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Lucy and Jessica's story

Lucy was just 2 years old when she was removed from her birth parents care due to concerns about neglect and emotional abuse – they had both impacted upon her development significantly both physically as she couldn’t talk and she was unsteady on her feet and emotionally as she could be nervous around people. During the time that she was in foster care through stimulation and love Lucy’s speech developed.

A few months later her younger sister Jessica was born and joined Lucy in her foster home. Their care proceedings concluded within 6 months and it was decided that they could not return to birth family and that a search would begin to find them an adoptive family.

A few weeks after the plan was greed in court their social worker met a couple who had been recently approved as Prospective Adopters – she felt that they would be great parents for the girls.

Over the next two months meetings were held to agree all the plans for the girls and their move to their new family.

Lucy and Jessica met their new parents over a period of ten days before they officially moved in. The girls loved being with their new family and made great friends with the dog! A few months later the Adoption Order Application was made.

The Celebration Hearing was held 18 months after Lucy had come into foster care and the change in her was unbelievable – she had become a happy chatty little girl who along with Jessica had settled in with their new mummy, daddy, grandparents and the dog!

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