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All Was Good.

My siblings and I grew up being told by many around us what good parents we had and I guess we have always accepted that at face value...

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Terminology that comes easy

I admit that  I am an older mum, but my brain hasn't gone to mush. I am not stupid, in fact I am quite clever - so why does the playground expectation and language floor me every time?   

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People's Good Intentions

I hate being this boring but if I could write a letter to all those wonderful non-adopter mums, neighbours, friends and family, it would definitely include the following 10 points: 

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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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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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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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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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