A Fostering Journey 65

It was time for the first contact between Mum and her two babies. The venue was a contact centre about a mile from Mum and about 8 miles from us. Now that doesn’t sound far but, in London, it’s a minimum one hour drive even in normal traffic. However Mum wanted the...

Leaving Foster Care

What happens when a foster child becomes 18. As I understand it and I’m not quite there yet but once a foster child becomes 18 we are no longer legally a looked after child and the placement with their foster family can no longer be classed as a foster placement. So,...

A Fostering Journey 64

The meeting went ahead despite the difficult beginning. It was me, the Social Worker, our Supervising Social Worker, Social Work Manager and Mum who had been allowed to return on promise of good behaviour. Mum apologised for the behaviour of her friend who was,...

A Fostering Journey 63

Caring for two babies was never going to be easy but through good organisation and working to a routine was really working well. Baby T was doing well although she still looked far too small for me to change as she really was so tiny. Baby L was really thriving. He...

A Fostering Journey 62

We finally got the go ahead! We received a phone call from the hospital to say that the little lady had finally reached her target weight and that the Doctor had checked her over and that she was fit to be discharged. So we had a final checks that we had everything we...
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