Thinking about National Adoption Week 2017 and the fact that there are now a higher number of sibling groups looking for permanent homes. Why we adopted siblings and what I would say to others considering how many children to adopt. Our original thinking around adopting siblings Both my husband and I wanted a large family … More Why adopt siblings #supportadoption
Recently I was asked if I would be prepared to speak to the media to represent the our adoption agency for National Adoption Week. I had no problem with speaking to the media as I do it for my job however, I am worried about the realities of ‘promoting’ adoption as I wouldn’t wish what … More Adoption is not the easy answer to completing your family
To cancel out the very negative feelings Im having this morning I thought I would reflect on our first holiday abroad. What a success! We had such an amazing time. I was worried to start with as our 5 year old sapling was awake the night before an early morning flight asking lots of questions … More First holiday abroad – low expectation = success
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?
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…