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?
Originally posted on Pedalling Solo:
Time is a strange creature. I think we all recognise this, however there are definitely experiences that bring it home to you particularly acutely. Going through the new adoption process is one of those experiences. To recap, the new process involves finding-out about agencies, choosing one, and registering; this can take…
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
As part of our need to get more hands on experience of the realities of looking after children we looked after our nephews for the first time alone…all day. Painting the picture: We’re at their house My husband’s on crutches and can’t stand for too long after an op five days ago I’m on antibiotics … More Work experience for sibling group adopters
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
Originally posted on reluctant football mum:
I have just started a new therapy and this was one of the first questions I was asked. I could tell you who I used to be. I used to be a successful business women, I used to be a good friend, I was a daughter, granddaughter, aunt, godmother,…
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