45 days to panel

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

The family section in IKEA becomes the funhouse, no longer the ghost train

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

Maybe we’re crazy, maybe you’re crazy? stage 1 adoption review

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

Month one – stage one. Excited and anxious about what lies ahead

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

Decision to adopt – Stretch marks on the brain not the belly

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