16. Two months and a trip to Hemel later…

March saw us hit a red-bricked-bureaucratic wall. Trump-like in size and dictatorial nature, an immovable and nonsensical bullshit barrier, seemingly designed to prevent capable, well meaning people from adopting traumatised children. Hang on a second whilst I clamber down from my pedestal and take a deep breath. Actually, now we're tentatively moving forward and the … Continue reading 16. Two months and a trip to Hemel later…

7. Inbetweeners

We've submitted our Stage One documents. Hurrah. As it turns out, writing my chronology wasn't as painful as I'd feared; whilst the act of transcribing life's hits and misses on a timeline isn't the most pleasurable way to spend a Sunday morning (the addition of a Bloody Mary and bacon buttie would have made it … Continue reading 7. Inbetweeners

2. Before the beginning

Like many people we did a little ‘shopping around’ when it came to selecting an adoption agency and went to a few different information evenings. The first (voluntary organisation) was a little disorganised, the speaker arrived late and we were somewhat non-plussed by the presentation…although given we’d read every shred of information we could find … Continue reading 2. Before the beginning