11 August 2015, by We Are Family
We are four days into our summer holiday. Last night was an unusually late night out and not so surprisingly (but in fact quite uncharacteristically) the children are sleeping late this morning, needless to say I am making the most of this rare occurrence and I am enjoying a well deserved lie-in.
08 August 2015, by We Are Family
We felt we had such a lot of joy in our lives that it would be good to share that with children who perhaps didn't; I never felt an overwhelming need to be a biological parent.
05 August 2015, by We Are Family
I always wanted to adopt. Since I was a little girl. Only I thought I’d make a few myself first – you know, to try on.
31 July 2015, by We Are Family
Each year since our son moved in we have been travelling across the pond to see family. It takes almost two days to get there, so we stay for a fortnight in Grandmama's house.
We just did our third trip.
Here's is what I have learned over the past three trips. Much of it is advice from parents and carers, who have passed on their best advice.
24 July 2015, by We Are Family
I am transported back to when I was about 6 years old and it was a very heavy winter with snow blizzards and freezing ice on the roads.
10 July 2015, by We Are Family
I would, if I could, give these gifts to you…
A bottle full of dreams high in the sky
A spark of light from the bottom of a volcano
A fight for the night
And a songbird that will drop a long feather, as warm as can be
02 July 2015, by We Are Family
It was the briefest of moments, but a moment that has filled me with guilt and which I know will stay with me forever.
25 June 2015, by We Are Family
It happened so quickly that I didn’t have the chance to explain to her that not only would I not be coming home in time to cook her tea, bath her and carry her to bed, but that I would be gone for six whole days. I was just gone, absent without warning and it felt unbearable.
19 June 2015, by We Are Family
"Stop it, Daddy" was the cry. When she first told me she didn't love me, I said it was ok, I loved her and always would. But it became a more frequent song, culminating in a frighteningly earnest, "Is it ok if I don't love you, Daddy?"
09 June 2015, by We Are Family
I found the prep' course that adopters go through to be quite comprehensive and of great value, it's hard to imagine that in the past adopters were offered none of this information to prepare them for what in some cases are huge challenges, but for everybody is something new and unknown.