My question involves guardianship in the State of: FL
My Niece has been taken from the home of one of my Sisters because DCF has recognized that my Sister is not able to take care of things right now and needs to work on her issues- alcoholism, etc...The niece is in her younger teens. My other Sister wants to take her in, and is more than capable, but a decision was made at a shelter hearing to place the Niece in a foster home. I've searched the internet, but the exact proceedure for an aunt to provide a home for a DCF involved child alludes me. My sister's calls to the DCF office working on the case have not gotten the desired results, in spite of their assurances that she would be considered when they decided where to place the Niece. There have been 3 different DCF contacts in just 3 weeks, so we are not sure if the person making the Foster Care decision even knew about my sister's willingness to help. Does anyone know what the proceedure is?