Reunification with your child(ren) most likely is an emotional time. Reuniting with your child(ren) may take some time (usually a few months or longer depending on the case), and will involve steps to be fully reunited. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR THIS AMOUNT OF TIME. The courts, a GAL, and other agencies may be involved in your case, and the ultimate goal is to reunite you and your child(ren) completely so that all agencies are removed and you can go on and live your life happily with your children as well as learn to positive parenting skills with the other parent. At the time you reach reunification, you have hopefully received a specific order from your judge. Without a court order, none of us have a safe and proper guideline as to how we move forward. My role is to make sure the child(ren) and parents are safe and ready to begin the process.
The following six steps follow the recommendations of many court and child Welfare agencies. All cases are unique however and will be tailored to your needs. These are simply guidelines.
**Please note, this process above is the GENERIC rule, EVERY case/individual/family dynamics is different and will be treated as such. Karen Wood, LMHC treats each case individually. If you have questions about your specific process/case, please call or email us.
***Reunification Therapy is not billed through your insurance company. It is to be paid by cash and/or credit/debit at the time of Reunification Therapy Intake. Services do not begin until all paperwork is complete and financial details have been agreed to. You may submit your bill from Karen Wood, LMHC to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.