Imagine all the people

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Questions, questions

He said “It’s for closure I suppose. And curiosity. I have grown up my whole life knowing I have another family and I have no memory of them whatsoever. It’s confusing for me”.

I thought back to LAC [Looked After Child] review after LAC review when he was only 6 or 7, after he had been placed with me, but before I had formally adopted him. When asked how he was feeling, he circled the Confused face on the form every time. Continue reading

First steps

‘It’s not a reunion, it’s a meeting’, he said.

I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that the average age for seeking out your birth mother is 38. So it is that even though I’ve told him I will support him in any way I can if ever he wants to re-establish contact with his birth mum, it comes as a bit of a shock to me.

It was a ‘by the way’ as he headed off to his bedroom after dinner. ‘By the way, Mum, you know you said you’d help me with that letter to Social Services, well, can you?’. Distracted, Continue reading