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The Activity Day

I’d seen the TV programme. I’d talked to my social worker. I’d read the odd article and surfed around on the internet. I’d watched with interest as friends online talked about their views and thoughts. I’d been sort of glad … 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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Navigating my first Exchange Day

Getting there “Keep going you reckon?” “I think so, yep … oh here, here” My mother, driving, pulls in to an unfamiliar car park. She pauses and we look around trying to work out what next. “Shall we go a … 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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Time: a strange creature indeed

Time is a strange creature. I think we all recognise this, however there are definitely experiences that bring it home to you particularly acutely. Going through the new adoption process is one of those experiences. To recap, the new process involves … Continue reading

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Very firmly #NotTheSelfieGeneration

Yesterday I blogged on the challenges of matching – unquestionably real, potentially life-changing challenges that have kept me thinking, worrying, hoping, pondering, analysing, digging deep and then deeper. Well today I want to talk about a (hopefully) rather more superficial … Continue reading

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Yet more learning and thinking, and a few words on the tribulations of (theoretical) matching

Hello again … I haven’t posted for ages, and have reached the stage where the buzzing possible posts tumbling around in my head exceed my time to write, my decision-making over what to focus on, or my energy to be creative. … Continue reading

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