Introductions!

For a start off I should say that Introductions for us seems like a distant memory….. It’s now 3 months since we brought the boys home and our life was completed up-ended so updating this blog has felt like a near impossible task! But fear not, I shall endeavour to try and complete it with Read more about Introductions![…]

FLAMBOYANCE!

The date for our matching panel approached painfully slowly but finally we were there. Protracted negotiations about how long the introductions period would take and whether we would receive ANY financial support at all from the boys’ local authority were still unresolved by the time we arrived at the drab, soulless civic centre to get Read more about FLAMBOYANCE![…]

Spoke too soon…

As you can imagine, Ethan and I were flying high after being linked and potentially matched with Cooper and Kit. As well as preparing ourselves emotionally, having numerous heated debates about the size of our Vauxhall Corsa and whether we would need an upgrade for two children, Ethan had the inspired idea of appealing to Read more about Spoke too soon…[…]

“Pastry, anyone…?”

Picture the scene: I am tidying the kitchen after my trip to the shops for pastries. Ethan is doing some last minute tidying in the lounge and getting the prospective children’s bedroom just right. We’re on track for Louise’s (our new PACT social worker now that we’re past panel) 10.15am arrival when the doorbell goes. Our Read more about “Pastry, anyone…?”[…]

The perils of Family Finding…

So, Ethan has explained the Linkmaker website and what that’s all about, but I wanted to go into a little more detail about the cut-and-thrust of family finding for us: what that looks like and how it’s felt over the past six weeks. Somewhat tantalisingly, Ethan left you all with a cliffhanger in his last Read more about The perils of Family Finding…[…]

The Exonerated

So, ‘D Day’ has been and gone and for those of you who don’t know us personally (and I know there are definitely some people who don’t) we were APPROVED! I’m not sure how detailed to be (and Ethan always criticises me for rushing these posts) but I’ll do my best to give an accurate Read more about The Exonerated[…]

Long time no see – Part 1. The Meeting

So, it’s been five months since our last blog update! Apologies, dear readers for the long delay – I wish I had a fantastic reason for this. That we had been SO busy at panel, so busy looking for children, so busy matching with our chosen child and doing our initial visit. Sadly, none of Read more about Long time no see – Part 1. The Meeting[…]

At last: someone who knows their sh*t!

  So, dear readers, we left you on the tantalising cliff edge of our getting absolutely nowhere! Since then there has been one major development: we met someone competent (cue fireworks, sounds of cheering and a single shooting star traversing the night sky). Yes, I can confirm that such a person does exist in the Read more about At last: someone who knows their sh*t![…]

Panning for Gold

When we started the adoption process I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog. In particular, I thought Ethan would be enthusiastic about the idea and that the blog would be a little project we (he) could take on. If only I’d known that I was making a rod for my Read more about Panning for Gold[…]