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Oh… it’s been a while!

I don’t know if I can still do this, but all this reflection on the last decade has made me wonder. I’m not sure how much I have to say, or what I should share. But I have missed this … Continue reading

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A (never to be sent) letter to a birthmum

Dear X At this time of year, my thoughts often turn to you. Between mother’s day, his birthday and the anniversary of him moving, we have a lot of memories during March. I often wonder how you are doing, I … Continue reading

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6 years ago…

6 years ago today we were having our last child free evening. 6 years ago we thought we knew. 6 years ago we thought we understood. 6 years ago we thought we’d be some of the lucky few with a seemingly unaffected … Continue reading

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Fixed by adoption?

A common held belief is that once a child is adopted into a nice family, all the issues that they had will vanish. There is a whole battalion of adoptive parents who would like everyone to know that is it … Continue reading

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Then something else happens…

I am, this evening, feeling incredibly sad…but hoping (I have to hope) that we can make progress and improve things. Boyo has been more stressed, more anxious, more fearful than normal this holiday. We put it down to our week away, … Continue reading

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February memories…

It’s the end of February half term, a time that is filled with memories for me – both joyous and sad. So it fits that this week’s #WASO over at the Adoption Social is ‘Look how far we’ve come’ 8 … Continue reading

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Attachment disorder and boyo

I realised whilst at work earlier this week, that although some people know that our eldest boy has difficulties, I have been quite resolute in telling people that things are okay. They aren’t okay, but it makes conversations easier if … Continue reading

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A meeting…

Today we met Jelly’s birthmum, and I like her… I don’t have any notes of the meeting, it felt awful trying to write as she was speaking, but thankfully our lovely SW took lots of notes… just have to wait … Continue reading

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Adoption Forum

Last night we went to the first Adoption Forum held by Bradford Council. It was the continuation of a process that had started early in the year when the Lead Member for Children on our Local Council came to our … Continue reading

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Protected: Feeling a bit blah…

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