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Our big adoption friendly / attachment aware school choice gamble.

Almost three years ago, we met our fabulous children and started family life together. While in the throes of building a family relationship and surviving instant parenting of a 1 & 3 year old, we were pressured by our children's social worker to select and apply for our daughters school place fairly early into our placement. Under time pressure, not knowing many local families with school aged children and being fairly emotionally exhausted, I will admit to doing fairly limited local research… visiting one school...

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Our big adoption friendly / attachment aware school choice gamble.

The Diagnosis

It’s been one week since my son was diagnosed at St Thomas’ with ASD (Autism), ADHD, ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and major emotional regulation difficulties.  He was diagnosed by a panel consisting of a Paediatrician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist who spent 3 hours assessing him.  They were thorough, professional and understanding.  

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The Diagnosis

In the eyes of the beholder.

I have just come me home from a wedding where one of the guests leaned across the table  and asked "Is that your daughter running around?" When I answered in the affirmative she triumphantly announced to the table "I knew it! She is the absolute image of you! It's like someone has taken a blue print of you and put it into a little person.”

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In the eyes of the beholder.

Reawakening - Tiara 2

When booking a recent holiday to DisneyWorld, my partner searched online for recommendations of essential things to do, and regardless of how inappropriate I felt it would be for our family he duly booked 'Dinner with the Disney Princesses'.

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Reawakening - Tiara 2

Daddies are bad.

Daddies are bad because they say the mushroom pool is closed for swimming because they want to go the heated warm one instead.

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Daddies are bad.

My Summer of WAF

I want to thank We Are Family for building such an incredibly supportive network of adoptive parents because I am blown away by the families I now have in my life. 

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My Summer of WAF

Seeing school through troubled eyes - PAC-UK’s latest launch

‘We can’t closely supervise 31 children. We can’t tell 31 sets of parents what their child has done each day. We can’t treat him differently…

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Seeing school through troubled eyes - PAC-UK’s latest launch

The First Time.

When I found your profile you were 5 years old and I fell in love instantly - they say you know when you find the one, but to be honest I didn't believe them.

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The First Time.

My mum's sausage rolls.

Thanks for always making me laugh Dad. I hope I can give my daughter the same. 

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My mum's sausage rolls.

Projection.

...I don’t have any answers. It just hurts. And I pray that the projections are very, very wrong.

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Projection.

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