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Introductions

The Twelve Blogs of Christmas #9: 1 plus 3 makes 4 this Christmas.

By Attachment, Becoming a family, Christmas, Introductions, Placement, Same sex parenting, Siblings, We are Family No Comments

Christmas has been different this year. The decorations are up, the cake and turkey were cooked and eaten but something else happened. It was months in the limbo stage; all the usual social services blurb and all the red tape, and now suddenly she’s here in time for the celebrations. Our beautiful daughter! This is our second time around and most…

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The Twelve Blogs of Christmas #1: Twinkle in the Sky

By Adoption assessment, Becoming a family, Christmas, Family, Fostering, Introductions, Parenting, Placement, We are Family No Comments

Christmas can often be a time for reflection on what went before. “Auntie, your baby is a twinkle in the sky.” had said my beautiful, little freckly niece soon after my summer wedding. I will never forget those words. The winter that followed was tough. It was freezing, the country covered in snow. I sat at my office desk, consumed…

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Introductions: A How To… Guide

By Becoming a family, Family, Introductions, Parenting, Placement, We are Family No Comments

Reflecting back over my husband’s and my experiences of the adoption process from preparation and assessment through to being matched and Introductions, it strikes me that every step of the way we would have benefited from some basic tips; a kind of “How To… “guide to get us through some of the more challenging aspects of it all.

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