Yesterday we had a glorious 3 hours meeting up with two of our LOs who moved onto adoption last year. We are so grateful to the adopters who had the courage to arrange the meet. We had seen them 6 weeks after they moved, but now the Adopters feel that it is the right time to meet again, especially as the children have been asking. Not only that, but another meet is to planned in a few months as the children have requested one. Brilliant Adopters, the children are a delight, and very happy FCs!!
LO and I recently met up with fc and family. I am very grateful that we are able to meet up. Even though LO little, he told me he was very excited when I told him we were meeting them and did a little excited dance. And the fc and family clearly love seeing him.
So pleased imp that these adopters are keen to keep you in the LOs lives.
Single Mummy to my two boys, aged 4 years and 18 months, who light up my life
very envious imp, Simba was with FC for nearly 4 years, he still misses them but they just arent interested in any meaningful contact. We have sent birthday presents and not even had a thank you. I would love him to be able to see them, they were such an important part of his life for so long
Mum to the 'hansom' Simba, age 16 and 40 now retired teddy bears
I'm jealous for different reasons to all these lovely adopters, having recently had a meet up that didn't go too well.
I agree with Sivier that it must be a joy to see them thriving - it shows that all the hard work put in by us, and new parents, does actually pay off!!
I have a few previous foster children who I see regularly and have to admit those are the ones who I'm told (via their SWs) are settling in best and making great progress. You must be thrilled right now!
It's lovely to hear that other adopters are planning to do the same... we couldn't imagine leaving LO's FC behind - they obviously have such a bond and will miss each other terribly... thanking our lucky stars that FC wants to stay in touch and feel a great debt to her for keeping LO loved and safe until we came along
Mum to DS, Zippy (8)... came home Nov 2013, married to Bungle.
like nomoretears the former fosterbubs I have had contact with are the ones who have settled best and are still the best adjusted now. maybe other factors at play of course as well. the least settled is the blonde bombshell, but least said about that one the better I guess now.
foster carer for babies and toddlers, and also an adoptive parent.
I'm still in contact with middlys Fc 8 plus years on. Biglys didn't really want to main contact after the initial visit but they had some very good reasons for wanting to get on with their own stuff. And then there's littlys. Given the nightmare that intros became we weren't even allowed to give our address. We did swap email addresses but because of their behaviour before, during and after intros it wasn't felt safe to maintain direct contact. I did my best but because it wasn't on their terms it didn't continue. Sad really as I've learned a lot about middly from his Fc. And she from us.
Mum to three easy to place babies! DS, Bigly (13), DS, Middly (10) and DD, Littly (8) with a range of diagnoses!
Glad you had such a lovely time. We are around two years in and v much enjoy meeting up with our Los foster family, they are so lovely and we all enjoy seeing each other every couple of months, they feel like a part of the family
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)
Post by gertiesquidge on Nov 12, 2013 16:08:07 GMT
Little Prince has been with us for 9 years and although we haven't met up with his foster carer for a few years we still exchange Christmas cards and photos. Little Prince finds it very comforting that he is still remembered and thought about.
Mum to BD1 (26), BD2 (21), AS Little Prince (12), AD Princess Lollipop (6)