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?
I read about so much negativity surrounding schools so I thought I’d share a letter I recently sent to our school where my eldest age 5 started reception in September 2015. I know this may not continue but right now I feel very grateful. Dear Mrs Headteacher (all names removed obviously) We wanted to drop … More Dear Teacher, thank you
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
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…
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
There is a MASSIVE gap in my blog. For several reasons… life took over and we were simply dealing with it and secondly, what we’re dealing with here is highly confidential, sensitive stuff. I now know when I saw those blogs with a pause just why. There is so much to say so this is … More Ten weeks in to our adoption of two siblings
Originally posted on Pedalling Solo:
Getting there “Keep going you reckon?” “I think so, yep … oh here, here” My mother, driving, pulls in to an unfamiliar car park. She pauses and we look around trying to work out what next. “Shall we go a bit further? Over there?” We thread our way through the…
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?
Originally posted on wearefamily:
We went into Adoption with many preconceived notions, not least of which was that we would find the whole parent thing pretty straight forward and well…kinda easy. After all we have decades of being favourite uncles having been involved in the lives of our nieces and nephews and more importantly lots…
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