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Trauma

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Out of the blue – A lesson in patience.

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.

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Ask the 8 year old

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.

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You Won't Ever Leave Me Will You?

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.

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I Want to be a Superhero

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.

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#takingcare

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.

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Lucky?

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.

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