Monday, July 03, 2017

Short Term Fostering

That's the title for what we do. We have children and young people for up to 2 years while the courts and social services decide what they consider to be the best outcomes. Since the 13th March 2015 we have cared for 18 children for varying lengths of time. The shortest 2 hours - I kid you not! A lot of emergency placements for a weekend. Most tend to be around 6 months. But our longest, M, has been with us 18 months and this week is moving into a Long Term match :) So we did what we always do and said we'd take him out for a meal. He chose Cosmos, an international eat as much as you like buffet. It was the first time he had been there, I don't think it will be his last! We took everyone at home, which included Josh, who's been home for a few weeks, and all 4 fosterlings. I love this photo, all the kids are smiling - you'll have to trust me on that ;) But for me one of the biggest things is that the children get to.experience everyday stuff, and a meal out for a treat is one of them :)

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  1. Hi Suzanne - lovely to see and to read your post ... wonderful - good luck to M for his future, and to all the kids with you all the very best - cheers Hilary

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  2. You have the biggest heart of anyone I know. :) Those kids are so lucky to have you and Jeff.

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    1. Bless JoJo, that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me xx

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