(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[…]

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[…]

Adoption this, adoption that – blah blah blah…

These days I find myself dropping the word ‘adoption’ into every other sentence I utter. Every other thought is about adoption and I’m constantly seeing the world through Potential Adopter’s Eyes. (I’m sure this must be some kind of syndrome, though I haven’t yet got round to Googling it for confirmation…) I find myself noticing Read more about Adoption this, adoption that – blah blah blah…[…]

Should gays be allowed to adopt?

In his last post James mentioned the German gay couple we met at the NFS drinks. Now what really endeared them to me was the fact that this couple had moved to the UK purely because they were not allowed to adopt in their native Germany. So strong was their desire to become parents, that Read more about Should gays be allowed to adopt?[…]

The New Family Social, Social!

After RSVP-ing online, the day came to attend our first adoption-related social event. I was quite excited (more so than Ethan), partly because we were going to meet like-minded individuals but also because, as one gets older, one meets new groups of people less and less. To be introduced to a whole new bunch is Read more about The New Family Social, Social![…]

Will we be accepted onto Stage 1?

A lot of the adoption process is all about WAITING! Waiting for various people to fulfil their end of the bargain. It may be waiting for a social worker to get back to you, waiting for a reference to come through, waiting for the child of your dreams…. All the adoption forums seem to say Read more about Will we be accepted onto Stage 1?[…]

The ‘ROI’ Form

So, we waited for the form. It arrived at 4.43pm on Monday 11th May: not bad as we’d only met on the Friday. It was printed in orange ink. I think it’s the only document I’ve ever come across to contain orange text! Anyway, the process of completing the form itself didn’t take long. Less than an Read more about The ‘ROI’ Form[…]

Obsessive Searching…

In my defence, the Sat Nav took us to completely the wrong place, even though it was the correct postcode. If it wasn’t for that, we would have been on time! That’s all I have to say on that particular subject. Ethan has a little more time on his hands than those of us who Read more about Obsessive Searching…[…]

In The Beginning…

So James and I have been together just short of 3 years (so we’ve cheated a little on the 3 years part of our blog title!) I have always dreamed of being a parent, but growing up gay had resigned myself to the thought that it would never be a reality. Then when I reached Read more about In The Beginning…[…]