22 August 2014, by We Are Family
Most of us new parents came to adoption later than many of our peer group came to parenting, often it is after many years of trying for a birth child and many more attempting to 'put right' whatever issues were preventing that from happening naturally.
08 August 2014, by We Are Family
I have a fear. It has two faces. One looks internally and gnaws at my well-being; the other externally and stands me on the edge of a very deep chasm, strong wind at my back.
25 July 2014, by We Are Family
I was trying to remember what life was like before it got turned upside down some 18 months ago. If I’m honest the start of the journey was more like 5 years ago; my husband summed it up only last night, we had a little dude shaped hole in our lives that needed filling.
18 July 2014, by We Are Family
For us falling in love was easy and instant - from the very moment we met our sons. For the boys it of course took longer - they needed to settle, they needed to attach, subconsciously they needed to allow themselves to love again.
11 July 2014, by We Are Family
My parents were pretty dysfunctional as I remember and I had a chaotic life. But my wife says I married 'up' and with a whole load of therapy, many geographicals and a hefty swig of courage I got over my past and stepped into the shoes of the person I am today.
04 July 2014, by We Are Family
Two years ago I became Mum to an adorable, charming child who I can’t imagine life without but still no adoption order. The delay? She has undiagnosed complex needs, and I need financial support to ensure she gets the support she so deserves.
27 June 2014, by We Are Family
These days it is a year ago that We Are Family saw the light of day.
20 June 2014, by We Are Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about The Lovely Daughter. What shocks me is that I cannot remember how it felt not to have her in our lives.
13 June 2014, by We Are Family
It was said so casually – a matter-of-fact statement that temporarily stopped the room. It was just me and my youngest daughter visiting my mum; the eldest and her dad having stayed in London.