Well I think I'm level-headed enough to try to write about yesterday's hearing.
I texted the Caseworker this morning just to confirm nothing had happened at the hearing yesterday.
The motion they went in for didn't pass, as everyone predicted. But, the judge discovered something else. The piece of paper stating the TPR was being filed on the parents wasn't attached to the main petition packet. So the judge threw out all the grounds reasons that were contained in that petition. They still have the grounds that she has been in out-of-home care for 15 out of 22 months (she's been in foster care for 24 months now), but the DA doesn't think it will be enough. (I don't know why, when 15/22 is a federal statute, and ought to be enough all on its own.)
Bottom line: if they decide to drop the petition now, they can't refile again for 6 months.
Why does every single case have to be difficult? Why can't we catch ONE break?
I just think children deserve better than this. She's already having attachment issues and fear of abandonment, which are affecting her behaviors. Dragging this out is definitely not going to make those things any better.