Why We Adopted A Sibling Group

Over two years ago now, Mr N and I were sat in our Adoption Preparation Groups, listening to the Social Workers talk about the needs of children who were waiting to be adopted. We heard about children with attachment disorders,…

Finding A Mum Tribe: Adoption Stories

I’m going to admit something here straight off! Although I’m very much in love with my kids, and wouldn’t change how they came to be part of the family, I’m really jealous! I’m hugely, painfully, annoyingly jealous of anyone who…

The Challenges Of Adopting Older Children

Imagine the following scenario: You are on the look out for a new partner.  You find them online, read a bit about them, hear a little bit about their likes and dislikes and see their photo. You are pretty sure…

Safeguarding Adopted Children At School

Starting school is stressful for any parent but for parents who have adopted their children or who are in the process of adopting them, it can be extra stressful.  Sending a child who is not yet fully attached to their…

Dear Teacher: Things I’d like you …

Dear Teacher I have been where you are many times before. I have been excited on the first day to meet my class and get to know them better. I have enjoyed the relaxation of the first few days –…

What A Difference A Year Makes In …

Exactly this time last year, we were sitting as we are now, watching CountryFile and listening out for any noise from Little Miss and Little Sir who had just moved in.  The weight of what we were doing was heavy…