Adopting my son was without a doubt the greatest thing i ever did and will probably ever do (apart from seeing him grow into the wonderful man he is destined to be). Below you'll find all my posts on adoption including the three part story of our journey, how we got on in the first few month and where we are all at now two years later. My aim is to shed some light to adopters (and non-adopters) on the process, the massive emotional journey, what's involved and just how truly magnificent it can be. I've said it time and time again, but i feel as though he found us as much as we found him. We were meant to be a family.
There are so many wonderful resources available online to assist prospective adopters and those who have already adopted. Check out the useful links below!
HANNAHMEADOWS.COM - Here you will find resources for adoptive parenthood, reviews of books and products and blog posts on self-care.
FIRST4ADOPTION - First4Adoption is the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. They give clear and impartial information about adopting and can put you in touch with adoption agencies in your area.
NEW FAMILY SOCIAL - New Family Social is the UK network for LGBT adoptive and foster families. Offering support, forums and resources for prospective and adoptive parents.
If you ever have any questions on adoption please don't hesitate to contact me using the form below.
I have recently been asked how I found attachment and bonding with my son. It’s such a loaded question. And in my naivety, during the adoption assessment process I didn’t really think about it. Is that bad? I should have.
A week ago, almost two years to the day we met, we received his life story book. And it hit me. My son is adopted. I didn’t give birth to him and I’m pretty sure my husband didn’t either…
From going through the adoption process to meeting our son... there was no 'break' or 'rest'. We were thrown right in. It's the best way to learn right?
We had been given a matching panel date of April 9th. This was the day we'd meet in front of the people who would decide whether our son was going to be our son...
We were approved to be adopters in late October 2014. It was such an exciting time. We knew now though that we would potentially have to play the waiting game. We heard it from all angles- the social workers, our agency, the adoption charity where i worked...
I recently started this blog to share my experiences of parent and toddler life. But i know from being a prospective adopter myself 2 years ago that to hear real-life stories really helps. So i feel i have a little responsibility to the fellow adopters out there to share the journey we went on.
The awkward top 10.