2 years ago I had my first respite placement. Little “Terrance”.
So much has changed in the last 2 years.
MM has moved from interstate and become a foster carer.
We’ve gone from one respite placement a month to an average of 3 placements per month.
We added emergency care to our registration and had a few emergencies.
We’ve also now added short term care as well.
“Kelly” was my second placement, and it was initially a one off placement, and now we have her every other weekend. Blessed to be able to see this girl grow up into a young lady.
All up, we’ve now had 14 children in our 2 years.
There have been some challenges, some really challenging challenges, but I don’t think we would have it any other way as the joys far outweigh the challenges.
I think we are improving in our care as we learn more from both research and experience.
What will the next year hold for us?
Well, there is the hope of a baby placement but other than that, who knows. One of the joys and challenges of this journey is our favourite saying…
Foster Care is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.