We see him about 3 times a year and his mum is always in touch, she sends photos and emails regularly. He always makes us Christmas cards and decorations for the tree which we cherish. He knows who we are and his mummy and daddy have explained to him his background. I’m sure somewhere in his mind he recalls things around the house and I still sing his favourite song and he looks at me as if he remembers.
Another little boy came to stay with us aged 11 months and he was a very quiet little boy who needed lots of stimulation. Very quickly he found his voice and started to walk. We felt he did not speak as he should so we attended speech therapy with him. It was decided lack of early stimulation was his issue. He did not like to be held or cuddled, but would instead come towards you backwards and self soothe. With lots of patience and nurturing we helped him to start to overcome these issues and 14 months later he was found an adoptive family. He was not an easy little boy but we gave him lots of love and encouragement which helped him move on. His new mum thanks us on a regular basis for all we have done.”