3 years, 2 men, 1 baby

Our Adoption Journey

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![…]

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…?”[…]

The perils of Family Finding…

So, Ethan has explained the Linkmaker website and what that’s all about, but I wanted to go into a little more detail about the cut-and-thrust of family finding for us: what that looks like and how it’s felt over the past six weeks. Somewhat tantalisingly, Ethan left you all with a cliffhanger in his last Read more about The perils of Family Finding…[…]

“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?”…[…]

The Exonerated

So, ‘D Day’ has been and gone and for those of you who don’t know us personally (and I know there are definitely some people who don’t) we were APPROVED! I’m not sure how detailed to be (and Ethan always criticises me for rushing these posts) but I’ll do my best to give an accurate Read more about The Exonerated[…]