Been a couple of years since I ventured onto these boards & they look very different!
We adopted a healthy 2.5 year old in 2009.
Over the next few years this troubled little girl was diagnosed with multiple servere medical conditions including neurological conditions, hormone difficiencies, ADHD, Autism, attachment disorder, eating disorser, chromosone abnormalities & her violent & unpredictable behaviours escalated.
Easter 2018 she moved from the family home & now lives in a therapeautic residential unit.
We .. as a family went to hell & back many times over & the level of unpredictable violence became too unsafe for us all. Especially our birth daughter who was on the receiving end of many of the more serious assaults & we had to request our daughter was removed to a residential placement.
2 years on & we have healed emotionally & still have contact with our AD as & when she chooses to talk to us.
I always.. (Long before we adopted) wanted to go become a foster carer & over the last weeks & months I keep wondering if this would even be an option now.
My family is complete .. I'm not looking to adopt again, but we would like to consider fostering pre-school age children.
My Birth daughter is 18 now & also wants to be involved in fostering. She was a young carer for many years & we as a family have much to offer & a whole load of experiences behind us.
Has anyone ever done this after an adoption breakdown? Would the past go against us? Our AD is currently under a section 20 at our request there isn't a care order in place at present, although that is something we are having discussions about with the LA.