Ever heard of or succeeded in enrolling fairly newly adopted elementary age children in school only a few days a week? I'm curious if that may be an answer to some of our issues... I am without a doubt sure that I could easily receive a recommendation letter from at least two adoption social workers as well as a psychiatrist or two that it is in the best interest of the child to remain in the home for a majority of their care for the purposes of bonding and adapting to family life, while not neglecting the large impact that a school setting provides such as positive language and behavioral role models and educationally based therapies. Especially in an inclusion-based setting.
Yet I keep going back to the 180 school day requirement and I know that this is obviously not something that's commonplace around here (nor is adopting institutionalized disabled children... unless our 4 count and one more on the other end of town...). I get the feeling that if it's not been done here before I should probably be able to back up whether it's legal and if it has worked for someone else in the past if I intend to bring it up as a possibility.
And so I ask... Would love to hear feedback if anyone has any. You know, helpful feed back... not the kind that we can't publish :). Or contact me off list at meredithcornish at gmail dot com. Please feel free to pass the word along that we're asking if you have friends or other communication networks where someone may have experienced this.