A Fostering Journey 77

The time had come for L, the older of the two, to have his appointment at our local general hospital, to try to ascertain why his development has been delayed. When L first came to us it was obvious that there was an issue. He was very unresponsive, was limited in his...

A Fostering Journey 76

A regular question I’ve been asked is, do you ever get attached to the young people you care for? The answer is yes. I am not sure you could look after a child without some form of attachment. Of course, getting attached to a young baby is a lot easier than getting...

A Fostering Journey 75

We got readied for contact. The babies had been fed, changed and dressed as had we.  The car was then loaded with babies, bags and other things required for the journey. We got in the car and drove literally 20 yards when my phone rang and it was the Local Authority...

A Fostering Journey 74

Following on from my last blog regarding starting off in Fostering, you have been through your form F and have been through panel and approved for you required number of children and for the required period, short term, long term or respite. The feeling of...

A Fostering Journey 73

I was contacted last week by somebody interested in becoming a Foster Carer and wanting to know the process and what is involved. Well, it is a long process and it can also become quite intrusive for some people. You will, initially, be visited by a Social Worker who...

A Fostering Journey 72

Mum has been given an extra, extra chance to redeem herself and have some meaningful contact with her babies. A date has been booked for next week and Mum’s request that we do not drop off or collect the babies has been refused by the Social Work Manager. As Foster...
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