IMG_8668How and when does your child/children wake you in the morning?
Our son usually comes into our room about 5:50am and gets into bed for cuddles and we try and catnap for 10 minutes or so together.

Why adoption?
We wanted to be a family and this was the next step for us.

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

How could it be improved?
It was a very trying time being assessed and we felt our social worker didn’t understand us. It was frustrating and we just wanted to get approved and move on to the next chapter. I think the changes have been made to speed up the process now.

What has been the biggest surprise?
How constantly tired we feel

How was the assessment process?
Tiring but we felt we were transparent and that gave us faith to keep on with it.

What’s your favourite thing to do together?
Hugging

What makes you and your family laugh?
Us dancing together at the weekend in the kitchen in our pyjamas.

The best thing about being a parent?
Waking up and seeing his face.

The hardest thing about being a parent?
Hoping that we get it right enough so that he grows up and is a balanced, happy and joyful adult.

The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child?
To be open minded.

What time do you go to bed?
9:30pm

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