And Then There Were Four Book Review

When we were considering adoption, way back in 2014, I devoured as many books as I could possibly find on the subject.  I wanted to go into the whole process with my eyes wide open, knowing as much as I…

19 Things We’ve Learnt From Adopting!

We were so lucky, almost 24 months ago, to be able to complete our family with Little Miss (now 7) and Little Sir (almost 5).  That was when our adventures began! In the first few months of adopting, we discovered…

9 Questions To Ask A Foster Carer

One of the biggest moments of our adoption journey was talking to the children’s foster carer. I’m not a big fan of talking on the phone at the best of times, so to phone up a complete stranger and ask…

Why I Love Hey Duggee : Changing Perceptions

I was busy watching Hey Duggee with my 4 year old just before school the other morning (as you do) and asking him a whole bunch of annoying mum questions. ‘Why are they called Squirrels when they are clearly not?’…

The Dream Versus The Reality : Letter To …

I recently read a fantastic letter by Clare over at Mudpie Fridays where she wrote a letter to herself before she had her children.  I love this idea, and as it wasn’t that long ago since the children came home, I…

Adoption And Why It’s Part Of …

Since beginning my blog, I have had so many people approach and say that they have considered adopting. They come from all backgrounds with so many different stories and reasons as to why they want to adopt. Some have birth children…

Preparing To Adopt : After Approval Panel

So you have been approved to adopt? That is such an exciting time.  It’s probably taken you a year or so to get to this stage and you have been through so much.  Group preparations where they have told you…