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Linking and Matching Part 1: the practicalities

I decided that Linking and Matching required a whole blog post of their own for, at least to me, it was a strange, difficult, edge of the seat, challenging time. However, now I’ve started I’ve found out I have so much to … Continue reading

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I have previously written of my Approval Panel – a happy, odd, good occasion, shared with my lovely amazing mother (and my thoughtful and supportive Social Worker too). Spotting, opening and reading the notification from the Agency Decision Maker (ADM) a few days … Continue reading

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The “Adoption Wait”

I don’t really know why they (we) call what we go through between initial enquiry and placement the Adoption Process or even the Adoption Journey. If I am honest I suspect those in the know must surely refer to it as … Continue reading

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The Big Day Arrives: Do help yourself to coffee …

Mum had stayed the night before. We were circling around each other doing bits of sporadic tidying and washing up and other day-to-day chores. I was ok, not too nervous, but a little on edge. Mum was watchful, also edgy, subtly keeping an eye on … Continue reading

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Forever. A word much in my mind at the moment. What will my future look like? Who will I share it with? What should I be doing now to help make sure it is the best possible forever? I am … Continue reading

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Blogger navel-gazing: brevity or stories as they come?

Over the last few days I’ve been pondering about this blog and how I can make it better. You know while pulling the duvet over my head rather than getting up. Or surfing the internet. Or just staring into space. It … Continue reading

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Tales of assessment: all about Stage 2

Having posted about my adoption process last so long ago I had to go back through my own blog to see what I’d written and even so I’m not really sure where to start again. If only I had written this … Continue reading

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