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by Celle
Sun May 08, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Ending a SGO
Replies: 6
Views: 10340

Re: Ending a SGO

I don't know the circumstances and I'm not offering any advice. I just want to say that I'm sorry the SGO hasn't worked out for you and the child. I'm sure you didn't come to this decision lightly.
Best wishes.
by Celle
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST
Replies: 8
Views: 11104

Re: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST

I agree with Irene (ied53). Let SW know that you are doing a book that you intend to give to the grandchildren, and have been doing so for a long time. Supply SW with a minimum number of photos - they do not need personal souvenirs or heaps of photos - and request a deadline date for their return. S...
by Celle
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST
Replies: 8
Views: 11104

Re: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST

Thanks, Irene. A wise response, as usual. I agree that the birth father's family should also be involved, if possible, or at least mentioned. In our case, he is not mentioned, because it was felt not to be in the child's best interests. The birth father .(BF) was in a short-term relationship with th...
by Celle
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST
Replies: 8
Views: 11104

Re: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST

I agree that it's important for the child to know where she/he comes from and learn who her/his parents and family are but, in this case, the grandmother and family are already doing a book. The child is placed with family and will know who they are, sees the birth mother, will be told further detai...
by Celle
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST
Replies: 8
Views: 11104

Re: CAN I REFUSE SOCIAL SERVICES REQUEST

I understand that it is important to have a record of why a child was placed into care, for future reference, but I also understand the poster's reluctance to release private family photographs. I think there is a need for some clarification here: Is this record book to be given to the child, kept a...
by Celle
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO or adoption?
Replies: 72
Views: 61872

Re: SGO or adoption?

Thank you, Suzie. Although an SGO would probably have been sufficiently secure, the entire family felt that adoption would give 100% security for the child. Both her birth family and her adoptive family wished for adoption. F will be maintaining contact with her birth family. This is a wonderful, in...
by Celle
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO to Adoption after death of birth parent
Replies: 3
Views: 5533

Re: SGO to Adoption after death of birth parent

After having an SGO for a little girl for just over two years, my daughter and her husband were granted an Adoption Order last Friday. They will now be able to change her surname to theirs and they will feel more secure. I have to give some credit to the Children's Officers in the county where the f...
by Celle
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO or adoption?
Replies: 72
Views: 61872

Re: SGO or adoption?

Thanks, Irene. You have been supportive all through this. I should add that when the judge asked F. if she knew what the adoption order meant, he also asked it she was happy about it and if it was what she wanted. She answered "Yes" to both questions. He then dictated a letter (I assume it was to go...
by Celle
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO or adoption?
Replies: 72
Views: 61872

Re: SGO or adoption?

Thank you, Robin.
And thanks to everyone who has supported us here.
by Celle
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO or adoption?
Replies: 72
Views: 61872

Re: SGO or adoption?

I have some wonderful news! Yesterday, our daughter and son in law they attended court , and the judge granted the Adoption Order. F is now legally their daughter, and our granddaughter, by law as well as by love. :D There was a delay in the process - almost two hours - as some of the final paperwor...