A Simple Equation

By Becoming a family, Placement, Siblings, Trauma, We are Family No Comments

For a large part of the time our son has been with us we have been waiting – and worse still expecting – for there to be a very obvious and significant improvement in his behaviour, waiting for the signs that he had indeed settled and that he had let go of his hurt and anguish and that he had embraced the love and more importantly the security he now had in our family.

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Smother them with love

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Friends said ‘smother them with love’ and all would be OK. 

They have been loved – and often continue to be loved – by their birth parents, yet that love was anything but
enough. Their past is not always about a lack of love, it’s just a love that was overridden by lack of care, lack of consideration or lack of ability.

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