Oh my God, the tears and snotty nose are only just starting to dry up.How sad was it.Tears where tripping me.How brill was the parents, and the child was so cute.Glad of a happy ending though, maisie was so happy.Find it so heart renching that maisie had 10 mums by age of 7 (something like that).Love a happy ending and wish Maisie and her family all the luck and support in the world.Their so tolerant and patient and loving.Fab!
p.s the dogs were gorgeous too.
It was a great programme, was like watching my son, and highlighted how many of us adoptive parents have to fight to get our children the help that they so desperately need, well worth watching, and I for would would like to thank the parents for allowing the film to be made and highlighting the issue.
I've just watched Maisie on iPlayer......very emotional.
I can see all three of my kids in her - DS really struggled when he first came and the girls had their moments too....unfortunately there is no similar therapy up here. I think we are getting there but its been a long hard road....their early experiences were not dissimilar to the stories shared on the programme. I found some of the stats disturbing too - especially 1/3 of adoptions of children aged 5+ fail, 1/3 struggle ..... ours were 8,6 and 4 when placed.
I am wondering about letting my 11 year old watch it - what do you think? What about the younger two (9&7)?
Also made me cry. The mum and dad were such lovely giving people. I know I couldn't do it day after day.
I'm on my ICSI 2ww atm so quite emotional anyway. When the counsellor said to Maisie she was sure her foster mum would have loved to have had Maisie from her own tummy, that was just too much for me
This is also on this evening and sounds very interesting. It is about a baby, who at 10days old in 1986 was abandoned at Gatwick Airport. It explores his quest as an adult to find his heritage and his mother.
Yet to watch the Maisie programme but plan to watch it soon and will take your advice and have some tissues handy!
I watched it when i woke up feeling ill in the middle of the night, plugged into the laptop with headphones and DH asleep next to me. Tears were rolling down my face! I echo the comments made by others about what a wonderful family. And the amazing strength of the children. There needs to be easier access for support and therapy- I work with 3 to 5 year olds and see quite a few very angry children and it is so hard to find therapy for them.
I watched in on Iplayer and thought it was the best thing I had seen on adoption just felt so close to my life (minus the other 7 chidren god knows how they cope with 9 )
I can understand your thoughts Bop, I want to show DS so he knows he is not the only one who feels the way he does but at 7 I think he is too young to understand the programme properly. Maisie appeared to understand what she was doing even if she did not understand what was triggering her behaviour unfortunately DS is too young to understand his anger in any way.
I so applaud that couple for showing how it can be.
Well I let my 11 year old watch it and it was good as it started a useful discussion about her and how she feels about stuff. She handled it well and has taken it in her stride.
I then let my 9 year old watch - he has found it harder, but useful too. He is a bit unsettled today - probably because of the three he is the most like Maisie (he was very like her when he arrived!) and has asked some good questions.
I think the 7 year old is too young so she doesn't even know the others have watched it.