I went a few years without contact with my children, who were in foster care. My son was apprehended when he was nine months old and my daughters when they were about five and six years old. I lost my daughters to their father, and my son stayed in care up until about six months ago, and then they were finally returned to me. In between all that, we had contact with them, minimal at first, an hour a week, two hours a week. It went on like that for months, many months, over seven months. And then once it was two hours a week, it went to three times a week with the two boys. I went over nine months without seeing my girls or talking to them once they started living with their father. It was probably the roughest time of my life not having contact with my children.