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![…]

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[…]

“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…?”[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Neverland

Do you ever have that moment? That moment when you feel like anything is possible? Not just possible, but feasible. Realistic. It comes once in a blue moon and hits you by surprise. Like a train. Or a mugger. A couple of Sundays ago I had that moment. I stood in a park in Central Read more about Neverland[…]