Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules

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We had learned quite early in our fostering career to bend a few rules...but had never so blatantly broken them until we met Steve, a hard drinking, smoking, insecure man...who was the father of Jake and Sam. Two little boys joined our family when the bitter winter weather was still chilling our bones and their dad was absolutely destitute, no home, no money and no hope of getting his children back with a social worker who seemed to be a bit of a ladies man and favoured their mother. Steve was the second father we had met that would do anything and everything to get his children home...once he had managed to clean himself up and convince the department of Social Services that he would stay off the drink, stay away from women and that he intended to raise his sons in a happy and safe family home. We had to bend a few rules...then break a couple of them in order to help keep this family together...the rewards are immeasurable and, until now, I guess no-one but us and our nearest and dearest (and of course Elizabeth) knew how far we were willing to go to make sure that the right outcome for this placement happened in the end. This placement more than any other we have had, taught me that the determination that one man can have to save his family, against the determination of a department that knows he can't is a powerful thing, and love really can conquer all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 11mm | 204g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508591512
  • 9781508591511
  • 1,868,496

About Mrs Lizzie Scott

Lizzie Scott has been happily married for over 30 years and has four children. Most of her adult life has been dedicated to the welfare of children, ensuring they receive the best service possible from the professional groups that were there to represent them. She now works supporting adults with learning difficulties and is using her free time to write the stories of, and for, the children that came into her and her family's care.show more

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