Their Last Chance

This blog is dedicated to finding families for kids who are running out of time. Every child listed on here will lose their chance for a forever family within one year.

Discussions with your Social Worker

Not everyone should bring home an older child.  Not everyone should bring home two children at once.  Not everyone should bring home a child who is out of birth order.  But if you think your family is a family that should, here is how to discuss the issues with your Social Worker.

Put together a well thought out "argument" about why you think an older child/two at a time/out of birth order would be a good thing.
Also address any issues you think it might raise and how you will deal with them. 

If you want a list of issues to consider, here are some:
Attachment issues
Educational Challenges
Local Support Network
Research you have done
Birth Order/Sibling interactions
Younger Children in the home

Put it on paper and have ready to discuss with your SW when they call/visit. 
You know best how you think things will work out with your family.  You just need to argue your case with your SW.

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