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AN INNOCENT BABY

AN INNOCENT BABY

I didn’t ever find out how Haylea’s father discovered she was living with me but it seems likely someone he knew saw us and followed us home. Haylea is happily settled with Kellie and Amelia. She has started a foundation course at their local college where she has...

A LIFE LOST

A LIFE LOST

We had a three month break from fostering after my mother died. As well as grieving for our loss there was a lot to do - arranging her funeral then clearing out and selling her house. It was March before we saw Jackson again and he was doing well. Kayla told me there...

A TERRIBLE SECRET

A TERRIBLE SECRET

Tilly’s step-father was given a three year prison sentence which had been reduced because he’d pleaded guilty. This didn’t sound much to me but then his career and reputation were in ruins. He was also placed on the sex offenders register. Tilly began talking to her...

TOO SCARED TO TELL

TOO SCARED TO TELL

Oskar quickly settled into his new life and, as I thought might happen, his calls to us became less frequent. He phones about every couple of months now when I also speak to Dol. He’s doing well at home and school. At the final court hearing Roksana had told the judge...

INNOCENT

INNOCENT

Filip and Aneta didn’t keep in touch but Edith, my supervising social worker, told me – about six months after they’d gone - that the children were doing well and liked their nursery. Two years after they’d left I was browsing on line for a card to go with a gift for...

FINDING STEVIE

FINDING STEVIE

The next time I saw Stevie was three months later in the school summer holidays but not to talk to. He was with two young people his age and I was in the car.  As I drove past him I sounded the horn and waved. He saw me and waved back. In September he was in the...

WHERE HAS MUMMY GONE?

WHERE HAS MUMMY GONE?

I had assumed that it would be too close to the funeral for us to visit Melody the Christmas after she left, but Dana phoned and invited us. On Saturday 23rd December my children and I (including the child I was fostering) got into the car to make the 200 mile return...

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

I might not have heard from Anna again had it not been for social media. The years passed then I received a Facebook friendship request from Anna Hudson. Needless to say I accepted, so too did Paula, Lucy and Adrian. Through chatting to Anna online I learnt that she...

CRUEL TO BE KIND

CRUEL TO BE KIND

As promised Max kept in touch and visited us when he was home from university. Not every holiday but a couple of times a year. He completed his B.A and was awarded a first class honours degree and is now studying for his doctorate. He’s also kept the weight off. But...

NOBODY’S SON

NOBODY’S SON

Alex continued to make good progress both at school and in his personal life. He and Lexi dated for over a year, she helped him a lot, and then as often happens with teenager romance they drifted apart and agreed to go their separate ways. Taylor and Krissy had a baby...