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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Fingers crossed

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog Today has been one of those really frustrating days you know those days where you have a list as long as your arm to get through on your to do list and you just don’t seem to

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Four Teeth

Thursday’s Fostering Blog So we are well and truly in to the new school term which means now the new term of appointments has also begun. We had a lovely lull over the summer with only a couple of appointments,

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Keep Trying

Monday’s Fostering Blog There are some days I just know aren’t going to go so well. I can pick up from our foster daughter Alice within seconds of getting her out of bed what kind of mood she is in

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | No Children

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Here is a piece of advice for you – never take children with you to Ikea if you actually need to buy things. I found this out the hard way today. Charlie has been away with his

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Gentle Email

Thursday’s Fostering Blog This has turned out to be one of those crazy weeks which seems to be getting out of control. Lauren started high school this term and up until now things had been running pretty smoothly. However, this

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Alices Needs

Friday’s Fostering Blog Today we had the LAC (Looked After Child) Review for Alice. These are six monthly reviews held by the local authority and chaired by an IRO (independent reviewing officer) sharing information about Alice’s life over the last

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Ups and Downs

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog Alice has been back from our friends for two days and it is like she has never been away. My friend noted how different her behaviour is with us than it was when she stayed with her.

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Alice is safe

Monday’s Fostering Blog So the half term holiday is over already and it’s back to school today. Our hearts sank a little as we woke up to torrential rain. It’s hard to believe that it is June and I feel

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Thoughtfulness of Alice

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog There are some days where I am just so pleased that Alice cannot yet tell the time. It means on those days that have been tricky she can go to bed early without knowing it. There have

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Alice out of school

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog There are many appointments which have to take place during the school day. As a rule, wherever possible I do try to make appointments after school so to avoid the disruption that taking Alice out of school

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Over the Moon

Friday’s Fostering Blog Despite some of the wet weather we have had this month, we have enjoyed some lovely days together. We have loved seeing the girls playing out together in the garden. Recently the Business Manager at Alice’s school

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Fostering Blog | Alice’s Case

Monday’s Fostering Blog After nearly five months of assessments, it was concluded that Alice does not have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We were not surprised at all by this result. It was concluded that Reactive Attachment Disorder and Oppositional Defiant

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