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…?”[…]

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[…]

Getting the ball rolling

So the first place we started looking for information was on the internet and there is a LOT of stuff out there! Lots of Local Authorities (LAs) have their own web pages specifically for fostering and adoption. Further searches revealed that there are also dedicated Voluntary Agencies (VAs) that deal with fostering and adoption. I’ll Read more about Getting the ball rolling[…]