The Waiting Game

Archived: Posted July 29, 2013

 

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Diary: Friday 25th November 2011

Food cupboard – stocked. Toothbrush – sorted. As for the spare bedroom, it hasn’t looked this good in months. There’s only one thing missing…..

That’s right – we’re expecting our first foster placement. It’s been two weeks since we were approved and we’ve been on cloud nine ever since. Sure, there are a few nerves, but they’re good nerves. We can’t wait to meet the young person who’ll be living with us and find out who they are and how we can help them. Keep it low-key at first, that’s what other carers have told us. Let them settle in quietly. Give them time.

No problem – I’ve got all the time in the world. It’s comforting to know that local support is only a phone call away and our social worker is always on hand for a chat. So I keep my phone close, ring tone on loud. Because it could be any time now….



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