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Questions #8 A peek into how we do family.

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How and when does your child/children wake you in the morning?
If we are lucky, we wake him.

Why adoption?
Because of personal circumstance and we wanted to have a family.
Because it is great to be able to give a child a safe, loving, stable
home they might not otherwise have had. Because it is a fascinating
journey and one that makes you understand and appreciate life more

From start of assessment to bringing your child home how long did the
process take?
2 years.

How could it be improved?
It is less about the speed and more about the right match. Permanency plans should be (continued to be) considered for any child considered at risk as early as possible.

What has been the biggest surprise?
The physical challenge.

How was the assessment process?
Long. At times difficult and frustrating. Thorough.

What’s your favourite thing to do together?
Read. Play. Sitting on a beach with child between us, having a snack.

What makes you and your family laugh?
A lot of little things.
The best thing about being a parent?
Getting a spontaneous kiss or cuddle.

The hardest thing about being a parent?
Lack of sleep.

The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child?
Don’t judge your parents too harshly until you have children of your own.

What time do you go to bed?

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