This is almost (ALMOST) an amusing story. Foster Dad calls last night in a panic - (as if) I had to take Dude back to probation - AGAIN. (his job not mine). After that? I dropped him at a friends house to go to church. Now - for three weeks this kid has come and gone as he pleased. The last time we've heard from the fosters? When their niece falsely accused dude of something and called the police. So this panicky call to 'make sure' he had a ride to church??? came and he said "Oh and by the way -the Caseworker called and they said they are dropping Dude's case. They are awful." In a calm tone I said "Oh?" he said "No one's called you?" and I said just as calm as I could "Well the man said they were going to send a letter." the FD said "I think this is bullcarp, they're horrible people to do this to him. They said he has to be out by the end of the month." then there was a lot of hmmm and maaans and I said "Which month?" and he said "This one." I said "Mmmm" and he asked again "So no one has called you & talked to you?" and I said "Well the man said they were going to send a letter." and he said "Well we haven't gotten a letter." and I said "mmmmm." Then he said "Well you know how that place is and those people are full of %*&#." and I said "Mmmm." Then silence. Then he said -"Well we better go to church." I said "mmmm" and then "Bye." FIshing for a little information huh? This morning? The lady who handles the foster agency came out and low and behold - before the mail ran and without a post mark.....a letter. They woke Dude up, handed him the letter....he opened it, read it....tossed it and said "Fine....I'm going back to bed." They knocked on his door again. He opened the door and said "Can I help you?" and the foster agency lady said "Well what are you going to do?" and Dude said "Let me ask you something lady - "Are you going to help me after I leave here?" she said "Um no...when your time here is done then I'm no longer part of your case." so Dude nodded and said "Oh...I see." and shut his door. THey knocked again....dude opened the door and he said "Can I help you?" and the lady said "I just wanted to know what you were going to do when you leave here?" and DUde said "I'd like to know why you want to know anything about me or what I do after the end of the month." and she said "Because I care about you. WE all do." and Dude laughed and said...."That's almost funny. Ya'll are a bunch of crispy britches you know that - you couldn't hold the truth if someone put it in a bag and handed it to you....you have done nothing but LIE to me - and I might have mental problems - but I have a reason on occasion to behave like I do - not an excuse - but dang....you just came in here and handed me a letter and said 'Mail's here' do you think I'm an idiot? - there's no post mark on this - you went and GOT this from the caseworker. You lied. You told me five months ago if I stayed in school and stayed out of trouble - I could STAY here...then a week ago you said "till the end of the year...I'm in school, have not been in trouble....I'm even getting straight A's..YOU LIED. You told me I would have a home to live in.I get locked out of my own freakin house - my Momma saw it - and no one gives a hang - YOU LIED. You said they'd help me with a job I have to PAY him gas money to take me to job interviews. YOU LIED..and I take my dirty clothes to my Mommas to wash them. I stay out of HER hair.(points to FM) because she hates me .I was told I'd be safe here...and I've been choked and beaten by THEIR daughter- I bet you didn't know THAT- my stuff gets snooped through and now I'm being accused of being a thief....and YOU want to know what I'm doing when I leave here? Nah....I don't think so lady - I seriously doubt you give a dang where I go....or what I do because I've been living with THEM for 1 1/2 years and THEY don't care what happens to me so WHY WOULD YOU? ANd ......for the record??? I've known about this for over a two weeks....and if you do bring a 12 year old in this house for THEM to foster - I hope like HE&& the kid isn't on antidepressants because someone will probably try to buy them off him. And amidst ALL of that - the ONLY thing they asked was WHO TOLD YOU?? WHO told you, how did you know??? With that - he went in his room - shut the door and the woman left. And when she left....Dude went out to her car and said to her...SEE? I told you all that and you're doing NOTHING. So ask me again where I'm going when I leave here. You don't care about me. Ya never did. It's not about YOU caring about anyone...it's about YOU making sure that when YOU go back to the office you still have a job....and I'm telling you - if they get a 12 year old in here - I feel really really sorry for him. Ask anyone at my church...yesterday - I had a friend over and FM told him what a low life scum I am - and how he shouldn't hang with me.....and just went on and on and on in front of all the parents picking their kids up from day care. If THAT is how she promotes self-esteem in kids? God help the next foster kid. And with that? Dude started packing....and he said that he's outta there and he'd rather live in a park or the woods - he's had enough. Dude isn't upset or crying anymore.... He called his caseworker and told him thanks and he's glad they're shutting his case. Caseworker said fine. Dude said fine. Dude said -"I just wanted to call and thank the person who has really worked the hardest to make sure my back was covered and that I was taken care of, and who really went to bat for me all these years." and the case worker said "Oh well thanks Dude." and Dude said "No man, not you - I'm gonna call My Momma she's worked harder than all ya'll put together." Just wanted to say it's cool you're dropping me. I think you did a long time ago.' Nice Dude - ugh.