On 2nd August 2007, my DH and I were blessed to become foster parents to a gorgeous 6 1/2 month old baby girl. We have watched her grow and develop into an amazing little girl who are times has challenged us as parents (but whose children haven't).
Well today has been a special day for our family. Over the past 10 months my DH and I have been working towards making our little girl a permanent member of our family (even though she is already a permanent member). But after further training, a lengthy assessment and a panel of people making the final decision, we have been approved as permanent carers for our daughter. We are so happy that this step has finalised another part of the process to make her our child. So over the next 12 months, another step will be completed that will ensure that my DH and I will be her legal guardian until she turns 18 years old.
Life without her would be very different for us and our family would not feel as complete as it does now.