Foster story: Turned down to adopt – because my son ‘could be a middle child’ – REAL PEOPLE mag
Stacey came to Featureworld with a heart-wrenching adoption story. After having a daughter Stacey, 28, saw an advert asking if she could give a child a home as a foster parent. She went through a long process to be approved and was given a baby boy.
Shockingly, Stacey, who’d split from her daughter’s dad and was a single mum, found there was no help from social services. But friends rallied round and a few days later she collected Byron, aged just eight weeks.
But Stacey wasn’t to be beaten. She decided to fight to adopt Byron. She went to court to court to get a guardianship order – and she won.The court ordered that he remain with her until he is 18. The judge was so shocked by social services that the court ordered them to pay all the court fees.