The bottomless iceberg

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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Panel, Planning and Panic

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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Strictly Come Dancing

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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Picnic Pie and protocol

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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swipe right

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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Trials, Tribulations & Testing Times

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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Chronological Chaos

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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