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[…]

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![…]

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?[…]

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[…]