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Friday 18 September 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 7

Today, I had a meeting booked with my Supervising Social Worker (SSW). She was coming to visit D and myself in our home. These visits happened about every 6 weeks, and we arranged them at a mutually convenient time for us both.

D had had contact this morning, so I’d planned a time after that, but before the school run, so we could chat with D present without the distraction of the big kids. Visits usually involved my birth children, as it is good for them to feel that any concerns they have are listened to too.

Friday 11 September 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 7

Today began like every other day; early morning calls from the little one, from his cot. We headed downstairs and it was a race to get his breakfast ready quick enough. He loves porridge but hates waiting for it to cool down! Once it had cooled, he eagerly spooned it into his mouth whilst I sat down with a hot coffee and caught up on my messages.

Friday 4 September 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 7

Today we had an important meeting, which was to be the first of many for D. We were to attend his first ‘Me and My World’ review.

Friday 28 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 11

Today started as most days do, with the chatter of a little voice. D was awake! He greeted me with smiles and cuddles as I lifted him out of his cot. Life can be busy in foster care with appointments and visits, but today we had nothing scheduled in, so I was planning to take D to playgroup for the first time.

We got dressed, had breakfast, took the older children to school, then drove to a local playgroup.

Friday 14 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 7

Today I was awoken by our foster child D, calling for me from his cot. It was 6.30am and he had slept well all night. As I wandered into his bedroom, I was greeted with smiles and arms stretched out wide for a cuddle. It was a lovely greeting. I scooped him out of his cot and he cuddled in tight.