PO called and said it is this state's long-standing policy not to release a kid from incarceration until the receiving state has officially accepted them and then we would be done with this state. Which means I have to be out there 3 mos before difficult child can be released and they just keep him incarcerated until they receive the official acceptance. He said he knew there would be no problem with difficult child getting accepted. I ask if he would doublee-check and make sure this state would not do it any other way since HI is willing to work with them and have worked with people from other parts of the state (where the military bases are) to coordinate this. Hee said he would double-check but not to expect a different answer. This would mean that difficult child would be held even longer than he can get out- at least a month longer. The security officer called and left a voice mail for me while I was talking to PO. The message was broken (he was calling from a cell) so I couldn't even make out the number to call him back. I am waiting to see if I can get it on the online phone records I can access. Anyway, I'm going to ask him if there is ANYTHING I can do to speed the process up of getting the clearance approved. Maybe this just wasn't meant to happen.