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…?”[…]

(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[…]

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[…]

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![…]