1-off Meeting with Birthparents
We are about a month into placement with our Lo. So far things couldn't have been better and we have such strong and positive feelings towards her. She is very affectionate and is accepting cuddles when feeling sad. Lo is grieving for her two birth-siblings who will remain in fc and also for her excellent fostercarers. She is very articulate for a 4 1/2 year old and speaks about them a lot.
It is getting less and less that she brings up BP (lived with them till just after 3rd birthday). Brings them up occasionally when lo doesn't get her own way, eg doesn't get anymore chocolate Lo says - " I wished I could live with my old Mummy or Daddy". FC said the same that she only talks about BP when she wants something she wasn't allowed to get or do.
Now our LA said that we should meet birth parents as a one off (we agreed to letterbox contact twice a year and direct contact twice a year with birth-siblings). My questions is; would that one-off meeting be helpful for our LO or is it just something which will tick SS boxes?