10 things I wish I had known at the start of the adoption process — Thoughts on being Mum

I could have written this myself….   I’m in a reflective mood today. I’ve found myself recently thinking back to what I was like at the start of the adoption process, and mulling over what advice I would give to myself. Here’s what I reckon:1. Be prepared to take AT LEAST a year off work. … More 10 things I wish I had known at the start of the adoption process — Thoughts on being Mum

The Difference Between their Birthmom and Me: An Honest Conversation about Addiction

Originally posted on Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care:
As many of you know I recently herniated a disc in my spine. Since then I’ve gone to PT, had cortisone injections, and took pain medication after pain medication in order to perform the most basic movements. Today I couldn’t make it…

Big Adoption Day this Wednesday #bigadoptionday @ccsadoption

Wednesday is Big Adoption Day! Independent Adoption Agencies across England like @CCSadoption in Bristol will be opening their doors to reinforce the message that adopters continue to be needed for our most vulnerable children. I am looking forward to seeing a new animation created for the event and inspired by Adopted Young People called “What … More Big Adoption Day this Wednesday #bigadoptionday @ccsadoption