Tag Archives: #NaBloPoMo

Sometimes it is right to be angry

A short time ago I flicked through from my Twitter feed to this article from ITV news: “Growing number of parents flee to Ireland over forced adoption fears“. After reading I retweeted the original link from @theonehandman adding “ouch” to the retweet: I … Continue reading

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Social media: life through a screen

A few days ago I wrote a short paean to Twitter. Today I’ve been involved in quite a lengthy and thoughtful discussion about social media in general, including dangers and worries and safety issues, the questions it raises for Foster … Continue reading

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In which I note, again, quite how much I have to learn …

Today was one of those days when I look at my life as it is, and I wonder how on earth the future as I hope it will be, is ever going to work. It was a non-stop day. Up early, I … Continue reading

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Honouring their stories: an evening of reading children’s CPRs

Sometimes being a prospective adopter is hard. This evening I have spent a good part of my evening reading CPRs (Child Permanence Reports). These reports detail a child’s history (personal, family, health); the various events, records and interventions that will … Continue reading

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How fantastic is Twitter?

How fantastic is Twitter? The discussion started with a simply question: was War Horse, yesterday’s BBC1 viewing, going to end really sadly? (The consensus response – a clear yes in case anyone still needs to know!). During the chat, someone cross-referenced … Continue reading

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Secrets: a prospective adopter’s thoughts

This week’s TheAdoptionSocial #WASO theme is Secrets. It has set me thinking. I see where secrets can be both forces for good and drivers of conflict for any family with children in residence. I can envisage stories of deep trauma, … Continue reading

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Time for a half-way review: #NaBloPoMo Day 15

It’s #NaBloPoMo day 15: time for a half-way review. So far I have kept it up, this challenge to blog every day for a month. It hasn’t always been easy though: I regularly find myself writing up to the deadline … Continue reading

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