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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.