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Four Years

Four years ago today you arrived in our home twinkly and tiny and so brave under the circumstances...  Or did we misread that? In retrospect you must have been flooded with fear...

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Bounce Back Blog: The Diagnosis

I attended a lecture recently where I again heard the assertion that autism and ADHD are over-diagnosed in our kids.  I had to raise the point that in a system where support is only given where there’s a diagnosis, are they surprised?  Is it wrong?  

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Tribute to a Foster Mum

My husband and I were scared witless the first time we met our son’s foster mum. She didn’t make eye contact with either of us and her body language was closed - hostile, even. Both arms wrapped tightly across her soft bosom.

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The Never-Ending Family

Since we first read about our daughter, we’ve known that there were half siblings out there somewhere, in other adoptive families. This knowledge, which we had but she did not, has felt very heavy.

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Getting it right.

Our children knowing that we love them is so important to us adoptive parents and is surely not something that we can simply take for granted...

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Why Getting A Dog Has Been The Best Thing Ever*

My son started some animal handling therapy two years ago.  He loved it so much and it was just wonderful watching his confidence grow as he learned how to handle and care for the animals...Well, we thought!  A few months later we brought home our own gorgeous cockapoo pup.

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Rollercoaster

We were told that our adoptive lives would be a rollercoaster ride, weren't we? My day started on a dizzy high, and now I'm sitting here feeling like I've been turned inside out.

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Pick Me!

The last few weeks have not been the best healthwise.

I’ve been wracked with a confusing pain and fatigue in every joint, leaving me unable to complete the most basic of tasks – let alone care for my daughter in the way that I am used to.

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