Hello, My Son aged 7 was placed with my half sibling younger sister last summer as SS were concerned about my mental health, lifestyle, homelessness and drug use. I confessed to smoking marijuana (doh!) My sister applied for an SGO special guardianship order after threatened with placing my child in care if she didnt, and was assessed successfully, and obtained a SGO. SS gathered information from neighbours whom I was in a conflicting court case with, and I had to move out pending bail conditions, I have since been cleared of the major police charges brought against me, moved areas and started a new life alone. I have addressed my issues of concern, and currently enrolling on a drug recovery intense program, although my Sisters anger and resentment are affecting my son and I... My supervision order is for 12 months and ends on the 28th August when my contact order states ...contact between my son and I to take place a minimum of once a month. As my sister has to facilitate this, sometimes leaves me until the 2nd month and very strict about whaqt time and day I can call (weekly) 10 mins, and listens to my calls.
I feel the resentment and anger she is harbouring is affecting my Son and me, as she wont promote the contact. I don't feel my son is best placed with her, but feel unable to care full time for him also myself. I have an appointment with a Solicitor today at 2pm, so will keep all posted on my progress. I have only been clean for 8 days, but now I am on the right path would like more contact and eventually unsupervised. My sister could have allowed me more, but she is angry over my confrontation with her father, my step dad over past violent abuse when I was young. I also have a twin, whom is struggling with this situation as her child is placed with my half sister too. Mediation is not a solution either, as I feel she has stuck her heels in and wont budge with my contact with my Son whom I love dearly, and feel broken hearted over the separation enforced by my half Sis.