIDE classes, we were told the SW would be in touch with us every 2 weeks at a minimum. We were also told that, from the date of our first meeting (April 2011) it should be 7-9 months until we were licensed.
We have heard NOTHING from our social worker since classes ended. I send him information, I try contacting him, it gets me nowhere. He finally responded (3 weeks later) to an email I sent April 26th of this year. All the email said was "I need updated phone numbers for you and your husband." The thing is, our phone numbers HAVE NOT CHANGED! It has now been a couple weeks since I emailed him back our phone numbers, and he still hasn't called.
I'm thinking I need to contact a superior, but I really don't know who. I am so frustrated - we have been collecting things to take in a sibling group for over a year now. We have extra beds, clothes, toys - we have rearranged our rooms to be prepared for home visits, etc. I know that once we are licensed it can be a while to get a match, but when you are given a timeline for licensing you'd think they could at least be somewhat NEAR that time frame.
If anyone is familiar with DCF in CT and can give me words of advice I'd appreciate it. If not, thanks for letting me vent.