cancelled

I was looking forward to attending court for Jo Jo’s case for the first time. Yesterday I checked the online docket and the court date had disappeared. I discovered it before the caseworker. She looked into it, and the judge cancelled all cases that day. We don’t have a new date yet. I know this case would likely just result in another court date 3 months from now, but something was better than nothing. So instead we are just hanging out and cleaning the house in preparation for the home visit scheduled for the afternoon.

I enjoyed “The Fosters”. I, personally, really wish it was about fostering younger children, but that’s just because that’s what I do. I don’t have teenagers so it’s harder to relate. That being said, it’s immensely satisfying to see a family show that represents a stable home life that includes family members of different races, foster children, and a gay, interracial couple. Very cool! The only thing that the real foster family on the interview pointed out, was that they wondered why the family had a current foster license if they weren’t planning to take in more kids. Why keep up their license? But I guess the licensing process doesn’t make for good drama on TV. Also, I think it was a bit weird that the teenage son “Brandon” blew off a competition that he had worked so hard for. But whatever, it was for the sake of the plot, so kudos to ABC for doing this show!

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  1. I was so pleasantly surprised by The Fosters! I usually don’t like any of ABCFamily’s original programming (too much drahmz) but so far The Fosters is about as legit as you can expect from TV. The part I thought was unrealistic was when Jude’s foster father was arrested and Jude was removed. What Jude’s foster dad did (pulling a gun on an intruder, yelling) was not illegal or even against the rules of foster care. In real life, what probably would have happened is that Callie would have gone back to juvie, Jude would have stayed in that home, and Brandon would have been arrested for trespassing. Or at the very least, Jude would have been so tied up in red tape, he would go to any home except for the one his sister is in! But, whatever, they got a lot of things right. I hope that even traditional families could relate to the show.

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