I say cool, and dig all jive,
That's the way I stay alive.
as I live and learn,
Dig and be dug,
We had a visit today from a representative of our Regional Center who is required to file a recommendation with the court regarding our petition to gain guardianship of Sophie, now that she is eighteen years old. The visit went as smoothly as one would hope, given that we discussed what is called Powers Sought and the Corresponding Rights to be Limited. In the interest of educating readers, particularly those who will go through this process when their own child comes of age, here are the powers sought:
- The power to fix the residence of the conservatee.
- The power to consent or to withhold consent to medical treatment and to make decisions concerning the medical treatment of the conservatee.
- The power to contract for the conservatee.
- The power to access confidential records and papers of the conservatee.
- The power to make decisions concerning the education/work programs of the conservatee.
- The power to make decisions regarding the conservatee's social and sexual relationships and contacts.
- The power to consent to marry for the conservatee.
There are few words to describe what was, at best, a pleasant conversation with the representative. The feeling I get when these sorts of things transpire is at once obliterating and grounding.
In a couple of weeks, The Husband and I will complete this process and appear in front of a Judge with Sophie.