Jul
05
It’s probably worth telling you all from the outset that this post will be as little different in its set up. Introductions for us were such a hugely emotional experience for everyone involved, but importantly the first one that directly involved our boys so I won’t be quite as...
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Jan
25
So We are now one year into meeting our boys. It’s insane to think its been a whole 12 months which seems like a lifetime ago but also no time at all. Seems like a good time to pick up the trail Again now……..So approval panel! For those who know skip the next...
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Oct
19
So its national adoption week so felt only right that i brought everyone upto speed. So did we dance the dance? Play the Game? NO. We sat on the sofa and looked at each other, with a vacant slightly expectant look on each others faces. I said to my other half: Do we need to wait,...
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Sep
18
My ability to exercise my patience now has grown immeasurably during this whole journey. It was safe to say though I was more than eager to check my inbox! There it was, a reply! So soon. We all know that social services are massively underfunded and as a result social workers...
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Sep
14
So… after a long all to familiar drive home I found myself flitting between silence, disbelief, tears, and elation. This was it, the moment I had dreamt of my whole life. I WAS going to become a father. We purposefully hadn’t told anyone what was happening that day in...
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Aug
12
SO… Here we are, Again. Sat in a room equally as small, windowless, warm and brightly lit. A different room to last time nonetheless. Was this a conscious act of consideration on their part, probably not? We were clutching at straws when it came to keeping composure and...
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Mar
09
So here I was, still numb, confused and fucked off….. I didn’t know and worryingly neither did anyone else. We spoke to ‘the manager’ who seemed confused and embarrassed but committed to our cause. I explained that given the incompetence of the social...
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Mar
07
So for those of you who dont know its LGBT Adoption/Fostering week.         A week I can now champion having processed the past 8 months. For those of you who have been following our journey, we took a pretty unexpected turn back in June 2017. I have spent a long time processing...
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Mar
26
So before we reminisce: Its been a pretty full on few months. The past five days we’ve under gone  massive refit and are now doubling our space over the next three weeks. The one thing this has made me certain of is my ability to deal with difficult situations and peoples...
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Mar
19
SO Sheila wasn’t wrong. Shortly after we spoke on what will forever be ‘that Wednesday’ the requests for information started. They came thick and fast, relentless and all consuming. Sheila had forewarned me that she was certain this would be the part I would...
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