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

BLOG – Hilarious stories

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Alice was discharged only a few days ago from the Children’s Hospital and now I can’t help but feel a little out of my depth.  Please look away now if you don’t like too much information… Everything

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

BLOG – No Way

Monday’s Fostering Blog Today is the start of two weeks that Charlie will be completing Jury Service at the local Crown Court. He was called up earlier in the summer, but opted to defer it as he had just started

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

Champion fostering

Saturday 3rd October Blog On Saturday I took Alice to the Home For Good Summit held in Oxford. Home For Good is a charity that seeks to promote fostering and adoption in churches across the UK. They are committed to

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

BLOG – The new car

Monday’s Fostering Blog We have been driving a hire car for last six weeks while we have been waiting for our new car to be delivered.  Our car was stolen off the drive recently and as we had already ordered

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

Formal testing

Tuesday 4th October Blog Today we had Alice’s first PEP (Pupil Education Plan) meeting in her new school. Every looked after child has a PEP and this should identify their academic levels, the support they need, where Pupil Premium can

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

BLOG – We were lucky

Wednesday’s Foster Care Blog As the temperature is dropping this week, it does not feel like the best time to be having our old boiler replaced. The boiler has been on its last legs ever since we moved in. It

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

Alice arrived

Monday 17th October Blog While at a fostering conference recently I came across a company called Madlug (https://madlug.com). It is a business that sells bags and luggage. The amazing thing they do is that when you buy a bag or

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

BLOG – One of those days

Friday’s Foster Care Blog To coincide with Charlie finishing two weeks of Jury Service and the end of three days with no heating and hot water whilst our boiler is being replaced, the house of illness has returned. Annie has

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

Devastating News

Thursday Fostering Blog Today was definitely not a day we were expecting. And this time it was nothing to do with the children. It started off as a normal school day. Rushing around trying to get everyone out of the

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

BLOG – Christmas festivities

Monday’s Foster Care Blog Today marks the start of the last week of school and the beginning of a week of Christmas festivities. I feel like I really need to get organised, as the children break up at the end

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

Car is stolen

Tuesday Blog This week we have mostly been trying to sort out all the many issues that arise when your car is stolen!  As time is passing by, it is looking more and more likely that we will never see

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

Alice loved and supported

Friday Blog Today is a Teacher Training Day for Alice and Lauren. Unfortunately schools do not co-ordinate in our area so Annie has to go to school. I have to say she was not impressed having to get up at

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