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A mum who rose above her past to become a safe parent.

Letechia holding her baby daughter

Letechia had just come out of drug rehab and was looking forward to the birth of her third child. However, Child, Youth and Family referred her to Iosis’s Merivale Whanau Development Centre for help with her parenting skills. There Letechia learnt the importance of bonding with her baby through talking to her and playing with her. She graduated from Merivale confident in her ability to build strong relationships with all her children, including her older two who will be returned to her care.
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