questions to ask a foster carer

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 …

Hey Duggee

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?’ …

adoption

Adoption And Why It’s Part Of Our Story

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

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 …

self care

Self Care Is So Important When Adopting

When we were at the beginning of our adoption journey, one of the sessions we attended was listening to people who had already adopted. It was designed so that we could hear what adoption was really like and have the …

adoption and moving house

Adoption And Moving House : Our Adoption Story

Several years ago, when we were first considering adoption, we were told that, under no circumstance, should we move house in the first few years.  It was made very clear to use that adoption and moving house did not go …

Christmas

Christmas A Year Later : Our Adoption Story

Last Christmas was our first one as an adoptive family.  The children had been home for about 6 months, which then felt like a lifetime. We were so excited to be finally having a Christmas with our children, and our …