Yesterday everything became real. We aren't just being assessed to be approved to be adoptive parents. We WILL become parents (subject to approval of course). Our social worker decided to do our profile before the Christmas break and sent it to us yesterday. It's a really nice write up including a few pictures (which I … Continue reading Not Just an Assessment
Stage 2 has officially started. We had a 2.5 hour session with the social worker talking about our relationship and support networks. We were asked questions about how we met, why we think our relationship works, how it might change when we have children, and things like that. Nothing massively intrusive, just a kind of … Continue reading Stage 2 Assessment – Session 1
This week has seen some good and bad from the adoption agency. I think there may be some cracks in their seemingly well organised processes. We received an email from the 'Training Team' about the preparation group we are booked on next week, which detailed where it is and what time to get there, along … Continue reading Cracks?
Good news everyone! We've been accepted into the adoption process. What's more, the adoption agency actually managed to reply to us within the maximum time-frame they had allotted themselves. Now the process begins in earnest. Welcome to Stage 1 of the Adoption Approval Process. We had been expecting a phone call to confirm whether or … Continue reading Information Overload
Well... I've never been nervous about posting a letter before, but then I don't think I've ever posted something which will change our lives in such a significant way as this will. Today's the day we officially register our interest in starting the process of being approved for adoption. That's a bit of a mouthful, so … Continue reading A New Chapter
I've never really thought about writing a blog before, mostly because I haven't really had anything worthwhile to write about, until now at least. My partner and I are a gay couple and we are about to start the process of applying to adopt. I have always wanted to have children, but had pretty much given up … Continue reading Starting to start our family