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 : 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 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…

Adoption : There Are Always Two Sides To …

Recently I have become increasingly concerned with posts I have been seeing on Social Media with regards to adoption. I am so aware, having adopted children, that there are always two sides to a story, and that each story can…

Dear Teacher: Please Consider The Walk Of …

Dear Teacher, I know that you are only doing your job.  And believe me, I know how stressful it can be.  Day in day out, what you really want to be doing is to spend your time teaching, but instead…

Managing Christmas As A Newly Adoptive Parent

Christmas! My favourite time of the year. I’ve always loved the lights, the celebrations, the family time. It’s just perfect. So, I had high expectations for Christmas with our newly adopted children. After all, Christmas is for the kids isn’t…

9 Things Not To Say To Adoptive Parents

I recently read a brilliant post by the lovely Catie over at www.diaryofanimperfectmum.com entitled 10 Things Not To Ask An Autism Parent which had me nodding along from beginning to end.  It got me thinking about the types of things…