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The Questions #16 A peek into how we do family.

20140315_120934How and when does your child/children wake you in the morning?

I am very lucky because my daughter is a late riser. During term time I have to drag her out of bed at 7a.m and in the holidays it can be 8 or later!

Why adoption?
I gave up on waiting for Mr Right and decided to look for a master or
miss – right to have the family I’d always wanted.

From start of assessment to bringing your child home how long did the process take?
I attended a November induction course and finally met and brought home my beautiful girl 19 months later.

How could it be improved?
I think the time from my daughter moving in with me to her legally becoming
mine could have been shorter. It was 9 long months.

What has been the biggest surprise?
How quickly we settled in to life together and how soon it was before I
couldn’t remember life before she came.

How was the assessment process?
I was lucky, it went smoothly and I had a social worker who was easy to
talk to.

What’s your favorite thing to do together?
Sharing and making up our own stories, baking and hunting for Gruffalos.

What makes you and your family laugh?
She does, she has such a unique view of the world and amazing
imagination and is always saying the funniest things.

The best thing about being a parent?
Seeing the world through my daughter’s eyes and never knowing what will
happen next.

The hardest thing about being a parent?
Being a single parent it can be full on sometimes not having someone to
bounce ideas off or tell you it will be ok.

The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child?
Be yourself. Try not to have to many ‘what ifs’ in your life.

What time do you go to bed?
Later than I intend to – usually by 11 on a school night.

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