Tag Archives: emotionally drained

For my father

Twenty years ago, this evening, I walked – well half ran – into a room along from the front desk in a hospital. Escorted by staff whose response I will never forget, as soon as I tentatively said his name I was rushed down a corridor and … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Life in all its many colours | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Linking and Matching Part 2: getting personal

So … yes this is linking and matching part 2! If you’re interested in the basics of what happens during linking and matching – how it works, who does what, where you can go to see which children might meet … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Adoption | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The ricochet

I am ricocheting. As this blog seems to have already taken a confessional turn it feels right to use this space to help me explore and document, if only for myself, my struggle as I ricochet. Initial observations: I am … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments