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George and Maisie

Maisie and George are very close siblings, George is very protective of Maisie and they like to do things together.
They are both happy, and friendly little children although Maisie can be very shy, especially around new people.

George – I love to be outdoors and play with toys.

George is a very curious little boy, he likes to know how things work, and will ask a lot of questions. He likes to be helpful and organised. Routine is very important to him. They both like to play outside and love when it is hot enough to play in the paddling pool.

Maisie – I like anything Hello Kitty and everything to do with cats, they are my favourite animal.

Maisie is an intelligent little girl who loves to learn, although sometimes finds it difficult to make friends and doesn’t like being centre of attention. Her foster carer is helping to develop her confidence and the nursery says she is making small improvements day by day.

George is a bundle of energy and enjoys being active, his favourite place to be is the park and he likes the outdoor activities the most.

We both like to help make cakes and decorate them, it is really fun

They both love animals and enjoy playing with the next door neighbours pets. Maisie has a cat teddy called Pumpkin who goes everywhere with her. George is looking forward to joining a junior football team.

What these children need is an active, loving family in which they can flourish. Maisie needs assistance in overcoming her shyness and in helping her to become more independent and sociable. She is very reliant upon her foster carer when she feels uncomfortable.

Children and families depicted in these stories are not real children or adopters but are developed using the experiences of staff working on adoption to demonstrate real situations.

Thank you to Blackpool Council for providing us with this case study from their website: