I have now worked out we are 45 days or 6.5 weeks from panel (Thanks to @Littlekindreds a fellow preadoptor). Two days ago we finished our paperwork for Stage 2 and now we’re patiently waiting for May 12th when we see our SW who will hopefully have our first draft PAR. what will it say … More 45 days to panel
Step 1 – how many children are you looking to adopt? 2 poss 3 Step 2 – ages? Erm poss one preschool Step 3 – gender? No preference Step 4 – what challenges will you be willing to accept? I have no idea This really is one of the hardest parts of the pre adoption … More When does matching truly begin?
Yesterday DH (dear husband) and I went along for two hours to a reception class at an OFSTED outstanding school. We were in the reception class which is made up of 60 children, two teachers, several teaching assistants and two special needs assistants. It was amazing! There are two classes which split into 30 although … More Experience at an amazing primary school
It’s been almost a month since I last posted. Final training day We had our final training day on 14th April which was all about the matching process and Theraplay. We were the only couple in the room from our original group and so it was a little sad not to be with some of … More Stage 2 form filling but not long to panel
Watched last nights 15,000 kids and counting on Channel 4, I found it sad viewing and my heart went out to those mums. It hit home when Emily (with bullying boyfriend) said something along the lines of ‘she will hopefully have a better life than me, I’ve only got two fs at GCSE and never … More #15,000kidsandcounting made me sad
Lying in bed on a Sunday morning waiting for DH to wake up so thought I’d pen some recent thinking in the Treemendous household. DH has been working every day and away in Scotland since we got the amazing news that we were going through to stage 2. Whilst he has had to temporarily park … More The family section in IKEA becomes the funhouse, no longer the ghost train
My Adoption Astonishments one year on…. I love this blog. It’s what adoption dreams are made of.
As it turned out, it all hinged on the information day etiquette. The shop bought sandwiches were clocked, as were the number of biscuits consumed and as a result they are unsure whether we will make appropriate choices… Sorry that’s a joke. Our friends will understand this and the dilemma they faced – didn’t even … More Maybe we’re crazy, maybe you’re crazy? stage 1 adoption review
In early January we submitted our expression of interest form. We we’re told to submit it after Christmas in order to get over the delay that can be caused by the holidays. Four days later we were acknowledged by email and told our designated social workers would be in touch. One week after that we … More Month one – stage one. Excited and anxious about what lies ahead
I’ve just read a blog shared via The Adoption Social by Kat @on_the_edge. It was about the question from people ‘why do you choose to adopt?’ I wanted to reply but I wrote war and peace so here are my thoughts. It’s made me think about our own reasons for wanting to adopt. We’re just … More Decision to adopt – Stretch marks on the brain not the belly