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![…]

Back On Track

To say that our adoption journey thus far has been a rollercoaster would be the biggest understatement of the year! We’ve had more twists, turns, dips and jolts than even the most far-fetched of soap storylines. And these last few weeks have been no less unpredictable. So just when we’d resigned ourselves to the fact Read more about Back On Track[…]

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…?”[…]

“So what happens now?”…

…is the question James and myself have found ourselves having to answer with alarming regularity. EVERYONE wants to know! It’s still so overwhelmingly touching just how many people have become so invested in our story and journey. Most people think that we’re now  onto the ‘easy’ part and assume finding a child/ren is a short Read more about “So what happens now?”…[…]

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[…]

(Really) Long time no see – Part 2: Light at the end of the tunnel

It feels like an eternity has passed since I last felt able to write an update on our adoption journey. In fact it’s been almost a year since I personally wrote a post and 5 months since James filled you in on our story! For the sake of my sanity and emotional well-being, rather than Read more about (Really) Long time no see – Part 2: Light at the end of the tunnel[…]

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[…]

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[…]