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![…]

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[…]

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…?”[…]

“So what happens now?”…

…is the question James and myself have found ourselves having to answer with alarming regularity. EVERYONE wants to know! It’s still so overwhelmingly touching just how many people have become so invested in our story and journey. Most people think that we’re now  onto the ‘easy’ part and assume finding a child/ren is a short Read more about “So what happens now?”…[…]

(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[…]

At last: someone who knows their sh*t!

  So, dear readers, we left you on the tantalising cliff edge of our getting absolutely nowhere! Since then there has been one major development: we met someone competent (cue fireworks, sounds of cheering and a single shooting star traversing the night sky). Yes, I can confirm that such a person does exist in the Read more about At last: someone who knows their sh*t![…]

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[…]

Stars Aligning

What feels like many, many moons ago (May) when we first embarked on the adoption process,  we discovered that there are barriers to becoming adoptive parents. Not the barriers that I had expected such as us being an unmarried male same sex couple,  but the fact that we, horror of horrors lived in a one bedroom Read more about Stars Aligning[…]

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[…]