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Officially linked

April 17, 2014

Phew, I am now officially and definite linked with 2 gorgeous boys.

Their social worker came out and met me to give me more information about them. After a long talk, I was left with their CPRs and told to take time in making a decision. It still just feels very right to me. They seem to be really well matched to me and their areas of need are strengths of mine so hopefully we will prove to be perfect for each other.

Now waiting for lots of appointments and dates to be booked. There is already talk of booking a date for matching panel which is much quicker than my experience last time. Fingers crossed for a nice smooth process and my beautiful boys could be home in the summer!


Link link link!

April 10, 2014

Finally, some good news to share. I have been linked with 2 lovely boys from the LA.

I’m not sure whether I’m technically linked because I think that happens after I meet (and impress) their social worker but I feel so positively about this link.

When I read their profile, I was completely drawn to them. The older sibling is a little older than I originally intended to look at but it just felt very right. Now I am super excited and waiting to hear from their social worker to get a meeting booked.

Exciting times!

Nothing goes smoothly

January 11, 2014

I haven’t updated this blog in an absolute age and I’m afraid it hasn’t been for good reasons.

A couple of weeks after meeting the child’s social worker and being officially linked I got a call from my social worker. Birth mum was pregnant again and it was expected that they would want to place both babies together. Unfortunately, as a single adopter I just didn’t think I could cope with that and had to make the decision to pull out (although I was given the option to adopt both). I took this very hard (as expected) especially as I kept being given news  that could get my hopes up, only for them to come crashing down again.

I had a lovely family Christmas before getting back on the adoption rollercoaster and only one week into the new year already things have been crazy. I was approached about the possibility of another baby and a decision was due to be made about which family to progress with. I then got news that this decision has been delayed for 2 weeks.

I have learnt that nothing ever runs smoothly but apparently I haven’t learnt to keep my emotions in check. So at the moment I’m doing a lot more waiting. Waiting 2 weeks to see if I will be linked with this baby, waiting for the next surprise hurdle and still waiting to become a mummy 😦

Fingers crossed for good news soon!


November 24, 2013

The meeting went very well and I’m officially linked!!!

I was very nervous and there were some sleepless nights but things seemed very positive right from the start. The SW talked me through some information on the baby and gave me the CPR and medical information. The issues I had previously been slightly concerned about seem to be almost non-issues but there is (as always) a slight legal hurdle so that may end up causing some delays.

We’ve made appointments for me to meet the foster carer in a few weeks time and I can’t wait. Placement will be slightly delayed because of the legal side but hopefully not too far into 2014 I will finally be a mummy! Keep your fingers crossed that everything runs smoothly (I’m aware that these things rarely do!)