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![…]

Short but not so sweet

Most people know that adoption isn’t an easy road to go down. It’s tough… but should it be this tough?! 3 months have passed since our last update. Not because we’ve been so busy making great headway with the whole process that we simply haven’t had time, but rather because it pretty much ground to Read more about Short but not so sweet[…]

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[…]

Going nowhere fast

              ‘Anything worth having is worth waiting for.’ ‘All good things come to those who wait.’ Platitudes like the ones above are all very well and good when one is trying to find the will to keep ploughing through something that is sure to yield rewards eventually. But let Read more about Going nowhere fast[…]

Stars Aligning

What feels like many, many moons ago (May) when we first embarked on the adoption process,  we discovered that there are barriers to becoming adoptive parents. Not the barriers that I had expected such as us being an unmarried male same sex couple,  but the fact that we, horror of horrors lived in a one bedroom Read more about Stars Aligning[…]

Lost in the Wilderness

“And now we’re lost in wilderness Lost, crying in the wilderness And if anyone’s watching it seems they couldn’t care less We’re lost in the wilderness” ‘Lost in the Wilderness’, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz The government aim is that the process to approve potential adopters should take six months. We were accepted by Read more about Lost in the Wilderness[…]

Will depression cost me parenthood?

We haven’t done a new post in a while and that’s partly to do with the fact that not a lot is happening with our adoption process at the moment, and partly to do with the fact that we’ve both been incredibly busy. However there’s been an area of our lives that I’ve been wanting Read more about Will depression cost me parenthood?[…]

P*ss up in a brewery!

The time came for us to attend our first two training days: we arrived at our Voluntary Agency (suitcase in tow) on day one, hopeful of making new friends with like-minded people. The suitcase gave us a certain ‘jet-setter’ vibe (at least I think it did) so we were looking fresh, exclusive and ready to Read more about P*ss up in a brewery![…]

No stone left unturned

It is a wonderful thing to get to experience, thriving, ‘normal’ families that just happen to be headed by same sex parents. Having been to the NFS family event, the carrot that dangles in front of us is all the more tangible, all the more enticing. The problem is, in order for us to get Read more about No stone left unturned[…]