Terry and Mary Hamilton (former foster parents of Sharmin Hamilton)
What it means for us for Sharmin to have been registered as a British citizen.
My wife and I met Sharmin in 2009, when she was only a young girl, as her foster carers. She was very frightened and confused. Over the years we have come to love her like she was our own daughter and were adamant she was going to remain safe and happy with us in the UK.
After many days in court and loads of paperwork – not forgetting the constant worry and heartache of the possibility she could be taken away at any time – we finally ran out of options. Even social services could offer no more advice. We were pointed in the direction of PRCBC and made an appointment in London, a very daunting task. We met a PRCBC volunteer– an extremely friendly and professional lady – who made us feel easy and welcome. She gave us the options available and what were the advantages of both. We proceeded with her instructions and were always kept informed of the progress of Sharmin’s case.
Sharmin is now a British citizen and has changed her name to ours. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we can now continue our lives taking for granted what all British citizens enjoy. We cannot thank PRCBC enough and are so glad we went to see them.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the brilliant work, knowledge and experience you have shown towards dealing with Celene’s case for Registration as a British Citizen.
Your assurance, handling the case, in the most worrying time, you help us to deal with it in stages. We put all our trust in you handling this case with the confidence and the little room for bad news you showed us hope.
Money was not a big issue but focusing on the matter at hand you showed great pride to do the work. You said “90% of the work is done just that 10% to complete don’t give up”. You helped to see us through to the end. That hope brought us joy and happiness.
There’s no words to express how delighted we are for the encouragement you showed us and for the amazing results you produced.
Thank you again”
Daryl and Dasia’s mum
“It was after today’s ceremony that the magnitude of what you and your colleagues have done for my children, actually hit home in an abundant rush. Emotions were high.
You are such a blessing and an outstanding member of your profession. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being and believing in destiny changes. I wouldn’t have wanted any other organisation or person to have dealt with our case because you provided that extra personal touch which was more than just a job. Your name will be forever be part of our family’s history. Thank you ever so much for everything.”
“Words cannot express my sincere appreciation for what you’ve done for me and my son. You’ve really changed our lives forever. I wish there was something I could do to show how much I appreciate what you’ve done for us . I bake I know this is not enough but please receive it as a symbol of our appreciation. What is your favourite cake? Red velvet, carrot , banana, vanilla, Nutella, coconut or oroe ? Please let me know which one you prefer because I really want to show my appreciation and also when you’ll be in the office so I can present it. Thank you so so much, God richly bless you”.
“…Words cannot explain how grateful and thankful I am for your help during this whole process. From what I have seen over the past year is that you are an amazing lawyer with great passion for what you do. You went the extra mile and even when I was in doubt after the refusal, you had hope and this pushed me also to have hope that it would all work out – and for sure it did. I cannot thank you and PRCBC for all your help, passion and care.
“I would like to express immeasurable gratitude to you especially and your dedicated team in securing my children their British registration. I would especially applaud you in my child’s case as you believed and with great convictions you challenged home office decision. The kids and I are very thrilled. Please pass my warmest gratitude to everyone involved in making dream reality.”
“I am eternally grateful for all the hard work you have done on my behalf. Words cannot explain how much this means to me. Once again thank you. Some people pass through the world and leave it as they found it. But people like you take time to do something special for others that make the world more beautiful.”
“I have no words to say thank you for sorting my children’s nationality. I will always be remembering you in my prayers, may God always bless you and all your wishes always come true. You people came into my life when there was no hope and no ray of light. You showed me the right direction and now I can face the difficulties with dignity. Thank you very much for giving my children and me our dignity back. Bless you always. You people are true solicitors.”
“Thank you for all the great work you have done with my application. Without the work you have done, I wouldn’t have a chance to establish a normal legal life for my daughter and myself. Continuing to live in a way I did before you took our case on, struggling in this limbo with statelessness, domestic abuse, surreal financial existence, I would eventually breakdown irreparably, mentally or physically. I am passionately waiting to return to teaching and volunteering. I see you not only as a solicitor, but also as a fighter for justice. I think that you are currently giving more than you are receiving, and I wish you for that balance to be reestablished in a good way for you. I believe that many people’s lives have been and will be greatly improved thanks to you.
Thank you again for all your help.