Adoption Allowance – no chance… oh well ok then

So we’ve had the children for almost a year.  We were told from the start that we would get no financial support, nothing, nada did I say nothing… despite the initial paperwork saying that adoption allowance could be possible.  Anyway, as we were applying for the adoption order, we filled in the form to be … More Adoption Allowance – no chance… oh well ok then

This morning I was offered a lie-in but I wanted to get up to see them, something has changed…

Our saplings have been with us almost eleven months.  Last week we had the Adoption Order granted but it still doesn’t feel real.  What does feel real is the love I feel for these kids.  Its taken enough time mind. In recent weeks our eldest started school and youngest went back to preschool.  I’ve resigned … More This morning I was offered a lie-in but I wanted to get up to see them, something has changed…

Career girl and social-lite turned full-time mum – it’s not been easy

I’ll begin this post by apologising for how selfish I feel having re-read this post. I’m not proud but I’m hoping my honesty will help others. Adapting to our life as parents has been incredibly hard. Having two children under school aged seemed like a really good idea – old enough to know their developmental … More Career girl and social-lite turned full-time mum – it’s not been easy

Application submitted for the best job in the world – have I disclosed too much?

Its been a while since I last posted and now we’re only 8 days away from going to panel! Blogging is tough when you work full time and you’re in the thick of being assessed. Although it is good to have this record of how far we’ve come.  I’m now seeing people who have found The Adoption Social and … More Application submitted for the best job in the world – have I disclosed too much?

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