Adoption is not the easy answer to completing your family

Recently I was asked if I would be prepared to speak to the media to represent the our adoption agency for National Adoption Week.  I had no problem with speaking to the media as I do it for my job however, I am worried about the realities of ‘promoting’ adoption as I wouldn’t wish what … More Adoption is not the easy answer to completing your family

Three years in to our adoption and how are we fairing?

I realise I havent posted on my blog for over a year… its been rather manic/eventful/delightful but mainly stressful. Im only able to write this Im up at 4am!? Delightful because the children are forming their own personalities and they are amazing, funny, smart and increasingly loving.  Delightful because I love them to bits and … More Three years in to our adoption and how are we fairing?

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