Jenny says, “I knew an older child and myself would be a better match, taking into consideration my age and my wider family. I have nieces and nephews that are primary school age so any child I adopted would have cousins they could grow up with.”
“When Sammy, aged six, came to live with me it changed my life. In the early days Collette, the placement support worker, was a lifeline. She spent time with me and encouraged me to have confidence in myself to parent Sammy and helped me manage the transition for both of us. It is true what they say about a honeymoon period. When Sammy realised that she was staying her behaviour took a dip. It was very difficult for us both.