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.
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.
17 April 2015, by We Are Family
She was just 8 at the time and she was being asked if she wanted to stay in the home she had known for - at that point - over 2 yrs with people who cared for her and offered her the only real security she had ever really known - at the expense of staying with her brothers. Or to continue to wait for... well, the totally unknown.
20 March 2015, by We Are Family
We know they are happy, we know they have attached, we know they feel like we are a family. Yet regardless of all that we also know that our son's lives to date have taught them that nothing is for sure and that families are not permanent.
06 March 2015, by We Are Family
No child is perfect and my partner and I reassure ourselves of that every time we have a particularly bad day. Our sons are good boys - on the whole, but truth is not a day goes by when we are not reprimanding both of them pretty much throughout the day.
24 October 2014, by We Are Family
Last Saturday the charity Open Nest held their first conference 'Taking Care' in York. A host of august adoption speakers were there. I am proud that we were invited too. It was a room full mainly of adopters, but also of adoptees, social workers and other professionals.
10 October 2014, by We Are Family
From the moment we started introducing our new sons to friends and family, something bothered me greatly and over time my initial frustration has grown.
We are not wealthy, but being older more financially secure parents we have stability and a lifestyle that we have had plenty of child free (DINKY) years to work towards.