To cancel out the very negative feelings Im having this morning I thought I would reflect on our first holiday abroad. What a success! We had such an amazing time. I was worried to start with as our 5 year old sapling was awake the night before an early morning flight asking lots of questions … More First holiday abroad – low expectation = success
I want to do the best I can for these kids but sometimes I just feel numb… … More Depression – is it? Some days I feel I’m doing more harm than good
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
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…
Clearing our attic the other day I found this diagram on the Process of Change. I thought ‘Every new adopter needs to have this’. Its a management tool for overcoming changes and the process your team goes through. I think every new adopting family should look at this to understand just how hard this challenge … More The process of change in your new family
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
We feel happiest and most secure with those who have ‘got our back’. This was brought home for me tonight when my five year old adopted son was calling out for me. He is tired and hungry and life is all a bit difficult. He’s calling me in his saddest voice ‘mummy…mummy’, as basically he … More I’ve got your back…is that all that matters?