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It’s been a long battle.

Next month i will welcome our new daughter into the household. The difference this time is she is 11 years old. She is my husbands neice and after years of fighting we will finlly get custody of her next week. She has lived with us on and off over the years more on than off. Being forced to return to her natural mother whenever

the mother decided once again she was off drugs. She is a beautiful child so thinking of the times when she was without care, food, being left alone for days on end makes me so angry. Those times are coming to an end. We love this child and in a very short time we will be ble to call her our daughter.


Posted by mrs harkness, 11th April 2013


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  • How awful for you, especially your niece. Child protection is good in many ways, but unfortunately they still lack in many ways too. Who knows the damage that’s been done by returning this young girl to her mother and the neglect she suffered each time. Well done to you and hubby for opening your heart and your home to her

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  • What a lucky girl to have found you. I hope it’s going well

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  • Family is family. I bet she will love the stability you will provide, amongst everything else.

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